Meine zehn liebsten Biopics

1. Mai 2016 at 17:54




„Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else’s dreams?“




Ganz ohne viele Worte und kurz und schmerzlos gibt es heute für euch meine zehn liebsten Biopics. Filme also, die sich mit dem Leben mehr oder weniger berühmter und bekannter Persönlichkeiten der unterschiedlichsten Herkunft befassen. In diesem Sinne… viel Spaß!





The Elephant Man (1980)
The Elephant Man poster Rating: 8.2/10 (158,090 votes)
Director: David Lynch
Writer: Christopher De Vore (screenplay), Eric Bergren (screenplay), David Lynch (screenplay), Frederick Treves (book), Ashley Montagu (in part on the book "The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity")
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud
Runtime: 124 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Biography, Drama
Released: 10 Oct 1980
Plot: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.





Milk (2008)
Milk poster Rating: 7.6/10 (134,332 votes)
Director: Gus Van Sant
Writer: Dustin Lance Black
Stars: Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna
Runtime: 128 min
Rated: R
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Released: 30 Jan 2009
Plot: The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.





Love & Mercy (2014)
Love & Mercy poster Rating: 7.4/10 (20,150 votes)
Director: Bill Pohlad
Writer: Oren Moverman, Michael A. Lerner, Brian Wilson (based on the life of)
Stars: Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti
Runtime: 121 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Released: 19 Jun 2015
Plot: In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.





Walk the Line (2005)
Walk the Line poster Rating: 7.9/10 (186,011 votes)
Director: James Mangold
Writer: Johnny Cash (book), Johnny Cash (book), Gill Dennis, James Mangold
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick
Runtime: 136 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Released: 18 Nov 2005
Plot: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.





Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia poster Rating: 8.4/10 (160,815 votes)
Director: David Lean
Writer: T.E. Lawrence (writings), Robert Bolt (screenplay), Michael Wilson (screenplay)
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins
Runtime: 216 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Released: 1962-12-10
Plot: A flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during his World War I service in the Middle East.





I'm Not There. (2007)
I'm Not There. poster Rating: 7.0/10 (47,583 votes)
Director: Todd Haynes
Writer: Todd Haynes (screenplay), Oren Moverman (screenplay), Todd Haynes (story)
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Ben Whishaw, Christian Bale, Richard Gere
Runtime: 135 min
Rated: R
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Released: 07 Dec 2007
Plot: Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.





Capote (2005)
Capote poster Rating: 7.4/10 (97,748 votes)
Director: Bennett Miller
Writer: Dan Futterman (screenplay), Gerald Clarke (book)
Stars: Allie Mickelson, Kelci Stephenson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Craig Archibald
Runtime: 114 min
Rated: R
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Released: 03 Feb 2006
Plot: In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.





Man on the Moon (1999)
Man on the Moon poster Rating: 7.4/10 (98,993 votes)
Director: Milos Forman
Writer: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
Stars: Jim Carrey, Gerry Becker, Greyson Erik Pendry, Brittany Colonna
Runtime: 118 min
Rated: R
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Released: 22 Dec 1999
Plot: The life and career of a legendary comedian, Andy Kaufman.





Raging Bull (1980)
Raging Bull poster Rating: 8.3/10 (190,203 votes)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Jake LaMotta (based on the book by), Joseph Carter (with), Peter Savage (with), Paul Schrader (screenplay), Mardik Martin (screenplay)
Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent
Runtime: 129 min
Rated: R
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Released: 19 Dec 1980
Plot: An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.





Ed Wood (1994)
Ed Wood poster Rating: 7.9/10 (133077 votes)
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Rudolph Grey (book), Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
Stars: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette
Runtime: 127 min
Rated: R
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Released: 28 Sep 1994
Plot: An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.