Thursday, December 29, 2011

Movies based on actual events: R films filtered out

For Christmas, my pops requested a list of movies that are based on a true story.  However, he didn't want any R rated movies on the list. 

I found a nice Wikipedia article: a comprehensive List of films based on actual events.  Unfortunately, the ratings weren't noted on the list.  Fortunately, my hardy sisters were willing to roll up their sleeves with me to identify the ratings of all the movies on the list.  (we started in the 70's- I think the MPAA ratings began in 1968, and I'm guessing they didn't rate pre-1968 movies).  We listed the rating and the 1-2 line synopsis next to each (DK means "Don't Know"- we couldn't figure out what some were rated, especially the foreign films). 

Below is our finished product: a list of G, PG, PG13, and DK movies based on a true story

Pre-1970’s (ratings began in 1968)

1920s

[edit] 1930s

[edit] 1940s

[edit] 1950s

[edit] 1960s

1970’s and beyond (PG13, PG, and G only)
1970s


1980s
  • Breaker Morant (1980) — Based on a 1902 incident in the Boer War. PG
  • Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) — Adapted from the autobiographical book by Loretta Lynn and George Vecsey. Directed by Michael Apted. PG
  • The Elephant Man (1980) — Story of Joseph Merrick. Directed by David Lynch. PG
  • Gallipoli (1981) — Depicts the Anzac battlefield at Gallipoli and the Battle of the Nek on August 7, 1915. PG
  • Mommie Dearest (1981) — Joan Crawford's adopted daughter opens Joan's closet and exposes the wire hangers therein. PG
  • Gandhi (1982) — Biographical film based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi. PG
  • Cross Creek (1983) — Mary Steenburgen as The Yearling author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The film is based, in part, on the author's 1942 memoir, "Cross Creek". PG
  • The Right Stuff (1983) — Based on Tom Wolfe's 1979 book about the test pilots involved in early high-speed aeronautical research and the United States' first attempt at manned spaceflight. PG
  • Adi Shankaracharya (1983)- Sanskrit film based on the life of *Adi Shankaracharya by G V Iyer. DK
  • Amadeus (1984) — Adapted by playwright Peter Shaffer; directed by Milos Forman. Based on the theory that composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was murdered by fellow composer Antonio Salieri. PG
  • Marie (1985) — Based on Marie Ragghianti's exposure of the 1970s Tennessee parole board scandals; adapted from the book Marie: A True Story by Peter Maas. PG 13
  • Out of Africa (1985) — Meryl Streep maintains a lovely home while spinning tales, shooting lions and falling in love with Robert Redford in the story of Karen Blixen's years on her coffee farm in Kenya. Danish accent. Directed by Sydney Pollack. PG
  • Sweet Dreams (1985) — Country music legend Patsy Cline's story, played by Jessica Lange. PG 13
  • Hoosiers (1986) — Based loosely on the 1953-54 Milan High School basketball team, winners of that year's Indiana state H.S. basketball championship despite representing a school of just 160 students. PG
  • The Mission (1986) - The experiences of 18th century Jesuits in South America starring Robert De Niro PG
  • Act of Vengeance (1986) — Based on the Joseph Yablonski Family murders in connection with the United Mine Workers. DK
  • Cry Freedom (1987) — Based on the life of South African activist Steve Biko. PG
  • La Bamba (1987) — Based on the real life events that affected the lives of rock star Ritchie Valens, his half-brother Bob Morales, his girlfriend Donna Ludwig and the rest of their families. PG 13
  • The Last Emperor (1987) — Based on the life of Chinese emperor Pu Yi. DK
  • Matewan (1987) — John Sayles film about a coal miners' strike in the 1920s. PG 13
  • Nayagan (1987) — Based on the life of Underworld Don Varadarajan Mudaliar. DK
  • A Cry in the Dark (1988) — Meryl Streep plays an unlikeable woman convicted of her child's murder by the court of public opinion. Australian accent. Directed by Fred Schepisi. PG 13
  • Eight Men Out (1988) - Based on the 1919 Black Sox scandal PG
  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) — The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept. PG

