Tag: based-on-true-story

1987: When the Day Comes (2017) 7.8

1987: When the Day Comes (2017)

In 1987 Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government officials are quick to cover up the death and order the body to be cremated. A...

Northern Limit Line (2015) 6.6

Northern Limit Line (2015)

Based on the true story that is known as the second battle of Yeonpyeong, this movie tells the story of some of the young soldiers who fought and died in the battle. The battle took place in the yellow sea on 29th of Jun...

Breaker Morant (1980) 7.8

Breaker Morant (1980)

During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from th...

Coach Carter (2005) 7.3

Coach Carter (2005)

In 1999, Ken Carter accepts the job of basketball coach for his old high school in a poor area of Richmond, CA. As much dismayed by the poor attitudes of his players as well as their dismal play performance, Carter sets ...

The Alphabet Killer (2008) 5.2

The Alphabet Killer (2008)

In Rochester, a pre-teen girl is abducted, raped, and murdered. Detective Megan Paige investigates: she works long hours obsessively, and soon she's seeing visions of the dead girl. The FBI profiles the killer as a spont...

Cesar Chavez (2014) 6.4

Cesar Chavez (2014)

Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a livi...

The Wings of Eagles (1957) 6.7

The Wings of Eagles (1957)

U.S. Navy pilot Frank 'Spig' Wead is a fun-loving and rowdy adventurer, but also a fierce proponent of Naval aviation. His dedication to the promotion of the Navy's flying program is so intense that his marriage and fami...

We Bought a Zoo (2011) 7.1

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

Benjamin has lost his wife. In a bid to start his life over, he purchases a large house that has a zoo. This is welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benja...

Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse (2020) (TV) 7

Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse (2020) (TV)

Follows the story of when a six-year-old Roald Dahl meets his idol Beatrix Potter....

Coco Before Chanel (2009) 6.7

Coco Before Chanel (2009)

Several years after leaving the orphanage to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar. She's both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, adopting the nick...

Modigliani (2004) 7.4

Modigliani (2004)

Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young a...

#Lucky Number (2015) 5

#Lucky Number (2015)

Based on a true story, an aspiring New York City sportscaster's life is on the slow track until he serendipitously gets the old cell phone number of a basketball superstar. Will the number be his ticket to success or a p...

Owning Mahowny (2003) 7.1

Owning Mahowny (2003)

Dan Mahowny (Philip Seymour Hoffman) was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four, he was Assistant Manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues...

21 (2008) 6.8

21 (2008)

Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cann...

The Night Stalker (2016) (TV) 5.9

The Night Stalker (2016) (TV)

An account of serial killer Richard Ramírez and his rampage in California during the mid-1980s.::David Rush...

Amanda Knox (2011) (TV) 5.7

Amanda Knox (2011) (TV)

Update: On Oct. 3, 2011, Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted of murder on appeal in Italy. DNA experts determined the DNA on the so-called murder weapon was actually from bread crumbs (as in victim Meredith...

Savage Grace (2007) 5.8

Savage Grace (2007)

The true story of the beautiful and charismatic but mentally unstable Barbara Daly, who married above her class to Brooks Baekeland, heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune. Their only child is a failure in his father's ey...

Eight Below (2006) 7.3

Eight Below (2006)

In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescue...

Deception (1920) 6.5

Deception (1920)

The story of the ill-fated second wife of the English king Henry VIII, whose marriage to the Henry led to momentous political and religious turmoil in England....

Kon-Tiki (2012) 7.2

Kon-Tiki (2012)

The Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean in a balsawood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the ocean and settled on P...

Kill the Messenger (2014) 6.9

Kill the Messenger (2014)

Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. The film takes place in the mid-1990s, when Webb uncovered the CIA's past role in importing huge amounts of cocaine into the U.S. that was aggressively sold in ghettos acr...

My Name Is Khan (2010) 8

My Name Is Khan (2010)

Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, suffers from Asperger's syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism that complicates socialization. The adult Rizwan marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in S...

Black Venus (2010) 6.8

Black Venus (2010)

The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and fortune there. Once in London he...

