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The Basketball Diaries 1995

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad, Jim's life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia, a coach ("Swifty") who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhealthy appetite for heroin -- all of these begin to encroach on young Jim's dream of becoming a basketball star. Soon, the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother's mounting concern for her son. He can't go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals, robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie, an older neighborhood friend with whom Jim "picked up a game" now and then, is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio,Lorraine Bracco,Marilyn Sokol,James Madio,Patrick McGaw,Mark Wahlberg,Roy Cooper,Vincent Pastore,Bruno Kirby,Jimmy Papiris,Nick Gaetani,Alexander Chaplin,Ben Jorgensen,Josh Mostel,Juliette Lewis

7.3 IMDB Rating 10,731 Views
The Express 2008

This biopic focuses on the relationship of Ernie Davis (1939-1963), a gifted African-American athlete, and his coach from 1958 to 1962 at Syracuse University, Ben Schwartzwalder (1909-1993). Schwartzwalder recruits Davis with the help of All-American running back, Jim Brown. The civil rights movement is gaining steam; Davis experiences prejudice on campus, in town, and on the field, sometimes from teammates. How he handles it and how he challenges Schwartzwalder to stand up for his players provide a counterpoint to several great seasons that lead first to a national championship and then to the Heismann Trophy.

Category: Biography, Drama, Sport

Stars: Rob Brown,Dennis Quaid,Darrin Dewitt Henson,Omar Benson Miller,Nelsan Ellis,Charles S. Dutton,Justin Martin,Justin Jones,Nicole Beharie,Aunjanue Ellis,Elizabeth Shivers,Clancy Brown,Danny McCarthy,Regina Hoyles,Chelcie Ross

7.3 IMDB Rating 3,814 Views
The Great Debaters 2007

Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the last city to surrender after the Civil War," is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work as a union organizer, Professor Melvin Tolson coaches the debate team to a nearly-undefeated season that sees the first debate between U.S. students from white and Negro colleges and ends with an invitation to face Harvard University's national champions. The team of four, which includes a female student and a very young James Farmer, is tested in a crucible heated by Jim Crow, sexism, a lynch mob, an arrest and near riot, a love affair, jealousy, and a national radio audience.

Category: Biography, Drama

Stars: Denzel Washington,Nate Parker,Jurnee Smollett-Bell,Denzel Whitaker,Jermaine Williams,Forest Whitaker,Gina Ravera,John Heard,Kimberly Elise,Devyn A. Tyler,Trenton McClain Boyd,Ritchie Montgomery,Jackson Walker,Tim Parati,Robert X. Golphin

7.6 IMDB Rating 3,466 Views
Spies & Glistrup 2013

Based on true events, two notorious and provocative figures of modern Danish history, Spies and Glistrup, provide a radical view on liberty through money, sex and drugs.

Category: Biography, Drama

Stars: Pilou Asbæk,Nicolas Bro,Jesper Christensen,Jacob Højlev Jørgensen,Kasper Leisner,Trine Pallesen,Fie Aarestrup,Anna Agerbak,Ditte Arnth,Linda Avanu,Ferdinand Glad Bach,Emilie Victoria Heimann Bertram,Morten Bjørn,Niels Juhl Boesen,Kristian Boland

6.8 IMDB Rating 1,936 Views
Capote 2005

Famed writer Truman Capote, southern born and bred but now part of the New York City social circle, is growing weary of his current assignment of writing autobiographical type pieces for the New Yorker. After reading a newspaper article about the just occurred November 14, 1959 cold blooded murders of the Clutter family in their rural Kansas home, Truman feels compelled to write about that event as his next article. So he and his personal assistant Nelle Harper Lee, also a southern born New Yorker and an aspiring writer of her own, head to Kansas to research the story first-hand. Truman hopes to use his celebrity status to gain access to whomever he needs, such as to Laura Kinney, a friend of the Clutter daughter she who discovered the bodies, and to Alvin Dewey, the lead police investigator and also a Clutter family friend. If his celebrity doesn't work, Truman will grease the wheels by whatever means necessary. When the police eventually charge suspects, two young men named Dick Hickcock and Perry Smith, Truman uses those same tactics to gain access to them. Truman's fascination with the story makes him believe that he can revolutionize writing by expanding the germ of the article into what he calls a non-fiction novel. His personal involvement also changes as he grows emotionally attached to Perry, the seemingly sensitive and thus probable submissive in the criminal pairing, thus Truman becoming part of the story itself. Article or non-fiction novel, Truman knows that he has to take it to its natural conclusion, something which he cannot force. But also missing are the details of the November 14, 1959 event itself, something that neither Dick or Perry have divulged even in testimony.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

