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Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (1972)
   is a film about   
Spike Milligan
Portrayed by Jim Dale
Against the Ropes (2004)
   is a film about   
Jackie Kallen
Portrayed by Meg Ryan
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
   is a film about   
Michelangelo
Starring Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II
Ali (2001)
   is a film about   
Muhammad Ali
Starring Will Smith
All the President's Men (1976)
   is a film about   
Bob Woodward
Based on the 1974 book by the same name
All the President's Men (1976)
   is a film about   
Carl Bernstein
Along with Bob Woodward, the two journalists investigate the Watergate scandal
Amadeus (1984)
   is a film about   
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Antonio Salieri
Portrayed by F. Murray Abraham
Amazing Grace (2007)
   is a film about   
William Wilberforce
Portrayed by Ioan Gruffudd
An American Crime (2007)
   is a film about   
Sylvia Likens
The torture and murder of Likens by Indianapolis housewife Gertrude Baniszewski
American Gangster (2007)
   is a film about   
Frank Lucas
Portrayed by Denzel Washington
American Splendor (2003)
   is a film about   
Harvey Pekar
Portrayed by Paul Giamatti
The Amy Fisher Story (1993)
   is a film about   
Amy Fisher
Portrayed by Drew Barrymore
...And Justice for All (1979)
   is a film about   
Arthur Kirkland and Judge Henry T. Fleming
Portrayed by Al Pacino and John Forsythe
Angela's Ashes (1999)
   is a film about   
Frank McCourt
Portrayed by Joe Breen young, Ciaran Owens (middle) and Michael Legge (older)
An Angel at My Table (1990)
   is a film about   
Janet Frame
Dramatizing the life of the New Zealand author, starring Kerry Fox
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
   is a film about   
Anne Boleyn
Starring Geneviève Bujold
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
   is a film about   
Samuel Byck
Portrayed by Sean Penn
Assembly (2007)
   is a film about   
Gu Zidi
Portrayed by Zhang Hanyu
Aurore (2005)
   is a film about   
Aurore Gagnon
Portrayed by Marianne Fortier
Auto Focus (2002)
   is a film about   
Bob Crane
Portrayed by Greg Kinnear
The Aviator (2004)
   is a film about   
Howard Hughes
The film also illustrates Hughes' descent into severe obsessive-compulsive disorder and reclusiveness.
Awakenings (1990)
   is a film about   
Oliver Sacks
Starring Robin Williams
Backbeat (1994)
   is a film about   
Stuart Sutcliffe and John Lennon
Portrayed by Stephen Dorff and Ian Hart
Bandit Queen (1994)
   is a film about   
Phoolan Devi
Portrayed by Seema Biswas
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
   is a film about   
Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning
American film depicting the real-life romance between poets Elizabeth Barrett (Norma Shearer) and Robert Browning (Fredric March).
The Basketball Diaries (1995)
   is a film about   
Jim Carroll
Portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio
Basquiat (1996)
   is a film about   
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Portrayed by Jeffrey Wright
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
   is a film about   
John Nash
An American mathematician who works in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations and his struggle with schizophrenia.
Becoming Jane (2007)
   is a film about   
Jane Austen
Portrayed by Anne Hathaway
Before Night Falls (2000)
   is a film about   
Reinaldo Arenas
Portraying the Cuban poet and novelist
Beyond the Sea (2004)
   is a film about   
Bobby Darin
Portrayed by Kevin Spacey
Bird (1988)
   is a film about   
Charlie Parker
Directed by Clint Eastwood; tribute to the jazz saxophone great
Blaze (1989)
   is a film about   
Earl Long
Highly fictionalized story of the late years of the flamboyant Louisiana governor and his affair with a stripper
Blind Flight (2003)
   is a film about   
John McCarthy and Brian Keenan
Portrayed by Linus Roache & Ian Hart
The Blind Side (2009)
   is a film about   
Leigh Anne Tuohy and Michael Oher
Portrayed by Sandra Bullock and Quinton Aaron
Blow (2001)
   is a film about   
George Jung
Portrayed by Johnny Depp
Blue Swallow (2005)
   is a film about   
Park Kyung-won
Portrayed by Jang Jin Young
Born Free (1966)
   is a film about   
Joy Adamson
Starring Virginia McKenna
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
   is a film about   
Ron Kovic
