Category Archives: Biography

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.

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.

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