Stars: Allie Mickelson,Kelci Stephenson,Philip Seymour Hoffman,Craig Archibald,Bronwen Coleman,Kate Shindle,David Wilson Barnes,Michael J. Burg,Catherine Keener,Kwesi Ameyaw,Andrew Farago,Ken Krotowich,Chris Cooper,R.D. Reid,Rob McLaughlin

7.4 IMDB Rating 2,385 Views
Bibeln – Josef 1995

The story begins in Egypt, in the marketplace of Avaris where Joseph is sold as a slave to Potiphar, the Pharaoh's Chief Steward. Joseph, the favored son of the patriarch Jacob, was given into captivity by his own envious brothers. A tireless and highly productive worker, Joseph wins his master's trust and is named steward of Potiphar's household. However, Joseph also unwittingly arouses the lust of Potiphar's wife. Luring him into her room one day, she orders Joseph to give her pleasure. But Joseph prefers punishment, even death, to betraying his master. As he flees from the room, the desperate woman tears off Joseph's garment and brandishes it as proof of her violation. As Potiphar questions him, Joseph begins to narrate the story of his past, a tale of suffering and hardship. We flash back to the time when Jacob and his family settled near the town of Schechem. It is a brief and unhappy stay, for when Jacob's daughter Dinah is ravished by the young prince of Schechem, Jacob's sons decide to exact revenge with a bloodbath - despite an agreement reached between Jacob and the Schechemites. As Jacob and his family flee, Rachel, Jacob's beloved wife, dies while giving birth to Benjamin. A few years elapse, and Jacob's older sons become increasingly resentful of their father's preference for Joseph. When Joseph turns seventeen, his father has a wonderful colored coat made for him, which further excites the jealousy of the brothers. When Joseph is sent to a distant pasture one day to look after his brothers, they seize him, tear off his coat, throw him into a dry well and, the following day, sell him as a slave to traders on their way to Egypt. This is how he enters the service of Potiphar. Despite his doubts about his wife's version of the "rape", Potiphar has Joseph jailed to vindicate his wife publicly. In prison, Joseph is assigned to attend two high court officials who are suspected of having stolen a bracelet from the Pharaoh. Tormented by dreams, the men ask Joseph for help. Joseph tells the cup-bearer that he will be reinstated, and the chief-baker that he will hang. Two years later, the cup-bearer remembers Joseph when the Pharaoh is unable to obtain from his priests a rational interpretation of two anguishing dreams. Joseph is summoned and predicts that after seven years of plentiful harvest, Egypt will suffer seven years of famine. Convinced, the Pharaoh appoints Joseph as his chancellor and gives him a beautiful Egyptian woman as his wife. Joseph immediately begins to put aside a fifth of the country's harvest. After seven years a murderous famine strikes, driving people from nations near and far to come to Egypt to buy grain. Among the famished, Joseph recognizes his brothers. Testing them to see if they have changed, Joseph is satisfied and reveals his identity. Finally reunited with his beloved brother Benjamin and his father Jacob, Joseph reconciles with his family, and the Pharaoh invites them to settle in Egypt as overseers of his livestock.

Category: Adventure, Biography, Drama

Stars: Ben Kingsley,Paul Mercurio,Martin Landau,Lesley Ann Warren,Alice Krige,Dominique Sanda,Warren Clarke,Monica Bellucci,Stefano Dionisi,Valeria Cavalli,Kelly Miller,Gloria Carlin,Michael Angelis,Vincenzo Nicoli,Colin Bruce

7.7 IMDB Rating 2,560 Views
Les saveurs du Palais 2012

Hortense Laborie is a celebrated chef living in the Perigord region. To her great surprise, the President of the Republic appoints her as his personal cook. She accepts reluctantly but once she has accepted her nomination, Hortense works her heart and soul to produce both a stylish and authentic cuisine. For a while, she manages to impose herself thanks to her sturdy character and despite the jealousies she arouses among the other chefs. For a while only, unfortunately for her and for... the President.

Category: Biography, Comedy

Stars: Catherine Frot,Arthur Dupont,Jean d'Ormesson,Hippolyte Girardot,Jean-Marc Roulot,Philippe Uchan,Laurent Poitrenaux,Hervé Pierre,Brice Fournier,Roch Leibovici,Thomas Chabrol,Arly Jover,Joe Sheridan,Louis-Emmanuel Blanc,David Houri

6.3 IMDB Rating 1,528 Views
Tupac: Resurrection 2003

Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time.

