Category: biography

Blackfish (2013) 8.1

Blackfish (2013)

Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient ...

Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (TV Movie 2013) 6.7

Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (TV Movie 2013)

Hockey great Gordie Howe retired after 25 winning seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. But he realized that retirement just didn't work for him. When his son's were drafted to the Houston Aeros he came out of retiremen...

The Babe (1992) 5.9

The Babe (1992)

Traces the career of Babe Ruth from his days as a youngster in an orphanage to his last days as a manager. Includes such moments as the famous predicted home run and the promise to little Johnny. Writt...

The El Duce Tapes (2019) 7.2

The El Duce Tapes (2019)

Between appearing in supporting roles in General Hospital and local TV commercials, Ryan Sexton spent the early 90s documenting the life and art of El Duce, lead singer of the notorious shock rock band The Mentors. Fa...

Savage Attraction (1983) 5.6

Savage Attraction (1983)

Horrific true tale set in the late 70's Australia about Christine Lewis, a naive 16 year old who in 1974 meets a handsome German immigrant called Walter Maresch working as a carny, and they quickly fall in love. Howev...

Sex and Lies in Sin City (TV Movie 2008) 4.9

Sex and Lies in Sin City (TV Movie 2008)

Decide the truth for yourself in this thrilling true story of the biggest scandal in Las Vegas. Ted Binion (Matthew Modine, TV's "Weeds") is Vegas royalty, the prince of the world famous Horseshoe Casino - rich, rowdy...

Winstanley (1975) 7.1

Winstanley (1975)

Winstanley explores the attempt by Gerrard Winstanley who formed 'The Diggers' and with a group of followers attempted to form a small farming community in one of the first proto-Communist attempts at collective agric...

Mank (2020) 7.2

Mank (2020)

1940. Film studio RKO hires 24-year-old wunderkind Orson Welles under a contract that gives him full creative control of his movies. For his first film, he calls in washed-up alcoholic Herman J Mankiewicz to write the...

Gentleman Jim (1942) 7.6

Gentleman Jim (1942)

Because boxing is a considered an illegal and disreputable enterprise in 1880's San Francisco, wealthy and influential members of the prestigious Olympic Club vow to make the sport a "gentlemanly" one. They sponsor a ...

It Takes a Lunatic (2019) 6.6

It Takes a Lunatic (2019)

In Billy Lyons's heartfelt and inspiring profile, Wynn Handman delves into his personal life story, while comments from former students such as Richard Gere, James Caan, Joel Grey, Michael Douglas, Frank Langella, and...

Danny Collins (2015) 7

Danny Collins (2015)

Inspired by a true story, Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to hi...

Barabbas (2019) 6.2

Barabbas (2019)

The unique view on the well-known story of Christ's death and resurrection, which we see with the eyes of brigand Barabbas who got away from death on the cross.

Son of God (2014) 5.7

Son of God (2014)

The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

Queen of Katwe (2016) 7.4

Queen of Katwe (2016)

Living in Katwe, a slum in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona, her mother Nakku Harriet and younger members of her family. She and her younger brother help their mother sell maize in the ma...

The Pirates of Somalia (2017) 6.8

The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the ...

American Fighter (2019) 4.8

American Fighter (2019)

A desperate teenager is forced into the dangerous world of underground fighting to win enough money to save his ailing mother. He finds out what he's made of in the face of these violent hungry competitors.

Jim Thorpe — All-American (1951) 7

Jim Thorpe — All-American (1951)

True story of Native American Jim Thorpe, who rose from an Oklahoma reservation to become a collegiate, Olympic, and professional star. After his medals are stripped on a technicality and his dream of coaching is shat...

Becket (1964) 7.8

Becket (1964)

Debauched King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) installs his longtime court facilitator Thomas Becket (Richard Burton) as the Archbishop of Canterbury, assuming that his old friend will be a compliant and loyal lackey in the ...

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 ...

Antwone Fisher (2002) 7.3

Antwone Fisher (2002)

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he...

The Best of Men (TV Movie 2012) 8.1

The Best of Men (TV Movie 2012)

Towards the end of the Second World War, Dr Ludwig Guttmann, a brisk refugee from Nazi Germany, arrives at Stoke Mandeville hospital in Buckinghamshire and is appalled to find the partially paralysed spinal patients h...

Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958) 7.9

Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)

His wife dead from poisoning and his chief warrior, Kurbsky, defected to the Poles, Ivan is lonely as he pursues a unified Russia with no foreign occupiers. Needing friendship, he brings to court Kolychev, now Philip ...

Pollock (2000) 7

Pollock (2000)

At the end of the 1940's, abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) is featured in Life magazine. Flashback to 1941, he's living with his brother in a tiny apartment in New York City, drinking too much, and e...

Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity (2012) 8

Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity (2012)

Charles Lloyd was one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 1960s. His music crossed traditional boundaries and explored new territories. Catapulted into worldwide fame in his 20s, by his early 30s, he abandon...

Out of Africa (1985) 7.2

Out of Africa (1985)

Follows the life of Karen Blixen, who establishes a plantation in Africa. Her life is Complicated by a husband of convenience (Bror Blixen), a true love (Denys), troubles on the plantation, schooling of the natives, w...

Eat That Question (2016) 7.5

Eat That Question (2016)

In the 20th Century, Frank Zappa made his mark as a musician unlike any other in America. With a wild eccentric iconoclastic attitude guiding his distinctive music, which it was itself guided by a firm intellectual in...

Chariots of Fire (1981) 7.2

Chariots of Fire (1981)

It's the post-World War I era. Britons Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell are both naturally gifted fast sprinters, but approach running and how it fits into their respective lives differently. The son of a Lithuanian J...

AVICII – True Stories (2017) 7.6

AVICII – True Stories (2017)

Follow the incredible rise, fall and rebirth of one of the worlds most renowned DJ's and composer's, Avicii. From the highs of worldwide chart domination to the lows of major health scares, Avicii: True Stories offers...

Dolores (2017) 7

Dolores (2017)

Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions by starting the country's first farm worker's union with fellow organizer Cesar Chavez. What starts out as a struggle for racial and labor justice, soon becomes a fight fo...

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) 7

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

Based on the life and career of Martial Arts superstar, Bruce Lee. Haunted by demons. Bruce was taught Martial arts at childhood. Bruce then was told by his father to flee to the United States. There, he opened up a M...