Category: biography

Battle of the Sexes (2017) 6.7

Battle of the Sexes (2017)

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Ca...

The Glenn Miller Story (1954) 7.3

The Glenn Miller Story (1954)

The unemployed trombone player Glenn Miller is always broken, chasing his sound to form his band and hocking his instrument in the pawn house to survive. When his friend Chummy MacGregor is hired to play in the band o...

Quiz Show (1994) 7.5

Quiz Show (1994)

An idealistic young lawyer working for a Congressional subcommittee in the late 1950s discovers that TV quiz shows are being fixed. His investigation focuses on two contestants on the show "Twenty-One": Herbert Stempe...

The Erotic Adventures of Anais Nin (TV Movie 2015) 5.4

The Erotic Adventures of Anais Nin (TV Movie 2015)

A one-hour celebration of Anais Nin's ground-breaking diaries, this special programme brings the influential author's voice to the fore in a way not seen before on television. Shivani Kapur and Lucy Cohu star as Anais...

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2016) 7.3

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2016)

CHASING TRANE is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passio...

Coup d’Etat (1973) 6.9

Coup d’Etat (1973)

Ikka Kita is a revolutionary, who suffers when he is brought his younger brother's clothes, still smeared with his blood. Ikka's brother followed the revoltionary's precept and acted, attempting on the life of a finan...

The Most Assassinated Woman in the World (2018) 5.3

The Most Assassinated Woman in the World (2018)

Paula Maxa is the Parisian Grand Guignol Theatre's leading lady, famous for being murdered on stage every day. But is there a link between the theatre and a series of gruesome real-life murders?

I Am Secretly an Important Man (2010) 6.7

I Am Secretly an Important Man (2010)

'I Am Secretly an Important Man' is a portrait of writer and poet Steven J. Bernstein (aka Jesse Bernstein), one of Seattle's most celebrated and troubled voices. His angry, surprisingly fresh, lyrical writings are ab...

Something Ventured (2011) 7

Something Ventured (2011)

Apple. Intel. Genentech. Atari. Google. Cisco. Stratospheric successes with high stakes all around. Behind some of the world's most revolutionary companies are a handful of men who (through timing, foresight, a keen a...

Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story (TV Movie 2019) 6

Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story (TV Movie 2019)

When 15-year-old Alex revealed she was gay to her devout Mormon parents, they feared so deeply for her soul that they took her from their Southern California home and placed her against her will in a conversion therap...

Prosecuting Evil (2018) 7.4

Prosecuting Evil (2018)

A portrait of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg Trial prosecutor, who continues to wage his lifelong crusade in the fight for law and peace.

The Aviator (2004) 7.5

The Aviator (2004)

Biopic of billionaire Howard Hughes, starting with his early filmmaking years as owner of R.K.O. Pictures, but mostly focusing on his role in designing and promoting new aircraft. Hughes was a risk-taker spending seve...

Victoria & Abdul (2017) 6.8

Victoria & Abdul (2017)

Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal) arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's (Dame Judi Dench's) golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the Queen. As Victoria questions the constrictions of h...

Forever Enthralled (2008) 6.6

Forever Enthralled (2008)

A biographical account of Mei Lanfang, China's greatest opera star.

The Young Victoria (2009) 7.3

The Young Victoria (2009)

Dominated by her possessive mother and her bullying consort, Conroy, since childhood, teen-aged Victoria refuses to allow them the power of acting as her regent in the last days of her uncle William IV's rule. Her Ger...

Los Traficantes (2012) 7.1

Los Traficantes (2012)

While serving a 33 year sentence inside La Mesa Federal Prison, the most corrupt in all of Mexico, former drug cartel chief Esteban Mendoza finds redemption while helping others overcome drug addiction.

Freeman (2020) 7.8

Freeman (2020)

Cathy Freeman's win at Sydney 2000 is one of the greatest collective experiences in Australian modern history. Twenty years later, FREEMAN explores the beauty of this singular moment and celebrates the power of human ...

The Accidental Prime Minister (2019) 6

The Accidental Prime Minister (2019)

Based on the memoir by Indian policy analyst Sanjaya Baru, The Accidental Prime Minister explores Manmohan Singh's tenure as the Prime Minister of India, and the interference of Congress Party in contradicting his dec...

Web Junkie (2013) 6.4

Web Junkie (2013)

The Chinese government is the first to classify internet addiction as a clinical disorder. 'Web Junkie' identifies internet addiction and focuses on the treatment used in Chinese rehabilitation centres. The film delve...

The Front Runner (2018) 6.1

The Front Runner (2018)

Gary Hart, a U.S. senator from Colorado, is the widely accepted front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. After losing the 1984 nomination to vice-president Walter Mondale, Hart decides to r...

Circus of Books (2019) 7

Circus of Books (2019)

In 1976, Karen and Barry Mason had fallen on hard times and were looking for a way to support their young family when they answered an ad in the Los Angeles Times. Larry Flynt was seeking distributors for Hustler Maga...

ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas (2019) 7.5

ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas (2019)

Produced by the Emmy award-winning Banger Films, ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL' BAND FROM TEXAS tells the story of how Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet, a...

Stand and Deliver (1988) 7.3

Stand and Deliver (1988)

Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a Hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods help gang members and no-hopers pass the rigorous...

Moses (TV Mini-Series 1995) 6.8

Moses (TV Mini-Series 1995)

A retelling of the Bible story. Pharaoh Ramses II decrees the death of all Hebrew children, but Moses, placed in a basket in the Nile by his mother, is taken by a royal Princess and raised as the brother of the heir t...

Killing Jesus (TV Movie 2015) 4.6

Killing Jesus (TV Movie 2015)

A miniseries chronicling the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

Francesco (1989) 6.4

Francesco (1989)

The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away ...

Testament of Youth (2014) 7.3

Testament of Youth (2014)

A long, long time ago, back in the spring of 1914, they were so happy together. There was Vera Brittain, an upper class girl with ideas of her own; and her bright brother Edward; and his group of friends among whom Ro...

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) 7.3

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

It's 1881 in New Mexico, and the times they are a'changing. Pat Garrett, erstwhile travelling companion of the outlaw Billy the Kid has become a sheriff, tasked by cattle interests with ridding the territory of Billy....

Story of G.I. Joe (1945) 7.2

Story of G.I. Joe (1945)

The story of men at war and that of the esteemed Pulitzer prize winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle. Soon after the U.S. entry into World War II, Pyle joined C Company, 18th Infantry in North Africa. There he got to ...

Radio (2003) 6.9

Radio (2003)

Set in 1976, real life Coach Jones befriends mentally disabled black student, Radio. They then form a friendship and bond over the football season. Though things take a turn for the worst when certain fans and parents...