Most Popular Inspired By True Events Movies and TV Shows
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1. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 359,194 | Gross: $216.43M
2. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
R | 180 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
Votes: 1,043,227 | Gross: $116.90M
4. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Votes: 912,878 | Gross: $46.84M
5. Dunkirk (2017)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Votes: 472,103 | Gross: $188.37M
6. First Man (2018)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Votes: 123,972 | Gross: $44.94M
7. War Dogs (2016)
R | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Loosely based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a three hundred million dollar contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Votes: 155,309 | Gross: $43.02M
9. 12 Strong (2018)
R | 130 min | Action, Drama, History
12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.
Votes: 51,264 | Gross: $45.50M
10. American Made (2017)
R | 115 min | Action, Biography, Comedy
The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.
Votes: 133,198 | Gross: $51.34M
11. The Lost City of Z (2016)
PG-13 | 141 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.
Votes: 67,122 | Gross: $8.58M
12. Only the Brave (2017)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.
Votes: 46,260 | Gross: $18.34M
14. Fire in the Sky (1993)
PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy
An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.
Votes: 19,364 | Gross: $20.10M
15. Pearl Harbor (2001)
PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History
A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.
Votes: 294,115 | Gross: $198.54M
16. Patriots Day (2016)
R | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.
Votes: 77,017 | Gross: $31.89M
17. Curiosa (2019)
107 min | Drama, History
To pay off her father's debts, Marie de Heredia marries the poet Henri de Regnier, but it is Pierre Louÿs whom she loves, a poet who is also an erotomaniac and a great traveler. It is with ... See full summary »
18. Masterminds (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Biography, Comedy
A guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history. Based on the October 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery.
Votes: 45,453 | Gross: $17.36M
20. Deepwater Horizon (2016)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, History
A dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.
Votes: 134,369 | Gross: $61.28M
21. Detroit (2017)
R | 143 min | Crime, Drama, History
Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.
Votes: 40,759 | Gross: $16.79M
22. Winchester (2018)
PG-13 | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Ensconced in her sprawling California mansion, eccentric firearm heiress Sarah Winchester believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.
Votes: 24,781 | Gross: $25.09M
24. Birds of Passage (2018)
125 min | Drama
During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.
Votes: 5,180 | Gross: $0.51M
25. 7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, History
Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.
Votes: 10,693 | Gross: $3.19M
26. The Monuments Men (2014)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, History
An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.
Votes: 118,043 | Gross: $78.03M
27. 6 Days (I) (2017)
R | 94 min | Action, Drama, History
In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of ... See full summary »
28. Mr. Church (2016)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
"Mr. Church" tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook - Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six month arrangement instead spans into fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever.
Votes: 23,047 | Gross: $0.69M
30. Manhattan (2014–2015)
TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, History, War
In 1943, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, a team of government scientists is working on the top secret Manhattan Project in a race to produce an atomic bomb before the Nazis. Meanwhile, their families adjust to a life on the military base.
31. Love Sonia (2018)
122 min | Drama
Inspired by real life events, Love Sonia is the story of a young girl's journey to rescue her sister from the dangerous world of international sex trafficking.
33. USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
R | 128 min | Action, Drama, History
During World War II, an American navy ship is sunk by a Japanese submarine leaving 890 crewmen stranded in shark infested waters.
35. The Reports on Sarah and Saleem (2018)
127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The affaire of a married Palestinian man and a married Israeli woman in Jerusalem takes a dangerous political dimension when they are spotted in the wrong place at the wrong time, leaving them to deal with more than their broken marriages.
36. Walking with the Enemy (2013)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Drama, History
A young man, separated from his family in World War II, disguises himself as a Nazi S.S. Officer and uncovers more than just his family whereabouts.
Votes: 1,480 | Gross: $0.36M
37. Lolly-Madonna XXX (1973)
PG | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In the early 1970s, a young woman passing through rural Tennessee unintentionally gets caught in a feud between two local neighboring clans, the Feathers and the Gutshalls.
39. Det som göms i snö (2018)
342 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After a long sick leave and recovery police detective Peter Wendel is back on duty. He is commissioned to form a new team to reopen unresolved murder cases, however he soon finds himself ... See full summary »
40. The Battleship Island (2017)
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Drama, History
During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island ("Hashima Island") to mine for coal, attempt to a dramatic escape.
42. I'm a Killer (2016)
117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Inspired by true events from the 1970s, the story revolves around a young detective who becomes the head of a police unit focused on catching a rampant serial killer of women, nicknamed 'The Silesian Vampire'.
43. 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: 2,416 | Gross: $18.83M
46. PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996–2000)
TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A science team that works for the Office of Scientific Investigation and Research (O.S.I.R.) investigates the reports of supernatural phenomena.
48. Lake Bodom (2016)
Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Every camper's worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent.
49. Carbone (2017)
104 min | Crime, Thriller
Danger of losing his business, Anthony Roca, an ordinary man, develops a scam that will become the heist of the century. Overtaken by the crime, he will have to deal with betrayal, murder and settling.
110 min | Drama | Post-production
"Echoes of the Past" is a topical, fictional drama, inspired in part by a true event, the infamous massacre of Kalavryta by Nazi troops on December 13th, 1943. The story is being told ... See full summary »