Based on a true story (kind of)

Some films that are somewhat based on true events. I have avoided sports films.
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1.
Victory at Entebbe (1976 TV Movie)
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In 1976, terrorists high-jack an Air France airplane and divert it to Uganda where they demand to exchange their hostages for fellow terrorists held in Israeli jails. (119 mins.)
“ A little too schmaltzy and overlong. Not as interesting as Raid on Entebbe. ” - Alberto-7
 
2.
Raid on Entebbe (1976 TV Movie)
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True story of a daring Israeli commando assault on the Entebbe Airport in Uganda to free hostages of a terrorist hijacking. (145 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ The best of the three films on the Entebbe rescue with an in-form Charles Bronson and a great performance from Peter Finch. ” - Alberto-7
 
3.
Mivtsa Yonatan (1977)
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In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe... (124 mins.)
Director: Menahem Golan
“ This has the Israeli government's seal of approval but it isn't as engrossing as Raid on Entebbe. ” - Alberto-7
 
4.
Sword of Gideon (1986 TV Movie)
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Chronicles a Mossad team hand picked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes. (173 mins.)
“ Solid made for Cable film with a great cast and lots of location work. Although based on the same book, this is better than Munich. ” - Alberto-7
 
5.
Munich (2005)
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Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day. (164 mins.)
“ This was good but not as well made as Sword of Gideon. ” - Alberto-7
 
6.
Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper (1981 TV Movie)
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A dramatized account of how the staff of the Canadian Embassy helped a group of American diplomats escape from Iran during the Iranian Revolution. (97 mins.)
Director: Lamont Johnson
“ Tense, character driven drama based on the escape of 6 Americans from Iran. I prefer this to Argo. ” - Alberto-7
 
7.
Argo (2012)
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Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
“ Great start to the film but a ridiculously exaggerated ending spoiled it for me. I prefer Escape From Iran The Canadian Caper ” - Alberto-7
 
8.
Operation Eichmann (1961)
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Werner Kelmperer stars as one of the most infamous mass murderers in all history in this true story... (92 mins.)
“ Really, really bad. ” - Alberto-7
 
9.
The House on Garibaldi Street (1979 TV Movie)
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After World War II, many important figures in Hitler's command escaped Germany and Occupied Europe and were rumored to be living in South America... (101 mins.)
Director: Peter Collinson
“ Very tense and exciting with solid performances from Topol and Albert Burke. Great location filming in Spain doubling for Argentina. ” - Alberto-7
 
10.
The Man Who Captured Eichmann (1996 TV Movie)
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The story of the 1960 hostile extraction of the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, by the Mossad to Israeli justice. (96 mins.)
“ Ok film but much too slow and drawn out. ” - Alberto-7
 
11.
Passchendaele (2008)
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The lives of a troubled veteran, his nurse girlfriend and a naive boy intersect first in Alberta and then in Belgium during the bloody World War I battle of Passchendaele. (114 mins.)
Director: Paul Gross
“ A little corny but still very good with spectacular war scenes. Paul Gross is a little old for the role but he still pulls it off. ” - Alberto-7
 
12.
Captain Phillips (2013)
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The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. (134 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
“ Absolutely riveting film with a tour-de-force performance by Tom Hanks. The last hour is so intense you will not be able to breathe. ” - Alberto-7
 
13.
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
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A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects. (102 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ Not too bad story but what is Julia Roberts doing in this? ” - Alberto-7
 
14.
Nowhere in Africa (2001)
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A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya. (141 mins.)
Director: Caroline Link
“ Beautiful film with great performances. ” - Alberto-7
 
15.
Kandahar (2001)
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After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her. (85 mins.)
“ Sad, sad film about people caught up in war and oppression. Will leave an impression on you for a long time. ” - Alberto-7
 
16.
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
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Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world. (112 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
“ Clint Eastwood is too good to play the lead. Patrick McGoohan too over the top. This is what happens when Hollywood does what it likes. Still, there are some tense moments in the film. ” - Alberto-7
 
17.
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
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The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source... (136 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
“ Solid period piece. ” - Alberto-7
 
