Favorite Movies based on true stories/actual events/actual people

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Conviction (2010)
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A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders. (107 mins.)
Director: Tony Goldwyn
 
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The Vernon Johns Story (1994 TV Movie)
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Vernon Johns, a brilliant man coupled with an eloquent speaker, upsets his community through his radical... (100 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Fink
 
3.
Something the Lord Made (2004 TV Movie)
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A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas. (110 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
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Queen (1993 Mini-Series)
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A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen... (282 mins.)
 
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The Express (2008)
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A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. (130 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
 
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Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)
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A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy. (103 mins.)
 
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Malcolm X (1992)
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Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. (202 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
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The Ernest Green Story (1993 TV Movie)
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Follows the story of Ernest Green, one of the Little Rock Nine who were the first blacks to integrate into an all white school. (101 mins.)
Director: Eric Laneuville
 
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Alive (1993)
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A Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash. (120 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
 
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Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)
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True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons. (90 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
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A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989 TV Movie)
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Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order... (96 mins.)
 
12.
The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999 TV Movie)
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An account of early 1970s social activist Ira Einhorn, who murdered his girlfriend and then fled the country. (240 mins.)
 
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Wife, Mother, Murderer (1991 TV Movie)
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The life of Audrey Marie Hilley, who, in order to start a new life, took drastic action. (96 mins.)
Director: Mel Damski
 
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A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992 TV Movie)
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Betty torments her husband with childish vandalism and verbal threats after he leaves her for another woman, but nobody anticipates what ends up happening as the games escalate. (96 mins.)
Director: Dick Lowry
 
15.
Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter (1992 TV Movie)
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Betty Broderick stands trial for shooting her ex husband and his new bride. (100 mins.)
Director: Dick Lowry
 
16.
Not Without My Daughter (1991)
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An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter as well. (116 mins.)
Director: Brian Gilbert
 
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Monster (2003)
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Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer. (109 mins.)
Director: Patty Jenkins
 
18.
Ray (2004)
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The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s. (152 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
19.
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
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The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from her abusive husband, Ike Turner. (118 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
 
20.
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996 TV Movie)
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A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences... (120 mins.)
Director: Eriq La Salle
 
21.
Glory (1989)
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Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates. (122 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick