Genre:

Biography

Year: 2012
28 found movie
Into the White 2012

In World War II, the German pilots Lieutenant Horst Schopis, Josef Schwartz and Wolfgang Strunk crash their airplane in the wilderness of Norway after shooting down a British airplane. They walk through a snow storm until they reach shelter in an abandoned hunter cabin. Soon the British pilot Captain Charles P. Davenport and the gunner Robert Smith arrive in the cabin and they become prisoners of the German pilots. However, after the initial friction between the enemies, they realize that they should team-up to survive in the wilderness in the beginning of an improbable friendship.

Director: Petter Næss

Stars: Florian Lukas,David Kross,Stig Henrik Hoff,Lachlan Nieboer

7.2 IMDB Rating 1,970 Views
Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal 2012

The exploits of the notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar.

Stars: Andrés Parra, Marcela Vargas, Joavany Alvarez

8,5 IMDB Rating 1,902 Views
Hemingway & Gellhorn 2012

It was a romance born out of war...and later torn apart by it. This powerful drama recounts one of the great love stories of the 20th century: the relationship between literary giant Ernest Hemingway and trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn.

Stars: Nicole Kidman,Clive Owen,David Strathairn,Rodrigo Santoro,Molly Parker,Parker Posey,Tony Shalhoub,Santiago Cabrera,Lars Ulrich,Peter Coyote,Joan Chen,Saverio Guerra,Mark Pellegrino,Remy Auberjonois,Anthony Brandon Wong

6.1 IMDB Rating 1,980 Views
Lincoln 2012

In 1865, as the American Civil War winds inexorably toward conclusion, U.S. president Abraham Lincoln endeavors to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States. However, his task is a race against time, for peace may come at any time, and if it comes before the amendment is passed, the returning southern states will stop it before it can become law. Lincoln must, by almost any means possible, obtain enough votes from a recalcitrant Congress before peace arrives and it is too late. Yet the president is torn, as an early peace would save thousands of lives. As the nation confronts its conscience over the freedom of its entire population, Lincoln faces his own crisis of conscience -- end slavery or end the war.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis,Sally Field,David Strathairn,Joseph Gordon-Levitt

7.4 IMDB Rating 3,438 Views
En kongelig affære 2012

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel

Stars: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm

7.6 IMDB Rating 1,745 Views
Wild Bill’s Run 2012

This is the strange but true story of snowmobiling outlaw Wild Bill Cooper. After attempting to lead an expedition from Minnesota to Moscow across the polar ice, Cooper returned home and embarked upon an audacious life of crime. Part Arctic adventure and part crime caper, WILD BILL'S RUN is an unforgettable ride with a true American folk hero.

Director: Mike Scholtz

8.5 IMDB Rating 1,180 Views
The Color of Time 2012

The Color of Time is based on Pulitzer prize-winning poet CK Williams' collection of the same name. The film blends together adaptations of 11 of the poems to create a poetic road trip through CK William's life. The film takes us on a journey through several decades of American life from CK's childhood and adolescence in Detroit in the 1940s and 50s to the early 1980s: CK and his wife Catherine are married with their son Jed. CK prepares for a reading of 'Tar' in New York City, and spends his nights struggling to write new poems, haunted by memories of his past. As CK drives to his reading in New York City, he remembers central moments of his life: we come to experience and understand both his relationship to love and loss, and how he found his calling as a poet through the women in his life. The film takes us back and forth between past and present, punctuated by voice-over from CK Williams' poems, recreating the experience of memory and exploring how the fragments of one's man life can be turned into poetic expression: his loving relationship to his mother, his first sexual experiences as a teenager, his first love and the struggle to preserve a form of innocence and wonder, the illness and loss of a close friend, and finally his life together with Catherine.

