We all know what a biopic is. It is the cinematic representation of life and most often the death of a famous personality. Movies are not like real life. So there will obviously be so many glorified moments to make these movies more engaging and attractive to the general audiences.
With that being said here are some of the great movies about real-life people that are worth watching.
J. Edgar (2011)
We all know J. Edgar Hoover as the feared and admired, reviled and revered face of law enforcement in America. Over his 50 years serving the nation, he has been part of many government policies and controversies. When filmmakers decided to make a movie about him, it was Leonardo Di Caprio who got the chance to play Edgar on screen.
Jesse Owens is one of those sportspeople who became the greatest track and field athlete in history. He took the central stage when he was chose to represent his nation at the 1936 Olympics. But there he had to face off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. This is his life’s tale.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Perhaps the most noted figure after Martian Luther King to fight for the African American Community is Nelson Mandela. This 2013 biopic unfolds the chronicles of his life and struggles to become who he is. Starting off the journey from his childhood in a rural village, the movie follows the respected leader to him becoming the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
The story of Harvey Milk is known wide and far. He is the first openly gay man ever to be elected into a public office. It was in the late 1970s that Milk began his fight for gay rights. He went on to inspire others to join his movement and make equal rights available for all Americans.
Steve Jobs will always be a name remembered by many for many years to come. He is the creator of one of the greatest brands in human history and has revolutionized how we use technology. After his sadful demise, two biopics were made about his life and career. However, we are just settling with just one for this list.
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Actor Peter Sellers had a turbulent personal and professional life. He began his career as a comic performer on BBC Radio and later moved on to become one of the greatest film comedians of all time. However, being an obsessive artist he dedicated most of his life to his work. This eventually made him neglected by his loved ones.
Eddie the Eagle (2016)
Many know Michael ‘Eddie’ Edwards as a courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself. But, his life story is more than just that. Eddie the Eagle depicts the athlete’s life, struggle and how he endured all the hurdles to become what he is today.