Based on the autobiography by the Vietnam War vet; stars Tom Cruise
Bound for Glory (1976)
   is a film about   
Woody Guthrie
Starring David Carradine
The Bounty (1984)
   is a film about   
Captain William Bligh
Starring Anthony Hopkins
The Bounty (1984)
   is a film about   
Fletcher Christian
Starring Mel Gibson
The Boy in Blue (1986)
   is a film about   
Ned Hanlan
Portraying the champion Canadian sculler; starring Nicolas Cage
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
   is a film about   
Brandon Teena
Portrayed by Hilary Swank
Braveheart (1995)
   is a film about   
William Wallace
Portrayed by Mel Gibson
Breach (2007)
   is a film about   
Robert Hanssen
An FBI agent convicted of spying for the Soviet Union
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
   is a film about   
St Francis of Assisi
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Bugsy (1991)
   is a film about   
Bugsy Siegel
Portrayed by Warren Beatty
The Bunker (1981)
   is a film about   
Adolf Hitler
Television film starring Anthony Hopkins as Adolph Hitler
Cambridge Spies (2003)
   is a film about   
Guy Burgess and Donald MacLean
Portrayed by Tom Hollander and Rupert Penry-Jones
Camille Claudel (1989)
   is a film about   
Camille Claudel
Portrayed by Isabelle Adjani
Capote (2005)
   is a film about   
Truman Capote
Portrayed by Philip Seymour Hoffman
Carrington (1995)
   is a film about   
Dora Carrington and Lytton Strachey
Portrayed by Emma Thompson and Jonathan Pryce
Carve Her Name With Pride (1958)
   is a film about   
Violette Szabo
Based on the true story of the heroism of Special Operations Executive agent Violette Szabo.
Castaway (1986)
   is a film about   
Gerald Kingsland
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Castaway (1986)
   is a film about   
Lucy Irvine
Adapted from the 1984 book describing her experiences on the isolated island of Tuin
Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story (1993)
   is a film about   
Amy Fisher
Portrayed by Alyssa Milano
Catch Me if You Can (2002)
   is a film about   
Frank Abagnale
Before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan American World Airways pilot, Georgia doctor and Louisiana prosecutor.
The Cat's Meow (2001)
   is a film about   
William Randolph Hearst
Portrayed by Edward Hermann
Changeling (2008)
   is a film about   
Christine Collins
Infamous kidnapping and murder of young boys in Los Angeles between 1928 through 1930
Chapter 27 (2008)
   is a film about   
Mark David Chapman
Portrayed by Jared Leto
Chariots of Fire (1981)
   is a film about   
Eric Liddell
Tells the story of two 1924 Olympic athletes: Liddell and Harold Abrahams
Chariots of Fire (1981)
   is a film about   
Harold Abrahams
Academy Award winning film
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
   is a film about   
Charlie Wilson
Portrayed by Tom Hanks
Che: Part I - The Argentine (2008)
   is a film about   
Che Guevara
Portrayed by Benicio del Toro
Children of the Century (1999)
   is a film about   
George Sand and Alfred De Musset
Portrayed by Juliette Binoche and Benoit Magimel
Chopper (2000)
   is a film about   
Mark Brandon Read
Portrayed by Eric Bana
Cinderella Man (2005)
   is a film about   
James J. Braddock
Portrayed by Russell Crowe
Coach Carter (2005)
   is a film about   
Ken Carter
Portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
   is a film about   
Loretta Lynn
Starring Sissy Spacek
Color of the Cross (2006)
   is a film about   
Jesus Christ
Portrayed by Jean-Claude La Marre
Colour Me Kubrick (2007)
   is a film about   
Alan Conway
Portrayed by John Malkovich
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
   is a film about   
Chuck Barris
Portrayed by Sam Rockwell
Control (2007)
   is a film about   
Ian Curtis
Portrayed by Sam Riley
Conviction (2002)
   is a film about   
Carl Upchurch
Portrayed by Omar Epps
Creation (2009)
   is a film about   
Charles Darwin
Portrayed by Paul Bettany
Cry Freedom (1987)
   is a film about   
Steve Biko
Directed by Richard Attenborough
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
   is a film about   
Lindy Chamberlain
Australian film about the disappearance of a baby; starring Meryl Streep
Dangerous Beauty (1998)
   is a film about   
Veronica Franco
Portrayed by Catherine McCormack
A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1990)
   is a film about   
T. E. Lawrence
Portrayed by Ralph Fiennes
Dangerous Minds (1995)
   is a film about   
LouAnne Johnson
Portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer
Danton (1983)
   is a film about   
Georges Danton
Portrayed by Gérard Depardieu
Dark Matter (2007)
   is a film about   
Gang Lu
Portrayed by Liu Ye
Dead Man Walking (1995)
   is a film about   
Sister Helen Prejean
Portrayed by Susan Sarandon
The Deal
   is a film about   
Gordon Brown and Tony Blair
Portrayed by David Morrissey and Michael Sheen
De-Lovely (2004)
   is a film about   
Cole Porter
Portrayed by Kevin Kline
Diamond Jim (1935)
   is a film about   
Jim Brady
Based on "Diamond Jim Brady" by Parker Morell
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
   is a film about   
Jean-Dominique Bauby
Portrayed by Mathieu Amalric
Domino (2005)
   is a film about   
Domino Harvey
Portrayed by Keira Knightley
The Doors (1991)
   is a film about   
Jim Morrison
Portrayed by Val Kilmer
Downfall (2004)
   is a film about   
Traudl Junge
Portrayed by Alexandra Maria Lara
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
   is a film about   
Bruce Lee
Portrayed by Jason Scott Lee
The Dreamer of Oz (1990)
   is a film about   
Frank Baum
Starring John Ritter
Driving Lessons (2006)
   is a film about   
Jeremy Brock
Portrayed by Rupert Grint
The Duchess (2008)
   is a film about   
Georgiana Cavendish
Portrayed by Keira Knightley
The Edge of Love (2008)
   is a film about   
Dylan Thomas
Portrayed by Matthew Rhys
Ed Wood (1994)
   is a film about   
Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Portrayed by Johnny Depp
El Cantante (2007)
   is a film about   
Hector Lavoe
Portrayed by Marc Anthony
The Elephant Man (1980)
   is a film about   
Joseph Merrick
Directed by David Lynch
Elgar (1962)
   is a film about   
Edward Elgar
Portrayed by Peter Brett
Eroica (1949)
   is a film about   
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Starring Ewald Balser
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
   is a film about   
Frank Morris
Dramatizes the one possible escape from Alcatraz; stars Clint Eastwood
Europa Europa (1990)
   is a film about   
Solomon Perel
German language film based on a 1989 autobiography; directed by Agnieszka Holland
Evelyn (2002)
   is a film about   
Desmond Doyle
Portrayed by Pierce Brosnan
Evita (1996)
   is a film about   
Eva Perón
Portrayed by Madonna
The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)
   is a film about   
Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey
Portrayed by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey.
Factory Girl (2006)
   is a film about   
Edie Sedgwick
Portrayed by Sienna Miller
Fearless (2006)
   is a film about   
Huo Yuanjia
Portrayed by Jet Li
Fear Strikes Out (1957)
   is a film about   
Jimmy Piersall
Based on the life of the baseball player, starring Anthony Perkins
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
   is a film about   
Tina Spangler
Portrayed by Kirsten Dunst
Finding Neverland (2004)
   is a film about   
J.M. Barrie
Portrayed by Johnny Depp
Fire Over England (1937)
   is a film about   
Elizabeth I
Focuses on the English defeat of the Spanish Armada
Fong Sai Yuk (1993)
   is a film about   
Fong Sai Yuk
Portrayed by Jet Li
Frances (1982)
   is a film about   
Frances Farmer
Portrayed by Jessica Lange
Freedom Writers (2007)
   is a film about   
Erin Gruwell
A freshman english teacher who compiled her students writings into her book "The Freedon Writer Diaries".
Frontier Marshal (1939)
   is a film about   
Wyatt Earp
Western starring Randolph Scott
Frost/Nixon (2008)
   is a film about   
Richard Nixon and David Frost
Portrayed by Frank Langella and Michael Sheen
Funny Girl (1968)
   is a film about   
Fanny Brice
Directed by William Wyler and starring Barbra Streisand
Gandhi (1982)
   is a film about   
Mahatma Gandhi
Portrayed by Ben Kingsley
The Gathering Storm (2002)
   is a film about   
Winston Churchill
Portrayed by Albert Finney
The General (1998)
   is a film about   
Martin Cahill
Portrayed by Brendan Gleeson
Gentleman Jim (1943)
   is a film about   
James J. Corbett
Based on the heavyweight boxing champ, starring Errol Flynn
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
   is a film about   
Byron De La Beckwith
Portrayed by James Woods
Gie (2005)
   is a film about   
Soe Hok Gie
Portrayed by Nicholas Saputra
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)
   is a film about   
Evelyn Nesbit
Story of Stanford White a wealthy older man and Evelyn Nebit a 16 year old model and chorus girl.
