Category: Biography

The Glorias (2020) 3.2

The Glorias (2020)

The story of feminist icon Gloria Steinem's itinerant childhood's influence on her life as a writer, activist and organizer for women's rights worldwide.::Anonymous...

Bobby (2006) 7

Bobby (2006)

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...

Dear Diary (1993) 7.3

Dear Diary (1993)

Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Presented in three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of traveling on his motor-scooter, cruising with his friend around a set of remote islands...

The Metamorphosis of Birds (2020) 7.7

The Metamorphosis of Birds (2020)

The passing away of their mothers makes Catarina and her own father meet in an emotional place that is different from the one most fathers and daughters know.::Primeira Idade...

Stealing Sinatra (2003) 5.6

Stealing Sinatra (2003)

In need of a grubstake, a young man convinces a couple of friends to help him kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. It's a true story.::Nozz...

Artemisia (1997) 6.6

Artemisia (1997)

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth, when she was guided and protected by her father, the painter Orazio Gentileschi. Her professional...

Murieta (1965) 5.6

Murieta (1965)

The story of Joaquin Murrieta, a real life Mexican bandit who terrorized California with his gang of raiders and cutthroats during the first half of the 19th century. Some saw him as a murderous outlaw, others as the Mex...

Shine (1996) 7.7

Shine (1996)

As a child piano prodigy, David Helfgott's musical ambitions generate friction with his overbearing father, Peter. When Helfgott travels to London on a musical scholarship, his career as a pianist blossoms. However, the ...

Cross Creek (1983) 7

Cross Creek (1983)

In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of Ameri...

The Flight of the Eagle (1982) 7.1

The Flight of the Eagle (1982)

The Swedish 19th century engineer S. A. Andrée sets out to become the first man on the north pole. His idea is to launch a polar expedition using a hydrogen balloon, together with two friends. The balloon, "The Eagle", t...

A Love Song for Latasha (2019) 6

A Love Song for Latasha (2019)

A Love Song For Latasha is a dreamlike hybrid documentary in conversation with the past and the present to reimagine a more nuanced narrative of Latasha Harlins than standard archival practises have captured by excavatin...

The Express (2008) 7.3

The Express (2008)

This biopic focuses on the relationship of Ernie Davis (1939-1963), a gifted African-American athlete, and his coach from 1958 to 1962 at Syracuse University, Ben Schwartzwalder (1909-1993). Schwartzwalder recruits Davis...

Frida (2002) 7.4

Frida (2002)

"Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her il...

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) 7.4

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

In the early 1950's, the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and exploiting those fears was Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. However, CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow and his producer Fr...

Girl, Interrupted (1999) 7.3

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Unable to cope with reality and the difficulty that comes with it, 18 year old Susanna, is admitted to a mental institution in order to overcome her disorder. However, she has trouble understanding her disorder and there...

Close-Up (1990) 8.3

Close-Up (1990)

Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Hossain Sabzian enters the home of a well-to-do family in Tehran, promising it a prominent part in his next movie. The actual people involved in the incident re-e...

Francis of Assisi (1961) 6.3

Francis of Assisi (1961)

Francis Bernardone (Bradford Dillman) is the son of a wealthy cloth merchant in Assisi, who gives up all his worldly goods to dedicate himself to God. Clare (Dolores Hart) is a young aristocratic woman who, according to ...

Blaze (1989) 6

Blaze (1989)

This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze...

An American Crime (2007) 7.3

An American Crime (2007)

Based on a true story that shocked the nation in 1965, the film recounts one of the most shocking crimes ever committed against a single victim. Sylvia and Jennie Fae Likens, the two daughters of traveling carnival worke...

The Naked Civil Servant (1975) (TV) 7.9

The Naked Civil Servant (1975) (TV)

The life and times of Quentin Crisp, an outrageous and flamboyant homosexual, coming of age and growing into old age in conservative England....

Umakant Pandey Purush Ya (2019) 7.3

Umakant Pandey Purush Ya (2019)

It's a story of a really innocent guy from Allahabad, Somehow, he becomes doubtful about his sexuality and does many things suggested by his so-called well-wishers without thinking anything and gets stuck in more and mor...