1990s
  • Awakenings (1990) — Long-comatose patients wake up; adapted from Oliver Sacks's memoir of the same title. Directed by Penny Marshall. PG 13
  • Europa Europa (1990) - German film based on the true story of Solomon Perel's life R
  • Not Without My Daughter (1990) — Story of Betty Mahmoody. Directed by Brian Gilbert. PG13
  • Vincent & Theo (1990) — The intense relationship between an art dealer and his alienated older brother. Directed by Robert Altman. PG13
  • White Hunter Black Heart (1990) — Based on the location filming of The African Queen in 1951. PG
  • The Boys from St. Petri (1991) - Danish World War 2 film DK
  • Mission Of The Shark (1991) - Based on the saga of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) DK
  • And the Band Played On (1993) — Adapted from the book of the same title by Randy Shilts. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode. PG13
  • Fire in the Sky (1993) — A group of men who were clearing bush for the government arrive back in town, claiming that their friend was abducted by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of foul play, their friends' disappearance is treated as murder. PG13
  • Gettysburg (1993) — Based on the story of the Battle of Gettysburg. Originally made to be TV minseries, it is one of the longest feature films ever released. PG
  • Heaven & Earth (1993) - Based on the experiences of Le Ly Hayslip during the Vietnam War PG13
  • The Puppetmaster (1993) — It tells the story of Li Tian-lu who becomes a master puppeteer but is faced with demands to turn his skills to propaganda during the Japanese-ruled Taiwan from pre-1896 to the end of World War II in 1945. The film won the Jury Prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival and the FIPRESCI Prize at Istanbul International Film Festival. DK
  • Rudy (1993) — Based on the story of Notre Dame football walk-on Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger. Directed by David Anspaugh. PG
  • Cool Runnings (1993) — Based on the true story of the First Jamacian bobsled team trying to make it to the winter olympics. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. PG
  • The Amy Fisher Story (1993)- television film dramatizing the events surrounding Amy Fisher's teenage affair with Joey Buttafuoco and her conviction for aggravated assault for shooting Buttafuoco's wife. DK
  • 8 Seconds (1994) — Based on the story of Lane Frost (Luke Perry), who died by injuries sustained by a bull he was riding in a championship. Stephen Baldwin plays Tuff Hederman. PG13
  • The Madness of King George (1994) — King George III's madness stemmed from porphyria. Based on the play The Madness of George III. PG13
  • Quiz Show (1994) — Adapted from a book by Richard N. Goodwin about the real-life American television quiz show scandals of the 1950s. Directed by Robert Redford. PG13
  • Apollo 13 (1995) — Story of the Apollo 13 lunar mission, based on the book Lost Moon by Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger. Directed by Ron Howard. PG
  • Ravan Raaj (1995) - Indian Hindi film based on true story DK
  • Fly Away Home (1996) — Adapted from the book by Bill Lishman. Directed by Carroll Ballard. PG
  • Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) — Based on the 1994 third re-trial of Klansman Byron De La Beckwith. Directed by Rob Reiner. PG13
  • Seven Years In Tibet (1997) — True story film based on the book written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer. PG13
  • Anastasia (1997) — Loosely based on the story of the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. Directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. G
  • Prefontaine (1997) — Based on the life of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine, a long distance runner who lived in Oregon and died young. PG13
  • Iruvar (1997) — Based on the life of M. G. Ramachandran and M. Karunanidhi. DK
  • Kundun (1997) — Based on the life of the Dalai Lama.[1][2] PG13
  • Selena (1997) — Based on the life of Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla Perez. PG
  • A Civil Action (1998) — Based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Harr that tells the true story of environmental pollution that took place in Woburn, Massachusetts in the 1980s. PG13
  • Patch Adams (1998) — Story of the "medical doctor, clown, performer, social activist"[3] Patch Adams. Directed by Tom Shadyac. PG13
  • Anna and the King (1999) — Story of Anna Leonowens. Directed by Andy Tennant. PG13
  • October Sky (1999) — Adapted from the memoir Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam. Directed by Joe Johnston. PG
  • The Straight Story (1999) — Based on the story of Alvin Straight's journey across Iowa and Wisconsin on a lawnmower. G
  • The Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) — Based on the story of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates on their rivalry DK

