top 250 Based on True Story

List of the Best 250 Movies Based on True Stories Liked By both Critics and Users. Movies Based on real life events. Total 250 Titles and 64793 Views.

1. Kilo Two Bravo(2014)

Original Title: Kajaki
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|Thriller|Adventure Release Date:
Country: UK Language:English Rating:R
Description:British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.
Director: Paul Katis
Stars: David Elliot , Mark Stanley , Scott Kyle , Benjamin O'Mahony
7.10    100%    82%  

2. Neerja(2016)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Thriller|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: India Language:Hindi Rating:NA
Description:Neerja is a portrayal on the life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.
Director: Ram Madhvani
Stars: Parth Akerkar , Hayder Ali , Bobby Arora , Rohit Assija
Tags: Female Protagonist Based On True Story Tragedy
7.70    100%    83%  

3. Breaker Morant(1980)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|History Release Date:
Country: Australia Languages:English | Afrikaans Rating:PG
Description:Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.
Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Edward Woodward , Jack Thompson , John Waters , Bryan Brown
Tags: Courtroom Based On True Story Based On Novel Court Martial Racism Based On Play Tragedy Horrors Of War
7.90    100%    91%  

4. Searching for Bobby Fischer(1993)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Director: Steven Zaillian
Stars: Max Pomeranc , Joe Mantegna , Joan Allen , Ben Kingsley
Tags: Based On True Story Based On Novel
7.50    100%    86%  

5. Europa Europa(1990)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|History Release Date:
Countries: Germany| France| Poland Languages:German | Russian | Polish | Hebrew Rating:R
Description:A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are cornerstones of the film, it is based upon a true story.
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Solomon Perel , Marco Hofschneider , René Hofschneider , Piotr Kozlowski
Tags: Concentration Camp Based On Book Survival World War Two Based On True Story Prisoner Of War Family Relationships Racism Holocaust Friendship F Rated
7.60    100%    91%  

6. Anatomy of a Murder(1959)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:UR
Description:In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?
Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: James Stewart , Lee Remick , Ben Gazzara , Arthur O'Connell
Tags: National Film Registry Courtroom Based On True Story U.S. Military Based On Novel True Crime Afi Innocence
8.10    100%    90%  

7. Drugstore Cowboy(1989)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Matt Dillon , Kelly Lynch , James Le Gros , Heather Graham
Tags: Violence Cult Film Based On True Story Based On Novel Drug Addiction Friendship Voice Over Narration
7.40    100%    85%  

8. All About Eve(1950)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | French Rating:AP
Description:Aspiring actress Eve Harrington maneuvers her way into the lives of Broadway star Margo Channing, playwright Lloyd Richards and director Bill Sampson.
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Bette Davis , Anne Baxter , George Sanders , Celeste Holm
Tags: National Film Registry Female Protagonist Based On True Story Satire Afi Betrayal Reference To William Shakespeare Friendship Voice Over Narration Blockbuster
8.30    100%    94%  

9. Selma(2014)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act.
Director: Ava DuVernay
Stars: David Oyelowo , Carmen Ejogo , Jim France , Trinity Simone
Tags: Violence Based On True Story Nonlinear Timeline Racism Tragedy Friendship F Rated Politics
7.50    99%    86%  

10. The Battle of Algiers(1966)

Original Title: La battaglia di Algeri
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|History Release Date:
Countries: Italy| Algeria Languages:French | Arabic | English Rating:NR
Description:In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Stars: Jean Martin , Yacef Saadi , Brahim Hadjadj , Samia Kerbash
Tags: Violence Cult Film Family Relationships Trapped Revenge Friendship F Rated Politics
8.10    99%    95%  

11. Das Boot(1981)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Adventure|Action|War|Thriller|History Release Date:
Country: West Germany Languages:German | English | French Rating:R
Description:A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War. Soon it becomes hunted itself. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits...
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Stars: Jürgen Prochnow , Herbert Grönemeyer , Klaus Wennemann , Hubertus Bengsch
Tags: World War Two Cult Film Based On True Story Based On Novel Submarine Friendship Blockbuster
8.40    98%    96%  

12. Lawrence of Arabia(1962)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|Adventure|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: UK Languages:English | Arabic | Turkish Rating:PG
Description:An epic about British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.
Director: David Lean
Stars: Peter O'Toole , Alec Guinness , Anthony Quinn , Jack Hawkins
Tags: National Film Registry Violence World War One Based On True Story Nonlinear Timeline British Military Afi Insanity Politics Blockbuster
8.30    98%    93%  

