Category Archives: Biography

Joy

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Director: David O. Russell
Writers: David O. Russell, Annie Mumolo
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Édgar Ramírez, Diane Ladd
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2446980/

Joy is the story of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

In the Heart of the Sea

Release 2015

Genre Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Ron Howard
Writers: Charles Leavitt, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Nathaniel Philbrick
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1390411/

A recounting of a whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820 that would inspire the great novel, Moby Dick.

Legend

Release 2015

Genre Adventure, Biography, Crime, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller

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Director: Brian Helgeland
Writers: Brian Helgeland, John Pearson
Stars: Colin Morgan, Tom Hardy, Christopher Eccleston, Joshua Hill, Emily Browning
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3569230/

The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.

The Girl King

Release 2015

Genre Biography, Drama, Romance

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Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Writers: Michel Marc Bouchard
Stars: Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Lucas Bryant, Laura Birn
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1254322/

THE GIRL KING paints a portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.

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.

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