Best Movies Based On Historical Events or People


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41Public Enemies

Where Johnny Depp was the infamous John Dillinger. - jezza0

42The Hunt for Red October

My dad knows some people from when it really happened.


Greatest movie ever made! I am utterly disappointed that it is no. 43!

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44Raging Bull
45American Gangster
46Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka)

I almost cried when I saw this movie.. and I am really insensitive!

I thought, that it was impossible not to cry when watching this movie. You need to be disconnected from any human emotion to be indifferent about this hartbreaking story.

47Pearl Harbor

I can't believe it is so way down here. I expected it to be in the top ten. Or at least top 20. - jerk4life

I just like History of the planet

48Fahrenheit 9/11

Not a very good film, but it has lots of information about how special effects were done in the early twentieth century.


Good movie real tugs at the heart strings and its historically accurate.


The last days in Hitler's bunker. Powerful movie!!!!

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Wow, this was a cool movie back then, and its a cool movie now. A lot like Gladiator, mostly historical is the races themselves. - heather

53City of Life and Death

Lopez is just like her like EXACTLY like her when me mom went to Selena's concert in 1992 I seen the pictures just like lopez - SmoothCriminal

LOVE this movie! Jennifer Lopez did a great job!

55Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World
56Escape from Sobibor
57The Pianist

This is actually the only movie about Mozart believe or not. the only movie that centers around his life.

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such an incredible film focusing on the life of one of the most intriguing an evil men of all time incredible acting espicially from robert duvall and amzing score taken from alexander nevsky make tis one of the most incredible films ever but it's not asx good as some of the others here namely Hotaru no Haka wich is the sadest film of all time. - alucard

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1. Andrei Rublev
2. Lawrence of Arabia
3. Gone With The Wind
1. All The President's Men
2. The Pianist
3. Raging Bull
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2. Fahrenheit 9/11
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