*Top movies based on True Events*

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose 2005,  PG-13)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
This movie scared the Holy !*#! out of me,so if you like scary movies and true stories this will rock your socks!
Alive 1993,  R)
Blow 2001,  R)
Erin Brockovich 2000,  R)
Coach Carter 2005,  PG-13)
Miracle 2004,  PG)
The Perfect Storm 2000,  PG-13)
Monster 2004,  R)
Walk the Line 2005,  PG-13)
Walk the Line
Fantastic movie!!!
Patch Adams 1998,  PG-13)
Invincible 2006,  PG)
Radio 2003,  PG)
The Mothman Prophecies 2002,  PG-13)
Fire in the Sky 1993,  PG-13)
Remember the Titans 2000,  PG)
Gridiron Gang 2006,  PG-13)
Gridiron Gang
Wow!Great movie!True story also.Worth your time.
Boys Don't Cry 1999,  R)
Born on the Fourth of July 1989,  R)
Catch Me If You Can 2002,  PG-13)
Escape from Alcatraz 1979,  PG)
Hotel Rwanda 2004,  PG-13)
Mask 1985,  PG-13)
Men of Honor 2000,  R)
Murder in the First 1994,  R)
October Sky 1999,  PG)
Schindler's List 1993,  R)
Seabiscuit 2003,  PG-13)
Titanic 1997,  PG-13)
Apollo 13 1995,  PG)
Black Hawk Down 2001,  R)
Black Hawk Down
Saving Private Ryan 1998,  R)
John Q 2002,  PG-13)
John Q
One of the best movies I have ever seen!
Flyboys 2006,  PG-13)
Excellent Movie !!! 5 STARS from me!
The Pursuit of Happyness 2006,  PG-13)
The Pursuit of Happyness
OUTSTANDING!! Will Smith gives a Stellar performance,this movie does NOT disappoint.Most people would not have half the tenacity and preservation that Chris Gardner has.Be ready to cry this is a true story of integrity,humility, and faith and a man with an unshakeable love for his son,who would stop at nothing until he made his dreams come true.5 Stars all the way!!
Dangerous Minds 1995,  R)
Lean on Me 1989,  PG-13)
Alpha Dog 2007,  R)
Alpha Dog
This movie was really good,I have to say I was kind of surprised,I expected kind of a crappy gang bangy movie.But we got another true story winner here.Justin did pretty well I think,but overall great movie,really sad but defintely worth watching!
An American Haunting 2006,  PG-13)
Eight Below 2006,  PG)
Eight Below
The Life of David Gale 2003,  R)
Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey 1988,  PG-13)
Ali 2001,  R)
The Deep End of the Ocean 1999,  PG-13)
The Diary of Anne Frank 1959,  PG)
The King and I 1956,  G)
Riding in Cars with Boys 2001,  PG-13)
Fargo 1996,  R)
Sleepers 1996,  R)
Scarface 1983,  R)
Dead Man Walking 1995,  R)
GoodFellas 1990,  R)
Wow this movie,I know another fiinally seeing the crucial movies,Anyway This far exeeded my expectations.Ray Liotts was brilliant in this.If you are a Godfather fan You will love this.These mafia movies are just starting to mesmerize me,I wish there were many more of them.They are really getting kind of addictive.
Donnie Brasco 1997,  R)
Thunderheart 1992,  R)
The Right Stuff 1983,  PG)
The Right Stuff
Helter Skelter (Massacre in Hollywood) 1976,  Unrated)
Helter Skelter (Massacre in Hollywood)
Rudy 1993,  PG)
A League of Their Own 1992,  PG)
The Hurricane 1999,  R)
Adaptation 2002,  R)
Very good movie.Extremely intense.
Bully 2001,  R)
The Terminal 2004,  PG-13)
Breach 2007,  PG-13)
One word OUTSTANDING! Chris Cooper delivers a powerful and very believable performance.Ryan Phillippe did an amazing job as well I think this is the defining movie that will make Hollywood wake up and now start taking him seriously as an actor and not look at him any longer as the young 'Cruel Intentions' kid.This one is a do not miss!!!
The Bridge 2006,  R)
The Bridge
Raw,gritty and very REAL.No joke folks have the tissues ready male or female.Take the journey to San Francisco and find out why this is the last destination in so many lives every year.This film captures 24 deaths as they happened in 2004 and the links to these people on The bridge as they took there 4 second fall.This is filmed very well really neat cinematography,but the emotional roller coaster and the twisty sick feeling in your stomach the whole time doesn't go away.Fair warning its not the typical popcorn fun kind of movie ,but if you can handle the subject matter, the in your face facts will astound you.Let me know what you think.
We Are Marshall 2006,  PG)
We Are Marshall
