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Old 06-08-03, 07:59 PM
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I am looking for Movies based on real stories ?

I want to add some best movies based on real stories in my list. I guess there might be plenty of them but Not much idea about it. Some of them that I have are:

Schindler's list
The last emperor
Chairrots on fire
Rise and fall of edi amin (VHS)
The great escape
Gandhi

I like all of them, if you have some good movies tp suggest based on real life story then please share it. we can keep on adding them here to make a big list for reference
thanks
skander
Old 06-08-03, 08:02 PM
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The Straight Story. So so good.
JFK.
All The President's Men.
Lawrence of Arabia.
The Pianist

Those are just a few, but all 5 are top notch films.
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Heavenly Creatures and A Cry In the Dark.
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Fargo is not based on a true story, it says it at the beginning but in the credits it states that this movie is fictitious.
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black hawk down
catch me if you can
apollo 13
the insider
thirteen days
gettysburg
gods and generals
Old 06-08-03, 11:11 PM
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Off the top of my head:

Reversal of Fortune
Patton
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Midway
The Longest Day
A Beautiful Mind
Bridge on the River Kwai
Adaptation
Apollo 13
The Right Stuff
Band of Brothers
And the Band Played On
Bonnie and Clyde
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Untouchables
Rudy
Chariots of Fire
Citizen X
Memphis Belle
Eight Men Out
Escape from Alcatraz
The Falcon and the Snowman
The French Connection
Remember the Titans
Black Hawk Down
We Were Soldiers
The Great Escape
Fried Green Tomatoes
Braveheart
Elizabeth
Hoosiers
The Insider
The Hurricane
Catch Me If You Can
Lean on Me
Stand and Deliver
Goodfellas
Quiz Show
Rated X
Born on the Fourth of July
A River Runs Through It
Lawrence of Arabia
The Rookie
Blow
To Hell and Back
Tucker: The Man and His Dreams
13 Days
Zulu
61*
Pride of the Yankees
October Sky
54
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
All the President's Men
Truman
Nixon
Perfect Storm
Casino
Bugsy
Erin Brockovich
Gettysburg

Some are more fact based than others which are just inspired by true stories...
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This question is a bit broad. You might as well ask 'what are some movies with a love story' or 'name some films where someone dies'. Can you qualify this a bit more? Also, the "based on a true story" disclaimer amounts to very little. Most films based on real events take extensive creative license. There are exceptions, of course, but if you're after accuracy and truth you're probably better off seeking out some documentaries instead (just avoid anything by Michael Moore in your search).
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Originally posted by movie diva
Fargo is not based on a true story, it says it at the beginning but in the credits it states that this movie is fictitious.
He knows, it was a joke.
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We were soldiers
K-19 Widowmaker
Windtalkers
Great Escape
JFK
THirteen days
Catch me if you can
The Pianist
Braveheart

and

A Bronx Tale (true story based on autobiography of chazz palmieri "The actor who portrays SONNY was COLAGERO in real life) hence his full name Calogero Lorenzo Palmieri

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Man On The Moon
Traffic
Young Guns 1 and 2
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Almost Famous
Amadeus
Enemy At The Gates
Glory
Krush Groove (somewhat autobiographical of Russell Simmons)
Men of Honor
The Mission
The Temptations
Tombstone

And as for documentaries:

9/11
In Memoriam - NYC 9/11/01
Scratch
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
startup.com

And I want to check out "Murder on a Sunday Morning."
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I can't believe no one has mentioned

Alive

Check out the A&E miniseries about Ernest Shackelton, starring Kenneth Branagh. Another kick butt true adventure.
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Sorry jarofclay73, Amadeus is not based on a true story, but rather on pure speculation. In the music realm Hillary and Jackie (though strays from the known facts) and 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould are entertaining.
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Owning Mahowny - Unfortunately none of the 12 screens it played on were anywhere near me.
The Honeymoon Killers
The Insider
Born on the Fourth of July


edit: It probably takes some of the fun out of it, but you could also look here:http://us.imdb.com/List?tv=on&&keywo...-on-true-story

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Some of these may have been said...if so, sorry:

Bully
Basquiat
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Scarlet Diva (semi-autobiographical)
Sybil
Midnight Express
Nixon
JFK
I Shot Andy Warhol
Amityville Horror
Donnie Brasco

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