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Biographies, Part V
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Another Playlist dedicated to films that are Biographies or Autobiographies which I like


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Movie: Respect ( 2021 )
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church's choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice.
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Movie: My Week with Marilyn ( 2011 )
Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957).
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Movie: Quiz Show ( 1994 )
A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation.
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Movie: The Pianist ( 2002 )
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
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Movie: Van Gogh ( 1992 )
The final sixty-seven days of Van Gogh's life are examined.
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Movie: With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story ( 2012 )
The life and career of the comic book writer and editor.
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Movie: The Favourite ( 2018 )
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
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Movie: The Social Network ( 2010 )
As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
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Movie: Worth ( 2021 )
Following the horrific 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Congress appoints attorney and renowned mediator Kenneth Feinberg (Michael Keaton) to lead the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Assigned with allocating financial resources to the victims of the tragedy, Feinberg and his firm's head of operations, Camille Biros (Amy Ryan), face the impossible task of determining the worth of a life to help the families who had suffered incalculable losses. When Feinberg locks horns with Charles Wolf (Stanley Tucci), a community organizer mourning the death of his wife, his initial cynicism turns to compassion as he begins to learn the true human costs of the tragedy.
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TV Show: The Empress Ki ( 2013 )
This drama is about the loves and battles of Empress Ki from Goryeo who exercises her influence in the Yuan Dynasty.
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Movie: 72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died ( 2019 )
The story is based on the life of Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat. 55 years ago during 1962 Indo-China war , when the destiny of war was pre decided, there stood a brave soldier from 4th Garhwal Rifle against all odds and guarded our post from Nurunaang Base in Arunachal Pradesh then called NEFA border. He was awarded Mahavir Chakra for his posthumous bravery, and is said to be guarding the post even after his death. Jaswant Singh has attained the status of a deity at the Sino-Indian frontier. Even a temple has been erected in his memory and the Army has posted five soldiers for the upkeep of his memorial.
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Movie: Forgive - Don't Forget ( 2018 )
A sweeping journey about an American returning a surrendered Japanese samurai sword from World War II.
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Movie: I, Tonya ( 2017 )
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
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Movie: Bombshell ( 2019 )
A group of women decide to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.
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Movie: Denial ( 2016 )
Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.
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Movie: Marshall ( 2017 )
The story of Thurgood Marshall, the crusading lawyer who would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.
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Movie: Devil's Knot ( 2014 )
The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a Satanic ritual.
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Movie: Conviction ( 2010 )
A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.
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Movie: The Informant! ( 2009 )
The U.S. government decides to go after an agro-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre.
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Movie: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile ( 2019 )
A courtroom frenzy ensues and sweeps 1970s America when a young single mother meets Ted Bundy.
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Movie: Milada ( 2017 )
The story of Milada Horáková, democratic pre-WW2 Czech politician first arrested and tried by the Nazis during the War and then the post-war Communist government for her refusal to cease her opposition activity and leave the country.
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Movie: Don't Blink - Robert Frank ( 2017 )
Robert Frank revolutionized photography and independent film. He documented the Beats, Welsh coal miners, Peruvian Indians, The Stones, London bankers, and the Americans. This is the bumpy ride, revealed with unblinking honesty by the reclusive artist himself.
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Movie: Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House ( 2017 )
The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1972.
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Movie: Thank You for Your Service ( 2017 )
A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.
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Movie: The Program ( 2015 )
An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.
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Movie: Final Portrait ( 2017 )
The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.
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Movie: Framing John DeLorean ( 2019 )
Who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man.
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Movie: Freedom Writers ( 2007 )
A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.
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Movie: The Dark Horse ( 2014 )
A brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life.
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Movie: Kill Your Darlings ( 2013 )
A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs.
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Movie: Manny ( 2015 )
World Champion. Congressman. Father. Manny Pacquiao fights any obstacle that comes his way. As his home country of 100 million people watches his every move, the question now is: what bridge is too far for Manny?
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Movie: A Prayer Before Dawn ( 2018 )
The true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom.
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Movie: My All-American ( 2015 )
Freddie Steinmark, an underdog on the gridiron, faces the toughest challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship season.
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Movie: Prefontaine ( 1997 )
Based on the life of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine, a long distance runner who lived in Oregon and died young
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Movie: 8 Seconds ( 1994 )
This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.