First of all I want to say Hands down this is the best Football movie I have ever seen.I think we need more stars than 5 cause I dam sure wanted to rate this higher.Friends listen to me,Make this movie a top priority.A true story of a school that lost its team,and a town that lost their hope until one day 1 man stepped up to a brutal challenge of trying to change that town.Matthew McConaughey delivers a Stellar performance as coach Jack Lengyel,he moved his family into the town in the middle of the worst pain and devastation they had ever known,and proved to them as long as you dream,and never give up you can change a team and a town.I kid you not,Man or Woman this movie WILL make you cry! And you will hold your breath until the final moments of this tremendous film,and finally it will make you want to jump out of your seat and with a thunderous Roar Scream "We Are Marshall!"SEE THIS MOVIE ASAP!!
American Gangster 2007,  R)
American Gangster
A little slow getting started but WOW!Excellent!!! Great to see Cuba Gooding Jr. again too.As always Denzel is flawless,and to see Russell Crowe with a NY accent lol.This is a must see!
The Entity 1982,  R)
Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) 2006,  PG-13)
Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter)
OK so here I go getting sucked into yet another amazing Martial arts flick.I had so many of my great Flix friends recommend this movie to me after my Ong Bak Frenzy last week.I am so glad I listened to you guys.I was amazed this was a true story as well.The ending was verrrry sad.But amazing story, beautiful cinematography,and some awesome fight scenes that I wanted to keep rewinding and watching over and over.SO please now that I have joined this whole kung fu craziness please keep your recommendations coming.I really enjoyed it.I do think I liked Onk Bak a little more because the action was non-stop and I swear Tony Jaa can do things with his body that don't seem human,but EXCELLENT.If you have not seen this ,you should =)
The Strangers 2008,  R)
The Strangers
White Squall 1996,  PG-13)
North Country 2005,  R)
The Crucible 1996,  PG-13)
The Crucible
This movie is pretty incredible.Yet another movie that Daniel Day Lewis will just blow you away.He is an amazingly Powerful actor with such a calm demeanor on the surface.He puts so much passion into his roles,I don't know of too many actors that are of his caliber.Winona Ryeder also did a really good job in this as well.I didn't know the whole story behind the Salem witch trials before this.It is absolutely absurd that a handful af adolescent girls with nothing better to do than be bitchy and spiteful could carry so many innocent townspeople to their deaths.Anyways if you have not seen this you really REALLY should,Very worth the watch!
Paradise Lost - The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills 1996,  Unrated)
Paradise Lost - The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
This came from a recommendation (Thanks Blake) ,I had put it off for a few weeks because of the subject matter.It is excruciatingly hard to watch.I mean these 3 little 8 year old buys died.Not only did they die they were brutally tortured,mutilated,raped ,bludgeoned,and drowned,Yeah all while being hogtied.This movie made me ill as a mother.Made me disgusted the way these redneck ass hillbilly, Mutherfuckers treated this case!Um "Lost the evidence'????WHAT????? Oh Lord ,My heart goes out to the parents of these 3 little boys,What they had to see and hear in that courtroom would haunt me forever in my dreams.I really want to watch part 2 of this now.The ending which I won't give away even though this movie has been out forever is soooo unsettled.There is a HUGE curveball thats thrown into the whole mix towards the end that leaves me really wondering did these 3 boys do this.Were they capable of pulling off all that had to be planned and done.Or were they just ,normal teens,talkin trash,dressing different,and by golly you can't like in the dam Bible belt and believe in anything other than God or even think it or you will surely burn in Satan's Lap (rolls eyes).Anyway please chat back with me if you have seen this one,I would love to gear the thoughts of others.Blake you first buddy.=)
Into the Wild 2007,  R)
Into the Wild
Christopher McCandless: [written into book] Happiness only real when shared.

