1 – 10 of 10 movies
Whitney Houston journeys from obscurity to musical superstardom. Houston wins six Grammy Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards and two Emmy Awards, among many others. She sells more than 200 million records worldwide.
Kurt Warner goes from a young man stocking shelves at a supermarket and undrafted free agent in the NFL to become a two-time NFL MVP quarterback for the St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants.
During the 1970s and '80s, the Gucci family's 153 shops move $500 million in product annually. Their elite fashion houses put its stamp on the fashion business.
Despite having no tennis background, Richard Williams overcomes tremendous hardship, skepticism and his own troubled past to raise two of tennis' greatest players, Serena and Venus Williams.
Chairman Fred Hampton was 21 years old when he was assassinated by the FBI, who coerced a petty criminal, William O’Neal, to betray him and the Black Panther Party. In 1968, Hampton became Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, who were fighting for freedom, the power to determine the destiny of the Black community, and an end to police brutality. Hampton was inspiring a generation, which put him directly in the line of fire of the FBI and Chicago PD. To destroy the revolution, they had to do it from both the outside and the inside. Facing prison, O’Neal is offered a deal by the FBI: if he will infiltrate the Black Panthers and provide intel on Hampton, he will walk free. O’Neal lives in fear that his treachery will be discovered even as he rises in the ranks. But as Hampton’s fiery message draws him in, he cannot escape the deadly trajectory of his betrayal.
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.
Marlon Wayans, Mary J. Blige, Saycon Sengbloh, Sue Baden-Powell, Audra McDonald, Tituss Burgess, Skye Dakota Turner, Jason Cloth, Aaron L. Gilbert, Stacy Sher, Tracey Scott Wilson, Jennifer Hudson, Tate Donovan, Hailey Kilgore, Scott Bernstein, Marc Maron, Forest Whitaker, Liesl Tommy, Harvey Mason, Heather Headley
The story of Herman Mankiewicz, the newspaper man turned screenwriter who helped pen the script of Citizen Kane.
In 1966, single-mother Helen Reddy (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) leaves her old life in Australia for New York and stardom, only to find that the industry’s male gatekeepers don’t take her seriously. Helen finds an encouraging friend in legendary rock journalist Lillian Roxon (Danielle Macdonald), who becomes her closest confidant. When ambitious aspiring talent manager Jeff Wald (Evan Peters) sweeps Helen off her feet, everything changes as he becomes both her husband and manager and relocates the family to California. With a strong push from Helen, Jeff secures her a recording contract and subsequent string of hit singles, including the iconic megahit “I Am Woman.” Increased fame leads to added pressures on themselves and their relationship, forcing Helen to find the strength to take control of her own destiny.
Brilliant, visionary Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition, then faces thornier challenges with his new system for worldwide wireless energy. The film tracks Tesla’s uneasy interactions with his fellow inventor Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan) and his patron George Westinghouse (Jim Gaffigan). Another thread traces Tesla’s sidewinding courtship of financial titan J.P. Morgan (Donnie Keshawarz), whose daughter Anne (Eve Hewson) takes a more than casual interest in the inventor. Anne analyzes and presents the story as it unfolds, offering a distinctly modern voice to this scientific period drama which, like its subject, defies convention.
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