Category Archives: Biography

Maudie

Release 2016

Genre Biography, Drama, Romance

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Director: Aisling Walsh
Writers: Sherry White
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins, Kari Matchett, Zachary Bennett, Gabrielle Rose
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3721954/

An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Release 2017

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: George C. Wolfe
Writers: Rebecca Skloot, Peter Landesman, Alexander Woo, George C. Wolfe
Stars: Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sylvia Grace Crim, Reed Birney, Karen Wheeling Reynolds, John C. Vennema
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5686132/

An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.

Megan Leavey

Release 2017

Genre Biography, Drama, War

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Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Writers: Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo, Tim Lovestedt
Stars: Kate Mara, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford, Ramon Rodriguez, Edie Falco
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4899370/

Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.

All Eyez on Me

Release 2017

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Benny Boom
Writers: Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez, Steven Bagatourian
Stars: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Hill Harper, Annie Ilonzeh
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1666185/

Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.

Viceroy's House

Release 2017

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Gurinder Chadha
Writers: Paul Mayeda Berges, Moira Buffini, Gurinder Chadha
Stars: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Simon Callow
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4977530/

The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

A Quiet Passion

Release 2016

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Terence Davies
Stars: Emma Bell, Sara Vertongen, Rose Williams, Benjamin Wainwright, Keith Carradine
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2392830/

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

Churchill

Release 2017

Genre Biography, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Writers: Alex von Tunzelmann
Stars: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, Julian Wadham
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2674454/

96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.

The Lost City of Z

Release 2016

Genre Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama

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Director: James Gray
Writers: James Gray, David Grann
Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Edward Ashley
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1212428/

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

The Zookeeper's Wife

Release 2017

Genre Biography, Drama, War

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Director: Niki Caro
Writers: Angela Workman, Diane Ackerman
Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford, Efrat Dor
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1730768/

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Brain on Fire

Release 2016

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Gerard Barrett
Writers: Gerard Barrett, Susannah Cahalan
Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jenny Slate, Richard Armitage, Carrie-Anne Moss, Thomas Mann
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3704700/

A young, capable professional cannot explain her newly erratic behavior.

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