Living Proof (2008) (TV) 6.9

Living Proof (2008) (TV)

A doctor devotes his life's work to finding a cure for breast cancer.::Anonymous...

Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story (1992) (TV) 5.6

Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story (1992) (TV)

Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story (TV) Edmund Perry appears to have things all going his way when he graduates from Phillips Exeter Academy with a scholarship to Stanford U. when an unfortunate meeting with a...

Miracle Run (2004) (TV) 7.4

Miracle Run (2004) (TV)

The social stigma and discrimination of autistic children is present in the movie Miracle Run. The life of Corrine Morgan-Thomas, the mother of autistic twins Stephen and Philip, changes drastically when she finally find...

The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988) (TV) 5.6

The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988) (TV)

Allied prisoners tunnel out of a stalag, then return to avenge fellow escapees executed by the Nazis.::Joyce Kavitsky ...

Deacons for Defense (2003) (TV) 6.9

Deacons for Defense (2003) (TV)

The words "Black Power" bring back memories of names like Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, and Eldridge Cleaver, but in Bogalusa, LA a group of harassed Afro-Americans had decided they'd had enough and took up arms to d...

Dahmer (2002) 5.6

Dahmer (2002)

Before his arrest and conviction for serial murders, chocolate factory worker Jeffrey Dahmer hunts Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for young attractive males to turn into unconscious (eventually dead) human sex toys, current acts ...

Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey (2018) (TV) 7.1

Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey (2018) (TV)

On the night she plans on taking her own life, a 17-year-old girl is kidnapped and finds herself fighting to stay alive. She manages to talk her attacker into releasing her, but when she returns home, no one believes her...

Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here (2011) (TV) 6.8

Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here (2011) (TV)

Tell Them Lucifer Was Here recounts the tragic story of the 1998 murders of Victoria Police officers Rod Miller (Paul O'Brien) and Gary Silk (Daniel Whyte) and centres on the enormous efforts of Operation Lorimer in find...

Chok-Dee (2005) 6.2

Chok-Dee (2005)

Featuring Master Saekson Janjira. This DVDs shows special training drills that you can use to develop balance endurance and so much more its unbelievable. After watching this, DVD,Fighting Spirit Magazine says, 'this is ...

In the Name of the Father (1993) 8.1

In the Name of the Father (1993)

Young Belfastian Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) admits that he was in London at the time of the incident. He also admits that he is not a model citizen, having committed a petty robbery while in London. He does however ...

Calendar Girls (2003) 6.9

Calendar Girls (2003)

Middle aged Chris Harper (Dame Helen Mirren) and Annie Clarke (Dame Julie Walters) are best friends. They spend much of their time at their local Knapely, Yorkshire County chapter of the Women's Institute (WI), whose mot...

Mosul (2019) 7.3

Mosul (2019)

Between 2014 and 2017, ISIS occupied the Iraqi city of Mosul. During those years, the only group to fight the occupiers continuously was Nineveh province's SWAT unit, made up of local men who had either been injured or h...

Of Gods and Men (2010) 7.2

Of Gods and Men (2010)

In 1996, in Algeria, eight French monks of The Monastery Notre-Dame de l'Atlas of Tibhirine have a simple life serving the poor community that was raised around the monastery. During the Algerian Civil War, they are thre...

De Gaulle (2020) 5.9

De Gaulle (2020)

Paris, June 1940. The de Gaulle couple is confronted with the military and political collapse of France. Charles de Gaulle joins London while Yvonne, his wife, finds herself with her three children on the road of the exo...

Soldier of Orange (1977) 7.7

Soldier of Orange (1977)

This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation....

Rivals (2000) (TV) 6.3

Rivals (2000) (TV)

Popular Michelle meets shy Laurie. Laurie becomes popular herself as a result of her friendship with Michelle. One night, Michelles boyfriend Butch rapes Laurie in a barn. Michelle finds them and wages a campaign against...

Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story (1996) (TV) 5.5

Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story (1996) (TV)

Kerry Ellison has a good job at an office and she is happy. All goes well, until Jack Gilcrest starts having an interest in her. He starts following her, writing her sexually tense notes. Kerry makes it clear multiple ti...