My favorite stories based on facts
685 8.1 8.51. The Intouchables (2011)
4053 7.6 8.12. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The story begins in the early years of a young prodigy named John Nash. Early in the film, Nash begins developing paranoid schizophrenia and endures delusional episodes while painfully watching the loss and burden his condition brings on his wife and friends.
4983 7.3 7.93. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Film based on the life of Frank Abagnale Jr., who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor, and a Louisiana parish prosecutor. His primary crime was check fraud; he became so skillful that the FBI eventually turned to him for help in catching other check forgers.
240 6.6 74. Mask (1985)
1232 5.9 6.35. The Perfect Storm (2000)
1113 7.3 7.66. The Blind Side (2009)
Film based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. The storyline features Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. The film follows Oher from his impoverished upbringing, through his years at Wingate Christian School (a fictional representation of Briarcrest Christian School in the suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee), his adoption by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, and on to his position as one of the most highly coveted prospects in college football.
698 7.2 7.67. Awakenings (1990)
Movie based on Oliver Sacks's 1973 memoir Awakenings. It tells the true story of British neurologist Oliver Sacks, fictionalized as American Malcolm Sayer and portrayed by Robin Williams who, in 1969, discovers beneficial effects of the then-new drug L-Dopa. He administered it to catatonic patients who survived the 1917–28 epidemic of encephalitis lethargica. Leonard Lowe (played by Robert De Niro) and the rest of the patients were awakened after decades of catatonia and have to deal with a new life in a new time.
3209 8.2 8.58. The Pianist (2002)
1338 7.5 7.99. The Fighter (2010)
72 7.3 7.210. Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
493 7.2 7.311. Lawless (2012)
496 6.9 7.212. North Country (2005)
455 7 7.413. The Hurricane (1999)
1450 7.1 7.314. Monster (2003)
79 6.7 6.915. Forever Strong (2008)
Forever Strong is based on an amalgam of true stories about the Highland Rugby high school team.The character Rick Penning is based on a real member of the rugby team who played in Flagstaff, Arizona and was sent to a group home in Salt Lake City. Producer Adam Abel and Director Ryan Little were attracted to the story because of Highland Rugby's tradition of winning both on and off the field. The film name "Forever Strong" is taken from the team motto of the Highland High School rugby team.
The name of the film is based on a phrase the Gelwix often shares with his team members, "kia kaha" which in the Maori language means Forever strong. The longer version: "Be forever strong on the field, so that you will be forever strong off the field." The players call them "Gelwixism".
Forever Strong contains use of the haka (traditional Maori dance and song) "Ka Mate".
1405 7.2 7.516. Boys Don't Cry (1999)
The film is a dramatization of the real-life story of Brandon Teena, a biologically born female who identified as a man and as intersexed, who pursues a relationship with a young woman, and is beaten, raped and murdered by his male acquaintances after they discover he is anatomically female. The picture explores the themes of freedom, courage, identity and empowerment.
937 6.2 6.717. Cool Runnings (1993)
330 6.8 7.118. Friday Night Lights (2004)
2659 7.4 7.919. The Social Network (2010)
2514 6.9 7.520. Apollo 13 (1995)
226 7.2 7.821. The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
The movie is a 2005 American/New Zealand biographical film based on the Invercargill, New Zealand speed bike racer Burt Munro and his highly modified Indian Scout motorcycle. Munro set numerous land speed records for motorcycles with engines less than 1000 cc at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in the late 1950s and into the 1960s.
100 6.4 6.322. Big Miracle (2012)
305 6.7 6.824. Radio (2003)
Is based on the true story of T. L. Hanna High School football coach Harold Jones and a mentally challenged young man James Robert "Radio" Kennedy (born October 14, 1946 in Anderson, South Carolina, USA). It was inspired by the 1996 Sports Illustrated article "Someone to Lean On" by Gary Smith. The film's lead character, James Robert Kennedy grew up fascinated by radios. His nickname, Radio, was given to him by townspeople because of the radio he carried everywhere he went. He still attends T. L. Hanna High School and helps coach the football team and the basketball team. He is known to ask students before football games, "We gonna get that quarterback?", and say "We gonna win tonight!"
423 7 7.325. An American Crime (2007)
2116 8 8.126. The King's Speech (2010)
Movie follows the story of King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist. The men become friends as they work together, and after his brother abdicates the throne, the new King relies on Logue to help him make his first wartime radio broadcast on Britain's declaration of war on Germany in 1939.
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