Category Archives: Biography

Greater

Release 2016

Genre Biography, Family, Sport

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Director: David Hunt
Writers: Brian Reindl, David Hunt
Stars: Christopher Severio, Neal McDonough, Leslie Easterbrook, Michael Parks, Nick Searcy
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2950418/

The story of Brandon Burlsworth, possibly the greatest walk-on in the history of college football.

The Birth of a Nation

Release 2016

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Nate Parker
Writers: Nate Parker, Jean McGianni Celestin
Stars: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Junior
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4196450/

Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

Barry

Release 2016

Genre Adventure, Biography, Drama, War

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Director: Vikram Gandhi
Writers: Adam Mansbach
Stars: Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell, Ellar Coltrane, Jenna Elfman
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5477566/

A look into the early life of U.S. President Barack "Barry" Obama

Denial

Release 2016

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Mick Jackson
Writers: David Hare, Deborah Lipstadt
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Jack Lowden
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4645330/

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

Southside with You

Release 2016

Genre Biography, Drama, Romance

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Director: Richard Tanne
Stars: Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Phillip Edward Van Lear, Taylar Fondren
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4258698/

The film chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America Barack Obama wooed his future First Lady Michelle Obama on a first date across Chicago's South Side.

Loving

Release 2016

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Jeff Nichols
Stars: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton, Dean Mumford, Terri Abney
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4669986/

Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married.

Snowden

Release 2016

Genre Biography, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Oliver Stone
Writers: Kieran Fitzgerald, Oliver Stone, Anatoly Kucherena, Luke Harding
Stars: Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jaymes Butler, Robert Firth
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3774114/

The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

Sully

Release 2016

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Todd Komarnicki, Chesley Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow
Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Valerie Mahaffey, Delphi Harrington, Mike O'Malley
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3263904/

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.

Hands of Stone

Release 2016

Genre Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

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Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz
Stars: Edgar Ramírez, Robert De Niro, Usher Raymond, Rubén Blades, Ana de Armas
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1781827/

The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.

Girl, Interrupted

Release 1999

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: James Mangold
Writers: Susanna Kaysen, James Mangold, Lisa Loomer, Anna Hamilton Phelan
Stars: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy, Elisabeth Moss
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0172493/

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.

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