Films based on actual events

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  1. Musical films based on actual events

    Musical films based on actual events

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  5. Biographical films

    Biographical films

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  6. Comedy films based on actual events 3 views

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  8. Crime films based on actual events

    Crime films based on actual events

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  10. Disaster films based on actual events

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  11. Docudramas

    Docudramas

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  12. Documentary films about historical events 13 views

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  13. Documentary films

    Documentary films

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  14. Drama films based on actual events 4 views

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  16. Films based on non-fiction books

    Films based on non-fiction books

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  22. Seafaring films based on actual events

    Seafaring films based on actual events

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  23. Sports films based on actual events

    Sports films based on actual events

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  27. War films based on actual events

    War films based on actual events

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  1. 10 Rillington Place

    10 Rillington Place (1971)

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    10 Rillington Place is a 1971 British-American crime drama film, directed by Richard Fleischer. It stars Richard Attenborough, John Hurt and Judy Geeson and was adapted by Clive Exton from the book Ten Rillington Place by Ludovic Kennedy.


  2. 10th & Wolf

    10th & Wolf (2006)

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    10th & Wolf is a 2006 film about the Mafia directed by Robert Moresco. It is based on a true story of a mob war in South Philadelphia. The film stars James Marsden, Giovanni Ribisi and Brad Renfro and features appearances by Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Piper Perabo, Lesley Ann Warren, Tommy Lee, and Brian Dennehy.


  3. 12 Days of Terror

    12 Days of Terror (2004)

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    12 Days of Terror is a 2004 television film that premiered on Animal Planet, and later on The Discovery Channel, directed by Jack Sholder and starring Colin Egglesfield, Mark Dexter, Jenna Harrison and John Rhys-Davies.


  4. 12 Paces without a Head

    12 Paces without a Head (2009)

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    12 Paces Without a Head (German: Zwölf Meter ohne Kopf) is a 2009 film set in the Baltic in 1401. The film centers on the German folk hero Klaus Störtebeker, who was a pirate at the time. The title comes from a legend which asserts that when he was captured by the Hanseatic League, he struck a deal with his captors that every one of his men whom he could walk past after being decapitated, would be let go. Störtebeker's body allegedly managed to make twelve paces before collapsing.


  5. 12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave (2013)

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    12 Years a Slave is a 2013 historical drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup worked on plantations in the state of Louisiana for twelve years before his release. The first scholarly edition of Northup's memoir, co-edited in 1968 by Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon, carefully retraced and validated the account and concluded it to be accurate. Other characters in the film were also real people, including Edwin and Mary Epps, and Patsey.


  6. 127 Hours

    127 Hours (2010)

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    127 Hours is a 2010 British-American biographical survival drama film directed, co-written and produced by Danny Boyle. The film stars James Franco as real-life canyoneer Aron Ralston, who became trapped by a boulder in an isolated slot canyon in Blue John Canyon, southeastern Utah, in April 2003.


  7. 14 Hours

    14 Hours (2005)

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    14 Hours is a 2005 medical emergency docudrama produced for the TNT Network and starring JoBeth Williams. The film was set in Houston, Texas and filmed in Vancouver, Canada. Based on true-life events surrounding Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, the film was released internationally on DVD by Paramount Pictures. 14 Hours was produced through Cosmic Entertainment, which counts Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Oliver Hudson and Kate Hudson as its principals, and sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.


  8. 21 and a Wake-Up

    21 and a Wake-Up (2009)

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    21 and Wake-Up is a 2009 American war film starring Amy Acker, Danica McKellar, Faye Dunaway, and was directed and written by producer, director, and writer Chris McIntyre.


  9. 21 Hours at Munich

    21 Hours at Munich (1976)

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    21 Hours at Munich is a 1976 American TV movie directed by William A. Graham. It is based on the book The Blood of Israel by Serge Groussard and it deals with real events concerning the Munich massacre. It was broadcast by ABC November 7, 1976. Despite its TV origin, the film was released theatrically in several foreign countries.


  10. 23

    23 (1998)

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    23 is a 1998 German drama thriller film about a young hacker Karl Koch, who died on 23 May 1989, a presumed suicide. It was directed by Hans-Christian Schmid, who also participated in screenwriting. The title derives from the protagonist's obsession with the number 23, a phenomenon often described as apophenia. Although the film was well received by critics and audiences, its accuracy has been vocally disputed by some witnesses to the real-life events on which it was based. Schmid subsequently co-authored a book that tells the story of the making of 23 and also details the differences between the movie and the actual events.


  11. 29th Street

    29th Street (1991)

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    29th Street is a 1991 American comedy-drama film. It was written and directed by George Gallo and was adapted from the story by Frank Pesce and James Franciscus.


  12. 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story

    3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)

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    3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (sometimes referred to as The Dale Earnhardt Movie) is a 2004 television movie produced by ESPN documenting the life of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, his poor upbringing in Kannapolis, North Carolina, his rise to dominance in NASCAR, his relationship with his father Ralph Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt's son, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and his death in the 2001 Daytona 500. It was first broadcast on December 11, 2004, and was subsequently released on DVD. Barry Pepper stars as Dale Earnhardt, also with Sean Bridgers as Neil Bonnett.