(In and of itself,How powerful and profound is that?)This is movie was so much more than I expected.A real journey,a breaking free from everything.Emile Hirsch has a whole new respect in my book,any actor thats willing to drop alot of weight for films is pretty dedicated.I also read some other interesting things on IMDB.Anyway this is a very emotionally driven movie.It was so sad at points with his family that was left behind,so utterly broken from his 'disapperance'.Only his sister really understood him.He met some unconventional characters along the way,he had fun,he had an amazing adventure and this man saw things in this world most of us will never ever, even get close to.He found the beauty in the simplicity of just being.This is a beautiful but tragic true story this is highly recommended =)
The Business of Being Born 2008,  PG)
The Business of Being Born
A documentary with an eye opening look of the cash crop that should have NEVER been.This film shows that although we have moved leaps and bounds from the unreal barbaric Labor and delivery rooms of the 20's and 30's advancing but maybe in the wrong direction.In the U.S. it is no longer about what is safe and best for Mom and baby,its about get em' in and get em' out.Like a factory,and how much drugs are pushed on laboring women (whether they want it or not) to help speed that process along.I was really shocked by alot that I saw.Also this movie shows that C-section births are now more than 1-3 births,If that is not a jaw dropper alone.It's now become the norm to completely remove the womanhood and natural process completely from the mother of the birth experience.Anyway its been 15 years since I have been in a delivery room,and lucky enough with both boys to never need a C-section.Ladies,If you are pregnant or already a mom you will appreciate this film that none other than Ricki Lake has put together,very well done.You might even need a few tissues,I guarantee,seeing all those sweet little newborns will take each and every one of you right back to the moment you first looked into the eyes of your little one.=)
An American Crime 2007,  R)
An American Crime
Ohhhh, boy Ok as a mother you WILL have a very hard time watching this.It's like basically your worse nightmare come true.I would have never left my kids with a perfect stranger to begin with,but it was a different time then,People were more trusting and Gertrude went to church and to the outsiders put off the "Oh poor me,I am broke,and I have too many kids,but I go to church and I am a good person"BULLSHIT mask!This movie is disturbing in ways that enrage me as a mother,that any woman could allow this to go on in her own home,and then let the whole dam neighborhood kids come in and beat the crap out of her,Oh hell no!This chick was totally off her rocker she should have never had custody of ANY of her children ever.Ellen Page is truly a remarkable actress for her age,and I think she should have been nominated for an Oscar for This movie a hell of a lot more than Juno.She was Incredible in this and that is an understatement.The fact that this is a true story will haunt me for a very long time.See it,Just be warned.
Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) 2007,  PG-13)
Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)
This is literally the most gut wrenching movie I have ever sat through.It's very sad.You wonder how people find the strength to go on when something so horrific happens to them,especially in their early 40's.I was blown away this is a true story.I want to do a little more research on this "locked in syndrome",It's incredibly brave,most people I would think would try to find a way to commit suicide rather than live their whole lives like that.This man was so brave.He had such and understanding support system of nurses,family.It's sad but you find some happiness in it, the way he deals with things,the whole movie is narrated by his thoughts.I absolutely 110% recommend this treasure of a movie =)
