Genre:

Biography

Year: Before 2010
213 found movie
Men of Honor 2000

The story ultimately revolves around two "men of honor"; their relationship, their individual and joint failures and triumphs. Carl Brashear is determined to be the first African American Navy Diver in a time where racism is rife. Leslie Sunday is his embittered trainer, determined to see him fail. Fate, challenges and circumstances eventually draw these two men together in a tale of turbulence and ultimately triumph.

Category: Biography, Drama, Movies

Stars: Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr., Charlize Theron, Aunjanue Ellis

7.2 IMDB Rating 4,007 Views
The Elephant Man 1980

John Merrick (whose real name was Joseph, as this is based on a true story) is an intelligent and friendly man, but he is hated by his Victorian-era English society because he is severely deformed. Once he is discovered by a doctor, however, he is saved from his life in a freak show and he is treated like the human being that he really is.

Category: Biography, Drama

Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

8.1 IMDB Rating 1,808 Views
House of Saddam 2008

A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Series, TV Mini

Stars: Igal Naor, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Makram Khoury, Philip Arditti

7.5 IMDB Rating 1,049 Views
The Sound of Music 1965

In 1930's Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. When the Navy captain Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children, Maria is given the job. The Captain's wife is dead, and he is often away, and runs the household as strictly as he does the ships he sails on. The children are unhappy and resentful of the governesses that their father keeps hiring, and have managed to run each of them off one by one. When Maria arrives, she is initially met with the same hostility, but her kindness, understanding, and sense of fun soon draws them to her and brings some much-needed joy into all their lives -- including the Captain's. Eventually he and Maria find themselves falling in love, even though Georg is already engaged to a Baroness and Maria is still a postulant. The romance makes them both start questioning the decisions they have made. Their personal conflicts soon become overshadowed, however, by world events. Austria is about to come under the control of Germany, and the Captain may soon find himself drafted into the German navy and forced to fight against his own country.

Category: Biography, Drama, Family, Kids, Movies

Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

8.0 IMDB Rating 3,859 Views
Lawrence of Arabia 1962

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali, Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

Category: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Movies

Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

8.3 IMDB Rating 2,785 Views
The Fighter 2010

Based on the story of Micky Ward, a fledgling boxer who tries to escape the shadow of his more famous but troubled older boxing brother and get his own shot at greatness.

Category: Biography, Drama, Movies, Sport

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo

7.8 IMDB Rating 3,991 Views
The Doors 1991

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

Category: Biography, Drama, Filmer, Movies, Music

Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

7.2 IMDB Rating 500 Views
Citizen X 1995

During the 1980s, Soviet authorities hunt for a serial killer who picks his victims in railway stations and commuter trains and lures them into the woods.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama, Filmer, Movies

Stars: Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Jeffrey DeMunn

7.5 IMDB Rating 632 Views
Erin Brockovich 2000

Erin Brockovich-Ellis is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in. With no alternative, she successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation for the loss. While no one takes her seriously, with her trashy clothes and earthy manners, that soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. What she discovers is that the company is trying quietly to buy land that was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is improperly and illegally dumping and, in turn, poisoning the residents in the area. As she digs deeper, Erin finds herself leading point in a series of events that would involve her law firm in one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation.

Category: Biography, Drama, Movies

Stars: Julia Roberts, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick, Albert Finney

7.3 IMDB Rating 3,760 Views
Tombstone 1993

A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Category: Action, Biography, Drama, Filmer, Movies

Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

7.8 IMDB Rating 810 Views
Conviction 2010

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama, Movies

Stars: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Thomas D. Mahard, Owen Campbell

7.2 IMDB Rating 3,252 Views
Lords of Dogtown 2005

A fictionalized take on the group of brilliant young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Santa Monica, California. The Z-Boys, as they come to be known, perfect their craft in the empty swimming pools of unsuspecting suburban homeowners, pioneering a thrilling new sport and eventually moving into legend.

Category: Biography, Drama, Movies, Sport

Stars: John Robinson, Emile Hirsch, Rebecca De Mornay, William Mapother

7.1 IMDB Rating 4,054 Views
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969

Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama, Movies

Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin

8.0 IMDB Rating 1,897 Views
Amadeus 1984

Antonio Salieri believes that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music is divine and miraculous. He wishes he was himself as good a musician as Mozart so that he can praise the Lord through composing. He began his career as a devout man who believes his success and talent as a composer are God's rewards for his piety. He's also content as the respected, financially well-off, court composer of Austrian Emperor Joseph II. But he's shocked to learn that Mozart is such a vulgar creature, and can't understand why God favored Mozart to be his instrument. Salieri's envy has made him an enemy of God whose greatness was evident in Mozart. He is ready to take revenge against God and Mozart for his own musical mediocrity.

Category: Biography, Drama, Music

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

8.3 IMDB Rating 5,017 Views
127 Hours 2010

127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he can be rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, and the two hikers he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?

Category: Adventure, Biography, Drama

Stars: James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Sean Bott

7.6 IMDB Rating 5,252 Views
The Last King of Scotland 2006

In the early 1970s, Nicholas Garrigan, a young semi-idealistic Scottish doctor, comes to Uganda to assist in a rural hospital. Once there, he soon meets up with the new President, Idi Amin, who promises a golden age for the African nation. Garrigan hits it off immediately with the rabid Scotland fan, who soon offers him a senior position in the national health department and becomes one of Amin's closest advisers. However as the years pass, Garrigan cannot help but notice Amin's increasingly erratic behavior that grows beyond a legitimate fear of assassination into a murderous insanity that is driving Uganda into bloody ruin. Realizing his dire situation with the lunatic leader unwilling to let him go home, Garrigan must make some crucial decisions that could mean his death if the despot finds out.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson

7.7 IMDB Rating 3,694 Views
Hidalgo 2004

In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race.

Category: Action, Adventure, Biography, Movies

Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Zuleikha Robinson, Omar Sharif, Louise Lombard

6.7 IMDB Rating 3,818 Views
Bonnie och Clyde 1967

Bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

Category: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Filmer, Movies

Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

7.8 IMDB Rating 3,325 Views
Capone 1975

The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Harry Guardino, Susan Blakely, Sylvester Stallone

5.7 IMDB Rating 2,189 Views
American Gangster 2007

An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama, Movies

Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

7.8 IMDB Rating 8,610 Views