18.
Bhopal Express (1999)
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From producer Deepak Nayer (Buena Vista Social Club, Lost Highway) comes this powerful drama about a newlywed couple whose lives are changed during the lethal gas tragedy in Bhopal, India in 1984. (100 mins.)
Director: Mahesh Mathai
“ Gut-wrenching film on the Bhopal disaster. The only negative: What in heck is a Bollywood musical number doing in this? ” - Alberto-7
 
19.
In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders (1988 TV Movie)
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Florida 1985: A series of brutal robberies and murders keeps the F.B.I busy. Although all crimes seem to be comitted by the same group... (92 mins.)
Director: Dick Lowry
“ Intense to the extreme. The final shootout with the FBI is as gritty as you can get. ” - Alberto-7
 
20.
Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
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The story of Manfred von Richthofen, the German air ace during World War I and his struggle with the enemy aces and some jealous German officers. (97 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
“ Aerial combats are great but the acting is weak. Too bad. ” - Alberto-7
 
21.
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
“ Sally Field is great in this. ” - Alberto-7
 
22.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
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A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan. (112 mins.)
“ This film does not know if it wants to be a comedy or a drama. Consequently, it falls flat and never gets us involved. Disappointing. Tina Fey is ok but can't save the movie. Billy Bob Thornton is about the only actor who pulls his weight. Don't bother with this one. ” - Alberto-7
 
23.
Sully (2016)
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The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew. (96 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Terrific recreation of the 2009 landing on the Hudson river. Hanks is amazing as always and he is backed by a great supporting cast including Aaron Eckhart as the first officer. The crash scenes are tense and the rescue well set up. Overall top marks to Clint Eastwood and company. ” - Alberto-7
 
24.
Alien Thunder (1974)
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Based on an actual event, this is the tragic story of Saskatchewan fugitive Almighty Voice (Gordon Tootoosis), a Cree Indian who isarrested for stealing government livestock out of desperate hunger. (93 mins.)
Director: Claude Fournier
“ The true story this film tries to tell is very interesting and significant in the history of Canada. Unfortunately, the filmmakers decided to focus on the sensational and let their imaginations run wild which ruins the movie. Donald Sutherland does what he can with the poor script but he can't save this fiasco. The Saskatchewan landscapes are beautiful, thankfully. ” - Alberto-7
 
25.
Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990)
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Bethune has long been a hero in China. Perhaps for reasons of politics and personality, however, his fame in North America lagged far behind... (168 mins.)
Director: Phillip Borsos
“ Terrific biopic with a spectacular performance by Donald Sutherland as Dr. Norman Bethune. The story is epic in nature and the location filming in China adds greatly to the overall experience. Not to be missed. ” - Alberto-7
 
26.
Chaplin (1992)
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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin. (143 mins.)
“ Robert Downey Jr. is actually not bad as Chaplin but I got the feeling that they were more interested in showing all the sleazy parts of his life and focus less on his brilliant cinematic career. This could have been so much better had they dealt more with the film making process. ” - Alberto-7
 
27.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
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Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. (170 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ One of the greatest war films of all time. Terence Malick's direction is sublime. The acting is mostly top notch and the location filming epic. Not to be missed. ” - Alberto-7
 
28.
Grey Owl (1999)
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The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American. (118 mins.)
“ Overly schmaltzy biopic which only covers a small part of Grey Owl's life. A lot of this film feels forced. At least the landscapes(Chelsea Quebec doubling for Northern Saskatchewan) are beautiful. Your enjoyment depends a great deal how much you like Pierce Brosnan. ” - Alberto-7
 
29.
Louis Cyr (2013)
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Biopic of Louis Cyr, strongest man in the world at the end of the 19th Century. (123 mins.)
Director: Daniel Roby
“ Very good effort. The historical reconstruction is well done. The story fairly interesting. ” - Alberto-7
 
30.
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
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The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies. (122 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
“ Geoffrey Rush is simply amazing in this but like most biopics, they have tried to cram too much into this. The focus on Sellers' troubled romances is given too much screen time. The whole bit about what happened during the shooting of Casino Royale should have been a lot better. Instead it falls flat. I have mixed feelings about this one. ” - Alberto-7
 
