Biographical30 Videos

The Afflicted (2011)

A story of incomprehensible abuse delivered by an explosively violent mother of four. Journey through the mind of a child that experiences a living hell, defined and defended by the twisted religious beliefs of her mother. Director: Jason Stoddard Stars: Leslie Easterbrook, Kane Hodder, J.D. Hart, Michele Grey

Murder on Pleasant Drive (2006)

The “true story” of John Smith and his disappearing wives, and how the perseverance of the daughter and sister of his second wife Fran finally brought the story together and broke at least a part of the case. Director: Michael Scott Starring: Kelli Williams, Amy Madigan, Susan Hogan, Vincent Gale

Dance with a Stranger (1985)

A stormy relationship, complicated by the strictures of 1950s social class and gender roles, ends in death. Based on the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain. Director: Mike Newell Starring: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Matthew Carroll

Party Monster (2003)

Based on the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate. Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Wilson Cruz, Seth Green

A Mighty Heart (2007)

Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan. Director: Michael Winterbottom Stars: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan, Archie Panjabi

A Killer in the Family (1983)

A father serving time for murder convinces his three teenage sons that his life is being threatened by fellow inmates and that they should break him out of jail. However, when his sons succeed in the jailbreak attempt, the father brings along his cell-mate, a former two time killer, and soon the sons find themselves […]

The Executioner’s Song (1982)

The story of Gary Gilmore, a convicted murderer who lobbied for his own execution. Director: Lawrence Schiller Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Christine Lahti, Rosanna Arquette, Eli Wallach

Capote (2005)

In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row. Director: Bennett Miller Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr.,Catherine Keener, Allie Mickelson

Joe Hill (1971)

About the life and death of the legendary Swedish/American agitator Joe Hill. Director: Bo Widerberg Stars: Thommy Berggren, Anja Schmidt, Kelvin Malave, Evert Anderson

I Want to Live! (1958)

A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence. Director: Robert Wise Stars: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel