Category Archives: Biography
Director: Gary Ross
Writers: Leonard Hartman, Gary Ross
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell, Christopher Berry
A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters, runaway slaves, and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.
Director: Stephen Frears
Writers: Nicholas Martin
Stars: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda
The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
Director: Michael Grandage
Writers: A. Scott Berg, John Logan
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce, Laura Linney
A chronicle of Max Perkins's time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
Director: Matt Brown
Writers: Matt Brown, Robert Kanigel
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Malcolm Sinclair, Raghuvir Joshi, Dhritiman Chatterjee
The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.
Director: Don Cheadle
Writers: Steven Baigelman, Don Cheadle, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Don Cheadle, Keith Stanfield, Emayatzy Corinealdi
An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.
Director: Marc Abraham
Writers: Marc Abraham, Colin Escott, George Merritt, William MacEwen
Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, Cherry Jones, Maddie Hasson
The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life.
Director: Jay Roach
Writers: Robert Schenkkan
Stars: Anthony Mackie, Bryan Cranston, Joe Morton, Bradley Whitford, Frank Langella
Lyndon B. Johnson becomes the President of the United States in the chaotic aftermath of JFK's assassination and spends his first year in office to quickly pass the Civil Rights Act.
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse
Stars: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree, Shanice Banton, Carice van Houten
Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.
Director: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist
Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Colm Meaney, Tonya Cornelisse
Pele's meteoric rise from the slums of Sao Paulo to leading to Brazil to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17 is chronicled in this biographical drama.