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Biography

Year: 2014
63 found movie
Get on Up 2014

On route to the stage, singer James Brown recalls a life with a turbulent childhood where music was his only constructive release for his passions. A chance demonstration of that in prison led to a new friend who helped get him out and into a musical career. With his fire and creative daring, Brown became a star who defiantly created new possibilities in show business both on and behind the stage in face of racism and conventional thinking. Along the way, James would also become a peacemaker who redefined and raised the African-American community's feeling of self-worth when it was needed most. However, those same domineering passions would lead James Brown alienating everyone around him as his appetites became ever more self-destructive. Only after he hit rock bottom with a serious mistake does Brown realize what he needs to do make his life as the Godfather of Soul truly worthwhile.

Stars: Chadwick Boseman,Nelsan Ellis,Dan Aykroyd,Viola Davis

7.0 IMDB Rating 1,282 Views
Foxcatcher 2014

U.S. Olympic wrestling champions and brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz join "Team Foxcatcher", led by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont, as they train for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, but John's self-destructive behavior threatens to consume them all.

Director: Bennett Miller

7.0 IMDB Rating 119 Views
I Am Ali 2014

An intimate and heart-warming look at the man behind the legend - as we've never seen Ali before. Told through exclusive, unprecedented access to Ali's personal archive of 'audio journals' combined with touching interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends, including his daughters, son, brother and former wife, plus legends of the boxing community including Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Gene Kilroy.

Director: Clare Lewins

Stars: Muhammad Ali Jnr,Hana Ali,Maryum Ali,Muhammad Ali

7.2 IMDB Rating 1,290 Views
Jersey Boys 2014

Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the Four Seasons-the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert (though it does include numbers from the popular Four Seasons songbook), Jersey Boys gets to the heart of the relationships at the center of the group-with a special focus on frontman Frankie Valli, the small kid with the big falsetto. In addition to following the quartet's coming of age as performers, the core of the show is how an allegiance to a code of honor learned in the streets of their native New Jersey got them through a multitude of challenges: gambling debts, Mafia threats and family disasters. Jersey Boys is a glimpse at the people behind a sound that has managed to endure for over four decades in the hearts of the public.

Director: Clint Eastwood

Stars: Vincent Piazza,John Lloyd Young,Steve Schirripa,Christopher Walken

6.8 IMDB Rating 1,286 Views
Houdini 2014

Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.

7.4 IMDB Rating 105 Views
Million Dollar Arm 2014

In 2008, J. B. Bernstein is a sports agent who finds his business being seriously outplayed by his deep-pocketed competitors. Inspired by reality shows and Indian cricket games on TV, Bernstein gets the bold idea of finding cricket players in India and training them to become pro baseball players in America. After a long search, Bernstein finds two talented, but non-cricket playing, youths, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel. Together, Berthstein takes his prospects to Los Angeles where they find mastering a new sport in a foreign land a daunting challenge. As these boys struggle amid an alien culture, Bernstein must find a way to make their dream come true. In doing, Bernstein finds a deeper humanity to his work with growing friendships he never expected to have.

Director: Craig Gillespie

Stars: Jon Hamm,Pitobash,Suraj Sharma,Madhur Mittal

7.0 IMDB Rating 1,723 Views
Love & Mercy 2014

Brian Wilson is the creative soul of the Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions trying to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter. As their relationship grows, she observes Brian's crippling subservience to the abusive psychotherapist with growing alarm. Ultimately, she must take action with a love willing to stand up to oppression she cannot ignore.

Director: Bill Pohlad

Stars: Paul Dano,John Cusack,Elizabeth Banks,Paul Giamatti

7.4 IMDB Rating 1,580 Views
Pasolini 2014

A kaleidoscopic look at the last day of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1975.

Director: Abel Ferrara

Stars: Willem Dafoe,Maria de Medeiros,Riccardo Scamarcio,Giada Colagrande

5.8 IMDB Rating 1,741 Views
Mr. Turner 2014

Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

Director: Mike Leigh

Stars: Timothy Spall,Paul Jesson,Dorothy Atkinson,Marion Bailey

6.8 IMDB Rating 2,399 Views
Petchakat 2014

The story of Thailand's last prison executioner.

