2007 Biography Movies (By Title)

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

    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.

    Air Guitar Nation

    Air Guitar Nation

      • R
      • 82 min
      • Documentary

      A battle of naked ambition played out on the national and, ultimately, world stage, AIR GUITAR NATION chronicles the birth of the US Air Guitar Championships as legions of aspiring rock stars live out their dreams on a quest to become the world champion in a strange world where musical ability plays second fiddle to virtual virtuosity. As the film un-reels, two aspiring rock legends strum and strut their way towards glory and the coveted national title. C. Diddy (David Jung), a samurai warrior clad in a "Hello Kitty" breast plate and red kimono, emerges as an early favorite. But his arch nemesis from the Lower East Side, Björn Türoque (Dan Crane), is not far behind. While C. Diddy threatens to unleash his self-professed "Asian Fury" on his competitors, Björn vows to take Diddy down. As the film reaches its climax, the future of Air hangs in the balance; will Björn's technical prowess, stage presence, and be enough to take him to the top, or will C. Diddy conquer all to become America's first supreme being of Air -Guitar?

      Alpha Dog

      Alpha Dog

      • 54%
      • R
      • 122 min
      • Biography

      In the sprawling, privileged neighborhoods around L.A., bored teenagers with too much time and too much money string one hazy day into another, looking for the next thrill--doing suburban imitations of the thug life they idolize from rap music, video games and movies. When you're living without any consequences, anything can happen. And in the hot California summer six years ago, something did.

      Inspired by true events, Alpha Dog follows three fateful days when the lives of a group of Southern California teens suddenly dead-ended. The film features a powerful ensemble cast including Ben Foster, Shawn Hatosy, Emile Hirsch, Christopher Marquette, Sharon Stone, Justin Timberlake, Anton Yelchin and Bruce Willis and is written and directed by Nick Cassavetes.

      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.

      American Gangster

      American Gangster

      • 80%
      • R
      • 157 min
      • Biography

      "American Gangster" concerns Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas (Washington), who smuggled heroin in the body bags of U.S. soldiers slain in Vietnam. Brolin plays Det. Trupo, a crooked NYPD cop who piggybacks on the Lucas investigation conducted by Det. Ritchie Roberts (Crowe).

      An Unreasonable Man

      An Unreasonable Man

      • 92%
      • NONE
      • 122 min
      • Documentary

      A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah.

      Andre: Heart of the Giant

        • Unrated
        • 92 min
        • Biography

        A poor young farm boy from Grenoble, France struggles with his ever growing proportions. With obstacles multiplying as he gets larger. The teenager leaves the village he grew up in and uses his gigantic size to his advantage. He grows and grows and grows into one of the most recognized sports figures of the twentieth century earning him the name "Andre the Giant Eighth Wonder of the World". Written by Oliver Steinbeck

        Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built

        Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built

          • Unrated
          • 90 min
          • Documentary

          This American Masters episode showcases the wonderful influence of Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records. Since the label's founding in 1947, some of the most popular Rhythm and Blues and Rock 'n' Roll artists have worked for Atlantic. Among them: first artist Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner, Ray Charles, Bobby Darin, The Coasters, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Phil Collins and many more. Also covered are many of the Atlantic crew like engineer Tom Dowd, producer Jerry Wexler, and songwriters Mike Lieber and Jerry Stoller.

          Basketball Man

            • Unrated
            • 100 min
            • Documentary

            The life and legacy of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball and its 13 original rules, is told through the mission of his grandson, Ian, who travels the country in an RV, carrying the original rules in a golden attache case, spreading the cause of sportsmanship. Written by Anonymous