Biography

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7261.Mary Queen Of Scots

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Nominated for 2 Oscars.
Genre: Biography | Drama | History
Directed by: Josie Rourke
Starrings: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden

Plot: Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

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7240.At Eternitys Gate

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Nominated for 1 Oscar.
Genre: Biography | Drama
Directed by: Julian Schnabel
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac

Plot: During a self-imposed exile in Arles and Auvers-Sur-Oise, France, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh develops his unique, colorful style of painting. While grappling with religion, mental illness and a tumultuous friendship with French artist Paul Gauguin, van Gogh begins to focus on his relationship with eternity rather than the pain his art causes him in the present..

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7237.A Private War

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes.
Genre: Biography | Drama | War
Directed by: Matthew Heineman
Starring: Rosamund Pike, Tom Hollander, Jamie Dornan

Plot: In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her — along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) — to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.

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7236.Can You Ever Forgive Me

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Nominated for 3 Oscars.
Genre: Biography | Comedy | Crime | Drama
Directed by: Marielle Heller
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells

Plot: Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant). An adaptation of the memoir “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” relays the true story of the best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats).

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7227.Boy Erased

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes.
Genre: Biography | Drama
Directed by: Joel Edgerton
Starring: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton

Plot: The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.

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7104.Bohemian Rhapsody (100%)

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Genre: Biography | Drama | Music
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee

Plot: Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

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7210.Vice

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Nominated for 6 Golden Globes.
Genre: Biography | Comedy | Drama | History
Directed by: Adam McKay
Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell

Plot: The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

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7209.Beautiful Boy

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe.
Genre: Biography | Drama
Directed by: Felix van Groeningen
Starring: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney

Plot: Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

7203.The Favorite

Nominated for 5 Golden Globes.
Genre: Biography | Comedy | Drama | History
Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

Plot: Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

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7200.Green Book

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Nominated for 5 Golden Globes.
Genre: Biography | Comedy | Drama | Music
Directed by: Peter Farrelly
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini

Plot: In 1962, Tony “Tony Lip” Vallelonga, a tough bouncer, is looking for work with his nightclub is closed for renovations. The most promising offer turns out to be the driver for the African-American classical pianist Don Shirley for a concert tour into the Deep South states. Although hardly enthused at working for a black man, Tony accepts the job and they begin their trek armed with The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel through America’s racial segregation. Together, the snobbishly erudite pianist and the crudely practical bouncer can barely get along with their clashing attitudes to life and ideals. However, as the disparate pair witness and endure America’s appalling injustices on the road, they find a newfound respect for each other’s talents and heart to face them together. In doing so, they would nurture a friendship and understanding that would change both their lives.

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7135.First Man (100%)

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Genre: Biography | Drama | History
Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke

Plot: A Biopic on the life of the legendary American Astronaut Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969, on his journey to becoming the first human to walk the moon. Exploring the sacrifices and costs on the Nation and Neil himself, during one of the most dangerous missions in the history of space travel.

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7150.Colette

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Genre: Biography | Drama | History
Directed by: Wash Westmoreland
Starring: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Eleanor Tomlinson

Plot: After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette’s fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression. Directed by Wash Westmoreland and written by Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

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7114.Outlaw King

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Genre: Action | Biography | Drama | History
Directed by: David Mackenzie
Starring: Chris Pine, Stephen Dillane, Rebecca Robin

Plot: A true David v Goliath story of how the great 14th Century Scottish ‘Outlaw King’ Robert The Bruce used cunning and bravery to defeat and repel the much larger and better equipped occupying English army.

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7010.BlacKkKlansman (100%)

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Genres: Biography | Comedy | Crime | Drama
Directed by: Spike Lee
Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier

Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan with the help of a white surrogate, who eventually becomes head of the local branch.

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7089.My Dinner with Herve

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Genre: Biography | Drama
Directed by: Sacha Gervasi
Starring: Jamie Dornan, Peter Dinklage, Andy Garcia

Plot: A look at the life of French actor Hervé Villechaize, co-star of the hit ’70s TV series “Fantasy Island”, who took his own life in 1993 at the age of 50.

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7071.22 July

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Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Jon Øigarden, Øystein Martinsen, Anders Danielsen Lie

Plot: In Norway on 22 July 2011, right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people attending a Labour Party Youth Camp on Utøya Island outside of Oslo. A three-part story. About the survivors of the attacks, the political leadership of Norway, and the lawyers involved.

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7053.Operation Finale

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Genre: Biography | Drama | History | Thriller
Directed by: Chris Weitz
Starring: Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent

Plot: Director Chris Weitz’s historical thriller is based on the story of how a group of Israeli secret agents arrested notorious SS officer Adolf Eichmann – the man who masterminded the “Final Solution” – in Argentina. Oscar Isaac plays the legendary Mossad agent Peter Malkin, while Ben Kingsley plays his emotionally manipulative arch-nemesis. After tracking Eichmann down to Buenos Aires, Malkin and his men captured him and brought him to Israel for a historic 8-month trial.

