Category: Biography

My Ain Folk-1973 7.5

My Ain Folk-1973

Jamie and Tommy are separated by the death of their grandmother; Jamie with another relative and Tommy to a welfare home. Now Jamie is all alone and his life is not at all happy taken over by silence, rejection and viole...

My Childhood-1972 7.4

My Childhood-1972

The second part (My ain folk) of Bill Douglas' influential trilogy harks back to his impoverished upbringing in early-'40s Scotland. Cinema was his only escape - he paid for it with the money he made from returning empty...

Freeway: Crack in the System-2015 7.1

Freeway: Crack in the System-2015

FREEWAY: CRACK IN THE SYSTEM tells the story of broken dreams, drug dealers, dirty cops, and government complicity-more compelling than fiction, it's the real story behind America's longest war. This documentary by award...

Like Air-2015 6.7

Like Air-2015

Like Air is a feature length documentary that follows three high school competitive dancers on their journey to a nationals championship competition. With every step towards the trophy, they discover their personal ident...

Father’s Kingdom-2017 6.8

Father’s Kingdom-2017

Father Divine was called an ingenious entrepreneur, a civil rights leader, a charlatan, a con man, and a fraud. His followers called him God. His religious movement once claimed to have millions of followers. Today, only...

Anne Frank’s Holocaust-2015 7.2
Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen-2015 7.2

Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen-2015

Comedy legend Mel Brooks discusses his childhood, military experience, and stand-up, TV and film career, and sings the theme songs from his iconic comedies....

The Rise of Eve-2018 5.3

The Rise of Eve-2018

For all the shame we hide For all the blame assigned It's time we have our say On how we are defined...

Lane 1974-2017 6

Lane 1974-2017

Based on a true story, Lane is a 13-year-old girl coming of age on a Northern California commune in the 1970s. While Lane enjoys the freedom of living off-the-grid with her mother and younger siblings, she craves a stabl...

I Am Durán-2019 8

I Am Durán-2019

The story of four-time World Champion Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán. A one man wrecking-ball who took on the world, transcended his sport and helped inspire a nation to rise up against its CIA funded dictator to achieve...

Virus Tropical-2017 6.9

Virus Tropical-2017

Paola is born in a traditional Colombian family, or at least that is what they try to be. Her father is a priest, her mother is a "psychic" and her sisters are not what their parents expected. She is a young Latin Americ...

Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth-1976 5.2

Bruce Lee: The Man, the Myth-1976

Fighting sequences and drama of the famed martial arts icon grace this biopic as he goes from Hong Kong, to studying at the University of Washington in Seattle, to California, and the beginnings of his Hollywood career. ...

Celtic’s Smiler: The Neilly Mochan Story-2015 6.7

Celtic’s Smiler: The Neilly Mochan Story-2015

The magical story of Celtic Football Club reads like an elaborate fairytale, which has enraptured their worldwide fanbase for over 127 years. Throughout the club's illustrious history, no other figure has experienced as ...

The Green Girl-2014 8.5

The Green Girl-2014

A feature-length documentary about Star Trek's iconic Green Girl, Susan Oliver: Prolific actress of the '50s - '80s, original member of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, record-setting female aviator; Tragically take...

How to Change the World-2015 7.6

How to Change the World-2015

In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world's imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, How To Change The World is the...

American Me-1992 7.2

American Me-1992

This epic depiction of thirty years of Chicano gang life in Los Angeles focuses on a teen named Santana who, with his friends Mundo and the Caucasian-but-acting-Hispanic J.D., form their own gang and are soon arrested fo...

Meeting Gorbachev-2018 7.2

Meeting Gorbachev-2018

The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union in chronological order.::theshining_1980...

Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed-2005 6.7

Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed-2005

After inhabiting dozens of comical alter-egos over the course of her award-winning career, Tracey Ullman finally 'takes on' the one role that spawned all of her characters--herself. This exclusive HBO comedy event featur...

Nothing to Lose-2018 5.6

Nothing to Lose-2018

Self-financed fictional biopic of Brazilian bishop Edir Macedo, founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God and owner of Record TV network....

Tommy’s Honour-2016 6.3

Tommy’s Honour-2016

In St Andrews, Scotland in 1866, 15-year-old Tommy Morris is an avid golfer like his legendary and pioneering father, Tom Morris. "Old Tom" is greens-keeper for The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, as well as t...

