1960s Biographical Movies

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Bonnie and Clyde(1967)

| 1h 50min | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 552 votes)

In the 1930s, bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

El Cid(1961)

3.4/5 (with 89 votes)

Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.

The Boston Strangler(1968)

| 1h 56min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 66 votes)

Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from the point of view of the investigators who have very few clues to build a case upon.

Genghis Khan(1965)

2h 7min | History
3.0/5 (with 17 votes)

This is the story of the shy Mongol boy Temujin who,during the 13th century, becomes the fearless Mongol leader Genghis Khan that unites all Mongol tribes and conquers India,China,Persia,Korea and parts of Rusia,Europe and Middle-East.

The Agony and the Ecstasy(1965)

2h 18min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 43 votes)

Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel directed by Carol Reed. While the novel covers Michelangelo's life from birth to death, the film focuses on the battle of wills between the perfectionist artist and the impatient Pope who commissions (and eventually commands) him to paint the famed chapel.


2h 23min | Comedy, Drama, Music
3.3/5 (with 24 votes)

Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

Alfred the Great(1969)

2h 2min | History
2.4/5 (with 4 votes)

While Old England is being ransacked by roving Danes in the 9th century, Alfred is planning to join the priesthood. But observing the rape of his land, he puts away his religious vows to take up arms against the invaders, leading the English Christians to fight for their country. Alfred soundly defeats the Danes and becomes a hero. But now, although Alfred still longs for the priesthood, he is torn between his passion for God and his lust for blood.

Rasputin: The Mad Monk(1966)

1h 31min | Horror
3.0/5 (with 25 votes)

Rasputin, a crazed and debauched monk wreaks havoc at the local inn one night, chopping off the hand of one of the drinkers. As the bitter locals plan their revenge, the evil Rasputin works his satanic power over the beautiful women who serve at the Tsar's palace. Even the Tsarina herself is seduced by his evil ways and, as his influence begins to dominate government policy, there is only one course of action left... to destroy him before he destroys them all.

Eros + Massacre(1969)

3h 36min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 14 votes)

Two interwoven stories. The first is a biography of anarchist Sakae Osugi which follows his relationship with three women in the 1920s. The second centers on two 1960s students researching Osugi's theories.

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm(1962)

3.1/5 (with 8 votes)

The Grimm brothers Wilhelm and Jacob, known for their literary works in the nineteenth century, have their lives dramatized. In the movie they write a family history for a duke which includes reenactments of three of their stories including "The Dancing Princess," "The Cobbler and the Elves" and "The Singing Bone.".

Constantine and the Cross(1961)

| 2h 8min | Adventure, Drama, History
2.5/5 (with 5 votes)

Constantin is fighting against Barbarians with his father when he is called to Rome. In his way to Rome, he falls in an ambush planned by Maxence, who wants to become emperor.

The Outsider(1961)

1h 48min | Drama, War
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Ira Hayes, a young Pima Indian, enlists in the Marine Corps. At boot camp, he is shunned and mocked by everyone, aside from a Marine named Sorenson, who he befriends. They happen to be two of the six marines captured in the famous photograph of Marines raising the U.S. flag on Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima, but Sorenson is killed soon after. Although he is hailed as a hero, Ira's life begins to spiral out of control after the war.

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3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

After a failed conquest, Emperor Ajaatshatru pretends to be a soldier in the enemy's army to weaken them from the inside. However, he falls in love with Amrapali by faking his identity.

Catherine of Russia(1963)

2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Caterina finds out that her husband Peter Tzar of Russia, is plotting to kill her. She sets Count Orlov free from prison, Peter's sworn enemy, becomes empress of Russia and leads the Cossacks army against him.

Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach(1968)

1h 34min | Music, Drama
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

The life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach as presented by his wife, Anna.

A Mother's Heart(1966)

1h 40min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Family drama centering on the childhood of Vladimir Lenin, then Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov, in the city of Simbirsk, and his relationship with his mother.

Mad Dog Coll(1961)

1h 28min | Crime, Drama
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Killer Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll moves in on gangster Dutch Schultz in 1920s New York.

Sword of the Conqueror(1961)

1h 36min | History, Adventure

Alboino, the Lombard ruler, wants to marry the daughter of a neighboring king, but she loves another. Her father arranges the marriage to Alboino, which he believes will be beneficial to him, only to have Alboino kill him and leave Amalchi, his daughter's real love, beaten and left for dead. Amalchi recovers to lead a revolt against the murderous Alboino and reclaim his woman.

