Most Popular “based-on-true-story”, Top grossing Feature Films
A Star Is Born Gross: 353.4 million USD 2018 ‧ Film adaptation/Drama
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down. Director: Bradley Cooper
First Man (2018) Gross: 98.8 million | Biography, Drama, History
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
BlacKkKlansman (2018) Gross: $47.83M R | 135 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan with the help of a white surrogate, who eventually becomes head of the local branch.
White Boy Rick (2018) Gross: $21.73M R | 111 min | Crime, Drama
The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Operation Finale (2018) Gross: $17.45M| Biography, Drama, History
A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.
12 Strong (2018) Gross: $45.50M R | 130 min | Action, Drama, History
Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. Director: Nicolai Fuglsig | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña,Navid Negahban
The Greatest Showman (2017) | Gross: $174.34M | Biography, Drama, Musical
Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Molly’s Game (2017) Gross: $28.78M R | Biography, Crime, DramaThe true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.
Dunkirk (2017) Gross: $188.37M | Action, Drama, History
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
All the Money in the World (2017) Gross: $25.11M| Biography, Crime, Drama
Darkest Hour (2017) Gross: $56.44M Biography, Drama, History
In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.
The Disaster Artist (2017) Gross: $21.12M
R | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The Post (2017) Gross: $81.90M
PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Drama, History
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.
I, Tonya (2017) Gross: $30.01M
R | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney,Julianne Nicholson
Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Gross: $67.21M R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer
War Dogs (2016) Gross: $43.02M R | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Loosely based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a three hundred million dollar contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan.
13 Hours (2016) Gross: $52.85M R | 144 min | Action, Drama, History
The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. Director: Gary Gray Writers:Jonathan Herman (screenplay), Andrea Berloff (screenplay) | 3 more credits Stars: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music. Director:Jim Sheridan Writer: Terence Winter
The Wolf of Wall Street Gross: $392.90M R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
American Sniper (2014) Gross: $350.13M R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.
The Revenant (2015) Gross: $183.64M R | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
The Big Short (2015) Gross: $70.26M R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In 2006-7 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.
Unbroken (I) (2014) Gross: $115.64M PG-13 | 137 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he’s caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
12 Years a Slave (2013) Gross: $56.67M R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
American Hustle (2013) Gross: $150.12M R | 138 min | Crime, Dram A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. Agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the Mafia.
The Social Network (2010) 224.9 million USD
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
The Blind Side (2009) Gross: $255.96M
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Blow 2001 ‧ Gross 83.3 million USD Drama/Crime
In the turbulence of the 1970s, the international drug trade underwent a fast, violent and lucrative revolution – and one ordinary American was at its center. But in just a few short years, George Jung (Johnny Depp), a high-school football star single handedly became the world’s premiere importer Release date: March 29, 2001 (USA) Director: Ted Demme Adapted from: Blow Screenplay: Nick Cassavetes, David McKenna
Pearl Harbor (2001) Gross: $198.54M
PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History
A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.
A Beautiful Mind (2001) Gross: $170.74M PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Saving Private Ryan (1998) Gross: $216.54M R | 169 min | Drama, War Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Braveheart (1995) Gross: $75.60M R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Apollo 13 (I) (1995) Gross: $173.84M PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Schindler’s List (1993) R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.
Goodfellas (1990) Gross: $46.84M R | 146 min | Crime, Drama The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate. Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco
Scarface 1983 ‧ Crime/Thriller ‧ 3h 25m Box office: 65.9 million After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana (Al Pacino) stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine. Release date: December 9, 1983 (USA) Director: Brian De Palma