Director: Edna Luise Biesold,Sarah-Violet Bliss,Gabrielle Demeestere,Alexis Gambis,Brooke Goldfinch,Shripriya Mahesh,Pamela Romanowsky,Bruce Thierry Cheung,Tine Thomasen,Virginia Urreiztieta,Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo

Stars: James Franco,Mila Kunis,Jessica Chastain,Zach Braff

4.5 IMDB Rating 1,501 Views
Chasing Ice 2012

'National Geographic' photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In 'Chasing Ice,' we follow Balog across the Arctic as he deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. Balog's hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Traveling with a young team of adventurers by helicopter, canoe and dog sled across three continents, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story in human history. As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramp up around the world, 'Chasing Ice' depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to gather evidence and deliver hope to our carbon-powered planet

Stars: James Balog,Svavar Jónatansson,Louie Psihoyos,Kitty Boone

7.8 IMDB Rating 1,075 Views
Big Miracle 2012

An animal-loving volunteer and a small-town news reporter are joined by a native Alaskan boy to rally an entire community - and eventually rival world superpowers - to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Ken Kwapis

Stars: John Pingayak,Ahmaogak Sweeney,John Chase,Ishmael Angalook Hope

6.5 IMDB Rating 1,192 Views
Good Vibrations 2012

In 1970s Belfast, Terri Hooley is an idealistic rocker who finds himself caught in the middle of Northern Ireland's bitter Troubles. Seeing a parallel in the chaos with Jamaica, Hooley opens a record shop, Good Vibrations, to help bring reggae music to his city to help encourage some harmony. However, Hooley soon discovers a new music genre, punk rock, and is inspired by its youthful vitality to become an important record producer and promoter of the local scene. In doing so, Hooley would struggle both with the industry's realities and his chaotic personal life that threaten to consume him. However, he would also be instrumental in creating an alternative Irish community that would bridge his land's religious and social rivalries with an art no one expected.

Stars: Jodie Whittaker,Liam Cunningham,Richard Dormer,Dylan Moran

7.2 IMDB Rating 778 Views
Johnny Carson: King of Late Night 2012

Chronological look at the life and career of Johnny Carson (1925-2005), with commentary from an ex-wife and more than 30 fellow comedians, friends, employees, and biographers. The biography...

Stars: Kevin Spacey,Steve Allen,Jack Bailey,Roseanne Barr

7.8 IMDB Rating 868 Views
To Write Love on Her Arms 2012

The story follows 19-year-old Renee (Kat Dennings) who has always loved fairy tales: the idea of a princess, a hero and a happily ever after. But Renee's life is that of a darker tale: she's a young woman battling addiction, depression and self-injury. In a creative blend of artistic fantasy balanced with harsh reality, the movie follows Renee on her courageous journey towards recovery.

Director: Nathan Frankowski

Stars: Kat Dennings,Chad Michael Murray,Rupert Friend,Mark Saul

6.6 IMDB Rating 1,183 Views
For No Good Reason 2012

Johnny Depp pays a visit to Ralph Steadman, the renown artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson.

Stars: Ralph Steadman,Johnny Depp,Hunter S. Thompson,Terry Gilliam

6.6 IMDB Rating 843 Views
Les saveurs du Palais 2012

Hortense Laborie is a celebrated chef living in the Perigord region. To her great surprise, the President of the Republic appoints her as his personal cook. She accepts reluctantly but once she has accepted her nomination, Hortense works her heart and soul to produce both a stylish and authentic cuisine. For a while, she manages to impose herself thanks to her sturdy character and despite the jealousies she arouses among the other chefs. For a while only, unfortunately for her and for... the President.

Stars: Catherine Frot,Arthur Dupont,Jean d'Ormesson,Hippolyte Girardot,Jean-Marc Roulot,Philippe Uchan,Laurent Poitrenaux,Hervé Pierre,Brice Fournier,Roch Leibovici,Thomas Chabrol,Arly Jover,Joe Sheridan,Louis-Emmanuel Blanc,David Houri

6.3 IMDB Rating 808 Views
Hyde Park on Hudson 2012

In 1930s Hudson Valley, Margaret "Daisy" Suckley is reacquainted with her distant cousin, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to help him relax at his family estate. That aid soon develops into much more as they become lovers. That puts Daisy in a unique position as Roosevelt receives the King and Queen of Britain in 1939 for a visit. As the Royal couple copes with the President's oddly plebeian arrangements, Daisy learns that there is far more to Roosevelt's life than she realized. With the world about to be set ablaze by war, friendships are struck and perspectives are gained on that special weekend that would make all the difference with a great, but very human, president.

