10 must-watch Biographies

A Biopic is a film that sensationalizes the life of a non-fictional based individual or individuals. Biopics showcase journey of historical individuals, actors, artists, singers even ‘Normal’ people who all dealt with phenomenal events to the people around the world. If you’re looking for worth watching Biopics, here is a list of Biopics. Pick one or watch all of them.

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  1. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020)

Directed by Sharan Sharma, the film is based on the story of Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena who is an Indian Air Force (IAF) officer and former helicopter pilot. The first woman IAF Officer who was a part of Kargil War. The film features Janhvi Kapoor and Pankaj Tripathi as leads. The film depicts the inspiring story of Gunjan, several issues such as Sexism, Patriarchal and stereotypical norms of society are being touched upon. It is a worth watching and engaging not simply a basic biopic.

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2. Mank (2020)

Mank is an American Biopic based on a screenplay by Jack Fincher late father of David Fincher, Director of the film. David’s comeback is phenomenal. The film will take you through the 1930s Hollywood. The film is rethought through the eyes of scorching mind and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he rushes to complete “Citizen Kane.” Mank is a thrilling movie, one of the finest of David Fincher.

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3. Chhapaak (2020)

Chhapaak is a Hindi-drama Film, Directed by Meghna Gulzar. Starring Deepika Padukone, Vikrant Massey and Madhurjeet Sarghi. The film depicts the story of Malti (Deepika Padukone), an acid attack survivor. Film takes you through her journey to get justice for herself and others like her. It is a sensitive film, yet leaves a strong impact. One can see how the girl gathered up courage to go against the odds and got justice alongside handling her mental state.

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4. The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind (2019)

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind Depicts the story of a young boy, who’s family can’t afford his education. The genius boy makes the entire windmill to save his family and village, irrespective of the issues he does that by learning it himself. Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, it is based on the memoir The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.

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5. The Irishman (2019)

The Irishman is an American crime-drama film, which is adapted from the 2004 nonfiction book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. The film follows Frank Sheeran (De Niro), a transporter who turns into an assassin engaged with mobster Russell Bufalino (Pesci) and his criminal family, including his time working for the ground-breaking Teamster Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino). It is a fascinating and thriller movie.

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6. Radioactive (2019)

Radioactive is a British film, based on the 2010 graphic novel by Lauren Redniss. The film depicts the story of a Marie Curie’s, after the passing of her cherished spouse, her obligation to science stays solid as she attempts to clarify beforehand obscure radioactive elements. Yet, it before long turns out to be startlingly apparent that her work could prompt applications in medication that could save a large number of lives – or applications in fighting that could destroy them by the billions. Radioactive tells us the brave and intense story of a woman.

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7. The Founder (2016)

An American film, Directed by John Lee Hancock portrays story of a businessman, and journey of his creation of the McDonald’s fast-food restaurant chain. He understands the capability of the spot and chooses to make it the greatest fast-food business on the planet. On the off chance that you are infatuated with McDonalds than you should observe how your love came into existence.

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8. Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015)

Nothing appears to be impossible if you have a mental fortitude to challenge the tough. Manjhi is the story of a man who lost his wife while trying to cross the mountain. With just a hammer and an etch, a man goes through 22 years cutting a road through a misleading mountain. This film is based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Urmila Mahanta, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Gaurav Dwivedi and Directed by Ketan Mehta.

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9. The Theory of everything (2014)

The Theory of Everything is romantic biopic of Stephen Hawking, a superb astronomy student, discovers that he is suffering from neurone infection and has few years left of his life. The film gives you a glance at the connection between the acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking and his ex-wife. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior and Directed by James Marsh, the film was adapted by Anthony McCarten from the 2007 memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking.

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10. The Imitation Game (2014)

The Imitation Game is a historical drama, Directed by Morten Tyldum and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Mark Strong. Based on the 1983 biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. This film depicts the story of Alan Turing, a British mathematician, who built a machine who can crack codes with the assistance of his kindred mathematicians to decipher the German enigma code. It is a fascinating and engaging movie. Not to forget the brilliant performances of the actors made this film more interesting.

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