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The list contains the best, new and most relevant based on true events movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out based on true events, realistic, serious, suspense, dramatic and captivating films and TV shows about / with death, danger, friendship, husband wife relationship, destiny, father son relationship, dialogue, woman, mentor and greed plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, Russia, UK and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as based on true events: Everest (2015), The Blind Side (2009), The Founder (2016), 7 Days in Entebbe (2018), All the Money in the World (2017), Darkest Hour (2017), Breathe (2017), The Icebreaker (2016), Granite Mountain (2017), Mathilde (2017).
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Fargo
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
53 min.
 9.0
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Biography, Crime, Drama
USA
42 min.
 8.5
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7 Days in Entebbe
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
UK, USA
107 min.
 5.8
Sobibor
Drama, History, War
Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland
110 min.
 6.3

List of based on true events movies

 7.1
 173K
Everest
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: based on true events, realistic, dramatic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mountain climbing, survival, stranded, climbing, beautiful scenery, tragedy, adventure, death, death of protagonist, adventurer, forces of nature, life & death ...
Time: year 1996, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, nepal, texas
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 7.7
 256K
The Blind Side
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: sentimental, realistic, based on true events, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, family drama, parents and children, interracial adoption, american football, homeless, life, rising to stardom, prejudice, racism, rags to riches, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee
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 7.2
 86K
The Founder
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: factual, based on true events, realistic, motivational, clever ...
Plot: family business, rags to riches, fast food, business, capitalism, ambition, businessman, greed, betrayal, twists & turns, destiny, underdog ...
Time: 1950s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, usa, california, america
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7 Days in Entebbe
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.
Style: based on true events, rough, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, palestinian, death threat, hostage situation, terrorism, airplane hijack, culture clash, politics, negotiation, violence, danger, handgun ...
Time: year 1976
Place: uganda, israel
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All the Money in the World
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.
Style: based on true events, serious, tense, captivating, rough
Plot: kidnapping, grandfather grandson relationship, billionaire, greed, escape, telephone call, child custody, ransom demand, abduction, violence, severed ear, oil company ...
Time: year 1973, year 1971
Place: italy, saudi arabia, rome italy
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 7.4
 112K
Darkest Hour
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with ...
Style: based on true events, suspense, serious, realistic, harsh
Plot: prime minister, historical character, british history, world war two, leader, politics, leadership, period piece, wartime, danger, secretary, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: england, france, europe
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 7.1
 12K
Breathe
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.
Style: realistic, based on true events, factual, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: illness, disability, husband wife relationship, paralysis, adaptation, supportive spouse, human spirit, polio, love, marriage, hospital, suffocation ...
Time: year 1973, year 1970, year 1981, year 1965, year 1971 ...
Place: africa, kenya, england, germany, spain
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The Icebreaker
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story is based on the real events of 1985. The team of a Russian polar icebreaker “Mikhail Gromov” discovered a giant iceberg. The ship came into collision while attempting to take cover from the weather and is forced to drift with ice along ...
Style: based on true events, serious, suspense, melancholic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, cold, danger, iceberg, storm at sea, friendship, strained relationship, team, ship captain, coast guard, drinking, health situation ...
Time: year 1985
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Granite Mountain
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battle deadly wildfires to save an Arizona town.
Style: based on true events, suspense, exciting, sentimental, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forest fire, tragedy, firemen, natural disaster, friends, partners, heroism, bravery, danger, mentor, fire department, loss of loved one ...
Time: year 2007
Place: usa, arizona
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 5.4
 1K
Mathilde
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The love story of the famous ballet dancer Mathilde Kschessinska and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.
Style: based on true events, thought provoking, psychological, tense
Plot: ballet, father son relationship, czar, family, love and romance, passion, impossible love, moral dilemma, secret love, theater, female nudity, family problems ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: russia
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The Pirates of Somalia
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, South Africa, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, ...
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, suspense, factual, exciting
Plot: journalist, pirate, journey, news report, adventure, point of view, danger, drugs, weapons, escapades, culture clash, village ...
Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, canada
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 7.2
 5K
Salyut 7
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Salyut 7, the Soviet space station, was orbiting Earth in unmanned regime. Suddenly it stops responding to signals from the Ground Control. Fall of this station, the pride of soviet science and space industry, would not only damage the image of the ...
Style: based on true events, exciting, captivating, touching, suspenseful
Plot: space station, space mission, human in outer space, outer space, danger, space exploration, catastrophe, cosmonaut, friendship, hopes
Time: year 1985
Place: ussr, russia
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 6.3
 787
Sobibor
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the true story, international historical project “Sobibor” is dedicated to the heroism of the Soviet o cer Alexander Pechersky. During the great Patriotic war, being in a Nazi concentration camp Sobibor he managed to do the impossible ...
