Top 50 Biography, Short Movies and TV Shows
2. The Wave (1981 TV Short)
TV-G | 44 min | Short, Biography, Drama
An experiment in an American High School where students learn how easy it is to be seduced by the same social forces which led to the horrors of Nazi Germany. Based on a true story.
4. Seven Up! (1964 TV Short)
40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to reinterview them at seven-year ... See full summary »
6. 7 Days: The story of Blind Dave Heeley (2019)
45 min | Short, Biography, Drama
Dave Heeley has decided to run one of the toughest marathons in the world, the "Sevens" - 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. The only problem is that Dave is completely blind.
9. Priest 2.0 (I) (2015)
15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
One Jesuit priest's redemption and reinvention as he goes through his own internal conflict and crisis of faith, emerging to have found new ways to fulfill his calling and have a greater impact for good on more people than ever before.
11. Movie Cool (1995)
5 min | Short, Biography
This short film explores the effect that cinema has on its audience. The term "Movie Cool" is used to describe the feeling of elation a good film can cause in its viewers. "Movie Cool" also... See full summary »
12. Guyana: A Visual Essay (2013)
15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
In March 2010 Kurt Hemmer, an English professor from Chicago, flew to Guyana to see his friends Doodnauth Singh and Basil Rodrigues. The last time they had been together was at a writer's ... See full summary »
13. Rebel Roar: The Sound of Michael McClure (2008 Video)
34 min | Short, Biography
Rebel Roar: The Sound of Michael McClure explores the poetry and thoughts of one of the original Beat poets. McClure's relationship and influence on Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, and the '60s ... See full summary »
14. As We Cover the Streets: Janine Pommy Vega (2003 Video)
30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
As We Cover the Streets: Janine Pommy Vega intersperses photographs and descriptions of Vega's peripatetic life with an extraordinary performance of her reading poetry from 2002. Vega, ... See full summary »
15. Keenan (2011 Video)
40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
An intimate portrait of legendary photographer Larry Keenan capturing the transformation of the Beat Generation into the burgeoning 60's rock counterculture and his visionary work beyond.
16. Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life (1993)
Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Biography, Comedy
While trying to decide what Gregor Samsa wakes up as, Kafka's constantly being interrupted by knife-selling strangers, party noise, girls, fancy dress costumes, and other strange, dreamlike... See full summary »
18. Under Darkness (2019)
21 min | Short, Biography, Drama
In World War II Poland, a young Jewish woman joins the Soviet resistance, and realizes that through photography, she can remember the past while documenting for the future.
23. I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)
Not Rated | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
A portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation.
24. The Real Original Only Authentic Messiah Has Arrived (2019 Video)
7 min | Short, Biography
Over 100+ MILLION people globally know of me. I've been around over 51 years in this specific "lifetime" ("reincarnation"). I was the very first and now am officially the very last - REAL ORIGINAL ONLY AUTHENTIC MESSIAH ("MASHIACH").
Unrated | 26 min | Short, Biography | Completed
The story of Latasha Harlins, a mild-tempered 15-year-old girl from South Central, struggles to find herself in a world where she must overcome the tragedy and heartbreaks of the past.
26. My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes (2018)
14 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
A short documentary that follows director Charlie Tyrell as he tries to uncover a better understanding of his deceased father through the random objects he inherited, including a pile of VHS dirty movies.
28. Müslüm (2017 Video)
4 min | Animation, Short, Biography
After a serious car accident, Müslüm partly loses his hearing and suffers from speech and movement disorders. Life looks very bleak. Until the eccentric Muslum finds his salvation in music and as a phoenix rises from his ashes.
30. Forever Now (2017)
19 min | Short, Biography, Comedy
After several years together William and Cecilie breaks up. To treat the sorrow with love the same night they decide to do the drug, MDMA, together. This results in a emotional ... See full summary »
31. Star Stuff: The Story of Carl Sagan (2015)
10 min | Short, Biography, Drama
A boy amazed by the stars in the night sky sets off on a great voyage of discovery. Inspired by the life and work of Carl Sagan.
33. Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014)
G | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure
A documentary that follows Dr. Patricia C. Wright's mission to help lemurs, the highly evolved creatures who arrived on Madagascar millions of years ago as castaways but are now highly endangered.
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34. Aphasia (2010)
40 min | Short, Biography, Comedy
Aphasia tells the story of actor Carl McIntyre, who survived a massive stroke in 2005 and lost his ability to read, write and speak. Prior to the stroke Carl was a successful film, ... See full summary »
35. Shooting an Elephant (2016)
Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Biography, Drama
Adapted from George Orwell's short story - a young British policeman in Burma is given the task of handling a rogue work elephant only to find that the role he is destined to play is that of public executioner.
37. The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (2013)
39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
Aliza Sommer-Herz, aged 109 and the world's oldest Holocaust survivor, tells the story of how music saved her life: both during her time at Theresienstadt concentration camp and in the years afterwards.
39. Alamo: The Price of Freedom (1988)
37 min | Short, Biography, Drama
In 1836, a small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.
41. Kate Bush: Cloudbusting (1985 Video)
7 min | Short, Biography, Drama
Music video for Kate Bush's song Cloudbusting about Wilhelm Reich. In 1950s Oregon, Reich and his son Peter (played by Bush) are trying to make his rainmaking machine work before the government agents arrive to arrest him.
42. Where Are the Dolls (2012)
6 min | Short, Biography, Drama
'Where Are the Dolls' follows a woman as she embarks on a late-night journey through an unfamiliar urban landscape, searching for something she cannot name. The film is inspired by the poem... See full summary »
43. The Lottery (II) (2016)
16 min | Short, Biography, Comedy
Based on his book, Shane Dawson tells the story about how his mother and his pre-teen-self dream big after they buy a lottery ticket.
46. Frenchman's Flat (2017)
14 min | Short, Biography, Drama
In 1953 at the height of the Cold War "Frenchman's Flat" focuses on the atomic weapons testing that was conducted on U.S soil in Nevada.
49. Walden (III) (2017)
Documentary, Short, Biography
In 1854, noted American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau published his influential book 'Walden; or, Life in the Woods' about his attempt to live self-sufficiently in his cabin in the woods near Walden Pond, MA for two years.
50. First in Flight (2012)
Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Adventure, Biography
TWO BICYCLE MECHANICS from Dayton Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright, dared to believe they could fly. Their dream was so big it launched them into the skies. Now, these brothers are about to ... See full summary »