2000s
  • Thirteen Days (2000) - Set during the two-week Cuban missile crisis in October 1962, and it centers on how President John F. Kennedy, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and others handled the explosive situation. PG13
  • Bawandar(2000)- Indian film, based on the true story of Bhanwari Devi, a rape victim from Rajasthan, India. DK
  • The Iron Ladies (2000) - Thai Comedy Film Based On A Mens Volleyball Team Which Was Composed of Gays And Trangenders DK
  • The Dish (2000) — The story of the Parkes antenna, in New South Wales, Australia, how it plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing, and the quirky characters of the nearby town of Parkes and the roles they play. PG13
  • Chopper (2000) — Based on the biography of Australian criminal Chopper Read. Directed by Andrew Dominik. DK
  • The Perfect Storm (2000) — Adapted from the book The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger about the 1991 Perfect Storm. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen. PG13
  • Remember the Titans (2000) — Based on the 1971 football season of the newly integrated T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. PG
  • The Cat's Meow (2001) PG13
  • A Beautiful Mind (2001) — Adapted from Sylvia Nasar's A Beautiful Mind, an unauthorized biography of John Nash. Directed by Ron Howard. PG13
  • Behind Enemy Lines (2001) — Loosely based on the Mrkonjić Grad incident. Directed by John Moore. PG13
  • Bully (2001) — Based on the case of Bobby Kent, who was murdered by seven teens in what is now Weston, Florida. Directed by Larry Clark. DK
  • Pearl Harbor (2001) — Based on the events of the Pearl Harbor attack and the Doolittle Raid. Directed by Michael Bay. PG13
  • Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) — True story film based on Beverly Donofrio, who wrote the book on her life titled "Riding in Cars with Boys". PG13
  • Catch Me If You Can (2002) — Story of con artist Frank Abagnale. Directed by Steven Spielberg PG13
  • Chicago (2002) — Adapted from the stage musical by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb. Directed by Rob Marshall. PG13
  • Kandahar (2002) — Story of Afghan refugee Nelofer Pazira's return to Afghanistan. Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. PG
  • The Laramie Project (2002) — Adapted from the play The Laramie Project, both by Moisés Kaufman. DK
  • The Mothman Prophecies (2002) — Based around paranormal events in Point Pleasant, West Virginia culminating in the Silver Bridge collapse on December 15, 1967. Directed by Mark Pellington. PG13
  • Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story (2002) — Based on the 2002 court case, Marc Hall v. Durham Catholic School Board. DK
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) — Based on the book Follow The Rabbit Proof Fence. Directed by Phillip Noyce. PG
  • The Rookie (2002) - True Story Sports Film Based On Life Of Jim Morris G
  • Memories of Murder (2003) — South Korean film based on the true story of serial killers between 1986 and 1991. DK
  • Antwone Fisher (2003) — Based on the autobiographical book Finding Fish. Directed by Denzel Washington. PG13
  • Gods and Generals (2003) — Prequel to Gettysburg, about General Stonewall Jackson. PG13
  • Radio (2003) — Based on the real-life story of South Carolina high school football coach Harold Jones and his mentally-challenged assistant, James Robert "Radio" Kennedy, adapted from a 1996 Sports Illustrated article by Gary Smith entitled "Someone to Lean On". PG
  • Shattered Glass (2003) — Based on Stephen Glass's journalistic career at The New Republic during the mid-1990s and the discovery of his widespread journalistic fraud. PG13
  • Seabiscuit (2003) — Based on the book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. PG13
  • Against the Ropes (2004) — Based on the life of American boxing manager Jackie Kallen. PG13
  • 12 Days of Terror (2004) — Based on true events that occurred in July 1916 in Central and Southern New Jersey, the film recounts 12 days during which people along the Jersey coast were subject to attacks by a shark (in the film it is a great white shark). PG13
  • The Aviator (2004) — Story of Howard Hughes, Directed by Martin Scorsese. PG13
  • Friday Night Lights (2004) — Adapted from Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H. G. Bissinger, about the 1988 football season of Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. Directed by Peter Berg. PG13
  • Beyond the Sea (2004) — Based on the life of singer Bobby Darin. PG13
  • Hidalgo (2004) — Story of horse rider Frank Hopkins. Directed by Joe Johnston. PG13
  • Hotel Rwanda (2004) — Story of the Paul Rusesabagina's experiences during the Rwandan Genocide. Directed by Terry George. PG13
  • Kaadhal (2004) — Based on a true love story. DK
  • Miracle (2004) — Story of Herb Brooks and the U.S. Olympic hockey team leading up to, and during the 1980 Olympic Games. Directed by Gavin O'Connor. PG
  • Ray (2004) — A 2004 biographical film of singer Ray Charles. PG13
  • Something the Lord Made (2004) — The first heart surgery. DK