Out of the Blue (Aramoana) 2007,  Unrated)
Out of the Blue (Aramoana)
I am giving this 4 stars and being kind about it.This movie was good,but it is so incredibly slow at times you will want to fall asleep.The only reason I hung in there was because it was a true story.Some beautiful scenery of New Zealand,But otherwise seriously this guy just got up and went nuts because the local back started charging fees for checks??Seriously??
In the Valley of Elah 2007,  R)
In the Valley of Elah
Great movie,Charlize Theron and Tommy Lee Jones both did an excellent job,Definitely worth watching!
Changeling 2008,  R)
OUTSTANDING!!! This is Brilliant,Powerful and extremely well done in every aspect.This will most definitely make it into Oscar contention in many aspects.Jolie and Malkovich were a great Duo.This film will tear at the heart of any parent and anger you at times beyond belief.But as a mother ANY mother out there will totally get sucked into Jolie's character and what she went through.Absolutely incredible job by everyone on board with this.My hat's off to Mr. Clint Eastwood he does have another Million Dollar baby with this one.And to find out that this was a true story drives the dramatic impact of this film home even more.SEE IT SOON!!!!! =)
The Duchess 2008,  PG-13)
The Duchess
Valkyrie 2008,  PG-13)
Tom Cruise pulls out another fantastic performance.Don't listen to all the trash talking critics about this movie.Valkyrie is intense and very well done and again Cruise is still one of the main players in Hollywood and proves it time and again.Recommending this for sure! =)
Defiance 2009,  R)
Daniel Craig,Liev Schreiber, and Jamie Bell make the best triple threat in this sad but mmving film about escaping the germans and being hunted like animals in the woods.Amazing film,Highly recommended!
The Longshots 2008,  PG)
The Longshots
Great football movie! I love football movies almost as much as my obsession with action films.This was another good one I adore the high school based on a true story ones the best I think.It's that whole batting to the death for the Underdog thing I have in my I guess.Anyway great movie great cast and Ice Cube plays a great character as and Uncle trying to turn his life around and teach his niece football and kind of re-live his glory days in the process.Recommending this one if you have not already seen it.=)
Hunger 2009,  R)
Steve McQueen directs one of the most haunting jaw dropping prison abuse movies I have ever seen.It centers around the man Bobby Sands which long story short goes on a hunger strike to show whats going on inside this prison.Very hard to watch at times and emotionally gut wrenching when you are watching this and you know its a true story,Just awful.Highly recommending this to everyone.
The Soloist 2009,  PG-13)
The Soloist
Slower than I thought this would be at times,however Robert Downey Jr.and Jamie Foxx pull off some amazing characters in this film.I would recommend checking it out.
The Haunting in Connecticut 2009,  PG-13)
The Haunting in Connecticut
Really good,creepy as hell and to think this was based on a true story!! Forget That sh*t! See it!
Downloading Nancy 2008,  Unrated)
Downloading Nancy
Pretty good story,I didn't know this was based on a true story,That was kind of sad and disturbing.Its good just kind of slow.Your call on this flick =)
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007,  R)
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
The Blue Butterfly 2004,  PG)
The Blue Butterfly
Sweet story,I love William Hurt anyway and its abased on a true story there you go folks a double double.
127 Hours 2010,  R)
127 Hours
INCREDIIBLE!! James Franco better win an Oscar for this.Very well deserved.See it soon!