Director: Tom Waller

Stars: Vithaya Pansringarm, David Asavanond, Penpak Sirikul

6.5 IMDB Rating 1,506 Views
The Theory of Everything 2014

The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Over the course of their marriage as Stephen's body collapsed and his academic renown soared, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives.

Director: James Marsh

Stars: Eddie Redmayne,Felicity Jones,Tom Prior,Sophie Perry

7.7 IMDB Rating 4,475 Views
The Imitation Game 2014

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

Director: Morten Tyldum

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch,Keira Knightley,Matthew Goode,Rory Kinnear

8.1 IMDB Rating 5,268 Views
American Sniper 2014

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids.

Director: Clint Eastwood

Stars: Bradley Cooper,Kyle Gallner,Cole Konis,Ben Reed

7.3 IMDB Rating 6,738 Views
My Beautiful Broken Brain 2014

MY BEAUTIFUL BROKEN BRAIN is 34 year old Lotje Sodderland's personal voyage into the complexity, fragility and wonder of her own brain following a life changing hemorrhagic stroke. Regaining consciousness to an alien world - Lotje was thrown into a new existence of distorted reality where words held no meaning and where her sensory perception had changed beyond recognition. This a story of pioneering scientific research to see if her brain might recover - with outcomes that no one could have predicted. It is a film about hope, transformation and the limitless power of the human mind.

Director: Sophie Robinson, Lotje Sodderland

Stars: David Lynch, Sophie Robinson, Hente Sodderland

7.1 IMDB Rating 927 Views
Grace of Monaco 2014

The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.

Director: Olivier Dahan

Stars: Nicole Kidman,Tim Roth,Frank Langella,Paz Vega

5.7 IMDB Rating 2,484 Views
Cesar Chavez 2014

Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world.

Director: Diego Luna

Stars: Kerry Adra,Maynor Alvarado,Yancey Arias,Wes Bentley

6.4 IMDB Rating 913 Views
The Normal Heart 2014

The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.

Director: Ryan Murphy

Stars: Mark Ruffalo,Jonathan Groff,Frank De Julio,William DeMeritt

7.9 IMDB Rating 2,197 Views
Big Eyes 2014

In San Francisco in the 1950s, Margaret was a woman trying to make it on her own after leaving her husband with only her daughter and her paintings. She meets gregarious ladies' man and fellow painter Walter Keane in a park while she was struggling to make an impact with her drawings of children with big eyes. The two quickly become a pair with outgoing Walter selling their paintings and quiet Margaret holed up at home painting even more children with big eyes. But Walter's actually selling her paintings as his own. A clash of financial success and critical failure soon sends Margaret reeling in her life of lies. With Walter still living the high life, Margaret's going to have to try making it on her own again and re-claiming her name and her paintings.

Director: Tim Burton

Stars: Amy Adams,Christoph Waltz,Danny Huston,Krysten Ritter

7.0 IMDB Rating 2,240 Views
The Salt of the Earth 2014

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8,4 IMDB Rating 1,499 Views
Sunshine Superman 2014

A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight.

Director: Marah Strauch

Stars: Pat Sajak,Phil Donahue,Selia Hansen,Cecilie Bull

6.9 IMDB Rating 1,867 Views
Counterpunch 2014

Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle he gets a second shot at the championship title. As he is toe to toe in the ring with his competitor he'll throw all the punches and be the last man standing.

Director: Kenneth Castillo

Stars: Alvaro Orlando,Danny Trejo,Steven Bauer,Oscar Torre

5.1 IMDB Rating 1,047 Views
Seymour: An Introduction 2014

Director Ethan Hawke explores the life and lessons of piano teacher Seymour Bernstein.

Director: Ethan Hawke

Stars: Seymour Bernstein,Jiyang Chen,Ethan Hawke,Junko Ichikawa

7.5 IMDB Rating 865 Views
Marie’s Story 2014

Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.

Director: Jean-Pierre Améris

Stars: Isabelle Carré,Ariana Rivoire,Brigitte Catillon,Noémie Churlet

7.5 IMDB Rating 921 Views
The Gabby Douglas Story 2014

The story follows the childhood and teen years of Gabby Douglas, the first black gymnast in Olympic history to become the Individual All-Around Champion and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics.

