It's no wonder that 'The King's Speech'
(opening Nov. 26) is generating a lot of Oscar talk. Besides boasting an acclaimed lead performance by Colin Firth, the movie tells the true story of a person who overcame long odds and personal obstacles to do something extraordinary In other words, it's a classic biopic, and the Academy loves those.
But then, so do we all. We're fascinated by larger-than-life tales of real-world heroes (or villains). In fact, at Moviefone, so many of our favorite movies are biopics that we had a hard time whittling down a list to just 25 favorites. (If we omitted one of yours, tell us below.) Check out the following list, see 'The King's Speech,' and let us know if you think it deserves a spot on the list as well.
My Left Foot
No one expects much from Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis), a boy with cerebral palsy born into a working-class... Read More
Elizabeth Tudor (Cate Blanchett) becomes queen of a divided and dangerous England in 1558. She is roundly... Read More
Boys Don't Cry
Young female-to-male transgender Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank) leaves his hometown under threat when his... Read More
A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit... Read More
Businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune from World... Read More
Biography of controversial World War II hero General George S. Patton. The film covers his wartime activities... Read More
This acclaimed biographical drama presents major events in the life of Mohandas Gandhi (Ben Kingsley),... Read More
Underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar, portrayed by Paul Giamatti but also appearing as himself,... Read More
Legendary soul musician Ray Charles is portrayed by Jamie Foxx in this Oscar-winning biopic. Young Ray... Read More
Young Mr. Lincoln
In this dramatized account of his early law career in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln (Henry Fonda) is born... Read More
Based on Satrapi's graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe.... Read More
In 1972, Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) and his then-lover Scott Smith leave New York for San Francisco, with... Read More
The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After... Read More