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  1. SlavePrincess
    SlavePrincess posted 6 years ago


  2. thetrickalltheboysknew
    thetrickalltheboysknew posted 6 years ago

    ooo awesome list, I love it.

  3. nehashaji1
    nehashaji1 posted 6 years ago

    Gee, I like it but I would also have included 7 years in Tibet

  4. pavacri23
    pavacri23 posted 6 years ago


  5. pathubert98
    pathubert98 posted 6 years ago

    Very good list!!! I rate 10 star

  6. malcolmtsn
    malcolmtsn posted 6 years ago

    wow!!! this is the best ever

  7. plinto
    plinto posted 6 years ago

    Nice list but missing some good movies like "Citizen X" and "In the Name of the Father"

  8. filus30
    filus30 posted 6 years ago


  9. wolfspiritjhp
    wolfspiritjhp posted 6 years ago

    Cool Stuff

  10. DivingUp
    DivingUp posted 6 years ago

    Good list.

  11. thenewgeorge
    thenewgeorge posted 6 years ago

    Goodfellas, Riding in Cars with Boys based on true stories? Had not a clue. This list is boss, by the way.

  12. freakmebaby209
    freakmebaby209 posted 6 years ago

    great list. so glad i checked it out because movie # 14 ......i've been trying so hard to remember it's name to let my kids watch, but thought it was called something totally different!! lol

  13. liz101rocks
    liz101rocks posted 6 years ago


  14. hotlips2009us
    hotlips2009us posted 6 years ago

    it good

  15. greggace
    greggace posted 6 years ago

    good list...
    peace.... greggace

  16. fab1986
    fab1986 posted 6 years ago

    cool good list

  17. shancarl0928
    shancarl0928 posted 6 years ago


  18. CataKocis
    CataKocis posted 5 years ago


  19. edlyndream
    edlyndream posted 5 years ago

    great list,some of my favouritee movies included and some i have never seen but being in your list among other i have to wach,thanx

  20. kanokaan
    kanokaan posted 5 years ago

    scarface is based on a true story.i dont know that.

  21. simplegurl0911
    simplegurl0911 posted 5 years ago


  22. dillinger1222
    dillinger1222 posted 5 years ago

    effective... impressive... well-done!

  23. cnutty1169
    cnutty1169 posted 5 years ago

    great list some of them i never knew where based on true events

  24. Deano78
    Deano78 posted 5 years ago

    Good list, got one for you to add Serpico.

  25. kellspn
    kellspn posted 5 years ago

    your list rocks! you should add monster which is based on a serial killer. such a good movie. or even the movie gracie which pretty rocks.

  26. rajanfec
    rajanfec posted 5 years ago


  27. blue3nc
    blue3nc posted 5 years ago

    you need to check "Quill"

  28. MzThickums
    MzThickums posted 5 years ago

    very smart person whoever came up with this list cuz its hot and true

  29. ggaarreetthh
    ggaarreetthh posted 5 years ago

    Awesome List. You should check out Hostile Waters with Martin Sheen. Very scary true story.

  30. electric0feel
    electric0feel posted 5 years ago

    HEy, can u add "Ray" on the list too please=)?
    And isn't dreamgirls also based on a true events i think=)?

  31. sangcie
    sangcie posted 5 years ago

    you surely are a movie buff..nice choices out there!

  32. calhounschildtwo
    calhounschildtwo posted 5 years ago


  33. saloooo0ma
    saloooo0ma posted 5 years ago

    its nice its kooool loved it :P:P:P

  34. tarispeaks542
    tarispeaks542 posted 5 years ago

    wuuuuuuhh a ben trip with al movies

  35. a7madoh
    a7madoh posted 5 years ago


  36. lourdhuraj
    lourdhuraj posted 5 years ago

    I am really happy to see your ratings especially on WE ARE MARSHALL and THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS... yes these two film have made my heart teared into pieces u have a good film tastes as i wanna watch more from this list... u have a good taste buddy... thanks for ur reviews on WE ARE MARSHALL and THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS...

  37. allysonj2000
    allysonj2000 posted 5 years ago

    This is great. Thanks for posting!

  38. xen747
    xen747 posted 5 years ago

    cool list.... a few i haven't heard of before, but alot i want to see, and some great fantastic movies i HAVE seen.

  39. SergioBlue
    SergioBlue posted 5 years ago

    Is a cool list and some great fantastic movies I have seen.

  40. Alexis86
    Alexis86 posted 5 years ago

    to much movies

  41. sakamotto
    sakamotto posted 5 years ago

    Great List ! Luv it !

  42. blissgirl43
    blissgirl43 posted 5 years ago

    awesome movies

  43. jayne0329
    jayne0329 posted 5 years ago

    this is really a LIST! haha

  44. gilin1
    gilin1 posted 5 years ago

    the list real hot like em keep it up

  45. oerigjerogjoierjg
    oerigjerogjoierjg posted 5 years ago

    thnx, adding to my favourite right now ^.^

  46. Codrutz
    Codrutz posted 5 years ago

    hey sexi, great list you have there. ;)

  47. bajwan
    bajwan posted 5 years ago

    good list

  48. sportfan
    sportfan posted 5 years ago

    Catch me if you can,titanic and Into the wild were great I will have to watch the other ones though

  49. hElencita
    hElencita posted 5 years ago

    tbn mas informasion

  50. marly700
    marly700 posted 5 years ago

    100/100 i love fire in the sky

  51. tchito85
    tchito85 posted 5 years ago


  52. ababieko
    ababieko posted 5 years ago


  53. babyrebyrabbit
    babyrebyrabbit posted 5 years ago

    I really like these movies...the best so far...now this is what you call a movie freak..lol..bye every1!

