Top 9 Best Biography TV Shows On Disney Plus In 2024 [Ranked]

Aakriti MishraAakriti-Posted Jan 23, 2024

top 9 best Biography TV Shows on disney plus in 2024 [Ranked]


Biographies deal with a person's life, in great detail. A biographical show turns those details into cinematic pieces for viewers to enjoy and take note of. While not all have stuck to historical accuracy and have opted for entertainment, over the years, more and more biographical television shows have come to the fore, some dealing with well-known loved personalities and others often looking into the lives of some of the most notorious people to have lived.


Shows like Crown, Narcos, Tiger King, Dickinson, Julia, Manhunt and more are all testament to the coming together of facts and fiction, churning out a cinematic masterpiece.


With that being said, given below is a list of some of the best biographical television shows to have been made over the years and that can be watched on Disney Plus.



1. Feud (TV Series 2017– )


Feud (TV Series 2017– )


Feud is an acclaimed biography-drama series that has garnered high praise from critics and boasts favourable user reviews and ratings. However, the show caters to a niche audience rather than achieving widespread popularity.


With 1 season and a total of 8 episodes, it remains a unique and cherished gem among its dedicated viewers.


The series is an anthology that dramatises specific periods of well-known real-life feuds and focuses on one feud per season. The first season dealt with the feud between legendary Hollywood actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.


The two collaborated on one project together; What Ever Happened to Baby Jane and despite their mutual dislike being well-known, people around them had their reasons for fueling the fire further.  


Available Countries: United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, and France



2. The Durrells (TV Series 2016–2019)


The Durrells (TV Series 2016–2019)


Milo Parker has secured nominations for Young Artist Awards (Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Teen Actor) for portraying Gerald Durrell.


The Durrells holds a very high IMDb rating, yet its limited popularity contrasts with its nominations for BAFTA Awards, Young Artist Awards, and TV Times Awards accolades earned during its acclaimed run.


In the 1930s, the Durrell family, Louisa Durrell, a widow with four children: Larry, Leslie, Margo, and Gerry, moved from England to the Greek island of Corfu in search of a better life.


The Durrells' time on Corfu is filled with humorous misadventures as they adapt to their new surroundings and interact with the eccentric inhabitants of the island. The members celebrate the joys and challenges of family life and pursue independence and happiness.


Available Countries: Portugal



3. American Crime Story (TV Series 2016– )


American Crime Story (TV Series 2016– )


A brainchild of Scott Alexander that has garnered critical acclaim, American Crime Story shines with outstanding ratings. With Sarah Paulson, Annaleigh Ashford, and Sterling K. Brown in the limelight, the series' 3 seasons and 29 episodes have achieved decent popularity.


The series examines some of the most infamous and historical American crimes that were not just spine-chilling but also made the entire country stop and take notice, ensuring no one forgot it easily.


While season 1 covered 'The People vs. OJ Simpson's' murder trial, season 2 was on 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace' and season 3 was about The Monica Lewinsky affair.


Available Countries: United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, and France



4. Genius (TV Series 2017– )


Genius (TV Series 2017– )


Antonio Banderas has secured nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie) for portraying Pablo Picasso.


Genius holds a very high IMDb rating, yet its limited popularity contrasts with its nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards, Satellite Awards, and Critics Choice Awards accolades earned during its acclaimed run.


Genius explores the lives and achievements of some of history's greatest thinkers and innovators, providing in-depth research and attention to historical accuracy and offering a comprehensive and engaging look at the lives of these iconic figures.


The first season is dedicated to Albert Einstein, delving into his groundbreaking scientific discoveries, his personal relationships, and the challenges he faced. The second season features the life of Pablo Picasso, exploring Picasso's art, his tumultuous personal life, and his influence on modern art.


Available Countries: United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, and France



5. Trust (TV Series 2018–2018)


Trust (TV Series 2018–2018)


With Harris Dickinson, Donald Sutherland, and Hilary Swank in leading roles, Trust has expanded over 1 year, spanning 1 season and 10 episodes. Created by Simon Beaufoy, the series embraces a variety of elements.


The series is set in 1973 Rome, where John Paul Getty III, the heir and younger member of a renowned oil tycoon family gets kidnapped by the Italian mob in exchange for a hefty ransom.


Meanwhile, his grandfather is least bothered to try to have him back, as he truly believes that the kidnapping was staged by his grandson in exchange for the money.


Available Countries: United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, and France



6. For Life (TV Series 2020–2021)


For Life (TV Series 2020–2021)


Starring Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, and Joy Bryant at the forefront, For Life, created by Hank Steinberg, is a biography-crime series. Its journey spans 2 seasons and 2 years.


For Life is the story of Aaron Wallace who gets sentenced to lifelong incarceration for a crime he did not commit. While choosing to seek justice for himself, he decides to learn the law and litigations and becomes a lawyer to work as a defence attorney and help the other inmates get justice as well.


Available Countries: Australia, France, Philippines, and New Zealand



7. Wu-Tang: An American Saga (TV Series 2019–2023)


Wu-Tang: An American Saga (TV Series 2019–2023)


An exemplar of excellence in the world of television, Wu-Tang: An American Saga gleams with an impressive IMDb rating of 8.3.


Spanning 3 seasons and captivating audiences through 30 episodes, it earned nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards, Location Managers Guild International Awards, and Black Reel Awards for Television, reaffirming its exceptional status.


Wu-Tang Clan, a highly influential and legendary hip-hop group from Staten Island, New York, witnesses the lives and struggles of the group's members, including RZA, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Method Man, and others, as they navigate the challenges of life in the city during the early 1990s. 


On their journey to becoming successful musicians, the young artists from underprivileged backgrounds learned to use their creativity and strong ties of friendship to achieve their dreams.


Available Countries: United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, and Italy



8. Medici (TV Series 2016–2019)


Medici (TV Series 2016–2019)


Unnoticed by many, Medici, helmed by Nicholas Meyer, offers a distinct experience. Featuring Daniel Sharman, Alessandra Mastronardi, and Synnove Karlsen, this production from 2016 may have flown under the radar, but its moderate ratings make it a find for those in search of underrated gems.


It's the 1470s and the Medici family's power has been consolidated over time. Cosimo de' Medici suddenly finds himself thrust at the help of his wealthy dynasty family after his father Giovanni unexpectedly dies.


However, Cosimo also seems to conceal a dangerous secret; his father was murdered. Now, Cosimo and his brother will have to come together to unearth the one responsible for the murder while also protecting their family.


Available Countries: Germany, and Switzerland



9. Borgia (TV Series 2011–2014)


Borgia (TV Series 2011–2014)


Season 1 stands out within Borgia's journey, across 3 seasons and 38 episodes. Created by Tom Fontana and featuring Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk, and Diarmuid Noyes, the series presents an evolving narrative.


Borgia follows the rise and subsequent fall of the Renaissance dynasty. It particularly looks into the life of Rodrigo Borgia, who is often considered to be the most ruthless and infamous pope to have ever existed in the history of the Catholic Church and his four children; Juan, Cesare, Lucretia and Goffredo. 


Available Countries: Germany, and Switzerland





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