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#1    Pulsar_J


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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).



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Posted 09 September 2012 - 12:47 AM

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


Brians Song (the original, not the remake)

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

Telstar - Joe Meek story

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:41 AM

Seabiscuit. Love that movie.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:06 AM


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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:16 AM

The Fairy Faith

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

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:39 AM

"Hellboy" or "Mary Poppins"

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:32 AM

Memories of Murder .

Haunting movie .

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:03 AM

Amityville Horror, both of them

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:29 PM

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

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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!

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:42 PM

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

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:14 AM


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:06 AM


Aguirre: The Wrath Of God
Black Hawk Down
Das Boot
The Elephant Man
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.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:23 PM

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

Seabiscuit. Love that movie.


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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)
The Right Stuff
Money Ball
Cinderella Man

War Movies:
The 300 Spartans
Pork Chop Hill
55 Days in Peking
Sink The Bismark
The Light Horsemen
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
El Cid
Lawrence of Arabia
War And Peace (1968 Russian production - with subtitles thankfully)
Battleship Potemkin (also Russian - but a silent movie)
A Bridge Too Far
Saving Private Ryan (fictional mission - historical battle)
Black Hawk Down
We Were Soldiers

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

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