2016 Biography Movies

    The Founder

    Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini

    Tells the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Ma… more

    Tells the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

    User Rated: 4 / 5

    Neruda

    Gael Garcia Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán

    It’s 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. In congress, Senator Pablo Neruda accuses… more

    It’s 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. In congress, Senator Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betrayal and is swiftly impeached by President Videla. Police Prefect Óscar Peluchonneau is assigned to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to flee the country with his wife Delia del Carril, but they are forced into hiding. In the struggle with his nemesis Peluchonneau, Neruda sees an opportunity to reinvent himself. He plays with the Prefect, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse more dangerous, more intimate. In this story of persecution, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend.

    User Rated: 4 / 5

    Bleed For This

    Katey Sagal, Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart

    Miles Teller stars as Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza, a local Providence boxer wh… more

    Miles Teller stars as Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza, a local Providence boxer who shot to stardom after winning 2 world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a severed spine, doctors tell him he may never walk again. With the help of renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), Vinny becomes a legend when he not only walks again, but miraculously returns to the ring to reclaim his title belt only a year after the accident.

    User Rated: 4 / 5

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    Christine

    Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, Maria Dizzia

    Based on true events, Christine is about an ambitious 29-year-old news reporter (Rebecca… more

    Based on true events, Christine is about an ambitious 29-year-old news reporter (Rebecca Hall), in Sarasota, FL, circa 1974. Relentlessly motivated to succeed, she knows she has talent, but being a driven career woman in the 1970s comes with its own challenges, especially when competition for a promotion, unrequited love for a coworker (Michael C. Hall) and a tumultuous home life lead to a dissolution of self. With ratings in the cellar, the station manager issues a mandate to deliver juicier and more exploitative stories, a story firmly at odds with Christine’s serious brand of issue-based journalism. To accomplish her goals, she must overcome her self-doubt and give the people what they want.

    User Rated: 4 / 5

    Sully

    Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Anna Gunn

    Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, a pilot for more than four decades, is catapulted to fame af… more

    Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, a pilot for more than four decades, is catapulted to fame after birds fly into the engines of flight 1549 on January 15, 2009, crippling the jet. He lands the plane safely on the surface of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers on board.

    User Rated: 4 / 5

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    Hands of Stone

    Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Usher

    Hands of Stone follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighte… more

    Hands of Stone follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year-old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words "no mas" (no more.)

    User Rated: 3 / 5

    Genius

    Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law

    GENIUS centers on the real-life relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe and re… more

    GENIUS centers on the real-life relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe and renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth).

    Finding fame and critical success at a young age, Wolfe is a blazing talent with a larger-than-life personality to match. Perkins is one of the most respected and well-known literary editors of all time, discovering such iconic novelists as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.

    Wolfe and Perkins develop a tender, complex friendship. Transformative and irrepressible, this friendship will change the lives of these brilliant, but very different men forever.

    User Rated: 3 / 5

    Pele

    Vincent D'Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego González Boneta

    The film will tell Brazilian soccer Pele's life story, from humble beginnings through l… more

    The film will tell Brazilian soccer Pele's life story, from humble beginnings through leading Brazil to its first ever world cup victory in 1958.

    User Rated: 4 / 5

    Miles Ahead

    Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg

    The story centers on the life of jazz legend Miles Davis.

    User Rated: 3 / 5

    The Man Who Knew Infinity

    Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Devika Bhise

    In 1913, Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius traveled to Trin… more

    In 1913, Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he forged a bond with his mentor, the eccentric professor GH Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world.

    User Rated: 3 / 5

    Papa Hemingway in Cuba

    Giovanni Ribisi, Adrian Sparks, Joely Richardson

    The true story about the relationship between Miami journalist Denne Bart Petitclerc (Gi… more

    The true story about the relationship between Miami journalist Denne Bart Petitclerc (Giovanni Ribisi) and legendary writer Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks). Set during the Cuban revolution, the film co-stars Joely Richardson and Minka Kelly with a cameo by Hemingway's granddaughter, Mariel Hemingway.

    User Rated: 3 / 5

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

    After arriving in the Middle East region in 2002, a woman works as a journalist in Afgha… more

    After arriving in the Middle East region in 2002, a woman works as a journalist in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    User Rated: 4 / 5

    Admiral

    Charles Dance, Rutger Hauer, Frank Lammers

    When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany an… more

    When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and the country itself is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter.

    User Rated: 5 / 5

    The Program

    Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Lee Pace

    The true story of the meteoric rise and fall of one of the most celebrated and controver… more

    The true story of the meteoric rise and fall of one of the most celebrated and controversial men in recent history: Lance Armstrong, the world-renowned Tour de France champion.

    I Saw the Light

    Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Maddie Hasson

    The story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life c… more

    The story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.

    User Rated: 4 / 5

    Born to Be Blue

    Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie

    The story of Chet Baker, the trumpeter and singer who, after becoming a jazz icon in the… more

    The story of Chet Baker, the trumpeter and singer who, after becoming a jazz icon in the 1950s, became equally famous for his drug addiction. Picking up his story in the late 1960s, Born to Be Blue is a love story that mixes historical fact and fiction as it re-imagines Baker’s extraordinary attempt at a comeback.

    Seve: The Movie

    José Luis Gutiérrez, José Navar, Maria Molins

    Despite being blocked at almost every turn in pursuit of the sport he loved, Seve Balles… more

    Despite being blocked at almost every turn in pursuit of the sport he loved, Seve Ballesteros fought against adversity to become the most spectacular and charismatic golfer to ever play the game. Seve combines dramatic recreations with electrifying archive footage to tell his incredible rags-to-riches story, from humble beginnings on the beaches of Spain where aged six he taught himself the game with a broken 3 iron strapped to a stick, to becoming world number one and the greatest golfer of a generation.

    User Rated: 2 / 5

    Race

    Stephan James, Jeremy Irons, Jason Sudeikis

    Race is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic supers… more

    Race is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.

    User Rated: 4 / 5

    Eddie the Eagle

    Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken

    Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwa… more

    Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

    User Rated: 4 / 5

    The Lady in the Van

    Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Dominic Cooper

    Alan Bennett's story is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by Maggie Smith… more

    Alan Bennett's story is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins who "temporarily" parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives.

    User Rated: 3 / 5

    Eisenstein In Guanajuato

    In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travel… more

    In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film to be titled Que Viva Mexico. Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Eisenstein arrives at the city of Guanajuato. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino Cañedo, he vulnerably experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, sex and death, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life.

    User Rated: 2 / 5

    The Clan

    Antonia Bengoechea, Guillermo Francella, Gastón Cocchiarale

    True story of middle-class patriarch Arquímedes Puccio who manipulated his family – inc… more

    True story of middle-class patriarch Arquímedes Puccio who manipulated his family – including his eldest son, a star rugby player for the Pumas national team – to help him carry out a series of kidnaps and murders.

    User Rated: 2 / 5