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Riding in Cars with Boys 2001

Seriocomic story based on the memoir by Beverly Donofrio, the movie follows a young woman who finds her life radically altered by an event from her teen years. Born in 1950, Beverly grew up bright and ambitious in a working-class neighborhood in Connecticut; her father was a tough but good-hearted cop who listened to his daughter's problems, and her mother was a nervous woman eager to imagine the worst. From an early age, Beverly displays a keen intelligence and an interest in literature, and dreams of going to college in New York and becoming a writer. However, she also develops an early interest in boys, and at 15 finds herself madly in love with a boy from her high school. However, an attempt to get his attention leads to an embarassing incident at a party, and Ray, a sweet but thick-headed 18-year-old, steps forward to defend her. Beverly and Ray end up making out, and after one thing leads to another, Beverly discovers she's pregnant. Telling Ray is only marginally less difficult than informing her parents, and at 16, Beverly is a wife and mother. Against the odds, Beverly is determined to still finish high school and go on to college, but that goal becomes more difficult with time, especially after Beverly's marriage begins to fall apart. Ray tries to do the right thing but has trouble holding a job, and becomes addicted to heroin.

Category: Biography, Comedy, Drama

Stars: Drew Barrymore,Steve Zahn,Adam Garcia,Brittany Murphy

6.5 IMDB Rating 2,287 Views
The Queen 2006

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.

Category: Biography, Drama

Stars: Helen Mirren,James Cromwell,Alex Jennings,Roger Allam

7.3 IMDB Rating 2,558 Views
Hitchcock 2012

In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, 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 (1960), 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.

Category: Biography, Drama

Stars: Anthony Hopkins,Helen Mirren,Scarlett Johansson,Danny Huston

6.8 IMDB Rating 1,659 Views
Sunshine Superman 2014

A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight.

Category: Biography, Documentary, Sport

Stars: Pat Sajak,Phil Donahue,Selia Hansen,Cecilie Bull

6.9 IMDB Rating 2,607 Views
Jersey Boys 2014

The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.

Category: Biography, Drama, Music

Stars: Vincent Piazza, John Lloyd Young, Steve Schirripa, Christopher Walken

6.8 IMDB Rating 2,570 Views
Seymour: An Introduction 2014

Director Ethan Hawke explores the life and lessons of piano teacher Seymour Bernstein.

Category: Biography, Documentary, Music

Stars: Seymour Bernstein,Jiyang Chen,Ethan Hawke,Junko Ichikawa

7.5 IMDB Rating 1,383 Views
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 6,327 Views
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, Sport

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

7.1 IMDB Rating 5,318 Views
Out of Africa 1985

Follows the life of Karen Blixen, who establishes a plantation in Africa. Her life is Complicated by a husband of convenience (Bror Blixen), a true love (Denys), troubles on the plantation, schooling of the natives, war, and catching VD from her husband.

Category: Biography, Drama, Romantic

Stars: Meryl Streep,Robert Redford,Klaus Maria Brandauer,Michael Kitchen

7.2 IMDB Rating 2,107 Views
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

Stars: Daryl D. Davis, Michael Wood Jr.

7,6 IMDB Rating 1,966 Views
Megan Leavey 2017

Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.

Category: Biography, Drama, War

Stars: Kate Mara,Tom Felton,Bradley Whitford,Edie Falco

7.1 IMDB Rating 5,586 Views
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

Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán

7.0 IMDB Rating 2,671 Views
Queen of the Desert 2015

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Damian Lewis,James Franco,Nicole Kidman,Robert Pattinson

5,7 IMDB Rating 3,857 Views
Bandit Queen 1994

The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a legend (like a modern Robin Hood) by the Indian press. Although the press tended to make her the optimal hero with blue eyes, dark hair, being tall and beautiful she was in reality an average Indian which makes it hard for the movie to fulfill the expectations of the audience and tell the truth at the same time. Later in her life,She entered into the politics and was assassinated in 2001.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

Stars: Seema Biswas,Nirmal Pandey,Rajesh Vivek,Raghuvir Yadav

7.6 IMDB Rating 1,256 Views
The New World 2005

Captain Smith is spared his mutinous hanging sentence after captain Newport's ship arrives in 1607 to found Jamestown, an English colony in Virginia. The initially friendly natives, who have no personal property concept, turn hostile after a 'theft' is 'punished' violently on the spot. During an armed exploration, Smith is captured, but spared when the chief's favorite daughter Pocahontas pleads for the stranger who soon becomes her lover and learns to love their naive 'savage' way of harmonious life. Ultimately he returns to the grim fort, which would starve hadn't she arranged for Indian generosity. Alas, each side soon brands their own lover a traitor, so she is banished and he flogged as introduction to slavish toiling. Changes turn again, leading Smith to accept a northern-more mission and anglicized Pocahontas, believing him dead, becoming the mother of aristocratic new lover John Rolfe's son. They'll meet again for a finale in England.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Colin Farrell,Q'orianka Kilcher,Christopher Plummer,Christian Bale,August Schellenberg,Wes Studi,David Thewlis,Yorick van Wageningen,Raoul Trujillo,Michael Greyeyes,Kalani Queypo,Ben Mendelsohn,Noah Taylor,Brían F. O'Byrne,Ben Chaplin

6.7 IMDB Rating 4,654 Views
Olen suomalainen 2019

The life and times of singer Kari Tapio.

Category: Biography, Drama, Music

Stars: Matti Ristinen, Tatu Sinisalo, Tiina Lymi, Anssi Lindström

1,274 Views
Woman Walks Ahead 2018

Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples' struggle over the rights to their land.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Jessica Chastain, Sam Rockwell, Ciarán Hinds

5,5 IMDB Rating 4,083 Views
Three Identical Strangers 2018

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why.

Category: Biography, Documentary, Drama

Stars: Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman

7,8 IMDB Rating 5,749 Views
Stan & Ollie 2018

Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

Category: Biography, Comedy, Drama

Stars: John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston

7.6 IMDB Rating 4,793 Views
Rocketman 2019

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Category: Biography, Drama, Music

Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden

7,7 IMDB Rating 9,570 Views

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