Category: Biography, Documentary, Music

Stars: Tupac Shakur,Rappin' 4-Tay,Conrad Bain,Bill Bellamy,William J. Bennett,Todd Bridges,Pat Buchanan,James Cagney,Connie Chung,Eldridge Cleaver,Kathleen Cleaver,Gary Coleman,Sean Combs,Chris Connelly,Anthony 'Treach' Criss

8.0 IMDB Rating 3,871 Views
October Sky 1999

In a 1950's mining town called Coalwood, Homer Hickam is a kid with only one future in sight, to work in the local coal mine like his father. However in October 1957, everything changes when the first artificial satellite, Sputnik goes into orbit. With that event, Homer becomes inspired to learn how to build rockets. With his friends and the local nerd, Homer sets to do just that by trial and a lot of error. Unfortunately, most of the town and especially Homer's father thinks that they are wasting their time. Only one teacher in the high school understands their efforts and lets them know that they could become contenders in the national science fair with college scholarships being the prize. Now the gang must learn to perfect their craft and overcome the many problems facing them as they shoot for the stars.

Category: Biography, Drama, Family

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal,Chris Cooper,Laura Dern,Chris Owen,William Lee Scott,Chad Lindberg,Natalie Canerday,Scott Miles,Randy Stripling,Chris Ellis,Elya Baskin,Courtney Cole-Fendley,David Dwyer,Terry Loughlin,Kaili Hollister

7.8 IMDB Rating 3,088 Views
Phil Spector 2013

Record producer Phil Spector hires Bruce Cutler to defend him when he's accused of murder. Cutler persuades Linda Kenney Baden to advise him. While the prosecution's story is contradicted by facts in the case, there is convincing circumstantial evidence against Spector, not the least of which is his appearance. As Baden gradually takes over the defense, even as she is ill with pneumonia, she must find a way to introduce ballistic evidence in a dramatic enough fashion to plant doubt in the jury's mind. Calling Specter to testify may be the only way to stage the evidence. She coaches him and rehearses him: can he (and she) pull it off?

Category: Biography, Drama

Stars: Al Pacino,Helen Mirren,Jeffrey Tambor,Chiwetel Ejiofor,Rebecca Pidgeon,John Pirruccello,James Tolkan,David Aaron Baker,Matt Malloy,Jack Wallace,Dominic Hoffman,Philip Martin,Grim Reaper Q.,Vernon Campbell,Adalgiza Chermont

6.3 IMDB Rating 2,000 Views
Sel8nne 2013

Translation of what's said in the trailer... Unlimited skating speed. Unbelievable scoring skill. Can he even do something else besides skate fast...

Category: Biography, Documentary, Sport

Stars: Teemu Selänne,Don Baizley,Bruce Boudreau,Brian Burke,Valtteri Filppula,Neka Haapanen,Hjallis Harkimo,Phil Housley,Kari Juurikka,Paul Kariya,Mikko Koivu,Kalervo Kummola,Jari Kurri,David McNab,Frank Moberg

7.5 IMDB Rating 2,593 Views
Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick 2008

Sweden, early 1900s - an era of social change and unrest, war and poverty. A young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The camera grants her the eyes to view the world, and empowers her over several decades to raise and nurture her family of six children and an alcoholic, womanizing and sometimes violent, although ultimately loving, husband.

Category: Biography, Drama

Stars: Maria Heiskanen,Mikael Persbrandt,Jesper Christensen,Callin Öhrvall,Nellie Almgren,Birte Heribertsson,Ghita Nørby,Amanda Ooms,Emil Jensen,Claire Wikholm,Ann Petrén,Antti Reini,Annika Lundgren,Maria Lundqvist,Hans Henrik Clemensen

7.5 IMDB Rating 2,270 Views
Hyde Park on Hudson 2012

In 1930s Hudson Valley, Margaret "Daisy" Suckley is reacquainted with her distant cousin, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to help him relax at his family estate. That aid soon develops into much more as they become lovers. That puts Daisy in a unique position as Roosevelt receives the King and Queen of Britain in 1939 for a visit. As the Royal couple copes with the President's oddly plebeian arrangements, Daisy learns that there is far more to Roosevelt's life than she realized. With the world about to be set ablaze by war, friendships are struck and perspectives are gained on that special weekend that would make all the difference with a great, but very human, president.

Category: Biography, Comedy, Drama

Stars: Bill Murray,Laura Linney,Samuel West,Olivia Colman,Elizabeth Marvel,Olivia Williams,Elizabeth Wilson,Martin McDougall,Andrew Havill,Eleanor Bron,Nancy Baldwin,Tim Beckmann,Guy Paul,Eben Young,Samantha Dakin

5.8 IMDB Rating 1,928 Views
Public Enemy No. 1 – Part 2 2008

The story of Jacques Mesrine, France's public enemy No. 1 during the 1970s. After nearly two decades of legendary criminal feats - from multiple bank robberies and to prison breaks.

