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12 Years a Slave
Year: 2013
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (8.1)
Country: See more
Runtime: 134 min.
Director: Steve McQueen
Studio: New Regency Pictures
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor / Dwight Henry / Bryan Batt / Ashley Dyke / Kelsey Scott / Quvenzhané Wallis / Tony Bentley / Scoot McNairy / Taran Killam / Christopher Berry / Bill Camp / Chris Chalk / Dickie Gravois / Cameron Zeigler / Mister Mackey Jr.
Plot:
Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty personified by a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.
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127 Hours
Year: 2010
Genre: Biography / Drama
Rating: (7.6)
Country: USA / UK / France
Runtime: 94 min.
Director: Danny Boyle
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Cast: James Franco / Kate Mara / Amber Tamblyn / Treat Williams / Kate Burton / Bailee Michelle Johnson / Clémence Poésy / Fenton Quinn / Lizzy Caplan / Pieter Jan Brugge / Sean Bott / Koleman Stinger / John Lawrence / Parker Hadley / Peter Joshua Hull
Plot:
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?
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A Dangerous Method
Year: 2011
Genre: Biography / Drama / Romance / Thriller
Rating: (6.4)
Country: UK / Germany / Canada / Switzerland / USA
Runtime: 99 min.
Director: David Cronenberg
Studio: Dangerous Method Film AG
Cast: Keira Knightley / Viggo Mortensen / Michael Fassbender / Vincent Cassel / Sarah Gadon / André Hennicke / Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey / Mareike Carrière / André Dietz / Anna Thalbach / Mignon Remé / Franziska Arndt / Wladimir Matuchin / Sarah Marecek / Bjorn Geske
Plot:
Suffering from hysteria, Sabina Spielrein is hospitalized under the care of Dr. Carl Jung who has begun using Dr. Sigmund Freud's talking cure with some of his patients. Spielrain's psychological problems are deeply rooted in her childhood and violent father. She is highly intelligent however and hopes to be a doctor, eventually becoming a psychiatrist in her own right. The married Jung and Spielrein eventually become lovers. Jung and Freud develop an almost father-son relationship with Freud seeing the young Jung as his likely successor as the standard-bearer of his beliefs. A deep rift develops between them when Jung diverges from Freud's belief that while psychoanalysis can reveal the cause of psychological problems it cannot cure the patient.
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A Mighty Heart
Year: 2007
Genre: Biography / Drama / History / Thriller / War
Rating: (6.6)
Country: USA / UK
Runtime: 108 min.
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Studio: Plan B Entertainment
Cast: Dan Futterman / Angelina Jolie / Archie Panjabi / Mushtaq Khan / Arif Khan / Mohammed Afzal / Daud Khan / Telal Saeed / Tipu Taheer / Amit Dhawan / Saira Nasir Khan / Aliya Khan / Sarah Mone / Bushra Parwani / Zafar Karachiwala
Plot:
On January 23, 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is to fly from Karachi to Dubai with his pregnant wife, Mariane, also a reporter. On the day before, with great care, he has arranged an interview in a café with an Islamic fundamentalist cleric. When Danny doesn't return, Mariane initiates a search. Pakistani police, American embassy personnel, and the FBI examine witnesses, phone records, e-mails, and hard drives. Who has him? Where is he? There's also the why: because of U.S. abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo, because of a history of Journal cooperation with the CIA, because Pearl is a Jew? Through it all, Mariane is clearheaded, direct, and determined.
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All the Money in the World
Year: 2017
Genre: Biography / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Rating: (6.8)
Country: USA / Italy / UK / China
Runtime: 132 min.
Director: Ridley Scott
Studio: Scott Free Productions
Cast: Michelle Williams / Christopher Plummer / Mark Wahlberg / Romain Duris / Timothy Hutton / Charlie Plummer / Charlie Shotwell / Andrew Buchan / Marco Leonardi / Giuseppe Bonifati / Nicolas Vaporidis / Andrea Piedimonte Bodini / Nicola Di Chio / Guglielmo Favilla / Adele Tirante
Plot:
Rome, 1973. Masked men kidnap a teenage boy named John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer). His grandfather, Jean Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer), is the richest human in the world, a billionaire oil magnate, but he's notoriously miserly. His favorite grandson's abduction is not reason enough for him to part with any of his fortune. All the Money in the World (2017) follows Gail, (Michelle Williams), Paul's devoted, strong-willed mother, who unlike Getty, has consistently chosen her children over his fortune. Her son's life in the balance with time running out, she attempts to sway Getty even as her son's mob captors become increasingly more determined, volatile and brutal. When Getty sends his enigmatic security man Fletcher Chace (Mark Wahlberg) to look after his interests, he and Gail become unlikely allies in this race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money..
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American Gangster
Year: 2007
Genre: Biography / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Rating: (7.8)
Country: USA / UK
Runtime: 157 min.
Director: Ridley Scott
Studio: Film Rites
Cast: Denzel Washington / Russell Crowe / Chiwetel Ejiofor / Josh Brolin / Lymari Nadal / Ted Levine / Roger Guenveur Smith / John Hawkes / RZA / Yul Vazquez / Malcolm Goodwin / Ruby Dee / Ruben Santiago-Hudson / Carla Gugino / Skyler Fortgang
Plot:
Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. It is also the story of a dedicated and honest policeman, Richie Roberts, who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government. Based on a true story.
