Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


* * * * * 1 votes

Greatest Movies...


  • Please log in to reply
38 replies to this topic

#1    Pulsar_J

Pulsar_J

    Alien Embryo

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 96 posts
  • Joined:19 May 2012
  • Gender:Female

Posted 09 September 2012 - 12:42 AM

Wasn't sure where to post this Q.

I'm not even sure I'm allowed to ask it but anyway!

What is the best movie you have seen that is apparently based on a true story? It can be on any subject. An example: Rainman (great movie).

:)

Savvy?

#2    The Mule

The Mule

    Beast of Burden

  • Member
  • 4,004 posts
  • Joined:16 Apr 2007
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Buffalo-Niagara Falls

  • Is there concrete all around, or is it in my head?

Posted 09 September 2012 - 12:47 AM

Eight Men Out - Chicago White Sox (Black Sox) Scandal

Rudy

Brians Song (the original, not the remake)

To Sir, With Love (again, the original not the remake)

Telstar - Joe Meek story

Edited by The Mule, 09 September 2012 - 12:49 AM.

Posted Image

...never let a little thing like a fact get in the way of a good theory!

...arguably the worlds smartest mule!


#3    susieice

susieice

    December's Child

  • Member
  • 11,213 posts
  • Joined:10 Jun 2009
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Pennsylvania

  • "Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice."
    .....Robert Frost

Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:41 AM

Seabiscuit. Love that movie.

"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to sharpen."  Eden Phillpotts

Opponere draconem est prehendere vitam

"I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here." Arthur C. Clarke

#4    Anonymous User

Anonymous User

    Extraterrestrial Entity

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 408 posts
  • Joined:06 Aug 2012
  • Gender:Not Selected

Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:06 AM

Zodiac.




#5    devilmaycare

devilmaycare

    Extraterrestrial Entity

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 410 posts
  • Joined:21 Jul 2008
  • Gender:Not Selected

Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:16 AM

The Fairy Faith

Edited by devilmaycare, 09 September 2012 - 06:18 AM.

If you have nothing you would die for, then you also have nothing to live for.

"It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that." G. H. Hardy

#6    Arbenol

Arbenol

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,049 posts
  • Joined:09 Aug 2011
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Zealand

Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:39 AM

"Hellboy" or "Mary Poppins"


#7    Simbi Laveau

Simbi Laveau

    Overlord A. Snuffleupagus

  • Member
  • 8,266 posts
  • Joined:26 Feb 2012
  • Location:Rim of hell

  • ~So what's all this then ?!

Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:32 AM

Memories of Murder .

Haunting movie .



Miss me?

#8    Jessica Christ

Jessica Christ

    jeanne d'arc, je te suivrai

  • Member
  • 3,636 posts
  • Joined:27 May 2011
  • Gender:Not Selected
  • Location:This new war has taken a toll on families, my part is coming to a close on this front, leaving soon on a mayday.

  • It seems so important now but you will get over.
    -AF

Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:03 AM

Amityville Horror, both of them


#9    GreenmansGod

GreenmansGod

    Bio-Electric sentient being.

  • Member
  • 10,541 posts
  • Joined:23 Jun 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Hurricane State

  • May the laughter ye give today return to thee 3 fold.

Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:29 PM

Saving Private Ryan, that was a true wasn't it.

"The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible." Salman Rushdie

#10    None of the above

None of the above

    Psychic Spy

  • Closed
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,418 posts
  • Joined:20 Feb 2011
  • Gender:Not Selected

Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:39 PM

View PostArbenol68, on 09 September 2012 - 07:39 AM, said:

"Hellboy" or "Mary Poppins"

Curses! I was going to go with Aliens!


#11    None of the above

None of the above

    Psychic Spy

  • Closed
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,418 posts
  • Joined:20 Feb 2011
  • Gender:Not Selected

Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:42 PM

Zulu
In the non-fiction genre I tend to like the big historical war films.
As long as they are not too Hollywoodifyed ;)


#12    The Man Who Fell To Earth

The Man Who Fell To Earth

    Alien Embryo

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 11 posts
  • Joined:02 Apr 2007

Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:14 AM

Goodfellas.

So where were the spiders while the fly tried to break our balls? Just the beer-light to guide us, so we b****ed about his fans and should we crush his sweet hands?

#13    SCFan

SCFan

    ISA 62:2; 65:15; HOS 1:10; 2:23; MATT 21:43; ACTS 11:26

  • Member
  • 2,621 posts
  • Joined:26 Jan 2012
  • Gender:Male

Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:06 AM

hmmm...

Aguirre: The Wrath Of God
Black Hawk Down
Das Boot
The Elephant Man
Gettysburg
Goodfellas
Into The Wild
The Insider
The Killing Fields
The Last Emperor
Lawrence Of Arabia
The Long Riders
A Man For All Seasons
Napoleon (1927 Silent)
Raging Bull
Somebody Up There Loves Me

...there are many more I just cant think of them atm...

Edited by Ambush Bug, 11 September 2012 - 06:10 AM.

"I charge thee in the sight of God, who giveth life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed the good confession; that thou keep the commandment, without spot, without reproach, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: which in its own times he shall show, WHO IS THE BLESSED AND ONLY POTENTE, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS; who only hath immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power eternal. Amen" (I Tim 6:13-16).

#14    Child of Bast

Child of Bast

    Queen of the UM Asylum

  • Member
  • 5,538 posts
  • Joined:17 Jan 2008
  • Gender:Female

  • The Mad Hatter: "Have I gone mad?"
    Alice: "I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers.But I'll tell you a secret: all the best people are."

Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:23 PM

View Postsusieice, on 09 September 2012 - 01:41 AM, said:

Seabiscuit. Love that movie.

Secretariat.

No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness. ~ Aristotle

#15    Taun

Taun

    A dashing moose about town...

  • Member
  • 6,545 posts
  • Joined:19 May 2010
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tornado Alley (Oklahoma)

Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:04 PM

A few off the top of my head...

Historical (non-war) Movies:
A Man For All Seasons (worthy of a second mention)
Inherit The Wind
The Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire
October Skys
Erin Brockovitch
The Agony and The Ecstasy
Secretariat (good pick Lady K)
Seabiscuit (also good pick susieice)
Tucker
The Right Stuff
Money Ball
Cinderella Man


War Movies:
Waterloo
Gettysburg
The 300 Spartans
Pork Chop Hill
Warhorse
55 Days in Peking
Sink The Bismark
The Light Horsemen
Midway
One Man's Hero
Kingdom Of Heaven (Greatly fictionalized - but based on real people and events)
Braveheart (also greatly fictionalized)
Henry V (1989 version)
Red Tails
The Longest Day
Spartacus
El Cid
Lawrence of Arabia
Patton
War And Peace (1968 Russian production - with subtitles thankfully)
Battleship Potemkin (also Russian - but a silent movie)
A Bridge Too Far
Glory
Saving Private Ryan (fictional mission - historical battle)
Black Hawk Down
We Were Soldiers

Edited by Taun, 11 September 2012 - 03:05 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users