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Biography

Year: 2016
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Hacksaw Ridge 2016

World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Category: Biography, Drama, Filmer, History

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Richard Pyros, Jacob Warner, Milo Gibson

8.1 IMDB Rating 70 Views
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 2016

A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.

Category: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Filmer

Stars: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman

6,6 IMDB Rating 995 Views
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American Crime Story 2016

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is a limited series that takes you inside the O.J. Simpson trial with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, it explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD's history with the city's African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama, Series

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Annaleigh Ashford, Sterling K. Brown

8.5 IMDB Rating 13,205 Views
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All the Way 2016

November 22, 1963. President John F. Kennedy has just been assassinated and Vice President Lyndon 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.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Bryan Cranston,Anthony Mackie,Melissa Leo,Frank Langella

7.4 IMDB Rating 2,882 Views
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Confirmation 2016

Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States Supreme Court is called into question when Anita Hill, a former colleague, testifies that he sexually harassed her.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear

6,8 IMDB Rating 1,553 Views
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Race 2016

In the 1930s, Jesse Owens is a young man who is the first in his family to go to college. Going to Ohio State to train under its track and field coach, Larry Snyder, the young African American athlete quickly impresses with his tremendous potential that suggests Olympic material. However, as Owens struggles both with the obligations of his life and the virulent racism against him, the question of whether America would compete at all at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany is being debated vigorously. When the American envoy finds a compromise persuasive with the Third Reich to avert a boycott, Owens has his own moral struggle about going. Upon resolving that issue, Owens and his coach travel to Berlin to participate in a competition that would mark Owens as the greatest of America's Olympians even as the German film director, Leni Riefenstahl, locks horns with her country's Propaganda Minister, Josef Goebbels, to film the politically embarrassing fact for posterity.

Category: Biography, Drama, Movies, Sport

Stars: Stephan James,Jason Sudeikis,Eli Goree,Shanice Banton

7.1 IMDB Rating 4,043 Views
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I Am Durán 2016

The story of four-time World Champion Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán. A one man wrecking-ball who took on the world, transcended his sport and helped inspire a nation to rise up against its CIA funded dictator to achieve independence. From his days shining shoes on the street, to packing out arenas across the world, this is the story of modern Panama and its most celebrated child.

Category: Biography, Documentary, Movies, Sport

Stars: Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya, Roberto Durán, Marvelous Marvin Hagler

2,732 Views
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Genius 2016

A chronicle of Max Perkins's time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.

Category: Biography, Drama, Movies

Stars: Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney

6.6 IMDB Rating 2,920 Views
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Free State of Jones 2016

Set during the Civil War, Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.

Category: Action, Biography, Drama

Stars: Matthew McConaughey,Gugu Mbatha-Raw,Mahershala Ali,Keri Russell

6.7 IMDB Rating 4,732 Views
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Roman Empire: Reign of Blood 2016

An academic and graphic account of the rule of the famously narcissistic Roman Emperor Commodus, who inherited the Roman Empire from his father, Marcus Aurelius, at the height of its expansion in the second century AD, told over a backdrop of violence, sex, and corruption.

Category: Biography, Documentary, Drama, Series

Stars: Aaron Irvin, Sean Bean, Aaron Jakubenko

6.9 IMDB Rating 8,091 Views
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Bunker77 2016

A chronicle of the wild and brief life of the 1970s' most controversial surf star and international playboy from Los Angeles, Bunker Spreckels.

Category: Adventure, Biography, Documentary

Stars: Tony Alva, Laird John Hamilton, Mike Judge

1,544 Views
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Team Foxcatcher 2016

Documentary filmmaker Jon Greenhalgh examines the life of Dave Schultz, a professional wrestler who was part of 'Team Foxcatcher', funded by multi-millionaire John du Pont.

Category: Biography, Crime, Documentary

Stars: Dan Chaid, John du Pont, Dave Schultz

7.3 IMDB Rating 1,006 Views
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The Siege of Jadotville 2016

In 1961, the UN sends an Irish peacekeeper troop commanded by Commandant Pat Quilan to Katanga, in Congo, to protect the inhabitants of the mining town of Jadotville in the beginning of a civil war. Meanwhile the UN advisor Dr. Conor Cruise O'Brien launches a military attack named Operation Morthor against the French and Belgian mercenaries. Soon there is a reprisal from the mercenaries and Quilana and his men are left under the siege of a huge Katangese and mercenary troops. Will the Irish soldiers resist to the attack?

Category: Action, Biography, Drama, Movies

Stars: Jamie Dornan,Mark Strong,Emmanuelle Seigner,Jason O'Mara

7.3 IMDB Rating 2,012 Views
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The Odyssey 2016

Mycket inflytelserika och oförskräckt ambitiösa pionjär, innovatör, filmare, forskare och naturvårdare, Jacques-Yves Cousteaus vattenlevande äventyr täcker ungefär trettio år av en inarguably rik på prestationer liv.