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
   is a film about   
Susanna Kaysen
Portrayed by Winona Ryder
Glory Road (2006)
   is a film about   
Don Haskins
Portrayed by Josh Lucas
Gods and Monsters (1998)
   is a film about   
James Whale
Portrayed by Ian McKellen
Goodfellows (1990)
   is a film about   
Henry Hill
Follows the gangster, played by Ray Liotta and directed by Martin Scorsese
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
   is a film about   
Edward R. Murrow
Portrayed by David Strathairn
The Good Shepherd (2006)
   is a film about   
James Jesus Angleton
Portrayed by Matt Damon
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
   is a film about   
Dian Fossey
Drama tells the story of the naturalist and her work in Rwanda; stars Sigourney Weaver
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
   is a film about   
Francisco Goya
Portrayed by Stellan Skarsgård
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
   is a film about   
Jerry Lee Lewis
Starring Dennis Quaid
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
   is a film about   
Francis Ouimet
Story of the 1913 US Open, where 20-year-old Francis Ouimet defeated his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman, Harry Vardon.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
   is a film about   
Jesus Christ
Starring Max on Sydow
The Great Imposter (1961)
   is a film about   
Ferdinand Waldo Demara
Based on the 1959 book by Robert Chrichton, starring Tony Curtis
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
   is a film about   
Dito Montiel
Portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. (adult) and Shia LaBeouf (Younger)
Hansie (2008)
   is a film about   
Hansie Cronje
Portrayed by Frank Rautenbach
Heartburn (1986)
   is a film about   
Nora Ephron and Carl Bernstein
Portrayed by Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson
Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
   is a film about   
Shirley Muldowney
Based on the life of the drag racing driver
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
   is a film about   
Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme
Portrayed by Melanie Lynskey and Kate Winslet
Henry & June (1990)
   is a film about   
Anaïs Nin
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Henry & June (1990)
   is a film about   
Henry Miller
Tells the story of Anaïs Nin's relationship with Miller and his wife June
Henry V (1989)
   is a film about   
Henry V of England
Portrayed by Kenneth Branagh
Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)
   is a film about   
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
Portrayed by Keith Michell and Charlotte Rampling
Hidalgo (2004)
   is a film about   
Frank Hopkins
Recognized by his contemporaries as both an accomplished distance rider and an activist for the preservation of the Mustang
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
   is a film about   
Hilary and Jacqueline Du Pré
Portrayed by Rachel Griffiths and Emily Watson
The Hoax (2007)
   is a film about   
Clifford Irving
Portrayed by Richard Gere
Hollywoodland (2006)
   is a film about   
George Reeves
Portrayed by Ben Affleck
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
   is a film about   
Paul Rusesabagina
Ordinary hotel manager summons courage to save the lives of his family and more than a thousand other refugees during the Rwandan Genocide.
Hunger (2008)
   is a film about   
Bobby Sands
Award-winning film starring Michael Fassbender
The Hurricane (1999)
   is a film about   
Rubin Carter
Portrayed by Denzel Washington
Hwang Jin Yi (2007)
   is a film about   
Hwang Jin Yi
Portrayed by Song Hye Kyo
I Dreamed of Africa (2000)
   is a film about   
Kuki Gallman
Portrayed by Kim Basinger
Il Divo (2008)
   is a film about   
Giulio Andreotti
Portrayed by Toni Servillo
Immortal Beloved (1994)
   is a film about   
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Portrayed by Gary Oldman
I'm Not There (2007)
   is a film about   
Bob Dylan
Portrayed by Multiple Actors
Impromptu (1991)
   is a film about   
Frédéric Chopin and George Sand
Portrayed by Hugh Grant and Judy Davis
Infamous (2006)
   is a film about   
Truman Capote
Portrayed by Toby Jones
The Informant! (2009)
   is a film about   
Mark Whitacre
Portrayed by Matt Damon
In His Life: The John Lennon Story (2000)
   is a film about   
John Lennon
Portrayed by Philip McQuillan Phoenix
In Love and War (1996)
   is a film about   
Ernest Hemingway
Portrayed by Chris O'Donnell
In The Name Of The Father (1993)
   is a film about   
Guildford Four
Portrayed by Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
   is a film about   
Gladys Aylward
A tenacious British maid, who became a missionary in China during the tumultuous years leading up to World War II.
The Insider (1999)
   is a film about   
Jeffrey Wigand
Portrayed by Russell Crowe
Interrupted Melody (1955)
   is a film about   
Marjorie Lawrence
Tells the story of the Australian opera singer's struggle with polio
In the Time Of Butterflies (2001)
   is a film about   
Minerva Mirabal
Portrayed by Salma Hayek
Into the Storm (2009)
   is a film about   
Winston Churchill
Portrayed by Brendan Gleeson
Invictus (2009)
   is a film about   
Nelson Mandela
Portrayed by Morgan Freeman
Iris (2001)
   is a film about   
Iris Murdoch
Portrayed by Judi Dench (older) and Kate Winslet (young)
Iron & Silk (1990)
   is a film about   
Mark Salzman
Portrayed by Mark Salzman
Isn't She Great (2000)
   is a film about   
Jacqueline Susann
Portrayed by Bette Midler
I Want to Live! (1958)
   is a film about   
Barbara Graham
The film tells the story of the life and execution of Barbara Graham, a prostitute, liar and drug addict.
