List of films based on actual events

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This is a list of feature films that are based on actual events. 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. True story movies[1] gained popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s with the production of movies based on actual events that first aired on CBS, ABC, and NBC. The Movies Based on True Stories Database by Traciy Curry-Reyes was the first to compile a list of movies based on true stories and was the first site to coin the term "movies based on true stories" in the 1990s. This list should only include movies supported by a Wikipedia article.

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  • 10 Rillington Place (1971) – 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; exterior shots were filmed in Number 10; interiors were shot in Number 7
  • 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
  • Dirty Harry (1971) – inspired by the Zodiac killings of the 1960s and early 70s; the detective on the case, Dave Toschi, was the inspiration for Harry Callahan and Frank Bullitt in Bullitt (1968)
  • The French Connection (1971) – based on the story of drug smuggling from Marseilles 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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  • Adrift (2018) - based on the true story of a couple who get stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and must navigate to Hawaii with no communication or navigation tools
  • Raazi (2018) - Raazi is a 2018 period-thriller film directed by Meghna Gulzar, starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in lead roles. The story revolves around an Indian spy married to a Pakistani man during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
  • Soorma (2018) - Soorma is a 2018 Indian biographical sports drama film based on the life of and return of hockey player Sandeep Singh.
  • Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018) -The movie is based on India's second secret nuclear test series in Pokhran, Rajasthan in 1998.
  • First Man (2018)- Film directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, exploring the events leading up to the mission that made Armstrong the first man to walk on the moon.
  • The 15:17 to Paris (2018) - A Clint Eastwood film on how Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler became friends since elementary school before Spencer and Alek join the Military and the three friends travel on their 2015 European Summer Tour before engaging a potential ISIS gunman on a train bound from Amsterdam to Paris and become heroes to the public when rising to public prominence.
  • Gold (2018) - Indian historical sports-drama film based upon the national hockey team's title at the 1948 Summer Olympics.
  • 22 July (2018) - A Netflix film about Norway's worst terrorist attack in which over seventy people were killed.[8] Directed by Paul Greengrass.
  • Mahanati (2018) - The life story of South Indian actress Savitri, who took the film industry by storm in the late '50s and '60s.
  • Sanju (2018) - Coming from a family of cinematic legends, East Indian actor Sanjay Dutt reaches dizzying heights of success - but also battles numerous addiction and other personal demons.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) - Biopic about the British rock band Queen. It follows singer Freddie Mercury's life leading to Queen's Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium in 1985.

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  1. ^ "truestorymovies.co". www.truestorymovies.co. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  2. ^ The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill, published by Faber & Faber 1950
  3. ^ name="allmovie">http://www.allmovie.com/movie/hiroshima-out-of-the-ashes-v22500
  4. ^ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Thousand_Heroes
  5. ^ "Dr. Patch Adams." Archived 2010-01-23 at the Wayback Machine. The Gesundheit! Institute Archived 2010-01-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "26/11 accused Fahim Ansari's lawyer Shahid Azmi shot dead". The Times of India. 11 February 2010.
  7. ^ Ajit Sahi (27 February 2010). "A Grain In My Empty Bowl: A crusader for justice is silenced. Actually not ." Tehelka, Vol 7, Issue 08. Archived from the original on 2 April 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  8. ^ 22 July, retrieved 2018-11-03

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