Biographiesby jodysjaw | created - 25 Feb 2018 | updated - 4 days ago | Public
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2. Madame Curie (1943)
Not Rated | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Despite himself, accomplished physicist and avowed bachelor Pierre Curie falls for brilliant student Marie, and together they embark on the discovery of radium.
3. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.
4. Hollywood Canteen (1944)
Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. With a little friendly help from John Garfield, Slim gets to kiss Joan Leslie, whom ... See full summary »
5. The Winning Team (1952)
Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Poor health and alcoholism force Grover Cleveland Alexander out of baseball, but through his wife's faithful efforts, he gets a chance for a comeback and redemption.
6. Young Americans (1967)
104 min | Documentary, Music
A behind-the-scenes look at the Young Americans, a show choir made up of young singers who project an image of all-American wholesomeness as they tour the country and perform.
8. A Man Called Peter (1955)
Approved | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The rise of Peter Marshall, from modest Scottish upbringing, to New York seminary, time in Atlanta churches, his marriage, appointment as chaplain of the US Senate, and early death at 46. Based on real events.
11. Edison, the Man (1940)
Passed | 107 min | Biography, Drama
82 year old inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison is honored in 1929 and he reflects back on his sixty year career of scientific achievement.
12. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
After losing her young son, Edna Gladney opposes the unfair laws discriminating against children whose parents are unknown, and opens an orphanage for those children.
180 min | Documentary
We have all heard incredible UFO and Alien Abduction stories that edge toward the unreal but none with more impact than the Betty and Barney Hill encounter that became a world wide story in... See full summary »
14. Mommie Dearest (1981)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 13,374 | Gross: $19.03M
15. Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama, War
During WW2, Pulitzer prize winner and war correspondent Ernie Pyle joins the army and writes articles about his comrades in his daily columns.
16. Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
Not Rated | 144 min | Biography, Drama
In 1921, unsuccessful vice-presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt contracts poliomyelitis and, with the help of his wife Anna Eleanor Roosevelt and close friend Louis Howe, battles his newfound disability.
17. The Queen (2006)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 99,267 | Gross: $56.44M
19. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Passed | 138 min | Drama, History, War
In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.
20. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
Approved | 158 min | Biography, Drama, War
All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to ... See full summary »
22. Rhapsody in Blue (1945)
Approved | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
George Gershwin is a driven composer whose need to succeed destroys his relationship with singer Julie Adams and socialite Christine Gilbert.
23. Spitfire (1942)
Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Aircraft designer/patriot R. J. Mitchell, alarmed at growing German militarism, works to perfect a defense against the German Messerschmidt at the cost of his health.
24. The Girl in White (1952)
92 min | Biography, Drama
The first female doctor in New York City comes up against prejudice from male counterparts who feel threatened by her skills. Eventually, though, they come to respect her and romance ... See full summary »
25. Papillon (1973)
R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Votes: 115,030 | Gross: $53.27M
26. The Beginning or the End (1947)
Passed | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History
The research, development, and deployment of the first atomic bomb, as well as the bombing of Hiroshima, are detailed in this docudrama.
31. Executive Action (1973)
PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama, History
Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.
A Woman Named Jackie (1991)
The Bouvier Years
TV-PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama
Brought up in privilege, Jacqueline Bouvier (Roma Downey) marries men of wealth and power. Based on C. David Heymann's book. With Stephen Collins, William Devane, Joss Ackland, Wendy Hughes.
33. Sister Kenny (1946)
Approved | 116 min | Biography, Drama
An Australian nurse discovers an effective new treatment for infantile paralysis, but experiences great difficulty in convincing doctors of the validity of her claims.
35. The Stratton Story (1949)
Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Star major league pitcher Monty Stratton loses a leg in a hunting accident, but becomes determined to leave the game on his own terms.
36. The Song of Bernadette (1943)
Approved | 156 min | Biography, Drama
In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all ... See full summary »
37. Boys Town (1938)
Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama
When a death row prisoner tells him he wouldn't have led a life of crime if only he had had one friend as a child, Father Edward Flanagan decides to do something about. An advocate of child... See full summary »
38. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
Passed | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning.
39. I Was an American Spy (1951)
Approved | 85 min | Biography, Drama, War
During WW2, an American woman posing as an Italian cabaret owner spies on the Japanese in Manila but becomes the target of a suspicious Japanese intelligence officer.
40. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex.
41. Pride of the Marines (1945)
Approved | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Marine hero Al Schmid is blinded in battle and returns home to be rehabilitated. He readjusts to his civilian life with the help of his soon to be wife.
44. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
Approved | 141 min | Drama, Romance
A duchess' irrational behavior toward the governess of her children triggers tragic events that will change her family's lives forever.
46. Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)
Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.
50. God Is My Co-Pilot (1945)
Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Biography