Movies based on and/or inspired by a true story.more
Movies based on and/or inspired by a true story.
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Based on the true story of one of the most notorious crimes in FBI history, this gritty crime-thriller stars Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) as Susan Smith, a young woman desperate to escape a seedy life of crime and drugs in a Kentucky coal mining town. When a newly minted FBI agent named Mark Putnam (Jack Huston, “Fargo”) recruits Susan as his informant for a high-profile case, she believes her bad luck may finally be changing. But as Susan and Putnam’s relationship deepens, so does the danger, setting them both on a collision course with deadly consequences.
Emilia Clarke, Sophie Lowe, Phillip Noyce, Austin Hebert, Johnny Knoxville, Thora Birch, Omar Benson Miller, Jack Huston, Karl Glusman, Kevin Dunn, Chris Mulkey, Brian Lee Franklin, Colleen Camp, Chris Gerolmo, Luke Spencer Roberts, Amy Adelson, Angela Amato, Gary Michael Waters, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak, Brittany O'Grady
A bright and determined teen who has mild cerebral palsy strives to be a wrestler on his high school’s team and goes to humorous lengths to win over the heart of a classmate, the girl of his dreams.
THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK’s MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.
Jennifer Hudson, Marlon Wayans, Skye Dakota Turner, Mary J. Blige, Aaron L. Gilbert, Forest Whitaker, Hailey Kilgore, Liesl Tommy, Tituss Burgess, Tate Donovan, Jason Cloth, Sue Baden-Powell, Harvey Mason, Marc Maron, Scott Bernstein, Saycon Sengbloh, Audra McDonald, Tracey Scott Wilson, Stacy Sher, Heather Headley
Christopher Walken, Zach Braff and Christina Ricci star in the true story of a small-town farmer taking on one of the largest agricultural and food manufacturing corporations. Percy Schmeiser (Walken), a third-generation farmer, is sued by a corporate giant for allegedly using their patented seeds. With little resources to fight the giant legal battle, Percy joins forces with up-and-coming attorney Jackson Weaver (Braff) and environmental activist Rebecca Salcau (Ricci) to fight one of the most monumental cases all the way up to the Supreme Court. *1978 Actor in a Supporting Role, The Deer Hunter.
The true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes—or even a football—to playing for the Texas state championships. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up his privileged position to teach and coach at the orphanage. Few knew Rusty's secret: that he himself was an orphan. Recognizing that his scrawny players couldn't beat the other teams with brawn, Rusty developed innovative strategies that would come to define modern football. Over the course of their winning season, these ultimate underdogs became an inspiration to their city, state, and entire nation.
Luke Wilson, Treat Williams, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Wayne Knight, Heath Freeman, Lane Garrison, Ty Roberts, Houston Hill, Lucy Faust, Jacob Lofland, Kelly Frye, Brinton Bryan, Angelique De Luca, Carlson Young, Natasha Bassett, Scott Haze, Jake Austin Walker, Michael De Luca, Ron White, Vinessa Shaw, Tyler Silva
Set in 2004, the film will follow an FBI agent (Megan Fox) and a Florida State officer (Emile Hirsch) who team up to investigate a string of unsolved murder cases. Bruce Willis will play Fox’s FBI agent partner.
For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy and his partner, gallery director Brianna Cartwright , move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini-Green old-timer exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.
When Jean de Carrouges, a Norman knight, returns from combat in Scotland to find his wife, Marguerite, accusing Jacques LeGris, her husband’s old friend and fellow courtier, of brutally raping her, the knight takes his cause before the teenage King Charles VI.
A boy grows up without a father but is surrounded with unlikely surrogates: the patrons who haunt a pub in Manhasset, Long Island where his uncle tends bar. He eventually breaks into journalism as a copy-boy at "The New York Times" and goes on to win a Pulitzer for feature writing at the "L.A. Times."
Captured by the U.S. Government, Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim) languishes in prison for years without charge or trial. Losing all hope, Slahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley). Together they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), eventually reveals a shocking and far reaching conspiracy.
Tells the inspiring and extraordinary true story of the Teague family—journalist Matt (Casey Affleck), his vibrant wife Nicole (Dakota Johnson) and their two young daughters—and how their lives are upended by Nicole’s heartbreaking diagnosis of terminal cancer. As Matt’s responsibilities as caretaker and parent become increasingly overwhelming, the couple’s best friend Dane Faucheux (Jason Segel) offers to come and help out. As Dane puts his life on hold to stay with his friends, the impact of this life altering decision proves greater and more profound than anyone could have imagined.
Location: US - Alabama
The film tells the true story of Jan Vokes (Academy Award® nominee Toni Colette), a Welsh cleaner and bartender, who decides to breed and rear a race horse. She persuades her neighbors and friends to contribute financially to the scheme. The group’s unlikely investment plan pays off as the horse rises through the ranks and puts them in a race for the national championship.
The true story of Trevor Noah's childhood growing up in South Africa.
For two couples the future unfolds in different decades and different places, but a hidden connection will bring them together in a way no one could have predicted. Based on an inspirational true story, 2 Hearts is a romantic journey that celebrates life, love and generosity of spirit, and challenges audiences to believe miracles are possible.
Following Hurricane Odile hit in 2014, a group of Mexican residents enter the world’s biggest fishing tournament in hopes of winning the prize money to save an orphanage.
A true story of U.S. Navy fighter pilots, Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner.
A powerful and thought-provoking true story, Just Mercy follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.
Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rhoda Griffis, Gil Netter, Denitra Isler, David Michael-Smith, Drew Scheid, Gabriel Hammond, Mike Drake, Destin Daniel Cretton, O'Shea Jackson Jr, Daniel Hammond, Charles D. King, Bryan Stevenson, Andrew Lanham, Mary Kraft, Scott Budnick, Niija Kuykendall, Jeff Skoll, Asher Goldstein
Location: US - Georgia
Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed—handsome English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die.
Location: UK - Unknown