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Added by Villiana on 15 Jun 2012 11:21
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The plot of the film is inspired by the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and his caregiver Abdel Sellou.
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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.
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People who added this item 5798 Average listal rating (3859 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1


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.
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People who added this item 309 Average listal rating (206 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2


The film is based on the life and early death of Roy L. "Rocky" Dennis, a boy who suffered from craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, an extremely rare disorder known commonly as lionitis due to the disfiguring cranial enlargements that it causes.
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It is an adaptation of the 1997 non-fiction book of the same title by Sebastian Junger about the crew of the Andrea Gail that got caught in the Perfect Storm of 1991.
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People who added this item 437 Average listal rating (287 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5


The film is based on the 2007 nonfiction book of the same name by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson. Set during the war in Afghanistan, Lone Survivor dramatizes the failed United States Navy SEALs counter-insurgent mission Operation Red Wings, during which a four-man SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team was tasked to track Taliban leader Ahmad Shah.
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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.
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People who added this item 948 Average listal rating (570 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8


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.
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People who added this item 4006 Average listal rating (2347 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5


Film is an adaptation of the autobiography of the same name by Jewish-Polish musician Władysław Szpilman.
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People who added this item 1713 Average listal rating (1075 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8


The film centers on the life of professional boxer Micky Ward and his older half-brother Dicky Eklund.
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It is based on the book of the same name by Patrick Galvin and is based on true events.
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People who added this item 782 Average listal rating (479 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Lawless (2012)


Movie is based on the historical novel The Wettest County in the World (2008) by Matt Bondurant. Lawless explores the actions of three brothers: Forrest, Howard and Jack Bondurant, who made and sold moonshine in Franklin County, Virginia, during Prohibition in the United States.
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Movie was inspired by the 2002 book Class Action: The Story of Lois Jenson and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler, which chronicled the case of Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite Company.
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People who added this item 585 Average listal rating (372 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6


The film tells the story of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, whose conviction for a Paterson, New Jersey triple murder was set aside after he had spent almost 20 years in prison.
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People who added this item 1780 Average listal rating (1035 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3


Film about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute who was executed in Florida in 2002 for killing six men (she was not tried for a seventh murder) in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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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".
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People who added this item 1733 Average listal rating (964 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6


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.
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People who added this item 1108 Average listal rating (720 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
Cool Runnings (1993)


Film is loosely based on the true story of the Jamaica national bobsled team's debut in the bobsleigh competition of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.
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The book on which it was based, Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream, was authored by H. G. Bissinger and follows the story of the 1988 Permian High School Panthers football team as they made a run towards the state championship.
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The film portrays the founding of social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits.
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People who added this item 2903 Average listal rating (1835 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6


Film is an adaptation of the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger.
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People who added this item 280 Average listal rating (192 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8


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.
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People who added this item 143 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Big Miracle (2012)


The film is based on the 1989 book "Freeing the Whales" by Tom Rose, which covers Operation Breakthrough, the 1988 international effort to rescue gray whales trapped in ice near Point Barrow, Alaska.
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People who added this item 375 Average listal rating (239 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9


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!"
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People who added this item 564 Average listal rating (307 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4


The film is based on the true story of the torture and murder of Sylvia Likens by Indianapolis housewife Gertrude Baniszewski.
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People who added this item 2743 Average listal rating (1784 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8


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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