Biopics have been one of the longest-standing ways of sharing stories of unsung heroes and lives that have influenced the world in various ways. It offers creators a unique opportunity to provide viewers with an insight into an unexplored perspective. Netflix currently has some of the best biopics of various backgrounds bringing light to interesting narratives.
This genre is unique, especially as from a viewer’s perspective, it feels like literature on tv. Biopics teach viewers of mistakes and struggles found in a particular person’s life and have a unique takeaway, usually around the resolution.
While personal touches make the stories commercially viable, not every source material is worth the viewers’ rapt attention. Netflix’s penchant for dramatizing real-life events has reached its peak as the streamer continues to invest in making documentaries, especially true-crime which present fictionalised non-fiction in a stylized format.
Find out more about these five best biopics currently streaming on Netflix below.
The five best biopics on Netflix right now
5. The Imitation Game (2014)
One of Benedict Cumberbatch’s classics. The story revolves around the life of Alan Turing played by Cumberbatch himself, and highlights the real incidents that took place. With incredible performances and a simply riveting plot, this historical drama will surely sweep you off your feet. The Imitation Game won the title for ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’.
4. The Social Network (2010)
Mark Zuckerberg co-founds Facebook with the assistance of his friend Eduardo. Despite the fact that the venture is a success, he loses touch with some people along the way. What really happens in the life of one of the fastest-growing businessmen the Earth has ever seen.
Watch The Social Network on Netflix.
3. The Big Short (2015)
Several finance gurus forecast the collapse of the US home market in the mid-2000s. They identify faults and corruption in the system through their study. A riveting and exciting watch starring Brad Pitt available to all on Netflix.
2. The Sky is Pink (2019)
Based on the life of motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary, who died at the age of 18 in 2015. Aisha recounts her parents’ love story over a 25-year period. The movie highlights how through the difficulties faced by the heroic protagonist, she continued to war in the face of life without fear.
With amazing performances by both Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar.
1. Lion (2016)
Saroo is separated from his family when he is five years old and is adopted by an Australian couple. However, after 25 years, he travels to India in pursuit of his birth parents. With several Oscar nominations Lion, starring Dev Patel, is definitely worth a watch.
Find it on Netflix.