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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  2. Action films based on actual events 4 views

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  3. Biographical films

    Biographical films

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  4. Comedy films based on actual events 4 views

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  5. Coming-of-age films based on actual events 7 views

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  6. Crime films based on actual events

    Crime films based on actual events

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  7. Disaster films based on actual events

    Disaster films based on actual events

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  8. Docudramas

    Docudramas

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  9. Documentary films about historical events

    Documentary films about historical events

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  10. Documentary films

    Documentary films

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  11. Drama films based on actual events 8 views

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  12. Epic films based on actual events 1 view

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  13. Films based on non-fiction books

    Films based on non-fiction books

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  15. Films about the assassination of John F. Kennedy 0 views

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  16. Horror films based on actual events 6 views

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  17. LGBT-related films based on actual events 1 view

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  18. Political films based on actual events

    Political films based on actual events

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  19. Romance films based on actual events 5 views

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  20. Seafaring films based on actual events

    Seafaring films based on actual events

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  21. Sports films based on actual events

    Sports films based on actual events

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  22. Spy films based on actual events

    Spy films based on actual events

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  23. Thriller films based on actual events 2 views

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  24. War films based on actual events

    War films based on actual events

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  1. Magic Mike
    #1

    Magic Mike (2012)

    19,462 views

    Magic Mike is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey. The plot revolves around Adam, a 19-year-old who enters the world of male stripping, guided by Mike Lane, who has been in the business for six years.


  2. Remember the Titans
    #2

    Remember the Titans (2000)

    19,898 views

    Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin. The screenplay, written by Gregory Allen Howard, is based on the true story of African American coach Herman Boone portrayed by Denzel Washington, and follows Coach Boone as he tries to introduce a racially diverse team at the T. C. Williams High School in the city of Alexandria, a suburb of Washington, D.C. in 1971. Actor Will Patton portrays Bill Yoast, an assistant coach making a transition to help out Boone. The real life portrayal of athletes Gerry Bertier and Julius Campbell, played by Ryan Hurst and Wood Harris, appear within the harmonized storyline; while Kip Pardue and Kate Bosworth also star in principal roles.


  3. Pearl Harbor
    #3

    Pearl Harbor (2001)

    21,117 views

    Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American romantic action war film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Randall Wallace. Starring actors include Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Colm Feore, and Alec Baldwin.


  4. Paid in Full
    #4

    Paid in Full (2002)

    13,460 views

    Paid in Full is a 2002 American crime drama film that was produced by Roc-A-Fella Films and directed by Charles Stone III. It takes place in Harlem just before the crack epidemic that hit during the 1980s. The title of the film is taken from the 1987 album and 1987 song by Eric B. & Rakim.


  5. Goodfellas
    #5

    Goodfellas (1990)

    14,684 views

    Goodfellas (or GoodFellas) is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. The film narrates the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill (the first-person narrator in the film) and his friends over a period from 1955 to 1980.


  6. Blow
    #6

    Blow (2001)

    11,318 views

    Blow is a 2001 American biographical film about the American cocaine smuggler George Jung, directed by Ted Demme. David McKenna and Nick Cassavetes adapted Bruce Porter's 1993 book Blow: How a Small Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellín Cocaine Cartel and Lost It All for the screenplay. It is based on the real-life stories of George Jung, Pablo Escobar, Carlos Lehder Rivas (portrayed in the film as Diego Delgado), and the Medellín Cartel. The film's title comes from a slang term for cocaine.


  7. Soul Surfer
    #7

    Soul Surfer (2011)

    11,055 views

    Soul Surfer is a 2011 American biographical sports drama film directed by Sean McNamara, based on the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton about her life as a surfer after a horrific shark attack and her recovery. The film stars AnnaSophia Robb as Bethany Hamilton, Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, and Lorraine Nicholson with Carrie Underwood, Kevin Sorbo, Sonya Balmores, Branscombe Richmond, and Craig T. Nelson.


  8. Pocahontas
    #8

    Pocahontas (1995)

    10,976 views

    Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated epic musical romantic-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 33rd film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the film is part of the era known as the Disney Renaissance which lasted from 1989 to 1999.


  9. Lawless
    #9

    Lawless (2012)

    9,225 views

    Lawless is a 2012 American crime drama film directed by John Hillcoat. The screenplay by Australian singer-screenwriter Nick Cave is based on Matt Bondurant's historical novel The Wettest County in the World (2008). The film stars Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, and Guy Pearce.


  10. Girl, Interrupted
    #10

    Girl, Interrupted (1999)

    10,200 views

    Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 American drama film, and a loosely based adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's 1993 memoir of the same name. The film chronicles Kaysen's 18-month stay at a mental institution. Directed by James Mangold, the film stars Winona Ryder (who also served as an executive producer on the film) as Kaysen, with a supporting cast that includes Angelina Jolie, Brittany Murphy, Clea DuVall, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Moss and Vanessa Redgrave.


  11. Freedom Writers
    #11

    Freedom Writers (2007)

    10,350 views

    Freedom Writers is a 2007 dramatic film starring Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton and Patrick Dempsey.


