Biopic Films

I decided to watch a bunch of biographical films.  Turns out biopics are not cinema’s strongest genre. I wish I had had this list by Digital Dream Door when I was gathering titles.

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18th Century

Marie Antoinette documentary (release date: 2005)
consort: 1783- 1792 personage: queen of France

Marie Antoinette (release date: 2006)
consort: 1783- 1792 personage: queen of France

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19th Century

Miss Potter (release date:2006)
lifespan: 1866 – 1943 personage: Beatrix Potter, author/illustrator

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20th Century

The Eleanor Roosevelt Story (released date: 1965)
lifespan:1884-1962 personage: Eleanor Roosevelt, rights activist

Night and Day (release date: 1946)
lifespan: 1891 – 1964 personage: Cole Porter, composer

De-Lovely (release date: 2004)
lifespan: 1891 – 1964 personage: Cole Porter, composer

In the Realms of the Unreal (release date: 2004)
lifespan: 1892-1973 personage: Henry Darger, artist/writer

TCM Archives: Garbo (released date: 2005)
lifespan: 1905–1990 personage: Greta Garbo, actress

La Vie en Rose (released date: 2007)
lifespan: 1915 — 1963 personage: Edith Piaf, singer

Iris (release date: 2001)
lifespan: 1919 – 1999 personage: Iris Murdoch, author

Walk the Line (release date: 2005)
lifespan: 1932 – 2003 personage: Johnny Cash, singer/songwriter

3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (release date: 2004)
lifespan: 1951 – 2001 personage: Dale Earnhardt, race car driver

Selena (release date: 1997)
lifespan: 1971 – 1995 personage: Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, Tejano singer

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21st Century

Glory Road (release date: 2006)
lifespan: 1930 – present personage: Don Haskins, basketball coach

Coal Miner’s Daughter ( release date: 1980)
lifespan: 1935- present   personage: Loretta Lynn, singer/songwriter

Persepolis (release date: 2007)
lifespan: 1969-present  personage: Marjane Satrapi, artist/film director

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