"Reel Lives," Real Women: Films Based on Women

Biopics based on women, girls, etc.

If you want to find out who these films are based on use the "read notes" feature.

Some of these films play fast and loose with the facts, so we must keep in mind that: "Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental."

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  • Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B

    1

  • In the Realm of the Senses

    2

  • Sada

    3

  • A Woman Called Sada Abe

    4

  • Born Free

    5

  • Living Free

    6

  • A House Is Not a Home

    7

  • Chhapaak

    8

  • A Girl From Mogadishu

    9

  • Maria's Paradise

    10

  • Céleste

    11

  • Nicholas and Alexandra

    12

  • Rasputin and the Empress

    13

  • Kiss and Cry

    14

  • Angel of Death: The Story of Beverly Allitt

    15

  • Woman in Gold

    16

  • Anastasia

    17

  • Anastasia

    18

  • Anastasia

    19

  • Anastasia - Die letzte Zarentochter

    20

  • Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

    21

  • Lili Marleen

    22

  • Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story

    23

  • As White as in Snow

    24

  • Lou Andreas-Salomé, The Audacity to be Free

    25

  • Beyond Good and Evil

    26

  • Zuzu Angel

    27

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    28

  • The Favourite

    29

  • A Glass of Water

    30

  • A Glass of Water

    31

  • Ammonite

    32

  • Mary Anning & the Dinosaur Hunters

    33

  • Shattered Innocence

    34

  • A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story

    35

  • Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

    36

  • Nelly

    37

  • Hannah Arendt

    38

  • Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret

    39

  • Arletty: A Guilty Passion

    40

  • Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay

    41

  • Sylvia

    42

  • Nancy Astor

    43

  • Te Ata

    44

  • A Call to Spy

    45

  • The Sicilian Girl

    46

  • The Best of Enemies

    47

  • The King's Daughters

    48

  • Julie, chevalier de Maupin

    49

  • Lucie Aubrac

    50

  • The Lady

    51

  • Becoming Jane

    52

  • Miss Austen Regrets

    53

  • Telling Secrets

    54

  • The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

    55

  • Devil's Mistress

    56

  • Black Venus

    57

  • Woh Lamhe

    58

  • Baby M

    59

  • Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach

    60

  • Savage Grace

    61

  • The Josephine Baker Story

    62

  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    63

  • Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story

    64

  • Princess Caraboo

    65

  • Bakhita

    66

  • Being the Ricardos

    67

  • Lucy

    68

  • Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter

    69

  • Barbara

    70

  • Saint Barbara

    71

  • An Education

    72

  • Bloody Mama

    73

  • Ma Barker's Killer Brood

    74

  • Public Enemies

    75

  • Queen of the Mob

    76

  • Nora

    77

  • Pancho Barnes

    78

  • The Girl in White

    79

  • Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story

    80

  • Too Much, Too Soon

    81

  • Voice from the Grave

    82

  • Shirley

    83

  • Bathory: Countess of Blood

    84

  • The Countess

    85

  • Countess Dracula

    86

  • Daughters of Darkness

    87

  • David and Bathsheba

    88

  • Jean

    89

  • Shine on Harvest Moon

    90

  • Grey Gardens

    91

  • Secrets of a Gold Digger Killer

    92

  • Lovers of the Café Flore

    93

  • The Honeymoon Killers

    94

  • Lonely Hearts

    95

  • Du Barry, Woman of Passion

    96

  • Madame DuBarry

    97

  • Madame Du Barry

    98

  • Madame du Barry

    99

  • The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton

    100