Biopics / True Life Movies

Your pick of the biographical & true life Movies in the BOOMBOXtv archive.

The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story

As the police search for a missing pregnant woman, new evidence emerges that throws suspicion on her seemingly devoted husband.

The Executioners Song

The story of Gary Gilmore, a convicted murderer who lobbied for his own execution. 1982 Tommy Lee Jones Eli Wallach Director: Lawrence Schiller

Bowling For Columbine

Michael Moore's Academy Award-winning documentary about gun control in the U.S -  Bowling For Columbine.


This is the story of the takeoff and hijacking of United Airlines Flight 93 by terrorists, the discovery by passengers with cell phones that other hijacked planes had been steered into the World Trade Center towers, and the realization that their plane was being steered toward Washington D.C.


Based on the true story of the uprising at Attica Prison in 1971. Michael Smith, a new recruit to the prison service, along with several of his colleagues get caught up in a prison riot fueled by bad prison management and a lack of understanding by the guards

Anatomy Of An Illness

Biopic of Saturday Review editor and political journalist Norman Cousins who developed and promoted a self-made health therapy consisting of intake of large quantities of vitamin C and making oneself laugh as much as possible.

Childhood 2.0

For the first time in history, mental illness and suicide have become one of the greatest threats to school-aged children. Many parents still view dangers as primarily physical and external, but they’re missing the real danger: kids spending more time online and less time engaging in real life. What are the effects on the next generation's mental, physical, and spiritual health?

Catching The Black Widow

The courageous story of a tenacious New Zealand woman who would stop at nothing in seeking justice for her brother's murder. Based on a True Story

Answered By Fire Pt 1

part 1 of 2. Based on shocking true events, set against the tumultuous lead up to the 1999 referendum in East Timor and its horrifying aftermath. Two UN volunteers take on more than they bargained for and risk losing all they tried to protect.

Answered By Fire Pt 2

part 2 of 2. Based on shocking true events, set against the tumultuous lead up to the 1999 referendum in East Timor and its horrifying aftermath. Two UN volunteers take on more than they bargained for and risk losing all they tried to protect.

The Spacewalker

In the heat of the Cold War, the USA and the USSR fight for supremacy in space, with both superpowers competing to be the first to have a man walk in outer space. No price is too high and no risk too great.

Bonnie & Clyde : Justified

The epic story behind Ameria’s most notorious couple. When Bonnie Parker (Ashley Hayes) and Clyde Barrow (Jim Poole) meet over a cup of hot chocolate it lit a spark that began a legendary story. Their courtship took them through bank robberies, prison and a multi-state crime spree

Unbreakable : The Western States 100

Unbreakable: The Western States 100 follows the four lead men on this amazing journey. Hal Koerner, two time defending Western States champion. Geoff Roes, undefeated at the 100-mile distance. Anton Krupicka, undefeated in every ultramarathon he has ever started, & Kilian Jornet, the young mountain runner and two time Ultra-trail du Mont-Blanc champion, from Spain.

Boss Of Bosses

Gangster movie.  The story of the rise and fall of the powerful New York City organized crime boss, Paul Castellano.

The Wethouse

Poignant, haunting fly on the wall documentary.


Award winning documentary. With more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe, the ancient Chinese game of Go has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence.

Kingfish : Story Of Huey P Long

Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long is a 1995 television drama political film. feat John Goodman.

Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story

(1992) Bonnie Parker is estranged from her husband while still only just barely eighteen. Clyde Barrow, a handsome charmer who is in love with Bonnie, is a small-time thief, 'borrowing' cars to teach Bonnie to drive. He falls in with W.D. Jones, and their crime levels quickly rise. Soon Bonnie is dragged in with them, due to her love for Clyde.

The Insider

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a 60 Minutes exposé on Big Tobacco.

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell

A classy biopic of the inventor of the telephone, which was for a while called the "Ameche" in the movie's honor.

Stars Don Ameche, Loretta Young, and Henry Fonda. With Charles Coburn, Spring Byington, Gene Lockhart.

Directed by Irving Cummings.

Lloyds of London

(1936) Blake is in love with an aristocratic woman whose husband seriously injures him. Blake's friendship with Lord Nelson provides the basis for Blake's part in the growth of Lloyd's insurance business following the Battle of Trafalgar. Only very slightly based on history.


Anne Frank's Diary

An animated version of Anne Frank's famous diaries that makes her story easily accessible for a new generation without losing the power of the original text.


A piercing, urgent and impeccably edited documentary that dissects the horrific vilification of African Americans and their almost return to slavery in the USA.

Knock Down The House

Political documentary following AOC and others as they seek to get elected.


Fly-on-the-Wall film from 1968, charting the ‘Summer Of Love’

Michelle Obama: Forward Motion

The story of Michelle Obama's journey from the working-class South Side of Chicago to the White House.

The Man Who Skied Down Everest

This Oscar-winning documentary tells the story behind Japanese daredevil Yuichiro Miura's 1970 effort to ski down the world's tallest mountain.

Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis

This film looks at factors that led to the 2008 financial crisis and the efforts made by then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President Timothy Geithner, and Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke to save the United States from an economic collapse.

BLUES STORY: A Documentary

The Story of the Blues told through the eyes of the artists who lived it. featuring: BB King Charles Brown Koko Taylor Buddy Guy Hubert Sumlin Robert Lockwood and many, many more . . .