Stars: Bill Murray,Laura Linney,Samuel West,Olivia Colman,Elizabeth Marvel,Olivia Williams,Elizabeth Wilson,Martin McDougall,Andrew Havill,Eleanor Bron,Nancy Baldwin,Tim Beckmann,Guy Paul,Eben Young,Samantha Dakin

5.8 IMDB Rating 899 Views
The Iceman 2012

In the 1960s, Richard Kuklinski is working as a porn film lab tech until his mob bosses persuade him to change his career into that of a contract killer. For years, Kuklinski gains a reputation for cold blooded professionalism even as he raises a family who are kept in the dark about his true career. Unfortunately, mob politics ultimately forces him to secretly work independently with the psychopathic Robert 'Mr. Freezy' Pronge. As much as Kuklinski tries to keep his lives separate, circumstances and his own weaknesses threaten a terrible collision as the consequences of his choices finally catch up to him.

Director: Ariel Vromen

Stars: Michael Shannon,Winona Ryder,Chris Evans,Ray Liotta

6.9 IMDB Rating 3,226 Views
Argo 2012

In 1979, the American embassy in Iran was invaded by Iranian revolutionaries and several Americans were taken hostage. However, six managed to escape to the official residence of the Canadian Ambassador and the CIA was ordered to get them out of the country. With few options, exfiltration expert Tony Mendez devised a daring plan: create a phony Canadian film project looking to shoot in Iran and smuggle the Americans out as its production crew. With the help of some trusted Hollywood contacts, Mendez created the ruse and proceeded to Iran as its associate producer. However, time was running out with the Iranian security forces closing in on the truth while both his charges and the White House had grave doubts about the operation themselves.

Director: Ben Affleck

Stars: Ben Affleck,Bryan Cranston,Alan Arkin,John Goodman

7.7 IMDB Rating 2,445 Views
Compliance 2012

At a fast food restaurant, the manager, Sandra, is having a bad day. Suddenly, she gets a phone call from a man claiming to be a police officer who has a complaint that one of her young female employees has stolen from a customer. At the orders of this authoritative sounding stranger, Sandra takes the apparent accused, Becky, to a back room to search her before she is picked up. Once there, the phone scammer manipulates the gullible personnel into participating in Becky's sexual humiliation that grows more twisted with every new sucker on the phone. Only when one final person has the conscience to revolt do they realize the crime they were tricked into, which the real police are hard pressed to solve.

Director: Craig Zobel

Stars: Ann Dowd,Matt Servitto,Dreama Walker,Pat Healy

6.4 IMDB Rating 1,477 Views
Palme 2012

The life and times of Olof Palme, the prime minister of Sweden until his assassination in 1986.

Stars: Olof Palme,Catharina Palme,Lisbet Palme,Richard Guston,Olof Ruin,Tage Erlander,Lennart Geijer,Lars Edelstam,Nikolai Bulganin,Nikita Khrushchev,Vyacheslav Molotov,Ingvar Carlsson,Jan O. Karlsson,Mårten Palme,Duke of Halland Prince Bertil

7.6 IMDB Rating 1,388 Views
Chasing Mavericks 2012

The inspirational true story of real life surfing phenomenon Jay Moriarity. When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing.

Director: Michael Apted,Curtis Hanson

Stars: Gerard Butler,Jonny Weston,Elisabeth Shue,Abigail Spencer

7.2 IMDB Rating 1,760 Views
The Sessions 2012

At the age of 38, Mark O'Brien, a man who uses an iron lung, decides he no longer wishes to be a virgin. With the help of his therapist and his priest, he contacts Cheryl Cohen-Greene, a professional sex surrogate and a typical soccer mom with a house, a mortgage and a husband. Inspired by a true story, The Sessions, follows the fascinating relationship which evolves between Cheryl and Mark as she takes him on his journey to manhood.

Director: Ben Lewin

Stars: John Hawkes,Helen Hunt,William H. Macy,Moon Bloodgood

7.2 IMDB Rating 984 Views
Mission to Lars 2012

Kate and Will Spicer's brother, Tom, has Fragile X Syndrome, the most common form of inherited learning disability. He is also a massive fan of Lars Ulrich from Metallica. They made a promise to Tom that they would get him to meet Lars. Tom's dream is their promise. Together they went on a Mission to Lars.

Stars: Kate Spicer,Tom Spicer,William Spicer,Lars Ulrich

5.5 IMDB Rating 711 Views
The Imposter 2012

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton

Stars: Nicholas Barclay,Carey Gibson,Bryan Gibson,Beverly Dollarhide

7.5 IMDB Rating 2,256 Views
The Sapphires 2012

1968 was the year that changed the world. And for four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote mission this is the year that would change their lives forever. Around the globe, there was protest and revolution in the streets. Indigenous Australians finally secured the right to vote. There were drugs and the shock of a brutal assassination. And there was Vietnam. The sisters, Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay are discovered by Dave, a talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. Billed as Australia's answer to 'The Supremes', Dave secures the sisters their first true gig, and flies them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. Based on a true story, THE SAPPHIRES is a triumphant celebration of youthful emotion, family and music.

