Category: biography

Memoria (2015) 5.1

Memoria (2015)

Ivan Cohen is a young man living in Palo Alto, California. Unsatisfied by his slacker group of friends, his love for a girl who doesn't know he exists and a dysfunctional family life, he is struggling to find his plac...

Anastasia (1956) 7

Anastasia (1956)

Russian exiles in Paris plot to collect ten million pounds from the Bank of England by grooming a destitute, suicidal girl to pose as heir to the Russian throne. While Bounin is coaching her he comes to believe she is...

The Butterfly’s Dream (2013) 7.8

The Butterfly’s Dream (2013)

Last days of 1941 summer, the era of Obligation, during the famine atmosphere of the Second World War. In the middle of all this poverty and turmoil, there are two poets in their early twenties: Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu a...

Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2011) 7.2

Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2011)

A documentary about Roman Polanski, the man and filmmaker. Roman Polanski speaks about his eventful life story and career in conversation with Andrew Braunsberg, his former business partner, producer, and friend of ma...

Te Ata (2016) 6.6

Te Ata (2016)

Te Ata (TAY' AH-TAH) is based on the inspiring, true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, a woman who traversed cultural barriers to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. Born in Indian Territor...

Dolores (2017) 6.9

Dolores (2017)

Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions by starting the country's first farm worker's union with fellow organizer Cesar Chavez. What starts out as a struggle for racial and labor justice, soon becomes a fight fo...

Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) 7.5

Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

King Henry VIII (Richard Burton) of England discards one wife, Catharine of Aragon (Irene Papas), who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of a young and beautiful woman, Anne Boleyn (Geneviève Bujold), whose o...

Belle Starr (TV Movie 1980) 7.1

Belle Starr (TV Movie 1980)

Belle Starr leads a family life in Greenview, Texas, married with Blue Duck, an American Native, and her two kids - a girl fathered by outlaw Cole Younger, and a sexually disturbed boy, son of outlaw Jim Reeves. She r...

The Founder (2016) 7.2

The Founder (2016)

1954. Having worked as a salesman most of his adult life, Ray Kroc has been a hustler in most senses of the word. That hustling has made him the target of derision among certain circles for peddling what have ended up...

My Left Foot (1989) 7.9

My Left Foot (1989)

Christy Brown is born with cerebral palsy to a large, poor Irish family. His mother, Mrs. Brown, recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually, Christy matures in...

Belle (2013) 7.3

Belle (2013)

This movie was inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Royal Navy Captain Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle ...

The Miracle Maker (2000) 7

The Miracle Maker (2000)

The story of Jesus Christ.

8 Seconds (1994) 6.6

8 Seconds (1994)

This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert. Written by Michael Cr...

Into the White (2012) 7.2

Into the White (2012)

In World War II, the German pilots Lieutenant Horst Schopis, Josef Schwartz and Wolfgang Strunk crash their airplane in the wilderness of Norway after shooting down a British airplane. They walk through a snow storm u...

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) 7.2

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

After a long career as a lawman that made him a legend, Wyatt Earp decides to quit and join his brothers in Tombstone, Arizona. There he would see them in a feud with the Clantons, a local clan of thugs and cattle thi...

Downfall (2004) 8.2

Downfall (2004)

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Soviet Armies closing in from the west and south. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory ...

Soorma (2018) 7.4

Soorma (2018)

This is an inspiring true story of the triumph of the human spirit, about a player who faced a near death experience when he was at his peak but emerged victorious by his sheer determination, hard work and unrelenting...

127 Hours (2010) 7.6

127 Hours (2010)

127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralsto...

Billionaire Boys Club (2018) 5.6

Billionaire Boys Club (2018)

A group of wealthy boys in Los Angeles during the early 1980s establish a 'get-rich-quick' scam that turns deadly.

Blaze (2018) 6.6

Blaze (2018)

Inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. The film weaves together three different periods of time...

Bobby (2016) 7.1

Bobby (2016)

A film which marks the 50th anniversary of England's victory in the 1966 World Cup, and uncovers the truth behind the man who led them to it... Bo66y is a powerful, dramatic and deeply personal portrait of a genuine f...

The Look of Silence (2014) 8.3

The Look of Silence (2014)

An Indonesian man with a communist background named Ramli was brutally murdered when the "Communist" purge occurred in 1965. His remaining family members lived in fear and silence until the making of this documentary....

Sara Baras, All Her Voices (2017) 4.9

Sara Baras, All Her Voices (2017)

The documentarial work on world wide famous flamenco dancer Sara Barba's latest show "voices"

Soul Surfer (2011) 7

Soul Surfer (2011)

13 year-old Bethany Hamilton is a champion surfer who was born to be in the water. But after a fun night out night surfing and what should be a fun day in the water, she is attacked by a shark and loses her arm. Rushe...

Framing John DeLorean (2019) 6.4

Framing John DeLorean (2019)

Who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man.

Beautiful Boy (2018) 7.3

Beautiful Boy (2018)

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addicti...

Brian’s Song (TV Movie 1971) 7.6

Brian’s Song (TV Movie 1971)

Gale Sayers joins the Chicago Bears and is befriended by Brian Piccolo, an over-achieving running back. Although they compete for the same spot on the team, and despite the fact that Sayers is black and Piccolo white,...

All the President’s Men (1976) 8

All the President’s Men (1976)

In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the def...

Man on Wire (2008) 7.7

Man on Wire (2008)

On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit, a French wire walker, juggler, and street performer days shy of his 25th birthday, spent 45 minutes walking, dancing, kneeling, and lying on a wire he and friends strung between the ...

Race (2016) 7.1

Race (2016)

In the 1930s, Jesse Owens is a young man who is the first in his family to go to college. Going to Ohio State to train under its track and field coach, Larry Snyder, the young African American athlete quickly impresse...