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Biographies, Vol. III
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Another Playlist dedicated to films that are Biographies or Autobiographies which I like


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Movie: Van Diemen's Land ( 2009 )
The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Macquarie Harbour, a place of ultra banishment and punishment, only to find a world less forgiving.. the Australian wilderness. Abandon all hope you who enter.
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Movie: Admiral ( 2015 )
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 country's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter.
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Movie: 13 Minutes ( 2015 )
In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.
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Movie: The Clan ( 2015 )
The true story of the Puccio Clan, a family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s.
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Movie: The Other Side of Heaven ( 2002 )
John Groberg, a farm kid from Idaho Falls, crosses an ocean to become a missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan islands during the 1950s.
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Movie: The Siege of Jadotville ( 2016 )
Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during the early 1960s.
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Movie: Rise of the Footsoldier ( 2007 )
The life of career criminal Carlton Leach.
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Movie: Paul, Apostle of Christ ( 2018 )
Roma, 67 AD. After the great fire that burnt a great part of the city, Emperor Nero points Paul, Jesus' apostle, as guilty of the fire, arresting him and taking him to Mamertine Prison. There prefect Mauritius struggles between his daughter Caelia, who suffers an unknown disease, and his job as warden of the prison commanded by own Nero, that he is considers as a failure on his military carrier. Despite the risks for the Christians, physician and medicine man Luke arrives Roma from Greek Islands to find Paul, living in the house of Aquila and Priscilla, two former Romans turned in Christians that they use their home as shelter for others Roman Christians to save them from Nero's soldiers, who kill all Christians they find, torturing and using them as human candles to light Roma's streets at night. After realizing that Paul is in Mamertine, Luke get access to the jail and he meets Paul, who accepts Luke's request to tell his biography to be known before he is executed by Nero, writing it in a new book about Gospel and Jesus' teachings. Meanwhile Luke writes detailing the beginnings of "The Way" and the birth of what will come to be known as the church, a bound on chains Paul fights the inner demons of his remembers as survivor of much-floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure-yet, waiting for his appointment with death and haunted by the shadows of his violent past, wondering if he has been forgotten and if he has the strength to finish well. Mauritius, discovering Luke's intrusion, tries use it to earn Nero's favor in the belief that Paul will confess to be who burnt Roma. Intriguished by Luke, Mauritius permits more meetings between Luke and Paul to disgust of Mauritius' wife Irenica, who lives in eternal suffering by Caelia's ill. Due to the increase of violence by a young Christians looking for vengeance, Priscilla and Aquila doubt to leave Roma with the people saved or stay to save more Romans, at the same time that Luke's life and his efforts for the book endangers by Mauritius' ambitions. With time running out, Luke faces his destiny, that not only will changes everything around him, too around the world.
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Movie: Rise of the Footsoldier: The Heist ( 2020 )
Fresh out of prison, Pat Tate (Craig Fairbrass) steps right back into his Essex nightclub business. But although the money is good, he can't stop brooding about the man who had him put away. It's not long before he's off to Marbella to find Frank Harris and seek his revenge. But Harris is long dead and the middle man Terry Fisher offers Pat the biggest drug deal of his life. All Pat needs is for his pals Tony and Craig to deliver the cash from Essex to close the deal. But Craig being Craig, turns a simple plane trip to a massive road trip with a stolen VW van and its hippie German owner in tow. All Tony wants is to make it back in time to support his best friend Nigel Benn at the boxing match of his life. But when their cash gets stolen and Pat is threatened by a local firm, Pat comes up with an even more audacious plan and to get them back to England in time for Tony to walk Nigel Benn out to one of history's greatest fights.
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Movie: Rise of the Footsoldier Part II ( 2018 )
The life of underworld icon Carlton Leach.
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Movie: Rise of the Footsoldier 3 ( 2017 )
Notorious gangster, Pat Tate, rises through the ranks of Essex's criminal underworld. A prequel to the 'Rise of the Footsoldier' franchise.
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Movie: Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan ( 2007 )
The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.
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Movie: Goalie ( 2020 )
Biopic of the life of legendary NHL goaltender Terry Sawchuk.