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Movie: The Keeper ( 2019 )
A look at how a German POW and a young English woman overcame prejudice, personal tragedy and public hostility as World War II came to an end.
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Movie: The Toughest ( 2016 )
A legendary high school football coach is surprised to find a theater filled with 400 players and their families and friends. His players created a documentary to honor him for his incredible accomplishments some forty years ago.
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Movie: The Bronx Bull ( 2016 )
Based on the tumultuous real-life experiences of legendary boxing champion Jake LaMotta, THE BRONX BULL chronicles his rise as a world-class boxer and his struggles with life outside of the ring, offering an unflinchingly honest look into the heart of a champion.
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Movie: Pelé ( 2021 )
Looks back at the extraordinary 12-year period in which Pelé, the only man to win three World Cup titles, went from young superstar in 1958 to national hero in 1970; a radical yet turbulent era in Brazil’s history.
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Movie: Val ( 2021 )
Documentary centering on the daily life of actor Val Kilmer featuring never-before-seen footage spanning 40 years.
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Movie: To Write Love on Her Arms ( 2015 )
A drama centered around Renee Yohe and her battle with drugs, depression, and other life issues that ultimately leads to the founding of charity group To Write Love on Her Arms.
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Movie: How to Lose Friends & Alienate People ( 2008 )
A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York City.
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Movie: Jimi: All Is by My Side ( 2014 )
A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
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Movie: Official Secrets ( 2019 )
The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
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Movie: Auto Focus ( 2002 )
The life of TV star Bob Crane and his strange friendship with electronics expert John Henry Carpenter.
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Movie: Restoration ( 1996 )
The exiled royal physician to King Charles II devotes himself to helping Londoners suffering from the plague, and in the process falls in love with an equally poor woman.
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Movie: Finding Graceland ( 1999 )
An eccentric drifter claiming to be Elvis Presley hitches a ride with a young man and they find themselves on an adventurous road trip to Memphis.
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TV Show: Tutankhamun ( 2016 )
Set against the ochre sands, looming cliffs and baking heat of the Valley of the Kings, this ambitious, sweeping saga is based on the compelling personal story of Howard Carter, the eminent British archaeologist who found the tomb of boy-king Tutankhamun.
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Movie: The Broken Tower ( 2011 )
A biography of American poet Hart Crane who committed suicide at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba.
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Movie: Joe Bell ( 2021 )
The true story of a small town, working class father who embarks on a solo walk across the U.S. to crusade against bullying after his son is tormented in high school for being gay.
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Movie: Hyde Park on Hudson ( 2013 )
The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
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Movie: Electric Slide ( 2014 )
A chronicle of the life of furniture salesman turned bank robber Eddie Dodson.
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Movie: Belushi ( 2020 )
Using previously unheard audiotapes recorded shortly after John Belushi's death, director R.J. Cutler's documentary examines the too-short life of once-in-a-generation talent who captured the hearts and funny bones of devoted audiences.
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Movie: Eric Clapton: 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.
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Movie: The Cup ( 2011 )
The 2002 Melbourne Cup horse race, brotherly love and the triumph of the human spirit. A true story.
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Movie: Son of the South ( 2021 )
In this poignant true story set in Montgomery, Alabama, a Klansman's grandson must choose which side of history to be on during the Civil Rights Movement. Defying his family and white Southern norms, he fought against social injustice, repression and violence to change the world around him. SON OF THE SOUTH is from executive producer Spike Lee and based on Bob Zellner's autobiography, "The Wrong Side of Murder Creek."
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Movie: Dahmer ( 2003 )
Biopic about notorious American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, taking place in both the past and the present.
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Movie: Lords of Chaos ( 2019 )
A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome.
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Movie: The Girl ( 2012 )
The turbulent relationship between filmmaker Sir Alfred Hitchcock (Toby Jones) and actress Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller).
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Movie: The Brooke Ellison Story ( 2004 )
Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
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Movie: The Gallant Hours ( 1960 )
A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to the Allied victory at Guadalcanal.
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Movie: The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell ( 1955 )
A dramatization of the American general and his court martial for publically complaining about High Command's dismissal and neglect of the aerial fighting forces.
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Movie: Imperium: Augustus ( 2003 )
Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.