Stars: Chris O'Dowd,Deborah Mailman,Jessica Mauboy,Shari Sebbens,Miranda Tapsell,Tory Kittles,Eka Darville,Lynette Narkle,Kylie Belling,Gregory J. Fryer,Don Battee,T.J. Power,Tanika Lonesborough,Nioka Brennan,Tammy Anderson

6.8 IMDB Rating 782 Views
Game Change 2012

Summer, 2008: John McCain secures the nomination, but polls behind Barack Obama. Strategist Steve Schmidt suggests a game changer: picking a conservative female with media savvy, unknown Alaska governor Sarah Palin, as vice president. She's an immediate hit and a quick study - the gap closes. Then, Tina Fey's impersonation, a raft of criticism, and missing her family send Palin into a near-catatonic state: she doesn't prepare for her Katie Couric interview and bombs. Schmidt searches for an answer: don't expect her to learn the issues, but give her a script. Palin does well in the debate with Biden; she finds her voice, goes off script, and goes rogue. A mistake?

Stars: Julianne Moore,Woody Harrelson,Ed Harris,Peter MacNicol,Jamey Sheridan,Sarah Paulson,Ron Livingston,David Barry Gray,Larry Sullivan,Mikal Evans,Colby French,Bruce Altman,Spencer Garrett,Brian Howe,John Rothman

7.4 IMDB Rating 1,438 Views
Hitchcock 2012

In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, are at the top of their creative game as filmmakers amid disquieting insinuations about it being time to retire. To recapture his youth's artistic daring, Alfred decides his next film will adapt the lurid horror novel, Psycho (1960), over everyone's misgivings. Unfortunately, as Alfred self-finances and labors on this film, Alma finally loses patience with his roving eye and controlling habits with his actresses. When an ambitious friend lures her to collaborate on a work of their own, the resulting marital tension colors Alfred's work even as the novel's inspiration haunts his dreams.

Director: Sacha Gervasi

Stars: Anthony Hopkins,Helen Mirren,Scarlett Johansson,Danny Huston

6.8 IMDB Rating 1,003 Views
Kon-Tiki 2012

The Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean in a balsawood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the ocean and settled on Polynesian islands. After financing the trips with loans and donations, they set off on an epic 101-day-long trip across 8000 kilometers, while the world was waiting for the result of the trip. The film tells about the origin of the idea, the preparations, and the events on the trip. The "Kon-Tiki" was named after the Inca sun god, Viracocha, and "Kon-Tiki" is an old name for this god. Heyerdahl filmed the expedition, which later became the Academy Award winning documentary in 1951, and he wrote a book about the expedition that was translated into 70 languages and sold more than 50 millions copies around the world. Heyerdahl believed that people from South America could have settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian times, although most anthropologists now believe they did not. Anyway he proved that it was possible by using only the materials and technologies available to those people at that time. The trip took 101 days over 4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean before the "Kon-Tiki" crashed onto the dangerous reefs outside Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands on August 7, 1947. All crewmen survived, and the "Kon-Tiki" was taken back to Norway. She is now featured in the Kon-Tiki Museum.

Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen,Anders Baasmo Christiansen,Gustaf Skarsgård,Odd Magnus Williamson,Tobias Santelmann,Jakob Oftebro,Agnes Kittelsen,Eleanor Burke,Manuel Cauchi,Sam Chapman,Katinka Egres,Jo Hannah Emblem Rønning,La-Oug,Søren Pilmark,Tarang

7.2 IMDB Rating 2,087 Views
Searching for Sugar Man 2012

In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero's fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all.

Stars: Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman,Dennis Coffey,Mike Theodore,Dan DiMaggio,Jerome Ferretti,Steve Rowland,Willem Möller,Craig Bartholomew Strydom,Ilse Assmann,Steve M. Harris,Robbie Mann,Clarence Avant,Eva Rodriguez,Rodriguez,Regan Rodriguez

8.1 IMDB Rating 2,506 Views