21 Best Biography Movies on Netflix Streaming in July

10. Jobs (2013)

Jobs (2013)

Watch on Netflix (127 min)
Genre: Biography, Drama NFB Rating: 6.210 IMDB Rating: 5.90 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.90Actors: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas Director: Joshua Michael Stern

Plot: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

9. Radio (2003)

Radio (2003)

Watch on Netflix (109 min)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport NFB Rating: 6.328 IMDB Rating: 6.90 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.00Actors: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Alfre Woodard, S. Epatha Merkerson Director: Michael Tollin

Plot: Football coach Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an inspiration to his community.

8. Kid Cannabis (2014)

Kid Cannabis (2014)

Watch on Netflix (109 min)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime NFB Rating: 6.865 IMDB Rating: 6.40 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.60Actors: Jonathan Daniel Brown, Kenny Wormald, Aaron Yoo, Ron Perlman Director: John Stockwell

Plot: An eighteen year old high school drop out and his twenty-seven year old friend start trafficking marijuana across the border of Canada in order to make money and their lives are changed forever.

7. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

Watch on Netflix (98 min)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime NFB Rating: 6.935 IMDB Rating: 6.70 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.60Actors: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Plot: Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. Steven becomes open about his homosexuality and decides to live life to the fullest - even if it means breaking the law. Steven's new, extravagant lifestyle involves cons and fraud and, eventually, a stay in the State Penitentiary where he meets sensitive, soft-spoken Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts Steven to attempt and often succeed at one impossible con after another.

6. Braveheart (1995)

Braveheart (1995)

Watch on Netflix (177 min)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History NFB Rating: 7.142 IMDB Rating: 8.40 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.20Actors: James Robinson, Sean Lawlor, Sandy Nelson, James Cosmo Director: Mel Gibson

Plot: When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

5. Frida (2002)

Frida (2002)

Watch on Netflix (122 min)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance NFB Rating: 7.270 IMDB Rating: 7.40 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.90Actors: Salma Hayek, Mía Maestro, Alfred Molina, Antonio Banderas Director: Julie Taymor

Plot: A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

3. Philomena (2013)

Philomena (2013)

Watch on Netflix (98 min)
Genre: Biography, Drama NFB Rating: 7.974 IMDB Rating: 7.60 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.90Actors: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham Director: Stephen Frears

Plot: A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

2. Fruitvale Station (2013)

Fruitvale Station (2013)

Watch on Netflix (85 min)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance NFB Rating: 8.231 IMDB Rating: 7.50 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 8.10Actors: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand Director: Ryan Coogler

Plot: This is the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend, who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to T, their beautiful 4 year old daughter. He starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easy. He crosses paths with friends, family, and strangers, each exchange showing us that there is much more to Oscar than meets the eye. But it would be his final encounter of the day, with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station that would shake the Bay Area to its very core, and cause the entire nation to be witnesses to the story of Oscar Grant.

1. Amadeus (1984)

Amadeus (1984)

Watch on Netflix (180 min)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History NFB Rating: 8.507 IMDB Rating: 8.30 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 8.70Actors: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice Director: Milos Forman

Plot: Antonio Salieri believes that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music is divine and miraculous. He wishes he was himself as good a musician as Mozart so that he can praise the Lord through composing. He began his career as a devout man who believes his success and talent as a composer are God's rewards for his piety. He's also content as the respected, financially well-off, court composer of Austrian Emperor Joseph II. But he's shocked to learn that Mozart is such a vulgar creature, and can't understand why God favored Mozart to be his instrument. Salieri's envy has made him an enemy of God whose greatness was evident in Mozart. He is ready to take revenge against God and Mozart for his own musical mediocrity.


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