List of films based on actual events

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This is a list of feature films that are based on actual events.

A total of 211 films produced before the year 2000 have been identified here as based on actual events. After the year 2000, the making of films based on actual events increased in popularity. Since 2000, approximately 221 movies have been made fulfilling the same criteria.[citation needed] Not all movies have remained true to the genuine history of the event or the characters they are portraying, often adding action and drama to increase the substance and popularity of the movie.

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  • 10 Rillington Place (1971) — A depiction of the events surrounding the wrongful execution of Timothy Evans, a Welshman framed for the death of his daughter by his landlord, English serial killer John Christie, who killed women in his flat at 10 Rillington Place (parts of the film were filmed in the actual location)
  • Brian's Song (1971) — The story of Brian Piccolo, a running back for the Chicago Bears, his cross-racial friendship with teammate Gale Sayers, and his ultimately losing battle with cancer, starring James Caan as Piccolo and Billy Dee Williams as Sayers
  • The French Connection (1971) — Based on the story of drug smuggling from Marseille to New York City in the 1960s
  • Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) — Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family

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  • Malcolm X (1992) - Bio-epic of the controversial and influential Black leader. Dir. Spike Lee

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mee sindhutai sapkal (2011) marathi movie based on real story. The film was selected for world premiere at the 54th London Film Festival.

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