Category Archives: Biography

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.

Anthropoid

Release 2016

Genre Biography, Thriller, War

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Director: Sean Ellis
Writers: Sean Ellis, Anthony Frewin
Stars: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Brian Caspe, Karel Hermánek Jr., Sara Arsteinova
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4190530/

Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

The Infiltrator

Release 2016

Genre Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Brad Furman
Writers: Ellen Sue Brown, Robert Mazur
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Leanne Best, Daniel Mays, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Niall Hayes
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1355631/

A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Free State of Jones

Release 2016

Genre Action, Biography, Drama, War

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Director: Gary Ross
Writers: Leonard Hartman, Gary Ross
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell, Christopher Berry
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1124037/

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.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Release 2016

Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Director: Stephen Frears
Writers: Nicholas Martin
Stars: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4136084/

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Genius

Release 2016

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Michael Grandage
Writers: A. Scott Berg, John Logan
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce, Laura Linney
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1703957/

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.

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Matt Brown
Writers: Matt Brown, Robert Kanigel
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Malcolm Sinclair, Raghuvir Joshi, Dhritiman Chatterjee
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0787524/

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.

Born to Be Blue

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Robert Budreau
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Rennie, Tony Nappo, Stephen McHattie
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2133196/

A re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker's musical comeback in the late '60s.

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