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...
Selma

Selma (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 12/24/2014
In spring of 1965, a series of dramatic events changed the course of America and the modern concept of civil rights forever. Courageous marchers, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., attempted three times to carry out a peaceful procession from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama on a quest for the basic human right to vote. The shocking confrontations, the triumphant final march and the passage...
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...
Milk

Milk (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 128 minutes Release date: 11/25/2008
In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before...
Gandhi

Gandhi (1982)

Rated: PG Runtime: 188 minutes Release date: 10/30/1982
Biographical epic on the life of Mohandas K Gandhi, a proponent of peaceful revolution who led his country's fight for independence and was subsequently assassinated.
Get On Up

Get On Up (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 138 minutes Release date: 07/31/2014
Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film gives a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.
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...

Pawn Sacrifice (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2014
Centers on the life story of American chess icon Bobby Fischer leading up to his historic world championship match against Boris Spassky.
Love & Mercy

Love & Mercy (2015)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 06/04/2015
With his work with the mega-selling surf band the Beach Boys, songwriter/composer Brian Wilson makes a name for himself as one of the undisputed geniuses of American pop music. But by the mid-1970s, Wilson is a recluse, struggling with drug addiction and a worsening weight problem. When Wilson comes under the care of radical psychiatrist Dr. Eugene Landy, he thinks he had finally found new ways to...
George Harrison: Living in the Material World

George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 208 minutes Release date: 10/03/2011
George Harrison was just a teenager from Liverpool when he joined the Beatles and became one of the most famous people in the world. But Harrison was more than just 'the quiet Beatle,' and his interest in philosophy, religion, art, movies and race cars is the focus of this in-depth documentary featuring music, rare archival footage and interviews with friends, family and fellow artists.

Dreamcatcher (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 03/05/2015
A hidden world is seen through the eyes of one of its survivors, Brenda Myers-Powell. A former teenage prostitute, Brenda defied the odds to become a powerful advocate for change in her community. With warmth and humor, Brenda gives hope to those who have none.
Dir: Kimona Longinotto
With: N/A

The Dark Horse (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 07/30/2014
Genesis Potini was a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand chess champion. He was a man who searched for the courage to lead, despite his own struggles - finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children of his community. Based on a true story.

The Joe Show (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the world's most famous and entertaining law enforcement officer, knows that in today's politically competitive world of instant fame, politicians need their time in the spotlight. And Joe loves the spotlight. But his desire for fame corrupts everything he stands for and the voters cheer as ratings soar.
Dir: Randy Murray
With: N/A

Being Evel (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 11/29/2014
Evel Knievel's name is still synonymous with his white leather jumpsuit and death-defying motorcycle feats. While many are familiar with the famed daredevil Robert "Evel" Knievel, few know the complicated man behind the stunts or recognize how his legacy has inspired a new generation of thrill-seekers and stuntmen, and paved the way for daredevils to become celebrities in their own right.
Dir: Daniel Junge
With: N/A

Electroboy (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/26/2014
Florian Burkhardt, alias "Electroboy", fled his difficult family circumstances to travel the world in search of glory and reward. His journey is a fantastical quest to establish his identity, one that ends in fear and disenchantment, but luckily also enables him to find himself.

Seymour: An Introduction (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Fifi Howls from Happiness

Fifi Howls from Happiness (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 08/07/2014
The acclaimed paintings and sculptures of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, Mohassess had a conflicted relationship with his homeland: he was revered by elites and praised as a national icon, only to be censored later by an oppressive regime. Known for his iconoclastic art as well as his scathing...
Dir: Mitra Farahani
With: N/A

The Electric Slide (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 11/19/2014
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...
Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 03/27/2014
Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs never seen during her lifetime, but were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later. Maier's massive body of work came to light in 2007 when it was discovered at a local thrift auction house on Chicago's Northwest Side by amateur...
Dir: John Maloof
With: N/A

The Vivian Maier Mystery (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 50 minutes Release date: 12/16/2013
Vivian Maier was by all accounts an intensely private woman and a tough-as-nails nanny not given to flights of fancy. But when a young Chicago resident opens up an unclaimed storage space in 2007, he discovers that on her death Maier left behind a massive trove of obscure street photos taken secretly over the course of more than 20 years. Now Maier's extraordinary body of work is being compared to...
Dir: Jill Nicholls
With: N/A

Lambert & Stamp (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Dir: James D. Cooper
With: N/A
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...
Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde

Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 10/03/2013
This is the story of author, rancher, conservationist and founder of the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Dayton O. Hyde. A series of interviews with Dayton, his family and the volunteers at the sanctuary reveal Hyde's extraordinary life and vision, and convey the emotional healing that the sanctuary nurtures in them as well as in each and every horse that now runs free. The film also serves as...
Dir: Suzanne Mitchell
With: N/A

Trumbo (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 01/29/2015
Dalton Trumbo, a prolific screenwriter in 1940s Hollywood, is summoned by the House of Un-American Activities Committee to reveal his Communist sympathies and cronies. Trumbo remains silent and convinces his friends to do the same to protect their rights as American citizens. He is held in contempt of Congress and sentenced to prison. Upon his release, he finds that he and his friends have been...

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 132 minutes Release date: 11/29/2014
Kurt Cobain, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Nirvana, remains an icon 20 years after his death. Here, we take a journey through Cobain's life and his career with Nirvana through the lens of his home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, and journals.
Dir: Brett Morgen
With: N/A