  • Finding Neverland (2004) — The story of Sir James Matthew Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. PG
  • 36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004) — French film based on a true story about the police. DK
  • Black Friday (2004) — Indian Hindi film based on the 1993 Bombay bombings. DK
  • Sins(2005) - Based on a true story of a catholic priest from kerala who was hanged to death due to his sexual relationship with a married woman. DK
  • Aurore (2005) — Based on the murder of Aurore Gagnon. DK
  • Cinderella Man (2005) — Based on the story of James J. Braddock, a supposedly washed up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s. PG13
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) — Story loosely based on Anneliese Michel. Directed by Scott Derrickson. PG13
  • The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005) — Based on the life of golfer, Francis Ouimet. Directed by Bill Paxton. PG
  • The Green River Killer (2005) — Based on the real life serial killer Gary Ridgway. Directed by Ulli Lommel. DK
  • Lies My Mother Told Me (2005) — Based on the real life murder of Larry McNabney,who was overdosed of horse Tranquilizer in late 2001 by his own wife, Lauren Renee Sims Jordan (A.K.A Elisa McNabney) & her accomplice, Sarah Dutra. DK
  • Marley & Me (2008) — Based on the memoir of the same title by journalist John Grogan. PG
  • Lords of Dogtown (2005) — Based on the documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. PG13
  • The New World (2005) — Depicts the founding of the Jamestown, Virginia settlement. Inspired by the historical figures Captain John Smith and Pocahontas. PG13
  • Walk the Line (2005) — based on two autobiographies of Johnny Cash, Man in Black, and Cash: The Autobiography. PG13
  • The World's Fastest Indian (2005) — The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle — a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967. PG13
  • Coach Carter (2005) — Based on the Richmond High School basketball team led by coach Ken Carter. PG13
  • Sehar (2005)- Loosely based on real-life gangster and hired killer, Shree Prakash Shukla. DK
  • The Zodiac (2006) — Film about the Zodiac Killer. DK
  • Provoked (2006) — Film based on the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia who murdered her abusive husband. DK
  • Marie Antoinette (2006)— Based on the life of Marie Antoinette, last queen of France, from her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI to her reign as queen to the French Revolution. PG13
  • An American Haunting (2006) — Based on the legend of the Bell Witch. PG13
  • Catch a Fire (2006) — Based on the experiences of former migrant worker turned Umkhonto we Sizwe member Patrick Chamusso during apartheid in the 1980s. Directed by Phillip Noyce. PG13
  • Gridiron Gang (2006) — Based in real incidents involving youth gang members in a youth jail named 'Killpatrick Camp' who played into a football team led by the Coach Sean Porter. PG13
  • Glory Road (2006) — Based on the story of the 1965-66 Texas Western basketball team and its march to the national championship, although with some liberties taken. PG
  • Invincible (2006) — Based on the story of Vince Papale who played for the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1970s as a walk-on. PG
  • The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) — Based on true story of Chris Gardner, starring Will Smith PG13
  • The Queen (2006) — After the death of Princess Diana, HM Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted. PG13
  • Buenos Aires, 1977 (2006) - Argentinian Political Thriller Film Based On Military Dictatorship From 1976 To 1983 DK
  • Take the Lead (2006) — Based on the story of Pierre Dulaine, as he teaches potential high school drop-outs how to ballroom dance during detention, in an attempt to raise their self-respect and confidence. PG13
  • Traces of Love (2006) — Based on the Sampoong Department Store collapse of 1995 DK
  • We Are Marshall (2006) — Story of the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed the entire Marshall University football team. Directed by McG. PG
  • World Trade Center (2006) — Based on the rescue of John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno freed from the wreckage of the collapsing World Trade Center towers. PG13
  • Them (2006) — French horror film based on a true story DK
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) — Based on the life of Jean-Dominique Bauby. PG13
  • Becoming Jane (2007) — A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman. PG
  • Borderland (2007) — Loosely based on serial killer/cult leader Adolfo Constanzo. DK
  • Breach (2007) — Based on the capture of Soviet spy Robert Hanssen. PG13
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) — A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments. PG13
  • Freedom Writers (2007) — Based on the book, The Freedom Writers Diary, by teacher Erin Gruwell. PG13
  • The Killing of John Lennon (2007) — Story of Mark Chapman's plot to kill John Lennon. DK
