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Blow 2001

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

Stars: Johnny Depp,Penélope Cruz,Franka Potente,Rachel Griffiths

7.6 IMDB Rating 8,618 Views
Entity, okänt väsen 1982

Carla Moran awakens one night to find herself being beaten and raped by an unseen presence. Terrified of what's happening to her, and shunned by friends and family who think she's lost her mind, she seeks help from parapsychologists. The researchers soon discover that evil spiritual force has been drawn to Carla and is responsible for the violent attacks. The question now, however, is how do they stop it? Based on a supposedly true story.

Category: Biography, Drama

Stars: Barbara Hershey,Ron Silver,David Labiosa,George Coe

6.6 IMDB Rating 2,143 Views
An American Crime 2007

Based on a true story that shocked the nation in 1965, the film recounts one of the most shocking crimes ever committed against a single victim. Sylvia and Jennie Fae Likens, the two daughters of traveling carnival workers are left for an extended stay at the Indianapolis home of single mother Gertrude Baniszewski and her six children. Times are tough, and Gertrude's financial needs cause her to make this arrangement before realizing how the burden will push her unstable nature to a breaking point. What transpires in the next three months is both riveting and horrific.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

Stars: Ellen Page,Hayley McFarland,Nick Searcy,Romy Rosemont

7.4 IMDB Rating 5,802 Views
The Wizard of Lies 2017

The fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme robbed $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in U.S. history.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

7 IMDB Rating 3,984 Views
Suffragette 2015

A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Anne-Marie Duff,Grace Stottor,Geoff Bell,Carey Mulligan

6.9 IMDB Rating 4,030 Views
Wild 2014

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthen, and ultimately heals her.

Category: Adventure, Biography, Drama

Stars: Reese Witherspoon,Laura Dern,Thomas Sadoski,Keene McRae

7.1 IMDB Rating 4,840 Views
Rise of the Footsoldier 2007

Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties. It is three decades of his life following him from football hooliganism, through to his burgeoning career as a bouncer, his involvement in the criminal aspects of the early 'rave' scene and subsequently to his rise to power as one of the most feared and respected criminals in the country.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

Stars: Ricci Harnett,Terry Stone,Craig Fairbrass,Roland Manookian

6.9 IMDB Rating 4,783 Views
Donnie Brasco 1997

This true story follows FBI agent Joe Pistone as he infiltrates the mafia of New York. Befriending Lefty Ruggiero, Pistone (under the name Donnie Brasco) is able to embed himself in a mafia faction led by Sonny Black. Ruggiero and Pistone become tight as the group goes about collecting money for 'the bosses'. Eventually, the group become big-time when Black himself becomes a boss; all the while, Pistone collects evidence. However, the trials and tribulations of the undercover work become more than Pistone can bear. His marriage falls apart, and to top it off, the mafia suspect a mole in the organization. The real dilemma is afforded to Pistone, who knows if he walks away from the mafia, Ruggiero will be the one punished.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

Stars: Al Pacino,Johnny Depp,Michael Madsen,Bruno Kirby,James Russo,Anne Heche,Zeljko Ivanek,Gerry Becker,Robert Miano,Brian Tarantina,Rocco Sisto,Zach Grenier,Walt MacPherson,Ronnie Farer,Terry Serpico

7.7 IMDB Rating 7,094 Views
Philomena 2013

When former journalist Martin Sixsmith is dismissed from the Labour Party in disgrace, he is at a loss as to what do. That changes when a young Irish woman approaches him about a story of her mother, Philomena, who had her son taken away when she was a teenage inmate of a Catholic convent. Martin arranges a magazine assignment about her search for him that eventually leads to America. Along the way, Martin and Philomena discover as much about each other as about her son's fate. Furthermore, both find their basic beliefs challenged.

Category: Biography, Drama

Stars: Judi Dench,Steve Coogan,Sophie Kennedy Clark,Mare Winningham

7.6 IMDB Rating 2,694 Views
The Young Victoria 2009

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson

7.3 IMDB Rating 4,669 Views
Conviction 2010

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

Stars: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Thomas D. Mahard, Owen Campbell

7.2 IMDB Rating 4,533 Views
Get on Up 2014

On route to the stage, singer James Brown recalls a life with a turbulent childhood where music was his only constructive release for his passions. A chance demonstration of that in prison led to a new friend who helped get him out and into a musical career. With his fire and creative daring, Brown became a star who defiantly created new possibilities in show business both on and behind the stage in face of racism and conventional thinking. Along the way, James would also become a peacemaker who redefined and raised the African-American community's feeling of self-worth when it was needed most. However, those same domineering passions would lead James Brown alienating everyone around him as his appetites became ever more self-destructive. Only after he hit rock bottom with a serious mistake does Brown realize what he needs to do make his life as the Godfather of Soul truly worthwhile.

Category: Biography, Drama, Music

Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis

6.9 IMDB Rating 3,771 Views
Shock and Awe 2018

A group of journalists covering former President George W. Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the President's claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Woody Harrelson, James Marsden, Rob Reiner

5,8 IMDB Rating 4,922 Views
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood 2016

An academic and graphic account of the rule of the famously narcissistic Roman Emperor Commodus, who inherited the Roman Empire from his father, Marcus Aurelius, at the height of its expansion in the second century AD, told over a backdrop of violence, sex, and corruption.

Category: Biography, Documentary, Drama

Stars: Aaron Irvin, Sean Bean, Aaron Jakubenko

6.9 IMDB Rating 19,795 Views
Gotti 2018

The story of crime boss John Gotti and his son.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

Stars: John Travolta, Spencer Rocco Lofranco, Kelly Preston

4,6 IMDB Rating 9,371 Views
Coco avant Chanel 2009

The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.

Category: Biography, Drama

Stars: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain

6.7 IMDB Rating 3,138 Views
The End of the Tour 2015

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'

Category: Biography, Drama

Stars: Anna Chlumsky, Joan Cusack, Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel

7.3 IMDB Rating 2,747 Views
El fotógrafo de Mauthausen 2018

Based on real events, Francesc Boix is a Spaniard inmate in the Austrian concentration camp of Mauthausen who tries to save the evidences of the horrors committed inside its walls.

Category: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Mario Casas, Macarena Gómez, Alain Hernández, Richard van Weyden

6.6 IMDB Rating 3,281 Views
A Dangerous Method 2011

Suffering from hysteria, Sabina Spielrein is hospitalized under the care of Dr. Carl Jung who has begun using Dr. Sigmund Freud's talking cure with some of his patients. Spielrain's psychological problems are deeply rooted in her childhood and violent father. She is highly intelligent however and hopes to be a doctor, eventually becoming a psychiatrist in her own right. The married Jung and Spielrein eventually become lovers. Jung and Freud develop an almost father-son relationship with Freud seeing the young Jung as his likely successor as the standard-bearer of his beliefs. A deep rift develops between them when Jung diverges from Freud's belief that while psychoanalysis can reveal the cause of psychological problems it cannot cure the patient.

Category: Biography, Drama, Romantic

Stars: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel

6.4 IMDB Rating 5,079 Views
Bunker77 2016

A chronicle of the wild and brief life of the 1970s' most controversial surf star and international playboy from Los Angeles, Bunker Spreckels.

Category: Adventure, Biography, Documentary

Stars: Tony Alva, Laird John Hamilton, Mike Judge

2,975 Views