  13. 30 Minutes or Less

    30 Minutes or Less (2011)

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    30 Minutes or Less is a 2011 American action comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer starring Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari and Nick Swardson. It is produced by Columbia Pictures and funded by Media Rights Capital.


  14. 300

    300 (2006)

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    300 is a 2007 American fantasy war film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. Both are fictionalized retellings of the Battle of Thermopylae within the Persian Wars. The film was directed by Zack Snyder, while Miller served as executive producer and consultant. It was filmed mostly with a super-imposition chroma key technique, to help replicate the imagery of the original comic book.


  15. 300: Rise of an Empire

    300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

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    300: Rise of an Empire is a 2014 American fantasy war film directed by Noam Murro. It is a follow-up to the 2007 film 300, taking place before, during and after the main events of its predecessor and based on the Battle of Artemisium and the Battle of Salamis. It is based on the as-yet-unreleased Frank Miller graphic novel Xerxes. Zack Snyder, who directed and co-wrote the original film, acts as writer and producer on Rise of an Empire.


  16. 84 Charing Cross Road

    84 Charing Cross Road (1987)

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    84 Charing Cross Road is a 1987 British-American drama film directed by David Jones. The screenplay by Hugh Whitemore is based on a play by James Roose-Evans, which itself was an adaptation of the 1970 epistolary memoir of the same name by Helene Hanff, a compilation of letters between herself and Frank Doel dating from 1949 to 1968. Although the play has only two characters, the dramatis personae for the film were expanded to include Hanff's Manhattan friends, the bookshop staff, and Doel's wife Nora.


  17. 96 Minutes

    96 Minutes (2011)

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    96 Minutes is a 2012 American dramatic thriller written and directed by Aimée Lagos. The film stars Brittany Snow, Evan Ross, J. Michael Trautmann, David Oyelowo and Christian Serratos. The film premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March 2011. It was released in theaters on April 27, 2012.


  18. A Beautiful Mind

    A Beautiful Mind (2001)

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    A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The film was directed by Ron Howard, from a screenplay written by Akiva Goldsman. It was inspired by a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-nominated 1998 book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar. The film stars Russell Crowe, along with Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Judd Hirsch, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp, and Christopher Plummer in supporting roles. The story begins in the early years of a young prodigy named John Nash. Early in the film, Nash begins to develop paranoid schizophrenia and endures delusional episodes while painfully watching the loss and burden his condition brings on his wife and friends.


  19. A Brighter Summer Day

    A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

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    A Brighter Summer Day (Chinese: 牯嶺街少年殺人事件 Gǔ lǐng jiē shàonián shārén shìjiàn, "Brighter Summer Day murders") is a 1991 Taiwanese drama film directed by Edward Yang. The film is an extraordinarily large project for a Chinese-language film, not only for its duration of almost four hours, but also for its involvement of more than 100 amateur actors in different roles. The title is derived from the lyrics of Elvis Presley's "Are You Lonesome Tonight?".


  20. A Civil Action

    A Civil Action (1998)

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    A Civil Action is a 1998 American drama film directed by Steven Zaillian, starring John Travolta (as plaintiff's attorney Jan Schlichtmann) and Robert Duvall, based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Harr. Both the book and the film are based on a true story of a court case about environmental pollution that took place in Woburn, Massachusetts in the 1980s.


  21. A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story

    A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)

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    A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story is a 1989 NBC TV-movie based on the 1985 ruling Thurman v. City of Torrington. The film stars Nancy McKeon as Tracey; Dale Midkiff as Buck; and Bruce Weitz as Tracey's lawyer, Burton Weinstein.


  22. A Cry in the Dark

    A Cry in the Dark (1988)

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    Evil Angels, released as A Cry in the Dark outside of Australia and New Zealand, is a 1988 Australian film directed by Fred Schepisi. The screenplay by Schepisi and Robert Caswell is based on John Bryson's 1985 book of the same name. It chronicles the case of Azaria Chamberlain, a nine-week-old baby girl who disappeared from a camp-ground near Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) in August 1980 and the struggle of her parents, Michael and Lindy, to prove their innocence to a public convinced that they were complicit in her death. Meryl Streep and Sam Neill star as the Chamberlains, and Streep was Oscar nominated for her performance.


  23. A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia

    A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992)

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    A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia is a made-for-TV movie (1990) depicting the experiences of T. E. Lawrence and Emir Feisal of the Hejaz at the Paris Peace Conference after the end of World War I. One of the conference's many concerns was determining the fates of territories formerly under the rule of the defeated Ottoman Empire. The film stars Ralph Fiennes (in his first film role) as T. E. Lawrence, Alexander Siddig (then credited as Siddig El-Fadil) as Feisal, Denis Quilley as Lord Curzon and Nicholas Jones as Lord Dyson.


  24. A Dark Reflection

    A Dark Reflection (2015)

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    A Dark Reflection is a 2014 British independent investigative thriller film directed and produced by former British Airways airline captain Tristan Loraine. Billed as Erin Brockovich meets All the President's Men, the fact-based film is based on the director's own experience as a commercial pilot.


  25. A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster

    A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)

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    A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster is an American made-for-TV movie which first aired in 2003, based on a true story about criminal Andrew Luster.


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