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American Made
Year: 2017
Genre: Action / Biography / Comedy / Crime / Drama
Rating: (7.2)
Country: USA / Japan / Colombia
Runtime: 115 min.
Director: Doug Liman
Studio: Vendian Entertainment
Cast: Tom Cruise / Domhnall Gleeson / Sarah Wright / Jesse Plemons / Caleb Landry Jones / Lola Kirke / Jayma Mays / Alejandro Edda / Benito Martinez / E. Roger Mitchell / Jed Rees / Robert Farrior / Morgan Hinkleman / Fredy Yate / Mauricio Mejía
Plot:
Barry Seal was just an ordinary pilot who worked for TWA before he was recruited by the CIA in 1978. His work in South America eventually caught the eye of the Medellín Cartel, associated with Pablo Escobar, who needed a man with his skill set. Barry became a drug trafficker, gun smuggler and money launderer. Soon acquiring the title, 'The gringo that always delivers'.
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Amistad
Year: 1997
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (7.3)
Country: USA
Runtime: 155 min.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Cast: Morgan Freeman / Nigel Hawthorne / Anthony Hopkins / Djimon Hounsou / Matthew McConaughey / David Paymer / Pete Postlethwaite / Stellan Skarsgård / Razaaq Adoti / Anna Paquin / Tomas Milian / Chiwetel Ejiofor / Geno Silva / Abu Bakaar Fofanah / Derrick N. Ashong
Plot:
Amistad is the name of a slave ship travelling from Cuba to the U.S. in 1839. It is carrying a cargo of Africans who have been sold into slavery in Cuba, taken on board, and chained in the cargo hold of the ship. As the ship is crossing from Cuba to the U.S., Cinque (Djimon Hounsou), who was a tribal leader in Africa, leads a mutiny and takes over the ship. They continue to sail, hoping to find their way back to Africa. Instead, they are misdirected and when they reach the United States, they are imprisoned as runaway slaves. They don't speak a word of English, and it seems like they are doomed to die for killing their captors when an abolitionist lawyer decides to take their case, arguing that they were free citizens of another country and not slaves at all. The case finally gets to the Supreme Court, where John Quincy Adams (Sir Anthony Hopkins) makes an impassioned and eloquent plea for their release.
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Battle of the Sexes
Year: 2017
Genre: Biography / Comedy / Drama / Sport
Rating: (6.7)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 121 min.
Director: Jonathan Dayton
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Cast: Emma Stone / Steve Carell / Andrea Riseborough / Natalie Morales / Sarah Silverman / Bill Pullman / Alan Cumming / Elisabeth Shue / Eric Christian Olsen / Fred Armisen / Martha MacIsaac / Mickey Sumner / Jessica McNamee / Lauren Kline / Fidan Manashirova
Plot:
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms ...
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Battle of the Sexes
Year: 2017
Genre: Biography / Comedy / Drama / Sport
Rating: (6.7)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 121 min.
Director: Jonathan Dayton
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Cast: Emma Stone / Steve Carell / Andrea Riseborough / Natalie Morales / Sarah Silverman / Bill Pullman / Alan Cumming / Elisabeth Shue / Eric Christian Olsen / Fred Armisen / Martha MacIsaac / Mickey Sumner / Jessica McNamee / Lauren Kline / Fidan Manashirova
Plot:
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms ...
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Bobby
Year: 2006
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (7)
Country: USA
Runtime: 117 min.
Director: Emilio Estevez
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Cast: Harry Belafonte / Joy Bryant / Nick Cannon / Emilio Estevez / Laurence Fishburne / Brian Geraghty / Heather Graham / Anthony Hopkins / Helen Hunt / Joshua Jackson / David Krumholtz / Ashton Kutcher / Shia LaBeouf / Lindsay Lohan / William H. Macy
Plot:
Tuesday, June 4, 1968: the California Presidential primary. As day breaks, Robert F. Kennedy arrives at the Ambassador Hotel. He'll campaign, then speak to supporters at midnight. To capture the texture of the late 1960s, we see vignettes at the hotel: a couple marries so he can avoid Vietnam, kitchen staff discuss race and baseball, a man cheats on his wife, another is fired for racism, a retired hotel doorman plays chess in the lobby with an old friend, a campaign strategist's wife needs a pair of black shoes, two campaign staff trip on LSD, a lounge singer is on the downhill slide. Through it all, we see and hear R.F.K. calling for a better society and a better nation.
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Bohemian Rhapsody
Year: 2018
Genre: Biography / Drama / Music
Rating: (8)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 134 min.
Director: Bryan Singer
Studio: GK Films
Cast: Rami Malek / Lucy Boynton / Gwilym Lee / Ben Hardy / Joseph Mazzello / Aidan Gillen / Allen Leech / Tom Hollander / Mike Myers / Aaron McCusker / Meneka Das / Ace Bhatti / Priya Blackburn / Dermot Murphy / Dickie Beau
Plot:
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
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Bombshell
Year: 2019
Genre: Biography / Drama
Rating: (6.8)
Country: USA / Canada
Runtime: 109 min.