  • Kuppi (2007) — Indian Tamil film based on the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. DK
  • Pride (2007) — Based loosely on the true story of Jim Ellis and his African American swim team in 1974 Philadelphia. PG
  • Primeval (2007) — Based on tales of a real man-eating crocodile named Gustave, still living in Burundi. DK
  • Rescue Dawn (2007) — Based on the story of Dieter Dengler, a US Navy pilot who was shot down in Loas during the Vietnam War. PG13
  • Rohtenburg (2007) — Based on the "Rotenburg Cannibal" (Armin Meiwes). DK
  • Satham Podathey (2007) — Indian Tamil thriller film based on a true story. DK
  • Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) — Hindi film based on the shootout made by Mumbai police in encounter of gangster Maya Dolas. DK
  • Sybil (2007) — True story based on the life of Shirley Ardell Mason who was diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder. DK
  • Guru(2007) - Indian Bilanguage Film (Hindi And Tamil) loosely Based On The Life Of Dhirubhai Ambani DK
  • 21 (2008) — Inspired by the story of the MIT Blackjack Team. DK
  • Hunger (2008) - Irish Movie Based On 1981 Irish Hunger Strike DK
  • Cape No. 7 (2008) — Story based a report about a Taiwanese postman who successfully delivered a piece of mail addressed in the old Japanese style - the sender was the former Japanese employer of the recipient. Taiwan has been ruled by Japan from 1896 to 1945, and the film depicts the subtly long-lasting relations between the people in Taiwan and Japan. DK
  • The Counterfeiters (2008) — Austrian film based on Operation Bernhard. R
  • The Duchess (2008) — Based on the life of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. PG13
  • The Express (2008) — Based on the life of "The Elmira Express" Ernie Davis, the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy. PG
  • Flash of Genius (2008) — Story of Robert Kearns, inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper and his claims and lawsuit against Ford Motor Company. PG13
  • Forever the Moment (2008) — Based on the achievements of the South Korean women's national handball team at the 2004 Summer Olympics DK
  • Frost/Nixon (2008) — Story of the 1977 televised Frost/Nixon interviews. DK
  • Living Proof (2008) — Based on the true life story of Denny Slamon, who helped develop a breast cancer drug called Herceptin 2. DK
  • Max Manus (2008) — Norwegian film based on a true story of Max Manus who helpes to save his country from the Germans during World War II. DK
  • Jodhaa Akbar (2008) - Indian Epic Film Based On The Life Of Mughal King Akbar The Great DK
  • The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) — Based on the lives of Anne and Mary Boleyn, the sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII. PG13
  • Stone of Destiny (2008) — Story of Ian Hamilton who helped recapture the Stone of Scone for Scotland. PG
  • Stranger (2008) - A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants. DK
  • Valkyrie (2008) — Story of the 20 July plot of German army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler. PG13
  • Flammen & Citronen (2008) - Danish True Story Film Set During The WWII DK
  • W. (2008) — Based on the life and presidency of George W. Bush. PG13
  • Accident on Hill Road (2009) — Indian Hindi film based on true story about Chante Mallard DK
  • The Blind Side (2009) — The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. PG13
  • Coco avant Chanel (2009) — About fashion designer Coco Chanel before she was famous. PG13
  • Julie & Julia (2009) — Lives of two food writers contrasted: pioneer Julia Child in the 1940s and 21st century Julie. PG13
  • Deadfall Trail (2009) — Based on a three-week survival trip in the Kaibab National Forest. DK
  • Amelia (2009) — A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world. PG
  • The Young Victoria (2009) — A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. PG
  • Prayers for Bobby (2009) - True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons DK
  • Bright Star (2009) — The drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats' untimely death at age 25. PG
  • Invictus (2009) — Based on the real life story of South Africa president Nelson Mandela and François Pienaar, the captain of the Springboks, the South African rugby union team. PG13
  • The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) — Psychological supernatural film based on true events. PG13
  • Mao's Last Dancer (2009) - Based on the autobiography of ballet dancer Li Cunxin. PG
  • The Soloist (2009) - True Story Film Based On The Life Nathaniel Ayers PG13
  • Everyman's War (2009) - True Story Movie Based On Battle Of Bulge During WWII DK
  • Taking Chance (2009) - Based On The Experiences Of Lt.Col.Michael Strobl Escorting The Body Of A Marine Chance Phelps Back To His Hometown From The Iraq War DK
  • Hachiko: A Dog's Story (2009) - Based On The True Story Of The Faithful Akita Hachiko. G
  • The Stoneman Murders (2009) - Hindi film based on the real life Stoneman serial killings that made headlines in the early 1980s in Mumbai. DK

