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High 10 Biopics | Receive US

Ciao Outposters, it’s time for a brand new High 10 to maintain us amused while the writers and actors are sparing us from their incessant corruption of beloved franchises on strike.

I’ve simply spent the weekend at a music competition at my native park that was chock stuffed with tribute bands that ranged from The Beatles, Queen, and Madonna, to Linkin Park, Crimson Sizzling Chilli Peppers, and Rage In opposition to The Machine. It acquired the group of buddies I used to be with speaking about latest musical biopics equivalent to Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocket Man, and the upcoming One Love about Bob Marley. So I considered my High 10 record of biopics (that aren’t nearly musicians).

There have been so many to select from that slimming this all the way down to a prime 10 was in all probability the toughest record but! As standard, there are some shocking entries and notable absentees. I do know one entry will get your arse hairs in a twist, but when all of us favored the identical factor, life can be boring proper?! Right here goes:

10. Legend


First up is Legend starring two Tom Hardys! Look, I’m an Englishman and we’re born with a genetic fascination with the Kray Twins. Sure, they have been gangsters and scumbags however they cherished their mum, and folklore has elevated them to modern-day Robin Hoods.

Hardy is great as each Ronnie and Reggie and for my American brethren, if you happen to haven’t seen this and desire a slice of 60’s South East London and gangster discuss pre-Man Ritchie, then put Legend in your watchlist… you absolute wankers!

9. Elvis


Yep. Elvis. I do know this doesn’t obtain a lot love however I believed this was wonderful. I’m not a fan of “musicals”, if you happen to would name this that. I used to be actually no fan of Elvis going into this movie. To be sincere, the spouse needed to see it so I went below duress and the information that I’d be on a promise if I took her.

In my ignorance, I all the time considered Elvis as a glorified pub singer however after seeing this, I understand because of Baz Luhrmann, that Elvis was the most effective entertainers to have ever lived. I’m now a full-on Elvis fan and I commonly deal with my ears to this soundtrack too.

And the large query was, did I get that promise? Let’s simply say that after the little girl watched Austin Butler gyrating his loins up on stage, it just about sealed the deal. Thanks Baz and Austin.

8. Tombstone



What can I say about this basic? The solid is totally chic and Kurt Russel’s taking part in Wyatt Earp is for me one in all his best-ever roles. Tombstone is tense, soiled, and gritty and offers you a sensible have a look at the unflinching actuality of what life was like again within the Wild West. Rounded off with Val Kilmer’s scene-stealing efficiency as Doc Holliday, it is a modern-day western that greater than holds up at the moment.

7. Papillon (1973)



I first stumbled throughout this film once I was a wee younger whipper-snapper and it’s stayed with me ever since. A real basic, with outstanding performances from McQueen and Hoffman telling the horrendous story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière’s incarceration on Satan’s Island for a homicide he was later pardoned for.

As you’ll have seen with my admiration for Cool Hand Luke, I really like a film a few man who refuses to bend his knee whatever the penalties. Papillon acquired the ill-fated remake therapy in 2017 however was by no means in a position to seize the magic of the 1973 masterpiece.

6. Bohemian Rhapsody


As I mentioned initially, this record exists due to the music competition I’ve been to all weekend. Initially, Bohemian Rhapsody was simply exterior my High 10 however the remaining act final evening was a Queen tribute act, and AIDS-almighty, they’d the whole place rocking!

I do know we weren’t actually watching Freddie Mercury up on stage final evening however the dude was mesmerising and the closest factor you’ll get to seeing the true deal… until in fact you have been sensible sufficient to see Queen again within the day, or you’ve got a time machine.

After an hour-long set of some absolute belters, it made me bear in mind not solely how wonderful Bohemian Rhapsody is, however to go away off the biopic about one in all, if not THE, world’s main frontmen, can be against the law.

5. Ali


Muhammed Ali. Considered one of my heroes. His exploits within the ring as The Best boxer ever (though you would argue that accolade belongs to Sugar Ray Robinson), his fast wit and persona, and his staunch beliefs and morals make Ali a person to be celebrated and admired for eternity.

All that is captured by Michael Mann’s professional route and Will Smith’s career-defining function, which I imagine he deserved an Oscar for. Ali is likely one of the greatest sporting biopics ever made.

4. Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

King Mel does it once more. I bear in mind watching this simply because Gibson directed it and I cherished Ardour Of The Christ and Apocalypto. Each films are exhausting to observe however you may’t take your eyes off them.

The primary half of Hacksaw Ridge was a sluggish burn and I used to be starting to surprise the place the film was going, after which BAM! All of it kicks off in Gibson’s typical brutal and life like type and holy fuck was I on the sting of my seat! Andrew Garfield is an amazing actor and he nails the shit out of this function as Desmond T. Doss.

The truth that it is a true story of 1 man sticking to his weapons (pun not supposed) is simply loopy. And there we have now it once more, Desmond T. Doss, is a person who refused to bend the knee – maybe I must see a psychiatrist to ask WTF my fascination is with these individuals?! Shifting on.

3. Younger Weapons

Young Guns

I used to be 14 when Younger Weapons got here to city and it made such an affect on me at that age that I grew to become completely obsessive about Billy The Child after this film. I bear in mind getting my hand on a pirate VHS copy and watching it each day for about two weeks! The standard of the pirate was already shitty so you may think about the state of the tape after one other dozen or so viewings.

Younger Weapons was one of many first movies I purchased (legitimately) on VHS, then once more on DVD, then once more on Blu-Ray. Emilio Estevez claims he’s making a 3rd installment and sure, I will likely be spending my hard-earned on that. Reap the whirlwind you heathens!

2. Goodfellas



I’ve been over my admiration for Goodfellas with the High 10 Films That Ought to By no means Be Remade, which you’ll be able to learn right here. So that you’ll excuse me if I don’t maintain up your time and canopy previous floor. Let’s simply get to that #1…

1. The Wolf Of Wall Road


Oh hell sure! This film has all of it. Depraved cool solid, a killer soundtrack, midgets, medication, loopy shenanigans that might have solely ever occurred within the Nineteen Eighties, and naturally, Margot Robbie’s beaver.

The Wolf Of Wall Road was nominated for 5 Academy Awards: Finest Image, Finest Director for Scorsese, Finest Tailored Screenplay for Winter, Finest Actor for DiCaprio, and Finest Supporting Actor for Hill however did not win in any class. Fuck you Hollywood, you realize nothing!

This film is…



So there you’ve got it Outposters. Some you’ll agree with, some will likely be WTF Eggy, the place is Gandhi, Schindler’s Listing, or Raging Bull? Please let me know what you’ll have left off and what you’ll have added.


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