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Movie: All Is True ( 2019 )
London, June 29th, 1613. The Globe Theatre, ran by the famous playwright William Shakespeare, accidentally burns to ashes. Seriously affected, he stops writing and returns to his hometown, where his wife Anne and daughters Judith and Susanna get surprised to hear he intends to stay there definitively, after two decades working in the capital, neglecting his sincere affections for them.
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Movie: There Be Dragons ( 2011 )
Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.
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Movie: Elvis ( 1979 )
Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
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Movie: Amen. ( 2002 )
During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world.
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Movie: Rise of the Legend ( 2014 )
An orphan, whose father has been killed by dark power, attempts to bring justice back to the town.
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Movie: Papa Hemingway in Cuba ( 2016 )
Directed by the Producer of the Academy Awarding Winner "Crash and "The Illusionist", "PAPA Hemingway In Cuba" is a 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. "PAPA: Hemingway In Cuba" was shot on location in Havana and inside Hemingway's estate, Finca Vigia. It is the first Hollywood film to be shot in Cuba since 1959.
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Movie: Get on Up ( 2014 )
A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
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Movie: Marshall ( 2017 )
The story of Thurgood Marshall, the crusading lawyer who would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.
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Movie: The Railway Man ( 2014 )
A former British Army officer, who was tortured as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.
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Movie: Everest ( 2015 )
On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.
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Movie: The Founder ( 2016 )
The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.
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Movie: Jimi: All Is by My Side ( 2014 )
A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
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Movie: Kill Your Darlings ( 2013 )
A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs.
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Movie: Cocaine Godmother ( 2018 )
The real life of Colombian drug lord, Griselda Blanco, who reportedly masterminded more than 200 murders. This film presents her life story from the time she was a young girl to the end of her life.
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Movie: The Catcher Was a Spy ( 2018 )
A major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.
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Movie: Another Mother's Son ( 2017 )
Based on the true story of Louisa Gould, the drama is set during World War II on the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey. Lou took in an escaped Russian POW and hid him over the war's course. The tension mounts as it becomes clear that Churchill will not risk an assault to recapture the British soil, and the island-community spirit begins to fray under pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty. Against this backdrop, Lou fights to preserve her family's sense of humanity and to protect the Russian boy as if he was her own.
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Movie: Reaching for the Moon ( 2013 )
A chronicle of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
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Movie: Mao's Last Dancer ( 2010 )
A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.
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Movie: A Matador's Mistress ( 2010 )
The film starts in the trip from Sevilla to Linares, where Manolete stops in Córdoba to see his mother. He will be remembering some passages of his life.
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Movie: Nostradamus ( 1994 )
Recounts the life and loves of the physician, astrologer, and famed prognosticator; his encounters with medieval science and the Inquisition; and his early struggles with his visions of the future. The film is set in France in the 16th century during one of the periodic plague outbreaks (as opposed to the Black Death [mid-14th-century Europe] or the Black Plague [mid-17th-century London]). The film depicts Nostradamus's rise in influence, because of both his success in treating plague and his predictions, culminating in his appointment as court physician to Charles IX of France.
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Movie: Grace of Monaco ( 2014 )
The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.
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Movie: El fotógrafo de Mauthausen ( 2018 )
Based on real events, Francesc Boix is a Spaniard inmate in the Nazi concentration camp of Mauthausen in Austria who tries to save the evidences of the horrors committed inside its walls.
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Movie: Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti ( 2017 )
Focused on French painter Paul Gauguin's affair with a younger lady in Tahiti.
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Movie: Talk to Me ( 2007 )
The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.
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Movie: Houston: The Legend of Texas ( 1986 )
"From personal heartbreak to the epic fight for liberation, the glory of the Old West is captured in this grand life story of Sam Houston, the man whose bravery and vision led to the creation of Texas." -- from back of box
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Movie: Wish Man ( 2019 )
Frank Shankwitz, an Arizona motorcycle cop with a troubled past, survives a near-fatal accident during a high-speed pursuit. As part of Frank's rehabilitation, police chief Sgt. Eddie Newman asks him to spend time with a terminally ill little boy, Michael, whose dying wish is to be a Highway Patrol motorcycle officer. To Michael, Frank is his hero, and an unlikely friendship is born. The boy inspires Frank to follow a new path, which leads to the creation of the Make-A-Wish foundation.
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Movie: The Brothers Warner ( 2008 )
An intimate portrait and saga of four film pioneers--Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack who rose from immigrant poverty through personal tragedies persevering to create a major studio with a social conscience.
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Movie: The Agony and the Ecstasy ( 1965 )
The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II.
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Movie: Casino Jack ( 2010 )
A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
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Movie: Shelby American: The Carroll Shelby Story ( 2019 )
SHELBY AMERICAN tells the story of automotive icon Carroll Shelby, who started as a chicken farmer in East Texas and went on to become one of the winningest racing drivers in the history of American motorsports. When a tragic heart condition sidelined his racing career, Shelby reinvented himself as a manufacturer, creating the Shelby Cobra. The Cobra dominated American sports car racing from its inception, but Shelby's goal was always to win internationally and beat Enzo Ferrari, who he had a personal vendetta against. Henry Ford II noticed Shelby's success and hired him to not only run Ford's GT40 program, but also to beat Ferrari at the biggest race in the world - The 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Ford/Ferrari wars at Le Mans would become the most storied racing battles in automotive history, and Carroll Shelby was always center stage. To this day, Carroll Shelby is the only man in history to win in Le Mans as both a driver and a manufacturer.
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Movie: Pirates of Silicon Valley ( 1999 )
History of Apple and Microsoft.
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Movie: Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger ( 2014 )
A look at James 'Whitey' Bulger, one of the most infamous criminals in American history.
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Movie: Al Capone ( 1959 )
A chronicle of the rise and fall of Chicago crime boss Al Capone during the Prohibition era.
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Movie: Sophie Scholl: The Final Days ( 2005 )
A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.
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Movie: What's Love Got to Do with It ( 1993 )
The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from her abusive husband, Ike Turner.
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Movie: Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs ( 2014 )
The true story of a Fundamentalist Mormon leader who spent more than a year on the FBI's "10 Most Wanted List" for unlawful flight on charges related to his alleged arrangement of illegal marriages involving underage girls.
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Movie: Farinelli ( 1994 )
Farinelli is the artistic name of Carlo Broschi, a young singer in Handel's time. He was castrated in his childhood in order to preserve his voice. During his life he becomes a very famous opera singer, managed by his mediocre brother (Riccardo).
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Movie: Backbeat ( 1994 )
A dramatization of the Hamburg, Germany phase of The Beatles' early history.
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Movie: Ernesto ( 2017 )
The first film in forty years to be co-produced by Cuba and Japan, it recounts the story of Freddy Maymura Hurtado who was a Bolivian man of Japanese descent. He joined the freedom fighters lead by Che Guevara in 1966 and was martyred at the age of twenty five. Aiming to rid his world of injustice and the gap between the rich and powerful and the rest of us the inspiring film reminds the viewer of the need for living with a purpose. Ernesto means 'serious,' but was also Che Guevara's first name.
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Movie: The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair ( 2002 )
This movie attempts to reconstruct the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through the story of its president Roberto Calvi, notoriously found dead under the Blackfriars Bridge in London in June 1982.
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TV Show: Leonardo ( 2021 )
Leonardo Da Vinci is a twenty-year-old illegitimate son of a notary and a painter, who works in Florence in the workshop of Andrea Del Verrocchio. Always curious about science and nature, the artist expresses in all his works the complex and enigmatic personality that leads him, over the years, to create the masterpieces we all know but also to experience great inner conflicts.
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Movie: Imaginary Crimes ( 1994 )
A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own, and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
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Movie: Woman in Gold ( 2015 )
Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.
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Movie: The Zookeeper's Wife ( 2017 )
The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.
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Movie: Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman ( 2006 )
The life and times of Albert Pierrepoint - Britain's most prolific hangman.
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Movie: The Imitation Game ( 2014 )
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians while attempting to come to terms with his troubled private life.
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TV Show: Grant ( 2020 )
Grant tells the remarkable and quintessentially American story of a humble man who overcomes incredible obstacles, rises to the highest ranks of power and saves the nation not once, but twice. With a seamless blend of dramatic scenes, expert commentary and beautifully enhanced archival imagery, this series uncovers the true legacy of the unlikely hero who led the nation during its greatest tests: The Civil War and then Reconstruction - the herculean task of reconciling the North and the South. During this time, Grant acted as a pillar of strength when our country suffered its greatest-ever loss of American life. One of the most courageous and unexpected initiatives of Grant's presidency was protecting the right to vote for the four million formerly enslaved people freed at the end of the war in the face of violent and widespread resistance. Grant features on-camera interviews with top experts in the field including Ron Chernow, retired United States Army General and former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director David Petraeus, acclaimed author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates and professor of English at West Point Elizabeth Samet to name a few.
