The STELLAR Guide To The Best Biopics To Binge This Month

Reading the words ‘Based on a True Story’ just gives another life to a movie, right?

Knowing that you’re watching something that tells the story of people who lived, breathed, struggled and survived sometimes gives you the kick up the ass you need to pull up your bootstraps and get on with things. They make us laugh, cry and inspire us to take action in our own lives.

Here we’re counting down our top Biopics that you need to watch this month to give you a bit of inspiration in your life.



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We couldn’t start off this list without mentioning the Hollywood blockbuster doing the rounds at awards season. Austin Butler plays the role of a lifetime as Elvis Presley in this rollercoaster production. Featuring the voice of the King of Rock himself, this artistic interpretation of Presley’s life documents his rise to the top along with his final years, trapped by dodger contracts and even dodgier managers. Buckle in for a wave of emotions as Baz Luhrmann take you on the ride of your life.



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Number 2 on our list is also a musical number. Rocketman documents the life and work of Sir Elton John and refuses to shy away from the incredible highs and heartbreaking lows of his career, drug addiction and love life. Produced by John’s husband David Furnish, this hilarious and tragic tale will make even the coldest of hearts shed a tear. Starring Taron Egerton as Sir Elton John, the actor belts out the classic hits we have all come to know and love. If you haven’t already seen it, it’s a must.

The Swimmers 


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Netflix lovers will be glad to hear that the incredible movie, The Swimmers is available to stream on Netflix and oh boy, is it worth it. It follows the incredible true story of Sara and Yusra Mardini, two Syrian sisters who fled their country and found themselves alone as refugees in Germany.

Both were training for the 2016 Olympics in Rio when they fled the flighting in their home country. The sisters, played by real life sisters Manal and Nathalie Issa, continued to train for the Olympics whilst in Germany. We won’t spoil the ending for you already, but with the trials and tribulations in front of them, the girls became a beacon of home for refugees all around the world.

On the Basis of Sex 

Following on with another female-power movie, On the Basis of Sex is the biopic of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in the USA until her death in 2020. The film depicts the feminist icon Ginsberg, played by Felicity Jones, as she navigates her career as a lawyer in a world designed to diminish and discriminate against women. Through her intellect, perseverance and tenacity, Ruth Bader Ginsberg continued to fight for judicial equality between the sexes throughout her career.

The Blind Side

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The Blindside is the hit movie based on the book ‘The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game’ by Michael Lewis, and depicts the real story of Michael Oher; the NFL player who overcame poverty, struggle and homelessness with the help of his adoptive family to reach the highest of successes for an American athlete.

Starring Sandra Bullock and Quinton Aaron as the unusual mother-son duo, this heartwarming film is one you will come back to again and again.