Biopic Movies

Kill the Messenger

A reporter becomes the target of a life-threatening smear campaign after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine to the US. Based on a true story.

The Golden Era (aka Huang Jin Shi Dai)

THE GOLDEN ERA / Huangjin shidai (2014), directed by Ann Hui.  Wei Tang in The Golden Era

The life story of Xiao Hong, one of China's most famous essayists and novelists, who reflected the progressive thinking not frequently seen during the 1930s.

Finding Vivian Maier

Archive footage of the late Vivian Maier in the biopic <i>Finding Vivian Maier</i>.

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.

Unbroken

Jack O'Connell stars as the indomitable Louis Zamperini in <i>Unbroken</i>.

A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.

Reaching For The Moon

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A chronicle of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.

Walesa: Man of Hope

Walesa: Man of Hope

The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.

Jersey Boys (movie)

<i>Jersey Boys</i>.

The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.

Yves Saint Laurent

Pierre Niney as Yves Saint Laurent.

A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.

Beyond The Edge

Chad Moffitt as Edmund Hillary in the film <i>Beyond The Edge</i>.

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.

Grace of Monaco

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The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French...

The Invisible Woman

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

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

This is an unashamedly opinionated film. In Gore Vidal's America, the liberals have been consigned to history.

Good Vibrations

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A comical chronicle of the life of Terri Hooley, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk-rock scene, including releasing Stiff Little Fingers' seminal debut single Teenage...

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor starring Mark Wahlberg

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah in late June 2005.

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Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof in <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>.

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

The Wind Rises (aka Kaze tachinu)

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The farewell film from animation master Hayao Miyazaki is a look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed the Japanese Zero fighter plane during World War II.

The Wolf of Wall Street

Leonardo Di Caprio in <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i>.

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

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12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

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Tracks

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A young woman goes on a 1700 mile trek across the deserts of Australia with her camels and a dog. Based on the memoir of Robyn Davidson.

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