2016 Biography Movies

 (2016)

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.

 (2016)

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.

 (2016)

Patriots Day

    • R
    • 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.

     (2016)

    The Founder

      • PG-13
      • 115 min
      • Biography

      The Founder is a drama that tells the true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself in a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

      The tone of the script has been described as being akin to The Social Network and There Will Be Blood.

       (2016)

      Dangal

        • 161 min
        • Biography

        The film stars Aamir Khan portraying the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. Geeta Phogat was India's first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal (55 kg) while her sister Babita Kumari won the silver (51 kg).

         (2016)

        Jackie

        • 95%
        • R
        • 95 min
        • Biography

        "Jackie" is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.

         (2016)

        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.

         (2016)

        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.

           (2016)

          The Siege of Jadotville

            • 108 min
            • War

            A gripping true story of incredible bravery against impossible odds, the film thrillingly depicts the 1961 siege of a 150-strong Irish UN battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan (Dornan) by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Canet plays a French commander who sought to defeat Quinlan and his men.

             (2016)

            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.