Based on supposedly true story movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant based on supposedly true story movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, weird, suspense, disturbing and cult film films and TV shows about / with blood, murder, dialogue, death, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, nudity (full frontal - brief), adaptation and brutality plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
based on supposedly true story
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based on supposedly true story movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as based on supposedly true story: The Conjuring 2 (2016), Serial Mom (1994), The Fourth Kind (2009), Jackals (2017), The Godfather (1972), The Entity (1982), The Da Vinci Code (2006), The Mothman Prophecies (2002), The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968), The Toolbox Murders (1978).

List of based on supposedly true story movies

 7.3
 272K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: scary, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, frightening ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, demonic possession, paranormal investigation, single mother, child in peril, psychic, fear, demon, family in danger, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1976, 20th century, year 2003 ...
Place: england, london
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 6.8
 30K
Serial Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights against her family very personally, and it turns out she is indeed the one harassing the ...
Style: parody, witty, disturbing, talky, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, dark humor, dysfunctional family, housewife, murder, suburban life, female killer, crimes, police investigation, satire, suburbs, farce ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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The Fourth Kind (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Since the 1960s, a disproportionate number of the population in and around Nome, Alaska, have gone missing. Despite FBI investigations, the disappearances remain a mystery. Dr. Abigail Tyler, a psychologist, may be on the verge of blowing the ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, hypnosis, found footage, alien encounter, space and aliens, alien, investigation, disappearance, supernatural, fbi, uncover truth ...
Time: year 2000, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
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 5.0
 5K
Jackals (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, an estranged family hires a cult deprogrammer to take back their teenage son from a murderous cult, but find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin, demanding the boy back.
Style: suspense, slasher, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: cult, isolated house, family in danger, brother brother relationship, baby, remote location, evil cult, kidnapping, terror, father son relationship, family home, night ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
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 9.2
 1.8M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, epic, dramatic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, revenge, greed, crime family, betrayal, crimes, pride and honor, murder, gang war, corruption ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, new york, bronx new york city, sicily, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.7
 17K
The Entity (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Barbara Hershey stars as Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother until the night she is raped in her bedroom by someone - or something - that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked in her car, in the bath, and ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, supernatural, demon rape, ghost, paranormal phenomena, female nudity, sexual assault, nudity (full frontal - brief), invisibility, haunted, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, mind bending, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, adventure, twists and turns, christianity, investigation, treasure hunt, holy grail, mystery, religion, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 1st century
Place: vatican, london, paris france, europe, england ...
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The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Reporter John Klein is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by a great winged shape that sows hideous nightmares and fevered visions.
Style: scary, enigmatic, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: twists and turns, mystery, urban legend, death of wife, conspiracy, reporter, investigation, supernatural, hallucination, warning, psychic, ghost ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: west virginia, washington d.c., usa, ecuador, chicago illinois ...
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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 224 min.
Story: Lagaan tells the tale of the Indian village Champaner, beset by drought and British colonialism in the year 1893. Without a drop of rain in months, the worried villagers of Champaner decide to ask the local authorities for a temporary repeal of ...
Style: realistic, inspirational, semi serious, uplifting, stylized ...
Plot: sport, village, patriotism, sikh, love triangle, cricket the game, caste system, british raj, jealousy, self esteem, friendship, poverty ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, 1890s, victorian era
Place: europe, india, asia, england
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The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Rachel arrives in New York from her Amish community intent on becoming a dancer. Unfortunately Billy Minsky's Burlesque is hardly the place for her Dances From The Bible. But the show's comedian Raymond sees a way of wrong-footing the ...
Style: funny, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: female nudity, voyeur, stripper, burlesque, amish, swing, gangsters, love and romance, womanizer, artists and showbiz, fall in love, family life ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
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Caramuru: The Invention of Brazil (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Diogo Álvares, a Portuguese map illustrator, reaches the Brazilian coast, after his caravel sinks. He is saved by the Indian chief Itaparica and his two daughters, Paraguaçu and Moema. They call him Caramuru and together they engage in a happy ...
Style: humorous, sincere, satirical, captivating
Plot: native american, satire, love triangle, father daughter relationship, love affair, love story, family relations, love and romance, male female relationship, castaway, relationships, indigenous people
Place: portugal, brazil
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The Toolbox Murders (1978)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No one is safe when a killer, wielding the deadly contents of his toolbox, methodically stalks his prey.
Style: slasher, disturbing, bloody, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, exploitation, murder, masked killer, fashion model, isolation, home invasion, woman in danger, kidnapping, psychopath, rape and revenge, murder of a nude woman ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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 6.2
 42K
Veronica (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Madrid, 1990s. After making a Ouija with friends, a teenager is besieged by dangerous supernatural presences that threaten to harm her whole family. Inspired by terrifying police files never solved.
Style: scary, suspense, disturbing, psychotronic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: possession, ouija board, supernatural, demonic possession, blind woman, occult, crucifix, nightmare, solar eclipse, widow, nun, family ...
Time: 90s, year 1991
Place: spain, madrid, europe
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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
Style: scary, slasher, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: cannibalism, desert, rape, serial killer, stranded, dog, murder, violence, vengeance, cannibal, violent, brutality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, southern california
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The Dead Talk Back (1994)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A psychic researcher attempts to solve a murder by using a radio that enables him to speak with the dead.
