2010 Biography Movies

The Social Network (2010)

The Social Network

  • 96%
  • PG-13
  • 120 min
  • Biography

"The Social Network" explores the moment at which Facebook, the most revolutionary social phenomena of the new century, was invented -- through the warring perspectives of the super-smart young men who each claimed to be there at its inception. The result is a drama rife with both creation and destruction; one that audaciously avoids a singular POV, but instead, by tracking dueling narratives, mirrors the clashing truths and constantly morphing social relationships that define our time. Drawn...

127 Hours (2010)

127 Hours

  • 93%
  • R
  • 93 min
  • Adventure

127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls...

The Fighter (2010)

The Fighter

  • 90%
  • R
  • 114 min
  • Biography

Inspired by an incredible true story, comes the gritty, affectionately humorous, yet stirring comeback tale of the unlikely boxing hero, “Irish” Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), and his half-brother, Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale), who had to come apart as opponents before coming together as brothers in a scrappy fight to win a long-shot championship and strengthen the bonds of their family.

The Runaways (2010)

The Runaways

  • 68%
  • R
  • 105 min
  • Biography

Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning star in this music-fueled story of the ground-breaking, all girl, teenage rock band of the 1970s: The Runaways. The film follows two friends, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, as they rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the now legendary group that paved the way for future generations of girl bands. Joan and Cherie fall under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley, played by Michael Shannon, who turns the group into an...

Fair Game (2010)

Fair Game

  • 79%
  • PG-13
  • 108 min
  • Biography

As a covert officer in the CIA's Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie's husband, diplomat JOE WILSON (Sean Penn), is drawn into the investigation to substantiate an alleged sale of enriched uranium from Niger. But when the administration ignores his findings and uses the issue to support the call to war, Joe writes a New York Times editorial outlining his conclusions and ignites a firestorm of...

The Whistleblower (2010)

The Whistleblower

  • 73%
  • NONE
  • 112 min
  • Biography

Based on a true story, "Whistleblower" chronicles the trials of a female cop from Nebraska who serves as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and exposes a United Nations cover-up of a sex trafficking scandal.

Kondracki and Ellis Kirwin wrote the film, which will shoot in Budapest. The pair based the screenplay on the story of Kathryn Bolkovac, who traveled to Bosnia in 1999 as a U.N. peacekeeper.

Ip Man 2 (2010)

Ip Man 2

  • 92%
  • R
  • 107 min
  • Action

International megastar Donnie Yen reprises his iconic role as the real-life kung fu grandmaster Ip Man, widely created as the man who brought Wing Chun kung fu to the world with the help of his star pupil- Bruce Lee. Master Ip, a new arrival in British-occupied Hong Kong, wants to open a martial arts academy to teach his unique Wing Chun style. But a corrupt cabal of martial arts masters, led by Master Hung (Sammo Hung) refuses to allow him to teach in peace until he proves himself in a series...

Conviction (2010)

Conviction

  • 67%
  • R
  • 107 min
  • Biography

The inspirational true story of a sister’s unwavering devotion to her brother. When Betty Anne Waters’ (two-time Academy® Award winner Hilary Swank) older brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell) is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction.

Convinced that her brother is innocent, Betty Anne puts herself through high school, college and, finally, law school in an 18 year quest to free...

#ReGeneration (2010)

#ReGeneration

    • NONE
    • 81 min
    • Documentary

    #ReGeneration explores the inherent cynicism found in many of today's youth and young adults, and the influences that perpetuate our culture's apathetic approach to social and political causes. The film features three intersecting stories of students, parents, and artists all looking for their place in society. Together they capture the thoughts and feelings of today's struggling generation as some of the worlds leading scholars, activists, and media personalities provide their insight into the...

    2 frogs dans l'ouest (2010)

    2 frogs dans l'ouest

      • Unrated
      • 105 min
      • Biography

      Marie Deschamps (Mirianne Brûlé) a toute la vie devant elle mais ne sait pas quoi en faire. Au grand désespoir de ses parents (Germain Houde et Diane Lavallée), elle abandonne ses études collégiales et décide de partir travailler à Whistler dans le but de perfectionner son anglais. Après un périple sur le pouce à travers le Canada, son arrivée en Colombie-Britannique est bien moins idyllique que prévu. Heureusement, elle fait la rencontre de Jean-François Laforest (Dany Papineau),...

