Hollywood has made some epic biopic films. The biopic need not be a larger-than-life account of someone out of this world. A few Hollywood biopic films cover interesting incidents that have happened in history and stories of people who were instrumental in putting these incidents in motion. Here are top 5 of our favorite Hollywood biopic films that are not just life-stories but highlight defining moments in modern history.
Trumbo follows the life of a Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who is blacklisted, along with his contemporaries, for their political beliefs. Bryan Cranston plays the titular role in Trumbo.
Into The Wild
Based on Christopher McCandless, a man who “renounced the society and its rules” to discover himself, this film is based on a book by the same name. Into The Wild ends on a heartbreaking note, to say the least.
Starring the Academy Award winner Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich is a real-life story of a woman who works as a legal clerk. She fights against the ecologically destructive ways of the natural gas and electric company, which are making the residents sick. Brockovich turns this case into a class action lawsuit, helping thousands of affected residents.
The Imitation Game
This film covers the era in the life of an English cryptographer Alan Turing, who helped the British forces decipher the codes sent everyday by the Germans. The film also has touches upon the discrimination homosexuals faced during the time.
The Social Network
Based on the early years of Mark Zuckerberg, The Social Network not only has Zuckerberg’s life story but also how Facebook came into existence and then exploded all over the Internet. The film got rave reviews from audience as well as the critics.