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Top 10 Greatest Biopics of All Time

Biographies can be of every kind- ones that tell humble stories to the ones that speak of the starriest lives. Here are 10 of the greatest biopics made so far.

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Malcolm X

Malcolm X

A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of self-determination and racial pride.

2

Gandhi

Gandhi

A lawyer, Mohandas Gandhi, returns to British India from South Africa. He begins a nationwide campaign of non-violent resistance against British rule. The campaign pressures Britain to liberate India.

3

Schindler's List

Schindler's List

Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist and member of the Nazi party, tries to save his Jewish employees after witnessing the persecution of Jews in Poland.

4

The King's Speech

The King's Speech

King George VI overcomes his stammering problem with the help of his speech therapist, Lionel Logue, and makes himself worthy enough to lead his country through war.

5

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

A middleweight ascends through the ranks to achieve his first shot at a boxing title. But his personal life, laden with paranoia, jealousy and rage, scuttles his professional growth.

6

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man is a 1980 American historical drama film about Joseph Merrick, a severely deformed man in late 19th century London.

7

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence, a lieutenant in the British Army, is asked by Colonel Brighton to moderately assess Faisal, their ally. Lawrence is impressed with Faisal and seeks his help to plan an attack on the enemy.

8

Goodfellas

Goodfellas

Young Henry Hill begins the climb from petty criminal to gangster on the mean streets of New York with his friends Jimmy and Tommy.

9

The Social Network

The Social Network

Mark Zuckerberg creates a social networking site, Facebook, with the help of his friend Eduardo Saverin. But soon, a string of lies tears their relationship apart even as Facebook connects people.

10

Downfall

Downfall

As the Allied forces get closer to the Nazi capital, Hitler and his comrades barricade themselves in the Fuhrerbunker. Many vow to stand by Hitler, but Traudl, his personal secretary, tries to escape.