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TV Show: Kingpin ( 2018 )
The journeys of some of the most well-known names in the world of crime, and a look at how they began as unknown thugs and transformed into globally notorious kings of crime.There is one thing every crime syndicate has in common: a boss. A don. A Kingpin. Structure and hierarchy are the foundations of organized crime. But no regime lasts forever. And behind every Kingpin, there is a legion of ruthless lieutenants, soldiers and rivals dying to take his place. In each episode of Kingpin, the producers of the Seven-Five plunge viewers into the heart of a different organized crime group just as a brutal war of succession is about to break out. The series kicks off with four two-hour events, each revealing the meteoric rise of one of the most famous Kingpins in crime history. In gripping, bloody detail, we'll watch as each begins as an unknown, low-level thug, only to transform themselves into a world-famous king of crime.
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TV Show: Houdini ( 2014 )
The event miniseries follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as America's first bonafide world-renowned superstar. From humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold-out concert halls, Eastern European immigrant Erich Weiss rose to become a household name across the globe - Houdini. Academy Award(R) winner Adrien Brody stars as The Great Harry Houdini as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists, and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Arthur Conan Doyle and Rasputin. A thrilling ride throughout Harry's psyche, Houdini delves deep behind the curtain into his life through his stunts, his visions, and his mastery of illusion.
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Movie: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story ( 2018 )
The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.
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Movie: Valentino ( 1977 )
In 1926, the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female movie-goers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide - that actor was Rudolph Valentino. Ball-room dancer Valentino manipulated his good looks and bestial grace into a Hollywood career. His smoldering love-making, tinged with a touch of masterful cruelty, expressed a sexuality which was at once both shocking and sensual.
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TV Show: Genius ( 2017 )
Genius dramatizes the fascinating stories of the world's most brilliant innovators, exploring their extraordinary achievements along with their volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships.
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Movie: The Invisible Woman ( 2014 )
At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.
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Movie: Aimee & Jaguar ( 1999 )
In 1943 Berlin, a Nazi officer's wife meets and starts a passionate affair with a Jewish woman.
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Movie: Nora ( 2000 )
In 1904, in Dublin, James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle, a hotel maid recently come from Galway. She enchants him with her frank, direct and uninhibited manner, and before long, he's convinced her to come with him to Trieste, where he has a job with Berlitz. Over time, Nora pulls him through phobias, tolerates his drinking, takes in his brother Stan, and bests Joyce at 'the writin' game' to bring him back to Italy from Dublin where he's gone to open a cinema. But his sexual jealousy threatens the relationship and sends her back to Galway with the children. Is there any way to tame Jim's green-eyed monster? And, will the lad ever get his stories published?
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Movie: Miles Ahead ( 2016 )
An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.
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Movie: Infinity ( 1996 )
Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
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Movie: Young Man with a Horn ( 1950 )
A young trumpet player is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress.
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Movie: Anne of the Thousand Days ( 1969 )
Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Catharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
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Movie: Warm Springs ( 2005 )
The stirring true story of Franklin D. Roosevelt's battle with polio in 1921.
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Movie: Ayla: The Daughter of War ( 2017 )
Sergeant Süleyman finds a little girl on a battlefield during the Korean War. He takes her and names her Ayla. Fifteen months later, Süleyman's brigade is told they will be returning to Turkey, and he is reluctant to leave her behind.
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Movie: Everyman's War ( 2009 )
The true story of Don Smith's heroic experience at the Battle of the Bulge while with the 94th Infantry.
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Movie: Warrior Princess ( 2013 )
A monk renounces his role to become King after his brother is killed. His new Queen is forced to choose sides between her husband and her father from a rival land, which eventually leads to an all out war for sovereignty.
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Movie: Alexander the Great ( 1956 )
An epic movie that follows the life of Alexander the Great, the Macedonian King that conquered all of the ancient Greek tribes and led the Macedonian Army against the vast Persian Empire. Alexander conquered most of the then known world and created a Greek empire that spanned all the way from the Balkans to India.
