Biography Movies
I AM PATRICK

I AM PATRICK

I AM PATRICK
IMDb: 8.1
125

I AM PATRICK peels back centuries of legend and myth to tell the true story of Saint Patrick. Through historical re-enactments, expert interviews and Patrick’s own writings, experience the journey…

Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story

Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story

Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story
IMDb: 7.3
93

Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story chronicles the life and times of the legendary filmmaker who, through his annual ski films and national tours which began in the early 1950’s,…

A Call to Spy

A Call to Spy

A Call to Spy
IMDb: 3.7
124

The story of Vera Atkins, a crafty spy recruiter, and two of the first women she selects for Churchill’s “secret army”: Virginia Hall, a daring American undaunted by a disability…

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
IMDb: 9.1
83

He knows our natural world like no other, and there’s never been a more urgent time to hear his story and vision for our future.

Streltsov

Streltsov

Streltsov
IMDb: 7.1
101

By the age of twenty, Eduard Streltsov has everything one can dream of: talent, fame and love. He is the rising star of Soviet football. The whole country, with bated…

The Glorias

The Glorias

The Glorias
IMDb: 8.1
147

An equal rights crusader, journalist and activist: Gloria Steinem embodies these and more. From her role in the revolutionary women’s rights movement to her travels throughout the U.S. and around…

A Metamorfose dos Pássaros

A Metamorfose dos Pássaros

A Metamorfose dos Pássaros
IMDb: 8.2
101

Beatriz married Henrique on the day of her 21st birthday. Henrique, a naval officer, would spend long periods at sea. Ashore, Beatriz, who learned everything from the verticality of plants,…

Robin’s Wish

Robin’s Wish

Robin’s Wish
IMDb: 5.6
N/A

The final word in the story of what really happened to Robin Williams at the end of his life, focusing on his fight against a deadly neurodegenerative disorder known as…

I Am Woman

I Am Woman

I Am Woman
IMDb: 6.9
116

The story of Helen Reddy, who, in 1966, landed in New York with her three-year-old daughter, a suitcase, and $230 in her pocket. Within weeks, she was broke. Within months,…

The Silent Natural

The Silent Natural

The Silent Natural
IMDb: 8.5
140

William Hoy was one of the first Deaf Major League Baseball players in the 1800’s. Being deaf, he introduced hand signals for strike and ball to the game and overcame…

Ice Cream in the Cupboard

Ice Cream in the Cupboard

Ice Cream in the Cupboard
IMDb: 4.3
93

After being physically attacked by his loving wife Carmen, a series of unsettling incidents lead her husband Pat to question just what is happening to her. It’s only when Carmen…

Most Wanted

Most Wanted

Most Wanted
IMDb: 6.6
N/A

Ex heroin junkie, Daniel Léger, gets involved in a drug deal with the wrong people for the wrong reasons. When the deal goes sour, Daniel gets thrown into a Thai…

American Fighter

American Fighter

American Fighter
IMDb: 5.4
98

A desperate teenager is forced into the dangerous world of underground fighting to win enough money to save his ailing mother. He finds out what he’s made of in the…

Genre: Action, Biography
Cunningham

Cunningham

Cunningham
IMDb: 6.7
93

The iconic Merce Cunningham and the last generation of his dance company is profiled in Alla Kovgan’s 3D documentary, through recreations of his landmark works and archival footage of Cunningham,…

Jack Jonah

Jack Jonah

Jack Jonah
IMDb: 2.7
82

Based on a true story, this film by JCFilms follows the path of the Jonah Family in remembrance of the loss of their son, Jack, to a heroin overdose. The…

Genre: Biography, Family
Hamilton

Hamilton

Hamilton
IMDb: 8.4
160

Presenting the tale of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, this filmed version of the original Broadway smash hit is the story of America then, told by America now.

Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story

Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story

Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story
IMDb: 7.1
80

Introducing his never before seen ‘leaping one-hander’ to the masses on a national level, Kenny Sailors quickly grew to be a fan favorite while leading his Wyoming Cowboys to the…

There Are No Fakes

There Are No Fakes

There Are No Fakes
IMDb: 6.1
113

Norval Morrisseau was the first Indigenous Canadian artist to be taken seriously in the art world. By the turn of this century his work commanded tens of thousands of dollars….

Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash

Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash

Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash
IMDb: 7.9
92

The movie centers on drummer Artimus Pyle’s experience as a band member in Lynyrd Skynyrd and the tragically fateful day the plane they rented that crashed in the late evening…

Genre: Biography, Drama
Shirley

Shirley

Shirley
IMDb: 7.1
107

A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things
IMDb: 7.3
89

Ella Fitzgerald was a 15-year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she was a star. Over the next…

Mystify: Michael Hutchence

Mystify: Michael Hutchence

Mystify: Michael Hutchence
IMDb: 8.5
102

Michael Hutchence was flying high as the lead singer of the legendary rock band INXS until his untimely death in 1997. Richard Lowenstein’s documentary examines Hutchence’s deeply felt life through…

A Child of the King

A Child of the King

A Child of the King
IMDb: 2.2
89

An American doctor establishes an orphanage in Ecuador to help the starving and homeless children of the Amazon rain-forest.

Genre: Biography, Drama
Capone

Capone

Capone
IMDb: 5.1
103

The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia and comes to be haunted by his violent past.

Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy

Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy

Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy
IMDb: 7.7
76

The comedy pioneer behind the Goon Show, Dr Strangelove and the Pink Panther series is explored in depth in this film, surveying his meteoric rise to fame and troubled personal…

Radioactive

Radioactive

Radioactive
IMDb: 6.4
109

Tells the story of Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie and her extraordinary scientific discoveries — through the prism of her marriage to husband Pierre — and the seismic and transformative…

Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev
IMDb: 8.2
183

An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually…

Circus of Books

Circus of Books

Circus of Books
IMDb: 8.1
92

In 1976, Karen and Barry Mason had fallen on hard times and were looking for a way to support their young family when they answered an ad in the Los…

Copying Beethoven

Copying Beethoven

Copying Beethoven
IMDb: 7.5
104

A fictionalised exploration of Beethoven’s life in his final days working on his Ninth Symphony. It is 1824. Beethoven is racing to finish his new symphony. However, it has been…

Genre: Biography, Drama
The Sea Inside

The Sea Inside

The Sea Inside
IMDb: 7.4
125

The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships…

Genre: Biography, Drama
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
IMDb: 7.3
116

A visionary, innovator, and originator who defied categorization and embodied the word cool—a foray into the life and career of musical and cultural icon Miles Davis.

Bright Star

Bright Star

Bright Star
IMDb: 6.8
119

In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading…

The 20th Century

The 20th Century

The 20th Century
IMDb: 6.4
90

Determined to become the leader of the Dominion of Canada, a young W.L. Mackenzie King rises to power.

The Whalebone Box

The Whalebone Box

The Whalebone Box
IMDb: 6.6
84

From London to the far reaches of Scotland, the journey in the form of a quest for a whalebone box, related to its place of origin.

Genre: Biography, Drama
Elephant

Elephant

Elephant
IMDb: 8.1
86

Disneynature’s Elephant follows African elephant Shani and her spirited son Jomo as their herd make an epic journey hundreds of miles across the vast Kalahari Desert. Led by their great…

My Name Is Sara

My Name Is Sara

My Name Is Sara
IMDb: 2.1
111

The true life-story of Sara Góralnik, a 13 year-old Polish Jew whose entire family was killed by Nazis in September of 1942. After a grueling escape to the Ukrainian countryside,…

Resistance

Resistance

Resistance
IMDb: 7.5
120

The story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.

Battle of Little Bighorn

Battle of Little Bighorn

Battle of Little Bighorn
IMDb: 5.5
51

A comprehensive look at the events leading up to the Battle of the Little Bighorn as well as the myths and legends it spawned, and its impact on history.

Adults in the Room

Adults in the Room

Adults in the Room
IMDb: 6.5
124

A universal theme: a story of people trapped in an inhuman network of power. The brutal circle of the Eurogroup meetings, who impose on Greece the dictatorship of austerity, where…

Genre: Biography, Drama
Olen suomalainen

Olen suomalainen

Olen suomalainen
IMDb: 5.9
112

The story of Kari Tapio, who sang his way into the hearts of the Finns in the 70’s and who’s popularity lasted until his death in 2010.