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The Best Movies That Based On True Stories

Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past.
Karl Marx

In this  list, which does not shift to alternative history scenarios when describing historicality, you will find many historically important and/or inspirational figures and also events such as victories, wars, and genocides.

You will see excellent performances that brings oscar award in the category of actors in a leading role to the performer such as Ray, Capote, Lincoln  movies. Also you will see Mark Zuckerberg  and the process of the establishment of the social media giant Facebook  in the David Fincher's Social Network. Queens' Freddie Mercury in the Bohemian Rhapsody and etc. 

In addition to these semi-biographical works, there are also movies that shed light on and remembers the  historical events and traumas such as holocaust era movie Schindler List,  and chronologically recent Rwandan genocide in the movie Hotel Rwanda which is about one million murder happened in three months.


Schindler's List  poster

8.9/10

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Schindler's List (1993)

Oskar Schindler is a vainglorious and greedy German businessman who becomes an unlikely humanitarian amid the barba..

biography

black and white

drama

epic

historical

history

The Pianist  poster

8.5/10

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The Pianist (2002)

In this adaptation of the autobiography "The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw,..

biography

drama

golden palm

historical

history

life & death

Casino poster

8.2/10

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Casino (1995)

This Martin Scorsese film depicts the Janus-like quality of Las Vegas--it has a glittering, glamorous face, as well..

corruption

crime

drama

gangster

mafia

organized crime

A Beautiful Mind poster

8.2/10

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A Beautiful Mind (2001)

From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical ..

biography

drama

love story

philosophy

psychology

Bohemian Rhapsody poster

8.1/10

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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music wor..

biography

drama

lgbt

musical

Hotel Rwanda poster

8.1/10

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Hotel Rwanda (2004)

During the 1990s, some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in the country of Rwanda--and i..

civil war

corruption

drama

historical

history

political

Hachiko: A Dog's Story  poster

8.1/10

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Hachiko: A Dog's Story (2009)

In Bedridge, Professor Parker Wilson finds an abandoned dog at the train station and takes it home with the intenti..

animals

family

life & death

tragedy

12 Years a Slave  poster

8.1/10

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12 Years a Slave (2013)

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, ..

civil war

drama

historical

history

social commentary

tragedy

Catch Me If You Can  poster

8.1/10

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When ..

biography

comedy

corruption

crime

drama

The Pursuit of Happyness poster

8/10

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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Based on a true story about a man named Christopher Gardner. Gardner has invested heavily in a device known as a "B..

biography

depression

drama

Dallas Buyers Club  poster

8/10

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Dallas 1985. Electrician and sometimes rodeo bull rider Ron Woodroof lives hard, which includes heavy smoking, drin..

biography

corruption

drama

lgbt

life & death

social commentary

The Imitation Game  poster

8/10

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The Imitation Game (2014)

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against ..

biography

computers

drama

historical

history

lgbt

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