Category: Biography

Reunification-2015 8.8

Reunification-2015

Between faded family photographs, old video footage, and interviews collected through the years, Alvin Tsang's REUNIFICATION bears the look and feel of a documentary that's taken decades to produce. Perhaps it required a...

Wild Bill-1995 5.9

Wild Bill-1995

Maverick Writer and Director Walter Hill's version of the famous Wild Bill Hickok legend is a dreamscape western that is told entirely in flashback. Hickok's friend Charley Prince (Sir John Hurt) narrates the events of W...

The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story-2010 7.1

The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story-2010

A documentary and testimonial to producer Arif Mardin's life. It encompasses interviews with many of the stars that he helped create as well as photographs, home footage and a story that built the hits that are now known...

Pablo-2012 6.6

Pablo-2012

Pablo blends documentary and animation elements to tell the saga of "famous unknown" Pablo Ferro, a man with a personal journey that spans from Havana, during the pre-Cuban revolution to his current home, in the garage b...

The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir-2014 7.4

The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir-2014

A documentary that explores Bob Weirs life, through the Grateful Dead, Ratdog, and his childhood.::JT Rosen...

The Fighting 69th-1940 6.7

The Fighting 69th-1940

"The Fighting 69th" is a First World War regiment of mostly New York-Irish soldiers. Amongst a cocky crew, perhaps the cockiest is Jerry Plunkett, a scrappy fellow who looks out only for himself. The officers and non-com...

The Himalayas-2015 6.4

The Himalayas-2015

Following a grueling climb up Kanchenjunga, Hong-gil and Mu-taek become fast friends and partners in climb. The peak of their professional careers comes when they become the 14th team to scale the Himalayas. But the clim...

Seven Cities of Gold-1955 6

Seven Cities of Gold-1955

In the eighteenth century, a Spanish expedition is looking for seven cities of gold in a territory now known as California. A very difficult task due the opposition of the aborigines, but perhaps a divine intervention co...

Private Parts-1997 6.9

Private Parts-1997

Having always wanted to be a disc-jockey, Howard Stern works his way painfully from radio at his 1970's college to a Detroit station. It is with a move to Washington that he hits on an outrageous off-the-wall style that ...

Facing Ali-2009 8

Facing Ali-2009

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...

The Real Miyagi-2015 7.2

The Real Miyagi-2015

The life of Fumio Demura, the greatest karate master of a generation.::Anonymous...

Nick Nolte: No Exit-2008 6.6

Nick Nolte: No Exit-2008

Via computer conferencing, a clean-shaven journalist, in crisp blue shirt, expensive cream jacket, and matching wide-brimmed hat, played by Nick Nolte, interviews a florid-faced underdressed, slightly unkempt Nick Nolte....

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling-1986 6.4

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling-1986

In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he lies unconscious in a hospital, his spiritua...

A Song to Remember-1945 6.7

A Song to Remember-1945

Prof. Joseph Elsner guides his protégé Frydryk Chopin through his formative years to early adulthood in Poland. At a recital in a duke's home Chopin insults the new Russian-installed governor, and must flee the country. ...

Somebody Up There Likes Me-1956 7.5

Somebody Up There Likes Me-1956

The abuse Rocky Barbella endures at the hand of his father and subsequent run-ins with the law lead him in and out of detention centers and prisons. When it seems he has it together, Rocky is drafted but, refusing to adh...

Judy-2019 7.2

Judy-2019

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.::BritFlicks1...

Barefoot Gen-1983 8

Barefoot Gen-1983

Gen and his family are living in Hiroshima as Japan nears the end of World War II. Gen's father has come to believe that the war is unwinnable, thus earning the wrath of the town officials and, in turn, discrimination fr...

The Falcon and the Snowman-1985 6.8

The Falcon and the Snowman-1985

The true story of Christopher Boyce, a young All-American man whose job as a guard for sensitive documents shatters his faith in his country and leads him to a sometimes comic, sometimes chilling sideline as a spy for th...

Mala Mala-2014 6.7

Mala Mala-2014

A documentary about the power of transformation told through the eyes of 9 trans-identifying individuals in Puerto Rico.::Anonymous...

Into the Storm-2009 7.1

Into the Storm-2009

Winston Churchill is named Prime Minister on the very day the Nazis launch their invasion of the low countries and France. The immediate concern is the fate of the British Expeditionary Force now trapped with their back ...