Director: Jay Roach
Studio: Lighthouse Management + Media
Cast: Charlize Theron / Nicole Kidman / Margot Robbie / John Lithgow / Allison Janney / Malcolm McDowell / Kate McKinnon / Connie Britton / Liv Hewson / Brigette Lundy-Paine / Rob Delaney / Mark Duplass / Stephen Root / Robin Weigert / Amy Landecker
Plot:
When Gretchen Carlson slaps Fox News founder Roger Ailes with a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment, not a soul could predict what would happen next. Her decision leads to Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly coming forward with her own story, as well as multiple other women, inciting a movement that reverberates around the world.
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Borg McEnroe
Year: 2017
Genre: Biography / Drama / Sport
Rating: (6.9)
Country: Sweden / Denmark / Finland
Runtime: 107 min.
Director: Janus Metz
Studio: Nordisk Film
Cast: Sverrir Gudnason / Shia LaBeouf / Stellan Skarsgård / Tuva Novotny / Jackson Gann / Ian Blackman / Robert Emms / David Bamber / Mats Blomgren / Jane Perry / Demetri Goritsas / Leo Borg / Marcus Mossberg / Scott Arthur / Julia Marko-Nord
Plot:
It is the 1980 Wimbledon tennis championship. Bjorn Borg is the number 1 tennis player in the world and the undisputed king of Wimbledon. He has won the tournament four times in a row - a fifth consecutive time would be a world first. However, a new face has appeared in the tennis world and presents a serious threat to Borg's title hopes - John McEnroe.
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Brexit: The Uncivil War
Year: 2019
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (7)
Country: UK
Runtime: 92 min.
Director: Toby Haynes
Studio: Channel 4 Television
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch / Sarah Belcher / Lucy Russell / Oliver Birch / Ross Hatt / Liz White / Simon Paisley Day / John Heffernan / Lee Boardman / Paul Ryan / Kate O'Flynn / Tim Steed / Nicholas Day / Tim McMullan / Malcolm Freeman
Plot:
Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.
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Bright Star
Year: 2009
Genre: Biography / Drama / Romance
Rating: (6.9)
Country: UK / Australia / France
Runtime: 119 min.
Director: Jane Campion
Studio: BBC Films
Cast: Abbie Cornish / Ben Whishaw / Paul Schneider / Kerry Fox / Edie Martin / Thomas Brodie-Sangster / Claudie Blakley / Gerard Monaco / Antonia Campbell-Hughes / Samuel Roukin / Amanda Hale / Lucinda Raikes / Samuel Barnett / Jonathan Aris / Olly Alexander
Plot:
It's 1818 in Hampstead Village on the outskirts of London. Poet Charles Brown lives in one half of a house, the Dilkes family the other. Through association with the Dilkes, the fatherless Brawne family knows Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown and the Brawne's eldest daughter, Fanny, don't like each other. She thinks him arrogant and rude; he feels that she's a pretentious flirt, knowing only how to sew (admittedly well as she makes all her own fashionable clothes), and voicing opinions on subjects about which she knows nothing. Insecure struggling poet John Keats comes to live with his friend, Mr. Brown. Miss Brawne and Mr. Keats have a mutual attraction to each other, but their relationship is slow to develop, in part, since Mr. Brown does whatever he can to keep the two apart. Other obstacles face the couple, including their eventual overwhelming passion for each other clouding their view of what the other does, Mr. Keats' struggling career, which offers him little in the way of monetary ...
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Callas Forever
Year: 2002
Genre: Biography / Drama / Music / Romance
Rating: (6.4)
Country: Italy / France / Spain / UK / Romania
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Studio: Cattleya
Cast: Fanny Ardant / Jeremy Irons / Joan Plowright / Jay Rodan / Gabriel Garko / Manuel de Blas / Justino Díaz / Stephen Billington / Eugene Kohn / Jean Dalric / Anna Lelio / Alessandro Bertolucci / Olivier Galfione / Roberto Sanchez / Achille Brugnini
Plot:
In 1977, Maria Callas (Fanny Ardant), the most famous diva in the world, lives confined in her Paris apartment. Larry Kelly (Jeremy Irons), a producer friend, offers her to sing "Carmen" in a televised concert. Unfortunately, Maria's voice, tired and worn by years and strain, is not what it used to be. Larry knows the way around the problem: a technical stratagem will create the illusion. Maria, disregarding her friend Sarah Keller's (Dame Joan Plowright's) warning, agrees with the idea and the show is a tremendous success. With that in mind, Larry now considers a new version of "Tosca". But this time, Maria objects to the subterfuge. Her decision will mark the beginning of the end for the legendary singer.
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Camille Claudel 1915
Year: 2013
Genre: Biography / Drama
Rating: (6.5)
Country: France
Runtime: 95 min.
Director: Bruno Dumont
Studio: Region PACA
Cast: Juliette Binoche / Jean-Luc Vincent / Robert Leroy / Emmanuel Kauffman / Jessica Errero / Régine Gayte / Marion Keller / Myriam Laloum / Daniele / Alexandra Lucas / Eric Jacoulet / Myriam Allain / Nicole Faurite / Florence Philippe / Christelle Petit
Plot:
Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.