13. The French Connection(1971)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | French Rating:R
Description:A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Gene Hackman , Fernando Rey , Roy Scheider , Tony Lo Bianco
Tags: National Film Registry Tough Guy Gangster Based On True Story Neo Noir Based On Novel Police Partner Detective Mafia Organized Crime Racism Christmas Afi Hitman
7.80    98%    87%  

14. Badlands(1973)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Spanish Rating:PG
Description:Dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Martin Sheen , Sissy Spacek , Warren Oates , Ramon Bieri
Tags: National Film Registry Violence Cult Film Based On True Story True Crime Serial Killer Road Movie Voice Over Narration
7.90    98%    91%  

15. The Big Sick(2017)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Urdu Rating:R
Description:Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.
Director: Michael Showalter
Stars: Kumail Nanjiani , Zoe Kazan , Holly Hunter , Ray Romano
Tags: Based On True Story Family Relationships Interracial Love
7.60    98%    88%  

16. Au Revoir Les Enfants(1987)

Original Title: Au revoir les enfants
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|Biography Release Date:
Countries: France| West Germany| Italy Languages:French | German | English | Greek | Latin Rating:PG
Description:A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Gaspard Manesse , Raphael Fejtö , Francine Racette , Stanislas Carré de Malberg
Tags: Nazi Occupation World War Two Christmas Betrayal Friendship
8.00    97%    93%  

17. Schindler's List(1993)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | German | Polish | Hebrew Rating:R
Description:Told from the perspective of businessman Oskar Schindler who saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory. Schindler’s List is based on a true story, illustrated in black and white and controversially filmed in many original locations.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Liam Neeson , Ben Kingsley , Ralph Fiennes , Caroline Goodall
Tags: Concentration Camp Based On Book Friendship Between Men Violence World War Two Based On True Story Racism Holocaust Good Versus Evil Friendship Compassion Blockbuster
8.90    97%    97%  

18. Missing(1982)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Thriller|History Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Spanish Rating:PG
Description:When an idealistic writer disappears during the Right Wing military coup in 1973 Chile, his wife and American businessman father try to find him.
Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Jack Lemmon , Sissy Spacek , Melanie Mayron , John Shea
Tags: Based On Book Political Thriller Investigation Based On True Story U.S. Military Family Relationships Tragedy Politics Voice Over Narration Missing Person
7.80    97%    85%  

19. A Bronx Tale(1993)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Italian Rating:R
Description:Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his neighborhood - for a beautiful black girl.
Director: Robert De Niro
Stars: Robert De Niro , Chazz Palminteri , Lillo Brancato , Francis Capra
Tags: Coming Of Age Generation Gap Violence Gangster Based On True Story Racism Based On Play Friendship
7.80    97%    92%  

20. Spotlight(2015)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|Thriller|History Release Date:
Countries: USA| Canada Language:English Rating:R
Description:The true story of how The Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Director: Tom McCarthy
Stars: Mark Ruffalo , Michael Keaton , Rachel McAdams , Liev Schreiber
Tags: Dialogue Driven Investigation Based On True Story Based On Real People Innocence
8.10    97%    93%  

21. Rope(1948)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:AP
Description:Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: John Dall , Farley Granger , Edith Evanson , Douglas Dick
Tags: Experimental Film Cult Film Based On True Story Based On Play Minimal Cast Friendship
8.00    97%    90%  

22. The Queen(2006)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA| France| Italy Languages:English | German | French Rating:PG-13
Description:After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.
Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Helen Mirren , James Cromwell , Alex Jennings , Roger Allam
Tags: Based On True Story Politics
7.30    97%    76%  

23. The Straight Story(1999)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography Release Date:
Countries: France| UK| USA Language:English Rating:G
Description:"The Straight Story" chronicles a trip made by 73-year-old Alvin Straight from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin, in 1994 while riding a lawn mower. The man undertook his strange journey to mend his relationship with his ill, estranged, 75-year-old brother Lyle.
Director: David Lynch
Stars: Sissy Spacek , Jane Galloway Heitz , Joseph A. Carpenter , Donald Wiegert
Tags: Based On True Story Disney Family Relationships Road Movie Road Trip
8.00    96%    91%  

24. Goodfellas(1990)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Italian Rating:R
Description:Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro , Ray Liotta , Joe Pesci , Lorraine Bracco
Tags: Black Comedy Based On Book Violence Courtroom Heist Tough Guy Cult Film Gangster Rise To Power Based On True Story Nonlinear Timeline Neo Noir Detective Breaking The Fourth Wall Family Relationships Mafia Organized Crime Racism Rise And Fall Christmas Revenge Hitman Betrayal First Person Narration Friendship Voice Over Narration Blockbuster
8.70    96%    97%  