Director: Gregg Champion

Stars: Regina King,Imani Hakim,Sydney Mikayla,Brian Tee

7.1 IMDB Rating 1,507 Views
Lambert & Stamp 2014

Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to find a subject for their underground movie, one that will reflect the way it feels to be young and dissatisfied in postwar London. This unlikely partnership of two men from vastly different backgrounds was inspired by the burgeoning youth culture of the early 1960s. Lambert and Stamp searched for months and finally found in a band called the High Numbers a rebellious restlessness that was just what they were looking for. Abandoning their plans to make a film, they instead decided to mentor and manage this group, which evolved into the iconic band known as the Who. The result was rock 'n' roll history.

Director: James D. Cooper

Stars: Richard Barnes,Ritchie Blackmore,Heather Daltrey,Roger Daltrey

6.5 IMDB Rating 895 Views
The Admiral 2014

The film mainly follows the famous 1597 Battle of Myeongryang during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598), where the iconic Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin managed to destroy a total of 31 of 133 Japanese warships with only 13 ships remaining in his command. The battle, which took place in the Myeongryang Strait off the southwest coast of the Korean Peninsula, is considered one of the greatest victories of Yi.

Director: Han-min Kim

Stars: Min-sik Choi,Seung-ryong Ryu,Jin-woong Jo,Myung-gon Kim

7.2 IMDB Rating 2,992 Views
Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot 2014

THE PERFECT SHOT covers the story of Nowitzki's rise to the peaks of fame starting off at one of Germany's regional basketball leagues. It's the story of the fascinating relationship with Holger Geschwindner, his discoverer, coach and mentor. The physicist recognized young Dirk Nowitzki's talent early on and, with a mix of ambitious daring and scientific precision, led him all the way to the top. It is a Film about Dirk Nowitzki and Holger Geschwindner: how they became who they are. It is about the unique relationship between the cosmopolitan mentor and his timid student, who made it to where his teacher had previously only dreamed of: the NBA Championship.

Director: Sebastian Dehnhardt

Stars: Kobe Bryant,Rick Carlisle,Vince Carter,Mark Cuban

7.6 IMDB Rating 1,062 Views
The Golden Era 2014

The life of Chinese writer Xiao Hong, from her childhood in the Heilongjiang Province to her final days in Hong Kong's Repulse Bay. The love of the author's life, newspaper editor Xiao Jun and the inspiration she drew from him as well as the surrounding literary scene in creating some of China's most enduring masterpieces is explored against the backdrop of a turbulent time that included the formation of the Chinese Communist government and World War II.

Director: Ann Hui

Stars: Wei Tang,Shaofeng Feng,Zhiwen Wang,Yawen Zhu

6.3 IMDB Rating 834 Views
Messi 2014

Lionel Messi from early life to international stardom.

Stars: Johan Cruyff,Kike Domínguez,Álex García,Pere Gratacós

7.5 IMDB Rating 2,263 Views
Kilo Two Bravo 2014

In September 2006, a 3 man patrol of Paras sets off from their outpost overlooking Kajaki Dam in southern Afghanistan, to engage the Taliban. As they make their way across a dried out river bed one of them steps on a mine left from the Russian occupation some 25 years before. His colleagues rush to his aid only to find they are surrounded by mines and every move threatens serious injury or death.

Director: Paul Katis

Stars: David Elliot,Mark Stanley,Scott Kyle,Benjamin O'Mahony

7.1 IMDB Rating 1,597 Views
Pawn Sacrifice 2014

During the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire.

Director: Edward Zwick

Stars: Tobey Maguire,Liev Schreiber,Michael Stuhlbarg,Peter Sarsgaard

7.0 IMDB Rating 1,642 Views
Desert Dancer 2014

A film based on an incredible true story. Desert Dancer is a classic hero story about brave young people risking their lives to rebel against their government and fight for their dreams. Set in Iran, where it is currently forbidden to dance, the story follows Afshin Ghaffarian and his friends who despite the dangers form an underground dance company where, via hacking into YouTube, they learn from the very best - Michael Jackson, Pina Bausch, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Reveling in the freedom of expression that dance gives them, they set upon putting on a performance deep in the desert, away from the watchful eyes of the military police.

