Category Archives: Biography

Fruitvale Station

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Ryan Coogler
Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2334649/

The purportedly true story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Rush

Release 2013

Genre Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

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Director: Ron Howard
Writers: Peter Morgan
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Pierfrancesco Favino
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1979320/

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals

127 Hours

Release 2010

Genre Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Danny Boyle
Writers: Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, Aron Ralston
Stars: James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Sean Bott, Koleman Stinger
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1542344/

A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

12 Years a Slave

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Steve McQueen
Writers: John Ridley, Solomon Northup
Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dwight Henry, Dickie Gravois, Bryan Batt, Ashley Dyke
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2024544/

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Justin Chadwick
Writers: William Nicholson, Nelson Mandela
Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2304771/

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

The Wind Rises

Release 2013

Genre Animation, Biography, Drama, Romance, War

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Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2013293/

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Kill Your Darlings

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

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Director: John Krokidas
Writers: Austin Bunn, John Krokidas
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, Ben Foster
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1311071/

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

The Wolf of Wall Street

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Terence Winter, Jordan Belfort
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0993846/

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Lone Survivor

Release 2013

Genre Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

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Director: Peter Berg
Writers: Peter Berg, Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Yousuf Azami
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1091191/

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

The Frozen Ground

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Crime, Thriller

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Director: Scott Walker
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens, John Cusack, Dean Norris, Gia Mantegna
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2005374/

An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

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