Biopic genre is always an interesting topic because of the dramatical portray of historically famous people makes you feel the importance of history
Oppenheimer, The Social Network
Captivating life stories brought to life on the silver screen, biographical dramas have captivated both filmmakers and audiences for decades. These cinematic journeys into the extraordinary lives of real-life figures offer a glimpse into their triumphs, struggles, and the indelible mark they left on the world. Biopics have consistently delivered compelling narratives that resonate with viewers.
If you're a cinephile with a penchant for true-life tales, here are five biopics you won't want to miss:
This film is the first even historical drama of Christopher Nolan, who is mostly famous for giving such sci-fi films that will blow your mind like – Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk, Tenet, and more. Nolan is also famous for DC’s Batman films like – Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and also Superman’s Man of Steel.
Released in July, Oppenheimer became the third highest grosser of 2023, with over $950 million collection worldwide. It tells the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, also known as The Father of Atomic Bomb, who was the director of Manhattan Project during World War II. Nolan's blue-eyed boy Cillian Murphy played the titular role of Oppenheimer.
Watch Oppenheimer on Prime Video.
This biological drama tells the story of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US president, who served from 1861 to 1865, until assassinated. Lincoln is famous for guiding the Union to victory in the American Civil War, preserving the US as a unified nation. His unwavering commitment to preserving the Constitution and eradicating slavery resulted in the Confederacy's defeat, the abolition of slavery, and the expansion of federal authority. Under his leadership, the nation embarked on a path of economic modernization, laying the foundation for future prosperity. Directed by Steven Spielberg, Lincoln was played by Daniel Day-Lewis, and was released in 2012.
Watch Lincoln on SonyLIV.
The Wolf of Wall Street
Adapted from Jordan Belfort’s namesake memoir, this film exhibits his journey from modest beginnings to a life of extravagant wealth was marked by a sharp turn into a shadowy realm of criminal activity and corrupt practices, leading to his inevitable downfall at the hands of the federal authorities. Directed by Martin Scorsese, released in 2013, The Wolf of Wall Street is one of the best works of Leonardo DiCaprio.
Watch The Wolf of Wall Street on Prime Video.
The Intimate Game
Set against the backdrop of World War II, this film is a captivating biographical thriller directed by Morten Tyldum. Written by Graham Moore, the film delves into the life of Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician who played a pivotal role in cracking the Enigma code, a crucial factor in the Allied victory. Based on Andrew Hodges' 1983 biographical book, Alan Turing: The Enigma, the film masterfully interweaves historical events with Turing's personal struggles, shedding light on his genius and the challenges he faced due to his homosexuality. Released in 2014, Benedict Cumberbatch played the titular role of Alan Turing in The Intimate Game.
Watch The Intimate Game on Netflix.
The Social Network
Amidst the bustling halls of Harvard University, Mark Zuckerberg, a brilliant yet socially awkward computer prodigy, conceives an ambitious idea - a social networking site that revolutionises the way people connect. With the financial backing of his close friend Eduardo Saverin, Facebook is launched, quickly captivating the attention of Harvard's student body. However, as Facebook's popularity skyrockets, Zuckerberg's insatiable drive for success strains his relationships, leading to a series of betrayals that shatter once-solid friendships. Directed by David Fincher and released in 2010, the titular role of Mark Zuckerberg was played by Jesse Eisenberg.
Watch The Social Network on Netflix.