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Movies in the genre Biography

  • Into the Wild

    10

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

  • 127 Hours

    9

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, and the two hikers he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?

  • 12 Years a Slave

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

  • The Social Network

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history… but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

  • Schindler's List

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

  • Spartacus

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire.

  • Waltz with Bashir

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term service in that conflict.

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  • The Downfall

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Traudl Junge (Lara), the final secretary for Adolf Hitler (Ganz), tells of the Nazi dictator’s final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

  • Capote

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Truman Capote (Hoffman), during his research for his book In Cold Blood, an account of the murder of a Kansas family, the writer develops a close relationship with Perry Smith, one of the killers.

  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn’t paralyzed.

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Robert Ford, who’s idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.

  • Hacksaw Ridge

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    WWII 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.

  • Hidden Figures

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    8

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    In The Wolf of Wall Street DiCaprio plays Belfort, a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 36 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden.

  • The Imitation Game

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    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.

  • The Big Short

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.

  • The Theory of Everything

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

  • American Sniper

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who wanted to become 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.

  • Dallas Buyers Club

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.

  • Captain Phillips

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

  • Rush

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy James Hunt (Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Bruhl). The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the astonishing 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become world champion in a sport with no margin for error: if you make a mistake, you die.

  • Senna

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80’s, the film follows Senna’s struggles both on track against his nemesis, French World Champion Alain Prost, and off it, against the politics which infest the sport. Sublime, spiritual yet, on occasion, ruthless - Senna conquers and transcends Formula One to become a global superstar. Privately, he is humble, almost shy, and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brasil and contemplating a life beyond motor-racing. Yet he is struck down in his prime on the blackest weekend in the history of the sport, watched live on television by 300 million people. Years on he is revered in Formula One as the greatest motor racing driver of all time - and in Brasil as a Saint.

  • In the Name of the Father

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. Bullied by the British police, he and four of his friends are coerced into confessing their guilt. Gerry’s father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends 15 years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence with the help of a British attorney, Gareth Peirce. Based on a true story.

  • The Imposter

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

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

  • Raging Bull

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone.

  • Moneyball

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane is handicapped with the lowest salary constraint in baseball. If he ever wants to win the World Series, Billy must find a competitive advantage. Billy is about to turn baseball on its ear when he uses statistical data to analyze and place value on the players he picks for the team.

  • Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.

  • Lords of Dogtown

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A fictionalized take on the group of brilliant young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Santa Monica, California. The Z-Boys, as they come to be known, perfect their craft in the empty swimming pools of unsuspecting suburban homeowners, pioneering a thrilling new sport and eventually moving into legend.

  • Frost/Nixon

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

  • The Fighter

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The Fighter, is a drama about boxer “Irish” Micky Ward’s unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO’d by drugs and crime.

  • Conviction

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother’s (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

  • Catch Me If You Can

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.

  • The Blind Side

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

  • Invictus

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

  • The Great Debaters

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school’s first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

  • Jarhead

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Based on former Marine Anthony Swofford’s best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait.

  • The Pianist

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

  • Milk

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of California’s first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, a San Francisco supervisor who was assassinated along with Mayor George Moscone by San Francisco Supervisor Dan White.

  • Che: Part One

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 1956, Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara (Benicio Del Toro) and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

  • Ali

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A biography of sports legend, Muhammad Ali, from his early days to his days in the ring.

  • My Left Foot

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy. He learned to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.

  • Persepolis

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.

  • London

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.

  • The World's Fastest Indian

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle — a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

  • The Sea Inside

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The real-life story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a 30 year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.

  • Control

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.

  • Walk the Line

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash’s life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

  • Monster

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

  • The Pursuit of Happyness

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A struggling salesman (Will Smith) takes custody of his son (Jaden Smith) as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.

  • Steve Jobs

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

  • A Street Cat Named Bob

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

  • Bleed for This

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he’d ever walk again, made one of sport’s most incredible comebacks.

  • Sully

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew.

  • Snowden

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The NSA’s illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency’s employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

  • Joy

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

  • Love & Mercy

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

  • Spotlight

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

  • Everest

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.

  • Legend

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.

  • The Walk

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.

  • Amy

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks.

  • Bridge of Spies

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

  • Wild

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.

  • Selma

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

  • Lone Survivor

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

  • Saving Mr. Banks

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins (1964), he made them a promise - one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers …

  • The Baader Meinhof Complex

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the yet fragile German democracy. The radicalised children of the Nazi generation lead by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past. Their aim is to create a more human society but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he’s only dealing with the tip of the iceberg.

  • You Don't Know Jack

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Dr. Jack Kevorkian (1928 - 2011) in the 1990s, when he defies Michigan law assisting the suicide of terminally-ill persons. Support comes from his sister, a lab tech, the Hemlock Society president, and a lawyer. The child of survivors of the Armenian genocide interviews applicants: his sister video tapes them. He assembles a device allowing a person to initiate a three-chemical intravenous drip. The local D.A., the governor, and the Legislature respond. In court scenes, Kevorkian is sometimes antic. He’s single-minded about giving dying individuals the right to determine how their lives will end. He wants the Supreme Court to rule. He picks a fight he can’t win: is it hubris or heroism?

  • Lincoln

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    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.