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Captain Phillips
Year: 2013
Genre: Biography / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Rating: (7.8)
Country: USA
Runtime: 134 min.
Director: Paul Greengrass
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Tom Hanks / Catherine Keener / Barkhad Abdi / Barkhad Abdirahman / Faysal Ahmed / Mahat M. Ali / Michael Chernus / David Warshofsky / Corey Johnson / Chris Mulkey / Yul Vazquez / Max Martini / Omar Berdouni / Mohamed Ali / Issak Farah Samatar
Plot:
Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.
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Catch a Fire
Year: 2006
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (6.7)
Country: France / UK / South Africa / USA
Runtime: 101 min.
Director: Phillip Noyce
Studio: Working Title Films
Cast: Tim Robbins / Derek Luke / Bonnie Henna / Tumisho Masha / Terry Pheto / Jay Anstey / Nomhle Nkonyeni / Mncedisi Shabangu / Sithembiso Khumalo / Michele Burgers / Mpho Lovinga / Mxo / Charlotte Savage / Michael Mabizela / Eduan van Jaarsveldt
Plot:
A political thriller: the real-life story of a South African hero's journey to freedom. In the country's turbulent and divided times in the 1980s, Patrick Chamusso is an oil refinery foreman and soccer coach who is apolitical - until he and his wife Precious are jailed. Patrick is stunned into action against the country's oppressive reigning system, even as police Colonel Nic Vos further insinuates himself into the Chamussos' lives.
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Coco avant Chanel
Year: 2009
Genre: Biography / Drama
Rating: (6.7)
Country: France / Belgium
Runtime: 105 min.
Director: Anne Fontaine
Studio: SCOPE Invest
Cast: Audrey Tautou / Benoît Poelvoorde / Alessandro Nivola / Marie Gillain / Emmanuelle Devos / Jean-Yves Chatelais / Régis Royer / Etienne Bartholomeus / Yan Duffas / Fabien Béhar / Roch Leibovici / Pierre Diot / Vincent Nemeth / Bruno Abraham-Kremer / Lisa Cohen
Plot:
Several years after leaving the orphanage to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar. She's both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, adopting the nickname Coco from her father in early childhood. A liaison with Baron Balsan gives her an entrée into French society and a chance to develop her gift for designing increasingly popular hats. When she falls in love with English businessman Arthur Capel further opportunities open up, though life becomes ever more complicated.
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Colette
Year: 2018
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (6.7)
Country: UK / USA / France / Hungary / Netherlands
Runtime: 111 min.
Director: Wash Westmoreland
Studio: Number 9 Films
Cast: Keira Knightley / Fiona Shaw / Dominic West / Robert Pugh / Arabella Weir / Máté Haumann / Ray Panthaki / Al Weaver / Virág Bárány / Dickie Beau / Janine Harouni / Jake Graf / Sloan Thompson / Kylie Watt / Joe Geary
Plot:
After marrying successful Parisian writer Henry Gauthier-Villars, known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. Colette, in turn, pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.
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Conviction
Year: 2010
Genre: Biography / Crime / Drama
Rating: (7.2)
Country: Switzerland / UK / USA
Runtime: 107 min.
Director: Tony Goldwyn
Studio: Pantheon Entertainment Corporation
Cast: Hilary Swank / Sam Rockwell / Thomas D. Mahard / Owen Campbell / Conor Donovan / Laurie Brown / John Pyper-Ferguson / Minnie Driver / Ele Bardha / Melissa Leo / Marc Macaulay / Bailee Madison / Tobias Campbell / Rusty Mewha / Frank Zieger
Plot:
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.
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Conviction
Year: 2010
Genre: Biography / Crime / Drama
Rating: (7.2)
Country: Switzerland / UK / USA
Runtime: 107 min.
Director: Tony Goldwyn
Studio: Pantheon Entertainment Corporation
Cast: Hilary Swank / Sam Rockwell / Thomas D. Mahard / Owen Campbell / Conor Donovan / Laurie Brown / John Pyper-Ferguson / Minnie Driver / Ele Bardha / Melissa Leo / Marc Macaulay / Bailee Madison / Tobias Campbell / Rusty Mewha / Frank Zieger
Plot:
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.
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Copying Beethoven
Year: 2006
Genre: Biography / Drama / Music
Rating: (6.8)
Country: USA / Germany / Hungary
Runtime: 104 min.
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Studio: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Cast: Diane Kruger / Ralph Riach / Ed Harris / Bill Stewart / Angus Barnett / Phyllida Law / Matthew Goode / Joe Anderson / David Kennedy / Nicholas Jones / László Áron / Matyelok Gibbs / Viktoria Dihen / Gábor Bohus / Márta Hainfart
Plot:
Vienna, 1824. In the days before the first performance of the Ninth Symphony, Beethoven needs help with copying out the charts, so a promising student of composition, Anna Holtz, 23, is sent to assist him. She not only aids the transcription of the notes, she provides guidance from the orchestra pit as Beethoven conducts the work's debut. During the next two years, the final ones of Beethoven's life, Anna provides assistance to the deaf, temperamental, ailing man. In return, he tutors her in composition and explains to her the ideas and principles of Romanticism. He tries to speak for God.
