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films based on true story

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People who added this item 339 Average listal rating (196 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
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 2595 Average listal rating (1648 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 1179 Average listal rating (729 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
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 (482 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Story of Anna Leonowens. Directed by Andy Tennant.
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People who added this item 1818 Average listal rating (1090 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 (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 5949 Average listal rating (4118 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 2517 Average listal rating (1575 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 3419 Average listal rating (2190 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
Zodiac (2007)
Based on the story of the Zodiac Killer.
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People who added this item 4844 Average listal rating (3207 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 2909 Average listal rating (1856 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 1581 Average listal rating (995 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Based on the life of Michael Oher.
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People who added this item 1193 Average listal rating (808 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Based on Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis.
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People who added this item 862 Average listal rating (506 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 3555 Average listal rating (2355 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Based on creation of Facebook and the lawsuits that followed
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People who added this item 1742 Average listal rating (1149 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 933 Average listal rating (531 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 637 Average listal rating (350 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
The Soloist (2009)
Based on the life of Nathaniel Ayers.
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People who added this item 1140 Average listal rating (699 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 4265 Average listal rating (2773 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 312 Average listal rating (197 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 2399 Average listal rating (1441 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 1055 Average listal rating (595 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 2665 Average listal rating (1615 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 3110 Average listal rating (2023 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 571 Average listal rating (316 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 2294 Average listal rating (1491 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 1572 Average listal rating (1093 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 806 Average listal rating (506 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 991 Average listal rating (671 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 716 Average listal rating (439 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
Romantic movie based on true events
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People who added this item 824 Average listal rating (477 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 27 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6.5 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 670 Average listal rating (431 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Based on the book, The Freedom Writers Diary, by teacher Erin Gruwell.
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People who added this item 238 Average listal rating (129 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 1597 Average listal rating (881 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 763 Average listal rating (518 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 382 Average listal rating (254 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 2099 Average listal rating (1361 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 1923 Average listal rating (1186 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 266 Average listal rating (132 ratings) 7.2 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 194 Average listal rating (130 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 2806 Average listal rating (1885 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 (89 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 787 Average listal rating (502 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Based on the Richmond High School basketball team led by coach Ken Carter.
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People who added this item 1612 Average listal rating (1067 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
The Help (2011)
based on the civil rights era.
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People who added this item 692 Average listal rating (407 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 1774 Average listal rating (1088 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 759 Average listal rating (515 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Loosely based on the Mrkonjiฤ‡ Grad incident. Directed by John Moore.
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