25. A Taxi Driver(2017)

Original Title: Taeksi Woonjunsa
Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|History Release Date:
Country: South Korea Language:Korean Rating:NA
Description:A widowed father and taxi driver takes a German reporter from Seoul to Gwangju to cover the 1980 uprising.
Director: Hun Jang
Stars: Kang-ho Song , Thomas Kretschmann , Hae-jin Yoo , Jun-yeol Ryu
Tags: Based On True Story Friendship
7.90    96%    90%  

26. Argo(2012)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|Thriller|History Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Persian Rating:R
Description:As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Director: Ben Affleck
Stars: Ben Affleck , Bryan Cranston , Alan Arkin , John Goodman
Tags: Based On True Story Rescue Mission
7.70    96%    90%  

27. Quiz Show(1994)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|History Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Director: Robert Redford
Stars: John Turturro , Rob Morrow , Ralph Fiennes , Paul Scofield
Tags: Based On Book Investigation Based On True Story
7.50    96%    87%  

28. Andrei Rublev(1966)

Original Title: Andrey Rublyov
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: Soviet Union Languages:Russian | Italian | Tatar Rating:NR
Description:The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn , Ivan Lapikov , Nikolay Grinko , Nikolay Sergeev
Tags: Violence Creativity Family Relationships Betrayal Medieval Times Politics Voice Over Narration Innocence
8.20    96%    94%  

29. Midnight Express(1978)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|Crime Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Languages:English | Maltese | French | Turkish Rating:R
Description:The true story of Billy Hayes, an American college student who is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.
Director: Alan Parker
Stars: Brad Davis , Irene Miracle , Bo Hopkins , Paolo Bonacelli
Tags: Based On Book Violence Courtroom Cult Film Based On True Story Family Relationships Racism Prison Escape Escape Plan Revenge Friendship
7.60    96%    89%  

30. Osama(2003)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: Afghanistan| Ireland| Japan Languages:Dari | English | Pushto | French Rating:PG-13
Description:The Taliban are ruling Afghanistan, they being a repressive regime especially for women, who, among other things, are not allowed to work. This situation is especially difficult for one ...
Director: Siddiq Barmak
Stars: Marina Golbahari , Mohammad Arif Herati , Zubaida Sahar , Mohammad Nadir Khwaja
Tags: Coming Of Age Survival Based On True Story Family Relationships Politics Childhood
7.40    96%    87%  

31. Escape from Alcatraz(1979)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:A dramatization of the one possibly successful escape from the notorious prison.
Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Clint Eastwood , Patrick McGoohan , Roberts Blossom , Jack Thibeau
Tags: Violence Tough Guy Based On True Story Based On Novel Prison Escape
7.60    95%    85%  

32. 12 Years a Slave(2013)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Language:English Rating:R
Description:In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Director: Steve McQueen
Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor , Dwight Henry , Dickie Gravois , Bryan Batt
Tags: Based On True Story Based On Novel Slavery Racism Social Injustice Motivational Friendship
8.10    95%    90%  

33. The Pianist(2002)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|Biography Release Date:
Countries: France| Poland| Germany| UK Languages:English | German | Russian Rating:R
Description:The Pianist is a film adapted from the biography of Wladyslaw Szpilman. A Jewish-Polish pianist who during the second world war lived and hid miraculously in Warsaw after having gone through a terrible tragedy. A film from Roman Polanski.
Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Adrien Brody , Emilia Fox , Michal Zebrowski , Ed Stoppard
Tags: War Crime Survival Violence Nazi Occupation World War Two Based On True Story Police Brutality Prisoner Of War Motivational Holocaust
8.50    95%    95%  

34. The King's Speech(2010)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA| Australia Language:English Rating:R
Description:The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Director: Tom Hooper
Stars: Colin Firth , Helena Bonham Carter , Derek Jacobi , Robert Portal
Tags: Friendship Between Men World War Two Based On True Story Great Depression Family Relationships Christmas Reference To William Shakespeare Friendship Compassion Period Piece
8.00    95%    92%  

35. Dead Man Walking(1995)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.
Director: Tim Robbins
Stars: Susan Sarandon , Sean Penn , Robert Prosky , Raymond J. Barry
Tags: Based On Book Based On True Story Racism Blockbuster
7.50    95%    86%  

36. Animal Kingdom(2010)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: Australia Language:English Rating:R
Description:A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.
Director: David Michôd
Stars: James Frecheville , Bryce Lindemann , Paul Smits , Jacki Weaver
Tags: Black Comedy Coming Of Age Survival Violence Courtroom Based On True Story Neo Noir Family Relationships Tragedy Revenge Betrayal Friendship Voice Over Narration
7.30    95%    83%  