  12. Cavalcade
    #12

    Cavalcade (1933)

    31,588 views

    Cavalcade is a 1933 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Frank Lloyd. The screenplay by Reginald Berkeley and Sonya Levien is based on the 1931 play of the same title by Noël Coward. The film won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.


  13. Apollo 13
    #13

    Apollo 13 (1995)

    10,092 views

    Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by William Broyles, Jr., and Al Reinert, that dramatizes the aborted 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission, is an adaptation of the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger.


  14. Kingdom of Heaven
    #14

    Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

    9,539 views

  15. Henry & June
    #15

    Henry & June (1990)

    8,622 views

    Henry & June is a 1990 American biographical drama film directed by Philip Kaufman, and stars Fred Ward, Maria de Medeiros and Uma Thurman. It is loosely based on Anaïs Nin's French book of the same name, and tells the story of Nin's relationship with Henry Miller and his wife, June.


  16. A Beautiful Mind
    #16

    A Beautiful Mind (2001)

    9,570 views

    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, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Judd Hirsch, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp and Christopher Plummer. The story begins in Nash's days as a graduate student at Princeton University. 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 wife Alicia and friends.


  17. Calendar Girls
    #17

    Calendar Girls (2003)

    7,855 views

    Calendar Girls is a 2003 comedy film directed by Nigel Cole. Produced by Buena Vista International and Touchstone Pictures, it features a screenplay by Tim Firth and Juliette Towhidi based on a true story of a group of Yorkshire women who produced a nude calendar to raise money for Leukaemia Research under the auspices of the Women's Institutes in April 1999.


  18. The Accused
    #18

    The Accused (1988)

    11,185 views

    The Accused is a 1988 American drama film written by Tom Topor and directed by Jonathan Kaplan. It starred Jodie Foster and Kelly McGillis. The film is set in Washington state, and was filmed in Vancouver, Canada.


  19. Lean on Me
    #19

    Lean on Me (1989)

    8,537 views

    Lean on Me is a 1989 dramatized biographical film written by Michael Schiffer, directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Morgan Freeman. Lean on Me is loosely based on the story of Joe Louis Clark, a real life inner city high school principal in Paterson, New Jersey, whose school is at risk of being taken over by the New Jersey state government unless students improve their test scores on the New Jersey Minimum Basics Test. This film's title refers to the 1972 Bill Withers song of the same name. Parts of the film, including the elementary school scenes, were filmed in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.


  20. Erin Brockovich
    #20

    Erin Brockovich (2000)

    7,257 views

    Erin Brockovich is a 2000 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant. The film is a dramatization of the true story of Erin Brockovich, portrayed by Julia Roberts, who fought against the energy corporation Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). The film was a box office success, and critical reaction was positive.


  21. Eight Below
    #21

    Eight Below (2006)

    8,328 views

    Eight Below is a 2006 American adventure drama film based on Antarctica by Toshirô Ishidô, Koreyoshi Kurahara, Tatsuo Nogami and Susumu Saji. It was produced by Patrick Crowley and David Hoberman, directed by Frank Marshall with music by Mark Isham and written by David DiGilio. It stars Paul Walker, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood, and Jason Biggs. It was released theatrically on February 17, 2006, by Walt Disney Pictures in the United States. The film is set in Antarctica, but was filmed in Svalbard, Norway, Greenland, and British Columbia, Canada. The film received positive reviews from critics and it earned $120.4 million on a $40 million budget.


  22. Dangerous Minds
    #22

    Dangerous Minds (1995)

    7,405 views

    Dangerous Minds is a 1995 American drama film directed by John N. Smith, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. It is based on the autobiography My Posse Don't Do Homework by retired U.S. Marine LouAnne Johnson, who took up a teaching position at Carlmont High School in Belmont, California, in 1989, where most of her students were African-American and Latino teenagers from East Palo Alto, a poverty-stricken, racially segregated, economically deprived city at the opposite end of the school district. Starring Michelle Pfeiffer as Johnson, the film was released to a mixed to mostly negative critical reception, but became a surprise box office success in the summer of 1995, leading to the creation of a short-lived television series.


  23. The Amityville Horror
    #23

    The Amityville Horror (2005)

    6,368 views

    The Amityville Horror is a 2005 American horror film directed by Andrew Douglas and written by Scott Kosar. It is a remake of the 1979 film of the same name which itself was based on the novel of the same name by Jay Anson, which documents the alleged experiences of the Lutz family after they moved into a house on Long Island which had been the scene of a mass murder committed by Ronald DeFeo, Jr., who murdered six members of his family there in 1974.


  24. Stand and Deliver
    #24

    Stand and Deliver (1988)

    6,682 views

    Stand and Deliver is a 1988 American drama film based on the true story of high school math teacher Jaime Escalante. Edward James Olmos portrayed Escalante in the film and received a nomination for Best Actor at the 61st Academy Awards. The film was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2011.


  25. 300
    #25

    300 (2006)

    6,830 views

    300 is a 2007 American epic 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.


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