2007 Biography Movies

I'm Not There

I'm Not There

  • 77%
  • R
  • 135 min
  • Biography

"I'm Not There" is the highly anticipated biographical film about legendary singer and songwriter Bob Dylan. The film follows six distinct characters, depicting different stages of Dylan's life, embodying a different aspect of his life story and music. It's the first biographical feature project to secure the approval of the music legend.

Control

Control

  • 87%
  • R
  • 121 min
  • Biography

CONTROL centers on Ian Curtis, the enigmatic lead singer of influential British band Joy Division. The award-winning drama marks the feature film directorial debut of acclaimed photographer and visual artist Anton Corbijn and stars Sam Riley (Ian Curtis), Academy Award nominee Samantha Morton (Deborah Curtist) and Alexandra Maria Lara (Annik Honore).

Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small town life in 1970's England. Wanting to emulate his musical heroes, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, he joins a band, and his musical ambition begins to thrive. Soon though, the everyday fears and emotions, that fuel his music, slowly begin to eat away at him. Married young, with a daughter, he is distracted from his family commitments by a new love and the growing expectations of his band, Joy Division. The strain manifests itself in his health. With epilepsy adding to his guilt and depression,

desperation takes hold. Surrendering to the weight on his shoulders, Ian's tortured soul consumes him.

Breach

Breach

  • 84%
  • PG-13
  • 110 min
  • Biography

Based on "The Eleventh Hour" by Adam Mazer and Bill Rotko and inspired by true events, "Breach" is a dramatic thriller set inside the halls of the FBI - - the gatekeeper of the nation's most sensitive and potentially volatile secrets.

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

  • 70%
  • PG
  • 117 min
  • Biography

Based on the life of British anti-slavery pioneer William Wilberforce (Gruffudd), the film follows his 18th century political career, which placed him at odds with some of the most powerful men of the time, including the king.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

  • 93%
  • PG-13
  • 112 min
  • Biography

"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" [AKA: Scaphandre et le papillon, Le] tells the story Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.

The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters

  • 78%
  • PG-13
  • 126 min
  • Biography

Washington stars and also directs the the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and inspired by a true story, "The Great Debaters" chronicles the journey of a brilliant but volatile coach (Denzel Washington) who uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small, modest black college in East Texas into an elite debate team while challenging the social mores of the time, culminating with a groundbreaking invitation to debate Harvard's championship team.

Goya's Ghosts

Goya's Ghosts

  • 30%
  • R
  • 113 min
  • Biography

Spain 1792 - the Catholic Church is at the height of its powers. The revolution has sent neighbouring France into turmoil and the Spanish church decides to restore order by bringing back the dreaded Inquisition. Spearheading this movement is the enigmatic and cunning priest Lorenzo, a man who seeks power above all.

Persepolis

Persepolis

  • 97%
  • PG-13
  • 95 min
  • Animation

Marjane Satrapi's critically acclaimed memoir, "Persepolis," comes to life in the witty and heartfelt animated feature directed by Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud.

A Mighty Heart

A Mighty Heart

  • 79%
  • R
  • 109 min
  • Biography

Based on Mariane Pearl's memoir detailing the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death. The story covers Danny's (Futterman) reasons for being in Karachi, Pakistan, the complete story of his abduction, the intense effort of his wife, Mariane Pearl (Jolie) to find him during the weeks following his disappearance and his eventual murder.

41

41

    • NONE
    • 112 min
    • Documentary

    41 is about a 2003 fire in a Rhode Island nightclub during a concert that left dozens dead and many injured. The film centers on the life and death of 18-year-old Nick O'Neill and the ways in which a town managed to find faith and inspiration from loss