Jarhead (2005)
   is a film about   
Anthony Swofford
Portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal
Jinnah (1998)
   is a film about   
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Portrayed by Christopher Lee
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
   is a film about   
Joe Gould
Portrayed by Ian Holm
The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)
   is a film about   
Robert Evans
Portrayed by Robert Evans
The Killing Fields (1984)
   is a film about   
Dith Pran
The experiences of three journalists during the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia
The Killing Fields (1984)
   is a film about   
Jon Swain
British film, winner of three Academy Awards; directed by Roland Joffé
The Killing Fields (1984)
   is a film about   
Sydney Schanberg
Academy Award winning film starring Sam Waterston
The Killing of John Lennon (2007)
   is a film about   
Mark David Chapman
Portrayed by Jonas Ball
The King (2007)
   is a film about   
Graham Kennedy
Portrayed by Stephen Curry
The King and I (1956)
   is a film about   
Anna Leonowens
Musical film based on the book, "Anna and the King of Siam" by Margaret Landon
King Conqueror (2009)
   is a film about   
Pedro II of Aragon
Portrayed by Tim Roth
The King of Kings (1927)
   is a film about   
Jesus Christ
Cecil B. DeMille silent movie
Kinsey (2004)
   is a film about   
Alfred Kinsey
Portrayed by Liam Neeson
Kundun (1997)
   is a film about   
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
Portrayed by Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, others
Lady Jane (1986)
   is a film about   
Lady Jane Grey
Portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
   is a film about   
Billie Holliday
Portrayed by Diana Ross
The Last Emperor (1987)
   is a film about   
Pu-yi
Directed by Bernardo Bertoluccci
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
   is a film about   
Idi Amin
Portrayed by Forest Whitaker
The Last Station (2009)
   is a film about   
Leo Tolstoy
German film based on novel by Jay Parini
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
   is a film about   
Jesus Christ
Portrayed by Willem Dafoe
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
   is a film about   
T. E. Lawrence
Directed by David Lean and starring Peter O'Toole
La Bamba (1987)
   is a film about   
Ritchie Valens
Featuring Lou Diamond Phillips
Lean on Me (1989)
   is a film about   
Joe Clark
Loosely based on the life of an inner city high school principal; stars Morgan Freeman
The Libertine (2005)
   is a film about   
John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester
Portrayed by Johnny Depp
Lies My Mother Told Me (2005)
   is a film about   
Elisa McNabney
Killed her husband with an overdose of horse tranquilizers to cover up her embezellment of his business accounts.
The Lion in Winter (1968)
   is a film about   
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Starring Katharine Hepburn
The Lion in Winter (1968)
   is a film about   
Henry II
Based on a 1966 Broadway play; starring Peter O'Toole
Lion of the Desert (1981)
   is a film about   
Omar Mukhtar
Portrayed by Anthony Quinn
Lisztomania (1975)
   is a film about   
Franz Liszt
Directed by Ken Russell; one in a series of bio-films on classical composers
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
   is a film about   
Augusto and Michaela Odone
Portrayed by Nick Nolte & Susan Sarandon
La Reine Margot (1994)
   is a film about   
Queen Margot
Portrayed by Isabelle Adjani
Lumumba (2000)
   is a film about   
Patrice Lumumba
Portrayed by Eriq Ebouaney
Lust for Life (1956)
   is a film about   
Vincent Van Gogh
From the novel; starring Kirk Douglas
La Vie En Rose (2007)
   is a film about   
Édith Piaf
Portrayed by Marion Cotillard
The Madness of King George (1994)
   is a film about   
George III of the United Kingdom
Portrayed by Nigel Hawthorne
Marie (1985)
   is a film about   
Marie Ragghianti
Portrayed by Sissy Spacek
Mask (1985)
   is a film about   
Rocky Dennis
Peter Bogdanovich film about the life and early death of a boy suffering from a rare disorder
M. Butterfly (1993)
   is a film about   
René Gallimard
Portrayed by Jeremy Irons
Men of Honor (2000)
   is a film about   
Carl Brashear
Portrayed by Cuba Gooding Jr.
