1996 Biography Movies

The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

The People vs. Larry Flynt

  • 87%
  • R
  • 130 min
  • Biography

It was the early 1970s, the twilight of the sexual revolution in America, when a sex industry entrepreneur named Larry Flynt leveraged a small string of Ohio strip-clubs into the beginnings of a publishing empire. Hustler was a raw and raunchy magazine that pushed the limits of American tolerance. Its publisher, a grade-school dropout and Kentucky redneck, was nobody's hero, but circumstance would cast him as the era's last crusader. It was a role that brought Larry Flynt both ruin and glory....

Evita (1996)

Evita

  • 64%
  • NONE
  • 134 min
  • Biography

It is 1952 and Eva Peron is dead. Deeply shocked, Argentina mourns the premature death of this country girl whose meteoric rise to defender of the poor has changed the nation's history in a few short years.

Eva Duarte was born the illegitimate daughter of a penniless farmer in a small town west of Buenos Aires. Eva succeeds against great odds -- becoming a radio and film actress and a fixture of Buenos Aires society.

When her rising politician husband is elected President, she becomes even...

Michael Collins (1996)

Michael Collins

  • 77%
  • R
  • 132 min
  • Biography

Michael Collins is the epic portrayal of the controversial life and death of Michael Collins, one of the 20th century's most significant yet overlooked political figures -- one of the true tragic heroes of Ireland's tumultuous century. His powerful gifts sparked the fierce battles that led to the Irish Republic that exists today, but his unshaken confidence in those gifts led him to become a victim of the very men he inspired to fight by his side.

Shine (1996)

Shine

    • PG-13
    • 105 min
    • Biography

    Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.

    Basquiat (1996)

    Basquiat

    • 70%
    • NONE
    • 108 min
    • Biography

    n 1981, Jean-Michel Basquiat catapulted from being an unknown nineteen year-old graffiti writer to becoming one of the most successful, controversial, glamorous artists in the world. His shows were anticipated as the big events of the New York season, and his paintings were bought by the most powerful collectors and museums. Every aspect of his life became a subject for the media. By 1988, he was dead at the age of 27. Jean-Michel Basquiat was described by The New York Times as "the art world's...

    The Whole Wide World (1996)

    The Whole Wide World

      • PG
      • 111 min
      • Biography

      Based on her acclaimed autobiographical book, THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp fiction writer of the 1930's.

      Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest Star

        • Unrated
        • 67 min
        • Documentary
        Eva Perón (1996)

        Eva Perón

          • Unrated
          • 120 min
          • Biography

          Drama based on the life of Eva Peron, an obscure actress, who rose to become wife of Argentine strong-man President Juan Peron and one of the most powerful figures in Argentina until her death in 1952 at age 33.

          Houdini

            • Unrated
            • 61 min
            • Documentary

            The film takes a look back at the life of the great Houdini, escape-artist and magician extraordinaire. It also looks into his trying to debunk spiritualists and his silent movie career. It also investigates his promise to return in the afterlife if it is at all possible. Written by FelixtheCat

            I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

            I Shot Andy Warhol

            • 77%
            • R
            • 103 min
            • Biography

            Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot him. This is Valerie's story.

            In Love and War (1996)

            In Love and War

            • 11%
            • PG-13
            • 113 min
            • Biography

            Caught in the crossfire of a world at war, love was the last thing on their mind. But for a Red Cross nurse and a heroic, young ambulance driver, an unlikely romance blossomed in the summer of 1918 that forever changed their lives.

            The film chronicles the clandestine romance between 18-year-old Ernest Hemingway and 26-year-old Agnes von Kurowsky, the medical aide who nurtured him to health following a devastating battlefield injury. Based on Kurowsky's recently discovered diaries, this...

            In the Blink of an Eye (1996)

            In the Blink of an Eye

              • Unrated
              • 90 min
              • Biography

              Hamel portrays director Dickoff who suspends her career in order to help a friend who's been in prison for quite some time in connection with a murder. Written by Hans Arentsen <[email protected]>

              Killer: A Journal of Murder (1996)

              Killer: A Journal of Murder

                • R
                • 91 min
                • Biography

                Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's past is much more violent than he thought, but also that he's capable of being a much better person than the rest of the prison staff believes - or so Lesser thinks. Written by Jon Reeves <[email protected]>

                Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)

                Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault

                  • R
                  • 120 min
                  • Biography

                  A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 was the 25th anniversary of the first tournament named after him. Written by Richard Jones <[email protected]>

                  Spring and Chaos (1996)

                  Spring and Chaos

                    • 55 min
                    • Animation

                    Set in the beginning of the 20th century Japan, the film follows the bright and eccentric Kenji from his late student years through his adulthood. Kenji suffers the tragedy of being an artist who's art isn't recognized during his lifetime. Based on the life of the author Kenji Miyazawa, the film depicts his brief but intense existence.

                    Surviving Picasso (1996)

                    Surviving Picasso

                    • 33%
                    • R
                    • 125 min
                    • Biography

                    A story about a unique and remarkable romantic attachment told through the eyes of Picasso's mistress, the mother of his children Claude and Paloma, and the only woman in his life who finally found the strength to leave him.