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1990s Biographical Movies

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Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World(1998)

2.8/5 (with 566 votes)

When news of John Smith's death reaches America, Pocahontas is devastated. She sets off to London with John Rolfe, to meet with the King of England on a diplomatic mission: to create peace and respect between the two great lands. However, Governor Ratcliffe is still around; he wants to return to Jamestown and take over. He will stop at nothing to discredit the young princess.

GoodFellas(1990)

R
| 2h 25min | Drama, Crime
4.3/5 (with 4,997 votes)

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

Patch Adams(1998)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,346 votes)

The true story of Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams, who in the 1970s found that humor is the best medicine, and was willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh—even if it meant risking his own career.

Tombstone(1993)

R
| 2h 10min | Western, Action
3.8/5 (with 766 votes)

Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Holliday when a gang of renegade brigands and rustlers begins terrorizing the town.

The Temptations(1998)

1h 27min per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 14 votes)

Biography of the singers who formed the hit Motown musical act, The Temptations.

Wyatt Earp(1994)

PG-13
| 3h 11min | Western, Drama, Action, Adventure
3.4/5 (with 312 votes)

Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during the Western revival in the 90's.

Once Upon a Time in China II(1992)

R
| 1h 53min | Action, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 89 votes)

Wong Fei-Hung faces the White Lotus Society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat Sen, a revolutionary, from the military.

Directed by Tsui Hark - With Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Max Mok, Donnie Yen, David Chiang, Shi-Kwan Yen, ...

Chaplin(1992)

PG-13
| 2h 23min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 383 votes)

An elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, recounting his amazing journey from his poverty-stricken childhood to world-wide success after the ingenious invention of the Little Tramp.

Ed Wood(1994)

R
| 2h 7min | Comedy, Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 900 votes)

The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.

Once Upon a Time in China(1991)

R
| 2h 14min | Action, Drama
3.6/5 (with 151 votes)

Set in late 19th century Canton, this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung against foreign forces' plundering of China.

Directed by Tsui Hark - With Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Jacky Cheung, Rosamund Kwan, Kent Cheng, Mark King, ...

Jesus(1999)

PG
| 4h | History, Drama
3.1/5 (with 17 votes)

The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he weeps at Joseph’s funeral, throws stones in Lake Galilee when meeting Simon Peter and James son of Zebedee for the first time, dances at the wedding at Cana, and starts a water-splashing fight with his disciples as well. Satan is portrayed as a man in modern dress (and as a woman in red). During his temptation of Jesus, he shows him the Earth from the vantage point of space. Satan also shows Jesus images of wars and destruction carried out in his name. The film adds an apocryphal Roman historian named “Livio” who watches and comments as events unfold; he is presumably named after Livy.

Once Upon a Time in China III(1993)

R
| 1h 52min | Action
3.2/5 (with 67 votes)

Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.

Directed by Tsui Hark - With Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Max Mok, Hung Yan-yan
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Once Upon a Time in China and America(1997)

PG-13
| 1h 42min | Action, Western
2.9/5 (with 35 votes)

So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were brutally treated by the Americans under the harsh working conditions. Thus, the American workers' hatred towards the Chinese immigrants is high. As a result, So gets into trouble with the Americans and the mob, and calls Master Wong for help.

Private Parts(1997)

R
| 1h 49min | Comedy, Drama
3.3/5 (with 128 votes)

The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.

Once Upon a Time in China IV(1993)

2.7/5 (with 15 votes)

Wong Fei Hung must deal with both foreign threats and the nationalist Red Lantern Society in this continuation of the popular kung fu series.

Directed by Yuen Bun - With Vincent Zhao, Max Mok, Hung Yan-yan, Wang Zhiwen, Chin Kar-lok

Hilary and Jackie(1998)

2h 1min | Drama, Music
3.5/5 (with 33 votes)

The tragic story of world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.

Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story(1995)

3h 30min per episode | Drama
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

The story of the life of the actress Elizabeth Taylor.

A Brief History of Time(1991)

G
| 1h 20min | Documentary
3.7/5 (with 47 votes)

This shows physicist Stephen Hawking's life as he deals with the ALS that renders him immobile and unable to speak without the use of a computer. Hawking's friends, family, classmates, and peers are interviewed not only about his theories but the man himself.

