Biography & Documentary

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Modigliani (2004)
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The story of Amedeo Modigliani's bitter rivalry with Pablo Picasso, and his tragic romance with Jeanne Hebuterne. (128 mins.)
Director: Mick Davis
 
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Ashes and Snow (2005 Documentary)
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Exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals. (63 mins.)
Director: Gregory Colbert
 
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Home (2009 Documentary)
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With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked. (120 mins.)
 
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Sicko (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths. (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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The Cove (2009 Documentary)
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Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health. (92 mins.)
Director: Louie Psihoyos
 
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Frida (2002)
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A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. (123 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
 
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Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
 
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Surviving Picasso (1996)
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The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life. (125 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
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99 francs (2007)
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The life of Octave Parango, a flamboyant ad designer, filled with success, satire, misery and love. (100 mins.)
Director: Jan Kounen
 
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The Queen (2006)
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After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted. (103 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
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Men of Honor (2000)
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The story of Carl Brashear, the first African American, then also the first amputee, US Navy Diver and the man who trained him. (129 mins.)
 
12.
Coco Before Chanel (2009)
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The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world. (105 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
 
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Pollock (2000)
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A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock. (122 mins.)
Director: Ed Harris
 
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The Sea Inside (2004)
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The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die. (125 mins.)
 
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Gandhi (1982)
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
 
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La Vie en Rose (2007)
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The life story of singer Édith Piaf. (140 mins.)
Director: Olivier Dahan
 
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Klimt (2006)
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A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. (131 mins.)
Director: Raúl Ruiz
 
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Amadeus (1984)
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The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
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Goya's Ghosts (2006)
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Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk. (113 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
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127 Hours (2010)
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An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
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March of the Penguins (2005 Documentary)
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In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. (80 mins.)
Director: Luc Jacquet
 
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The Pianist (2002)
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A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
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Wheel of Time (2003 Documentary)
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Wheel of Time is Werner Herzog's photographed look at the largest Buddhist ritual in Bodh Gaya, India. (81 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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Kundun (1997)
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From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems. (134 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
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The Last Emperor (1987)
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The story of the final Emperor of China. (163 mins.)
 
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The Buddha (2010 Documentary)
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After 400 BC, a new philosophy was born in South east Asia, generated from the ideas of Buddha, a mysterious... (120 mins.)
Director: David Grubin
 
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Copying Beethoven (2006)
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A fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life. (104 mins.)
 
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My Week with Marilyn (2011)
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Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl. (99 mins.)
Director: Simon Curtis
 
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Pina (2011 Documentary)
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A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations. (103 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
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Zen (2009)
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'Zen' Buddhist teacher Dogen Zenji is a very important religious person during the Kamakura period, 750 years ago... (127 mins.)
 
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42 (2013)
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The story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. (128 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland
 
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J. Edgar (2011)
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J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life. (137 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
35.
Woman in Gold (2015)
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Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. (109 mins.)
Director: Simon Curtis
 
36.
The Social Network (2010)
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Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
37.
Mr. Turner (2014)
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An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life. (150 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
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Big Eyes (2014)
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A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. (106 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
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Everest (2015)
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A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm. (121 mins.)
 
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The 33 (2015)
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Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days. (127 mins.)
Director: Patricia Riggen