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
   is a film about   
Sir Thomas More
Based on Robert Bolt's play, starring Paul Scofield
Midnight Express (1978)
   is a film about   
Billy Hayes
Oliver Stone film about a student imprisoned in Turkey for smuggling hashish
A Mighty Heart (2007)
   is a film about   
Mariane and Daniel Pearl
Portrayed by Angelina Jolie and Dan Futterman
Milk (2008)
   is a film about   
Harvey Milk
Portrayed by Sean Penn
Miracle (2004)
   is a film about   
Herb Brooks
Portrayed by Kurt Russell
The Miracle Worker (1962)
   is a film about   
Helen Keller
Directed by Arthur Penn and starring Anne Bancroft who won an Oscar
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
   is a film about   
Yukio Mishima
Portrayed by Ken Ogata
Missing (1982)
   is a film about   
Charles Horman
Starring Jack Lemmon; story of a journalist in the aftermath of the Chilean coup of 1973
Miss Potter (2006)
   is a film about   
Beatrix Potter
Portrayed by Renée Zellweger
Modigliani (2004)
   is a film about   
Amedeo Modigliani
Portrayed by Andy Garcia
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
   is a film about   
Lon Chaney
Based on the life of the silent movie actor, starring James Cagney
Moloch (1999)
   is a film about   
Adolf Hitler
Portrayed by Leonid Mozgovoy
Mommie Dearest (1981)
   is a film about   
Joan Crawford
Cult classic starring Faye Dunaway
Mongol (2007)
   is a film about   
Genghis Khan
Portrayed by Tadanobu Asano
Man on the Moon (1999)
   is a film about   
Andy Kaufman
Portrayed by Jim Carrey
Monster (2003)
   is a film about   
Aileen Wuornos
Serial killer played by Charlize Theron
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
   is a film about   
Che Guevara and Alberto Granado
Portrayed by Gael García Bernal and Rodrigo de la Serna
Moulin Rouge (1952)
   is a film about   
Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec
Played touchingly by José Ferrer.
Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)
   is a film about   
Laura Henderson
Portrayed by Judi Dench
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
   is a film about   
Dorothy Parker
Portrayed by Jennifer Jason Leigh
Murder in the First (1995)
   is a film about   
Henri Young
Portrayed by Kevin Bacon
Murder Unveiled (2005)
   is a film about   
Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu
Portrayed by Anita Majumdar
The Music Lovers (1970)
   is a film about   
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Based on a collection of person correspondence, directed by Ken Russell
Music of the Heart (1999)
   is a film about   
Roberta Guaspari Demetras
Portrayed by Meryl Streep
My Left Foot (1989)
   is a film about   
Christy Brown
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis
The Nasty Girl (1990)
   is a film about   
Anna Rosmus
Portrayed by Lena Stolze
The New World (2005)
   is a film about   
John Smith and Pocahontas
Portrayed by Colin Farrell and Q'Orianka Kilcher
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
   is a film about   
Tsar Nicholas II and Tsaritsa Alexandra of Russia
Portrayed by Michael Jayston and Janet Suzman
Night and Day (1946)
   is a film about   
Cole Porter
Starring Cary Grant
Not Without My Daughter (1991)
   is a film about   
Betty Mahmoody
Portrayed by Sally Field
October Sky (1999)
   is a film about   
Homer Hickam
Portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal
Out of Africa (1985)
   is a film about   
Karen Blixen
Loosely based on the autobiographical book by Isak Dinesen (pseudonym of Blixen)
Papillon (1973)
   is a film about   
Henri Charrière
Starring Steve McQueen
Party Monster (2003)
   is a film about   
Michael Alig
Portrayed by Macauley Culkin
The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999)
   is a film about   
Ayn Rand and Nathaniel Branden
Portrayed by Helen Mirren and Eric Stoltz
Patch Adams (1998)
   is a film about   
Hunter "Patch" Adams
Portrayed by Robin Williams
The Patriot (1928)
   is a film about   
Tsar Paul I of Russia
Only pieces of this film are left; there is no complete copy. It is the only Best Picture nominee for which no complete or near-complete copy exists.
Patty Hearst (1988)
   is a film about   
Patty Hearst
Portrayed by Natasha Richardson
The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
   is a film about   
Larry Flynt
Portrayed by Woody Harrelson
The Pianist (2002)
   is a film about   
Władysław Szpilman
Portrayed by Adrien Brody
Piñero (2001)
   is a film about   
Miguel Piñero
Portrayed by Benjamin Bratt
A Place In the Sun (1951)
   is a film about   
Chester Gilette
Executed for drowning his pregnant girlfriend
The Plainsman (1936)
   is a film about   
Wild Bill Hickok
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Gary Cooper
Pollock (2000)
   is a film about   
Jackson Pollock
Portrayed by Ed Harris
Pride of the Yankees (1942)
   is a film about   
Lou Gehrig
Starring Gary Cooper
Private Parts (1997)
   is a film about   
Howard Stern
Based on the autobiographical book
PT 109 (1963)
   is a film about   
John F. Kennedy
Based on JFK in WWII, starring Cliff Robertson
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
   is a film about   
Christopher Gardner
The self-made millionare, entrepreneur and motivational speaker who struggled with homlessness while raising his toddler son.
