Category: Biography

Milk (2008) 7.5

Milk (2008)

Using flashbacks from a statement recorded late in life and archival footage for atmosphere, this film traces Harvey Milk's career from his 40th birthday to his death. He leaves the closet and New York, opens a camera...

Lovelace (2013) 6.2

Lovelace (2013)

The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband before taking control of her life.

Bronson (2008) 7.1

Bronson (2008)

In 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly appre...

Heartworn Highways Revisited (2015) 7.6

Heartworn Highways Revisited (2015)

This year marks the 38th anniversary of the seminal music documentary, HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS, a film that explored and captured the nascent roots of the Outlaw Country movement in the mid-70s. HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS REVISTED...

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) 8.1

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet...

Julie & Julia (2009) 7

Julie & Julia (2009)

Julia Child and Julie Powell - both of whom wrote memoirs - find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of pass...

Empire City (1985) 3.8

Empire City (1985)

Guided by seasoned New Yorkers, political figures, and cultural connoisseurs, "Empire City" examines Manhattan and its surrounding boroughs in order to paint a portrait of the ever-evolving metropolis. Appearing to be...

Francis Bacon and the Brutality of Fact (1987) 7.8

Francis Bacon and the Brutality of Fact (1987)

Pairing his collection of figurative paintings with an astute conversation surrounding mortality and humanity, "Francis Bacon and the Brutality of Fact" offers personal insight into the mind of an artist. In an interv...

Ford v Ferrari (2019) 8.3

Ford v Ferrari (2019)

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hou...

Lion of the Desert (1980) 8.4

Lion of the Desert (1980)

In Fascist Italy pre-World War II, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly assigned by Benito Mussolini to fight in the colonial war in Libya to vanquish the Arab nation. However, his troops are frequently defe...

Belle (2013) 7.4

Belle (2013)

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Captain. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and hi...

Devil’s Knot (2013) 6.1

Devil’s Knot (2013)

Based on the actual events of the West Memphis Three, where three young boys were savagely murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993. Spurred on by the demand from a grieving town, the local police act quickly to bri...

Finding Neverland (2004) 7.7

Finding Neverland (2004)

1903 London. Renowned playwright J.M. Barrie (James)'s latest effort has garnered less than positive reviews, something he knew would be the case even before the play's mounting. This failure places pressure on James ...

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) 5.8

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

In 1930s Hudson Valley, Margaret "Daisy" Suckley is reacquainted with her distant cousin, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to help him relax at his family estate. That aid soon develops into much more as they become l...

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) 8

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Based on a true story about a man named Christopher Gardner. Gardner has invested heavily in a device known as a "bone density scanner". He feels like he has it made selling these devices. However, they do not sell we...

Prozac Nation (2001) 6.3

Prozac Nation (2001)

Christina Ricci stars as Lizzie, a prize-winning student heading off to Harvard where she intends to study journalism and launch a career as a rock music critic. However, Elizabeth's fractured family situation includi...

Howl (2010) 6.7

Howl (2010)

It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his...

Let’s Get Lost (1988) 7.9

Let’s Get Lost (1988)

Documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker. Fascinating series of interviews with friends, family, associates and lovers, interspersed with film from Baker's earlier life and some modern-day ...

Enrico Piaggio – Vespa (TV Movie 2019) 7.9

Enrico Piaggio – Vespa (TV Movie 2019)

The life of Enrico Piaggio and the story of the most famous scooter in the world "VESPA"

Men of Honor (2000) 7.2

Men of Honor (2000)

The story ultimately revolves around two "men of honor"; their relationship, their individual and joint failures and triumphs. Carl Brashear is determined to be the first African American Navy Diver in a time where ra...

Chasing Great (2016) 7

Chasing Great (2016)

All Black captain Richie McCaw has lived his dream with characteristic precision and calculated determination. He's 34 and perhaps the best rugby player ever. But the dream is almost over. He is old by professional sp...

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017) 7

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

War brews over Warsaw in 1939, and while life is still running its course, the Germans are slowly beginning to make their presence felt, with Hitler secretly preparing for the German invasion of Poland. Under those ci...

In Cold Blood (1967) 7.9

In Cold Blood (1967)

In meeting in Kansas, ex-cons Perry Smith and Dick Hickock are breaking several conditions of their respective paroles. The meeting, initiated by Dick, is to plan and eventually carry out a robbery based on informatio...

Cadillac Records (2008) 7

Cadillac Records (2008)

In this tale of sex, violence, race, and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, "Cadillac Records" follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little ...

Drift (2013) 6.3

Drift (2013)

In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.

The Armstrong Lie (2013) 7.3

The Armstrong Lie (2013)

A documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong's improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace.

Good Vibrations (2012) 7.2

Good Vibrations (2012)

In 1970s Belfast, Terri Hooley is an idealistic rocker who finds himself caught in the middle of Northern Ireland's bitter Troubles. Seeing a parallel in the chaos with Jamaica, Hooley opens a record shop, Good Vibrat...

Donnie Brasco (1997) 7.7

Donnie Brasco (1997)

This true story follows FBI agent Joe Pistone as he infiltrates the mafia of New York. Befriending Lefty Ruggiero, Pistone (under the name Donnie Brasco) is able to embed himself in a mafia faction led by Sonny Black....

Kid Cannabis (2014) 6.4

Kid Cannabis (2014)

An eighteen year old high school drop out and his twenty-seven year old friend start trafficking marijuana across the border of Canada in order to make money and their lives are changed forever.

12 Years a Slave (2013) 8.1

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cru...

Bernie (2011) 6.8

Bernie (2011)

We meet Bernie Tiede (1958- ), a chubby undertaker, who takes pride in his work. He's a Gospel-singing tenor. In a series of interviews with townspeople, mixed with flashbacks, we follow Bernie: he arrives in Carthage...

Rise of the Footsoldier (2007) 6.8

Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)

Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through L...