Category: Biography

Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013) 7.6

Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013)

This feature-length film reveals what it is like to live and work at the bottom of the planet, in Antarctica, for a full year. The story is not from the point of view of scientists, but of the people who spend the mos...

Anastasia (1956) 7

Anastasia (1956)

Russian exiles in Paris plot to collect ten million pounds from the Bank of England by grooming a destitute, suicidal girl to pose as heir to the Russian throne. While Bounin is coaching her he comes to believe she is...

The Danish Girl (2015) 7.1

The Danish Girl (2015)

Copenhagen, Denmark, 1926. Einar Wegener (played by Eddie Redmayne) and his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) are a happily married couple. Both are artists, Einar preferring landscapes and she portraits. One day Einar pos...

Glory Road (2006) 7.2

Glory Road (2006)

In 1965, the coach of the high school girl basketball team Don Haskins is invited by the Texas Western Miners to be their coach. Despite the lack of budget, Haskins sees the chance to dispute the NCAA and moves with h...

All the President’s Men (1976) 8

All the President’s Men (1976)

In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the def...

Bathory: Countess of Blood (2008) 5.9

Bathory: Countess of Blood (2008)

Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind. Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth Bathory was a modern Renais...

Compliance (2012) 6.4

Compliance (2012)

At a fast food restaurant, the manager, Sandra, is having a bad day. Suddenly, she gets a phone call from a man claiming to be a police officer who has a complaint that one of her young female employees has stolen fro...

Memoria (2015) 5.1

Memoria (2015)

Ivan Cohen is a young man living in Palo Alto, California. Unsatisfied by his slacker group of friends, his love for a girl who doesn't know he exists and a dysfunctional family life, he is struggling to find his plac...

The Buddy Holly Story (1978) 7.2

The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

The musical career of rock and roll pioneer Buddy Holly is chronicled, from the days when "Peggy Sue" was "Cindy Lou", a song about his first girlfriend, to the meteoric run of "That'll Be the Day" up the charts, to h...

Anthropoid (2016) 7.2

Anthropoid (2016)

ANTHROPOID is based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the World War II mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich. The Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler, Heydrich was th...

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) 6.5

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Big budget account of Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas. Released in 1992 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery. Shows the disastrous effects the Europeans had on the original inhabitants, ...

Greased Lightning (1977) 6.3

Greased Lightning (1977)

This is the true story of Wendell Scott, America's first African American NASCAR driver, once he returns from WWII to find his hometown the way he left it. With seed money for a taxicab business, he learns all the cou...

Lonely Hearts (2006) 6.4

Lonely Hearts (2006)

In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer t...

A Sunday Horse (2016) 6.1

A Sunday Horse (2016)

A former junior horse jumper champion, works on a ranch mucking out stalls and other chores for a living. By chance she gets the opportunity to show her riding skills, which kick-starts her career again. Meanwhile Ely...

Confirmation (TV Movie 2016) 6.8

Confirmation (TV Movie 2016)

Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States Supreme Court is called into question when Anita Hill, a former colleague, testifies that he sexually harassed her.

The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010) 7.1

The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)

Yip Man's resistance against invading foreigners, along with his romantic relations while under the tutelage of three Wing Chun masters.

Van Diemen’s Land (2009) 6

Van Diemen’s Land (2009)

The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Macquarie Harbour, a place of ultra banishment and punishment, only to find a world less f...

Barabbas (1961) 6.9

Barabbas (1961)

Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into to pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading h...

McLaren (2017) 7.3

McLaren (2017)

The story of Bruce McLaren, the New Zealander who founded the McLaren Motor Racing team. A man who showed the world that a man of humble beginnings could take on the elite of motor racing and win.

Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me (2018) 8

Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me (2018)

This documentary explores the rise of Teddy Pendergrass, the first male African American artist to record five consecutive platinum albums against the backdrop of 1960s America, and his comeback after a life-changing ...

Flash of Genius (2008) 7

Flash of Genius (2008)

Based on the true story of college professor and part-time inventor Robert Kearns' long battle with the U.S. automobile industry, Flash of Genius tells the tale of one man whose fight to receive recognition for his in...

Daffodils (2019) 5.8

Daffodils (2019)

A bittersweet love story told with beautiful re-imaginings of iconic New Zealand songs.

Batkid Begins (2015) 6.8

Batkid Begins (2015)

On November 15, 2013, the world came together to grant one 5-year-old leukemia patient his wish to be Batman for a day. "Batkid Begins" looks at why and how this phenomenon took place, becoming one of the biggest "goo...

Selena (1997) 6.7

Selena (1997)

The film tells the story of the life of Mexican "Tejano" style singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez and the progress of her career resulting in her No. 1 US album. Written by Anonymous

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) 8.2

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate bank...

Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) 7.1

Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daph...

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994) 6.4

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair. Written by Cleo <[email protected]

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017) 7.1

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

Details the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941. Marston was in a polyamorous relationship ...

The Madness of King George (1994) 7.2

The Madness of King George (1994)

Aging King George III of England is exhibiting signs of madness, a problem little understood in 1788. As the monarch alternates between bouts of confusion and near-violent outbursts of temper, his hapless doctors atte...

Thank You for Your Service (2017) 6.5

Thank You for Your Service (2017)

DreamWorks Pictures' Thank You for Your Service follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens t...

Immortal Beloved (1994) 7.5

Immortal Beloved (1994)

The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved, and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was-...

A Quiet Passion (2016) 6.4

A Quiet Passion (2016)

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.