Top 50 Biography, Short Movies and TV Shows



1. Little Miss Sumo (2018)

19 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.8
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A female sumo wrestler fights against tradition and stigma to win her place in the ring.

Director: Matt Kay | Star: Hiyori Kon

Votes: 112

2. The Wave (1981 TV Short)

TV-G | 44 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.1
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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.

Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Stars: Bruce Davison, Lori Lethin, John Putch, Johnny Doran

Votes: 2,828

3. The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)

Not Rated | 32 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.0
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The rise and fall of Dirk Diggler.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Michael Stein, Robert Ridgely, Eddie Delcore, Rusty Schwimmer

Votes: 831

4. Seven Up! (1964 TV Short)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.0
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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 »

Director: Paul Almond | Stars: Douglas Keay, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield

Votes: 3,201

5. Dear Basketball (2017)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Biography

7.0
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An animated telling of Kobe Bryant's poem 'Dear Basketball'.

Director: Glen Keane | Star: Kobe Bryant

Votes: 3,247

6. 7 Days: The story of Blind Dave Heeley (2019)

45 min | Short, Biography, Drama

10.0
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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.

Directors: Dominic Higgins, Ian Higgins | Stars: James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Finty Williams, Vicky Hall

Votes: 5

7. Embezzlement (2020)

15 min | Short, Biography, Crime | Post-production

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Director: Thomas Burnett | Stars: Chandler Estep, Roderick Whitney Jr., Ashley Kilpatrick, Steven W Lowe

8. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988)

Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.8
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Karen Carpenter's battle with anorexia nervosa and the cultural influence of the Carpenters in the 70s.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Merrill Gruver, Michael Edwards, Melissa Brown, Rob LaBelle

Votes: 2,676

9. Priest 2.0 (I) (2015)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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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.

Director: Tyler Nicholas | Stars: Fadia Alhallak, Edith Becker, William J. Fulco, Mel Gibson

10. Once Upon a Time... (2013 Video)

18 min | Short, Biography

6.3
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In 1913, designer Coco Chanel opens her first boutique in the French city of Deauville.

Director: Karl Lagerfeld | Stars: Keira Knightley, Clotilde Hesme, Ashleigh Good, Lindsey Wixson

Votes: 222

11. Movie Cool (1995)

5 min | Short, Biography

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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 »

Director: David Liban | Star: Scott Field

12. Guyana: A Visual Essay (2013)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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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 »

Directors: Kurt Hemmer, Tom Knoff | Stars: Basil Rodrigues, Doodnauth Singh

13. Rebel Roar: The Sound of Michael McClure (2008 Video)

34 min | Short, Biography

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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 »

Directors: Kurt Hemmer, Tom Knoff | Star: Michael McClure

14. As We Cover the Streets: Janine Pommy Vega (2003 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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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 »

Directors: Kurt Hemmer, Tom Knoff | Stars: Kurt Hemmer, Janine Pommy Vega

15. Keenan (2011 Video)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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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.

Directors: Kurt Hemmer, Tom Knoff | Stars: Liz Byrne, Ron Davis, Chelsea Keenan, Elaine Keenan

16. Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life (1993)

Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

7.3
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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 »

Director: Peter Capaldi | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Crispin Letts, Ken Stott, Elaine Collins

Votes: 959

17. Through the Eyes of an Artist (2019)

12 min | Short, Biography

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A legendary Gotipua guru reminding his past life during his last days, how a form of art came to his life with the help of a master and shape him to evolve as an artist.

Director: Abhishek Swain

18. Under Darkness (2019)

21 min | Short, Biography, Drama

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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.

Director: Caroline Friend | Stars: Kally Khourshid, Eugene Alper, Dimitry Rozental, Sam Keller

19. Ian Fleming: 007's Creator (2000 Video)

Unrated | 44 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.1
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Director: John Cork | Stars: Ian Fleming, Patrick Macnee, Andrew Lycett, Kate Grimond

Votes: 90

20. Stranger at the Pentagon (2013)

20 min | Short, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Universal envoy Valiant Thor meets with President Eisenhower in 1957 and is put on VIP status for 3 years.

Director: Craig Campobasso | Stars: Jeff Joslin, Eileen Davidson, Joel Swetow, Joshua Morrow

Votes: 87

21. Happy Massage (2010 Video)

15 min | Short, Biography, Drama

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Ruby was 17 when she left home after a big fight with her abusive father. She had a lover who took care of her but that did not last long. She found work and friends in a massage parlor but... See full summary »

22. Mirza Ghalib (1988 TV Short)

27 min | Short, Biography, Drama

9.4
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The story of the most admired poet in the History of Urdu and Persian writings, Mirza Ghalib.

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Tanvi Azmi, Sudhir Dalvi, Neena Gupta, Shafi Inamdar

Votes: 447

23. I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)

Not Rated | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.8
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A portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation.

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: John Cazale, Steve Buscemi, Sam Rockwell, Al Pacino

Votes: 1,597

24. The Real Original Only Authentic Messiah Has Arrived (2019 Video)

7 min | Short, Biography

9.0
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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").

Director: Kenneth Ian Davis | Star: Kenneth Ian Davis

Votes: 2,484

25. Latasha Harlins: A Rose That Grew from Concrete

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.

Director: Shannon Dion | Stars: Rayven Symone Ferrell, Terra Strong, Mariah Robinson, Emonjay Brown

26. My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes (2018)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.2
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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.

Director: Charlie Tyrell | Star: David Wain

Votes: 281

27. The Train (2015)

10 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.7
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A meeting with a holocaust survivor teaches a self-consumed and preoccupied young man that life can change in a moment.

