Category Archives: Biography
Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Writers: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson, Eric Lomax
Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Michael MacKenzie, Nicole Kidman
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.
Director: Paul Greengrass
Writers: Billy Ray, Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
Stars: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed
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.
Director: Lee Daniels
Writers: Danny Strong, Wil Haygood
Stars: Forest Whitaker, David Banner, Michael Rainey Jr., LaJessie Smith, Mariah Carey
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.
Director: Ryan Coogler
Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray
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.
Director: Ron Howard
Writers: Peter Morgan
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Pierfrancesco Favino
The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals
Director: Danny Boyle
Writers: Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, Aron Ralston
Stars: James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Sean Bott, Koleman Stinger
A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.
Director: Steve McQueen
Writers: John Ridley, Solomon Northup
Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dwight Henry, Dickie Gravois, Bryan Batt, Ashley Dyke
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Director: Justin Chadwick
Writers: William Nicholson, Nelson Mandela
Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva
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.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.