2016 Biography Movies

Bleed for This

Bleed for This

    • R
    • 134 min
    • Drama

    Miles Teller stars as Vinny Pazienza, a world champ boxer who tragically breaks his neck in a car crash. Against all odds, trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) helps him return to the ring in one of the most unlikely comebacks in sports history.

    Hacksaw Ridge

    Hacksaw Ridge

    • 90%
    • R
    • 131 min
    • Drama

    World War II American Army Medic Desmond T Doss who served during the Battle of Okinawa refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to win the Congressional Medal of Honor.

    Snowden

    Snowden

    • 62%
    • R
    • 134 min
    • Biography

    The story of an American whistle blower who heads to Russia and the back and forth between the leaker and his lawyer as he waits while that country considers his request for asylum.

    Patriots Day

    Patriots Day

      • 130 min
      • Drama

      This film will tell the story based on the firsthand account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, with help from research done and footage shot by 60 Minutes.

      The Man Who Knew Infinity

      The Man Who Knew Infinity

      • 63%
      • NONE
      • 108 min
      • Biography

      Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.

      Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

      Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

      • 47%
      • R
      • 110 min
      • War

      The film tells the funny and heartbreaking story of 19-year-old soldier Billy Lynn and his squad, who survive an Iraq battle that is captured by embedded news cameras, causing them to become celebrated as heroes. They are brought home by the US administration for a promotional tour that culminates at the halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day football game in Texas, before they are returned to the war. Almost the entire movie takes place during the game, with flashes away to other events.

      Hands of Stone

      Hands of Stone

      • 44%
      • R
      • 105 min
      • Action

      The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives

      Genius

      Genius

      • 48%
      • PG-13
      • 104 min
      • Biography

      Based on the National Book Award winning biography Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, by A. Scott Berg, Genius centers on the real-life relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Fassbender) and renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth). Finding fame and critical success at a young age, Wolfe is a blazing talent with a larger-than-life personality to match. Perkins is one of the most respected and well-known literary editors of all time, discovering such iconic novelists as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. Wolfe and Perkins develop a tender, complex friendship. Transformative and irrepressible, this friendship will change the lives of these brilliant, but very different men forever.

      Ip Man 3

      Ip Man 3

      • 80%
      • NONE
      • 105 min
      • Action

      When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.

      The Adderall Diaries

      The Adderall Diaries

      • 19%
      • R
      • 105 min
      • Biography

      As a writer stymied by past success, writers block, substance abuse, relationship problems and a serious set of father issues, Elliott's cracked-out chronicle of a bizarre murder trial amounts to less than the sum of its parts. Not long into the 2007 trial of programmer Hans Reiser, accused of murdering his wife, the defendant's friend Sean Sturgeon obliquely confessed to several murders (though not the murder of Reiser's wife). Elliott, caught up in the film-ready twist and his tenuous connection to Sturgeon (they share a BDSM social circle), makes a gonzo record of the proceedings. The result is a scattered, self-indulgent romp through the mind of a depressive narcissist obsessed with his insecurities and childhood traumas. Elliott is an undeniably good writer, but his voice has more to do with amphetamines than the author himself or the trial at hand. Elliott's frustration with himself is contagious; any readers expecting a true crime will be bewildered, and those familiar with Elliott (My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up) will find more (or less) of the same.