Director: Asher Grodman | Stars: Dawn Cantwell, Asher Grodman, Eli Wallach

Votes: 18

28. Müslüm (2017 Video)

4 min | Animation, Short, Biography

8.6
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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.

Director: Gökhan Okur | Stars: Timuçin Esen, Emre Can Bez, Güray Dinçol

Votes: 195

29. The Lion's Mouth Opens (2014)

TV-14 | 15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.9
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A documentary on young actress, Marianna Palka, as she confronts her risk of Huntington's Disease.

Director: Lucy Walker | Stars: Marianna Palka, Jason Ritter, Christian Williams, Michael Uppendahl

Votes: 174

30. Forever Now (2017)

19 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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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 »

Director: Kristian Håskjold | Stars: Frederikke Dahl Hansen, Ferdinand Falsen Hiis, Henning Valin Jakobsen

Votes: 208

31. Star Stuff: The Story of Carl Sagan (2015)

10 min | Short, Biography, Drama

8.6
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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.

Director: Ratimir Rakuljic | Stars: Isaiah Stannard, Domagoj Culina, Ozren Muic, Lado Skorin

Votes: 75

32. Nail (2016)

33 min | Short, Biography, Drama

8.3
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Story about one family, on one street, in one country.

Director: Philip Sotnychenko | Star: Valentina Zabolotna

Votes: 6

33. Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014)

G | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

7.0
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: David Douglas | Stars: Patricia Wright, Morgan Freeman, Hantanirina Rasamimanana

Votes: 852 | Gross: $11.26M

34. Aphasia (2010)

40 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

7.8
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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 »

Director: Jim Gloster | Stars: Carl McIntyre, Chandler McIntyre, Tonya Bludsworth, Dave Blamy

Votes: 8

35. Shooting an Elephant (2016)

Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.6
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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.

Director: Juan Pablo Rothie | Stars: Deepak Adhikari, Jeewan Adhikary, Anup Baral, Dipendragod

Votes: 14

36. It's Not Porn... (2013)

Short, Biography

7.0
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... See full synopsis »

Director: Alberto Belli | Stars: Alison Haislip, Peter Porte, Amy Aitken, Mary Jo Anderson

Votes: 23

37. The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (2013)

39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.0
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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.

Director: Malcolm Clarke | Stars: Aliza Sommer-Herz, Zdenka Fantlova, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Malcolm Clarke

Votes: 857

38. Last Fair Deal (2017)

14 min | Short, Biography, Drama

8.4
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A bluesman meets a stranger by a crossroads. He might think he knows how this ends, but he's wrong.

Director: Nicholas Gray | Stars: Tristan Mack Wilds, Clarke Peters, Calvin Johnson, Chip Llorens

Votes: 17

39. Alamo: The Price of Freedom (1988)

37 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Kieth Merrill | Stars: Casey Biggs, Enrique Sandino, Merrill Connally, Derek Caballero

Votes: 149

40. Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 (2016)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.5
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A brilliant but tortured 56-year-old artist channels her depression and anxiety into her work.

Director: Frank Stiefel | Star: Tom Wudl

Votes: 758

41. Kate Bush: Cloudbusting (1985 Video)

7 min | Short, Biography, Drama

8.1
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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.

Director: Julian Doyle | Stars: Kate Bush, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 76

42. Where Are the Dolls (2012)

6 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.1
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'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 »

Director: Cassandra Nicolaou | Stars: Megan Follows, Nicola Correia-Damude, Katie Boland, Shannon Barnett

Votes: 19

43. The Lottery (II) (2016)

16 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

6.3
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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.

Directors: Shane Dawson, Michael J. Gallagher | Stars: Missi Pyle, Max Bartos, Shane Dawson, Michael Maclane

Votes: 152

44. The Man with the Wooden Face (2017)

16 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

4.3
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Hien Le makes a living as a lottery ticket salesman in Vinh Long despite his deformed face, impaired hearing and emerging lung condition.

Director: James Nguyen | Stars: Dui Le, Hien Le, James Nguyen

Votes: 21

45. Vice: Deleted Scenes (2019 Video)

17 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

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Three deleted scenes from Adam McKay's Vice (2018): "High School" (aka "Best of All, He Loves Me Back"), "Musical", and "Bunker".

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Cailee Spaeny, Alex MacNicoll, Stefania LaVie Owen, Amy Adams

46. Frenchman's Flat (2017)

14 min | Short, Biography, Drama

8.9
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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.

Director: Jonathon James Williams | Stars: Charlie Clark, Spike Leffke, Patrick Speer, Stephen Krahel

Votes: 9

47. La femme et le TGV (2016)

30 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.0
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A touching story between a lonely woman and a TGV train driver.

Director: Timo von Gunten | Stars: Julie Dray, Jane Birkin, Viola von Scarpatetti, Manuela Biedermann

Votes: 839

48. Disenchanted (2014)

6 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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This short documentary charts the history and legacy of The Enchanted Forest amusement park in Howard County, Maryland.

Director: Matthew Myslinski | Star: Martha Clark

49. Walden (III) (2017)

Documentary, Short, Biography

8.6
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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.

Directors: Christopher Loren Ewers, Erik Ewers | Stars: Kevin Conway, Robert Redford

Votes: 7

50. First in Flight (2012)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Adventure, Biography

7.7
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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 »

Director: Brandon Hess | Stars: Aaron Farb, Tony Hale, Jules Mandel, Carlos Leal

Votes: 35


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