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Darkest Hour
Year: 2017
Genre: Biography / Drama / Family / History / Thriller / War
Rating: (7.4)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 125 min.
Director: Joe Wright
Studio: Perfect World Pictures
Cast: Gary Oldman / Kristin Scott Thomas / Ben Mendelsohn / Lily James / Ronald Pickup / Stephen Dillane / Nicholas Jones / Samuel West / David Schofield / Richard Lumsden / Malcolm Storry / Benjamin Whitrow / Joe Armstrong / Adrian Rawlins / Hilton McRae
Plot:
During World War II, as Adolf Hitler's powerful Wehrmacht rampages across Europe, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Neville Chamberlain (Ronald Pickup), is forced to resign, recommending Sir Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) as his replacement. But even in his early days as the country's leader, Churchill is under pressure to commence peace negotiations with Hitler or to fight head-on the seemingly invincible Nazi regime, whatever the cost. However difficult and dangerous his decision may be, Churchill has no choice but to shine in the country's darkest hour.
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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
Year: 2018
Genre: Biography / Comedy / Drama
Rating: (6.9)
Country: France / USA
Runtime: 114 min.
Director: Gus Van Sant
Studio: Anonymous Content
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix / Jonah Hill / Rooney Mara / Jack Black / Tony Greenhand / Beth Ditto / Mark Webber / Ronnie Adrian / Kim Gordon / Udo Kier / Carrie Brownstein / Ethan Tindukasiri / Sunny Suljic / Cree Kawa / Nolan Gross
Plot:
After Portland slacker John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) nearly loses his life in a car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment - with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) - Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop a national following and grant him a new lease on life. Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan's autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Gus Van Sant. Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon also star.
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Drama Dogs
Year: 1969
Genre: Documentary / Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (0)
Country: USA
Runtime: 13 min.
Director: Michael Thanhouser
Plot:
For over 40 years, Victory Outreach Church in Oxnard California has been changing the lives of gang members through the power of drama. The church, which is primarily made up of former Latino gang members, uses their congregation to produce live dramas that preach the word of God. Enter Drama Dogs, the story of how some of these pious players of the stage turned their life around and what they will do to bring people towards Christ. With testimonials from a homie who was consumed by heroin until he found god and began writing dramas; to a gangbanger who found God after killing a man in a gang brawl, Dram Dogs is a story of redemption in the modern world.
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Eat Pray Love
Year: 2010
Genre: Biography / Drama / Romance
Rating: (5.8)
Country: USA
Runtime: 133 min.
Director: Ryan Murphy
Studio: Red Om Films
Cast: Julia Roberts / Billy Crudup / Viola Davis / Mike O'Malley / Ashlie Atkinson / James Franco / Lisa Roberts Gillan / Ryan O'Nan / Gita Reddy / Jen Kwok / Mary Testa / I. Gusti Ayu Puspawati / Hadi Subiyanto / A. Jay Radcliff / Dwayne Clark
Plot:
Liz Gilbert (Roberts) had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having - a husband, a house, a successful career - yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused, and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy; the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali.
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Eat Pray Love
Year: 2010
Genre: Biography / Drama / Romance
Rating: (5.8)
Country: USA
Runtime: 133 min.
Director: Ryan Murphy
Studio: Red Om Films
Cast: Julia Roberts / Billy Crudup / Viola Davis / Mike O'Malley / Ashlie Atkinson / James Franco / Lisa Roberts Gillan / Ryan O'Nan / Gita Reddy / Jen Kwok / Mary Testa / I. Gusti Ayu Puspawati / Hadi Subiyanto / A. Jay Radcliff / Dwayne Clark
Plot:
Liz Gilbert (Roberts) had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having - a husband, a house, a successful career - yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused, and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy; the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali.
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Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words
Year: 2016
Genre: Documentary / Biography / Music
Rating: (7.5)
Country: France / Germany
Runtime: 93 min.
Director: Thorsten Schütte
Studio: Les Films du Poisson
Cast: Steve Allen / Theodore Bikel / Jimmy Carl Black / Tom Brokaw / Del Casher / Connie Chung / Angel / Chuck Ash / Arthur Barrow / Adrian Belew / Pierre Boulez / Thomas Braden / Napoleon Murphy Brock / Wally Bruner / Paul Carman
Plot:
In the 20th Century, Frank Zappa made his mark as a musician unlike any other in America. With a wild eccentric iconoclastic attitude guiding his distinctive music, which it was itself guided by a firm intellectual integrity, Zappa made himself an unforgettable force in popular music. This film covers his life and work through various archival footage through the decades. Whether it was his taboo challenging early creations, his outspoken efforts against the political forces determined to censor him or his constant quest for new artistic challenges, Zappa made a mark no one could ignore.
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El Greco
Year: 2007
Genre: Biography / Drama
Rating: (6.6)
Country: Greece / Spain / Hungary
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: Yannis Smaragdis
Studio: Generalitat de Catalunya - Institut Català de les Indústries Culturals (ICIC)
Cast: Nick Clark Windo / Juan Diego Botto / Laia Marull / Lakis Lazopoulos / Sotiris Moustakas / Dimitra Matsouka / Dina Konsta / Giorgos Hristodoulou / Dimitris Kallivokas / Roger Coma / Fermí Reixach / Miquel Gelabert / Theo Alexander / Yorgos Karamihos / Renos Haralambidis
Plot:
The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".
