Most Popular "Based On Real Events" Titles
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1. Battle of the Sexes (2017)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
2. The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)
R | 120 min | Action, Biography, Thriller
1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, ... See full summary »
4. Gold (I) (2016)
R | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.
Votes: 33,465 | Gross: $7.22M
5. The Glass Castle (2017)
PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama
A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.
Votes: 2,858 | Gross: $9.71M
7. Patriots Day (2016)
R | 133 min | Crime, Drama, History
The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.
Votes: 52,635 | Gross: $31.89M
8. 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: 363,587 | Gross: $27.30M
9. TURN: Washington's Spies (2014–2017)
60 min | Drama, War
Follows Long Island 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 »
10. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.
Votes: 16,578 | Gross: $17.45M
11. Anthropoid (2016)
R | 120 min | Biography, History, Thriller
Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.
Votes: 29,037 | Gross: $2.96M
12. Medici: Masters of Florence (2016– )
60 min | Biography, Drama, History
A political family drama set in Florence in the early 15th century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.
18. Joy (I) (2015)
PG-13 | 124 min | Biography, Drama
Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.
Votes: 102,711 | Gross: $56.45M
19. Big Eyes (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Votes: 67,253 | Gross: $14.48M
20. Borgia (2011– )
52 min | Biography, Drama, History
It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant ... See full summary »
21. The 33 (2015)
PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.
Votes: 28,081 | Gross: $12.19M
23. 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.
Votes: 45,880 | Gross: $39.10M
24. Animal Kingdom (2010)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama
A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.
Votes: 48,540 | Gross: $1.04M
25. The Wave (2008)
Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.
27. L'odyssée (2016)
122 min | Adventure, Biography
Highly influential and a fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau's aquatic adventure covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich in achievements life.
28. Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)
PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Pele's meteoric rise from the slums of Sao Paulo to leading Brazil to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17 is chronicled in this biographical drama.
Votes: 9,771 | Gross: $0.03M
29. The Journey (III) (2016)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama
During the 2006 Northern Ireland peace talks, Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuiness and Democratic Party leader Ian Paisley are forced to travel by car together.
31. Michiel de Ruyter (2015)
151 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and the country itself is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the country's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter.
33. El hombre de las mil caras (2016)
123 min | Biography, Thriller
The story of a man who fooled an entire country. A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.
36. 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 »
Votes: 4,261 | Gross: $2.29M
37. También la lluvia (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.
Votes: 10,710 | Gross: $0.56M
38. 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: 12,155 | Gross: $0.49M
39. Ucitelka (2016)
Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
Since the arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a Bratislava suburban school in the year of 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents. The teacher's corrupted ... See full summary »
40. Into the White (I) (2012)
R | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Norway, WWII: A group of British and German soldiers find themselves stranded in the wilderness after an aircraft battle. Finding shelter in the same cabin, they realize the only way to survive the winter is to place the rules of war aside.
Votes: 16,652 | Gross: $0.00M
43. 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 »
47. Death Game (1977)
R | 91 min | Thriller
Two young girls come to the home of a businessman whose family is away on his birthday. They seduce him and afterwards, however, they tie him up, torture him and trash his house.
49. Jack the Ripper (1988– )
TV-PG | 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.
50. Ya tayr el tayer (2015)
Not Rated | 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."