The Best Based-on-a-True-Story Movies of All Time

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GoodFellas

1990    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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Schindler's List

1993    Steven Spielberg    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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The Passion of Joan of Arc

1928    Carl Theodor Dreyer    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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Raging Bull

1980    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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Badlands

1973    Terrence Malick    Rated PG

Americana    Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime

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Dog Day Afternoon

1975    Sidney Lumet    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Crime Drama

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All the President's Men

1976    Alan J. Pakula    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Docudrama    Drama

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Bonnie and Clyde

1967    Arthur Penn    Rated R

Drama    Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic

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Braveheart

1995    Mel Gibson    Rated R

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Based-on-a-True-Story

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Amadeus

1984    Milos Forman    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Based-on-Theatre    Biopic

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Patton

1970    Franklin J. Schaffner    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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Catch Me If You Can

2002    Steven Spielberg    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Chase Movie

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The Social Network

2010    David Fincher    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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14

Apollo 13

1995    Ron Howard    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Based-on-a-True-Story

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The Wolf of Wall Street

2013    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Black Comedy

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Serpico

1973    Sidney Lumet    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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12 Years a Slave

2013    Steve McQueen    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Docudrama

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18

The Right Stuff

1983    Philip Kaufman    Rated R

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Based-on-a-True-Story

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Papillon

1973    Franklin J. Schaffner    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Based-on-a-True-Story

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