Thursday, December 26, 2013

Television Documentaries, Miniseries, TV Movies and Specials


Aaron Hernandez: An ID Murder Mystery

Notorious: Aaron Hernandez


Adventures of Errol Flynn, The 

O.J.: Made in America


Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna


Catherine the Great (2019)

Eleanor & Franklin

Eleanor & Franklin: The White House Years

Elizabeth I


Gore Vidal's Lincoln

I, Claudius

JFK: Reckless Youth

John Adams

Peter the Great

The Queen's Sister

Roots (1977)

Roots (2016)

Roots: The Next Generations

Sandburg's Lincoln

Shaka Zulu

Sons of Liberty

Warm Springs

A Woman Called Golda

A Woman Named Jackie

Mark Twain Tonight!

Martha, Inc.: The Martha Stewart Story

Mayflower Madam

Pumpkin Pie Wars (Hallmark)

The Reagans

Rock Hudson


Saturday, November 30, 2013

100 Years of Olympic Films

100 Years of Olympic Films: An Introduction

1912 Summer Games (Stockholm, Sweden)

1924 Winter Games (Chamonix, France)

1924 Summer Games (Paris, France)

1928 Winter Games (St. Moritz, Switzerland)

1928 Summer Games 
The Netherlands)

The IX Olympiad in Amsterdam

The Olympic Games, Amsterdam 1928

1936 Winter Games 
(Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany)

Youth of the World

1936 Summer Games 
(Berlin, Germany)

Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations

Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty

1948 Winter Games 
(St. Moritz, Switzerland)

Fight Without Hate

1948 Summer Games 
(London, United Kingdom)

XIV Olympiad: The Glory of Sport

1952 Winter Games 
(Oslo, Norway)

The VI Olympic Winter Games, Oslo 1952

1952 Summer Games 
(Helsinki, Finland)

Where the World Meets

Gold and Glory

Memories of the Olympic Summer of 1952

1956 Winter Games 
(Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy)

White Vertigo

1956 Summer Games 
(Melbourne, Australia*)

Olympic Games, 1956

The Melbourne Rendezvous

Alain Mimoun

The Horse in Focus

1960 Winter Games 
(Squaw Valley, United States)

People, Hopes, Medals

1960 Summer Games 
(Rome, Italy)

The Grand Olympics

1964 Winter Games 
(Innsbruck, Austria)

IX Olympic Winter Games, Innsbruck 1964

1964 Summer Games 
(Tokyo, Japan)

Tokyo Olympiad

Sensation of the Century

1968 Winter Games 
(Grenoble, France)

13 Days in France

Snows of Grenoble

1968 Summer Games 
(Mexico City, Mexico)

The Olympics in Mexico

1972 Winter Games 
(Sapporo, Japan)

Sapporo Winter Olympics

1972 Summer Games 
(Munich, Germany)

Visions of Eight

1976 Winter Games 
(Innsbruck, Austria)

White Rock

1976 Summer Games 
(Montreal, Canada)

Games of the XXI Olympiad

1980 Winter Games 
(Lake Placid, United States)

Olympic Spirit

1980 Summer Games 
(Moscow, Soviet Union**)

O Sport, You Are Peace!

1984 Winter Games 
(Sarajevo, Yugoslavia**)

A Turning Point

1984 Summer Games 
(Los Angeles, United States)

16 Days of Glory

1988 Winter Games 
(Calgary, Canada)

Calgary '88: 16 Days of Glory

1988 Summer Games 
(Seoul, South Korea)

Seoul 1988

Hand in Hand

Beyond All Barriers

1992 Winter Games 
(Albertville, France)

One Light, One World

1992 Summer Games 
(Barcelona, Spain)


1994 Winter Games 
(Lillehammer, Norway)

Lillehammer '94: 16 Days of Glory

1996 Summer Games 
(Atlanta, United States)

Atlanta's Olympic Glory

1998 Winter Games 
(Nagano, Japan)

Nagano '98 Olympics: Stories of Honor and Glory

Olympic Glory

2000 Summer Games 
(Sydney, Australia)

Sydney 2000: Tales of Olympic Glory

2002 Winter Games 
(Salt Lake City, United States)

Salt Lake City 2002: Bud Greenspan's Stories of Olympic Glory

2004 Summer Games 
(Athens, Greece)

Bud Greenspan's Athens 2004: Stories of Olympic Glory

2006 Winter Games 
(Turin, Italy)

Bud Greenspan's Torino 2006: Stories of Olympic Glory

2008 Summer Games 
(Beijing, China)

The Everlasting Flame

2010 Winter Games 
(Vancouver, Canada)

Bud Greenspan Presents Vancouver 2010: Stories of Olympic Glory

2012 Summer Games 
(London, United Kingdom)


100 Years of Olympic Films: The Conclusions

*The 1956 equestrian events were held in Stockholm.
**These nations no longer exist: Moscow is now in Russia, Sarajevo is now in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Biographical Films Catalog