Style: psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: death, police, laboratory, radio, confession, corpse, murder, musician, boarding house, escape, religious fanatic, religion ...
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The Password Is Courage (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A British officer, captured by the Germans, tries everything he can to escape. In the process, amongst many other adventures he gets awarded the Iron Cross !! Based on a true story.
Plot: world war two, prisoner of war camp, railway, prisoners of war, prison escape, resistance, military prison, pow, claustrophobia, train station, escape, british ...
Time: 1940s
Place: poland, germany
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 2.9
 104
Human Nature (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: While his lonely wife yearns for his touch, disturbed husband Harry (Donny James Lucas) shuns her advances and throws his energy into his unusual hobby: abducting beautiful women and torturing them in his garage. This terrifying gore fest directed ...
Style: slasher
Plot: serial killer, death, torture, female nudity, abduction, misogyny, murder, blood, tied to a chair, hit with a chair, hit with a baseball bat, broken ankle ...
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Miss Morison's Ghosts (1981)
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two British women claim to have been thrown into a time warp where they saw Marie Antoinette as they were strolling through the gardens at Versailles Palace in France. After they tell their story to a psychic society, they find themselves the ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: time travel, mysticism, paranormal, paranormal investigation, paranormal phenomena
Place: oxford university, versailles
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 4.7
 2K
White Slave (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman seeks vengeance and finds love when her parents are killed in the Amazon and she is taken prisoner by an indigenous tribe of headhunters.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: amazon, cannibal, jungle, nude fight, prisoner, murder, survival, enslavement, adventure, defloration, confined, exploitation ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, london, england
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Everyone's favorite chainsaw-wielding psychopath, Leatherface, is back for more prom-night gore, and this time he's joined by his bloodthirsty family. Four stranded yet carefree teens are taken in by a backwoods family, clueless of their ...
Style: slasher, scary, bloody, surreal, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chainsaw, serial killer, cannibalism, violent, torture, chase, masked killer, redneck, psychopath, monster, hitchhiker, teenager ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
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Melvin and Howard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.
Style: humorous, sexy, cerebral, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: working class, redemption, bittersweet, christmas, desert, female nudity, adaptation, catastrophe, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, dark humor, depression ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, utah, california, usa ...
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 6.4
 9K
Max (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Canada, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1918, a young, disillusioned Adolph Hitler strikes up a friendship with a Jewish art dealer while weighing a life of passion for art vs. talent at politics
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: nazi, world war two, anti semitism, friendship, art, jewish, propaganda, controversy, world war one, self discovery, rise to the top, self fulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, future, 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: germany, vienna, europe, munich germany
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The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner's ...
Style: scary, gothic, intense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, occult, evil force, paranormal phenomena, funeral home, curses spells and rituals, seance, hallucination, reverend, cancer patient, supernatural horror ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
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 5.3
 3K
Hangar 18 (1980)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During a Space Shuttle mission a satellite rams a unidentified flying object. The UFO afterwards performs an emergency landing in the deserts of Arizona. However the White House denies it's existence because of the near presidential elections. ...
Style: splatter, suspense, unusual plot structure, allegory, surreal ...
Plot: alien, ufo, nasa, alien invasion, investigation, first contact, extraterrestrial, conspiracy, chase, astronaut, god, life philosophy ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: las vegas, arizona, california, texas
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Fire in the Sky (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A group of men who were clearing bush for the government arrive back in town, claiming that their friend was abducted by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of foul play, their friends' disappearance is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: alien, ufo, alien abduction, alien contact, alien encounter, space and aliens, extraterrestrial, working class, investigation, murder, natural disaster, abduction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: arizona, usa
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 6.5
 12K
Class of 1984 (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Andy is a new teacher at a inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. There is metal detectors at the front door and everything is basically run by a tough kid named Peter Stegman. Soon, Andy and Stegman become enemies and ...
Style: disturbing, psychotronic, stylized, brutal, bloody ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, punk, teacher, gang, revenge, juvenile delinquency, school, teenager, rape, bullying, sexual cruelty, vigilante ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: usa, plymouth
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 6.8
 10K
The Assignment (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jack Shaw (DONALD SUTHERLAND) has experienced the terror first-hand. He's a top CIA agent who's tracked international killer-for-hire Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez for over twenty years and barely survived Carlos' devastating ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, terrorism, chase, terrorist, revenge, frame up, race against time, politics, hitman, car chase, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: israel, virginia, middle east, vienna, east berlin ...
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The Amityville Horror (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, disturbing, gothic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, murder, haunted, indian burial ground, imaginary friend, family in danger, paranormal, supernatural horror, mystery, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1975
Place: new jersey, long island
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The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: scary, suspense, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, murder, domestic disturbance, paranormal activity, family in danger, family relations, insanity, parents and children, family problems, death ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa, new york, long island
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Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a mysterious blackout, a son goes out to investigate and captures footage of actual aliens. When the aliens follow he and his brothers back to their home all hell breaks lose.
Style: weird, christmas horror
Plot: found footage, alien abduction, ufo, alien, thanksgiving, terror, alcohol abuse, monster, lake, food, spacecraft, abduction ...
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