Category: Biography, Movies

Stars: Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou

6.6 IMDB Rating 2,632 Views
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The Lost City of Z 2016

The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.

Category: Action, Adventure, Biography

7 IMDB Rating 4,210 Views
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Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America 2016

Daryl Davis is an accomplished musician who was played all over the world. He also has an unusual hobby, particularly for a middle aged black man. When not displaying his musical chops, Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan. When many of these people eventually leave the Klan with Daryl's support, Daryl keeps their robes and hoods; building his collection piece by piece, story by story, person by person, in hopes of one day opening a museum of the Klan.

Category: Biography, Documentary, History, Movies

Stars: Daryl D. Davis, Michael Wood Jr.

7,6 IMDB Rating 1,270 Views
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LBJ 2016

Lyndon Baines Johnson aligns himself with Jack Kennedy, rises to the presidency, and deals with the civil rights struggles of the 1960s.

Category: Biography, Drama, Movies

Stars: Woody Harrelson, Michael Stahl-David, Richard Jenkins

6,5 IMDB Rating 3,239 Views
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Barry 2016

A look at the early life of Barack Obama. Before he became President of the United States, he was one of the few black students at Columbia University NY in the early 80's. Faced with judgmental and racist opinions all around him, he tries to find his place in the world.

Category: Biography, Drama, Movies

Stars: Devon Terrell,Anya Taylor-Joy,Jason Mitchell,Ellar Coltrane

5.9 IMDB Rating 4,417 Views
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Neruda 2016

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama, Movies

Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán

7.0 IMDB Rating 2,082 Views
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Brain on Fire 2016

The film follows the harrowing experience of a writer struggling with a rare neurological disease from when she first suffers symptoms to the many attempts at diagnosing it and the eventual discovery of the real cause of her illness. Based on the book, 'Brain On Fire', the true story of Susannah Cahalan, a journalist for the New York Times.

Category: Biography, Drama

7,2 IMDB Rating 3,940 Views
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F for Franco 2016

With books, art shows, and director credits on his resume, one cannot call James Franco an actor and leave it at that. In an unconventional examination of his inspiration and creative process for many works that may be unknown to--or dismissed by--critics and the general public, author, art theorist, and filmmaker Francisco J. Ricardo discusses and presents, with James Franco, some of the films and art projects that lie outside the realm of the feature films for which Franco is famous.

Category: Biography, Documentary

Stars: Seth Rogen,James Franco,Evan Goldberg,Frank Bidart

1,578 Views
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Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World 2016

Combining footage from interviews with the late great David Bowie and contributions from those who knew him personally, this documentary celebrates the illustrious life of one of the greatest artists to ever grace the stage.

Category: Biography, Documentary, Music

Stars: David Bowie,Angie Bowie,Breege Collins,Mary Finnigan

5.3 IMDB Rating 1,331 Views
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The Dancer 2016

There was nothing in her background to prepare Loïe to become the toast of the Folies Bergères in Paris and stages across the world. Then she created the 'Serpentine Dance'... 1887. After the death of her gold prospector father, 25-year-old Marie-Louise leaves her life in the American West to join her mother in New York and pursue her heart's dream - becoming an actress. One night on stage, becoming tangled in her long dress, she avoids falling by spinning the fabric in a graceful, magical gesture: the "Serpentine Dance" is born. The audience - shocked, then overwhelmed - calls out for more. Marie-Louise has become Loïe Fuller. She embarks on a new, hectic life, leaving New York, where imitators try to steal her radical innovations, for Paris. At the Folies Bergères, she dazzles the capital, and illustrious admirers fall at her feet. Toulouse Lautrec, the Lumière Brothers, Rodin... the Electric Fairy becomes an icon, the blazing symbol of a generation. But fame isn't all. An encounter with the young, spellbinding Isadora Duncan will disrupt her turbulent love affair with Louis and her complex relationship with her devoted assistant Gabrielle, and risk the very essence of her art.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Soko,Gaspard Ulliel,Mélanie Thierry,Lily-Rose Depp

6.6 IMDB Rating 1,421 Views
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Au nom de ma fille 2016

Baserat på en sann historia, är KALINKA om kampen andre Bamberski att bringa rättvisa åt sin dotter KALINKA som dog i störande omständigheter. Efter 27 år av undersökning för att jaga sin förmodade mördare, kommer Bamberski äntligen få mördaren kidnappad och ställs inför rätta.

Category: Biography, Drama, Movies

Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Sebastian Koch, Marie-Josée Croze

6.9 IMDB Rating 1,689 Views
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Birth of the Dragon 2016

FÖDELSE av THE DRAGON ligger mot bakgrund av 1960-talet San Francisco, en modern ta på den klassiska filmer som Bruce Lee var känd för. Det tar sin inspiration från epic och fortfarande kontroversiell uppgörelse mellan en up-and-coming Bruce Lee och kung fu-mästares Wong Jack Man - en kamp som gav upphov till en legend.

Category: Action, Biography, Drama, Movies

Stars: Billy Magnussen, Yu Xia, Philip Ng

3,303 Views