Presidential Biopics*+

Listed in Order of Presidency, Then in Title Alphabetical Order:

John Adams
John Adams **

Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson in Paris

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (1930)
Young Mr. Lincoln

Andrew Johnson 

Woodrow Wilson

Franklin D. Roosevelt 
Atlantic Crossing **
Eleanor & Franklin ** 
Eleanor & Franklin: The White House Years** 
Warm Springs ** 

Harry S. Truman 
Give 'Em Hell, Harry
Truman ** 

Dwight D. Eisenhower 
Ike: Countdown to D-Day ** 

John F. Kennedy 
JFK: Reckless Youth ** 
Kennedy ** 
Thirteen Days

Lyndon B. Johnson 
All the Way **

Richard Nixon 
Secret Honor

Ronald Reagan 
The Reagans **

Bill Clinton 
The Special Relationship ** 

George W. Bush 
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis ** 

Barack Obama 

Donald Trump
Trump Unauthorized **

Royal Biopics*+

Listed in Chronological Order of Ascension, 
Followed by Title Alphabetical Order:

Alexander the Great 
Alexander the Great (1956)
Alexander (2009)

Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar (1953)

Cleopatra VII
Cleopatra (1912)
Cleopatra (1934) 
Cleopatra (1963)

Augustus **
Empire **


I, Claudius ** 

Henry II 
The Lion in Winter

Genghis Khan 

Henry V
Henry V (1944)
Henry V (1989)
The King (2019)

Richard III 
Richard III (1955)
Richard III (1995)

Henry VIII 
Henry VIII **
The Private Life of Henry VIII
The Six Wives of Henry VIII **
The Tudors (Television Series)

Mary Tudor, Queen of France 

Anne Boleyn 
Anna Boleyn
Anne of the Thousand Days
The Other Boleyn Girl

Lady Jane Grey
Lady Jane

Mary Queen of Scots 
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

Czar Ivan IV of Russia 
Ivan the Terrible Part I
Ivan the Terrible Part II

Queen Elizabeth I 
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Elizabeth I ** 
The Virgin Queen
Young Bess

Czar Peter I
Peter the Great ** 

King Christian VII of Denmark 
A Royal Affair

Christina, Queen of Sweden 
Queen Christina

Charles II 

Anne, Queen of Great Britain 
The Favourite

King George III 
The Madness of King George

Czarina Catherine II 
Catherine The Great (2019) **
The Rise of Catherine the Great

Marie Antoinette 
Marie Antoinette (2006)

Shaka Zulu 
Shaka Zulu ** 

Queen Victoria 
Sixty Glorious Years
The Story of Vicky
Victoria (Television Series)
Victoria & Albert ** 
Victoria the Great

Czar Nicholas II 
Nicholas and Alexandra

Czarina Alexandra 

Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanova 
Anastasia (1956)
Anastasia (1997)
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna ** 

Pu Yi 

Prince John of Windsor
The Lost Prince **

Seretse Khama 

King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor 
Edward and Mrs. Simpson **
Wallis & Edward **
The Woman He Loved **

King George VI 
Bertie & Elizabeth **

Princesses Elizabeth & Margaret 
A Royal Night Out

Queen Elizabeth II 
The Crown (Television Series)

The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon 
The Queen's Sister ** 

Her Serene Highness 
Princess Grace of Monaco 

Charles, Prince of Wales 

Diana, Princess of Wales 
Diana: Her True Story ** 
Princess in Love **


Josephine Baker

Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz 
Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter

Sydney Biddle Barrows 
Mayflower Madam

L. Frank Baum 
The Dreamer of Oz

Lizzie Borden 

Betty Broderick
Dirty John (Television Series)
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story
Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, The Last Chapter

