Winnie Mandela (2013): This drama, starring Jennifer Hudson, chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and Nelson Mandela’s incarceration.
Diana (2013): Naomi Watts portrays Princess Diana in this movie that depicts the last two years of Diana’s life and tells of an affair she had with a Pakistani heart surgeon, Hasnat Khan.
Grace of Monaco (2013): Nicole Kidman stars as Grace Kelly in this movie detailing the life of the former Hollywood actress during a political dispute between her husband, Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and France’s Charles De Gaulle in the early 1960s.
Soul Surfer (2011): After losing an arm in a shark attack, surfer Bethany Hamilton fights back to return to competition. AnnaSophia Robb stars as Hamilton.
The Iron Lady (2011): Meryl Streep plays an elderly Margaret Thatcher as she struggles to come to terms with her husband’s death.
Temple Grandin (2010): This film, starring Claire Danes, tells the story of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who became a top scientist in the humane livestock handling industry.
Amelia (2009): Hilary Swank stars in this movie about the life of pilot Amelia Earhart.
The Dutchess (2008): Keira Knightley stars in this movie about the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007): Cate Blanchett stars as Elizabeth I of England in a film that details crises she faced late in her reign.
The Queen (2006): Helen Mirren portrays Queen Elizabeth II during the period following Princess Diana’s death.
Marie Antoinette (2006): Kirsten Dunst stars in this film that details Marie Antoinette’s reign as the queen of France.
Veronica Guerin (2003): Veronica Guerin, an Irish journalist, is assassinated by drug dealers she wrote about.
Frida (2002): Salma Hayek stars in this movie about the life of artist Frida Kahlo.
Erin Brockovich (2000): Julia Roberts stars as Erin Brockovich, a single-mother and legal assistant who tries to bring down a power company for polluting the city’s water.
Elizabeth (1998): Cate Blanchett stars as Elizabeth I of England in a movie that details the early years of her reign.
Cleopatra (1963): Elizabeth Taylor stars in this historical epic about the Egyptian queen.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959): This film, based off of the young girl’s diary, tells of how Anne Frank and her family hid from Nazis during World War II.