2010s
  • Letters to God (2010) — based on the true story of Tyler Doughtie. The story took place in Nashville, Tennessee. PG
  • The Silent House (2010) - The Silent House (Spanish: La Casa Muda) is a Uruguayan Spanish-language horror film released in 2010 and directed by Gustavo Hernández. The film is inspired by real events that took place in the 1940s. DK
  • D.C. Sniper (2010) — Story based on the Beltway sniper attacks. DK
  • Temple Grandin (2010) - Temple Grandin is a 2010 biopic directed by Mick Jackson and starring Claire Danes as Temple Grandin, a woman with autism who revolutionized practices for the humane handling of livestock on cattle ranches and slaughterhouses. DK
  • Extraordinary Measures — Based on the story of John Crowley. PG
  • Fair Game (2010) — Based on the outing of former CIA agent Valerie Plame by members of the US government. (See: Plame Affair) PG13
  • Lula, o filho do Brasil (2010) — Story based on the life of Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva PG13
  • The Social Network (2010) - Film Based on creation of Facebook and the lawsuits that followed. PG13
  • Unstoppable (2010) - Based on a runaway train carrying hazardous material putting a city in danger. PG13
  • Bonded by Blood (2010) - British Movie Based On Drugs. DK
  • Secretariat (2010) - Based on the story of a horse (Secretariat) who won the triple crown in belmont stakes and still has the unbeatable record for 37 yrs,even helped his owner Penny chenery to regain her pride. PG
  • Nadunissi Naaygal (2010) - Indian Tamil Film Based On True Story DK
  • Rakta Charitra (2010) - Indian trilingual Film (Telugu, Hindi And Tamil) Based On True Story Directed By Ram Gopal Varma Dk
  • Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (2010) - Indian Hindi Movie Based On Chittagong Uprising In 1930 DK
  • The Special Relationship (2010) - American - British Political Film Based On Relationship Between Tony Blair And Bill Clinton DK
  • Striker (2010) - Set in a Mumbai ghetto in the mid '80's and based on true life accounts. DK
  • You Don't Know Jack (2010) - Based in part on the book, Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian's Life And The Battle To Legalize Euthanasia. DK
  • Bruce Lee, My Brother (2010)- Based on the life of Bruce Lee in his teenage years to part of his adult years. DK
  • No One Killed Jessica (2011) - Based on real life murder case of Jessica Lall. DK
  • Dolphin Tale (2011) - The film is inspired by the true story of a dolphin named Winter who was rescued off the Florida coast and taken in by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. PG
  • The Rite (2011)- The film is based on the book The Making of a Modern Exorcist by Rome-based Matt Baglio, which was published in 2009.the film is based on the early life of Father Gary Thomas. PG13
  • The Way Back (2011) - A true story of seven men escaping the prison in Siberia, (held by Stalin) walking through the Gobi desert, Himalayas and all the way to the China wall. PG13
  • Monica (2011) - An Indian Hindi film based on a true story inspired my the murder case of Shivani Bhatnagar. DK
  • Yugapurushan (2011) - Malayalam film based on the life of the saint Sree Narayana Guru DK
  • Soul Surfer (2011) - An American drama about a thirteen-year old surfer who loses her arm in a shark attack but is determined to get back in the water. PG
  • Not a Love Story (2011) - An Indian Bolloywood movie based on the 2008 Neeraj Grover Murder Case . DK
  • 17 Miracles (2011) - Based on the actual experiences of members of the Willie Handcart Company of Mormon Pioneers following their late-season start and subsequent winter journey to Salt Lake City in 1856. G
  • Moneyball (2011) - Based on Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis. PG13
  • Thambi Vettothi Sundaram (2011) - Indiam tamil film based on true story. DK
  • The Dirty Picture (2011) - Indian bollywood biopic movie based on the life of Silk Smitha DK
  • Juan y Eva (2011) - Argentinian movie based on the Argentine president Juan Peron and Eva Peron first meeting during 1944 San Juan earthquake DK
  • William & Kate (2011) - American television film based on the relationship between Price William and Kate Middleton. DK
  • Red Dog (2011) - Australian family film based on a true story from the novel Red Dog DK

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