Keyword: biopic

Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 134 minutes Release date: 12/20/2001
From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experiences it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery once he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. After many years of...
Walk the Line

Walk the Line (2005)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 135 minutes Release date: 11/17/2005
In 1955, a tough, skinny guitar-slinger who called himself J.R. Cash walked into the soon-to-be-famous Sun Studios in Memphis. It was a moment that would have an indelible effect on American culture. With his driving freight-train chords, steel-eyed intensity and a voice as deep and black as night, Cash sang blistering songs of heartache and survival that were gutsy, full of real life and unlike...
Rush

Rush (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 09/19/2013
Set against the sexy and glamorous Golden Age of racing, the film portrays the exhilarating true story of the charismatic James Hunt and the methodically brilliant Niki Lauda, two of the greatest rivals the world of sports has ever witnessed. Taking us into their personal lives and clashes on and off the Grand Prix racetrack, the two drivers are followed as they push themselves to the breaking...
Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 134 minutes Release date: 06/19/2014
Struggling singer Frankie Valli is a small guy with big dreams of stardom. After a number of failed starts, Valli recruits a solid group of musicians and singers to back him, all bound by the code of honor they learned growing up on the streets of New jersey. As the Four Seasons, the band scales rare heights of success, becoming the most popular group in America until the advent of the Beatles...
Queen

The Queen (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 09/29/2006
A revealing, witty portrait of the British royal family in crisis immediately following the death of Princess Diana. The setting for this fictional account of real events is no less than the private chambers of the Royal Family and the British government in the wake of the sudden death of Princess Diana in August of 1997. In the immediate aftermath of the Princess's passing, the tightly contained...
Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 10/31/2013
Real-life cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was upended in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Shunned by many of his old friends and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, Ron decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the...
Love, Marilyn

Love, Marilyn (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
Marilyn Monroe died on August 5, 1962, at the age of 37. Over 50 years after her death, no one really understands the woman behind the icon. In this film, actors such as Paul Giamatti, Glenn Close, Elizabeth Banks and Uma Thurman read aloud her handwritten notes, letters, poems and diary entries, all intended to cast the legendary actress in a new light.
Wind Rises

The Wind Rises (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 126 minutes Release date: 11/07/2013
This biographical film is about the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man responsible for the design and creation of the famous Japanese World War II Zero Fighter aircraft. Inspired by the aesthetics of design and the freedom of flying, Jiro pursues a life dedicated to the creation of a beautiful aircraft. Jiro's childhood is filled with dreams of engineering and, in adulthood, he creates an elegant...
Barney's Version

Barney's Version (2010)

Rated: R Runtime: 132 minutes Release date: 12/02/2010
In a candid confessional told from his point of view, television producer Barney Panofsky recounts the events that led to the death of his long-time friend, Boogie. This is prompted by the fact that there were suspicions about his role in Boogie's death, and a book on the case by the investigating detective has just been published. So Barney relates his life history: his first marriage to...
Low Down

Low Down (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Last Ride

The Last Ride (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 10/20/2011
In this biopic, the final, lonely days of the iconic country and western singer/songwriter Hank Williams are chronicled. The focus is a car trip that Williams took with a 17-year-old Alabama boy who he hired as his driver to take him from Montgomery to Ohio for his last concert during New Years of 1952-53.
Machine Gun Preacher

Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 09/22/2011
When ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers makes the life-changing decision to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war, he is outraged by the unspeakable horrors faced by the region's vulnerable populace, especially the children. Ignoring the warnings of more experienced aid workers, Sam breaks ground for an orphanage where it's most needed-in the middle of territory controlled...
Pleasures of Being Out of Step

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 06/24/2014
The career of legendary jazz writer and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff tracks the greatest cultural and political movements of the last 65 years. This film is about an idea as well as a man - the idea of free expression as the defining characteristic of the individual. Hentoff is a pioneer who raised jazz as an art form and was present at the creation of alternative journalism in the United States...
Dir: David L Lewis
With: N/A
jOBS

jOBS (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 08/15/2013
In a time when computers are for massive corporations and pasty geeks, tech whiz Steve Jobs drops out of school and teams up with programmer Steve Wozniak to design and sell a basic desktop machine in their garage. Jobs' sense of sleek design and user simplicity helps propel the nascent Apple Computer company to dizzying heights, making Jobs wealthy beyond imagining and always clamoring for the...

The King of Luck (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 11/29/2010
Libertador

Libertador (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 10/02/2014
Moneyball

Moneyball (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 133 minutes Release date: 09/22/2011
Based on the true story of Billy Beane - once a would-be baseball superstar who, stung by the failure to live up to expectations on the field, turned his fiercely competitive nature to management. Heading into the 2002 season, Billy faces a dismal situation: his small-market Oakland A's have lost their star players (again) to big market clubs (and their enormous salaries) and is left to rebuild...

The Electric Slide (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Based on a true, 1980s- story of high-living, charismatic Dodson, the owner of a posh Los Angeles furniture store who robbed a bank to impress his new girlfriend.In the 1980s, Eddie Dodson owned a high-end boutique furniture store on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. He lived the Hollywood lifestyle, partying and hanging out with celebrity friends when he fell in love and took the biggest risk of his...
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2011)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 11/29/2011
Explores the vivid life and imagination of Stan Lee, creator of more than 140 legendary pop culture characters including Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men and the Hulk. At 85 years old, Lee's name appears on more than one billion comics in 75 countries in 25 languages. The documentary uses original transcripts, illustrations, photographs and interviews with fans and collaborators to tell the...
Abus de Faiblesse

Abus de Faiblesse (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 08/14/2014
Maud, a strong, independent filmmaker, is felled by a stroke, fights through her physical challenges, recovers many of her functions, and then finds herself eager to start on a new artistic venture. After she opens her door to a streetwise, charismatic con artist named Vilko, the two of them strike up a friendship that eventually takes an unusual twist. Maud finds herself attracted to the arrogant...

Big Eyes (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 12/24/2014
Walter Keane became a household name in the 1950s, when his oddly emotional and best-selling paintings of big-eyed children made him a coveted TV talk show guest. But was the art really his? His wife Margaret claims that Walter's only contributions to the work were his signatures, and Keanes subsequent legal battle will destroy their marriage and lead to a jaw-dropping court showdown that will...
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley

Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
African-American stand-up comedienne Moms Mabley broke racial and sexual boundaries as a pioneering comic talent. Here, Whoopi Goldberg reveals Mabley's historical significance and her profound influence as a performer ahead of her time.

Pawn Sacrifice (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Centers on the life story of American chess icon Bobby Fischer leading up to his historic world championship match against Boris Spassky.
LIv & Ingmar: Painfully Connected

LIv & Ingmar: Painfully Connected (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 12/12/2013
This is an affectionate yet truthful account of the 42 years-long and relationship between legendary actress Liv Ullmann and master film maker Ingmar Bergman, and of the 12 films they made together. Told entirely from Liv's point of view, this roller coaster journey of extreme highs and lows is constructed as a collage of images and sounds from the timeless Ullmann-Bergman films, behind the scenes...
Greetings From Tim Buckley

Greetings From Tim Buckley (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 05/02/2013
In 1991, a young Jeff Buckley rehearses for his public singing debut at a Brooklyn tribute show for his father, the late folk singer Tim Buckley. Struggling with the legacy of a man he barely knew, Jeff forms a friendship with an enigmatic young woman working at the show and begins to discover the powerful potential of his own musical voice.