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England Is Mine
Year: 2017
Genre: Biography / Drama / Music
Rating: (5.8)
Country: UK
Runtime: 94 min.
Director: Mark Gill
Studio: Honlodge Productions
Cast: Jodie Comer / Jessica Brown Findlay / Jack Lowden / Simone Kirby / Laurie Kynaston / Peter McDonald / Finney Cassidy / Graeme Hawley / Katherine Pearce / Adam Lawrence / Nicola-Jayne Wells / Vivienne Bell / Marc Graham / Rosanna / Joseph Carter
Plot:
Manchester, 1976. Stephen Patrick Morrissey is unemployed and depressed. He eventually finds work but it doesn't interest him. His only interest appears to be writing down his observations on life and people in a journal. We see his life over the next six years and how this period would have a bearing on his later life for, in 1982, he was to form The Smiths, one of the most influential bands of the 80s.
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Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars
Year: 2018
Genre: Documentary / Biography / Music
Rating: (7.4)
Country: UK
Runtime: 135 min.
Director: Lili Fini Zanuck
Studio: Passion Pictures
Cast: Eric Clapton / Duane Allman / Ginger Baker / Chuck Berry / Pattie Boyd / Jack Bruce / Chris Dreja / Bob Dylan / Ahmet Ertegun / Aretha Franklin / Jim Gordon / Bill Graham / Tom Dowd / Hughie Flint / Richard Goldstein
Plot:
A look at the life and work of guitarist Eric Clapton, told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison.
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Facing Ali
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary / Biography / Sport
Rating: (8)
Country: USA / Canada
Runtime: 100 min.
Director: Pete McCormack
Studio: Network Entertainment
Cast: George Chuvalo / Henry Cooper / George Foreman / Joe Frazier / Larry Holmes / Ken Norton / Leon Spinks / Ernie Terrell / Muhammad Ali / Joe Louis / Ron Lyle / Earnie Shavers / Ringo Bonavena / Mike DeJohn / Jimmy Ellis
Plot:
The life and career of Muhammad Ali (1942- ) as seen chronologically in archival footage: Ali as a fighter, a personality, a political lightening rod, and a man. Boxers who fought him describe what led up to major fights and the matches themselves; they also offer personal revelations about their own lives: George Chuvalo's family losses, George Foreman's conversion, Ken Norton's gratitude, Ron Lyle's teaching, Earnie Shaver's encounter with the Klan, and Joe Frazier's good humor pack their own punch. The fighters talk about Ali's quickness, cunning, and recuperative powers - and how fighting him changed their lives.
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Hawking
Year: 2004
Genre: Biography / Drama
Rating: (7.5)
Country: UK
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Philip Martin
Studio: BBC
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch / Michael Brandon / Christian Rubeck / Lisa Dillon / Phoebe Nicholls / Matthew Marsh / Anastasia Hille / Adam Godley / Peter Firth / Bertie Carvel / Tom Ward / John Sessions / Tom Hodgkins / Rohan Siva / Deirdre Costello
Plot:
A drama documenting the life and work of the theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking who, despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, has galvanized the scientific world with his ground-breaking work on the nature of the universe.
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Huo Yuan Jia
Year: 2006
Genre: Action / Biography / Drama / Sport
Rating: (7.6)
Country: China / Hong Kong
Runtime: 104 min.
Director: Ronny Yu
Studio: China Film Group Corporation
Cast: Jet Li / Li Sun / Collin Chou / Hee Ching Paw / Nathan Jones / Shidô Nakamura / Brandon Rhea / Anthony De Longis / Jean Claude Leuyer / Jacky Heung / Yong Dong / Yun Qu / Ailing Xu / Zhi-Hui Chen / Zhigang Zhao
Plot:
Martial arts legend Huo Yuanjia became the most famous fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness and into history, defining the true spirit of martial arts. His self-discovery, and the choices he made, inspired his nation. The son of a great fighter who did not wish for his child to follow in his footsteps, the bullied Huo Yuanjia resolves to teach himself how to fight - and win. Years of training enable him to ace match after match in his home region of Tianjin. But as his fame as a martial arts master grows, so does his pride. After an ill-advised fight leads to another master's death, members of Huo's family are slain in revenge. Grieving and ashamed, Huo wanders the country in shock. Near death, he is rescued by women from an idyllic village, and is offered simple kindness and generosity that help him heal and regain his equilibrium over a period of several years. Huo realizes that the future ...
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Into the Wild
Year: 2007
Genre: Adventure / Biography / Drama
Rating: (8.1)
Country: USA
Runtime: 148 min.
Director: Sean Penn
Studio: River Road Entertainment
Cast: Emile Hirsch / Marcia Gay Harden / William Hurt / Jena Malone / Catherine Keener / Vince Vaughn / Kristen Stewart / Hal Holbrook / Zach Galifianakis / Brian H. Dierker / Jim Gallien / James O'Neill / Malinda McCollum / Paul Knauls / Craig Mutsch
Plot:
Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University, Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire savings account to charity, and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.
