Real People, Extraordinary Lives

by Chris_S

Created 04/09/13

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These films chronicle the stories of fascinating individuals whose lives could easily be mistaken for ingenious works of fiction. Humble or on a high horse, heroes or villains, each film captures what made these people outstanding, for better or worse.


  • By Craig J. Clark
    April 11, 2013
    10:47 AM

    Needs Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters.
    • By Drew Phillips
      April 11, 2013
      11:18 PM

      Agreed! As well as WALKER and SID & NANCY (a case could be made for NAKED LUNCH as well)
  • By Chris_S
    April 12, 2013
    07:31 PM

    Thanks for the input! I added the films I've seen, but more suggestions are welcome!
    • By Chris_S
      April 12, 2013
      07:33 PM

      Also: The Last Temptation of Christ? Haha.
  • By D.j. West
    April 17, 2013
    08:35 PM

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou? Technically, it's about Jacques Cousteau...
  • By Liam Molenda
    April 22, 2013
    02:37 PM

    No Naked Lunch?
  • By reeCe
    April 26, 2013
    03:07 PM

    Have you seen The Passion of Joan of Arc?
  • By HowardR
    January 12, 2014
    04:30 AM

    In The Realm of the Senses, Alexander Nevsky, Louis Malle and Jean-Pierre Gorin documantaries would fit your list nicely.