Style: based on true events, rough, factual, suspenseful
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, escape, nazi germany, holocaust survivor, concentration camp survivor, mass murder, barefoot woman, holocaust, shoah, genocide, nazi ...
Time: 1940s
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The Dawns Here Are Quiet
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: tragic ending, based on true events, disturbing, scenic, epic ...
Plot: military, world war two, heroic mission, soldier, military life, survival, friendship, wartime life, battles, great patriotic war, soviet army, shooting ...
Time: year 1942
Place: soviet union, russia
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The Social Network
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: realistic, talky, clever, intellectual, based on true events ...
Plot: social network, geek, computer genius, rise to the top, creator, ambition, ego clash, complex characters, computers and web, obsession, loneliness, business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, harvard university, california, massachusetts, new york
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 7.5
 15K
Red Dog
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.
Style: sentimental, based on true events, uplifting, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, animal life, obsessive quest, friends, human animal relationship, on the road, family, wilderness, ambition, multiple storylines, pets, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: australia, mine
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: murder, anthology, crimes, crime investigation, police, criminal, courtroom drama, legal, celebrity, society, flashback, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, europe, beverly hills, california, los angeles
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 8.0
 417K
Dunkirk
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: dramatic, realistic, based on true events, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: war, world war two, wartime, evacuation, british army, survival, german, rescue, rescue mission, surrounded, german army, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, battleship ...
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 9.0
 249K
Fargo
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, based on true events, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, small town, crimes, sheriff, gory, female police officer, twists & turns, multiple storylines, cons and scams, shooting, escapades ...
Time: year 1979, contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
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 6.9
 70K
The Duchess
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: realistic, dramatic, emotional, based on true events, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adultery, love triangle, infidelity, duchess, loveless marriage, marriage, romance, love story, destiny, aristocracy, love affair, relationships ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: england, london, europe
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Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last great love as handed down to his son from a family ...
Style: realistic, serious, based on true events, dramatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, society, near death experience, concert, wiretap, kgb, on the road, love and romance ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 70s
Place: soviet union, russia
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 6.8
 7K
Admiral
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is a story of a great love facing the greatest drama of the history of Russia. Admiral Kolchak is a true war hero and beloved husband and father. One day he meets Anna, the love of his life and the wife of his best friend. The revolution in his ...
Style: realistic, dramatic, serious, based on true events, tragic ending ...
Plot: political unrest, love affair, russian revolution, russian history, russian civil war, politics, red army, state affairs, destiny, against the odds, admiral, warship ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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 7.1
 18K
9th Company
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior ...
Style: rough, realistic, dramatic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, death, dead soldier, killed in action, last stand, military, officers and cadets, army, battles, basic training, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, middle east, russia
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Battle for Sevastopol
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ukraine, Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women ...
Style: realistic, dramatic, rough, based on true events, suspense ...
Plot: great patriotic war, world war two, sniper, female protagonist, female soldier, battlefield, wartime, wartime life, war hero, courage, heroism, strong female lead ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ukraine, soviet union, chicago illinois, united states, russia
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The Wolf of Wall Street
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: realistic, clever, cynical, biting, dramatic ...
Plot: stock broker, money, stock market, rise and fall, corruption, motivational speaker, wall street, greed, ambition, sex, corporate crimes, drug addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, manhattan new york city, italy ...
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Victoria & Abdul
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.
Style: atmospheric, based on true events, stylized, touching, melancholic
Plot: queen victoria, queen of england, british history, hindu, intergenerational friendship, interracial friendship, servant, friendship, woman, intrigue, old age, royal court ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: india, scotland, taj mahal, buckingham palace, florence italy
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 7.1
 6K
Cargo 200
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.
Style: rough, bleak, dark, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, sexual abuse, rape, sadism, kidnapped girl, teenage rape, child abuse, murder, hostages, isolation, woman in danger, sexual perversion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan
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 6.2
 7K
Hacker
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alex, an immigrant from Ukraine comes to Canada and becomes involved with an online criminal organization called Darkweb. What starts off as a way to help his parents financially, soon becomes a personal vendetta against the entire banking system, ...
Style: thought provoking, based on true events, realistic, entertaining, captivating
Plot: hacker, identity theft, black market, cons and scams, dishonesty, crime gone awry, happy ending, vengeance, robbery, money, crimes, secrets ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.7
 69K
The Crown
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham ...
Style: serious, based on true events, realistic, suspense, clever ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: queen, british royal family, monarch, palace intrigue, royal family, woman, monarchy, british history, prime minister, power, winston churchill, politics ...
Time: 1950s
Place: buckingham palace, england
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Magnificent Century
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ...
Style: realistic, serious, based on true events, emotional, dramatic ...
Plot: sultan, intrigue, political unrest, state affairs, couple relations, battles, political intrigue, palace intrigue, love and romance, parent child relationship, political conspiracy, turk ...
Time: 16th century
Place: istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, turkey
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