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Poesía Sin Fin
Year: 2016
Genre: Biography / Drama / Fantasy
Rating: (7.6)
Country: Chile / UK / France
Runtime: 128 min.
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Studio: Openvizor
Cast: Adan Jodorowsky / Brontis Jodorowsky / Alejandro Jodorowsky / Leandro Taub / Pamela Flores / Jeremias Herskovits / Julia Avendaño / Bastián Bodenhöfer / Carolyn Carlson / Ali Ahmad Sa'Id Esber / Kaori Ito / Carlos Leay / Hugo Marín / Felipe Pizarro Sáenz De Urtury / Felipe Ríos
Plot:
Through Alejandro Jodorowsky's autobiographical lens, Endless Poetry narrates the years of the Chilean artist's youth during which he liberated himself from all of his former limitations, from his family, and was introduced into the foremost bohemian artistic circle of 1940s Chile where he met Enrique Lihn, Stella Díaz Varín, Nicanor Parra... at the time promising young but unknown artists who would later become the titans of twentieth-century Hispanic literature. He grew inspired by the beauty of existence alongside these beings, exploring life together, authentically and freely. A tribute to Chile's artistic heritage, Endless Poetry is also an ode to the quest for beauty and inner truth, as a universal force capable of changing one's life forever, written by a man who has dedicated his life and career to creating spiritual and artistic awareness across the globe.
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Quills
Year: 2000
Genre: Biography / Drama
Rating: (7.3)
Country: UK / Germany / USA
Runtime: 124 min.
Director: Philip Kaufman
Studio: Charenton Productions
Cast: Geoffrey Rush / Kate Winslet / Joaquin Phoenix / Michael Caine / Billie Whitelaw / Patrick Malahide / Amelia Warner / Stephen Moyer / Michael Jenn / Danny Babington / Stephen Marcus / Elizabeth Berrington / Jane Menelaus / Tony Pritchard / George Antoni
Plot:
The infamous writer, the Marquis de Sade of eighteenth century France, is imprisoned at Charenton Insane Asylum for unmentionable activities. He manages to befriend the young Abbé de Coulmier, who runs the asylum, along with a beautiful laundress named Madeline. Things go terribly wrong when the Abbe finds out that the Marquis' books are being secretly published. Emperor Napoleon contemplates sending Dr. Royer-Collard to oversee the asylum, a man famed for his torturous punishments. It could mean the end of Charenton and possibly the Marquis.
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The Last Hangman
Year: 2005
Genre: Biography / Crime / Drama / History
Rating: (7.4)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: Adrian Shergold
Studio: Granada
Cast: Ann Bell / Simon Armstrong / Nicholas Blane / Clive Brunt / Cavan Clerkin / James Corden / Marie Critchley / Clive Francis / Christopher Fulford / Bernard Kay / Neil Fitzmaurice / Keiran Flynn / Frances Shergold / Lizzie Hopley / Peter Jonfield
Plot:
Albert Pierrepoint delivered groceries - and was a hangman. Following in his father's footsteps he quickly became known for his efficiency and compassion, rising to become 'the best in the land'. From early 1933, until the end of his career in 1955, he executed 608 people, including the 'Beasts of Belsen' (war criminals), for which he earned the gratitude of a nation. But by the time he hanged Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be executed in Britain, public sentiments had changed... and so had Pierrepoint.
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The Last King of Scotland
Year: 2006
Genre: Biography / Drama / History / Thriller
Rating: (7.7)
Country: UK / Germany
Runtime: 123 min.
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Cast: Forest Whitaker / James McAvoy / Kerry Washington / Gillian Anderson / Simon McBurney / David Oyelowo / Stephen Rwangyezi / Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga / Adam Kotz / Sam Okelo / Sarah Nagayi / Chris Wilson / Dick Stockley / Barbara Rafferty / David Ashton
Plot:
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.
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The Pianist
Year: 2002
Genre: Biography / Drama / Music / War
Rating: (8.5)
Country: UK / France / Poland / Germany
Runtime: 150 min.
Director: Roman Polanski
Studio: Canal+ Polska
Cast: Adrien Brody / Emilia Fox / Michal Zebrowski / Ed Stoppard / Maureen Lipman / Frank Finlay / Jessica Kate Meyer / Julia Rayner / Wanja Mues / Richard Ridings / Nomi Sharron / Anthony Milner / Lucy Skeaping / Roddy Skeaping / Ben Harlan
Plot:
In this adaptation of the autobiography "The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945," Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw.
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The Pursuit of Happyness
Year: 2006
Genre: Biography / Drama
Rating: (8)
Country: USA
Runtime: 117 min.
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Studio: Escape Artists
Cast: Will Smith / Jaden Smith / Thandie Newton / Brian Howe / James Karen / Dan Castellaneta / Kurt Fuller / Takayo Fischer / Kevin West / George Cheung / Domenic Bove / Geoff Callan / Scott Klace / David Michael Silverman / Joyful Raven
Plot:
Based on a true story about a man named Christopher Gardner. Gardner has invested heavily in a device known as a "bone density scanner". He feels like he has it made selling these devices. However, they do not sell well as they are marginally better than x-ray at a much higher price. As Gardner works to make ends meet, his wife leaves him and he loses his apartment. Forced to live out in the streets with his son, Gardner continues to sell bone density scanners while concurrently taking on an unpaid internship as a stockbroker, with slim chances for advancement to a paid position. Before he can receive pay, he needs to outshine the competition through 6 months of training, and to sell his devices to stay afloat.