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Movie: El Presidente ( 2012 )
The life story of the first Philippine President. The story of the man who led the Filipino people to victory against its Spanish conquerors.
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Movie: Joe and Max ( 2002 )
True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.
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Movie: Caesar and Cleopatra ( 1946 )
At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra (Vivien Leigh) meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar (Claude Rains), who teaches her how to rule Egypt.
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Movie: Brando ( 2008 )
The life and legacy of Marlon Brando and how he changed acting.
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Movie: Winston Churchill: A Giant in the Century ( 2015 )
through different audio and visual files, this documentary reconstructs a new and unfamiliar look about public and private life of one of the most important men of state in Europe: winston churchill
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Movie: Madame Claude ( 2021 )
Paris, in the late 1960s. Madame Claude is at the head of a flourishing business dedicated to prostitution that gives her power over both the French political and criminal worlds. But the end of her empire is closer than she thinks.
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Movie: A Dangerous Method ( 2011 )
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.
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Movie: Mank ( 2020 )
1940. Film studio RKO hires 24-year-old wunderkind Orson Welles under a contract that gives him full creative control of his movies. For his first film, he calls in washed-up alcoholic Herman J Mankiewicz to write the screenplay. That film is "Citizen Kane," and this is the story of how it was written.
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Movie: Quills ( 2000 )
In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.
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Movie: The Lover ( 1992 )
It is French Colonial Vietnam in 1929. A young French girl from a family that is having some monetary difficulties is returning to boarding school. She is alone on public transportation when she catches the eye of a wealthy Chinese businessman. He offers her a ride into town in the back of his chauffeured sedan, and sparks fly. Can the torrid affair that ensues between them overcome the class restrictions and social mores of that time? Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras.
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Movie: A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia ( 1992 )
Lawrence and Feisal go to argue for Arab independence at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.
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Movie: Hunger ( 2008 )
Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.
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Movie: Cass ( 2008 )
An orphaned Jamaican baby is adopted by an elderly white couple and brought up in an all white area of London and becomes one of the most feared and respected men in Britain. Based on a true story.
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Movie: The Hurricane ( 2000 )
The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
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Movie: Topsy-Turvy ( 1999 )
Set in the 1880s, the story of how, during a creative dry spell, the partnership of the legendary musical/theatrical writers Gilbert and Sullivan almost dissolves, before they turn it all around and write the Mikado.
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Movie: Grey Owl ( 1999 )
The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American.
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Movie: Introducing Dorothy Dandridge ( 1999 )
This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies, including becoming the first black actress to win a Best Actress Nomination in 1954 for "Carmen Jones", to her final demise to prescription drugs, which was debated whether it was suicide or accidental. Brent Spiner plays her faithful manager who stood beside her through all of the roller coaster of her career. The film also examines her love affair with director Otto Preminger, which is shown to have probably initially helped her career, but later probably led her to some wrong decisions. The film also examines 50's racism as the black star is not permitted to use white bathrooms or the Vegas pool. In the first situation, she was given a bathroom cup to pee in. In the second situation, the hotel drained the pool and scrubbed it after she dared put her foot in the water.
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Movie: The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash ( 2019 )
Johnny Cash stands among the giants of 20th century American life, but his story remains tangled in mystery and myth. This documentary brings Cash the man out from behind the legend.
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Movie: Papillon ( 2018 )
Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.
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TV Show: Churchill ( 2021 )
Series exploring the life of one of Britain's most iconic Prime Ministers, Winston Churchill.
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Movie: A Woman Called Golda ( 1982 )
The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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Movie: Camp 14: Total Control Zone ( 2012 )
Shin Dong-Huyk was born on November 19, 1983 as a political prisoner in a North Korean re-education camp. He was a child of two prisoners who had been married by order of the wardens. He spent his entire childhood and youth in Camp 14, in fact a death camp. He was forced to labor since he was six years old and suffered from hunger, beatings and torture, always at the mercy of the wardens. He knew nothing about the world outside the barbed-wire fences. At the age of 23, with the help of an older prisoner, he managed to escape. For months he traveled through North Korea and China and finally to South Korea, where he encountered a world completely strange to him.
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Movie: Good Vibrations ( 2013 )
A chronicle of Terri Hooley's life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk-rock scene.