Subedar Joginder Singh-2018 7.5

Subedar Joginder Singh-2018

It is a biographical feature film on India's Highest Wartime Gallantry Award - Param Vir Chakra winner Subedar Joginder Singh. He fought three wars (as per records) for India before achieving martyrdom in the Sino-Indian...

Jeanne Eagels-1957 6.3

Jeanne Eagels-1957

A largely fictionalized account of the career of actress Jeanne Eagels, whose fame was both on stage and on the screen in the 1910s and 1920s, is presented. After losing in a rigged carnival beauty pageant, winning which...

Kiss and Cry-2017 6.8

Kiss and Cry-2017

A truly touching story consisting of a smart, talented girl whose dreams come to a stop because it is discovered she has a rare form of throat cancer. Her family and her boyfriend John help her through every step of the ...

Trumbo-2007 7.4

Trumbo-2007

Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. Trumbo was one of several writer...

Aterro-2011 7.7

Aterro-2011

Landfill is a documentary that emerged from the perception of a paradox in relation to litter. While most people want to get rid of it, I met some ladies, pioneers of recycling, that they miss the trash from others in si...

Danny Says-2015 6.7

Danny Says-2015

Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and "culture" of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Co...

Beware the Slenderman-2016 6.2

Beware the Slenderman-2016

Lurking in the shadows of the Internet, a faceless modern-day bogeyman has attracted the attention and fear of a young generation who whisper his name online. Slenderman lives on the dark pages of the web, where impressi...

A Cry in the Dark-1988 6.9

A Cry in the Dark-1988

Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain. During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claimed that she witnessed a dingo stealing her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body was n...

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing-1955 6.5

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing-1955

It's the early twentieth century New York City. There exists a high level of animosity by Harry Thaw, a wealthy Pittsburgh businessman, toward renowned architect Stanford White for Harry feeling those dealing with the Ne...

Starring Adam West-2013 7.2

Starring Adam West-2013

Whether you know him from his iconic role as Batman in the 1966 television series or from his bizarre portrayal of the Mayor on Fox's Family Guy, Adam West is sure to have made an impression. But few people know the man ...

Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story-2008 7.7

Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story-2008

The Murrow, Polk, and IDA Award-winning documentary Boogie Man is about Lee Atwater, a blues-playing rogue whose rise from the South to Chairman of the GOP made him a political rock star. He mentored George W. Bush and K...

Nightwatching-2007 6.5

Nightwatching-2007

The year 1642 marks the turning point in the life of the famous Dutch painter, Rembrandt, turning him from a wealthy respected celebrity into a discredited pauper. At the insistence of his pregnant wife Saskia, Rembrandt...

Diego Maradona-2019 7.7

Diego Maradona-2019

Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.::Anonymous...

Tyson-1995 6.3

Tyson-1995

The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction for rape. The story of his tur...

Queen Elizabeth II – The Diamond Celebration-2013 6.7

Queen Elizabeth II – The Diamond Celebration-2013

Produced in High Definition, with rare archive footage. Queen Elizabeth II has reigned for 60 years as the Queen of Great Britain and the Commonwealth. The Queen, who has witnessed incredible social, political and cultur...

Riot on the Dance Floor-2014 7.7

Riot on the Dance Floor-2014

Riot on the Dance Floor: The story of Randy Now and City Gardens is a documentary from director Steve Tozzi, that features the stark and iconic photography of Thrasher Magazine's Ken Salerno. It is told through an oral h...

Gentleman Jim-1942 7.6

Gentleman Jim-1942

Because boxing is a considered an illegal and disreputable enterprise in 1880's San Francisco, wealthy and influential members of the prestigious Olympic Club vow to make the sport a "gentlemanly" one. They sponsor a bra...

Sister Aimee-2019 6.7

Sister Aimee-2019

In 1926 America's most famous evangelist is a woman. And she's looking for a way out. Fed up with her own success, she gets swept up in her lover's daydreams about Mexico and finds herself on a wild road trip towards the...

I Am Secretly an Important Man-2010 6.6

I Am Secretly an Important Man-2010

'I Am Secretly an Important Man' is a portrait of writer and poet Steven J. Bernstein (aka Jesse Bernstein), one of Seattle's most celebrated and troubled voices. His angry, surprisingly fresh, lyrical writings are about...

Boys Town-1938 7.3

Boys Town-1938

When a death row prisoner tells him he wouldn't have led a life of crime if only he had had one friend as a child, Father Edward Flanagan decides to do something about. An advocate of child rights and an opponent of the ...