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

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The Last King of Scotland

2006    Kevin Macdonald    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Docudrama

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Control

2007    Anton Corbijn    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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103

Bloodsport

1988    Newt Arnold    Rated R

Action    Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic

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104

Selma

2014    Ava DuVernay    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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105

The People vs. Larry Flynt

1996    Milos Forman    Rated R

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

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106

The Basketball Diaries

1995    Scott Kalvert    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic

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107

Reversal of Fortune

1990    Barbet Schroeder    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Courtroom Drama    Docudrama

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The Doors

1991    Oliver Stone    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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110

Immortal Beloved

1994    Bernard Rose    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Costume Romance

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111

Shine

1996    Scott Hicks    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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112

Cinderella Man

2005    Ron Howard    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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113

Nixon

1995    Oliver Stone    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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114

Lean on Me

1989    John G. Avildsen    Rated PG13

Biopic    Docudrama    Drama

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115

Fruitvale Station

2013    Ryan Coogler    Rated R

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

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116

Capote

2005    Bennett Miller    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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117

Bugsy

1991    Barry Levinson    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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118

The Sea Inside

2004    Alejandro Amenábar    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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119

Saving Mr. Banks

2013    John Lee Hancock    Rated PG13

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

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121

Funny Girl

1968    William Wyler    Rated G

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

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122

Miracle

2004    Gavin O'Connor    Rated PG

Biopic    Drama    Sports Drama

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123

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

1985    Paul Schrader    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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124

Lone Survivor

2013    Peter Berg    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Based-on-a-True-Story

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125

The Scarlet Empress

1934    Josef von Sternberg    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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126

Finding Neverland

2004    Marc Forster    Rated PG

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

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127

I'm Not There

2007    Todd Haynes    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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128

Amistad

1997    Steven Spielberg    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Courtroom Drama    Drama

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129

Mutiny on the Bounty

1962    Lewis Milestone    Not Rated

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

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130

American Sniper

2014    Clint Eastwood    Rated R

Action    Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic

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The Hurricane

1999    Norman Jewison    Rated R

Biopic    Courtroom Drama    Drama

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133

Before Night Falls

2000    Julian Schnabel    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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134

The Pursuit of Happyness

2006    Gabriele Muccino    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Drama    Family Drama

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135

Quills

2000    Philip Kaufman    Rated R

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

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Chopper

2000    Andrew Dominik    Rated R

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

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Wyatt Earp

1994    Lawrence Kasdan    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Epic

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139

The Damned United

2009    Tom Hooper    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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140

The Long Riders

1980    Walter Hill    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Ensemble Film

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141

The Bounty

1984    Roger Donaldson    Rated PG

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

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Ivan the Terrible, Part One

1944    Sergei M. Eisenstein    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Epic

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144

The Theory of Everything

2014    James Marsh    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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145

Foxcatcher

2014    Bennett Miller    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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146

Lawless

2012    John Hillcoat    Rated R

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

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147

Brian's Song

1971    Buzz Kulik    Rated G

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Buddy Film

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148

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

1993    Rob Cohen    Rated PG13

Biopic    Drama    Showbiz Drama

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149

The Buddy Holly Story

1978    Steve Rash    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

Up by 19 in the past 45 days 19

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Stand and Deliver

1988    Ramón Menéndez    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Coming-of-Age    Docudrama

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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