The Iron Lady (2011)
Based on the life of long-serving British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, The Iron Lady is directed by Phyllida Lloyd, starring Meryl Streep in the lead role of The Iron Lady herself. Owing to her iconic performance as Thatcher, Meryl Streep also received an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role that year.
Jobs is a 2013 biographical film based on the life of visionary business magnate of the digital era, Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern and written by Matt Whitney, the film stars Ashton Kutcher as Jobs. The film dramatizes the life of Steve Jobs from 1974 while he was a student at Reed College to the introduction of iPod in 2001. Although, it is not as qualified to be listed among the great biographical movies in the list, Jobs is mentioned here because it is only the 2nd biopic based on a Tech entrepreneur from the digital era.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Marked as one of the best performances by Leonardo Di Caprio, The Wolf of Wall Street is a biographical black comedy based on the career of Jordan Belfort as a stock broker in New York City. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the screenplay for this biopic by Terence Winter is adapted from the memoir of the same name by the real Belfort himself.
Written by Peter Morgan and directed by Ron Howard, Rush is a 2013 sports biographical drama film based on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 F1 motor-racing season. The film stars Chris Hemsworth as Hunt while Daniel Bruhl plays Lauda.
American Sniper (2014)
Starring Bradley Cooper in the lead role, American Sniper is a 2014 Hollywood biographical film based on the life of Chris Kyle, a United States Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. Under the direction of Clint Eastwood, the screenplay for this biopic is adapted from the autobiography of Chris Kyle titled American Sniper: The Autobiography of The Most Lethal Sniper In U.S. Military History.
The Theory of Everything (2014)
The Theory of Everything is a 2014 romantic biographical film based on the life of the great theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking that deals with his relationship with his wife Jane Wilde Hawking, his diagnosis of motor neurone disease and his huge success in Physics. Directed by James Marsh, the screenplay of the movie by Anthony McCarten is adapted from the Jane Wilde Hawking’s memoir, Travelling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen.
The Imitation Game (2014)
The Imitation Game dramatizes the life of Alan Turing, a real life British crypt-analyst who decrypted German intelligence codes for the British government during World War II. This historical drama thriller is directed by Morten Tyldum and is based on the biography, Alan Turing: The Enigma written by Andrew Hodges. The movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing.
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