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Added by The Cinephile

on 4 Jun 2009 04:59

 
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Based on/inspired by true events (in progress)

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1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Even though there really was no chainsaw wielding maniac named Thomas Hewitt, this film is definitely inspired by the real man Ed Gein.
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2. Raging Bull (1980)
Based on the story of Jake Lamotta, the former boxing world middleweight champion.
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3. Breach (2007)
Based on the story of former FBI Agent Robert Hanssen, who spied for Russian and Soviet intelligence services against the United States for over 20 years.
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4. GoodFellas (1990)
Based on the story of Henry Hill, a former American mobster, showing him from his early days, and on.
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5. Munich (2005)
Based on the 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes.
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6. Gladiator (2000)
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7. The Aviator (2004)
Based on Howard Hughes, a former Aviator, film producer, engineer, industrialist, and philanthropist, who was one of the wealthiest men in the world. He became famous in the late 1920's when he made films such as Scarface, Hell's Angels, and The Outlaw.
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8. Invincible (2006)
Based on the inspiring true story of Vince Papali, who played on the Philadelphia Eagles from 1976-1978.
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9. Apollo 13 (1995)
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10. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

People who added this item 1655  Average listal rating (990 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
11. Donnie Brasco (1997)
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12. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
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13. Zodiac (2007)
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14. American Gangster (2007)
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15. Titanic (1997)
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16. JFK (1991)

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17. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
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18. Seabiscuit (2003)

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19. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
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20. Cinderella Man (2005)

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21. Schindler's List (1993)

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22. Capote (2005)

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23. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
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Comments

Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 18 4:10
My only problem with this list is that you chose to include the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake instead of the original. The remake was inspired more by the original movie than the actual story itself. The remake was not made to tell the story of Ed Gein, but to cash in on an already existing franchise. Therefore, the original would suit this list better.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 18 4:23
Yes, I actually totally forgot to add it thanks.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Aug 10 9:11
Exorcism of emily rose
Boys dnt cry
man on fire


good list man ,,im looking forward for its completion

Good luck
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Jun 15 17:28
a lot of movies to add...if this is not exclusively US-centeredyou should try with some not American movies such as "Memories of Murder", "The President's Last Bang" (both from South Korea),"Il Divo", "Romanzo Criminale" (both from Italy), "Un Cuento Chino" (from spain), "Ils" (from France).
These movies were on the top of my mind right now, I could come up with something else later...
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Jun 16 19:19
I will eventually add some foreign flicks, but its been so long since I've updated this list.

Thanks for the recommendations.

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