Most Popular "Based On Real Person" Titles
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2. South Park (1997– )
TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy
Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
3. Joy (I) (2015)
PG-13 | 124 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.
Votes: 73,687 | Gross: $56.44M
5. Wolf Hall (2015 TV Mini-Series)
360 min | Drama, History
After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.
6. The Wind Rises (2013)
PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
Votes: 43,124 | Gross: $5.20M
7. 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.
8. Chocolat (II) (2015)
110 min | Drama
The history of the clown Chocolate, the first black circus artist in France, which has a great success in the late 19th century.
10. The Idol (2015)
100 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Mohammed Assaf, an aspiring musician living in Gaza, sets a seemingly impossible goal: to compete on the program "Arab Idol."
11. Johan Falk: Kodnamn: Lisa (2012)
106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Frank Wagner is sleeping next to his family. The plans to move abroad lays on the kitchen table. They suddenly hear how someone tries to break into the apartment. Five masked men is trying ... See full summary »
12. Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015)
120 min | Biography, Drama, History
Using only a hammer and a chisel, a man spends twenty-two years carving a road through a treacherous mountain.
Writers: Shahzad Ahmad, Rajbali Anjum, Jakhar Mahendar, Ketan Mehta, Deepak Ramola, Shaiwal, Varadraj Swami | Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Ashutosh Acharya, Shahzad Ahmad
15. Talk Radio (1988)
R | 110 min | Drama
A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.
Votes: 10,052 | Gross: $3.47M
16. Looking for Eric (2009)
116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Eric, a football fanatic postman whose life is descending into crisis, receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona.
Votes: 12,991 | Gross: $0.06M
18. I, 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 famous words of 22-year-old mass murder Olga Hepnarová, who in 1973 drove a truck into a group of innocent people in Prague.
19. All Three of Us (2015)
102 min | Comedy, Drama
An Iranian family survives the shah and the ayatollah and moves to France. This story follows the family through it all. Despite the politics, revolution, prison, beatings, assassinations and suicides this is a comedy.
20. The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010 TV Movie)
92 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In nineteenth century Yorkshire wealthy orphan Anne Lister lives with an aunt and uncle, anxious for her to marry well and blissfully - unaware that she is a lesbian. Anne is recording her ... See full summary »
21. The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 96 min | Drama, History, Mystery
A dramatization of the famous 1893 Massachusetts trial of the woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax.
118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Policeman Johan Falk returns to Gothenburg and starts service at the successful special service GSI, but the relation between the unit and the criminals introduces him to a world he never thought existed.
23. Carlos, Rey Emperador (2015–2016)
Historical series about Carlos I of Spain and V of Germany, born in 1500 and died in 1558, who ruled the crowns of Castile, including the Kingdom of Navarra and Aragon between 1516 and 1556... See full summary »
25. Team Spirit (2016)
117 min | Thriller
An engaging drama about the less known aspects of the trading activity inside one of the biggest banks in the world - Société Générale. The movie tracks the rise and fall of anonymous ... See full summary »
26. Me, Myself and Mum (2013)
85 min | Comedy
Mrs. Gallienne, a rather temperamental upper middle-class lady, has three children, two of whom she considers as her sons and another she calls Guillaume. Logically indeed, the latter ... See full summary »
27. Buster (1988)
R | 91 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy
This movie is based on the story of Buster Edwards, one of the thieves involved in "The Great Train Robbery" of 1963.
Votes: 2,620 | Gross: $0.54M
29. The Mill and the Cross (2011)
92 min | Drama, History
The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Bruegel's painting. The theme of Christ's suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564.
Votes: 2,935 | Gross: $0.31M
30. Freud (1962)
140 min | Biography, Drama
This pseudobiographical movie depicts five years from 1885 on in the life of the Viennese psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). At this time, most of his colleagues refuse to cure ... See full summary »
31. The Last Hurrah (1958)
Approved | 121 min | Drama
Frank Skeffington is an old Irish-American political boss, running for re-election as Mayor of of a US town for the last time.
32. Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)
Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Story of a gay serial killer who murders young boys so he can serve them as dinner to his circle of fellow cannibals.
33. My Way (2012)
148 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from childhood in Egypt through success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.
35. Yellowstone Kelly (1959)
Approved | 91 min | Western
In 1870s, in the Sioux territory south of the Missouri, trapper and Indian scout Luther Yellowstone Kelly is hired by the army at Fort Buford but runs into trouble with the Sioux.
37. Fraulein Doktor (1969)
M | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance
In WW1,female German spy Fraulein Doktor and her team of saboteurs plan to kill Lord Kitchener,obtain the Allied defense plans and steal the new French mustard gas formula.
39. Fotograf (2015)
Biography, Comedy, Drama
The story is freely inspired by the life and work of Jan Saudek, who is probably the most well-known Czech photographer internationally and has indisputably been involved in the development... See full summary »
40. Guilty (2011)
102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A family man battles to prove his innocence after being accused of a heinous crime.
42. Kemper (2008 Video)
R | 88 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.
44. The Secret of Anastasia (1997 Video)
Animation, Adventure, Crime
A teenage girl living in the ruins of the Romanov's palace finds herself running from the Secret Police with her four magic instruments, who are all she has left of her family, whom she ... See full summary »
46. Jacquot de Nantes (1991)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama
Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. ... See full summary »
Votes: 656 | Gross: $0.15M
48. Kajinek (2010)
118 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Deals with the most famous criminal in Czech Republic, the lawyer who continuously tries to free him; the circle of people on both sides of the law who want to keep him in jail and his infamous escape from prison.
49. Zombie and the Ghost Train (1991)
88 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Antti "Zombie" Autiomaa does two things well: play the bass guitar and drink. After several months' sleeping on the streets of Istanbul, he returns to Helsinki where he's called into the ... See full summary »
50. Vigo: A Passion for Life (1998)
106 min | Drama
Based on the life of a classic french cineast Jean Vigo, the story follows his daily struggle with sanity, normal life and uncompromising filmmaking. Story also focuses on his relationship ... See full summary »