So many frock flicks are biographies, of course, and we can debate endlessly how accurate they are in telling the life stories of their subjects. I think my favorite biopics are a balance of that accuracy with entertainment value — because any person’s life is going to be too complicated to make a perfectly accurate film or TV series. Edits must be made! Another thing I look for, being Frock Flicks, is good and interesting costumes, and in particular, I want to see a progression over time if the movie / show covers a significant era. I don’t expect the actors to look exactly like the subject, but I’d love if the costumes recreate key looks that the subject is known for.
With all that said, here are my top five biopic frock flicks. Click on the titles for my full reviews!
Gentleman Jack (2019)
Elizabeth R (1971)
What frock flick biopics do you like?