Category Archives: Biography

Devil's Knot

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Atom Egoyan
Writers: Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson, Mara Leveritt
Stars: Dane DeHaan, Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0804463/

The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.

Argo

Release 2012

Genre Biography, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Ben Affleck
Writers: Chris Terrio, Tony Mendez, Joshuah Bearman
Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1024648/

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

The Monuments Men

Release 2014

Genre Biography, Drama, War

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Director: George Clooney
Writers: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter
Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2177771/

An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

Dallas Buyers Club

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Writers: Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790636/

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.

Goodfellas

Release 1990

Genre Biography, Crime, Drama

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Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099685/

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

Linsanity

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Documentary, Sport

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Director: Evan Leong
Writers: Aaron Strongoni
Stars: Daniel Dae Kim, Jeremy Lin, Ming Yao, Adam Francisco, Mike D'Antoni
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2359427/

The life story of basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin.

The Railway Man

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Writers: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson, Eric Lomax
Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Michael MacKenzie, Nicole Kidman
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2058107/

A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.

Captain Phillips

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Paul Greengrass
Writers: Billy Ray, Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
Stars: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535109/

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

The Butler

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Lee Daniels
Writers: Danny Strong, Wil Haygood
Stars: Forest Whitaker, David Banner, Michael Rainey Jr., LaJessie Smith, Mariah Carey
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1327773/

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

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.

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