Category Archives: Biography

Pawn Sacrifice

Release 2014

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Edward Zwick
Writers: Steven Knight, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson
Stars: Robin Weigert, Liev Schreiber, Lily Rabe, Peter Sarsgaard, Tobey Maguire
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596345/

Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.

The Walk

Release 2015

Genre Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Christopher Browne, Philippe Petit
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Guillaume Baillargeon, Émilie Leclerc, Mark Trafford, Inka Malovic
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3488710/

In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.

The 33

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Patricia Riggen
Writers: Mikko Alanne, Craig Borten, Michael Thomas, Jose Rivera, Hector Tobar
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2006295/

Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

Howl

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama, Horror

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Director: Paul Hyett
Writers: Mark Huckerby, Nick Ostler
Stars: Ed Speleers, Holly Weston, Elliot Cowan, Amit Shah, Sam Gittins
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2393827/

When passengers on a train are attacked by a creature, they must band together in order to survive until morning.

Experimenter

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Michael Almereyda
Stars: Winona Ryder, Taryn Manning, Peter Sarsgaard, Lori Singer, Anton Yelchin
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3726704/

Famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans willingness to obey authority.

Black Mass

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Crime, Drama

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Director: Scott Cooper
Writers: Mark Mallouk, Jez Butterworth, Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neill
Stars: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1355683/

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

Straight Outta Compton

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: F. Gary Gray
Writers: Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus
Stars: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1398426/

The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

Love & Mercy

Release 2014

Genre Biography, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Director: Bill Pohlad
Writers: Oren Moverman, Michael A. Lerner, Brian Wilson
Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, John Cusack, Paul Dano, Kenny Wormald
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903657/

In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

I'll See You in My Dreams

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Director: Brett Haley
Writers: Marc Basch, Brett Haley
Stars: Blythe Danner, June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, Mary Kay Place, Aarti Mann
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3236120/

A widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age.

Bessie

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Dee Rees
Writers: Christopher Cleveland, Horton Foote, Bettina Gilois, Dee Rees
Stars: Michael Kenneth Williams, Bryan Greenberg, Queen Latifah, Tika Sumpter, Oliver Platt
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3704352/

The story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.

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