Wisegal-2008 6.2

Wisegal-2008

A drama centered around Patty Montanari, the widowed mother of two who went to work for her lover Frank Russo, a Captain in a Brooklyn crime family....

Sex and Lies in Sin City-2008 4.9

Sex and Lies in Sin City-2008

Decide the truth for yourself in this thrilling true story of the biggest scandal in Las Vegas. Ted Binion (Matthew Modine, TV's "Weeds") is Vegas royalty, the prince of the world famous Horseshoe Casino - rich, rowdy an...

Hanna Ranch-2014 7.2

Hanna Ranch-2014

Hanna Ranch is the story of three generations on a family ranch in rural Colorado, that centers on visionary eco-rancher, Kirk Hanna, whose fight carried on by his amazingly determined wife and two daughters.::Anonymous...

Pollock-2000 7

Pollock-2000

At the end of the 1940's, abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) is featured in Life magazine. Flashback to 1941, he's living with his brother in a tiny apartment in New York City, drinking too much, and exhi...

Eat That Question-2016 7.5

Eat That Question-2016

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 integ...

El Chivo-2016 7.7

El Chivo-2016

'El Chivo' (the Mountain Goat) is what the indigenous Tarahumara Indians of Mexico's Copper Canyons call Runner Will Harlan ever since he won the Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon in 2009, a race made infamous in the bestsell...

If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd-2018 8

If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd-2018

This authorized documentary will explore the music and backstory of the legendary American band. With the songs from the first six Skynyrd albums driving the narration, the film focuses on the story of frontman Ronnie Va...

Raging Boll-2010 5.7

Raging Boll-2010

Widely recognized as the planet's worst film director, Uwe Boll embarks on a quest to conquer Hollywood and take vengeance upon the film fanatics striving to destroy him. Filmed over three years on and off the set, 'Ragi...

Iris-2001 7

Iris-2001

Iris, based on the life of revered British writer and philosopher Iris Murdoch, is a story of unlikely yet enduring love. As a young academic, teaching philosophy at Oxford, Murdoch meets and eventually falls in love wit...

Love, Antosha-2019 8.3

Love, Antosha-2019

A portrait of the extraordinary life and career of actor Anton Yelchin.::Production...

Becoming Cary Grant-2017 6.6

Becoming Cary Grant-2017

The future star grow up as Archie Leach, son of a tailor in Bristol, but was traumatized when his parent's marriage broke down, leading to his father leaving for another and the bottle, his mother utterly abandoning him ...

Bobby Sands: 66 Days-2016 7.3

Bobby Sands: 66 Days-2016

In the spring of 1981 Irish Republican Bobby Sands' 66-day hunger strike brought the attention of the world to his cause. Drawing on an Irish Republican tradition of martyrdom, Sands' emotive, non-violent protest to be c...

Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars-2017 7.3

Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars-2017

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....

Irwin & Fran-2013 6.9

Irwin & Fran-2013

"I feel more like I do now, than when I first got here", quotes Professor Irwin Corey who, after starting in show business in 1938, claims to be The World's Foremost Authority. Married for over seventy years to his chain...

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days-2005 7.6

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days-2005

The Final Days is the true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to life. Sophie Scholl is the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Using historical records of...

Moulin Rouge-1952 7.1

Moulin Rouge-1952

A fictionalized account of the latter part of the life of French artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec (1864-1901) is presented, he who is arguably most renowned professionally for immortalizing the characters of the Paris ca...

I Dreamed of Africa-2000 5.6

I Dreamed of Africa-2000

Kuki, a divorced Italian socialite, changes her life after a serious car crash. She accepts a marriage proposal from Paolo Gallmann, a man she doesn't know well, and she moves to Kenya with him and her young son to start...

First They Killed My Father-2017 7.2

First They Killed My Father-2017

In the 70's, a Cambodian middle-class girl sees the lives of her family and her turning upside-down when the Khmer Rouge invades the Cambodia. They leave their comfortable apartment and lifestyle to live in a primitive w...

The Irishman-2019 8.7

The Irishman-2019

Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran is a man with a lot on his mind. The former labor union high official and hitman, learned to kill serving in Italy during the Second World War. He now looks back on his life and the hits that...

You Don’t Know Jack-2010 7.6

You Don’t Know Jack-2010

Dr. Jack Kevorkian (1928 - 2011 ) in the 1990s, when he defies Michigan law assisting the suicide of terminally-ill persons. Support comes from his sister, a lab tech, the Hemlock Society president, and a lawyer. The chi...