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Movies Based on True Stories/Events/Characters

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People who added this item 2989 Average listal rating (1885 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8

Based on the life of Chris Gardner, an American entrepreneur, investor, stockbroker, motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist who, during the early 1980s, struggled with homelessness while raising his toddler son, Christopher, Jr.



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People who added this item 842 Average listal rating (445 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
Malcolm X (1992)

Based on the life of African-American human rights activist Malcolm X.



If you want more info then click here for The Official Web Site of Malcolm X


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People who added this item 3929 Average listal rating (2297 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Pianist (2002)

The movie is a biographical war drama,based on the autobiographical book The Pianist, a World War II memoir by the Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman on how he survived the war.




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Based on the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.



If you want more info then click here for 2008 Mumbai attacks



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People who added this item 302 Average listal rating (179 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
Soul Surfer (2011)

Based on the life of Surfer Bethany Hamilton, She is known for surviving a shark attack in which she lost her left arm, and for overcoming the serious and debilitating injury to return to professional surfing.



If you want more info then click here for Bethany Hamilton official website


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People who added this item 906 Average listal rating (514 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
Control (2007)

Based on the life of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.



If you want more info then click here for Ian Curtis (Wikipedia)



For Ian Curtis Band Joy Division click here



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People who added this item 641 Average listal rating (398 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5

It is based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary by teacher Erin Gruwell.Erin strongly believed that education could overcome even the worst kinds of adversity and was determined that her 150 “at-risk” students should receive the same opportunities as everyone else. Four years later all 150 students, dubbed the Freedom Writers, graduated from high school.



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People who added this item 1498 Average listal rating (1015 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Argo (2012)

A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.



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People who added this item 728 Average listal rating (437 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6

The film is based on María Belón and her family's experience of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.





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People who added this item 2022 Average listal rating (1274 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8

Based on the life of American organized crime boss



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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.5
Miss Bala (2011)

Miss Bala is loosely based on a real incident, in which 2008’s Miss Sinaloa, Laura Zúñiga, was arrested with suspected gang members in a truck filled with munitions outside Guadalajara, Jalisco. The film suggests her pageant victory was blatantly fixed by criminal elements.



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Based on the life of John Forbes Nash, American mathematician whose works in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations have provided insight into the forces that govern chance and events inside complex systems in daily life.In 1994, he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences as a result of his game theory work as a Princeton graduate student.



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Special 26 (2013)

The film is inspired by a real-life heist on March 19, 1987 where a group posing as CBI officers executed an income tax raid on the Opera House branch of Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri in Mumbai.




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Valkyrie (2008)

The film depicts the 20 July plot in 1944 by German army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and to use the Operation Valkyrie national emergency plan to take control of the country.



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A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex scandal.



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People who added this item 281 Average listal rating (142 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9

The movie is based on the conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.The film tells the story of Mary Surratt, the only female conspirator charged in the Abraham Lincoln assassination and the first woman to be executed by the United States federal government.



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The Bank Job (2008)

The film is in part based on historical facts about the Baker Street robbery. According to the producers, this movie is intended to reveal the truth for the first time,although it includes significant elements of fiction.



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The List of Movies based on true Stories,Events or Characters. I've only included the movies which I've seen.I'll add more as I watch.

If you any suggestion for any movie based on true circumstances then please comment. Thanks

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