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People who added this item 341 Average listal rating (195 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Fair Game (2010)
Based on the outing of former CIA agent Valerie Plame by members of the US government.
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People who added this item 2545 Average listal rating (1587 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 1143 Average listal rating (689 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Insider (1999)
Based on the experiences of Dr. Jeffrey Wigand, a tobacco industry whistleblower. Directed by Michael Mann.
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People who added this item 834 Average listal rating (475 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Story of Anna Leonowens. Directed by Andy Tennant.
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People who added this item 1754 Average listal rating (1026 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Monster (2003)
Story of serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Directed by Patty Jenkins.
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People who added this item 362 Average listal rating (227 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Breach (2007)
Based on the capture of Soviet spy Robert Hanssen.
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People who added this item 5745 Average listal rating (3837 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
Story of con artist Frank Abagnale. Directed by Steven Spielberg
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People who added this item 2432 Average listal rating (1485 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7.1
8 Mile (2002)
Based on rapper Marshall Bruce Mathers III (Eminem) and his rap battles in Detroit.
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People who added this item 3252 Average listal rating (2036 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
Zodiac (2007)
Based on the story of the Zodiac Killer.
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People who added this item 4747 Average listal rating (3069 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
Adapted from Sylvia Nasar's A Beautiful Mind, an unauthorized biography of John Nash. Directed by Ron Howard.
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People who added this item 2861 Average listal rating (1760 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Walk the Line (2005)
based on two autobiographies of Johnny Cash, Man in Black, and Cash: The Autobiography.
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People who added this item 1517 Average listal rating (918 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
Based on the life of Michael Oher.
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People who added this item 1115 Average listal rating (737 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Moneyball (2011)
Based on Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis.
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People who added this item 827 Average listal rating (472 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Ali (2001)
A biography of sports legend, Muhammad Ali, from his early days to his days in the ring.
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People who added this item 3393 Average listal rating (2164 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Based on creation of Facebook and the lawsuits that followed
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People who added this item 1700 Average listal rating (1065 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Fighter (2010)
Based on the life of boxer Micky Ward and his half-brother, Dicky Eklund.
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People who added this item 915 Average listal rating (494 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Runaways (2010)
Based on the '70s girl rock band The Runaways, focusing in particular on the relationship between rockers Cherie Currie and Joan Jett. Adapted from Currie's memoir.
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People who added this item 630 Average listal rating (324 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
The Soloist (2009)
Based on the life of Nathaniel Ayers.
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People who added this item 1132 Average listal rating (679 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Alpha Dog (2006)
Based on the kidnap and murder of Nicholas Markowitz organized mainly by Jesse James Hollywood, with names changed.
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People who added this item 4151 Average listal rating (2639 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
The Terminal (2004)
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People who added this item 302 Average listal rating (178 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
Soul Surfer (2011)
An American drama about a thirteen-year-old surfer who loses her arm in a shark attack but is determined to get back in the water.
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People who added this item 2373 Average listal rating (1384 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Blow (2001)
Based on the American cocaine smuggler George Jung. Directed by Ted Demme.
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People who added this item 1032 Average listal rating (558 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Duchess (2008)
Based on the life of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire.
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People who added this item 2621 Average listal rating (1526 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
The FBI tries to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
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People who added this item 2997 Average listal rating (1899 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8
Based on true story of Chris Gardner, starring Will Smith
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People who added this item 563 Average listal rating (307 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Based on the torture and murder of Sylvia Marie Likens.
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People who added this item 2208 Average listal rating (1375 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
127 Hours (2010)
Based on the story of Aron Ralston, the American mountain climber who amputated his own arm to free himself after being trapped by a boulder for six days in Blue John Canyon in 2003.
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People who added this item 1505 Average listal rating (1025 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Argo (2012)
based on the Canadian Caper, the rescue of dramatization of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran in 1979 during the Iran hostage crisis
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People who added this item 733 Average listal rating (442 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Based on a Japanese family who survives by tsunami tragedy in December 26, 2004 at Thailand, directed by J.A. Bayona starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor.
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People who added this item 918 Average listal rating (593 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
War film based on the decade-long manhunt for Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States.
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People who added this item 692 Average listal rating (407 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Vow (2012)
Romantic movie based on true events
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People who added this item 804 Average listal rating (444 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
J. Edgar (2011)
- Biopic movie based on the life of J.Edgar Hoover, directed by Clint Eastwood.
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People who added this item 603 Average listal rating (333 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Gia (1998)
Movie based on the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s.
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People who added this item 641 Average listal rating (398 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Based on the book, The Freedom Writers Diary, by teacher Erin Gruwell.
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People who added this item 226 Average listal rating (117 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Loosely based on the investigation of homicide detective Elmer C. Robinson into the Lonely Hearts Killers. Directed by his own grandson Todd Robinson.
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People who added this item 1555 Average listal rating (816 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Based on the lives of Anne and Mary Boleyn, the sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.
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People who added this item 742 Average listal rating (495 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Rescue Dawn (2006)
Based on the story of Dieter Dengler, a US Navy pilot who was shot down in Loas during the Vietnam War.
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Based on the last year of Jesse James' life, leading up to his assassination by Robert Ford.
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People who added this item 387 Average listal rating (244 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Take the Lead (2006)
Based on the story of Pierre Dulaine, as he teaches potential high school drop-outs how to ballroom dance during detention, in an attempt to raise their self-respect and confidence.
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People who added this item 2026 Average listal rating (1276 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Based on the true life story of Frank Lucas, a former heroin dealer, and organized crime boss in Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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People who added this item 1858 Average listal rating (1127 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Loosely based on Joseph D. Pistone, FBI agent who successfully infiltrated the Bonanno crime family in N.Y.C. during the 1970s.
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People who added this item 245 Average listal rating (125 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Inspired by actual events, the film tells the story of Kathryn Bolkovac.
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People who added this item 184 Average listal rating (123 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Notorious (2009)
The life and career of rapper Biggie Smalls before his death
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People who added this item 2709 Average listal rating (1767 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Historical British drama based on King George VI, who was suffering from stammer
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People who added this item 157 Average listal rating (84 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Puncture (2011)
Based on a true story, Mike Weiss (Chris Evans) is a young Houston lawyer and a drug addict.
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People who added this item 741 Average listal rating (453 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Coach Carter (2005)
Based on the Richmond High School basketball team led by coach Ken Carter.
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People who added this item 1534 Average listal rating (979 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Help (2011)
based on the civil rights era.
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People who added this item 695 Average listal rating (399 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Based on the real life story of Mark Whitacre, the highest ranked executive in U.S. history to turn whistleblower.
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People who added this item 1715 Average listal rating (1013 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Marley & Me (2008)
Based on the memoir of the same title by journalist John Grogan.
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People who added this item 735 Average listal rating (494 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Loosely based on the Mrkonjić Grad incident. Directed by John Moore.
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