Category Archives: Biography

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Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama, Sport

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Director: Brian Helgeland
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Merriman
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0453562/

The story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

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Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Writers: Matt Whiteley
Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2357129/

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

Behind the Candelabra

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama, Romance

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Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: Richard LaGravenese, Scott Thorson, Alex Thorleifson
Stars: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Eric Zuckerman, Eddie Jemison, Randy Lowell
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291580/

Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.

Lovelace

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Writers: Andy Bellin
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Juno Temple
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1426329/

The story of

Lincoln

Release 2012

Genre Biography, Drama, War

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Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Tony Kushner, Doris Kearns Goodwin
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443272/

As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Philomena

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Stephen Frears
Writers: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope, Martin Sixsmith
Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham, Barbara Jefford
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2431286/

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

The Iceman

Release 2012

Genre Biography, Crime, Drama

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Director: Ariel Vromen
Writers: Morgan Land, Ariel Vromen, Anthony Bruno, Jim Thebaut
Stars: Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1491044/

The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.

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.

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