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Greatest Movies...

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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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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

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Seabiscuit. Love that movie.

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Zodiac.

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The Fairy Faith

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"Hellboy" or "Mary Poppins"

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Memories of Murder .

Haunting movie .

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Amityville Horror, both of them

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

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"Hellboy" or "Mary Poppins"

Curses! I was going to go with Aliens!

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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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Goodfellas.

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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...

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Seabiscuit. Love that movie.

Secretariat.

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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

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

Wiki tells me that it's loosely based on real events.

btw, have I told you that your avatar is my favourite one! Luv it!

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The Other Side Of The Mountain

I'd remembered it as "My Side" Of The Mountain... it's been a long time so, I looked it up, and that's an entirely different story!)

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I watched a good one recently staring Val Kilmer as John Holmes. Telling the story of the Wonderland murders. It was called : Wonderland.

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Amityville Horror, both of them

Have you seen The Entity (1982)? It is reportedly based on a true story. Pretty freaky and frightening.

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Terminator 2

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Terminator 2

? !

Terminator 2 is based on real events... :P

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Terminator 2 is based on real events... :P

Bugger me, I didn't read the subtitle... I was on my phone...

To cover my butt, I could claim it will be? :D

Nah, I quite enjoyed the Pianist.

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Bugger me, I didn't read the subtitle... I was on my phone...

To cover my butt, I could claim it will be? :D

Nah, I quite enjoyed the Pianist.

The Pianist is an excellent film. :tu:

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I would like to add another movie to my earlier list... I just finished watching it for the first time..

"The Flowers of War" - the story is about a group of young female students trapped inside a Mission Church in Nanking during the Japanese occupation (The Rape of Nanking - not Japans finest hour)..

I don't know if the events portrayed are true events but I do know that similar events occurred in Nanking during the occupation...

Very good film - partially in Chinese and partially in English (Christian Bale stars as a man masquerading as a Priest who helps the girls)...

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The Perfect Storm

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