Stars: Nazanin Boniadi,Freida Pinto,Tom Cullen,Neet Mohan

5.8 IMDB Rating 814 Views
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz 2014

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

Director: Brian Knappenberger

Stars: Tim Berners-Lee,Cindy Cohn,Gabriella Coleman,Cory Doctorow

8.1 IMDB Rating 1,272 Views
The Green Prince 2014

A Palestinian in Ramallah, Mosab Hassan Yousef grows up angry and ready to fight Israel. Arrested for smuggling guns at the age of 17, he's interrogated by the Shin Bet, Israel's security service, and sent to prison. But shocked by Hamas's ruthless tactics in the prison and the organization's escalating campaign of suicide bombings outside, Mosab agrees to spy for Israel. For him, there is no greater shame. For his Shin Bet handler, Gonen, there is no greater prize: "operating" the oldest son of a founding member of Hamas.

Stars: Mosab Hassan Yousef,Gonen Ben Yitzhak,Sheikh Hassan Yousef

7.1 IMDB Rating 919 Views
Kill the Messenger 2014

Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. The film takes place in the mid-1990s, when Webb uncovered the CIA's past role in importing huge amounts of cocaine into the U.S. that was aggressively sold in ghettos across the country to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras' rebel army. Despite enormous pressure not to, Webb chose to pursue the story and went public with his evidence, publishing the series "Dark Alliance". As a result he experienced a vicious smear campaign fueled by the CIA. At that point Webb found himself defending his integrity, his family, and his life.

Stars: Jeremy Renner,Robert Patrick,Jena Sims,Robert Pralgo

7.0 IMDB Rating 1,552 Views
Digging Up the Marrow 2014

A documentary exploring genre based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real.

Stars: Ray Wise,Adam Green,Will Barratt,Josh Ethier

5.8 IMDB Rating 1,025 Views
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger 2014

WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger captures the sensational trial of infamous gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger, using the legal proceedings as a springboard to explore allegations of corruption within the highest levels of law enforcement. Embedded for months with Federal Prosecutors, retired FBI and State Police, victims, lawyers, gangsters and journalists, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger examines Bulger's relationship with the FBI and Department of Justice that allowed him to reign over a criminal empire in Boston for decades. Pulling back the curtain on long-held Bulger mythology, the film challenges conventional wisdom by detailing shocking, new allegations. With unprecedented access, Berlinger's latest crime documentary offers a universal tale of human frailty, opportunism, deception, and the often elusive nature of truth and justice.

Stars: Stephen Rakes,James 'Whitey' Bulger,Tommy Donahue,David Boeri

6.8 IMDB Rating 1,324 Views
As Dreamers Do 2014

Behind every great mouse there is a man - Armed with an ever growing imagination and eternal optimism, Walt begins to develop skills as an animator early in life. He overcomes a variety of hardships to become one of the biggest icons in the world: Walt Disney.

Stars: Travis Tritt,Olan Rogers,Ryan Dunlap,Mark Stuart

3.6 IMDB Rating 860 Views
Soul Boys of the Western World 2014

Set against the backdrop of the 1980s music scene, this documentary charts the meteoric rise, fall and ultimate reunion of pop sensation Spandau Ballett, told by the band members themselves with unseen archive footage that will thrill the many fans and beyond.

Stars: Tony Hadley,John Keeble,Gary Kemp,Martin Kemp

6.8 IMDB Rating 596 Views
Ragamuffin 2014

Based on the life of Rich Mullins, a musical prodigy who rose to Christian music fame and fortune only to walk away and live on a Navajo reservation. An artistic genius, raised on a tree farm in Indiana by a callous father, Rich wrestled all of his life with the brokenness and crippling insecurity born of his childhood. A lover of Jesus and a rebel in the church, Rich refused to let his struggles with his own darkness tear him away from a God he was determined to love. As he struggled with success in Nashville and depression in Wichita, Rich desired most of all to live a life of honest and reckless faith amidst a culture of religion and conformity.

Director: David Leo Schultz

Stars: Michael Koch,David Leo Schultz,Mel Fair,Carson Aune

6.7 IMDB Rating 1,065 Views