  • October Sky

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 1950’s mining town called Coalwood, Homer Hickam is a kid with only one future in sight, to work in the local coalmine like his father. However in October 1957, everything changes when the first artificial satellite, Sputnik goes into orbit. With that event, Homer becomes inspired to learn how to build rockets. With his friends and the local nerd, Homer sets to do just that by trial and a lot of error. Unfortunately, most of the town and especially Homer’s father thinks that they are wasting their time. Only one teacher in the high school understands their efforts and lets them know that they could become contenders in the national science fair with college scholarships being the prize. Now the gang must learn to perfect their craft and overcome the many problems facing them as they shoot for the stars.

  • Erin Brockovich

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Erin Brockovich is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in. With no alternative, she successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation for the loss. While no one takes her seriously, with her trashy clothes and earthy manners, that soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. What she discovers is that the company is trying quietly to buy land that was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is improperly and illegally dumping and, in turn, poisoning the residents in the area. As she digs deeper, Erin finds herself leading point in a series of events that would involve her lawfirm in one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation.

  • The Devil's Double

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Baghdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought - but for a price. This is Uday Hussein's world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. When army lieutenant Latif Yahia is summoned to Saddam's palace, he is faced with an impossible request - to be Uday's 'fiday' - his body double, or have his family condemned to death. In a world entrenched in betrayal and corruption, knowing who to trust becomes a matter of life or death for Latif, as he battles to escape from his forced existence.

  • J. Edgar

    7

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    As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

  • The Runaways

    7

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    In 1975, San Fernando Valley teen Joan Larkin reinvents herself as Joan Jett, a guitarist who wants to form an all-girl punk band. She pitches the idea to a sleazy manager, Kim Fowley, who pairs her with a drummer and then searches for a face: he finds Cherie Currie, at 15 the perfect jailbait image for his purpose; by luck, she can sing. Two others round out the band, "The Runaways." Fowley books a tour, signs them to Mercury Records, and packs them off to crowds in Japan. Seeds of conflict sprout early: Fowley puts Cherie front and center in the publicity, she's soon strung out on pills and vodka, and jealousies arise. Without adult supervision, where can Joan and Cherie end up?

  • The Queen

    7

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    Diana the “People’s Princess” has died in a car accident in Paris. The Queen and her family decide that for the best, they should remain hidden behind the closed doors of Balmoral Castle. The heartbroken public do not understand and request that the Queen comforts her people. This also puts pressure on newly elected Tony Blair, who constantly tries to convince the monarchy to address the public.

  • Mesrine: Killer Instinct

    7

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    The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

  • W.

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush.

  • Fair Game

    7

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    CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

  • Blow

    7

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    The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970’s.

  • Charlie Wilson's War

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson’s covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

  • Julie & Julia

    7

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    Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book.

  • I'm Not There.

    7

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    Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician’s life and work.

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  • The Last Man on the Moon

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped off the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter’s initials in the lunar dust. Only now is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love, and loss.

  • Concussion

    6

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    In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.

  • The Program

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    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.

  • In the Heart of the Sea

    6

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    A recounting of a New England whaling ship’s sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.

  • Big Eyes

    6

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    A drama about the awakening of the 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.

  • Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Long before punk rock inflicted its puncture wound on the map of mainstream music, the Descendents were in a van brewing a potent mix of pop, angst, love and coffee and influencing a generation to come. This film follows drummer and square-peg Bill Stevenson as he pushes himself and a rotating door of band-mates to “achieve ALL,” his relentless concept of “going for greatness, the utmost possible” despite any and all setbacks.

  • Lovelace

    6

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    The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

  • The Monuments Men

    6

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    An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

  • Heavenly Creatures

    6

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    Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.

  • Bronson

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. During that time, Michael Petersen, the boy, faded away and 'Charles Bronson,' his superstar alter ego, took center stage. Inside the mind of Bronson - a scathing indictment of celebrity culture.

  • The Iron Lady

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Tells the story of a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. The story concerns power and the price that is paid for power, and is a surprising and insightful portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman.

  • Nowhere Boy

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A chronicle of John Lennon’s childhood.

  • Girl, Interrupted

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Based on writer Susanna Kaysen’s account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.

  • The Soloist

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Julliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

  • The Basketball Diaries

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll’s epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction…

  • The Straight Story

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An old man makes a long journey by tractor to mend his relationship with an ill brother.

  • Grizzly Man

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

  • Iris

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Chopper

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Chopper tells the intense story of Mark “Chopper” Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, “From the Inside”, upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.

  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.

  • Man on the Moon

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.

  • Jackie

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy.

  • Toast

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960s Britain.

  • A Walk in the Woods

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    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.

  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.

  • Foxcatcher

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.

  • The Wind Rises

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

  • The Fifth Estate

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society-and what are the costs of exposing them?

  • Hitchcock

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma, 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, 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.

  • Coco Before Chanel

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Several years after leaving the orphanage to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar both. She's both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, earning the nickname Coco from the song she sings nightly with her sister. A liaison with Baron Balsan gives her an entree into French society and a chance to develop her gift for designing increasingly popular hats. When she falls in love with English businessman Arthur Capel further opportunities open up, though life becomes ever more complicated.

  • Notorious

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G.(a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.

  • American Splendor

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

  • Jobs

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

  • The New World

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.

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