2017 Biography Movies

Papillon (2017)

Papillon

    • 133 min
    • Biography

    A prisoner detained on a remote island plots his escape. A remake of the 1973 film 'Papillon'.

    The Disaster Artist (2017)

    The Disaster Artist

      • R
      • 90 min
      • Drama

      Based on Greg Sestero's best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy Wiseau's cult–classic disaster piece The Room ("The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made"), The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend– and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you're doing.

      I, Tonya (2017)

      I, Tonya

        • 121 min
        • Biography

        Follows an ice princess who emerged from a poor upbringing and rough childhood in Portland, OR to rise to the top of the sport of figure skating with a ferocious determination and athleticism that allowed her to become the first American woman to complete the triple axel in major competitions. That propelled her to victory in the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and second in the World Championships.

        She was expected to battle Nancy Kerrigan for gold in the 1994 Olympic Games in...

        The Lost City of Z (2017)

        The Lost City of Z

        • 86%
        • PG-13
        • 140 min
        • Action

        Based on the David Grann book about British soldier and spy Percy Fawcett. - Fawcett left Victorian society to explore in the Amazon, and he became obsessed by the idea of an advanced civilization he called Z, which he believed existed in the depths of the jungle. Along with his son, Fawcett headed into the jungle in 1925 in search of Z and was never seen again.

        The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

        The Zookeeper’s Wife

          • PG-13
          • 126 min
          • Biography

          The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of “The Broken Circle Breakdown”), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief...

          Battle of the Sexes (2017)

          Battle of the Sexes

            • PG-13
            • 121 min
            • Biography

            Former tennis champ Bobby Riggs faces off against Billie Jean King in a highly publicized exhibition match he calls 'The Battle of the Sexes.'

            Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)

            Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

              • 108 min
              • Biography

              The unconventional true story of behind the creation of the most famous female comic book superhero of all time.

              Escobar (2017)

              Escobar

                • 123 min
                • Biography

                A journalist strikes up a romantic relationship with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar.

                Brain on Fire (2017)

                Brain on Fire

                  • PG-13
                  • 95 min
                  • Biography

                  A look at a young woman's rapid descent into insanity.

                  Felt (2017)

                  Felt

                    • 103 min
                    • Biography

                    The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974.

                    All Eyez on Me (2017)

                    All Eyez on Me

                      • R
                      • 139 min
                      • Biography

                      Tupac centers on the life of the charismatic yet controversial artist. Rapper, poet, actor and political activist, Tupac shot to fame with 2Pacalypse Now, lauded for its seminal underground vibe and still an inspiration for major artists today. Tupac’s politically charged lyrics, inspired by his parents’ activism as Black Panthers in the 60s & early 70s, condemned governmental intrusion in black communities. Tupac’s increased participation in the East Coast-West Coast Rap rivalry became...

                      First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (2017)

                      First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

                        • 136 min
                        • Biography

                        Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.

                        Dabka (2017)

                        Dabka

                          • 116 min
                          • Biography

                          In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.

                          Steven (2017)

                          Steven

                            • 92 min
                            • Biography

                            A portrait of Steven Patrick Morrissey and his early life in 1970's Manchester before he went on to become lead singer of seminal 80's band The Smiths.

                            Americons (2017)

                            Americons

                            • 14%
                            • R
                            • 85 min
                            • Action

                            Tells the story of a broken down collegiate football star who gets a shot at real-estate stardom during the eleventh hour of LA's nihilistic sub-prime mortgage boom.

                            Becoming Bond (2017)

                            Becoming Bond

                              • 91 min
                              • Documentary

                              The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next seven Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down.

                              Birth of the Dragon

                                • Biography

                                In 1964, Bruce Lee took on Wong Jack Man in one of the most controversial fights of all time. Watch the trailer for Birth of the Dragon, the film inspired by this true event.

                                Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, Birth of the Dragon is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend.

                                Britney Ever After (2017)

                                Britney Ever After

                                  • 120 min
                                  • Biography

                                  Britney Ever After, starring Natasha Bassett as Britney Spears, will bow on Saturday, February 18 at 8pm ET/PT.This latest Lifetime biopic follows the tumultuous story of the pop icon: her rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual triumphant resurrection, firmly securing her position as one of the world's greatest entertainers.Britney Ever After is produced by Asylum Entertainment for Lifetime. Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Joan Harrison are executive producers.Leslie Libman (Manson's Lost...

                                  Bruce Lee Biopic

                                    • Biography

                                    Shannon Lee, daughter of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, announced that his legacy will be brought to the screen in a new feature film, the first to be made with his family's full involvement in the production.

                                    Callas (2017)

                                    Callas

                                      • Biography

                                      A biopic about the operatic star, Maria Callas.