2011 Biography Movies

The Intouchables (2011)

The Intouchables

  • 75%
  • NONE
  • 112 min
  • Biography

Tells the true story of a wealthy, physically disabled risk taker, the picture of established French nobility, who lost his wife in an accident and whose world is turned upside down when he hires a young, good-humored, black Muslim ex-con as his caretaker. Their bond proves the power and omniscience that love and friendship can hold over all social and economic differences.

Moneyball (2011)

Moneyball

  • 94%
  • PG-13
  • 133 min
  • Biography

Based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball’s conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. The onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) in an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players...

Soul Surfer (2011)

Soul Surfer

  • 46%
  • PG
  • 105 min
  • Biography

"Soul Surfer" is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. In the wake of this life-changing event that took her arm and nearly her life, Bethany's feisty determination and steadfast beliefs spur her toward an adventurous comeback that gives her the grit to turn her loss into a gift for others.

Kill the Irishman (2011)

Kill the Irishman

  • 63%
  • R
  • 106 min
  • Action

Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson) and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, Kill the Irishman chronicles Greene’s heroic rise from a tough Cleveland neighborhood to become an enforcer in the local mob. Turning the tables on loan shark Shondor Birns (Christopher Walken) and allying himself with gangster John Nardi (Vincent D’Onofrio), Greene stops taking orders from the...

My Week with Marilyn (2011)

My Week with Marilyn

  • 83%
  • R
  • 96 min
  • Biography

In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’. The film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller (Dougray Scott).

Nearly 40 years on, his diary account The Prince, the Showgirl and Me...

J. Edgar (2011)

J. Edgar

  • 43%
  • R
  • 137 min
  • Biography

As the face of law enforcement in America for almost fifty years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. Under the direction of Clint Eastwood, Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the title role of "J. Edgar," a drama that explores the public and private life of one of the most powerful, controversial and enigmatic figures of the 20th century.

The Iron Lady (2011)

The Iron Lady

  • 51%
  • PG-13
  • 105 min
  • Biography

The Iron Lady is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom. One of the 20th century’s most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world.

A Dangerous Method (2011)

A Dangerous Method

  • 77%
  • R
  • 99 min
  • Biography

Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Jung (Michael Fassbender) takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) as his patient in A Dangerous Method. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s spell.

Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

Machine Gun Preacher

  • 29%
  • R
  • 129 min
  • Action

Machine Gun Preacher is the inspirational true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing transformation and finds an unexpected calling as the savior ofhundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children. Gerard Butler (300) delivers a searing performance as Childers, the impassioned founder of the Angels of East Africa rescue organization in Golden Globe-nominated director Marc Forster’s (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland) moving story of violence and...

The Devil's Double (2011)

The Devil's Double

  • 52%
  • R
  • 109 min
  • Biography

Based on a gripping, unbelievable true story of money, power and opulent decadence, Lionsgate's THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE takes a white-knuckle ride deep into the lawless playground of excess and violence known as Bagdad, 1987. Summoned from the frontline to Saddam Hussein's palace, Iraqi army lieutenant Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper) is thrust into the highest echelons of the "royal family" when he's ordered to become the 'fiday' - or body double - to Saddam's son, the notorious "Black Prince" Uday...

The Snowtown Murders (2011)

The Snowtown Murders

  • 83%
  • NONE
  • 119 min
  • Biography

Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.

Little Surfer Girl (2011)

Little Surfer Girl

    • R
    • 109 min
    • Biography

    Rachel is a girl, adopted by an upper middle class family, who rebelled at 17 and left her family and studies at a traditional college in Sao Paulo to become a call girl. Shortly after starting work, she decided to write a blog about her experiences. Since some clients thought she looked like a surfer she adopted the name "Surfistinha" which means little surfer girl.

    A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt (2011)

    A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt

      • NONE
      • 68 min
      • Documentary

      Paul Liebrandt is one of the most talented and controversial chefs in the food world and the youngest chef to have received 3 stars from the New York Times. He was 24. NY Times food critic, William Grimes, likened Paul to 'a pianist who seems to have found a couple of dozen extra keys.' Through Paul, the film reveals the creative process, the extreme hard work, long hours, and dedication it takes to be a culinary artist and have success in the cutthroat world of haute cuisine. Exploring the...

      Addiction Incorporated (2011)

      Addiction Incorporated

      • 75%
      • PG-13
      • 100 min
      • Documentary

      In 1980, a young scientist named Victor DeNoble was hired by a major tobacco company. Fourteen years later, he was testifying in front of Congress that, despite the sworn testimony of the industry's chief executives, nicotine was addictive... and the research he did could prove it. Addiction Incorporated tells the incredible true story of how one of the most important whistleblowers of our time dropped a bombshell on one of America's most powerful industries- a bombshell that still reverberates...

      Adventures in Plymptoons! (2011)

      Adventures in Plymptoons!

        • NONE
        • 85 min
        • Documentary

        Dubbed as the King of Indie Animation, Bill Plympton is a true innovator. “Bill has an impossible ability to carelessly marry the absurd with the profound,” says actor and “Robot Chicken” creator Seth Green. Internationally recognized for his outrageous and sometimes grotesque style, his distorted characters with bizarre metamorphic transitions combined with loads of adult humor. Plympton still uses the pain-staking process of drawing each of his films by hand, frame by frame with...

        American Teacher (2011)

        American Teacher

        • 67%
        • 81 min
        • Documentary

        As the debate over the state of America's public school system rages on, one thing everyone agrees on is the need for great teachers. Yet, while research proves that teachers are the most important school factor in a child's future success, America's teachers are so woefully underpaid that almost a third must divide their time between a second job in order to make a living. Chronicling the stories of four teachers in different areas of the country, American Teacher reveals the frustrating...

        Auschwitz (2011)

        Auschwitz

          • 72 min
          • Biography

          Notorious director Uwe Boll has set out to create a realistic and brutal film about what actually took place in the gas chambers during World War II in Auschwitz. The director was quoted as saying:

          "It's in the tradition of my movies Stoic, Darfur, Rampage, Tunnel Rats, Heart of America...it shows Auschwitz as what it was: a meat plant for humans...a death factory."

          Biebermania! (2011)

          Biebermania!

            • 70 min
            • Documentary

            An inside look at the phenomenon that is sweeping the nation. Justin Bieber, along with music's top icons, give you the scoop on how he became the pop sensation that he is today. Although many would like to call Bieber an 'overnight sensation,' his Beliebers (what he adoringly calls his fans) have been following his trail since 2007.

            Big Boys Gone Bananas! (2011)

            Big Boys Gone Bananas!

              • NONE
              • 90 min
              • Documentary

              Dole Food Company wages a campaign to prevent a pair of Swedish filmmakers from showing their documentary about a lawsuit against the company.

              Big Tuna

                • Biography

                A biopic of Chicago mob boss Tony Accardo and Sam Giancana, the protege that replaced him.