Goya’s Ghosts (2006) 6.9

Goya’s Ghosts (2006)

The painter Goya becomes involved with the Spanish Inquisition when his muse, Ines, is arrested by the church for heresy. Her father, Thomas, comes to him hoping that his connection with Brother Lorenzo, whom he is paint...

“Solomon” (1997) (mini) 6.5

“Solomon” (1997) (mini)

David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are prospective heirs to the throne and only one can be succe...

Mystic India (2005) 7.7

Mystic India (2005)

11-year old Neelkanth has long dreamed of being a Yogi, and in the darkness of the rainy evening of June 29, 1792 he secretly leaves his family behind in the Northern India city of Ayodhya by plunging himself into the Sa...

Upside Down (2015) -

Upside Down (2015)

304 people drowned as the car ferry sank. Four fathers recall their memories of their children; high school students who were on their field trip. Professors, lawyers, journalists, an activist, a diver, and a politician ...

Mighty Jerome (2010) 7.4

Mighty Jerome (2010)

In 1959, at just nineteen years of age, Harry Jerome was Canada's most promising track and field star, and was on his way to the Olympics in Rome. By 1962, after suffering a gruesome leg injury, there was every reason to...

Generation Baby Buster (2012) 6.9

Generation Baby Buster (2012)

Documentary feature following one woman's quest to uncover why her biological clock hasn't started ticking, before she runs out of time. Armed with insight from those that write and think about the current state of affai...

The Spy (2019) 6.1

The Spy (2019)

Sonja Wigert is a diva and star in Stockholm when WW2 breaks out, rapidly getting attention from the Nazi officer Josef Terboven. She's then recruited by Swedish intelligence as a spy, but Terboven makes her spy on the S...

The Grey Fox (1982) 7.4

The Grey Fox (1982)

Old West highwayman Bill Miner, known to Pinkertons as "The Gentleman Bandit," is released in 1901 after 33 years in prison, a genial and charming old man. He goes to Washington to live and work with his sister's family....

Paan Singh Tomar (2012) 8.2

Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

Paan Singh Tomar is a Hindi-language film, based on the true story of a runner employed by the Army and has won Gold medal at Indian National Games but forced to become notorious baaghi. It is directed by Tigmanshu Dhuli...

Shootout at Wadala (2013) 5.9

Shootout at Wadala (2013)

Manohar Arjun Surve better known as Manya Surve is a bright college student in love with Vidya.He lives with his mother and step brother Bhargav Surve whose a local goon.Manya is arrested by Inspector Ambolkar for being ...

Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown (2016) (TV) 8.1

Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown (2016) (TV)

Since the early days, Jerry Lewis - in the line of Chaplin, Keaton and Laurel - had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches and signature slapstick humor. Yet Lewis was far more than just a clown. He...

Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (2011) (TV) 7.2

Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (2011) (TV)

With Jerry Lewis (1926-2017) as executive producer, this is in essence an autobiography. It follows his career chronologically from the 10-year partnership with Dean Martin to Lewis's career as writer, producer, director...

The Insider (1999) 7.8

The Insider (1999)

Balls-out 60 Minutes (1968) Producer Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino) sniffs a story when a former research biologist for Brown & Williamson, Jeff Wigand (Russell Crowe), won't talk to him. When the company leans hard on Wigan...

Desert Flower (2009) 7.4

Desert Flower (2009)

The autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 3, sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genit...

The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014) (TV) 4.6

The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014) (TV)

"The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story" delves into the experiences of six unknown young actors placed into the Hollywood spotlight, exposing the challenges of growing up under public scrutiny while trying to maintain...

Istintobrass (2013) 7

Istintobrass (2013)

Tinto Brass is one of the most important Italian directors, recognized worldwide as the master of authorial erotic cinema. This documentary narrates the formation years of Tinto Brass in Paris at the Cinématèque Français...

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958) 7.3

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to send herself to a poor, remote vi...

Robin’s Wish (2020) 8.1

Robin’s Wish (2020)

In August 2014, the world was shocked to find out that Robin Williams had died by suicide. For someone who brought so much humor to the world, it was a tragic, traumatic end. But no one knew how much more there was to th...

Time Indefinite (1993) 7.6

Time Indefinite (1993)

Forty year old documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee has a penchant for filming everything around him. Following the announcement of his impending marriage to his film-making partner Marilyn Levine - marriage something that...