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People who added this item 341 Average listal rating (194 ratings) 6.5 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 (1597 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 1143 Average listal rating (690 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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Story of Anna Leonowens. Directed by Andy Tennant.
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People who added this item 1754 Average listal rating (1037 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Story of serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Directed by Patty Jenkins.
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People who added this item 362 Average listal rating (226 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Based on the capture of Soviet spy Robert Hanssen.
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Story of con artist Frank Abagnale. Directed by Steven Spielberg
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People who added this item 2432 Average listal rating (1501 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7.1
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 (2054 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
Based on the story of the Zodiac Killer.
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Adapted from Sylvia Nasar's A Beautiful Mind, an unauthorized biography of John Nash. Directed by Ron Howard.
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based on two autobiographies of Johnny Cash, Man in Black, and Cash: The Autobiography.
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Based on the life of Michael Oher.
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People who added this item 1115 Average listal rating (746 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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Based on creation of Facebook and the lawsuits that followed
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People who added this item 1700 Average listal rating (1076 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
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 (499 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
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
Based on the life of Nathaniel Ayers.
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People who added this item 1132 Average listal rating (681 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
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 (2655 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 302 Average listal rating (181 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 (1392 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 (567 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Based on the life of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire.
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People who added this item 2621 Average listal rating (1535 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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Based on true story of Chris Gardner, starring Will Smith
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People who added this item 563 Average listal rating (308 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 (1398 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 (1031 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 (451 ratings) 7.4 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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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 (419 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 (448 ratings) 6.3 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 (334 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Gia
Movie based on the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s.
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Based on the book, The Freedom Writers Diary, by teacher Erin Gruwell.
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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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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 (497 ratings) 7.1 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 (1283 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 (1139 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
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 (126 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 (125 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
The life and career of rapper Biggie Smalls before his death
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People who added this item 2709 Average listal rating (1778 ratings) 7.8 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 (85 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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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 (997 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 (397 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 (1021 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Based on the memoir of the same title by journalist John Grogan.
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Loosely based on the Mrkonjić Grad incident. Directed by John Moore.
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