31.
The General (1926)
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When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines. (67 mins.)
“ Buster Keaton's masterpiece is simply that-a masterpiece. ” - Alberto-7
 
32.
The Terminal (2004)
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An eastern immigrant finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there. (128 mins.)
“ This film does not come close to telling the true story it was inspired by. Instead, it is a completely Hollywood re-imagining of the premise. As such it works extremely well . This is in no small part because of the winning performance by Tom Hanks. ” - Alberto-7
 
33.
Paris 1919: Un traité pour la paix (2009 Documentary)
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A film about the Paris Peace Conference that negotiated the end of World War I with the Versailles Treaty. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Cowan
“ Ok, this is mostly a documentary but there are enough historical recreations of the most important moments that justify me adding it to this list. A terrific docu-drama on an important moment in the history of the modern world. ” - Alberto-7
 
34.
Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983 Mini-Series)
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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history. (720 mins.)
“ Sam Neill is great in this. Some of his adventures strain credibility somewhat but overall this works. ” - Alberto-7
 
35.
Bridge of Spies (2015)
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During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers. (142 mins.)
“ Brilliant recreation of the cold war era with a tense script and great performances all around. A must see if you are interested in the history of the cold war. ” - Alberto-7
 
36.
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
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Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo. (124 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ This story gets the Disney treatment and is fine for what it is-a film for the entire family. ” - Alberto-7
 
37.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ I get the feeling that they changed this story a great deal. Did not really enjoy this one. ” - Alberto-7
 
38.
Amadeus (1984)
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The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Simply brilliant biopic. ” - Alberto-7
 
39.
Trumbo (2015)
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In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. (124 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
“ This film gets the movie-of-the-week treatment. Bryan Cranston is great but the film feels rushed. ” - Alberto-7
 
40.
The King's Speech (2010)
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The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (118 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ Terrific film with a tour-de-force performance by Helena Bonham Carter. Colin Firth is also great. A real feel for the era. ” - Alberto-7
 
41.
The Elephant Man (1980)
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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity. (124 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Sensitive portrayal of the subject. A real underplayed film. John Hurt is simply sublime in the title role. ” - Alberto-7
 
42.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
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Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
“ Warren Beatty really surprised me in this. He turned the character into a three dimensional person and not a caricature. Great cast and real feel for the 1930s. ” - Alberto-7
 
43.
Raging Bull (1980)
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An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it. (129 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Intense to the extreme like a punch to the gut. Terrific cast. ” - Alberto-7
 
44.
Ed Wood (1994)
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An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support. (127 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Very, very funny biopic which never takes itself seriously. Martin Landau steals the show here. ” - Alberto-7
 
45.
Gandhi (1982)
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
“ Sweeping epic film that is unforgettable. ” - Alberto-7
 
46.
La Bamba (1987)
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Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. (108 mins.)
Director: Luis Valdez
“ Ok for what it is. A good film to see on a rainy day. ” - Alberto-7
 
47.
Midnight Express (1978)
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Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison. (121 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ I read the book and the movie does not do it justice. Too many things have been changed. Nonetheless this is a very harrowing story. ” - Alberto-7
 
48.
Capote (2005)
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In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row. (114 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
“ Seymour Philip Hoffman is sublime as Truman Capote. ” - Alberto-7
 
49.
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
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Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's. (123 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
“ Intense film with a great performance by Forest Whitaker. The film builds suspense slowly but ultimately delivers. ” - Alberto-7
 
50.
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
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In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam. (121 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ Robin Williams overacts to the maximum in this but it is funny. ” - Alberto-7
 
51.
Hitchcock (2012)
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The relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959 is explored. (98 mins.)
Director: Sacha Gervasi
“ Strictly by-the-numbers biopic that follows Hitchcock`s career. Not as strong as it could have been but helped greatly by Scarlet Johansson's performance as Janet Leigh. ” - Alberto-7
 
52.
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
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The life and career of wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis. (108 mins.)
Director: Jim McBride
“ Not bad. ” - Alberto-7
 
53.
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
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The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling. (126 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
“ Beautiful, sensitive, nuanced film. Not to me missed. ” - Alberto-7
 
