Category: biography

Queen Mimi (2015) 7.3

Queen Mimi (2015)

When you feel like a queen, even a laundromat can be a palace. Marie "Mimi" Haist defied her adulterous husband and moved onto the streets in her 50s, living in parking lots and doorways until finding her "home" one s...

Inside the Mind of Agatha Christie (TV Movie 2019) 7.1

Inside the Mind of Agatha Christie (TV Movie 2019)

A profile of Agatha Christie with access to the author's personal notebooks, letters and diaries as well as never-before-seen documents.

ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads (TV Movie 2019) 7

ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads (TV Movie 2019)

A look at the short, mysterious life of blues legend, Robert Johnson, who was said to have made a deal with the Devil at a crossroads in rural Mississippi.

No One Would Tell (TV Movie 1996) 6.7

No One Would Tell (TV Movie 1996)

Shy sixteen-year-old Stacy Collins can't believe that the most popular guy in school, an attractive athlete named Bobby Tennison, is interested in her. At first she is flattered by his constant attention, but then he ...

Il Postino (1994) 7.7

Il Postino (1994)

Pablo Neruda, the famous Chilean poet, is exiled to a small island for political reasons. On the island, the unemployed son of a poor fisherman is hired as an extra postman due to the huge increase in mail that this c...

Robert Williams Mr Bitchin’ (2010) 7.4

Robert Williams Mr Bitchin’ (2010)

Explores the remarkable art and life of painter extraordinaire Robert Williams an American underground legend, examining the territory between pop culture and fine art, and measuring the multiple meanings of "success"...

The Red Baron (2008) 6.4

The Red Baron (2008)

Baron Manfred von Richthofen is the most feared and celebrated pilot of the German air force in World War I. To him and his companions, air combats are events of sporty nature, technical challenge and honorable acting...

McFarland, USA (2015) 7.4

McFarland, USA (2015)

A struggling coach and teacher who has had to move around for different incidents in his career finally comes to one of the poorest cities in America: McFarland, California. There he discovers buried potential in seve...

Diana: In Her Own Words (TV Movie 2017) 7.8

Diana: In Her Own Words (TV Movie 2017)

This documentary uses the recordings Princess Diana made for the book that was written by Andrew Morton. In this documentary Diana narrates her life and the events that surrounded her.

The Lost Wife of Robert Durst (TV Movie 2017) 6

The Lost Wife of Robert Durst (TV Movie 2017)

Young and wide-eyed, Kathie (McPhee) falls in love with charming yet quirky real estate scion Robert Durst (Gillies), only to find their marriage turning stranger, darker and more disturbing as time passes. When Kathi...

Padre Padrone (1977) 7.4

Padre Padrone (1977)

The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent opposition from his brutal fa...

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018) 6.8

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018)

Pauline Kael, the New Yorker film critic for 25 years until the early 1990s, was a lightning rod of American culture. She waged a battle to be recognized and her opinions made her readers hate or love her. Her distinc...

Napoleon (1927) 8.1

Napoleon (1927)

A massive six-hour biopic of Napoleon, tracing his career from his schooldays (where a snowball fight is staged like a military campaign), his flight from Corsica, through the French Revolution (where a real storm is ...

Miracle (2004) 7.5

Miracle (2004)

The inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Based on the true story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, the tale captures a time and place w...

Fighter in the Wind (2004) 7

Fighter in the Wind (2004)

A young Korean man arrives in Japan near the end of World War II with hopes of being a fighter pilot, but ends up on the streets battling racism, organized crime, occupying American servicemen, and his own fear of fai...

Rock Around the World (1957) 5.5

Rock Around the World (1957)

This is the story of the early life and rise to fame of Tommy Steele. His manager wanted him to be a tough rock'n'roller and so challenge Elvis Presley but Tommy is too nice. He becomes famous anyway !! ...

Where In The Hell Is The Lavender House: The Longmont Potion Castle Story (2019) 5.4

Where In The Hell Is The Lavender House: The Longmont Potion Castle Story (2019)

Two filmmakers attempt to make a documentary about an anonymous phone-work artist called Longmont Potion Castle who's been releasing albums of surreal and hilarious pranks for over thirty years. In spite of a semi-suc...

Exotic (2016) 3.6

Exotic (2016)

Dotted with palm trees and coral reefs, Guam is United States territory where military men and Japanese tourists abound. A seemingly perfect backdrop for a strip club, the island should sound ideal to any girl coming ...

Gorging (2013) 6.5

Gorging (2013)

Canyoneering is the sport of descending canyons by means of hiking, climbing, rappelling and swimming. Relatively obscure, the sport was brought to the mainstream in 2003 with the news of Aron Ralston who had severed ...

Wendy Williams: The Movie (TV Movie 2021) 5.6

Wendy Williams: The Movie (TV Movie 2021)

Follows the highs and lows Wendy has experienced throughout the years, from her scrappy upstart days in urban radio to the success of her own syndicated talk show.

Edo Porn (1981) 6.5

Edo Porn (1981)

(Japanese with English subtitles) Widowed woodblock artist Hokusai meets Onao and falls madly in love with her, but she disappears suddenly. One day, his daughter brings home a young girl who looks exactly like Onao. ...

The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) 7.8

The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)

Along a rocky, barren coastline, Jesus begins teaching, primarily using parables. He attracts disciples; he's stern, brusque, and demanding. He comes to bring a sword, not peace, he says. He's in a hurry, moving from ...

Camille (2019) 6.7

Camille (2019)

The story of Camille Lepage, a French photojournalist who was killed at age 26 in the Central African Republic.

Notorious (2009) 6.7

Notorious (2009)

NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers ...

What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993) 7.3

What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993)

Anna Mae Bullock always had a special voice. Soon after arriving in St. Louis to live with the mother who had walked out when she was small, she soon attracts the attention of pop group leader Ike Turner. She becomes ...

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) 7.7

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his ...

Eros + Massacre (1969) 7.7

Eros + Massacre (1969)

In the 1920s, the anarchist revolutionary Sakae Osugi is financially supported by his wife, journalist Itsuko Masaoka. He spends his time doing nothing but philosophizing about political systems and free love and visi...

Son of the South (2020) 5.3

Son of the South (2020)

In this poignant true story set in Montgomery, Alabama, a Klansman's grandson must choose which side of history to be on during the Civil Rights Movement. Defying his family and white Southern norms, he fought against...

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010) 7

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)

Lucien Ginsburg, a rebellious French Jewish boy with a grotesque imagination, hates playing the piano like his father, a bar professional, and manages to be admitted to Montmartre Academy as a painter, where he befrie...

The Cult of JT LeRoy (2014) 6.6

The Cult of JT LeRoy (2014)

JT LeRoy was a teen prostitute, addicted to heroin and infected with HIV, when a therapist encouraged him to write his life stories. Buoyed by a cadre of celebrities, he published three critically acclaimed books. His...