Most Popular "based-on-true-story" Feature Films Released 2013-01-01 to 2013-12-31
1. The Conjuring (2013)
R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
Votes: 370,980 | Gross: $137.40M
2. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
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: 975,705 | Gross: $116.90M
3. Pain & Gain (2013)
R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.
Votes: 180,964 | Gross: $49.88M
4. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Votes: 549,773 | Gross: $56.67M
5. 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 F.B.I. Agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the Mafia.
Votes: 404,572 | Gross: $150.12M
6. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
R | 117 min | Biography, Drama
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.
Votes: 386,452 | Gross: $27.30M
7. Lone Survivor (2013)
R | 121 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.
Votes: 237,801 | Gross: $125.10M
9. Gangster Squad (2013)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.
Votes: 190,927 | Gross: $46.00M
10. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 134,014 | Gross: $83.30M
11. Captain Phillips (2013)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Votes: 373,972 | Gross: $107.10M
13. The Butler (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.
Votes: 99,631 | Gross: $116.63M
14. The Bling Ring (2013)
R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
Votes: 75,856 | Gross: $5.84M
15. Lovelace (2013)
R | 93 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Votes: 34,883 | Gross: $0.36M
16. The Frozen Ground (2013)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
17. 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 a drug deal.
Votes: 73,187 | Gross: $42.93M
18. Devil's Knot (2013)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a Satanic ritual.
19. Fruitvale Station (2013)
R | 85 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Votes: 65,676 | Gross: $16.10M
20. Philomena (2013)
PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
Votes: 86,353 | Gross: $37.71M
22. Kaze tachinu (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: 57,453 | Gross: $5.21M
24. The Railway Man (2013)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A former British Army officer, who was tortured as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.
Votes: 33,449 | Gross: $4.44M
26. The German Doctor (2013)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, History, Thriller
The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time.
Votes: 5,305 | Gross: $0.41M
27. Stalingrad (2013)
R | 131 min | Action, Drama, War
A group of Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there.
Votes: 14,148 | Gross: $1.01M
28. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Votes: 24,294 | Gross: $8.32M
R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A young family moves into a historic home in Georgia, only to learn they are not the house's only inhabitants. Soon they find themselves in the presence of a secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path.
30. The Invisible Woman (2013)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.
Votes: 8,357 | Gross: $1.23M
31. Phantom (I) (2013)
R | 98 min | Drama, History, Thriller
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: 12,547 | Gross: $0.49M
32. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
Not Rated | 186 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The truth behind the ascension of Milkha Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition.
Votes: 51,880 | Gross: $1.63M
33. Alone Yet Not Alone (2013)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Drama, History
The year is 1755, and the English colonies are being ravaged by the atrocities of war. Opposing European powers have clashed over the fertile Ohio valley, and entire families are devastated... See full summary »
Votes: 617 | Gross: $0.67M
34. So-won (2013)
122 min | Drama
Tragedy of a 8 year old girl coping with a gruesome rape damaging her internally and affecting emotionally tries to overcome all obstacles that are about to happen in her life aftermath of ... See full summary »
35. Last Passenger (2013)
R | 97 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A small group of everyday passengers on a speeding London commuter train battle their warped driver who has a dark plan for everyone on-board.
Votes: 5,287 | Gross: $0.01M
36. Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
R | 91 min | Drama
Love, science, sex, infidelity, disease and comedy, the wild, mostly true story of the irrepressible Annie Parker and the almost discovery of a cure for cancer.
Votes: 2,696 | Gross: $0.04M
37. Savannah (2013)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family, History
Drama about the friendship between an Oxford-educated Southerner and a former black slave in turn-of-the-century Savannah.
Votes: 1,277 | Gross: $0.04M
38. Flores Raras (2013)
Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A chronicle of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
Votes: 2,423 | Gross: $0.04M
39. Shadow People (II) (2013)
PG-13 | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
A radio talk show host unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings known as The Shadow People and their role in the unexplained deaths of several hundred victims in the 1980s.
40. Louder Than Words (II) (2013)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Family
After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.
41. Ephraim's Rescue (2013)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, History
By listening to and following his heart, Ephraim Hanks finds his way in life and eventually provides relief and rescue to the suffering Martin Handcart Company. Based on a true story.
42. U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2013)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Thriller
A teenage boy's descent into the dangerous world of the Internet and the harrowing consequences of his actions. A true story.
43. 11.6 (2013)
Not Rated | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
Toni Musulin has worked as a security guard on an armored truck for 10 years. One day, with 11.6 million Euros on board, he drives off without his two colleagues, committing the "heist of ... See full summary »
44. Marina (2013)
118 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.
45. Meth Head (2013)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
Kyle Peoples never wanted to be the man he has become in his 30s, an accountant stuck in a dead end job, with a lover who is more successful than he and a family that doesn't get him at all... See full summary »
46. Shootout at Wadala (2013)
155 min | Action, Crime, History
The first-ever registered encounter by the Mumbai Police, which took place on November 1, 1982. Based on a true story.
Votes: 5,373 | Gross: $0.37M
49. The Saratov Approach (2013)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
This riveting drama tells the true story of two young American Mormon missionaries held captive and brutalized for a week in a remote part of Russia.
Votes: 1,903 | Gross: $2.14M
50. Sorg og glæde (2013)
107 min | Drama
In SORROW AND JOY filmmaker Johannes and his wife, schoolteacher Signe, experience the biggest sorrow and misfortune one can ever imagine. Nevertheless, in all the hopelessness they must ... See full summary »