Category Archives: Biography

Moneyball

Release 2011

Genre Biography, Drama, Sport

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Director: Bennett Miller
Writers: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin, Michael Lewis
Stars: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1210166/

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

The Bling Ring

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Crime, Drama

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Director: Sofia Coppola
Writers: Sofia Coppola, Nancy Jo Sales
Stars: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson, Claire Julien, Taissa Farmiga
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2132285/

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

The Invisible Woman

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama, Romance

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Director: Ralph Fiennes
Writers: Abi Morgan, Claire Tomalin
Stars: Felicity Jones, John Kavanagh, Tom Attwood, Susanna Hislop, Tom Burke
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1700845/

At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.

The Fifth Estate

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Bill Condon
Writers: Daniel Domscheit-Berg, David Leigh, Luke Harding, Josh Singer
Stars: Peter Capaldi, David Thewlis, Anatole Taubman, Alexander Beyer, Philip Bretherton
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1837703/

A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.

42

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama, Sport

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Director: Brian Helgeland
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Merriman
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0453562/

The story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

jOBS

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Writers: Matt Whiteley
Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2357129/

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

Behind the Candelabra

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama, Romance

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Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: Richard LaGravenese, Scott Thorson, Alex Thorleifson
Stars: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Eric Zuckerman, Eddie Jemison, Randy Lowell
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291580/

Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.

Lovelace

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Writers: Andy Bellin
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Juno Temple
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1426329/

The story of

Lincoln

Release 2012

Genre Biography, Drama, War

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Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Tony Kushner, Doris Kearns Goodwin
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443272/

As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Philomena

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Stephen Frears
Writers: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope, Martin Sixsmith
Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham, Barbara Jefford
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2431286/

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

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