Top 50 True Story Movies

Top 50 True Story Movies 80's - 2010s

I'm a knowledge seeker and movie enthusiast. Everyday I find myself wanting to know more, it's one of my favorite pastimes. Knowing a truth is a pastime that goes hand in hand with watching movies for me. I tried to put them in order but it phased out. Here are 50 of the best based on true story movies from 1985 until 2010. I will be updating the Hub soon to Top 100 True Movies.


In no particular order:


1. Saving Private Ryan (1998) - WW2 Movie

2. Black Hawk Down - (2001) based in Somalia

3. Pearl Harbor (2001) - WW2 Movie

4. Notorious (2009) - The Christopher Wallace Story - BK

5. Selena (1997) The Selena Quintanilla-PĂ©rez Story

6. Glory (1989) Civil War movie

7. Almost Famous (2000) True Rock movie

8. La Bamba (1987) The Ritchie Valens Story

9. Goodfellas (1990) Mafia movie

10. Gotti (1996) TV Based - The John Gotti Story

11. Rudy (1993) Sports movie

12. Alive (1993)

13. Europa, Europa (1990) WW2 movie

14. Schindler's List (1993) WW2 movie

15. Cool Runnings (1993)

16. Braveheart (1995) based on a 13th century Scottish warrior

17. Casino (1995) Mafia movie

18. Dangerous Minds (1995)

19. Nixon (1995)

20. Seven Years In Tibet (1997)

21. The Ghost And The Darkness (1996)

22. Amistad (1997) A movie about slavery

23. Boogie Nights (1997)

24. Donnie Brasco (1997) The Joseph D Pistone Story

25. Private Parts (1997) Howard Stern Biography movie

26. Ali (2001) The Muhamed Ali Story

27. Behind Enemy Lines (2001) based in Bosnia

30. Erin Brocovich (2002)

31. Frida (2002) The Frida Kahlo Story

32. 8 mile rd (2002) The Marshall Mathers Story

33. Catch Me If You Can (2002) The Frank Abagnale Jr Story

34. Paid in Full (2002) A Harlem Drug Story

35. Dahmer (2002) The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

36. We were soldiers (2002) Vietnam Movie

37. Monster (2003) Based on female serial killer Aileen Wuornos

38. 44 minutes (2003) Made for TV: about a Los Angeles bank robbery.

39. Troy (2004) Based on Homer's lliad

40. Ray (2005) The Ray Charles Story

41. Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) Horror Story

42. Munich (2005) Black September

43. Syriana (2005)

44. American Gangster (2007) The Frank Lucas Story

45. El Cantante (2006) - The Hector Lavoe Story

46. 21 (2008) based on 6 trained card players

47. Valkyrie - (2008) Based on WW2

48. Titanic (1997)

49. Amelia (2009) - The Amelia Earhart Story

50. Haunting in Connecticut - (2009) Horror Story

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