The finest Netflix biographies are this week’s focus after a variety of genres, including horror, action, and thrillers, have been covered in the past.
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Previously, we highlighted the greatest romantic comedies, science fiction films, musicals, and war movies available on Netflix. This week, we’ve taken a completely new path, focusing on Netflix’s biographies and biopics.
During the awards season, the genre has seen a lot of success. As a matter of fact, there are few things more enthralling than real-life stories. Audiences are always stunned by the transformation of renowned people into real-life icons.
Many historical dramas, or biography films, are available for viewing.
1. Steve Jobs
‘Steve Jobs’ had all the ingredients for a great movie: Aaron Sorkin’s book, Danny Boyle’s direction, and Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet as the stars. The film spans 14 years, focusing on three significant points in Steve Jobs’s life. “The Revenant,” which won Leonardo DiCaprio the Best Actor Oscar in 2014, was the most difficult role Fassbender had ever taken on.
2. The Social Network
We’ve all heard of Facebook, of course. What better way to learn about the history of social media than by watching a film about its inception? Jesse Eisenberg portrays Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew Garfield portrays Eduardo Saverin, Justin Timberlake portrays Sean Parker, and Armie Hammer portrays Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss in the film’s incredible cast. The Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar went to Aaron Sorkin for his sharp writing. Breakup sequences in movies have never been better than this one’s opening.
3. The Theory of Everything
For Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, this romantic drama about the lives of Stephen Hawking and his relationship with his wife Jane was a breakout performance. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “On the Basis of Sex” are two of her other notable roles.” Unfortunately, their marriage falls apart over time, and ‘The Theory of Everything’ depicts the disintegration from both sides with compassion and sensitivity.
4. The Young Victoria
‘The Young Victoria’ also has an early performance by Emily Blunt that shows her potential as an actress, in addition to ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’ The movie focuses on the relationship between the queen and Prince Albert (Rupert Friend), who is played by Rupert Friend. ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and ‘Big Little Lies’ directorJean-Marc Vallée would follow. “This isn’t your average period piece.”
A poor baseball club employs maths, statistics, and a whole lot of grit to convert their team into a juggernaut. Brad Pitt leads an ensemble cast in this sports drama. ‘Moneyball’ is more than simply sports statistics and Brad Pitt looking dejected, thanks to a script co-written by Aaron Sorkin. The whole piece has a lot of boldness and heart. Baseball knowledge isn’t necessary.
6. 12 Years a Slave
’12 Years a Slave’ slave owner Edwin Epps is Michael Fassbender’s most horrific role to date. Solomon Northup, a free African-American man, was kidnapped by con men and sold into slavery in 1841 in the award-winning film. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, and Paul Dano all shine in their roles as Patsey, John Tibeats, and Patsey’s mother, Patsey.
7. A Beautiful Mind
Acclaimed American mathematician John Nash was the subject of this biographical film. A stressful job at the CIA causes Nash to suffer from paranoid delusions and schizophrenia, obliterating his hopes of a successful career with the agency. The movie starring Russell Crowe was a great hit at the box office. As a result, it took home four Oscars in 2002, including best picture and best director. It also won best adapted screenplay, best supporting actress, and best supporting actor (for Jennifer Connelly).
8. The King’s Speech
It’s no secret that Colin Firth is an attractive and skilled actor. All audiences should enjoy this, the best of his career (not ‘Mamma Mia!’) because it transcends gender and generation. Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth was nominated for his performance as King George VI, a stammering monarch who relies on a speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush). Helena Bonham Carter, known for her roles in historical and costume plays, does a fantastic job as Queen Elizabeth in the new film.
9. Coach Carter
The popularity of Michael Jordan’s docuseries, ‘The Last Dance,’ on Netflix this year made basketball a big deal. ‘Coach Carter’ is a terrific show to watch if you can’t get enough of that content. It’s a fun, if not a little cheesy, sports drama, but it’s not the worst of the bunch. If a student breaks their academic agreement with him and is benched from the team, Samuel L Jackson plays the real-life figure. I’m not sure if that will inspire them…
10. Fruitvale Station
In the event that you are a fan of Michael B. Jordan, then you should see the film that established his career, namely Creed. The filmmaker, Ryan Coogler, has worked on both ‘Creed’ and ‘Black Panther.’ ‘Fruitvale Station’ is based on a true story about Oscar Grant’s death. In 2009, Grant was shot and murdered by a police officer at the Fruitvale station in Oakland, California. It’s a brief and compelling film that’s more relevant than ever, clocking in at an hour and a half.
11. Dolemite is My Name
“Dolemite is my name, and f***in’ up motherf***ers is my game!” will be the first thing you hear when you see the movie’s title. Eddie Murphy’s best performance in years is included in the biographical film about Rudy Ray Moore’s unusual comedy and film career. It’s clever, humorous, and features a slew of black actors and musicians, including Wesley Snipes and Snoop Dogg.
12. Erin Brockovich
In this film, based on a true story, Julia Roberts finally became an Oscar-winning Julia Roberts. Her portrayal of Erin was her most down-to-earth and endearing since ‘Pretty Woman.’ When a jobless, single mother becomes entangled in a lawsuit with her new boss (Albert Finney), it finally leads them to take on a major Californian power corporation that may have been poisoning the city’s water supply.
13. First Man
“First Man,” starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong and directed by Damien Chazelle, was missed at the Oscars because of the attention La La Land, the previous collaboration between Gosling and Chazelle, had the year before. Even if the film’s photography is stunning, it may be best to see it on Netflix’s smaller screen platform. ‘The Crown’s Claire Foy, meanwhile, is a standout performer.