Best Movies Based On Historical Events or People

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41 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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42 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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43 Black Hawk Down
44 Public Enemies

Where Johnny Depp was the infamous John Dillinger. - jezza0

45 The Hunt for Red October

My dad knows some people from when it really happened.

46 Wild Wild West
47 American Gangster
48 Grave 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.

49 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

50 Hugo

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

The movie may be a kid movie, but its useful. A movie about movies. - zxm

51 Spartacus

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

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52 Downfall

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

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53 City of Life and Death
54 Pearl Harbor

I just like History of the planet

55 Cleopatra

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

56 Escape from Sobibor
57 Ben-Hur

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

58 Selena

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!

59 The Pianist
60 Amadeus

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

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