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1. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

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During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 627,470 | Gross: $91.13M

2. The Girl (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 91 min | Biography, Drama

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The turbulent relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Sienna Miller, Toby Jones, Imelda Staunton, Conrad Kemp

Votes: 6,376

3. Rebel in the Rye (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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46 Metascore

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, "The Catcher in the Rye".

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Victor Garber, Hope Davis

Votes: 6,633 | Gross: $0.38M

4. Battle for Sevastopol (2015)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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A story of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the most successful female sniper in history.

Director: Sergey Mokritskiy | Stars: Yuliya Peresild, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Oleg Vasilkov, Nikita Tarasov

Votes: 8,629

5. Violette (1978)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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In an interwar France struggling with profound social and political change, 18-year-old Violette Noziere rebels against the constraints of her claustrophobic, working-class (and possibly incestuous) family, with troubling consequences.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran, Jean Carmet, Jean-François Garreaud

Votes: 1,953

6. Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden (2016)

110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th Century. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two ... See full summary »

Director: Dieter Berner | Stars: Noah Saavedra, Maresi Riegner, Valerie Pachner, Marie Jung

Votes: 832

7. The Magic Box (1951)

Approved | 118 min | Biography, Drama

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A chronicle of the life of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor and early pioneer in cinema.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 1,031

8. My Way: The Rise and Fall of Silvio Berlusconi (2016 TV Movie)

98 min | Documentary, Biography

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The life of Italian Tycoon and politician Silvio Berlusconi, told by himself.

Director: Antongiulio Panizzi | Stars: Vladimir Putin, Silvio Berlusconi, José Manuel Durão Barroso, Fedele Confalonieri

Votes: 389

9. Memories of My Childhood (1965)

72 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

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Based on Ion Creanga's book, the story of a child from his childhood to his manhood.

Director: Elisabeta Bostan | Stars: Stefan Ciubotarasu, Ion Bocancea, Corina Constantinescu, Emanoil Petrut

Votes: 417

10. Cloud Capped Star (2013)

Unrated | 154 min | Biography, Drama

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To Ritwik Ghatak film was not merely a form of entertainment, but a weapon, a medium to portray struggle of common men. He was successful neither in his career nor he could he become a good... See full summary »

Director: Kamaleswar Mukherjee | Stars: Saswata Chatterjee, Ananya Chatterjee, Abir Chatterjee, Rahul Banerjee

Votes: 583

11. The Great Victor Herbert (1939)

Approved | 91 min | Biography, Music, Musical

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Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Allan Jones, Mary Martin, Walter Connolly, Lee Bowman

Votes: 56 | Gross: $0.30M

12. Berlin-Jerusalem (1989)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama

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Two interconnected stories in the 1930s, one set in Berlin, the other in Palestine: Mania Vilbouchevich Shohat (1880-1961), called Tania, a Russian Jew and revolutionary, goes from Minsk to... See full summary »

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Lisa Kreuzer, Rivka Neuman, Markus Stockhausen, Benjamin Levi

Votes: 60

13. Beatrix: The Early Life of Beatrix Potter (1990 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

7.6
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A biographical film about Beatrix Potter as a young woman.

Director: Mike Healey | Stars: Ernest Blake, Helena Bonham Carter, Carolyn Bonnyman, Carol Brannan

Votes: 9

14. Abide with Me (1976 TV Movie)

70 min | Drama

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Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: Cathleen Nesbitt, Ann Francis, Zena Walker, Geoffrey Bayldon

15. This Island Earth: 2 1/2 Years in the Making (2013 Video)

40 min | Documentary, Short

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An extensive documentary highlighting the making of 'THIS ISLAND EARTH'.

Director: Daniel Griffith | Stars: Larry Blamire, Bob Burns, Joe Dante, C. Courtney Joyner

Votes: 6

16. Pasteur (1935)

Biography, Drama, History

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Directors: Sacha Guitry, Fernand Rivers | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Jean Périer, José Squinquel, Gaston Dubosc

Votes: 51

17. KonTiki Project

Documentary, Biography, History | Filming

An archaeological excavation in the ancient Museum of Human Anatomy in Pisa, Italy.

Director: Beatrice Barberis | Stars: Pasquale Barile, Maria Longhena, Ramona Melli, Stefania Zampetti

18. Opus Dei and the Da Vinci code (2005 Video)

120 min | Documentary

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Director: Jeremy Jeffs

19. Il Ritorno del Cigno (2014 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography, History

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A documentary on the life of the great composer Gioachino Rossini.

Director: Ettore Florio | Stars: Bruno Praticò, Alessandro Gimelli, Angela Pascucci, Paola Antonucci

20. 21 Days

Biography, Drama, Sport | Announced

During the struggling years of the great depression, two best friends, Willie Pastrano and Ralph Dupas operate a small shoeshine stand on Bourbon Street, in the heart of New Orleans' French... See full summary »

21. Klänge des Verschweigens (2012)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Sounds From the Fog chronicles the odyssey of a gay musician in Nazi Germany. Director Klaus Stanjek's cheerful Uncle Willi lived with his family, except when he was touring as a musician ... See full summary »

Director: Klaus Stanjek

Votes: 6

22. I Love Audrey (2013– )

89 min | Documentary

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Stars: Nao Matsushita, Luca Dotti

23. Mozart in viaggio verso Praga (1974 TV Movie)

55 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Director: Stefano Roncoroni | Stars: Raoul Grassilli, Carmen Scarpitta, Wilma D'Eusebio, Daniela Scavelli

24. William S. Burroughs: 100 Years (2014)

16 min | Short, Biography

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LARB A.V. presents a short documentary on the life of writer William S. Burroughs, in honor of his birthday centennial. With great help from celebrated biographer Barry Miles, we explore ... See full summary »

Director: J.G. Gorin | Star: Barry Miles

25. Ab heute heisst du Sarah (1989)

110 min | Drama, Musical

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Director: Peter Behle | Stars: Thomas Ahrens, Claudia Balko, Claus-Peter Damitz, Hansi Jochmann

26. Llànties de foc (2011)

56 min | Documentary

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Directors: Nofre Moya, Silvia Ventayol

27. Rees Howells, Intercessor (2005 Video)

G | 54 min | Documentary

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Documentary on the Bible College of Wales, from its beginnings through to the present day, focusing on founder Rees Howells. Dramatised re-enactments and narration combine with interviews of former staff and students.

Director: Paul Bundock | Stars: Andrew Caughey, Jonathan Hill, Lynn Robertson Hay

28. Lost Legacy (2013 TV Movie)

18 min | Biography

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Feature-documentary film about a prominent Armenian oil magnate, industrialist, financier, and a philanthropist. His family was one of the richest of their times. The film focuses not on ... See full summary »

Director: Khachatur Martirosyan | Stars: Varag Gevorgyan, Siranush Ghukasyan, Ani Hakobyan, Jenya Hakobyan

Votes: 13

29. Haikei Miura Ayako sama (2014 TV Special)

43 min | Documentary

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Star: Eriko Satô



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