Best Biopics Of This Year, Ranked 

If you’re looking for a boost of motivation for inspiration, watching a powerful biopic is the way to go. Watching someone overcome obstacles and realizing that it’s all real is a whole new level of inspiration! 2021 gave us some of the best hits and intricate insights into the lives of some famous personalities. Let’s take a look at the top 5.

The Dig

They have been plenty of movies revolving around the premise of trying to find hidden treasure. But this particular biopic portrays how crucial history is without glamourizing it. The overall audience experience is educating and entertaining at the same time. The Dig is a British biographical film that beautifully showcased an excavation that holds high historical significance. The plot takes an interesting turn when after the uncovering of the ship there is an impending setback due to the coming war.

Judas and The Black Messiah

In another magnetic and powerful biopic, Fred Hampton leads the Black Panther Party as William O’Neil finds himself in a dilemma between the cause and his job. Revolving around controversies regarding racial injustices, Shakha King makes the movie stand out with rawness. Both Lakeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya received Oscar nominations when the latter was the winner of the Oscar for the best supporting actor.

King Richard

This brilliant biopic revolves around the early lives of Serena and Venus Williams, the pro tennis players of the century. The world admires these two legendary personalities. But behind their success lies the relentless struggle of their father, Richard Williams. The story uncovers how Richard fulfilled what he aspired for both his daughters overcoming all the obstacles that came along the way. The movie radiates confidence and determination and is one of the most motivating and inspirational films revolving around the topic of sports. Will Smith’s portrayal of the lead role was, as expected, remarkable!


9/11 sure had heartbreaking and emotional aftermath. That’s exactly what Worth portrayed. The irreversible loss lead the government to decide to compensate families who suffer the loss of their loved ones. But the real question was how were they going to determine the monetary value or in other words the Worth? Based on ‘What Is Life Worth?’ by Kenneth Feinberg, this biographical drama imbibes togetherness and empathy. The memorable performances of Stanley Tucci and Michael Keaton made the biopic even more compelling.

The Courier

The tension between the Soviet Union and the United States created the perfect Arc for a historical and intense storyline. Watching a British businessman’s intelligence trying to curb the Cuban missile crisis is a chilling experience. The fact that it’s based on a real-life story makes it even tenser. The friendship dynamics between Oleg and Greville are interesting to watch.

What do you think of the above list and ranking of the best biopics of this year? Is your favorite on the list on the list or do you have a brilliant addition? Sound of your opinions in the comments section below.

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