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The Queen
Year: 2006
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (7.3)
Country: UK / USA / France / Italy
Runtime: 103 min.
Director: Stephen Frears
Studio: BIM Distribuzione
Cast: Helen Mirren / James Cromwell / Alex Jennings / Roger Allam / Sylvia Syms / Tim McMullan / Robin Soans / Douglas Reith / Pat Laffan / John McGlynn / Gray O'Brien / Lola Peploe / Joyce Henderson / Amanda Hadingue / Dolina MacLennan
Plot:
Diana, the "People's Princess" has died in a car accident in Paris. The Queen (Dame Helen Mirren) and her family decide that for the best, they should remain hidden behind the closed doors of Balmoral Castle. The heartbroken public do not understand and request that the Queen comforts her people. This also puts pressure on newly elected Tony Blair (Michael Sheen), who constantly tries to convince the monarchy to address the public.
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The Soloist
Year: 2009
Genre: Biography / Drama / Music
Rating: (6.7)
Country: UK / France / USA
Runtime: 117 min.
Director: Joe Wright
Studio: Working Title Films
Cast: Jamie Foxx / Robert Downey Jr. / Catherine Keener / Tom Hollander / LisaGay Hamilton / Nelsan Ellis / Rachael Harris / Stephen Root / Lorraine Toussaint / Justin Martin / Kokayi Ampah / Patrick Tatten / Susane Lee / Marcos De Silvas / Ilia Volok
Plot:
In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez more than his face from a recent bike accident was his pressing need for story ideas. That is when he discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a mentally ill, homeless street musician who possesses extraordinary talent, even through his half-broken instruments. Inspired by his story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about Ayers and attempts to do more to help both him and the rest of the underclass of LA have a better life. However, Lopez's good intentions run headlong in the hard realities of the strength of Ayers' personal demons and the larger social injustices facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Ayers must find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations to hope for a brighter future for both of them.
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This Boy's Life
Year: 1993
Genre: Biography / Drama
Rating: (7.3)
Country: USA
Runtime: 115 min.
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Studio: Knickerbocker Films
Cast: Robert De Niro / Ellen Barkin / Leonardo DiCaprio / Jonah Blechman / Eliza Dushku / Chris Cooper / Carla Gugino / Zachary Ansley / Tracey Ellis / Kathy Kinney / Robert Zameroski / Tobey Maguire / Tristan Tait / Travis MacDonald / Richard Liss
Plot:
In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries the mechanic, but they soon find out that he's an abusive and unreasoning alcoholic, and they struggle to maintain hope in an impossible situation as the boy grows up with plans to escape the small town by any means possible. Based on a true story by Tobias Wolff.
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Vatel
Year: 2000
Genre: Biography / Drama / Romance
Rating: (6.6)
Country: France / UK / Belgium
Runtime: 103 min.
Director: Roland Joffé
Studio: Canal+
Cast: Gérard Depardieu / Uma Thurman / Tim Roth / Julian Glover / Julian Sands / Timothy Spall / Murray Lachlan Young / Hywel Bennett / Richard Griffiths / Arielle Dombasle / Marine Delterme / Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu / Féodor Atkine / Jérôme Pradon / Nathalie Cerda
Plot:
In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the extravagances are to impress the king. In charge of all is the steward, Vatel, a man of honor, talent, and low birth. The prince is craven in his longing for stature: no task is too menial or dishonorable for him to give Vatel. While Vatel tries to sustain dignity, he finds himself attracted to Anne de Montausier, the king's newest mistress. In Vatel, she finds someone who's authentic, living out his principles within the casual cruelties of court politics. Can the two of them escape unscathed?
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Walk the Line
Year: 2005
Genre: Biography / Drama / Music / Romance
Rating: (7.8)
Country: USA / Germany
Runtime: 136 min.
Director: James Mangold
Studio: Mars Media Beteiligungs
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix / Reese Witherspoon / Ginnifer Goodwin / Robert Patrick / Dallas Roberts / Dan John Miller / Larry Bagby / Shelby Lynne / Tyler Hilton / Waylon Payne / Shooter Jennings / Sandra Ellis Lafferty / Clay Steakley / Johnny Holiday / Dan Beene
Plot:
While growing up in the Great Depression era, Johnny Cash takes an interest in music and eventually moves out of his Arkansas town to join the air force in Germany. While there, he buys his first guitar and writes his own music, and proposes to Vivian. When they got married, they settled in Tennessee and with a daughter, he supported the family by being a salesman. He discovers a man who can pursue his dreams and ends up getting a record with the boys. Shortly after that, he was on a short tour, promoting his songs, and meets the already famous and beautiful June Carter. Then as they get on the long-term tours with June, the boys, and Jerry Lee Lewis, they have this unspoken relationship that grows. But when June leaves the tour because of his behavior, he was a drug addict. His marriage was also falling apart, and when he sees June years later at an awards show, he forces June to tour with them again, promising June to support her two kids and herself. While the tour goes on, the ...
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