  54. myleneeco2004
    myleneeco2004 posted 5 years ago

    Try "Glory" by Denzel Washington

  55. powsurferjapan
    powsurferjapan posted 5 years ago

    great list!
    I will start to watch the ones I haven't.

  56. maanasnayak
    maanasnayak posted 4 years ago

    tremendous work

  57. wwwanjo03
    wwwanjo03 posted 4 years ago


  58. feresteanubogdan
    feresteanubogdan posted 4 years ago

    I like your list but forgive me, with few exceptions it is about American movies or from English/American speaking countries only. Did you watch "Waltz with Bashir", "The Lives of Others" or "The Baader Meinhof Complex"? The last one i'm watching right now. And it's great, i think. thanks

  59. crisstinaptr
    crisstinaptr posted 4 years ago


  60. crisstinaptr
    crisstinaptr posted 4 years ago


  61. yuripineda10
    yuripineda10 posted 4 years ago

    i love it......

  62. wongmsm
    wongmsm posted 4 years ago

    Almost every Denzel Washington's movies are True Story. And all of them are the best

  63. noos223
    noos223 posted 4 years ago

    i can't find freedom writers,it is supposedly based on a true story!!!

  64. marakaterina
    marakaterina posted 4 years ago

    good job! bravo! however you could have included the film ''in the name of the father''.. anyway..that was awesome!

  65. graemii
    graemii posted 4 years ago

    I really think you should see The Duchess. It was actually very good and Ralph Fiennes and Keira Knightley gave excellent performances.

  66. sumarlin19
    sumarlin19 posted 4 years ago


  67. gopialert
    gopialert posted 4 years ago

    Very good list, I found some great new movies here. Cheers!

  68. ljubicaprkic
    ljubicaprkic posted 4 years ago

    very good list !

  69. bonikingv
    bonikingv posted 4 years ago

    The longest collection of movies by professional.


  70. eminem4u85
    eminem4u85 posted 4 years ago

    Super tare

  71. lesilor2006
    lesilor2006 posted 3 years ago

    very cool

  72. leonardmac
    leonardmac posted 3 years ago

    i noticed there wasn't The Burning Bed or Life With Billy there awesome movies and Ted Bundy and there wasn't any other's like the B.T.K. Killer or Zodiac kinda stuff

  73. leonardmac
    leonardmac posted 3 years ago

    oh and John Q that is one of my all time fav movies

  74. LifeofFiction
    LifeofFiction posted 3 years ago

    Good, but you should add Raging Bull and Citizen Kane.

  75. LoughnerWasLucid
    LoughnerWasLucid posted 3 years ago

    actually Fargo wasn't based on much. just a clever idea they used to sell more tickets. but it sure worked, didn't it?

  76. LoughnerWasLucid
    LoughnerWasLucid posted 3 years ago

    actually Fargo wasn't based on much. just a clever idea they used to sell more tickets. but it sure worked, didn't it?

  77. levifaulkner
    levifaulkner posted 3 years ago


  78. chambersdawn84
    chambersdawn84 posted 3 years ago

    Great list!!

  79. mareviclapid
    mareviclapid posted 3 years ago


  80. faymae90
    faymae90 posted 2 years ago

  81. buddhalou
    buddhalou posted 2 years ago

    A few of these movies are most definitely not based on true events and a number of others very, very loosely so. The glaring offenders being The Life of David Gale, The Dewey Cox Story (a spoof of the Johnny Cash biopic) and Scarface (a remake of the classic 1932 Howard Hawks film.) There are several others...