Most Popular "Inspired By True Events" Titles
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1. The Revenant (2015)
R | 156 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
Votes: 413,962 | Gross: $183.64M
2. Bridge of Spies (2015)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, History, Thriller
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.
Votes: 181,134 | Gross: $72.31M
3. American Hustle (2013)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama
A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Votes: 359,722 | Gross: $150.12M
4. The Intouchables (2011)
R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.
Votes: 506,669 | Gross: $13.18M
5. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.
Votes: 73,545 | Gross: $24.99M
6. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.
Votes: 529,639 | Gross: $164.44M
9. Foxcatcher (2014)
R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Mark and Dave Schultz, U.S. Olympic Wrestling champions, join Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - but John's emotional self-destruction threatens to consume them all.
Votes: 107,221 | Gross: $12.10M
12. The Innocents (2016)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama
In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.
Votes: 998 | Gross: $0.96M
13. Lords of Dogtown (2005)
PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's.
Votes: 44,030 | Gross: $11.01M
14. Snitch (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal.
Votes: 64,983 | Gross: $42.92M
16. Pirate Radio (2009)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves.
Votes: 91,142 | Gross: $7.99M
17. 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: 43,886 | Gross: $5.20M
18. Marguerite (2015)
R | 129 min | Drama
Paris, 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman, lover of the music and the opera. She loves to sing for her friends, although she's not a good singer. Both her friends and her husband ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,251 | Gross: $0.50M
19. Bad Ass (2012)
R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A Vietnam veteran who becomes a local hero after saving a man from attackers on a city bus decides to take action when his best friend is murdered and the police show little interest in solving the crime.
20. Compliance (2012)
R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A normal Friday service at a fast food restaurant becomes interrupted by a police officer who claims an employee stole from a customer, but something more sinister is going on.
Votes: 24,756 | Gross: $0.32M
23. Nothing But the Truth (I) (2008)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.
Votes: 30,732 | Gross: $0.00M
24. A Sunday Horse (2015)
108 min | Biography, Family
After a near-fatal accident, on a horse the experts thought was nothing special, a determined rider from the wrong side of the tracks defies all the odds to pursue her dreams of winning a national jumping championship.
25. Texas Killing Fields (2011)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, History
In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.
Votes: 14,640 | Gross: $0.05M
28. 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: 11,531 | Gross: $0.49M
29. A Gang Story (2011)
R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller
After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge ... See full summary »
30. The Deep (2012)
Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama
Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland.
31. The Clinic (2010)
R | 94 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
While traveling across country with her fiancé, Beth wakes alone in an isolated clinic to find her unborn baby has been removed. Just how far will she go to get her child back?
32. Queen & Country (2014)
114 min | Drama
In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.
Votes: 891 | Gross: $0.03M
33. Primeval (2007)
R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A news team is sent to Burundi to capture and bring home a legendary 25-foot crocodile. Their difficult task turns potentially deadly when a warlord targets them for death.
Votes: 11,156 | Gross: $10.60M
34. Casino Jack (2010)
R | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
Votes: 14,792 | Gross: $1.04M
35. Man in the Wilderness (1971)
GP | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilisation and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide ... See full summary »
36. Cold Fish (2010)
Not Rated | 146 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Syamoto's troublesome daughter work at their ... See full summary »
38. Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014)
111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
For several months during 1978-1979 inhabitants of Oise region live in fright and terror as a serial killer disturbs the peace and quiet.
Votes: 1,422 | Gross: $0.00M
39. Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997–2002)
PG | 60 min | Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy
Within the course of one hour 5 stories are shown. None of these stories have any logical explanation, and some of them actually occurred. You are left to decide which of these stories, if ... See full summary »
40. Two Lives (2012)
97 min | Drama, Thriller
As the Berlin Wall crumbles, Katrine, the daughter of a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier, finds her idyllic life disrupted as she refuses to testify a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of her fellow "war children."
Votes: 2,241 | Gross: $0.00M
41. The White Knights (2015)
112 min | Drama
At the head of his NGO Move For Kids, Jacques Arnault pulls some humanitarian workers in a country of Africa "to take in" orphan children. The operation is transformed in a panic.
42. Under the Rainbow (1981)
PG | 98 min | Comedy
A visiting dignitary, a CIA agent, a Nazi spy, Japanese tourists, an assassin and a group of "midget" actors from The Wizard of Oz (1939) all check into an elite Los Angeles hotel called Under the Rainbow.
Votes: 2,066 | Gross: $8.50M
45. The Perfect Student (2011 TV Movie)
R | 88 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Nicole Johnson is a well-respected criminology professor. When one of her students is accused of the brutal slaying of her roommate, Nicole is the only person who believes she is innocent and begins to investigate the murder.
47. Augustine (2012)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama
A look at the relationship between pioneering 19th century French neurologist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot and his star teenage patient, a kitchen maid who is left partially paralyzed after a seizure.
Votes: 1,042 | Gross: $0.11M
50. 17 Girls (2011)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama
When Camille accidentally becomes pregnant, 16 of her friends and classmates decide to follow suit, which concerns their town and school.
Votes: 2,538 | Gross: $0.02M