Gia Marie Carangi 

Patsy Cline & Loretta Lynn 
Patsy & Loretta 

Dorothy Dandridge 

James Dean 
James Dean

Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin

Leona Helmsley 

Sally Heming 
Sally Heming: An American Scandal

Audrey Hepburn 
The Audrey Hepburn Story

Whitney Houston

Rock Hudson 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. 
America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story 

The Kennedy Family 
Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot
The Kennedys
The Kennedys: After Camelot

Jack Kevorkian 
You Don't Know Jack


Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle 

Jayne Mansfield 
The Jayne Mansfield Story

Golda Meir 

Ayn Rand 
The Passion of Ayn Rand

Betty Shabazz & Coretta Scott King 
Betty & Correta

Bessie Smith 

Britney Spears 

Martha Stewart 
Martha Behind Bars
Martha, Inc.

Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa 
Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor 

Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton 

The Temptations 
The Temptations

Thelma Todd 
White Hot: The Mysterious Death of Thelma Todd

Pancho Villa
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself

Non-Presidential/Royal Biopic 
Feature Films/Television Specials**


Harold Abrahams & Eric Liddle: Chariots of Fire

Grover Cleveland Alexander: The Winning Team
Mohammed Ali: Ali
Neil Armstrong: First Man
Julian Assange: The Fifth Estate
Maria Altmann: Woman in Gold

Brian Banks: Brian Banks

P.T. Barnum: The Greatest Showman
Sir James Barrie: Finding Neverland
John Barrymore: Too Much, Too Soon
Jeff Bauman: Stronger
Roy Bean: The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
Billy Beane: Moneyball
Thomas Becket: Becket
Ludwig van Beethoven: Immortal Beloved
Jordan Belfort: The Wolf of Wall Street
Dido Elizabeth Belle: Belle
The Bielski Brothers: Defiance
Fanny Brice: Funny Girl
Fanny Brice: Funny Lady
Saroo Brierley: Lion
Erin Brockovich: Erin Brockovich
Christy Brown: My Left Foot
James Brown: Get On Up
Molly Brown: The Unsinkable Molly Brown

Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Canary): Calamity Jane

Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas': Cantinflas
Truman Capote: Capote
Truman Capote: Infamous
Ruben Carter: The Hurricane
Johnny & June Carter Cash: Walk the Line
Vernon & Irene Castle: The Story of Vernon & Irene Castle
Robin Cavendish: Breathe
Dick Chaney: Vice
Charlie Chaplin: Chaplin
Ray Charles: Ray
Henri 'Papillon' Charriere: Papillon (1973)
Henri 'Papillon' Charriere: Papillon (2018)
Agatha Christie: Agatha
Winston Churchill: Darkest Hour
Winston Churchill: The Gathering Storm **
Winston Churchill: Young Winston
El Cid (Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar): El Cid
Patsy Cline: Sweet Dreams
Ty Cobb: Cobb
George M. Cohan: Yankee Doodle Dandy
Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette): Colette
Christopher Columbus: 1492: Conquest of Paradise
Christopher Columbus: Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus: Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
Gerrard Conley: Boy Erased
Bob Crane: Auto Focus
Joan Crawford: Mommie Dearest
Marie Curie: Madame Curie
Marie Curie: Radioactive
Ian Curtis: Control

14th Dalai Lama: Kundun

Bobby Darin: Beyond the Sea
Miles Davis: Miles Ahead
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire: The Duchess
Charles Dickens: The Man Who Invented Christmas
Emily Dickinson: A Quiet Passion
John Dillinger: Public Enemies
Isak Dinesen, Baroness Karen Blixen: Out of Africa
Benjamin Disraeli: Disraeli (1929)
Benjamin Disraeli: Disraeli (1978) **
Madame Du Barry: Madame Du Barry (1934)
Roberto Duran: Hands of Stone


Amelia Earhart: Amelia
Michael "Eddie" Edwards: Eddie the Eagle
Jaime Escalante: Stand and Deliver
Josemaria Escriva: There Be Dragons
Ruth Etting: Love Me or Leave Me

Percy Fawcett: The Lost City of Z

Bobby Fischer: Pawn Sacrifice
Father Edward Flanagan: Boys Town
Dian Fossey: Gorillas in the Mist
Anne Frank: The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Anne Frank: The Diary of Anne Frank (2009) **

