Best Movies Based On Historical Events or People


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81 In the Name of the Father
82 The Wolf of Wall Street

Best film on the list so far. 7.5/10 - AlphaQ

83 The Elephant Man
84 12 Years a Slave
85 JFK
86 The Untouchables

How is this not higher? This is a great movie and the whole thing is based on Al Capone. This needs to be much higher.

87 Captain Phillips
88 Ed Wood
89 October 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

90 The 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.

91 Gangs of New York

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

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92 Lagaan

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

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93 Texas 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

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94 A Very Long Engagement

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

95 Letters From Iwo Jima
96 An American Haunting
97 Chapter 27
98 The King's Speech

Excellent movie, incredible acting. Deserved all the awards it got. You can feel the tension and triumph. A must watch!

This should be higher, it has a great director a great cast and won lots of oscars - Waser12345

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99 Bobby

Great movie with many cameos. But portrays a lost vision for America! - williamlhall

100 Tora! Tora! Tora!

Way better than Pearl Harbor. They used the war footage on Tora, Tora, Tora on several shows and movies for years. - FearlessFreep

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