Most Popular Memoir Movies and TV Shows
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3. Jarhead (2005)
R | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.
Votes: 166,503 | Gross: $62.66M
4. Citizen Kane (1941)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.
Votes: 376,607 | Gross: $1.59M
5. The King of Comedy (1982)
PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Rupert Pupkin is a passionate yet unsuccessful comic who craves nothing more than to be in the spotlight and to achieve this, he stalks and kidnaps his idol to take the spotlight for himself.
Votes: 78,285 | Gross: $2.50M
6. Burn After Reading (2008)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.
Votes: 295,904 | Gross: $60.36M
7. Youth (I) (2015)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A retired orchestra conductor is on vacation with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.
Votes: 67,216 | Gross: $2.70M
8. Alexander (2004)
R | 175 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.
Votes: 157,693 | Gross: $34.30M
10. Crooked House (2017)
PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.
11. The Family (I) (2013)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the Witness Protection Program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging, as their old habits die hard.
Votes: 105,451 | Gross: $36.92M
12. As Time Goes By (1992–2005)
TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Romance
The Korean War, and a long lost letter, separate the lives of young lovers Jean Pargetter and Lionel Hardcastle, whose paths cross again by happenstance.
13. The Ghost Writer (2010)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.
Votes: 151,414 | Gross: $15.54M
14. Betty Blue (1986)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance
A lackadaisical handyman and aspiring novelist tries to support his younger girlfriend as she slowly succumbs to madness.
Votes: 16,630 | Gross: $2.00M
15. Frost/Nixon (2008)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 98,912 | Gross: $18.59M
18. 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
TV-PG | 63 min | Animation, Drama, Family
Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.
19. The Fog (2005)
PG-13 | 100 min | Horror
A thick mist full of vengeful spirits haunts a prosperous island town off the coast of Oregon, as its inhabitants try to learn their town's dark secret in order to stop it.
Votes: 33,943 | Gross: $29.51M
20. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime
A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.
21. Fellini's Casanova (1976)
R | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History
The myth of Giacomo Casanova, the notorious womanizer is presented as a pitiable and terrifying figure. A sex scandal lands him in prison, but an escape to Paris provides him a new lease of life.
22. Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
R | 120 min | Drama
The Taylor family is devastated by an accident that takes place on the day their matriarch is due to graduate from college -- decades after leaving to raise her children.
Votes: 12,127 | Gross: $3.39M
23. Auntie Mame (1958)
Approved | 143 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle.
Votes: 9,804 | Gross: $23.30M
24. The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
R | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance
In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Votes: 4,924 | Gross: $0.43M
25. One Week (I) (2008)
Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Drama
Chronicles the motorcycle trip of Ben Tyler as he rides from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. Ben stops at landmarks that are both iconic and idiosyncratic on his quest to find meaning in his life.
26. Any Human Heart (2010)
A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.
27. Hopscotch (1980)
R | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy
Grounded with a desk job by incompetent superiors, a clever CIA agent retires and writes a tell all memoir that will embarrass his bosses, prompting him to go on the run and elude them.
28. Zero Effect (1998)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The world's greatest detective Daryl Zero aided by his associate Steve Arlo investigates a complex and mysterious case of blackmail and missing keys for shady tycoon Gregory Stark who is less than forthcoming about what is really happening!
Votes: 13,500 | Gross: $1.98M
30. Mother Night (1996)
R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, War
An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.
Votes: 4,758 | Gross: $0.39M
31. Henry Fool (1997)
R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama
Socially inept garbage man Simon is befriended by Henry Fool, a witty roguish, but talentless novelist. Henry opens a magical world of literature to Simon who turns his hand to writing the ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,689 | Gross: $1.34M
32. Boom! (1968)
PG | 110 min | Drama, Thriller
Explores the confrontation between the woman who has everything, including emptiness, and a penniless poet who has nothing but the ability to fill a wealthy woman's needs.
33. Murder in Three Acts (1986 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The cause seems to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.
34. The Man Who Loved Women (1977)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Bertrand Morane's burial is attended by all the women the forty-year-old engineer loved. We then flash back to Bertrand's life and love affairs, told by himself while writing an ... See full summary »
35. My Father's Glory (1990)
G | 105 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father, as well as the success of his arrogant Uncle Jules. Marcel and family spend their ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,738 | Gross: $1.71M
36. Heights (2005)
R | 93 min | Drama, Romance
Spanning twenty-four hours, Heights follows five New Yorkers challenged to choose their destiny before the sun comes up the next day.
Votes: 4,471 | Gross: $1.16M
37. The Nun (2013)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama
1760s France. Suzanne is shocked when her bourgeois family sends her to a convent. There she faces oppression and torment, leading her to fight back and expose the dehumanizing effect of cloistered life.
39. The Grass Harp (1995)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Comedy
After his mother's death, Collin Fenwick goes to live with his father's cousins, the wealthy, avaricious, and controlling Verena Talbo, and her compliant, earthy sister Dolly. When a city ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,914 | Gross: $0.49M
40. The Assassination of Trotsky (1972)
R | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History
After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with politics, promoting socialism to the world. Stalin has sent out an ... See full summary »
41. Telling Lies in America (1997)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Music
A loner befriends a local celebrity, Billy Magic, but he soon begins to tell lies in order to maintain the friendship and the newfound status.
Votes: 2,053 | Gross: $0.25M
42. El Presidente (2012)
162 min | Action, Biography, Drama
The life story of the first Philippine President. The story of the man who led the Filipino people to victory against its Spanish conquerors.
43. Black Shack Alley (1983)
PG | 103 min | Drama, History
Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for ... See full summary »
45. Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)
PG | 110 min | Drama
His mother dead, PS lives in Sydney with working-class Aunt Lila and Uncle George. When he's six or eight, his posh Aunt Vanessa descends from England. Named a co-guardian by PS's feckless,... See full summary »
46. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)
PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.
Votes: 1,353 | Gross: $1.00M
47. In Custody (1994)
PG | 126 min | Comedy, Drama
An editor asks Deven, a teacher who loves Urdu poetry, to interview poet Nur Shahjehanabadi, an aging whale of a man. Deven goes to Bhopal from Mirpur to meet Nur, of whom he is in awe. He ... See full summary »
Votes: 325 | Gross: $0.09M
49. Buzz (2019)
TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary
Pulitzer prize-winning reporter and author, Buzz Bissinger, experiences a sexual awakening while collaborating with Caitlyn Jenner on her tell-all memoir.
50. My Dog Tulip (2009)
Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Drama
The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends.
Votes: 1,491 | Gross: $0.25M