Quills (2000)
   is a film about   
Marquis De Sade
Portrayed by Geoffrey Rush
Quiz Show (1994)
   is a film about   
Charles Van Doren
Portrayed by Ralph Fiennes
Radio (2003)
   is a film about   
James Robert "Radio" Kennedy
Based on the real-life story of South Carolina high school football coach Harold Jones and his mentally-challenged assistant, James Robert "Radio" Kennedy,
Raging Bull (1980)
   is a film about   
Jake LaMotta
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny (1996)
   is a film about   
Grigori Rasputin
Portrayed by Alan Rickman
Reds (1981)
   is a film about   
John Reed
Starring Warren Beatty depicting the life of the chronicler of the Russian Revolution
Requiem (2006)
   is a film about   
Anneliese Michel
Portrayed by Sandra Hüller
Rescue Dawn (2007)
   is a film about   
Dieter Dengler
Portrayed by Christian Bale
Restoration (1995)
   is a film about   
Charles II of England
Portrayed by Sam Neill
The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)
   is a film about   
Arnaud Du Tilh
Story of 16th century identity theft, starring Gérard Depardieu
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
   is a film about   
Claus Von Bulow
Adapted from the 1985 book by Alan Dershowitz
Riding in Cars With Boys (2001)
   is a film about   
Beverly D'Onofrio
Portrayed by Drew Barrymore
Rob Roy (1995)
   is a film about   
Robert Roy MacGregor
Portrayed by Liam Neeson
Rudy (1993)
   is a film about   
Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger
Portrayed by Sean Astin
Running With Scissors (2006)
   is a film about   
Augusten Burroughs
Portrayed by Joseph Cross
Saint-Ex (1997)
   is a film about   
Antoine De Saint-Exupéry
Portrayed by Bruno Ganz
Saint Joan (1957)
   is a film about   
Joan of Arc
Portrayed by Jean Seberg
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
   is a film about   
Catherine the Great
Starring Marlene Dietrich
Schindler's List (1993)
   is a film about   
Oskar Schindler
Portrayed by Liam Neeson
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
   is a film about   
Joshua Waitzkin
Portrayed by Max Pomeranc
The Sea Inside (2004)
   is a film about   
Ramon Sampedro
Portrayed by Javier Bardem
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
   is a film about   
Heinrich Harrer
Portrayed by Brad Pitt
Shadowlands (1993)
   is a film about   
C. S. Lewis and Joy Gresham
Portrayed by Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger
Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
   is a film about   
F.W. Murnau and Max Schreck
Portrayed by John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe
Shake Hands With the Devil (2007)
   is a film about   
Romeo Dallaire
Portrayed by Roy Dupuis
Shattered Glass (2003)
   is a film about   
Stephen Glass
Portrayed by Hayden Christensen
Shine (1996)
   is a film about   
David Helfgott
Portrayed by Geoffrey Rush and Noah Taylor
Silkwood (1983)
   is a film about   
Karen Silkwood
Portrayed by Meryl Streep
The Singer (2007)
   is a film about   
Hector Lavoe
Portrayed by Raul Carbonell
Skin (2009)
   is a film about   
Sandra Laing
Canadian film about a South African woman during the apartheid era; directed by Anthony Fabian
The Soloist (2009)
   is a film about   
Nathaniel Ayers
Musician develops schizophrenia and becomes homeless; starring Jamie Foxx
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
   is a film about   
Rocky Graziano
Based on the life of the middleweight boxing champion
Something The Lord Made (2004)
   is a film about   
Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas
Portrayed by Alan Rickman and Mos Def
Song of Love (1947)
   is a film about   
Clara and Robert Schumann
Starring Katharine Hepburn and Paul Henreid
Song of Norway (1970)
   is a film about   
Edvard Grieg
Adaptation of an operetta of the same name, directed by Andrew L. Stone
A Song to Remember (1945)
   is a film about   
Frédéric Chopin
Starring Cornel Wilde
Song Without End (1960)
   is a film about   
Franz Liszt
Portrayed by Dirk Bogarde
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
   is a film about   
Charles Lindbergh
Starring James Stewart, directed by Billy Wilder
Stand and Deliver (1988)
   is a film about   
Jaime Escalante
About a dedicated high school teacher; portrayed by Edward James Olmos
Steal This Movie (2000)
   is a film about   
Abbie Hoffman
Portrayed by Vincent D'Onofrio
Stoned (2005)
   is a film about   
Brian Jones
