10 movies

The Aviator

December 17, 2004

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Rules Don't Apply

November 23, 2016

It's Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes, who is engaged to be married to his seventh grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes' number one rule: No employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes' behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.

The Rocketeer

June 21, 1991

Young pilot Cliff Secord stumbles on a top secret rocket-pack and with the help of his mechanic/mentor, he attempts to save his girl and stop the Nazis as 'The Rocketeer'.

Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. However, his dream of making his car become reality is repeatedly hampered by unrealistic expectations and meddling by established car corporations who want him to fail.

F for Fake

March 12, 1975

Documents the lives of infamous fakers Elmyr de Hory and Clifford Irving. De Hory, who later committed suicide to avoid more prison time, made his name by selling forged works of art by painters like Picasso and Matisse. Irving was infamous for writing a fake autobiography of Howard Hughes. Welles moves between documentary and fiction as he examines the fundamental elements of fraud and the people who commit fraud at the expense of others.

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

Melvin and Howard

September 19, 1980

The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.

The Amazing Howard Hughes

April 13, 1977

The Amazing Howard Hughes is a 1977 television movie about American aviation pioneer and filmmaker Howard Hughes, based on the book by Hughes' business partner Noah Dietrich. The film starred Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, and Tovah Feldshuh.

Pancho Barnes

October 25, 1988

A made for TV movie in which Valerie Bertinelli portrays Florence Pancho Barnes, a bored socialite who decides to learn to fly

Biography - Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. did more than dream. Yet behind the glamour, fame and fabulous wealth, there lurked a darker side: a sick, isolated and deeply unhappy man who hid behind his image and ended up a prisoner of his own insanity. This is his story. - Howard Hughes

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