Movies and TV Shows about based on a true story

Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
  • Drama, Music,
  • Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.
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Bohemian Rhapsody
Welcome to Marwen
  • Welcome to Marwen (2018)
  • Fantasy, Animation, Drama, Comedy,
  • When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town named Marwen where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation — a testament to the most powerful women he knows — through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one
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Welcome to Marwen
Dunkirk
  • Dunkirk (2017)
  • Drama, Action, History, Thriller, War,
  • The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
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Dunkirk
Boy Erased
  • Boy Erased (2018)
  • Drama,
  • Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.
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Boy Erased
The Greatest Showman
  • The Greatest Showman (2017)
  • Drama, Music,
  • The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
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The Greatest Showman
Miss Baek
  • Miss Baek (2018)
  • Drama, Thriller,
  • A woman's past as a convict follows her everywhere and because of this she doesn't open up to others. But then she strikes up a friendship with a broken child who has suffered from domestic violence and decides to save the girl from the cruel world. A man who holds feelings for the woman, tries to protect her in his own way.
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Miss Baek
King of Thieves
  • King of Thieves (2018)
  • Drama, History, Crime,
  • A caper film about the unlikely gang of retirees that pulled off the daring Hatton Garden jewellery heist of 2015.
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King of Thieves
Loving Pablo
  • Loving Pablo (2017)
  • Drama, Crime,
  • The film chronicles the rise and fall of the world's most feared drug lord Pablo Escobar and his volatile love affair with Colombia's most famous journalist Virginia Vallejo throughout a reign of terror that tore a country apart.
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Loving Pablo
American Animals
  • American Animals (2018)
  • Drama, Crime,
  • Lexington, Kentucky, 2004. Four young men attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in the history of the United States.
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American Animals
All the Money in the World
  • All the Money in the World (2017)
  • Drama, History, Thriller, Crime, Mystery,
  • The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.
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All the Money in the World
211
  • 211 (2018)
  • Drama, Action, Crime,
  • Inspired by one of the longest and bloodiest real-life events in police history, Officer Mike Chandler and a young civilian passenger find themselves under-prepared and outgunned when fate puts them squarely in the crosshairs of a daring bank heist in progress by a fearless team of highly-trained and heavily-armed men.
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211
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
  • Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
  • Drama, Comedy,
  • On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
The Tale
  • The Tale (2018)
  • Drama, Mystery,
  • An investigation into one woman’s memory as she‘s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.
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The Tale
Beautiful Boy
  • Beautiful Boy (2018)
  • Drama,
  • After he and his first wife separate, journalist David Sheff struggles to help their teenage son Nic, who goes from experimenting with drugs to becoming devastatingly addicted to methamphetamine.
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Beautiful Boy
The Catcher Was a Spy
  • The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)
  • Drama, Thriller, War,
  • Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.
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The Catcher Was a Spy
Driven
  • Driven (2018)
  • Drama, Thriller,
  • A turbo-charged story about the FBI sting operation to entrap maverick car designer John DeLorean.
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Driven
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
  • Thriller, Crime,
  • A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
King of Devil's Island
  • King of Devil's Island (2010)
  • Drama, Action,
  • Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, 1915. On the island Bastøy, outside Oslo, a group of young boys aged 11 to 18, are held in an institution for delinquent youth, notorious for its sadistic regime. One day a new boy, Erling, arrives, determined to escape from the island. After a tragic incident, he ends up leading the boys in a violent uprising. When the boys manage to take over the island, 150 soldiers are sent in to restore order.
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King of Devil's Island
Down by Love
  • Down by Love (2016)
  • Drama, Romance,
  • A man, a woman. A prison director, his inmate. An impossible love, a true story.
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Down by Love
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
  • Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018)
  • Adventure, Animation, Family,
  • The true story of the most decorated dog in American military history -- Sgt. Stubby -- and the enduring bonds he forged with his brothers-in-arms in the trenches of World War I.
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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Lovers
  • Lovers (1991)
  • Drama, Crime, Romance,
  • Set in '50s Spain, a young man leaves the army and looks for a job so he and his fiancée can get married. He rents a room from a widow, and shortly begins a torrid affair with her. The fiancée figures it out and decides to win him back by offering herself to him and taking him to meet her family. Ultimately he has to make a decision. Based on a true story.
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Lovers
Hold Up
  • Hold Up (2010)
  • Drama, Action, Crime,
  • In the morning of April 5, 2004, the greatest bank robbery in Norwegian history was carried out in Stavanger. The robbery itself is the main character of the story, and it is illuminated from several angles in the course of the film, from the perspective of the police, the robbers, the central cash service personnel, and ordinary people
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Hold Up
The King Maker
  • The King Maker (2005)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, Romance,
  • 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the ient in an effort to find a man who murdered his father and, with luck, like many of their compatriots, to make his fortune. A vicious storm in the Indian Ocean almost ended his plans when he was on the ship sank. The sole survivor, he was washed up on a tropical beach only to be captured by Arab slavers and taken to Ayutthaya in the kingdom of Siam, where he was offered for sale as a slave.
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The King Maker
Zoo
  • Zoo (2018)
  • History, Family, War,
  • Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save 'Buster' the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941.
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Zoo
The Truce
  • The Truce (1997)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of Italian former prisoners of war from the Italian Army in Russia. His long railway journey home to Turin took him on a circuitous route from Poland, through Russia, Romania, Hungary, Austria and Germany.
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The Truce
Little Girl Lost
  • Little Girl Lost (1988)
  • Drama, TV Movie,
  • This heart-wrenching story inspired by real events depicts the trials of the Brady family, who are trying desperately to adopt a helpless little girl they took in when she was in a foster care program. Clara and Tim Brady are in for the fight of their lives as they find that adopting Tella will not be so easy -- especially when social services puts her back into the care of her abusive father.
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Little Girl Lost
18 Hours
  • 18 Hours (2017)
  • Based on a true story - A paramedic spends 18 hours in an ambulance trying to find a hospital that will admit a road crash victim.
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18 Hours
Boy Boy Girl Girl
  • Boy Boy Girl Girl (2018)
  • Drama,
  • Based on a true story, BOY BOY GIRL GIRL is a dark comedy about a gay couple trying to adopt a newborn from a drug-addict and her abusive girlfriend.
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Boy Boy Girl Girl