Category: Action, Biography, Crime

Stars: Vincent Cassel,Ludivine Sagnier,Mathieu Amalric,Samuel Le Bihan,Gérard Lanvin,Olivier Gourmet,Georges Wilson,Michel Duchaussoy,Anne Consigny,Laure Marsac,Alain Fromager,Alain Doutey,Arsène Mosca,Christophe Vandevelde,Luc Thuillier

7.5 IMDB Rating 2,863 Views
Public Enemy No. 1 – Part 1 2008

Mesrine: Killer Instinct -- the first of two parts -- charts the outlaw odyssey of Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), the legendary French gangster of the 1960s and 1970s who came to be known as French Public Enemy No. 1 and The Man of a Thousand Faces. Infamous for his bravado and outrageously daring prison escapes, Mesrine carried out numerous robberies, kidnappings and murders in a criminal career that spanned continents until he was shot dead in 1979 by France's notorious anti-gang unit. Thirty years after his death, his infamy lives on. Mesrine was helped along the way by beautiful and equally reckless Jeanne Schneider (Cécile de France), a Bonnie to match his Clyde. Mesrine made up his own epic, between romanticism and cruelty, flamboyance and tragedy.

Category: Action, Biography, Crime

Stars: Vincent Cassel,Cécile De France,Gérard Depardieu,Gilles Lellouche,Roy Dupuis,Elena Anaya,Florence Thomassin,Michel Duchaussoy,Myriam Boyer,Abdelhafid Metalsi,Gilbert Sicotte,Deano Clavet,Ludivine Sagnier,Mustapha Abourachid,Sofiane Benrazzak

7.6 IMDB Rating 3,255 Views
Beyond the Law 1993

Dan Saxon (Charlie Sheen) is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, Blood (Michael Madsen), he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far 'beyond the law' will Saxon go?

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

Stars: Charlie Sheen,Linda Fiorentino,Michael Madsen,Courtney B. Vance,Leon Rippy,Dennis Burkley,Lyndsay Riddell,Rino Thunder,Rip Torn,James Oscar Lee,Ed Adams,Hollie Chamberlain,Richard Madsen,Larry Ferguson,Ted Parks

6.4 IMDB Rating 2,883 Views
The Butler (I) 2013

Cecil Gaines was a sharecropper's son who grew up in the 1920s as a domestic servant for the white family who casually destroyed his. Eventually striking out on his own, Cecil becomes a hotel valet of such efficiency and discreteness in the 1950s that he becomes a butler in the White House itself. There, Cecil would serve numerous US Presidents over the decades as a passive witness of history with the American Civil Rights Movement gaining momentum even as his family has troubles of its own. As his wife, Gloria, struggles with her addictions and his defiant eldest son, Louis, strives for a just world, Cecil must decide whether he should take action in his own way.

Category: Biography, Drama

Stars: Forest Whitaker,David Banner,Michael Rainey Jr.,LaJessie Smith,Mariah Carey,Alex Pettyfer,Vanessa Redgrave,Aml Ameen,Clarence Williams III,John P. Fertitta,Jim Gleason,Oprah Winfrey,Isaac White,David Oyelowo,Joe Chrest

6.9 IMDB Rating 3,892 Views
Henry: en massmördare 1986

Loosely based on serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, the film follows Henry and his roommate Otis who Henry introduces to murdering randomly selected people. The killing spree depicted in the film starts after Otis' sister Becky comes to stay with them. The people they kill are strangers and in one particularly gruesome attack, kill all three members of a family during a home invasion. Henry lacks compassion in everything he does and isn't the kind to leave behind witnesses - of any kind.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

Stars: Mary Demas,Michael Rooker,Anne Bartoletti,Elizabeth Kaden,Ted Kaden,Denise Sullivan,Anita Ores,Megan Ores,Cheri Jones,Monica Anne O'Malley,Bruce Quist,Erzsebet Sziky,Tracy Arnold,Tom Towles,David Katz

7.0 IMDB Rating 2,273 Views
Lovelace 2013

The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

Category: Biography, Drama

Stars: Amanda Seyfried,Peter Sarsgaard,Sharon Stone,Robert Patrick,Juno Temple,Chris Noth,Bobby Cannavale,Hank Azaria,Adam Brody,Chloë Sevigny,James Franco,Debi Mazar,Wes Bentley,Eric Roberts,Ron Pritchard

6.0 IMDB Rating 3,815 Views
Killing Lincoln 2013

Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Tom Hanks,Regen Wilson,Billy Campbell,Jesse Johnson,Geraldine Hughes,Graham Beckel,Shawn Pyfrom,Greg Cooper,Andrew Collie,Jeremy Ambler,Joe Inscoe,Benjamin Perkinson,Logan Bennett,Geoffrey Culbertson,Leiv Clegg

6.7 IMDB Rating 2,045 Views