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I present here some of the finest movie biographies out there, that may ignite the sleeping determination and will inside you.
Language : English
Year : 2000-2020
Note : This is in continuation with my previous blog of movie suggestions under biography genre. So if you have appetite for more and you have not checked that out, you may also want to read that as well.
Genre : History/Drama Duration : 2h 7min Year : 2016 IMDb : 7.8/10 Director : Theodore Melfi Cast : Taraji Henson,Janelle Monae,Octavia Spencer
“I plan on being an engineer at NASA, but I can't do that without taking them classes at that all-white high school, and I can't change the color of my skin. So I have no choice, but to be the first.”
This movie is specially for our female readers out there. It’s true story of three brave, wonderful and talented women who fought the system and brought a change in functioning of NASA just because of their great determination to their work. This is a story of Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughn who not only played pivotal roles in NASA’s mission but fought racial and gender discrimination as well. With the likes of amazing cast like Kevin Costner and Jim Parsons and more you’d be thrilled to watch this special movie.
Genre : Sport/Drama Duration : 2h 15min Year : 2009 IMDb : 7.3/10 Director : Clint Eastwood Cast : Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon
“If I cannot change when circumstances demand it, how can I expect others to?”
One of the most refreshing movies I’ve ever seen .Morgan Freeman is perfect choice for Nelson Mandela. His every quote is so inspiring. I love the rugby scenes. This movie is basically how Mandela united blacks and whites of the country with the help of rugby. It also displays Mandela’s thought process ,how he learned to forgive. You would especially learn about leadership qualities. Matt Damon has given an engaging performance as well. Go watch this one and get inspired.
Genre : Drama Duration : 2h 9min Year : 2016 IMDb : 8/10 Director : Garth Davis Cast : Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Nicole Kidman
“Do you have any idea what it's like knowing my real brother and mother spending every day of their lives looking for me? Huh? How every day my real brother screams my name? Can you imagine the pain they must be in not knowing where I am?”
Lion is a story of one man’s courage and his love. Saroo Brierly actually got lost in his childhood and eventually was adopted by Australian parents. Years after he wants the answers of his existence and who his real family was. This is not just Saroo’s journey but a viewer’s journey as well that even a task seems practically impossible but if you’re trying in the right direction with all that you could it could be achieved. This movie is a praise not just to Dev Patel but young Sunny Pawar as well.
Men of Honor
Genre : Drama Duration : 2h 9min Year : 2000 IMDb : 7.2/10 Director : George Tillman Jr. Cast : Cuba Gooding Jr. ,Robert De Niro
“Jo: Why do you want this so badly?
Carl Brashear: Because they said I couldn't have it. “
The ultimate never give up story. You would literally be thrilled to know what Carl Brashear actually went under. It was like everyone was against him. Every situation was against him but this man never gave up on himself and fulfilled his dream of becoming a Master diver. But the story doesn’t end here he had now a bigger challenge and that was how to remain a master diver. A story about hope and courage. Men of Honor would certainly bring a sense of pride towards your soldiers and navy men. Cuba Gooding Jr. along with Robert De Niro has given a very strong performance . This movie is often much not talked about but it surely should be on your watchlist.
The Pursuit Of Happyness
Genre : Drama Duration : 1h 57min Year : 2006 IMDb : 8/10 Director : Gabriel Muccino Cast : Will Smith, Jaden Smith
“Don't ever let somebody tell you... You can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period.”
I’m sure you all would’ve come across this movie but if you haven’t watched it now is the time. Speaking from my experience this movie holds a special piece in my heart. This movie is full of life lessons and a very heartwarming bond between a father and his son. It is story of Chris Gardener who against all odds didn’t give up on himself and finally was able to earn a secure stable life. This movie is full of so many quotes that would motivate you to work even harder for your dream. The special bond between Will Smith and Jaden Smith is very pure and without a doubt I can say this movie is definitely a masterpiece.
The Imitation Game
Genre : War/Thriller Duration : 1h 54min Year : 2014 IMDb : 8/10 Director : Morten Tyldum Cast : Benedict Cumberbatch,Keira Knightley
“Sometimes it's the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.”
A true thriller movie and maybe the most important in the list for our budding programmers. It is the biopic of Alan Turing who developed the machine to crack Enigma code and helped to save so many lives. This movie is about genius of one man, his true determination of his work and an unimaginable love. I can guarantee you’d be so engage in watching this movie that you would forget any of your worries and will be lost in this amazing story of the great Alan Turing. And the simple question is who would miss watching brilliance of Benedict Cumberbatch.
The Social Network
Genre : Drama/History Duration : 2h 1min Year : 2010 IMDb : 7.7/10 Director : David Fincher Cast : Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake
“People want to go online and check out their friends, so why not build a website that offers that? Eduardo, I'm not talking about a dating site, I'm talking about taking the entire social experience of college and putting it online.”
My future millionaire and billionaire readers mark my words this is the movie you need to match , you must watch. Obviously this movie is about Mark Zuckerburg and how he founded facebook. But this movie teaches you the importance of an idea and most importantly how you need to execute that idea. It teaches you need to act smart and work accordingly day and night. Jesse Eisenberg portrays Mark Zuckrberg brilliantly. And if you don’t know, The Social Network is considered as the best film of the 21st Century.
Genre : Drama/Crime Duration : 2h 4min Year : 2015 IMDb : 7.5/10 Director : Jay Roach Cast : Bryan Cranston, Dianne Lane, Elle Fanning
“What we're about to do is the one thing everyone says we can't. We work.”
Trumbo is the story of Hollywood’s greatest screenwriter Dalton Trumbo who was blacklisted from Hollywood. However he continued doing what he loved that is writing. Sometimes the world can be unfair but you need to act smart to overcome difficult times .Dalton Trumbo stood by his ideals and continued his work with pure honesty. It’s a brilliant movie and at the later stage you will realize the importance of family as well. And well Bryan Cranston is in this wonderful movie so why to take risk of not watching it.
We Bought A Zoo
Genre : Family/Comedy Duration : 2h 11min Year : 2011 IMDb : 7.1/10 Director : Cameron Crowe Cast : Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Ellie Fanning
“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”
I just love this movie. This is the ultimate feel good movie . However it is full of life lessons. It’s basically about Benjamin Mee and his family who buys a house with a zoo attached and together they reopen the zoo. It teaches you how difficult moving on in life can be but at the same moment how important it is. It teaches you sometimes you need to allow people who love you enter in you life. And it teaches you the most valuable lesson that your strength lies in your family and friends. You would love every performance starting from Matt Damon himself to Scarlett , Colin and beautiful Elle Fanning. Also you would love cute little Maggie. This movie is special watch for our animal lovers out there.
Genre : Drama/Comedy Duration : 1h 53min Year : 2017 IMDb : 8/10 Director : Stephen Chbosky Cast : Jacob Trembley, Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts
“Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle. And if you really want to see what people are, all you have to do is look.”
Wonder is the wonder story of Auggie Pullman ,a boy who had numerous surgeries on his face so that he could live and his initial school days. It’s a story of a kid but a lesson to everyone of us. It doesn’t matter if you’re a litte different, if you have self belief everyone will accept you eventually. While watching wonder you would start loving your parents even more because it deals with how parents feel and how they put all their problems aside to focus just on you. Your family is most valuable asset you could have. The cast is without any introduction amazing with Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts. But what makes this movie extraordinary is the performance of Jacob as Auggie Pullman.