37. Dog Day Afternoon(1975)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Penelope Allen , Sully Boyar , John Cazale , Beulah Garrick
Tags: National Film Registry Black Comedy Heist Based On True Story Detective True Crime Blockbuster
8.00    95%    90%  

38. Z(1969)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|History|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Countries: France| Algeria Languages:French | Russian | English Rating:M
Description:Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.
Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Yves Montand , Irene Papas , Jean-Louis Trintignant , Jacques Perrin
Tags: Violence Political Thriller Investigation Based On True Story Based On Novel Social Injustice Tragedy Betrayal Politics
8.20    95%    93%  

39. Apollo 13(1995)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Adventure|History Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Tom Hanks , Bill Paxton , Kevin Bacon , Gary Sinise
Tags: Based On Book Space Travel Survival Based On True Story Family Relationships Disaster Friendship Voice Over Narration Blockbuster
7.60    95%    87%  

40. The Social Network(2010)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | French Rating:PG-13
Description:Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
Director: David Fincher
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg , Rooney Mara , Bryan Barter , Dustin Fitzsimons
Tags: Dialogue Driven Based On True Story Nonlinear Timeline Based On Novel Revenge Betrayal Friendship
7.70    95%    86%  

41. Zulu(1964)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|War|History Release Date:
Country: UK Languages:English | Zulu Rating:UR
Description:Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.
Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Stanley Baker , Jack Hawkins , Ulla Jacobsson , James Booth
Tags: Tough Guy Cult Film Racism Martial Arts Mixed Martial Arts
7.80    95%    91%  

42. Patton(1970)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | German | French | Russian | Arabic | Italian Rating:GP
Description:The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Stars: George C. Scott , Karl Malden , Stephen Young , Michael Strong
Tags: National Film Registry Based On Book Violence Tough Guy World War Two U.S. Army Afi Blockbuster
8.00    95%    93%  

43. Moneyball(2011)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Sport|Biography Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Director: Bennett Miller
Stars: Brad Pitt , Jonah Hill , Philip Seymour Hoffman , Robin Wright
Tags: Based On Book Period Piece
7.60    94%    86%  

44. Mutiny on the Bounty(1935)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Adventure|History Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Polynesian Rating:NR
Description:Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty. However, Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on avenging his captors.
Director: Frank Lloyd
Stars: Charles Laughton , Clark Gable , Franchot Tone , Herbert Mundin
Tags: Tough Guy Based On True Story Based On Novel Court Martial Afi Revenge Betrayal
7.80    94%    83%  

45. Captain Phillips(2013)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Biography|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Somali Rating:PG-13
Description:The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Tom Hanks , Catherine Keener , Barkhad Abdi , Barkhad Abdirahman
Tags: Based On Book Survival Based On True Story Racism
7.80    94%    89%  

46. In the Name of the Father(1993)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: Ireland| UK| USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.
Director: Jim Sheridan
Stars: Alison Crosbie , Daniel Day-Lewis , Philip King , Emma Thompson
Tags: Based On Book Violence Courtroom Gangster Based On True Story Nonlinear Timeline Police Brutality Family Relationships Tragedy Friendship Politics Voice Over Narration
8.10    94%    95%  

47. Fruitvale Station(2013)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Biography Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Director: Ryan Coogler
Stars: Michael B. Jordan , Melonie Diaz , Octavia Spencer , Kevin Durand
Tags: Violence Based On True Story Police Brutality Racism Friendship
7.50    94%    87%  

48. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly(2007)

Original Title: Le scaphandre et le papillon
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography Release Date:
Countries: France| USA Language:French Rating:PG-13
Description:The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.
Director: Julian Schnabel
Stars: Mathieu Amalric , Emmanuelle Seigner , Marie-Josée Croze , Anne Consigny
Tags: Based On Book Survival Based On True Story Nonlinear Timeline Voice Over Narration
8.00    94%    92%  

49. Milk(2008)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Sean Penn , Emile Hirsch , Josh Brolin , Diego Luna
Tags: Violence Nonlinear Timeline Police Brutality Civil War Friendship
7.60    94%    89%  

50. The Counterfeiters(2007)

Original Title: Die Fälscher
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|Crime Release Date:
Countries: Austria| Germany Languages:German | Russian | English | Hebrew Rating:R
Description:The film centers on a Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, who is coerced into assisting the Nazi operation at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. The film won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 80th Academy Awards in 2008.
Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Stars: Karl Markovics , August Diehl , Devid Striesow , Martin Brambach
Tags: Concentration Camp War Crime Survival Violence World War Two Based On True Story Nonlinear Timeline Family Relationships Holocaust Betrayal Politics
7.60    94%    88%  

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