Kunjali Marakkar(1967)

2h 27min | History, Action
3.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Tells the story of the legendary 16th century naval captain Mohammed, a brave warrior and merchant supported the Samoodiri in his fight against the Portuguese. The Samoodiri honoured Mohammed by making him his naval chief and renaming him ‘Kunjali Marakkar'.

With Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair, Prem Nazir

The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond(1960)

1h 41min | Crime, History, Action
3.1/5 (with 6 votes)

Jack Diamond and his sickly brother arrive in prohibition New York as jewelry thieves. After a spell in jail, the coldly ambitious Diamond hits on the idea of stealing from thieves himself and sets about getting close to gangster boss Arnold Rothstein to move in on his booze, girls, gambling, and drugs operations.


1h 36min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Messalina was the Roman noblewoman who inveigled ageing emperor Claudio into marriage. Once ensconced on the throne, Messalina launched a reign of terror that shook the empire to its very foundations. The subject of countless film treatments, Rome's most villified empress is herein played by British actress Belinda Lee.


1h 34min | Adventure
4.0/5 (with 3 votes)

This epic Spanish biopic chronicles the life of Cervantes, Spain's great novelist, playwright and poet, during the 16th-century, when as a young man he goes to Italy to become a soldier for the Pope. Later he helps the Pope's emissary wage war against the Spanish Moors. His exploits win him great favor. He falls in love with a famous Italian courtesan and she with him. Unfortunately, the Pope splits them apart with his newest decree which demands that all prostitutes leave the city. Upset, Cervantes goes to fight in the famed sea battle of Lepanto and comes back a hero. Later he is captured by Barbary pirates and ransomed by Trinitarian friars.

Solange Leben in mir ist(1965)

1h 54min | Drama

The biography of the German socialistic politician Karl Liebknecht and his fight against World War I.

Strong with Spirit(1967)

3h 12min | Adventure, War
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Story of a Russian intelligence officer Nikolai Kuznetsov (known as lieutenant Paul Wilhelm Zibert) who worked in the capital of occupied by fascist troops Ukraine. 960 days and nights were left until the end of the Second World War.

The Castilian(1963)

2h 8min | Adventure, Drama

Also released as Valley of the Swords, this lugubrious US/Spanish co-production features the usual mid-1960s "tax shelter" international cast. Broderick Crawford plays a despotic 10th century Spanish king who, in cahoots with the invading Moors, has banished handsome Castilian nobleman Spartaco Santoni. With the surreptitious aid of Crawford's daughter Teresa Velasquez, Santoni assembles an army to march against the Moors. In keeping with the 13th century epic poem from which this film was derived ("El Poema de Fernan Gonzales") Santoni's path is smoothed by the celestial intervention of patron saints Milan and Santiago. Among the big names picking up a few tax-free dollars in The Castilian are Cesar Romero, Linda Darnell, Alida Valli and Fernando Rey.

L’ultimo zar(1960)

1h 27min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Rasputin was a lusty steppes peasant, a god revealed, a cunning patriot, all that, or a mystifier? An intriguing biography.

Antony Firingee(1967)

2h 37min | Drama, Music
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Antony Firingee was a Portuguese-Indian who became a famous Bengali poet musician and fell in love with Shakila. She agreed to marry him after revealing her tragic history. But his fame was not enough to overcome their ostracisation and tragedy struck again.

With Uttam Kumar, Tanuja, Asit Baran, Chaya Devi, Ruma Guha Thakurta, Jiben Bose, ...

Garrincha: Joy of the People(1962)

3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

Documentary about the most famous dribbler in Brazilian Soccer (some say in Soccer's history!) at the zenith of his career, showing classic scenes of 1958 and 1962 World Cup. Garrincha was a very original and talented player, having curved legs. Women and alcohol were his passion, and the cause of his later decadence. After a glorious career, he died in financial misery, forgotten.

Directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade - With Garrincha

Your Cheatin' Heart(1964)

1h 39min | Drama, Music
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

The story of the country and western singer Hank Williams.

The Hunchback(1960)

1h 36min | Drama, War
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Alvaro Cosenza, also known as the Hunchback from Quarticciolo, during Rome's occupation by Nazis in 1943, decides to revolt.

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