Best Movies Based On Historical Events or People


The Contenders: Page 4XW

61The Blind Side
62Cinderella Man

Crowe does a great job of playing James Braddock the legendary boxer during the depression

This is should be in the top five, any place less than that would be unfair.
One of the best I have ever seen. Don't miss it. Martin crowe is outstanding as james J braddock.

V1 Comment
63The Last Samurai

Pictures perfectly the atmosphere and circumstances of the end of the Samurai at the begining of the Meiji Restoration time. - alexa

Actually this Movie express about the identity of Japanes in the past time, each and every country need to produce their own movie which should be base on their identity, more over with globalization sametimes people are forgot about their own culturee so through the movie can remain them about who they are or who we are?

64All The President's Men
65Citizen Kane
66Once Upon a Time In China

Great movie detailing the gradual downfall of the Qing dynasty, the chaotic and hard times of the Chinese people and rights of the latter to take matters into their own hands, as well as their rights to self determination when the imperial government refused to do much to either protect the country or the lives and rights of the people, forcing many patriotic citizens to come forward to do whatever was necessary to protect their homes and motherland.


Much more recent history than most of these others, but still a very good historical movie about many of America's historical people. - heather

68A League of Their OwnV1 Comment
69The Great Raid
70Enemy at the Gates

One of the best historical movies I have seen.

71Black Book

Brilliant film, its not been too glamorised but real in the way it is portrayed and shows the risks involved in being a spy, these people were very brave and lived life on the edge.

72In the Name of the FatherV1 Comment
73October Sky

I think October Sky is the best movie it was based in Coalwood,WV. The movie was about Homer Hickam and the rocketboys. That created a rocket that changed history especially for there town. Those who haven't watched it should. If you do email me and tell me what you think

This film in particular had an overwhelming effect on me as a child... Indeed a brilliant work

74The Last King of Scotland

Forest Whitaker in probably one of the most powerful roles based off a real person. Such an amazing and yet disturbing movie. Incredibly moving.

75Gangs of New York

Pure and simple excellence... Right up there with The Last of the Mohicans if you ask me...

V1 Comment
768 Mile

The Story of Eminem growing up with depression and living in Michigan and was poor but made to the top of the Hip Hop world, very inspirational - roblist


The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers

Excellent movie in India... Brilliant taking by ashutosh govarikar... Ever best amirkhan performence

V1 Comment
79Texas Chainsaw Massacre

It looks so realistic. It actually looks like someone was caught filming the events of the real killings!

The only thing that actually happened was that he had a mask made out of human skin, but I LOVE this movie!

worst killing family in united states history

V1 Comment
80A Very Long Engagement

A great depiction of post world war 1 france. Every scene is a masterpiece

PSearch List

Related Lists

Top 10 Terrible Movies That a Lot of People Like Top Movies Based On Books Top 10 Terrible Disney Movies That a Lot of People Like for Some Reason Top 10 Meme People/Characters from Movies, Games and TV Top Ten Questions About Movies to Ask People

List StatsUpdated 21 Oct 2016

3,000 votes
184 listings
10 years, 25 days old

Top Remixes (11)

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

View All 11


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.