"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

  • The Favourite

    28

  • A Glass of Water

    29

  • A Glass of Water

    30

  • Ammonite

    31

  • Mary Anning & the Dinosaur Hunters

    32

  • Shattered Innocence

    33

  • A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story

    34

  • Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

    35

  • Nelly

    36

  • Hannah Arendt

    37

  • Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret

    38

  • Arletty: A Guilty Passion

    39

  • Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay

    40

  • Sylvia

    41

  • Nancy Astor

    42

  • Te Ata

    43

  • A Call to Spy

    44

  • The Sicilian Girl

    45

  • The Best of Enemies

    46

  • The King's Daughters

    47

  • Julie, chevalier de Maupin

    48

  • Lucie Aubrac

    49

  • The Lady

    50

  • Becoming Jane

    51

  • Miss Austen Regrets

    52

  • Telling Secrets

    53

  • The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

    54

  • Devil's Mistress

    55

  • Black Venus

    56

  • Woh Lamhe

    57

  • Baby M

    58

  • Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach

    59

  • Savage Grace

    60

  • The Josephine Baker Story

    61

  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    62

  • Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story

    63

  • Princess Caraboo

    64

  • Bakhita

    65

  • Being the Ricardos

    66

  • Lucy

    67

  • Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter

    68

  • Barbara

    69

  • Saint Barbara

    70

  • An Education

    71

  • Bloody Mama

    72

  • Ma Barker's Killer Brood

    73

  • Public Enemies

    74

  • Queen of the Mob

    75

  • Nora

    76

  • Pancho Barnes

    77

  • The Girl in White

    78

  • Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story

    79

  • Too Much, Too Soon

    80

  • Shirley

    81

  • Bathory: Countess of Blood

    82

  • The Countess

    83

  • Countess Dracula

    84

  • Daughters of Darkness

    85

  • David and Bathsheba

    86

  • Shine on Harvest Moon

    87

  • Grey Gardens

    88

  • Lovers of the Café Flore

    89

  • The Honeymoon Killers

    90

  • Du Barry, Woman of Passion

    91

  • Madame DuBarry

    92

  • Madame Du Barry

    93

  • Madame du Barry

    94

  • The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton

    95

  • Queen of the Desert

    96

  • Heart: The Marilyn Bell Story

    97

  • Belle

    98

  • Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story

    99

  • Woman on Trial: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story

    100