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14 Biopics That Prove Tough Times Make Strong Men

Fiction is great and all but when a story of a real-life hero emerges, we’re the first ones to the theater. Why? Originality is the keyword here. Look, life isn’t a perfect story but it will be true to its core and that’s what life is too. Isn’t it? It is incredible to see how a person can live a life which can be told in form of a story. Don’t you wish you lived a movie-like existence?  If not, then here is a list of movies that may change your perception.

1. I’m Not There

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‘I’m Not There’ is a 2007 biographical musical drama film, inspired by the life and music of American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Six actors depict different facets of Dylan’s public personas through amazing performances by Christian Bale, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw and Cate Blanchett.

The names on the list above makes this film a must watch.

IMDb rating: 7

2. Capote

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The film is a look at the life of Truman Capote (1924-1984), an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor, who travels to Kansas with his partner to research a murder case for his new book. When he arrives in Kansas, he develops compassion towards the killers and consequently finds himself in a relationship with one of them.

A must watch for people who are interestned in the life of an acclaimed writer. 

Warning: You will either be intrigued by his distinguished accent or you may completely hate it.

IMDb rating: 7.4

3. The Fighter

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‘The Fighter’ is a 2010 American biographical sports drama film, based on the lives of professional boxer Micky Ward and his older half-brother Dicky Eklund, a recovering heroin addict. 

Watch it for the stellar performances by Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale.

IMDb rating: 7.8

4. The Aviator

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The Aviator is a 2004 American epic biographical drama movie based on the 1993 non-fiction book, Howard Hughes: The Secret Life by Charles Higham. The movie portrays his life from 1927–1947 during which Hughes became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Does that make it interesting enough for you? Well, it should and if not, go watch the trailer first.

IMDb rating: 7.5

5. Ip Man

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‘Ip Man’ is a 2008 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun and teacher of Bruce Lee.

It is considered as one of the best movies in the Chinese film Industry and is packed with action, drama, and emotion. After all, it is a biopic, and you can not miss the amazing Chinese culture and the dedication of the man who taught Bruce Lee.

IMDb rating: 8.1

6. Milk

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If you dare to see what life looks like through the eyes of a gay man then you should totally watch ‘Milk’. The 2008 American biographical film is based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk. This guy was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Watch the trailer first if you are still undecided.

IMDb rating: 7.6

7. Chaplin

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‘Chaplin’ is a 1992 biographical comedy-drama film about the life of British comedian Charlie Chaplin. Do I need to say more? Ok fine, Robert Downey Jr plays Chaplin! 

IMDb rating: 7.6

8. The Theory of Everything

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Who does not know the famous Stephen Hawking, but did you also know the story behind the struggles he encountered in his early days. ‘The Theory of Everything’ is a 2014 British biographical romantic drama film which you definitely can not afford to miss. This movie is a masterpiece and takes musical score, cinematography, and the performance to another level.

IMDb rating: 7.7

9. A Beautiful Mind

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People call it a movie with a difference – More than anything, it’s realistic. ‘A Beautiful Mind’ is biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The story revolves around Nash developing a new concept of governing dynamics, the psychology of a man, mathematical philosophies for real-life experiences supported by one single pillar all along the way, the love of his life, his wife Alicia Nash. Watch the movie for the uniqueness it has to offer and many secrets that lie ahead of you and I promise you will not regret it but will be more than astonished for the strength it has in its storyline and background music.

It is the kind of a plot that will leave you mesmerized and will stay with you forever.

IMDb rating: 8.2

10. The Man Who Knew Infinity

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‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ is one of the latest entrants in the list. It is a British biographical drama film(2015) based on the life of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

If you are looking for some real-life inspiration then this is your best bet. The movie stars Dev Patel as Srinivasa Ramanujan, a real-life mathematician who grows up poor in Madras, India, and earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I. This is where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor G. H. Hardy.

IMDb rating: 7.2

11. The Imitation Game

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If you are a Benedict Cumberbatch fan then ‘The Imitation Game’ won’t disappoint you at all. It is one of the best movies depicting the life of Alan Turing, an English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher and theoretical biologist. 

Turing invented the computer age in which we all are living right now. The plot revolves around the time when Britain declares war on Germany in 1939 and Britishers need a method to decrypt the Enigma machine, which the Nazis used to send coded messages.

IMDb rating: 8

12. American Splendor

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‘American Splendor’ is a 2003 biographical comedy-drama movie based on the life of Harvey Pekar, the author of the American Splendor comic book series. 

This is what Nell Minow, a film critic has to say about the movie, “The characters in “American Splendor” are so weird and their lifestyles are so odd that it is sometimes difficult to tell whether they are real people or cartoon characters.”

IMDb rating: 7.5

13. Eddie the Eagle

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How would you feel if your coach said that you could never make it to the team for the one thing you have been preparing all your life for? It could be very disheartening seeing yourself as an incompetent man, right? Watch ‘Eddie the Eagle’, a biographical sports comedy-drama film based on the life of Michael Edwards, a British skier, who in 1988 became the first ever competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping despite all the roadblocks he had to face

IMDb rating: 7.4

14. Rush

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This is a story about two extremely skilled Formula One racers, James Hunt and Niki Lauda, who have an intense rivalry with each other. This movie takes you back to the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season and Hans Zimmer’s music is just the icing on the cake. 

IMDb rating: 8.1

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