Most Popular "Based On Real Events" Titles
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1. TURN: Washington's Spies (2014– )
60 min | Drama, War
Follows New York 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 »
2. 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.
Writers: Cornelius Ryan, Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall, Jack Seddon | Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda
3. U-571 (2000)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, War
A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.
4. Animal Kingdom (2010)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.
5. Phantom (I) (2013)
R | 98 min | History, Thriller, War
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.
7. L.A. Noire (2011 Video Game)
M | Action, Crime, Drama
You play a LAPD detective in late 1940s Los Angeles as you discover dark goings on in the city.
8. Summer in February (2013)
Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A true tale of love, liberty and scandal amongst the Edwardian artists' colony in Cornwall
9. Anthropoid (2015)
History, Thriller, War | Pre-production
Based on the true story of two Czechoslovak soldiers sent to assassinate the head of the SS in 1941. SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich was the Reich's number three and main architect for the 'Final Solution'.
11. 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 »
12. 3096 Days (2013)
111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A young Austrian girl is kidnapped and held in captivity for eight years. Based on the factual case of Natascha Kampusch.
14. The Great Fire (2014 TV Mini-Series)
Drama | Active
A fascinating insight into what really happened on the night of Sunday 2nd of September 1666, the Great fire of London in which parts of the city burned for 3 days the fire started in a ... See full summary »
15. Play (I) (2011)
118 min | Drama
An astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The ... See full summary »
16. The Manson Family (2003)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, History
If you think you know the story of the Manson Family, you are dead wrong. On a ranch outside of Los Angeles, the dream of the "Love Generation" is transforming into something evil. What was... See full summary »
17. 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.
18. Even the Rain (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.
19. The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The biography of the Bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944, with a lot of his arangements, partly in an authentic cast.
21. Call Girl (2012)
140 min | Drama, Thriller
A young girl is recruited from the bottom rung of society into a ruthless world where power can get you anything.
22. Country (1984)
PG | 105 min | Drama
Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife ... See full summary »
23. Stoic (2009)
Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama
A heated game of poker causes three men incarcerated for nonviolent offenses to brutalize their cellmate before taking drastic measures in order to cover up their crime.
25. The Hunley (1999 TV Movie)
94 min | Action, Drama, History
CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley, during the siege of Charleston of 1864. It is a story of heroism in the face of ... See full summary »
26. Omar Killed Me (2011)
85 min | Crime, Drama
In the summer of 1991 an elderly woman Ghislaine Marchal is found murdered in the basement of her home with the message "Omar M'a Tuer" (Omar has kill me) written beside in her own blood. ... See full summary »
Writers: Olivier Gorce, Roschdy Zem, Omar Raddad, Sylvie Lotiron, Jean-Marie Rouart, Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle | Director: Roschdy Zem | Stars: Sami Bouajila, Denis Podalydès, Maurice Bénichou, Salomé Stévenin
27. Love & Rage (1999)
R | 100 min | Drama
Agnes MacDonnell (Greta Scacchi), a strong and self-confident Englishwoman in her forties, owns a large estate on an island off the coast of Northern Ireland. When she begins a passionate ... See full summary »
28. Littekens (2014)
105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In her search for her biological father, after a long journey eastbound, Suzanne discovers a shrouded and horrifying part of her own past, that turns her greatest dream into a dark nightmare.
29. Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
150 min | Drama, History, Romance
In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to ... See full summary »
30. Salt of the Earth (1954)
94 min | Drama, History
Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with Anglo ... See full summary »
31. Konkurîto (2004)
Crime, Drama, Horror
A high-school girl is kidnapped by gang lords and held captive for several months. Over this time, she repeatedly beaten, raped, and tortured.
32. Guilty (2011)
102 min | Drama
A family man battles to prove his innocence after being accused of a heinous crime.
33. Titanic (1943)
TV-PG | 85 min | Action, Drama, History
The story of the sinking of the British luxury liner Titanic in 1912.
34. Lidice (2011)
126 min | Drama, History, War
At the beginning of the story Lidice is just one of many small Czech villages trying to survive the war as best as it can... See full synopsis »
35. Saving the Titanic (2012 TV Movie)
104 min | Drama, History
The story of the engineers who worked tirelessly to keep the electric power running as the Titanic sank. Their selfless actions kept the lights on and the electric lifeboat winches operational to facilitate the survival of others.
36. Stavisky... (1974)
PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama
Irrestisible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during ... See full summary »
37. Requiem (2006)
89 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.
38. All Our Desires (2011)
120 min | Drama
Moved by the plight of the mother of her daughter's school friend, a young judge facing an incurable disease teams up with an older colleague in order to fight against financial companies that exploit the poor.
40. Princes in the Tower (2005 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
16 years after the 'deaths' of the two boy Princes held captive in the Tower, Perkin Warbeck makes his claim to the throne as the rightful King Richard. Did the younger brother survive? Is ... See full summary »
41. Fort Apache Napoli (2009)
108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.
42. Barracuda (2013)
Based on actual events, Barracuda is an original, vengeance themed story and fresh take on sexual perversions, the lives it affects and the pursuit of it. When we first meet Summer, a ... See full summary »
43. No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)
106 min | Drama, Music
Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert - and the visas that allow them to leave Tehran to do so.
45. Manson Family Movies (1984 Video)
88 min | Horror
In response to the legend that the "Manson Family" may have filmed themselves in some of theirs exploits, this film is a re-creation as to what a film of their may have been like. The film,... See full summary »
47. Risttuules (2014)
90 min | Drama, History
"Risttuules" is very emotional and tragic movie about mass deportation to Siberia based on memories of Erna. It all started 14th of June 1941 when trucks came for the innocent families with... See full summary »
48. Highway 301 (1950)
83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Led by a psychotic killer, a vicious gang of armed robbers terrorizes Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, robbing banks and payrolls and murdering anyone who might identify them