Most Popular "Based On Real Events" Titles
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1. Gold (I) (2016)
R | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.
Votes: 5,155 | Gross: $7.02M
3. Patriots Day (2016)
R | 133 min | Drama, History, Thriller
The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.
Votes: 14,972 | Gross: $30.97M
5. Anthropoid (2016)
R | 120 min | Biography, History, Thriller
Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.
Votes: 19,939 | Gross: $2.96M
8. TURN: Washington's Spies (2014– )
60 min | Drama, War
Follows Connecticut farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for ... See full summary »
9. The 33 (2015)
PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.
Votes: 25,493 | Gross: $12.19M
11. The Longest Day (1962)
G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History
The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.
12. Borgia (2011– )
52 min | Biography, Drama, History
It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant ... See full summary »
15. The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)
R | Action, Biography, Thriller | Completed
1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, ... See full summary »
16. Animal Kingdom (2010)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama
A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.
Votes: 47,070 | Gross: $1.04M
17. The Wave (2008)
107 min | Drama, Thriller
A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.
18. Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)
PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Pele's meteoric rise from the slums of Sao Paulo to leading Brazil to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17 is chronicled in this biographical drama.
Votes: 7,292 | Gross: $0.03M
20. El hombre de las mil caras (2016)
123 min | Biography, Thriller
The story of a man who fooled an entire country. A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.
25. Into the White (I) (2012)
R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, History
Norway, WWII: A group of British and German soldiers find themselves stranded in the wilderness after an aircraft battle. Finding shelter in the same cabin, they realize the only way to survive the winter is to place the rules of war aside.
Votes: 16,042 | Gross: $0.00M
26. The Journey (III) (2016)
94 min | Drama
A fictional account of the extraordinary story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland - firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Paisley and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness ... See full summary »
28. También la lluvia (2010)
Unrated | 103 min | Drama, History
As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.
Votes: 10,252 | Gross: $0.56M
29. Jimmy's Hall (2014)
PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History
During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall that led to his deportation.
Votes: 4,388 | Gross: $0.56M
32. Phantom (I) (2013)
R | 98 min | Action, Drama, History
The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.
Votes: 11,729 | Gross: $0.49M
33. Requiem (2006)
93 min | Drama
An epileptic girl suffers a breakdown during her first year at university, then decides to seek help from a priest in battling the troubles associated with her strict upbringing.
Votes: 4,961 | Gross: $0.01M
34. Renoir (2012)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,920 | Gross: $2.29M
38. Jack the Ripper (1988– )
190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen.
39. Freistatt (2015)
104 min | Drama
A young free mind German 14 year old boy in a northern Lower Saxony province town is in love with his mother. His stepfather intentifies him as an competitor and let him bring into a ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Thriller, War
Captured French Resistance fighter Lieutenant Fontaine awaits a certain death sentence for espionage in a stark Nazi prison. Facing malnourishment and paralyzing fear, he must engineer an ... See full summary »
42. Death Game (1977)
R | 91 min | Thriller
Two young girls come to the home of a businessman whose family is away on his birthday. They seduce him and afterwards, however, they tie him up, torture him and trash his house.
43. Já, Olga Hepnarová (2016)
105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
"My verdict is: I, Olga Hepnarová, the victim of your bestiality, sentence you to death penalty." Those were the famous words of the 22-year-old mass murderer Olga Hepnarová, who in 1973 drove a truck into a group of innocent people in Prague.
45. Ai Hen Lan (2011)
83 min | Drama
Love Actually... Sucks! was inspired by real-life events, and opens with a dramatic wedding feast. It tells a variety of stories about love that has gone wrong: a brother and sister in an ... See full summary »
46. A Mother's Instinct (2015 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 88 min | Thriller
When a boy goes missing, clues lead his sister and mother to believe their asocial neighbor was involved in the abduction; forcing them to take the law into their own hands.
49. Hangmen Also Die! (1943)
Approved | 134 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
After the Nazi administrator of Czechoslovakia is shot, his assassin tries to elude the Gestapo and struggles with his impulse to give himself up as hostages are executed.