      4192: The Crowning of The Hit King (2010)

      4192: The Crowning of The Hit King

        • PG
        • 115 min
        • Documentary

        On the evening of September 11, 1985, before a sellout crowd of 52,000 at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Pete Rose was poised to collect hit number 4,192 of his long brilliant career, passing Ty Cobb as the all-time career hits leader. Rose came up to bat in the first inning against the San Diego Padres Eric Show and on the fourth pitch lined a clean single to left center. As he reached first base, thousands of camera flash bulbs fired off rapidly, his teammates mobbed him, fireworks...

        American: The Bill Hicks Story (2010)

        American: The Bill Hicks Story

        • 82%
        • NONE
        • 101 min
        • Documentary

        Much more than just a comedian, Bill Hicks has become an inspiration to millions around the world. As a rebellious teenager, he discovered that comedy was a way to break all the rules and get away with it, but as he honed his skills, he realized it was also a way to open people's minds. Bill's comedy challenged the injustices of life in the late-80s, early-90s hangover that was American after the Reagan years, but his uncompromising approach met with controversy and resistance in America, and...

        Amish Grace (2010)

        Amish Grace

          • PG
          • 88 min
          • Biography

          A grieving Amish mother struggles to forgive the woman whose husband killed her daughter and four other innocent schoolchildren in this drama inspired by the tragic true-life events that unfolded in a Nickel Mines schoolhouse on October 2, 2006. It was a senseless crime that no one could have foreseen. In the wake of the shooting, the media descended upon Nickel Mines, and the parents of the murdered schoolchildren remained steadfast in their promise to practice forgiveness -- except for Ida...

          Banking on Mr. Toad

            • Animation

            Ioan Gruffudd will star as author Kenneth Grahame - the project, which charts Grahame's journey from his job as the secretary of the Bank of England during the era of industrialization at the end of the 19th century through to his authoring of classic children's book "The Wind in the Willows."

            Bill Cunningham New York (2010)

            Bill Cunningham New York

            • 99%
            • NR
            • 84 min
            • Documentary

            An intimate portrait of Bill Cunningham, the 80 year old New York Times photographer who for forty years has been riding around New York City on his bicycle, documenting fashion trends on the street by day and New York's social scene at night for his two weekly columns in the Sunday Times. Known and beloved by most New Yorkers, and with an international following in the paper and on-line. Bill has been likened to Garbo in that, until now, no one has known a thing about him. Intensely private,...

            Bruce Lee, My Brother (2010)

            Bruce Lee, My Brother

              • Unrated
              • 129 min
              • Biography

              Bruce Lee, My Brother is an action-dramatic biopic of the eponymous martial arts legend as told by his younger brother, Robert Lee. It revolves around Bruce Lee's life as a rebellious adolescent in Hong Kong before he sets off for the USA and conquers the world at the age of 18 with only US$100 in his pocket.

              Budrus (2010)

              Budrus

              • 87%
              • NONE
              • 70 min
              • Documentary

              Follows a Palestinian leader who unites Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter jumps into the fray.

              Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)

              Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

              • 96%
              • 90 min
              • Documentary

              Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff. (Documentary) Directed by Craig McCall. Jack Cardiff's career spanned an incredible nine of moving picture's first ten decades and his work behind the camera altered the look of films forever through his use of Technicolor photography. Craig McCall's passionate film about the legendary cinematographer reveals a unique figure in British and international cinema.

              Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio (2010)

              Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio

                • Unrated
                • 57 min
                • Documentary

                Citizen Architect is a documentary film chronicling the late Samuel Mockbee, artist, architect, educator and founder of the Rural Studio. The film explores Mockbee's effort to provide students with an experience that forever inspires them to consider how they can use their skills to better their communities. Revealing the philosophy and heart behind the Rural Studio, the documentary is guided by passionate, frank and never-before-seen interviews with Mockbee himself.

                Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott (2010)

                Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott

                • 86%
                • NONE
                • 98 min
                • Documentary

                His filmmaker son probes the professional and private lives of his remote but fascinating father: bandleader, composer, inventor, and electronic music pioneer Raymond Scott.