Guy Gabaldon: Hell to Eternity

Mohandas K. Gandhi, the Mahatma: Gandhi
Judy Garland: Judy
Judy Garland: Life With Judy Garland: Me & My Shadows **
Jim Garrison: JFK
Lou Gehrig: The Pride of the Yankees
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
J. Paul Getty & J. Paul Getty III: All the Money in the World
Elizabeth Gilbert: Eat Pray Love
Sir William S. Gilbert & Sir Arthur Sullivan: Topsy-Turvy
Allan Ginsberg: Howl
Ruth Bader Ginsberg: On the Basis of Sex
General Charles Gordon: Khartoum
John Gotti: Gotti (1996) **
John Gotti: Gotti (2018)
Barbara Graham: I Want to Live!
Dr. Mortimer Granville: Hysteria
Rocky Graziano: Somebody Up There Likes Me

Bethany Hamilton: Soul Surfer

Emma, Lady Hamilton: The Divine Lady
Emma, Lady Hamilton: That Hamilton Woman
Fred Hampton: Judas and the Black Messiah
Tonya Harding: I, Tonya
Gary Hart: The Front Runner
Don Haskins: Glory Road
Stephen Hawking: The Theory of Everything
Henry Hill: Goodfellas
Alfred Hitchcock: Hitchcock
Adolph Hitler: Downfall
Adolph Hitler: Hitler: The Last Ten Days
Adolph Hitler: Hitler: The Rise of Evil **
Billie Holiday: Lady Sings the Blues
Billie Holiday: The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Buddy Holly: The Buddy Holly Story
J. Edgar Hoover: J. Edgar
J. Edgar Hoover: The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
Jiro Horikoshi: The Wind Rises
Howard Hughes: The Aviator
Howard Hughes: Rules Don't Apply
Uday Hussein: The Devil's Double


Florence Foster Jenkins: Florence Foster Jenkins

Jesus Christ: The Greatest Story Ever Told
Jesus Christ: Jesus of Nazareth **
Jesus Christ: The King of Kings (1927)
Jesus Christ: King of Kings (1961)
Jesus Christ: The Passion of the Christ
Jesus Christ: Son of God
Richard Jewell: Richard Jewell
Joan of Arc: Joan of Arc (1948)
Joan of Arc: The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc: The Passion of Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc: Saint Joan
Steve Jobs: Jobs
Steve Jobs: Steve Jobs
Elton John: Rocketman
Katherine Johnson: Hidden Figures
Al Jolson: The Jolson Story
Al Jolson: Jolson Sings Again

Frida Kahlo: Frida

Andy Kaufman: Man on the Moon
Helen Keller & Annie Sullivan: The Miracle Worker
Edward M. 'Ted' Kennedy: Chappaquiddick
Jacqueline Kennedy (Onassis): Jackie
Jacqueline Kennedy (Onassis): A Woman Named Jackie **
Sir Seretse & Lady Ruth Khama: A United Kingdom
Billie Jean King & Bobby Riggs: Battle of the Sexes
Martin Luther King, Jr.: King **
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Selma
Newton Knight: Free State of Jones
Ron Kovic: Born on the Fourth of July
The Kray Twins: Legend
Chris Kyle: American Sniper

Jake LaMotta: Raging Bull

Gertrude Lawrence: Star!
T.E. Lawrence: Lawrence of Arabia
Philomena Lee: Philomena
John Lennon: Nowhere Boy
C.S. Lewis & Joy Gresham: Shadowlands
Jerry Lee Lewis: Great Balls of Fire
Charles Lindbergh: The Spirit of St. Louis
Federico Garcia Lorca & Salvador DalĂ­: Little Ashes
Linda Lovelace: Lovelace
Frank Lucas: American Gangster
Martin Luther: Luther
Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter


Douglas MacArthur: MacArthur

Nelson Mandela: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Winnie Mandela: Winnie Mandela
Herman Mankiewicz: Mank
Thurgood Marshall: Marshall
William Moulton Marston: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
Kimane Maruge: The First Grader
Freddie Mercury: Bohemian Rhapsody
John Merrick: The Elephant Man
Michelangelo: The Agony & The Ecstasy
Harvey Milk: Milk
Bart Millard: I Can Only Imagine
Glenn Miller: The Glenn Miller Story
A.A. Milne: Goodbye Christopher Robin
Marilyn Monroe: My Week With Marilyn
Marilyn Monroe: Norma Jean & Marilyn **
Sir Thomas More: A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Sir Thomas More: A Man for All Seasons (1988) **
Steven Patrick Morrissey: England is Mine
Jim Morrison: The Doors
Moses: The Prince of Egypt
Moses: The Ten Commandments
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Amadeus

