Movies not only like to draw inspiration from the fictional world but also from the real world. Some real events and people seem more unrealistic than movies and the fictional world. Sometimes, the craziest string of coincidences could happen one after another. Other times, a person shows unimaginable strength in a situation most people can’t endure. Life can be so wild. And that, precisely, is the beauty of life. It’s full of surprises.
When depicting real people and their lives, accuracy becomes quite important. We neither want to glorify them nor do we want to be disrespectful. But as a movie, it’s also important to be able to condense the story and deliver it to the audience within a certain time frame. The balance between these two criteria is equally important and can be quite hard to achieve. But some movies rise above the others, and today, Maimovie ranked the top 10 biopic movies with the most chilling portrayal.
The following list was based on Maimovie on May 6, 2022, under the “Biography” and “chilling portrayal” Keytalks. Check out the Maimovie app or website to discover more movies and shows.
2019, 2h 11m
Richard Jewell thinks quick, works fast, and saves hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives after a domestic terrorist plants several pipe bombs and they explode during a concert, only to be falsely suspected of the crime by sloppy FBI work and sensational media coverage.
2013, 2h 14m
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.
1999, 1h 58m
The story of the life and career of eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
2021, 1h 55m
On the cusp of his 30th birthday, Jonathon Larson, a promising young theater composer, navigates love, friendship, and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City.
2019, 2h 33m
American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
2019, 1h 49m
An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. After his encounter with Rogers, Vogel’s perspective on life is transformed.
2021, 2h 6m
Bill O’Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers on the orders of FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends—falling for a fellow revolutionary en route—a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.
2015, 2h 27m
In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.
2021, 2h 25m
The story of how Richard Williams served as a coach to his daughters Venus and Serena, who will soon become two of the most legendary tennis players in history.
2019, 2h 1m
The story of Elton John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.