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 based on supposedly true story, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense and cult film films and TV shows about / with brutality, murder, dialogue, mentor, blood, storytelling, catastrophe, adaptation, weird and death 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 Godfather (1972), The Nun (2018), Vampi's (2017), Dark Mountain (2013), Eaten Alive (1976), Mary and Max (2009), The Last House on the Left (1972), Jindabyne (2006), The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974), Them (2006).

List of based on supposedly true story movies

 9.2
 1.6M
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: captivating, serious, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, criminal heroes, gang war, crimes, cosa nostra, mob boss, greed, lawyer, crime boss ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
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 5.3
 118K
The Nun (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking ...
Style: scary, surprise ending, bleak, psychotronic, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural horror, demon, supernatural, nun, priest, ghost, evil nun, murder mystery, murder, spirit, nightmare, violence ...
Time: year 1952
Place: romania, rome italy, xian
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Vampi's (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Savannah realizes getting hired at Hollywood's next "it" spot Vampi's takes more than beauty, blood, sweat and tears, but once you're in, you're in for life.
Style: based on supposedly true story
Plot: occult, urban legend, myth
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 4.6
 760
Dark Mountain (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In March of 2011, three filmmakers disappeared in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona while documenting their search for the Lost Dutchman mine. Their bodies were never found... but their camera was.
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: mountain, supernatural, ghost, mine, legends and myths, danger, escapades, inventions and discoveries, curses spells and rituals, unsolved mystery, paranormal activity, supernatural power ...
Time: 20th century, year 2011
Place: arizona, los angeles
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 5.5
 7K
Eaten Alive (1976)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A psychotic redneck who owns a dilapidated hotel in the backwater swamps of Louisiana kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel.
Style: semi serious, scary, humorous, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: woman in danger, prostitute, swamp, psychotic, murder, serial killer, supernatural, slasher, deathtrap, gory, teenage life, survival ...
Time: 70s, year 1975
Place: usa, louisiana, america, texas
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 8.1
 164K
Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, friendship, letter, correspondence, unlikely friendships, depression, neighbor, asperger's syndrome, mental illness, young woman, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, new york, usa
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The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favorite band BloodLust. Along the way they meet up with newly escaped convict Krug and his gang.
Style: disturbing, cult film, suspenseful, bleak, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, youth, crime, slasher, serial killer, woman in danger, crimes, psychopath, abduction, revenge, violence spree, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut, new york
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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat.
Style: scary, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, survival, danger, psychopath, death, hitchhiker, human monster, gory, escapades, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, california, florida, usa
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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
Genre: Adventure, 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: semi serious, uplifting, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: patriotism, village, jealousy, teamwork, self esteem, friendship, love triangle, muslim, poverty, sport, ambition, underdog ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s
Place: europe, india, asia, england
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 6.3
 6K
Jindabyne (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in the river. Rather than return to the town immediately, they ...
Style: realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, fishing, police detective, countryside, serial killer, small town, investigation, crimes, couple relations, couples, law enforcement, weekend ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales
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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time, devoid of all human contact except for a man who wears a black overcoat and top hat who ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: german, human nature, youth, misfit, exploitation, tragedy, crime gone awry, mentor, dungeon, confined, mysterious character, contact ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
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 6.4
 29K
Them (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Romania
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise. They're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: forest, couples, stranger, danger, teenage life, mystery, home invasion, violence, isolation, chase, murder, invasion ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
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The Hunting Party (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emerging journalist (Jesse Eisenberg), an experienced cameraman (Terrence Howard), and a discredited reporter (Richard Gere) find their bold plan to capture Bosnia's top war criminal quickly spiraling out of control when a UN representative ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, talky, tense ...
Plot: journalism, war crime, cia, danger, vacation, reward, friendship, journalist, vengeance, adventure, track down, civil war ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina, bosnia ...
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The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
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, suspenseful, serious, gothic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, occult, funeral home, evil force, curses spells and rituals, hallucination, reverend, cancer, family in danger, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1987
Place: connecticut, usa
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 5.4
 2K
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: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, based on supposedly true story, psychotronic ...
Plot: alien, investigation, ufo, nasa, dishonesty, space and aliens, uncover truth, political conspiracy, secret place, satellite, campaign, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, future
Place: arizona, las vegas, california, texas
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The Fourth Kind (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, alien encounter, patient, space and aliens, disappearance, hypnosis, abduction, investigation, paranormal activity, uncover truth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2000, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
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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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: ufo, alien, investigation, danger, alien encounter, friendship, false accusation, abduction, police, forest, murder, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: arizona, usa
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 8.1
 614K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: dark humor, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, kidnapping, crime gone awry, snow, police investigation, greed, ransom, murder, small town, policewoman, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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 6.7
 15K
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: psychological, scary, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, invisibility, demon rape, sexual humiliation, supernatural, ghost, sexual abuse, single parent, good versus evil, woman in danger, serial rapist, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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 2.7
 5K
Death Tunnel (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: For an initiation stunt, five college women are locked in a Kentucky hospital built in 1910 where 63,000 people died from a disease known as the "white plague". Deep under the hospital is the "Death Tunnel" which once were used ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, based on supposedly true story
Plot: plague, uncover truth, survival, hospital, mind game, mysterious character, supernatural, afterlife, haunted by the past, initiation, ghost, school ...
Time: 20th century, year 1932
Place: kentucky, usa
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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: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, christianity, holy grail, adventure, uncover truth, conspiracy, riddles and clues, secrets, investigation, vatican, escapades, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: paris france, holy land, france, europe, london ...
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 6.6
 10K
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: cult film, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: gang, high school, school, punk, juvenile delinquency, vigilante, teacher, drug dealing, murder, vengeance, teenage life, music teacher ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.7
 5K
The Caiman (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Style: sincere, disturbing, realistic, serious, surreal ...
Plot: filmmaking, politics, film within a film, bribery, relationship vs career, political intrigue, showbiz, ambition, crumbling marriage, state affairs, head of state, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
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The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.
Style: dark, scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, student film
Plot: witch, in the woods, panic, mysterious place, lost in the woods, danger, legend, friends, wilderness, supernatural, paranormal activity, fear ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: maryland, usa
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The Assignment (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 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: suspenseful, exciting, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, terrorist, frame up, chase, assassination attempt, danger, politics, race against time, car chase, revenge, hitman ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, berlin germany, montreal quebec canada, libya ...
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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, rough, macabre, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, indian burial ground, haunted, danger, mystery, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1975
Place: long island, new jersey
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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, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, supernatural, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, family relations, parents and children, family problems, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
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Amityville 3-D (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: To debunk the Amityville house's infamous reputation and take advantage of a rock-bottom asking price, skeptical journalist John Baxter buys the place and settles in to write his first novel. But as soon as the ink on the deed has dried, people ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, burned alive, supernatural, island, good versus evil, deadly, strong violent content, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, imaginary ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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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: based on supposedly true story
Plot: alien abduction, found footage, conspiracy, alcohol abuse, spacecraft, disappearance, alien, abduction, ufo, racist, alcoholic, gunshot ...
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Love You to Death (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: 'Til Death Do Us Part was a legal drama television series that debuted on Court TV on March 19, 2007; not to be confused with the similarly named Fox sitcom 'Til Death. 'Til Death Do Us Part goes by the motto "To Love, Honor, ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, based on supposedly true story
Plot: wedding, murder, deadly, crime, couples, crimes, dysfunctional marriage, marriage, marriage as hell, grim reaper, murder of wife, murder of husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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