21. Ragamuffin (2014)
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Genre: Biography, Drama NFB Rating: 1.005 IMDB Rating: 6.70 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0.00Actors: David Schultz, Michael Koch, Wolfgang Bodison, James Kyson Director: David Schultz
Plot: Based on the life of Rich Mullins, a musical prodigy who rose to Christian music fame and fortune only to walk away and live on a Navajo reservation. An artistic genius, raised on a tree ...
20. Walt Before Mickey (2015)
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Genre: Biography, Drama NFB Rating: 3.626 IMDB Rating: 6.10 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 3.40Actors: Jodie Sweetin, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Jon Heder, David Henrie Director: Khoa Le
Plot: Based on the book "Walt Before Mickey" covers the early years of Walt Disney's career.
19. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance NFB Rating: 4.873 IMDB Rating: 6.60 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.80Actors: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher, Isobel Elsom Director: Henry King, Otto Lang
Plot: A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.
18. Jamesy Boy (2014)
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama NFB Rating: 5.078 IMDB Rating: 6.30 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.00Actors: Mary-Louise Parker, Taissa Farmiga, James Woods, Rosa Salazar Director: Trevor White
Plot: The true story of James Burns who, as a teenager goes from the suburban street gangs of Denver to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. In this unlikely setting, will James emerge with hope and a brighter future?
17. Diana (2013)
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance NFB Rating: 5.419 IMDB Rating: 5.50 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 3.50Actors: Naomi Watts, Cas Anvar, Charles Edwards, James Puddephatt Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Plot: During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
16. Get Rich or Die Tryin (2005)
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama NFB Rating: 5.460 IMDB Rating: 5.00 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.40Actors: 50 Cent, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joy Bryant, Omar Benson Miller Director: Jim Sheridan
Plot: A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.
15. Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)
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Genre: Biography, Comedy, Romance NFB Rating: 5.647 IMDB Rating: 6.60 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.10Actors: Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, José Montini, Cristina Velasco Lozano Director: Peter Greenaway
Plot: The venerated filmmaker Eisenstein is comparable in talent, insight and wisdom, with the likes of Shakespeare or Beethoven; there are few - if any - directors who can be elevated to such heights. On the back of his revolutionary film Battleship Potemkin, he was celebrated around the world, and invited to the US. Ultimately rejected by Hollywood and maliciously maligned by conservative Americans, Eisenstein traveled to Mexico in 1931 to consider a film privately funded by American pro-Communist sympathizers, headed by the American writer Upton Sinclair. Eisenstein's sensual Mexican experience appears to have been pivotal in his life and film career - a significant hinge between the early successes of Strike, Battleship Potemkin, and October, which made him a world-renowned figure, and his hesitant later career with Alexander Nevsky, Ivan the Terrible and The Boyar's Plot.
14. Into the White (2012)
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History NFB Rating: 5.647 IMDB Rating: 7.20 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.20Actors: Florian Lukas, David Kross, Stig Henrik Hoff, Lachlan Nieboer Director: Petter Næss
Plot: Norway, WWII: A group of British and German soldiers find themselves stranded in the wilderness after an aircraft battle. Finding shelter in the same cabin, they realize the only way to survive the winter is to place the rules of war aside.
13. Cleopatra (1963)
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History NFB Rating: 5.760 IMDB Rating: 7.00 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.90Actors: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian, Darryl F. Zanuck
Plot: In 48 B.C., Caesar pursues Pompey from Pharsalia to Egypt. Ptolemy, now supreme ruler after deposing his older sister, Cleopatra, attempts to gain favor with Caesar by presenting the conquerer with the head of Pompey, borne by his governors, Pothinos and Achillas. To win Caesar's support from her brother, Cleopatra hides herself in a rug, which Apollodorus, her servant, presents to Caesar. The Roman is immediately infatuated; banishing Ptolemy, he declares Cleopatra Egypt's sole ruler and takes her as his mistress. A son, Caesarion, is born of their union. Caesar, however, must return to Italy. Although he is briefly reunited with Cleopatra during a magnificent reception for the queen in Rome, Caesar is assassinated shortly thereafter, and Cleopatra returns to Egypt. When Mark Antony, Caesar's protégé, beholds Cleopatra aboard her elaborate barge at Tarsus some years later, he is smitten and becomes both her lover and military ally. Their liaison notwithstanding, Antony, to consolidate his position in Rome, marries Octavia, sister of the ambitious Octavian. The marriage satisfies no one. Cleopatra is infuriated, and Antony, tiring of his Roman wife, returns to Egypt. There he flaunts his liaison by marrying Cleopatra in a public ceremony. Sensing Antony's weakness, Octavian attacks and defeats his forces at Actium. Alarmed, Cleopatra withdraws her fleet and seeks refuge in her tomb.
11. Son of God (2014)
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History NFB Rating: 6.188 IMDB Rating: 5.60 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.70Actors: Sebastian Knapp, Paul Knops, Darcie Lincoln, David Rintoul Director: Christopher Spencer
Plot: The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.