Category: Biography

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Joan the Maid 1: The Battles (1994) 7.2

Joan the Maid 1: The Battles (1994)

A part of Joan of Arc's life. At the beginning, Jeanne (Joan) has already left Domremy, she is trying to convince a captain to escort her to the Dauphin. It ends during Jeanne's first battle, at Orleans. Meanwhile, Je...

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958) 7.3

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to send herself to a poor, remote...

The Hiding Place (1975) 7.6

The Hiding Place (1975)

Corrie and Betsie ten Boom are middle-aged sisters working in their father's watchmaker shop in pre-WWII Holland. Their uneventful lives are disrupted with the coming of the Nazis. Suspected of hiding Jews & caugh...

Toman (2018) 6.6

Toman (2018)

This fascinating historical drama looks at the life of "the Czech Schindler," Zdenek Toman, a controversial figure who was an unsavory politician and dubious entrepreneur, but also the savior of hundreds of European J...

PT 109 (1963) 6.5

PT 109 (1963)

Dramatization of President John F. Kennedy's wartime experiences during which he captained a PT boat, took it to battle and had it sunk by a Japanese destroyer. He and the survivors had to make their way to an island,...

An Impossible Love (2018) 7.1

An Impossible Love (2018)

In the late 1950s in Châteauroux, France, Rachel, a modest office worker, meets Philippe, a brilliant young man born to a bourgeois family. This brief but passionate connection results in ...

Selena (1997) 6.7

Selena (1997)

The film tells the story of the life of Mexican "Tejano" style singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez and the progress of her career resulting in her No. 1 US album.

The Odyssey (2016) 6.6

The Odyssey (2016)

From 1949 to 1979, thirty years in the life of captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the famous researcher, scientist, inventor, filmmaker whose greatest achievement is to have made the general public more curious - and acco...

The Last Family (2016) 7.5

The Last Family (2016)

As renowned painter Zdzislaw Beksinski tapes everything with his beloved camcorder, a 28-year family saga unfolds through his disturbing dystopian paintings, family feuds, near-death experiences, love-hate relations a...

Coup d'Etat (1973) 7.0

Coup d'Etat (1973)

Ikka Kita is a revolutionary, who suffers when he is brought his younger brother's clothes, still smeared with his blood. Ikka's brother followed the revoltionary's precept and acted, attempting on the life of a finan...

Private Parts (1997) 6.9

Private Parts (1997)

Having always wanted to be a disc-jockey, Howard Stern works his way painfully from radio at his 1970's college to a Detroit station. It is with a move to Washington that he hits on an outrageous off-the-wall style th...

Shirley (2020) 6.4

Shirley (2020)

A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.

Patty Hearst (1988) 6.2

Patty Hearst (1988)

The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970s. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abdu...

Jimi Hendrix (1973) 7.8

Jimi Hendrix (1973)

This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done, but some of the information in it needs revising in the light of new i...

Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2019) 7.4

Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2019)

Ghost Pictures and Passion Pictures and a documentary feature about the troubled heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, lead singer and songwriter of INXS.

Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson (2019) 7.5

Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson (2019)

Maverick indie filmmaker Al Adamson's real life was even crazier than one of the 30-plus sex 'n' schlock drive-in movies he made in the '60s and '70s.

Becoming Zlatan (2015) 6.6

Becoming Zlatan (2015)

The decisive years of Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, told through rare archival footage where a young Zlatan speaks openly about his life and challenges. The film closely follows Zlatan, from his debut in Malm...

Camille Claudel 1915 (2013) 6.5

Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)

Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.

Wildes Herz (2017) 7.1

Wildes Herz (2017)

This is a documentary about German punk rock band Feine Sahne Fischfilet and its singer Jan 'Monchi' Gorkow.

Prayers for Bobby (2009) 8.1

Prayers for Bobby (2009)

In "Prayers for Bobby," Mary Griffith (Sigourney Weaver) is a devout Christian who raises her children with the conservative teachings of the Presbyterian Church. However, when her son Bobby (Ryan Kelley) confides to ...

A Grand Canal (2014) 7.6

A Grand Canal (2014)

A Greek tragedy told in Chinese pop music. The tragic events of a boat captain trying to collect a debt to save his fleet of boats, as remembered by his ten year old son.

Ford v Ferrari (2019) 8.1

Ford v Ferrari (2019)

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

Admiral (2015) 7.0

Admiral (2015)

When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by the great Kingdom of England, France and Germany and the country itself is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the country's strongest weapon, the...

Loro (2018) 6.7

Loro (2018)

During a tumultuous period in the career of Silvio Berlusconi, as his marriage to second wife Veronica Lario fractures, LORO speculates on what may or may not have taken place behind closed...