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15 biopics that are worth watching (until the end of the year)


Biopics and movies inspired by true events are traditionally an Oscar bate.

They are darlings of Film festivals and Award circuit release dates, so they are considered „the end of the year“ viewing treats. They are usually dramas, and most often than not are uplifting stories about overcoming failure, grief or defeat.

But what about the upcoming biopics? The true stories and inspiring events that were transferred on the big screen and that are about to be released? Here are some of them that should come out until the end of this year.


Director: David Gordon Green
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson…
Premiere date: 22 September
Real story behind it: The inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Battle of the Sexes

Director: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue…
Premiere date: 22 September
Real story behind it: ?he 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Victoria & Abdul

Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Judi Dench, Olivia Williams, Michael Gambon…
Premiere date: 22 September
Real story behind it: The unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

American Made

Director: Doug Liman
Starring: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright…
Premiere date: 29 September
Real story behind it: The story about Barry Seal, a pilot that lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s.


Director: Reginald Hudlin
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Dan Stevens, Sophia Bush, Kate Hudson…
Premiere date: 13 October
Real story behind it: Story about Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases


Director: Andy Serkis
Starring: Diana Rigg, Claire Foy, Andrew Garfield…
Premiere date: 13 October
Real story behind it: The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease.

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Director: Simon Curtis
Starring: Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Macdonald…
Premiere date: 13 October
Real story behind it: Story about the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne.

Only the Brave

Director: Joseph Kosinski
Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Taylor Kitsch, Josh Brolin…
Premiere date: 20 October
Real story behind it: Story about the elite crew of firemen from Prescott, Arizona who battled a wildfire in Yarnell, AZ in June 2013 that claimed the lives of 19 of their members.

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Director: Bharat Nalluri
Starring: Dan Stevens, Jonathan Pryce, Christopher Plummer…
Premiere date: 22 November
Real story behind it: Story about the journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer) and other classic characters from “A Christmas Carol.” The film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) conjured up a timeless tale.


Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bill Pullman, Woody Harrelson…
Premiere date: 3 November
Real story behind it: The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.

The Current War

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Starring: Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch…
Premiere date: 24 November (limited)
Real story behind it: The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.

Darkest Hour

Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Lily James, Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn…
Real story behind it: Prime Minister, Winston Churchill’s most turbulent and defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.

Molly’s Game

Director: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner….
Premiere date: 22 November
Real story behind it: The story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. Her players included movie stars, business titans and unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob.

The Disaster Artist

Director: James Franco
Starring: James Franco, Alison Brie, Zac Efron, Sugar Lyn Beard…
Premiere date: 8 December
Real story behind it: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room (2003).

The Greatest Showman

Director: Michael Gracey
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson…
Premiere date: 25 December
Real story behind it: The story of American showman P. T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.


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