Movies to Watch If You Like Evel Knievel (1971)

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Magic Beyond Words: the J.K. Rowling Story (2011)

Starring: Poppy Montgomery, Emily Holmes, Antonio Cupo, Janet Kidder
Duration: 1h 30mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Magic Beyond Words: The J. K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring actress Poppy Montgomery. It is based on the book J. K.
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Evel Knievel (2004)

Starring: George Eads, Jaime Pressly, Lance Henriksen, Matt Gordon
Duration: 1h 31mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

The film begins with Knievel preparing to jump the fountains at Caesars Palace in front of a large audience.
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The Walk (2015)

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Guillaume Baillargeon, Émilie Leclerc
Duration: 2h 3mins
Genres: Action, Adventure, Biography

In 1974, French street performer Philippe Petit is trying to make a living in Paris with juggling acts and wire walking, much to the chagrin of his father.
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Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This (2014)

Starring: David Threlfall, Helen McCrory, Amanda Redman, Gregor Fisher
Duration: 1h 40mins
Genres: Biography

The film focuses on the life of the late Tommy Cooper, the popular British comedian, and the dilemma he faced when he fell in love with his assistant Mary Kay.
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Young Bruce Lee (2010)

Starring: Aarif Rahman, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Christy Chung, Jennifer Tse
Duration: 2h 9mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Bruce Lee, My Brother is a dramatic biopic of the eponymous martial arts legend as told by his younger brother, Robert Lee.
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Ip Man: the Final Fight (2013)

Starring: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Gillian Chung, Jordan Chan, Eric Tsang
Duration: 1h 40mins
Genres: Action, Biography, Drama

In 1949, Ip Man, who has been suffering from chronic gastric pain, travels alone to Hong Kong.
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Burton and Taylor (2013)

Starring: Dominic West, Helena Bonham Carter, Greg Hicks, Jeff Mash
Duration: 1h 23mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

In 1983, ageing movie stars Richard Burton (Dominic West) and Elizabeth Taylor (Helena Bonham Carter) are in New York City preparing to perform the Noël Coward play, Private Lives.
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Whitney (2015)

Starring: Yaya DaCosta, Arlen Escarpeta, Yolonda Ross, Suzzanne Douglas
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Whitney is a 2015 American biographical film directed by Angela Bassett based on American recording artist Whitney Houston and her turbulent marriage to R&B artist Bobby Brown that premiered on Lifetime in North America on January 17, 2015.
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Anna Nicole (2013)

Starring: Agnes Bruckner, Martin Landau, Adam Goldberg, Graham Patrick Martin
Duration: 1h 25mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The movie depicted the tragic life of model Anna Nicole Smith from small town dancer to Playboy centerfold, to her marriage to a billionaire, and her death in 2007.
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Birth of the Dragon (2016)

Starring: Billy Magnussen, Yu Xia, Philip Ng, Jingjing Qu
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Action, Biography, Drama

In 1964, a young Bruce Lee owns and operates a San Francisco Kung Fu Academy, specializing in the Chinese martial art Wing Chun.
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Rudy: the Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)

Starring: James Woods, Penelope Ann Miller, Michelle Nolden, John Bourgeois
Duration: 2h 0mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story is an American television film produced and broadcast in 2003 on the USA Network.
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Crazy (2008)

Starring: Waylon Payne, Ali Larter, Lane Garrison, Scott Michael Campbell
Duration: 1h 46mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Music

Crazy is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950s.
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Cadillac Records (2008)

Starring: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé, Columbus Short
Duration: 1h 49mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Music

In 1947 in Chicago, a Jewish immigrant from Poland and bar owner Leonard Chess (Adrien Brody) hires a blues combo, including guitarist Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright) and harmonica player Little Walter (Columbus Short).
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The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)

Starring: Amanda Fuller, Sherilyn Fenn, Eric Petersen, Chloë Crampton
Duration: 1h 26mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The Brittany Murphy Story is a 2014 television film about Brittany Murphy.
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Jersey Boys (2014)

Starring: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza
Duration: 2h 14mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Music

In Belleville, New Jersey in 1951, Tommy DeVito performs together with his brother Nicky, and their friend Nick Massi, as The Variety Trio.
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Last Call (2002)

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Neve Campbell, Sissy Spacek, Shannon Lawson
Duration: 1h 36mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Last Call is a 2002 drama film written and directed by Henry Bromell about F. Scott Fitzgerald, based on Against the Current: As I Remember F.
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Rush (2013)

Starring: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara
Duration: 2h 3mins
Genres: Action, Biography, Drama

James Hunt and Niki Lauda are exceptional racing car drivers who first develop a fierce rivalry in 1970 at a Formula Three race in London, when both their cars spin before Hunt wins the race.
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Lenny (1974)

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck
Duration: 1h 51mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The film jumps between various sections of Bruce's life, including scenes of when he was in his prime and the burned-out, strung-out performer who, in the twilight of his life, used his nightclub act to pour out his personal frustrations.
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Sal (2011)

Starring: Val Lauren, Jim Parrack, James Franco, Vince Jolivette
Duration: 1h 25mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Sal is a 2011 biographical film depicting the last few hours of the life of Sal Mineo, one of the first major film actors in Hollywood to publicly acknowledge their own bisexuality or homosexuality.
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Best (2000)

Starring: John Lynch, Ian Bannen, Jerome Flynn, Ian Hart
Duration: 1h 42mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Best is a 2000 British film portraying the football career of the Northern Irish soccer star George Best, particularly his years spent at Manchester United.
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