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7045.Whitney

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Genre: Documentary | Biography | Music
Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin

Plot: An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

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6944.A Prayer Before Dawn

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Genre: Action | Biography | Crime | Drama | Sport
Directed by: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Starring: Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, Panya Yimmumphai

Plot: 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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6943.Shock and Awe

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Genre: Biography | Drama | History | Thriller
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Starring: Jessica Biel, James Marsden, Milla Jovovich

Plot: A group of journalists covering George Bush’s planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the president’s claim that Saddam Hussein has “weapons of mass destruction.”

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6938.Billionaire Boys Club

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Genre: Biography | Drama | Thriller
Directed by: James Cox
Starring: Taron Egerton, Kevin Spacey, Suki Waterhouse

Plot: A group of wealthy boys in Los Angeles during the early 1980s establish a ‘get-rich-quick’ scam that turns deadly.

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6921.The Catcher Was a Spy

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Genre: Biography | Drama | War
Directed by: Ben Lewin
Starring: Paul Rudd, Connie Nielsen, Mark Strong

Plot: A major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.

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6918.Gotti

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Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama
Directed by: Kevin Connolly
Starring: John Travolta, Spencer Rocco Lofranco, Kelly Preston

Plot: The film will reveal the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code and a son who, while brought up to lead a life of crime, chose to leave that world behind and redeem himself and the Gotti name. Never before has there been such an inside look at the Gotti family and their world of danger, betrayal and redemption. John Gotti was head of the Gambino crime family, which in its time was the largest and most powerful crime organization in the country. Known as the “Dapper Don,” John Gotti’s flamboyant style and outspoken personality made him one of the most famous mobsters of the 20th century and he ruled the underworld until he died from cancer in 2002 while serving a life sentence. In 1988, at the age of 24, Gotti Jr. became a “made man,” and was officially inducted into the Mafia, making him the heir-apparent to head the Gambino crime family and follow in his father’s footsteps. But in 1999, Gotti Jr. paid a now-famous last visit to his imprisoned and dying father to …

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6912.Loving Pablo

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Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama
Directed by: Fernando León de Aranoa
Starring: Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Peter Sarsgaard

Plot: In 1981, Virginia Vallejo is a famous Colombia’s journalist and TV news anchorwoman who is invited to a VIPs party in the ranch of Pablo Escobar, a low-born man who gained money and power with drug trafficking together his friends, turning them in the new generation of rich men of the country. Seduced by his charisma, Virginia starts a passionate love affair with Escobar despite he’s a family man married with María Victoria. Along the 80’s years, Escobar becomes famous in his try to better the life of the low-born people of Medellín (Colombia’s capital) and raising a politician carrier in the Colombia’s congress, but Virginia starts to understand Escobar’s real power controlling an empire of crime in Colombia and spreading his drug by all USA. It causes that the DEA’s agent Shepard interests by his business and by Virginia, contacting her looking for a way to stop him. With the President Belisario Betancur allying with USA to stop Escobar and extradite him to judge outside Colombia, …

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6890.The Mercy

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Genre: Adventure | Biography | Drama
Directed by: James Marsh
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Colin Firth, David Thewlis

Plot: The incredible story of Donald Crowhurst , an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife, Clare and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron. The story of Crowhurst’s dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.

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6724.Winchester (100%)

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Genre: Biography | Fantasy | Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Directed by: Michael Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers), Peter Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers)
Starring: Helen Mirren, Sarah Snook, Finn Scicluna-O’Prey

Plot: Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook) or for the brilliant Doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) whom she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters.

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6811.Paterno

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Genre: Biography | Drama
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Starring: Riley Keough, Al Pacino, Annie Parisse

Plot: The film centers on Joe Paterno, who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims.

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6787.Film Stars Dont Die in Liverpool

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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards.
Genre: Biography | Drama | Romance
Directed by: Paul McGuigan
Starring: Jamie Bell, Stephen Graham, Annette Bening

Plot: A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.

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6441.All the Money in the World (100%)

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes.
Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starring: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg

Plot: Rome, 1973. Masked men kidnap a teenage boy named John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer). His grandfather, Jean Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer), is the richest man in the world, a billionaire oil magnate, but he’s notoriously miserly. His favorite grandson’s abduction is not reason enough for him to part with any of his fortune. All the Money in the World (2017) follows Gail, (Michelle Williams), Paul’s devoted, strong-willed mother, who unlike Getty, has consistently chosen her children over his fortune. Her son’s life in the balance with time running out, she attempts to sway Getty even as her son’s mob captors become increasingly more determined, volatile and brutal. When Getty sends his enigmatic security man Fletcher Chace (Mark Wahlberg) to look after his interests, he and Gail become unlikely allies in this race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

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6406.The Greatest Showman (100%)

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes.
Genre: Biography | Drama | Musical
Directed by: Michael Gracey
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron

Plot: Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.