Portrayed by Leo Gregory
The Story of Adele H. (1975)
   is a film about   
Adèle Hugo
Portrayed by Isabelle Adjani
The Straight Story (1999)
   is a film about   
Alvin Straight
Portrayed by Richard Farnsworth
The Sun (2005)
   is a film about   
Emperor Hirohito
Portrayed by Issei Ogata
Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
   is a film about   
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Starring Ralph Bellamy
Surviving Picasso (1996)
   is a film about   
Pablo Picasso
Portrayed by Anthony Hopkins
Sweet Dreams (1985)
   is a film about   
Patsy Cline
Based upon the country music singer; starring Jessica Lange
Swimming Upstream (2003)
   is a film about   
Tony Fingleton
Portrayed by Jesse Spencer
Sybil (1976)
   is a film about   
Shirley Ardell Mason
Documenting the life of a psychiatric patient; starring Sally Field
Taurus (2001)
   is a film about   
Vladimir Lenin
Portrayed by Leonid Mozgovoy
The Temptations (1998)
   is a film about   
The Temptations
Portrayed by Leon, Terron Brooks, D.B. Woodside
The Ten Commandments (1923)
   is a film about   
Moses
Starring Theodore Roberts
The Ten Commandments (1956)
   is a film about   
Moses
Dramatization of the biblical story of Moses, an adopted Egyptian prince-turned deliverer of the Hebrew slaves.
They Died With Their Boots On (1941)
   is a film about   
George Armstrong Custer
Starring Errol Flynn
The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
   is a film about   
Chris Costner Sizemore
Adaptation of a book; Academy Award for Joanne Woodward
Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
   is a film about   
Jerome Kern
Starring Robert Walker
To Hell and Back (1955)
   is a film about   
Audie Murphy
Based on the autobiography; starred Audie Murphy (most decorated US soldier in WWII)
Tom & Viv (1994)
   is a film about   
T. S. Eliot and Vivienne Haigh-Wood
Portrayed by Willem Dafoe and Miranda Richardson
Total Eclipse (1995)
   is a film about   
Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine
Portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio and David Thewlis
Touching the Void (2003)
   is a film about   
Joe Simpson
Portrayed by Brendan Mackey
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
   is a film about   
Preston Tucker
Portrayed by Jeff Bridges
The Untouchables (1987)
   is a film about   
Al Capone
Robert De Niro as Capone
The Untouchables (1987)
   is a film about   
Eliot Ness
Featuring Kevin Costner as Ness; directed by Brian De Palma
Valkyrie (2008)
   is a film about   
Col. Claus Von Stauffenberg
Portrayed by Tom Cruise
Vincent & Theo (1990)
   is a film about   
Vincent Van Gogh and Theo Van Gogh
Portrayed by Tim Roth and Paul Rhys
The Virgin Queen (1955)
   is a film about   
Elizabeth I
Historical drama starring Bette Davis
W. (2008)
   is a film about   
George W. Bush
Directed by Oliver Stone
Walk the Line (2005)
   is a film about   
Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
Portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon
The Westerner (1940)
   is a film about   
Judge Roy Bean
An eccentric U.S. saloon-keeper and Justice of the Peace in Val Verde County, Texas, who called himself "The Law West of the Pecos".
What's Love Got to Do With It? (1993)
   is a film about   
Ike and Tina Turner
Portrayed by Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett
Wild Bill (1995)
   is a film about   
Wild Bill Hickok
Portrayed by Jeff Bridges
The Wild Child (1970)
   is a film about   
Victor of Aveyron
Portrayed by Jean-Pierre Cargol
Without Limits (1998)
   is a film about   
Steve Prefontaine
Portrayed by Billy Crudup
Wonderland (2003)
   is a film about   
John Holmes
Portrayed by Val Kilmer
The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
   is a film about   
Burt Munro
Portrayed by Anthony Hopkins
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
   is a film about   
George M. Cohan
Starring James Cagney
Young Catherine (1991)
   is a film about   
Catherine the Great
Portrayed by Julia Ormond
Young Guns (1988)
   is a film about   
Billy the Kid
Fictionalized retelling of the Kid's adventures; starring Emilio Estevez
Young Man With a Horn (1950)
   is a film about   
Bix Beiderbecke
Based on the biographical novel of the same name
Zodiac (2007)
   is a film about   
Robert Graysmith
Haunted the San Francisco Bay Area during the late 1960's.


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