Posts tagged biography

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

   A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.

IMDb Raiting : 7.9

Director : Arthur Penn

Screenplay : David NewmanRobert BentonRobert Towne

Stars : Warren BeattyFaye DunawayMichael J. PollardGene Hackman

Genre : Biography | Crime | Drama

Awards : Won 2 Oscars 

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A Beautiful Mind (2001)

    After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

IMDb Rating : 8.2

Director : Ron Howard

Screenplay : Akiva GoldsmanSylvia Nasar (book)

Stars : Russell CroweEd HarrisJennifer Connelly

Genre : Biography | Drama

Awards : Won 4 Oscars

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American Splendor (2003)

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

IMDb Rating : 7.6

Director : Shari Springer BermanRobert Pulcini

Screenplay : Harvey Pekar Joyce Brabner ,2 more credits »

Stars : Paul GiamattiShari Springer BermanHarvey Pekar

Genre : Biography | Comedy | Drama

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Kelebeğin Rüyası (2013)

   In a small Turkish town, two young tuberculous poets try to survive while publishing their poems. As they both fall in love, their life would never be the same.

IMDb Rating : 8.1

Director : Yilmaz Erdogan

Screenplay : Yilmaz Erdogan

Stars : Kivanç TatlitugMert FiratBelçim Bilgin,Yilmaz Erdogan

Genre : Biography | Drama | History

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Hotel Rwanda (2004)

The true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

IMDb Rating : 8.2

Director : Terry George

Screenplay : Keir PearsonTerry George

Stars : Don CheadleSophie OkonedoJoaquin Phoenix

Genre : Biography | Drama | History

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Papillon (1973)

   A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

IMDb Rating : 8.1

Director : Franklin J. Schaffner

Screenplay : Dalton Trumbo , Lorenzo Semple Jr. , Henri Charrière (book)

Stars : Steve McQueenDustin HoffmanVictor Jory 

Genre : Biography | Crime | Drama

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.

IMDb Rating : 8.2

Director : George Roy Hill

Screenplay : William Goldman

Stars : Paul NewmanRobert RedfordKatharine Ross 

Genre : Biography | Crime | Western | Adventure

Awards : Won 4 Oscars

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Lone Survivor (2013)

    Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

IMDb Rating : 7.7

Director : Peter Berg

Screenplay : Peter BergMarcus Luttrell (book), 1 more credit

Stars : Mark WahlbergTaylor KitschEmile HirschBen Foster

Genre : Biography | Action | Drama

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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway’s inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.

IMDb Rating : 6.3

Director : Philip Kaufman

Screenplay : Jerry StahlBarbara Turner

Stars : Nicole KidmanClive OwenDavid Strathairn 

Genre : Biography | Drama | Romance

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

   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.

IMDb Rating : 8.0

Director : Jean-Marc Vallée

Screenplay : Craig BortenMelisa Wallack

Stars : Matthew McConaugheyJennifer GarnerJared Leto

Genre : Biography | Drama

Awards : Won 3 Oscars

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12 Years a Slave (2013

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

IMDb Rating : 8.2

Director : Steve McQueen

Screenplay : John RidleySolomon Northup (book)

Stars : Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael FassbenderBenedict CumberbatchPaul DanoPaul Giamatti

Genre : Biography | Drama | History

Awards : Won 3 Oscars

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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

    Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

IMDb Rating : 8.3

Director : Martin Scorsese

Screenplay : Terence Winter (screenplay), Jordan Belfort(book)

Stars : Leonardo DiCaprioJonah HillMargot RobbieKyle Chandler

Genre : Comedy | Crime | Biography

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The Pianist (2002)

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

IMDB Rating : 8.5

Director :  Roman Polanski

Writers : Ronald Harwood (screenplay), Wladyslaw Szpilman(book)

Stars : Adrien BrodyThomas Kretschmann,  Emilia Fox

Genre : War | Drama | Biography

Awards : Won 3 Oscars

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127 Hours (2010)

A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

IMDB Rating : 7.7

Director : Danny Boyle

Screenplay :  Danny Boyle , Simon Beaufoy

Stars : James FrancoAmber TamblynKate Mara

Genre : Adventure | Drama | Biography

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