Genre:

Biography

Year: Before 2010
211 found movie
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 171 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 3,375 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 244 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 2,372 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 2,870 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 3,709 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 1,711 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 4,700 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 4,854 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 3,336 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 3,501 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 3,060 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 1,960 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 7,952 Views
Nowhere Boy 2009

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles.

Category: Biography, Drama, Movies, Music

Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Threlfall, Josh Bolt

7.1 IMDB Rating 2,724 Views
The Duchess 2008

Georgiana Spencer became Duchess of Devonshire on her marriage to the Duke in 1774, at the height of the Georgian period, a period of fashion, decadence, and political change. Spirited and adored by the public at large she quickly found her marriage to be a disappointment, defined by her duty to produce a male heir and the Duke's philandering and callous indifference to her. She befriends Lady Bess but finds she is once again betrayed by her husband who wields his power with the three eventually living uncomfortably together. Against this background, and with the pressures of an unfaithful husband, strict social pressures and constant public scrutiny, Georgiana falls passionately in love with Charles Grey, a rising young Whig politician. However, despite his ongoing liaison with Lady Bess, the Duke refuses to allow her to continue the affair and threatens to take her children from her.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper

6.9 IMDB Rating 3,589 Views
Jarhead 2005

A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.

Category: Action, Biography, Drama, Filmer

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black

7,0 IMDB Rating 1,690 Views
Marie Antoinette 2006

"All eyes will be on you," says the Austrian Empress, Maria Theresa to her youngest daughter Marie Antoinette. The film, marketed for a teen audience, is an impressionistic retelling of Marie Antoinette's life as a young queen in the opulent and eccentric court at Versailles. The film focuses on Marie Antoinette, as she matures from a teenage bride to a young woman and eventual queen of France.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Kirsten Dunst,Jason Schwartzman,Judy Davis,Rip Torn

6.4 IMDB Rating 4,890 Views
Find Me Guilty 2006

The mobster Jackie DiNorscio is shot by his own cousin at home while in probation but survives. Later he is arrested dealing drugs and sentenced to thirty years in prison. The prosecutor Sean Kierney proposes a deal to Jackie, immediately releasing him if he testifies against the Lucchese family and other mafia families but Jackie does not accept to rat his friends that he loves. When the trial begins, he asks the judge Finestein to defend himself without the assistance of a lawyer.

Category: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Movies

Stars: Vin Diesel,Alex Rocco,Frank Pietrangolare,Richard DeDomenico

7.1 IMDB Rating 3,320 Views
Alpha Dog 2006

1999, Claremont, California. Middle-class kids, in their 20s, talk trash, wave guns, hang out in a pack. Johnny Truelove, drug dealer and son of a underworld figure, threatens Jake Mazursky, an explosive head case who owes Johnny money; Jake responds by breaking into Johnny's house. On impulse, Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zach. Zach's okay with it, figuring his brother will pay the debt soon. Johnny assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach's minder, and they develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control. Group think, amorality, and fear of prison assert a hold on the pack. Is Zach in danger?

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama, Movies

Stars: Bruce Willis,Matthew Barry,Emile Hirsch,Fernando Vargas

6.9 IMDB Rating 3,511 Views
Downfall 2004

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Soviet Armies closing in from the west and south. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his Generals and advisers to fight to the last man. "Downfall" explores these final days of the Reich, where senior German leaders (such as Himmler and Goring) began defecting from their beloved Fuhrer, in an effort to save their own lives, while still others (Joseph Goebbels) pledge to die with Hitler. Hitler, himself, degenerates into a paranoid shell of a man, full of optimism one moment and suicidal depression the next. When the end finally does comes, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Bruno Ganz,Alexandra Maria Lara,Corinna Harfouch,Ulrich Matthes

8.3 IMDB Rating 6,027 Views
Finding Neverland 2004

1903 London. Renowned playwright J.M. Barrie (James)'s latest effort has garnered less than positive reviews, something he knew would be the case even before the play's mounting. This failure places pressure on James to write another play quickly as impresario Charles Frohman needs another to replace the failure to keep his theater viable. Out for a walk with his dog in part to let his creative juices flow, James stumbles upon the Llewelyn Davies family: recently widowed Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (the daughter of now deceased author George L. Du Maurier) and her four adolescent sons. James and the family members become friends, largely based on he and the boys being able to foster in each other the imagination of children, James just being the biggest among them in this regard. Sylvia also welcomes James into their lives, he who becomes an important and integral part of it. Among the six of them, the only one who does not want to partake is Sylvia's third, Peter Llewelyn Davies, who is still grieving the reality of their lives, where his father was there one day planning an outing for the family, and gone the next. Two other people who don't appreciate James in the Llewelyn Davies' lives are: his wife, Mary Barrie, who always feels the need to be the responsible one in their relationship and who feels threatened by his friendship with an unmarried woman; and Emma du Maurier, Sylvia's overbearing mother, who sees him as an obstacle to Sylvia moving on with her life with another potential husband, and an impediment to maintaining discipline within the boys. James still hopes to bring Peter out of his self-imposed shell, but in the process comes up with an idea for another play based on an amalgam of himself and Peter, that play which eventually becomes what Charles sees as a largely unmountable and thus doomed production called "Peter Pan". This process of helping Peter could take a step backward when it looks like Sylvia may imminently befall a similar fate to that of her late husband.

Category: Biography, Drama, Family, Movies

Stars: Johnny Depp,Kate Winslet,Julie Christie,Radha Mitchell

7.7 IMDB Rating 4,067 Views
The Other Boleyn Girl 2008

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Natalie Portman,Scarlett Johansson,Eric Bana,Jim Sturgess

6.7 IMDB Rating 3,802 Views
Conspiracy 2001

At the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 1942, senior Nazi officials meet to determine the manner in which the so-called "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" can be best implemented.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Clare Bullus, Stanley Tucci

7,8 IMDB Rating 2,169 Views
Goodbye Bafana 2007

GOODBYE BAFANA is the true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert, Diane Kruger

7,1 IMDB Rating 1,862 Views