There's always room for more historical biographical films. In the style of 12 Years A Slave, you have Robert Smalls:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Smalls
A slave forced to work for the Confederate army, took over a Confederate ship, sailed it through Confederate waters passing several other Confederate ships and forts, gave the ship to the Union, then met Abe Lincoln and basically become the Jackie Robinson of the Union forces.
Later while working for the Union navy, the ship he was on was caught in a crossfire between Union and Confederate forces. His ship's commander decided to surrender, but Smalls refused since he figured the blacks working for the Union would be killed if taken as POW's, so he took command of the ship and got it out of the range of enemy fire, becoming the first black ship captain in the military.
Then after the war he started his own business and later became a Congressman.
Also, in maybe more of a Wolf of Wall Street meets Pirates of the Caribbean, you have Ching Shih:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ching_Shih
Prostitute captured by pirates, married one of the pirates, then eventually took over the entire pirate force with a fleet of maybe as many as 1,800 ships and a crew of 80,000 men. Successfully took on British, Portugal, and Chinese navies. With the Chinese government unable to defeat her, they decided to offer her and all her forces amnesty. Considered one of the most ruthless, cunning, and successful pirates ever.