2016 Biography Movies

Hacksaw Ridge (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.

Dangal (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).

    The Founder (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...

      Snowden (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.

      Patriots Day (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.

        Jackie (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...

        Denial (2016)

        Denial

        • 72%
        • PG-13
        • 110 min
        • Drama

        Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

        Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (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.

        The Siege of Jadotville (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.

          I Saw the Light (2016)

          I Saw the Light

            • R
            • 123 min
            • Biography

            I SAW THE LIGHT, the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.

            The Man Who Knew Infinity (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.

            Maudie (2016)

            Maudie

              • 115 min
              • Biography

              An unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Based on a true story,

              Genius (2016)

              Genius

              • 48%
              • PG-13
              • 104 min
              • Biography

              Based on the National Book Award winning biography Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, by A. Scott Berg, Genius centers on the real-life relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Fassbender) and renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth). Finding fame and critical success at a young age, Wolfe is a blazing talent with a larger-than-life personality to match. Perkins is one of the most respected and well-known literary editors of all time, discovering such iconic novelists as F. Scott Fitzgerald and...

              Hands of Stone (2016)

              Hands of Stone

              • 44%
              • R
              • 105 min
              • Action

              The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives

              Bleed for This (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.

                Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)

                Pelé: Birth of a Legend

                  • PG
                  • 107 min
                  • Biography

                  Pele tells the miraculous story of the legendary soccer player’s rise to glory from a young boy to the 17-year-old player who scored the winning goal in Brazil’s first ever World Cup victory in 1958. From a life full of disadvantages and an impoverished youth in Brazil, Pelé used his unorthodox yet authentic style of play and his unbeatable spirit to overcome all odds, find greatness and inspire a country that he changed forever.

                  Alone in Berlin (2016)

                  Alone in Berlin

                    • 103 min
                    • Biography

                    Berlin in June of 1940. While Nazi propaganda celebrates the regime’s victory over France, a kitchen-cum-living room in Prenzlauer Berg is filled with grief. Anna and Otto Quangel’s son has been killed at the front. This working class couple had long believed in the ‘Führer’ and followed him willingly, but now they realise that his promises are nothing but lies and deceit. They begin writing postcards as a form of resistance and in a bid to raise awareness: Stop the war machine! Kill...

                    Christine (2016)

                    Christine

                    • 81%
                    • R
                    • 123 min
                    • Biography

                    Christine chronicles the true story of the final months of a depressed news broadcaster who infamously committed suicide on live television.

                    Queen of Katwe (2016)

                    Queen of Katwe

                      • PG
                      • 124 min
                      • Drama

                      A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.

                      Barry (2016)

                      Barry

                        • 104 min
                        • Biography

                        A biopic of Barack Obama set during his time as a college student in New York City.