Tony Nathan: Woodlawn

John Nash: A Beautiful Mind
Solomon Northup: 12 Years a Slave
N.W.A.: Straight Outta Compton

Mark O'Brien: The Sessions

Margaret 'Peggy' O'Neal: The Gorgeous Hussy
Annie Oakley: Annie Get Your Gun
Michael Ohre: The Blind Side
Jesse Owens: The Jesse Owens Story **
Jesse Owens: Race

George M. Patton: Patton

Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow: Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow: Bonnie & Clyde (2013) **
Louis Pasteur: The Story of Louis Pasteur
Vinnie Paziena: Bleed for This
Phillipe Petit: The Walk
Eva Peron: Evita
Captain Rich Phillips: Captain Philips
Jimmy Piersall: Fear Strikes Out
Valerie Plame: Fair Game
Jackson Pollock: Pollock
John du Pont: Foxcatcher
Beatrix Potter: Miss Potter


Aron Ralston: 127 Hours

Dan Rather: Truth
John Reed: Reds
Jackie Robinson: 42
Knute Rockne: Knute Rockne, All-American
Oscar Romero: Romero
Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger: Rudy
Babe Ruth: The Babe
Babe Ruth: The Babe Ruth Story
Steven Russell: I Love You Phillip Morris

J.D. Salinger: Rebel in the Rye

Oskar Schindler: Schindler's List
Seabiscuit: Seabiscuit
Secretariat: Secretariat
Selena: Selena
Frank Serpico: Serpico
William Shakespeare: All Is True
Dr. Don Shirley & Frank Vallelonga: Green Book
Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel: Bugsy
Karen Silkwood: Silkwood
Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration
St. Bernadette Soubinous: The Song of Bernadette
Spartacus: Spartacus (1960)
Spartacus: Spartacus (2004) **
Freddie Steinmark: My All-American
Dorothy Stratten: Death of a Centerfold **
Dorothy Stratten: Star 80
Monty Stratton: The Stratton Story
Lee Strobel: The Case for Christ
Robert Franklin Stroud: Birdman of Alcatraz
Jacqueline Susann: Isn't She Great
Wlawdyslaw Szpilman: The Pianist

Brandon Teena: Boys Don't Cry
Corrie ten Boom: The Hiding Place
Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady
Jim Thorpe: Jim Thorpe: All-American
J.R.R. Tolkien: Tolkien
Count Leo Tolstoy: The Last Station
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Moulin Rouge (1952)
P.L.Travers: Saving Mr. Banks
Dalton Trumbo: Trumbo
Harriet Tubman: Harriet
Preston Tucker: Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Alan Turing: The Imitation Game
Nat Turner: The Birth of a Nation
Tina Turner: What's Love Got to Do With It?


Ritchie Valens: La Bamba
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons: Jersey Boys
Vincent Van Gogh: At Eternity's Gate
Vincent Van Gogh: Loving Vincent
Vincent Van Gogh: Lust for Life
Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford: Anonymous
Sid Vicious & Nancy Spungen: Sid and Nancy
Claus Von Bulow: Reversal of Fortune
George & Maria Von Trapp: The Sound of Music

Christopher Wallace, the Notorious B.I.G.: Notorious

Sir William Wallace: Braveheart
Mickey Ward & Dickey Eklund: The Fighter 
James Whale: Gods and Monsters
William Wilberforce: Amazing Grace
Hank Williams, Sr.: I Saw the Light
Hank Williams, Sr.: Your Cheatin' Heart
Brian Wilson: Love & Mercy
Sarah Winchester: Winchester
Tommy Wiseau: The Disaster Artist
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: Ed Wood
Ron Woodroof: Dallas Buyers Club

Malcolm X: Malcolm X

Alvin York: Sergeant York

Louis Zamperini: Unbroken

Louis Zamperini: Unbroken: Path to Redemption
Bob Zellner: Son of the South
Florenz Ziegfeld: The Great Ziegfeld
Emile Zola: The Life of Emile Zola
Mark Zukerberg: The Social Network

**: Television Miniseries/Movie
+: When there is both a biographical film and television miniseries/movie on a subject, the television biopic is grouped with the film biopic if the subject is neither a President or a monarch. When the subject is either a President or monarch, they are grouped within their specific category.