Directed by Errol Morris - With Stephen Hawking

Once Upon a Time in China V(1994)

1h 41min | Action
2.7/5 (with 14 votes)

Epic adventure set during a tumultuous time in China, when left without a leader, the cavalry is attacked by the powerful allies and pirate bands. A martial arts master, Wong Fei-Hong and Aunt Yee return to do battle against these evil forces.

Rocky Marciano(1999)

1h 40min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 8 votes)

Step into the ring with one of America's greatest legends...and stand a couple of rounds with greatness! "Pulling no punches" (LA Daily News), Jon Favreau (Swingers) and OscarÂ(r) winner* George C. Scott give TKO performances in this outstanding biography of the only undefeated world heavyweight champion in the history of boxing! In the small blue-collar town of Brockton, Massachusetts, young Rocky Marciano (Favreau) turns to the ring as his ticket out. Training twice as hard and twice as long as anyone else, he pounds his way to victory and his reputation quickly spreads as "the guy to beat." But behind the gloves Rocky is unhappy with his gift and he's thinking of retiring. So, with the fate of his career hanging in the balance, he finds a way to unleash his thunder againthis time against his biggest hero: Joe Louis!

Rasputin(1996)

R
| 2h 15min | History, Drama, TV Movie
3.2/5 (with 22 votes)

Into an era seething with war and revolution, a man comes with an incredible power to heal a nation...or destroy it. Based on the true story of one of the most powerful and mysterious figures in Russian history.

Directed by Uli Edel - With Alan Rickman

Beaumarchais the Scoundrel(1996)

3.3/5 (with 25 votes)

Beaumarchais the Scoundrel is a biopic film based on the life of the French playwright, financier and spy Pierre Beaumarchais depicting his activities during the American War of Independence and his authorship of the Figaro trilogy of plays.

Jeremiah(1998)

1h 30min | Drama, History
2.9/5 (with 9 votes)

The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to him that he has been selected to announce God's message to the people of Jerusalem.

Quiet Days in Clichy(1990)

1h 56min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 7 votes)

Expatriate Henry Miller indulges in a variety of sexual escapades while struggling to establish himself as a serious writer in Paris.

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery(1992)

PG-13
| 2h | History, Adventure
2.3/5 (with 15 votes)

Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court to ask Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand for help. After surviving a grilling from the Head of the Spanish Inquisition Tomas de Torquemada, he eventually gets the blessing from Queen Isabella and sets sail in three ships to travel into the unknown. Along the way he must deal with sabotage from Portugese spies and mutiny from a rebellious crew.

Gypsy(1993)

2h 33min | TV Movie, Comedy, Drama, Music
3.1/5 (with 9 votes)

A television adaptation of the classic Broadway musical.

Comedian Harmonists(1997)

2h 6min | Music, Drama
3.4/5 (with 19 votes)

Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists", from the day they meet first in 1927 to the day in 1934, when they become banned by the upcoming Nazis, because three of them are Jewish.

The Puppetmaster(1993)

2h 22min | Drama, War
3.2/5 (with 17 votes)

In the first half of this century, young Li Tienlu joins a travelling puppet theatre and subsequently makes a career as one of Taiwan's leading puppeteers.

Cabeza de Vaca(1991)

1h 51min | Action, Drama, History
3.4/5 (with 13 votes)

An international award winning saga of old Mexico. In 1528, a Spanish expedition flounders off the coast of Florida with 600 lives lost. One survivor, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, roams across the American continent searching for his Spanish comrades. Instead, he discovers the Iguase, an ancient Indian tribe. Over the next eight years, Cabeza de Vaca learns their mystical and mysterious culture, becoming a healer and a leader. But soon this New World collides with the Old World as Spanish conquistadors seek to enslave the Indians, and Cabeza de Vaca must confront his own people and his past.

The Secret Life of Ian Fleming(1990)

1h 40min | Adventure, TV Movie
2.7/5 (with 5 votes)

The Secret Life of Ian Fleming follows the exciting life of a dashing young Ian Fleming, the mastermind behind the highly successful James Bond books and movies.

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