54.
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
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Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy. (93 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
“ Terrific feel for the 1950s. This and great performances makes this rise above most films that attempt to recreate the era. ” - Alberto-7
 
55.
The Straight Story (1999)
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An old man makes a long journey by lawn-mover tractor to mend his relationship with an ill brother. (112 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ This is all about Richard Farnsworth's performance. Beautiful, layered film that is understated throughout. ” - Alberto-7
 
56.
Hollywoodland (2006)
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A detective examines the mysterious death of George Reeves, the star of the television series Adventures of Superman. (126 mins.)
Director: Allen Coulter
“ Odd film that contains some great moments and solid performances throughout. ” - Alberto-7
 
57.
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
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Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews. (110 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ The title tells it all. Many, many subtle moments throughout. A refreshing treat to watch. ” - Alberto-7
 
58.
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
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An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
“ The famous story gets the Hollywood treatment and that is not a good thing. Why are Americans so interested in making criminals look good? I did not connect with this at all. ” - Alberto-7
 
59.
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
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The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them. (129 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
“ Did not care for this film. Dian Fossey is portrayed as some kind of neurotic woman who fawns over pictures of her gorillas. Seriously? They missed the boat on this one. ” - Alberto-7
 
60.
Mrs Brown (1997)
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Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown... (101 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ Judi Dench is terrific as always but the revelation here is Billy Connolly. Great film. ” - Alberto-7
 
61.
The Conqueror Worm (1968)
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A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch hunter. (86 mins.)
Director: Michael Reeves
“ Oppressive film about a very dark period in England`s history. Not for the weak of heart. ” - Alberto-7
 
62.
Star 80 (1983)
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A successful young model finds trouble when her obsessive manager-turned-husband becomes dangerously jealous. Based on the true story of 1980 Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten. (103 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
“ Sad, sad film. Unfortunately you will feel like you need a shower after watching this. ” - Alberto-7
 
63.
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing. (135 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ James Stewart is great in this. Well made. ” - Alberto-7
 
64.
Nostradamus (1994)
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Recounts the life and loves of the physician, astrologer, and famed prognosticator; his encounters with... (119 mins.)
Director: Roger Christian
“ I was expecting a very silly film and I got a silly film. Very poorly made. ” - Alberto-7
 
65.
The Grey Fox (1982)
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When an aging, but gentlemanly stagecoach robber is released from prison, he decides to go to Canada to become a train robber. (110 mins.)
Director: Phillip Borsos
“ Once again Richard Farnsworth makes this good film that much better. Wayne Robson is also quite good in this. A nice feel for the period. ” - Alberto-7
 
66.
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
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A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist. (98 mins.)
“ Innovative biopic with a fantastic performance by Colm Feore as Gould. Excellent all around. ” - Alberto-7
 
67.
Guyana: Cult of the Damned (1979)
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Reverend Jim Jones, the priest of an independent church in the South American country Guyana, orders his followers to commit suicide. But not all of them follow him blindly and begin to think on their own. (107 mins.)
“ Absolute garbage. How dare they make this travesty? ” - Alberto-7
 
68.
Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
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In 1947, following the U.N. decision to split British Palestine into separate Jewish and Palestinian states, a former U.S. Army officer is recruited by the Jews to reorganize the Haganah. (146 mins.)
“ Schmaltzy to the extreme film on the creation of Israel. Too bad, the true story of Mickey Marcus is amazing. Instead we get something akin to a TV movie. Even John Wayne looks uncomfortable in this. ” - Alberto-7
 
69.
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
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In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. (121 mins.)
“ Amazing that there is no newsreel footage in this. The documentary style really sets this apart from other similar films. There are some moments of sheer agony in this film (the drunk man attacked by the young kids, the young boy attacked at the race track ,etc.). Your enjoyment of the film will be greatly affected by how much you believe in armed revolutions. ” - Alberto-7
 
70.
The Colditz Story (1955)
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Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German POW camp housed in a Medieval castle. (94 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
“ Gritty war drama with a terrific cast. A tense, well acted, well made film. ” - Alberto-7