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Added by mojack on 6 Aug 2013 08:46
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films based on true story

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People who added this item 342 Average listal rating (197 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 2570 Average listal rating (1628 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 1161 Average listal rating (717 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
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 831 Average listal rating (483 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Story of Anna Leonowens. Directed by Andy Tennant.
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People who added this item 1798 Average listal rating (1072 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Monster (2004)
Story of serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Directed by Patty Jenkins.
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People who added this item 362 Average listal rating (228 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 5843 Average listal rating (4042 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 2471 Average listal rating (1549 ratings) 6.1 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 3322 Average listal rating (2119 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 4793 Average listal rating (3180 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 2886 Average listal rating (1833 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
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 1552 Average listal rating (976 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Based on the life of Michael Oher.
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People who added this item 1148 Average listal rating (778 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 845 Average listal rating (492 ratings) 6.5 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 3476 Average listal rating (2294 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 1724 Average listal rating (1134 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 921 Average listal rating (521 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
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 (341 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 1134 Average listal rating (693 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Alpha Dog (2007)
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 4198 Average listal rating (2731 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
The Terminal (2004)
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People who added this item 309 Average listal rating (193 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7
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 2378 Average listal rating (1424 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 1051 Average listal rating (593 ratings) 6.7 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 2641 Average listal rating (1595 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 3058 Average listal rating (1983 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
Based on true story of Chris Gardner, starring Will Smith
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People who added this item 564 Average listal rating (314 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Based on the torture and murder of Sylvia Marie Likens.
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People who added this item 2270 Average listal rating (1467 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
127 Hours (2011)
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 1543 Average listal rating (1074 ratings) 7.4 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 765 Average listal rating (478 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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People who added this item 962 Average listal rating (650 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 702 Average listal rating (432 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 812 Average listal rating (467 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
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 5 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 7
Gia (1998)
Movie based on the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s.
People who added this item 651 Average listal rating (414 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 232 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
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 1575 Average listal rating (863 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 753 Average listal rating (511 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Rescue Dawn (2007)
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 388 Average listal rating (257 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
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 2055 Average listal rating (1334 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 1886 Average listal rating (1165 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
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 258 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
Inspired by actual events, the film tells the story of Kathryn Bolkovac.
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People who added this item 189 Average listal rating (127 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 2765 Average listal rating (1861 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 156 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Puncture (2012)
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 761 Average listal rating (483 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 1591 Average listal rating (1052 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 688 Average listal rating (400 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Based on the real life story of Mark Whitacre, the highest ranked executive in U.S. history to turn whistleblower.
People who added this item 1754 Average listal rating (1073 ratings) 6.5 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 747 Average listal rating (507 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Loosely based on the Mrkonjiฤ‡ Grad incident. Directed by John Moore.
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