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Movie: All the Way ( 2016 )
November 22, 1963. President John F. Kennedy has just been assassinated and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is now President. One of his first acts as President is to reaffirm the US government's intention to pass the Civil Rights Act. This Act was drafted while JFK was in office and gives people of all races the same rights, including voting rights, access to education and access to public facilities. However, he faces strong opposition to the bill, especially from within his own party. He will have to use all his political will and cunning to get it through.
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Movie: The Infiltrator ( 2016 )
A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
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Movie: Summer in February ( 2013 )
A true tale of love, liberty and scandal amongst the Edwardian artists' colony in Cornwall
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Movie: Self Medicated ( 2005 )
A pill-popping mom has her drug-abusing teen son abducted into a private intervention facility that means well.
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Movie: American Splendor ( 2003 )
An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
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Movie: Stockholm ( 2019 )
Based on the absurd but true 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the New Yorker as the origins of the 'Stockholm Syndrome'.
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Movie: Heavenly Creatures ( 1994 )
Two teenage girls share a unique bond; their parents, concerned that the friendship is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.
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Movie: A Walk in the Woods ( 2015 )
After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.
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Movie: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll ( 2010 )
A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
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Movie: Dangal ( 2016 )
Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.
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Movie: The Catcher Was a Spy ( 2018 )
A major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.
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Movie: Vatel ( 2000 )
Vatel is in charge of the reception to the king Louis XIV. With the prince's political ambitions at stake, its essential to please him. But when he falls in love with the king's lover, passion and duty seem to contradict each other.
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Movie: Driven ( 2019 )
Intense thriller where politics, big business and narcotics collide.
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Movie: Freeheld ( 2015 )
New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
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Movie: Dream Horse ( 2021 )
Dream Alliance is an unlikely race horse bred by small-town Welsh bartender Jan Vokes. With no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to chip in their meager earnings to help raise Dream in the hopes he can compete with the racing elites.
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Movie: A United Kingdom ( 2016 )
The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.
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Movie: Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War ( 2016 )
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War: Waitstill Sharp, a Unitarian minister, and Martha Sharp, a trained social worker, in February 1939, boldly commit to a life-threatening mission in Europe to assist refugees.
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Movie: Charlie Says ( 2019 )
The tragic tale of an all-American girl who was transformed into a cold-blooded killer in the summer of 1969.
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Movie: Saand Ki Aankh ( 2019 )
Both over the age of 60, Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar inspire other women in India when they demonstrate their expert sharpshooting skills.
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Movie: 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain ( 2017 )
An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons as he fights for survival...."
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Movie: Shirley ( 2020 )
A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.
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Movie: Modigliani ( 2004 )
The story of Amedeo Modigliani's bitter rivalry with Pablo Picasso, and his tragic romance with Jeanne Hebuterne.
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Movie: Chuck ( 2017 )
A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, who had a once in a lifetime bout with Muhammad Ali that would inspire the film, Rocky (1976).
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Movie: In the Blink of an Eye ( 1996 )
Hamel portrays director Dickoff who suspends her career in order to help a friend who's been in prison for quite some time in connection with a murder.
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Movie: Breathe ( 2017 )
The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.
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Movie: Christine ( 2016 )
The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.
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Movie: Nina ( 2016 )
The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.
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Movie: Longford ( 2006 )
A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict.
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Movie: I Shot Andy Warhol ( 1996 )
This is the story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce. After many times of ignoring her, Valerie shot him.
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Movie: Riphagen ( 2016 )
The story about Riphagen, a cunning Dutch traitor during WW2 who helped Nazi round up Jews, stealing their treasures for himself. He destroyed Resistance groups, making many who pursued justice after the war look like fools.
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Movie: The Grandmaster ( 2013 )
The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.
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Movie: First They Killed My Father ( 2017 )
Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.
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Movie: Big Eyes ( 2014 )
A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
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Movie: Wilde ( 1997 )
The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred Douglas, nicknamed Bosie. After legal action instigated by Bosie's father, the enraged Marquise of Queensberry, Wilde refused to flee the country and was sentenced to two years at hard labor by the courts of an intolerant Victorian society.
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Movie: The Legend of Alfred Packer ( 1980 )
Based on a true story of Colorado's only convicted killer/cannibal Alfred Packer.
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Movie: Bernie ( 2012 )
In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp.
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Movie: Little Ashes ( 2009 )
About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
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