Best Movies Based On Historical Events or People

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21 The Sound of Music The Sound of Music

I love that... It is my favourite movie ever.

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, they are a good match

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22 The Fighter The Fighter

The fighter is such an amazing film and the final fight really got my heart racing. - sam11855

23 Bordertown Bordertown
24 A Beautiful Mind

Great movie! Russel Crowe is one of the best actors in the present time!

25 Savior Savior

Probably the saddest film I've ever seen but I love this movie so much. It has real emotions, feelings and... tears - Irina2932

26 Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket
27 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
28 Pirate Radio Pirate Radio

Also known as The Boat that Rocked, this was set in the 1960s, a time when the BBC banned rock and roll on the airwaves so these pirate radio stations smuggled in the tunes. - jezza0

This was the true story about regular British guys who caused a rebelion against the goverment and the BBC by airing rock and roll on boats.

Bill Nighy, Chris O'Dowd, Gemma Arteton, Nick Frost and Jack Davenport are only part of this ensemble comedy.

Funny yet accurate at the same time.

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29 Alexander Alexander

One of the best hero, life, passion, achievements, dreams...
Conquer the world...

30 Gettysburg Gettysburg

Can't believe this isn't higher

31 The Patriot

Some of the names have been changed in this movie, but most of the people actually existed, including Mel Gibson's main charecter, and the bad guy too! The point is, its historical, and its a great movie. - heather

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32 Life Is Beautiful Life Is Beautiful

This is a really funny yet sad movie about a Jewish Italian family sent to a concentration camp during the Holocaust. The father, played by the movie's director Roberto Benigni (a big name in the Italian film industry), drives the story with his remarkable sense of humor that persists to guide his family through this time of hopelessness.

I agree that this one should be in the top 10. A very classy way to approach a difficult topic. Shows the power of the human spirit and ability to survive even in the worst of situations.

A great albeit controversial movie. By the way, Fahrenheit 911 is not based on history.

I love main hero - the father. It's so great to save child's life with such nice sharme as he did. Kind and emotional movie) one of my favorites

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33 Gandhi

It is incredible how he managed to fight out the independence of India - MatrixGuy

It's a excellent movie. Shows the struggle of independance and father of nation in a religious terrorism

34 Bonnie and Clyde Bonnie and Clyde
35 Wild Wild West Wild Wild West
36 The Hurt Locker The Hurt Locker
37 The Exorcist The Exorcist
38 In the Realm of the Senses In the Realm of the Senses
39 The Amityville Horror The Amityville Horror

Well the truthfulness of the events in the original book and movies to follow can never be verified nor disproved, but it is historical fact in that the movie is based on an actual family that claimed to be terrorized in a house in the town of amityville formerly occupied by one Ronald Defeo who in fact did murder 6 members of his family. So yes I would say it is historic as well as interesting.

Indeed terrifying, although I cannot understand Amityville's placement in the historical category - unless you consider the supposed "based on true events" tag. Is fascination with a Catholic devil (think The Exorcist) a marker of the 1970s?

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40 Notorious Notorious

The story of probably the greatest rapper of all time Biggie Smalls and his former life on the streets and his ups and downs leading up to his death in 1997 - roblist

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