2007 Biography Movies

Into the Wild (2007)

Into the Wild

  • 82%
  • R
  • 150 min
  • Adventure

"Into the Wild" is based on a true story and the bestselling book by Jon Krakauer. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless (Hirsch) abandons his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

American Gangster (2007)

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).

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

  • 76%
  • R
  • 160 min
  • Biography

"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" delves into the private life and public exploits of America's most notorious outlaw. As the charismatic and unpredictable Jesse James (Brad Pitt) plans his next great robbery, he wages war on his enemies, who are trying to collect the reward money - and the glory - riding on his capture. But the greatest threat to his life may ultimately come from those he trusts the most.

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

Charlie Wilson's War

  • 82%
  • NONE
  • 102 min
  • Biography

Based on George Crile's book about the CIA's largest and most successful covert CIA operation, the arming of the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan. The covert ops were engineered by Charlie Wilson (Hanks), a charismatic, wheeler-dealer, liberal Texas congressman who teamed with a rogue CIA operative (Hoffman). The two manipulated Congress, the CIA and a host of foreign governments in order to assist the Afghan rebels in their fight against the Soviets in the 1980s. Many of the men armed by the CIA went...

I'm Not There (2007)

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.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

  • 35%
  • PG-13
  • 114 min
  • Biography

Reprising the roles they originated in seven-time Academy Award®-nominated "Elizabeth," Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush return for a gripping historical thriller laced with treachery and romance--"The Golden Age." Joining them in the epic is Clive Owen as Sir Walter Raleigh, a dashing seafarer and newfound temptation for Elizabeth.

Freedom Writers (2007)

Freedom Writers

  • 69%
  • PG-13
  • 123 min
  • Biography

The project is based on "The Freedom Writer's Diaries: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them," written by high school teacher Erin Gruwell and her students.

An American Crime (2007)

An American Crime

  • 23%
  • R
  • 92 min
  • Biography

"This," said Prosecutor Leroy New, "has been the most terrible crime ever committed in the state of Indiana." It was the first crime of child abuse that broke through reticence and denial to register with the public. In Tommy O'Haver's film, "An American Crime," Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener portrays Gertrude Baniszewski, the seemingly ordinary housewife who imprisons and tortures a beautiful teenager, played by Gemini Award winner Ellen Page, in the basement of her house - two...

La Vie en Rose (2007)

La Vie en Rose

    • PG-13
    • 140 min
    • Biography

    An un-chronological look at the life of the Little Sparrow, Édith Piaf (1915-1963). Her mother is an alcoholic street singer, her father a circus performer, her paternal grandmother a madam. During childhood she lives with each of them. At 20, she's a street singer discovered by a club owner who's soon murdered, coached by a musician who brings her to concert halls, and then quickly famous. Constant companions are alcohol and heartache. The tragedies of her love affair with Marcel Cerdan and...

    Becoming Jane (2007)

    Becoming Jane

    • 57%
    • PG-13
    • 113 min
    • Biography

    "Becoming Jane" centers on a love affair British novelist Jane Austen (Hathaway) began as a 20-year-old -- with brilliant, roguish Irishman Tom Lefroy -- that inspired her career as one of the world's great romantic writers. The movie also looks at how the writer's relationship with Lefroy helped create the male characters in "Pride & Prejudice."

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

    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.

    Control (2007)

    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...

    Breach (2007)

    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.

    Persepolis (2007)

    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.

    Mongol (2007)

    Mongol

    • 86%
    • R
    • 120 min
    • Biography

    The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world including Russia in 1206.

    The Great Debaters (2007)

    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...

    Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)

    Rise of the Footsoldier

    • 14%
    • R
    • 119 min
    • Biography

    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.

    41 (2007)

    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 (2007)

      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.

      An Unreasonable Man (2007)

      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.