Category Archives: Biography

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.

Miles Ahead

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama, Romance

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Director: Don Cheadle
Writers: Steven Baigelman, Don Cheadle, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Don Cheadle, Keith Stanfield, Emayatzy Corinealdi
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790770/

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

I Saw the Light

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama, Romance

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Director: Marc Abraham
Writers: Marc Abraham, Colin Escott, George Merritt, William MacEwen
Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, Cherry Jones, Maddie Hasson
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1490785/

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.

All the Way

Release 2016

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Jay Roach
Writers: Robert Schenkkan
Stars: Anthony Mackie, Bryan Cranston, Joe Morton, Bradley Whitford, Frank Langella
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3791216/

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.

Race

Release 2016

Genre Biography, Drama, Sport

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Director: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse
Stars: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree, Shanice Banton, Carice van Houten
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3499096/

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.

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