Most Popular “based-on-true-story”, Top grossing Feature Films chronologically
First Man (2018) PG-13 | 141 min | 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. Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler
BlacK Klansman (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
PG-13 | 122 min | 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 PG | 105 min | 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 | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama The 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 PG-13 | 106 min | 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
R | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Darkest Hour (2017) Gross: $56.44M
PG-13 | 125 min | 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
The Founder 2016 ‧ Drama/History ‧ 1h 55m
The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac (John Carroll Lynch) and Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman), who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchi… MORE
Box office: 24.1 million USD
Budget: 25 million USD
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
Steve Jobs 2015 ‧ Drama ‧ 2h 2m
With public anticipation running high, Apple Inc. co-founders Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) and Steve “Woz” Wozniak get ready to unveil the first Macintosh in 1984. Jobs must also deal with personal issues related to ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan and their young daughter Lisa. Eventually fired, J… MORE
Box office: 34.4 million USD
Straight Outta Compton 2015 201.6 million USD R | 2h 27min | Biography , Drama , History | 14 August 2015 (USA) 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 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.
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.
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.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) 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.
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 ‧ Drama/Crime ‧ 2h 4m box office 83.3 million USD
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.
Pirates of Silicon Valley 1999 ‧ Film adaptation/Drama ‧ 1h 37m
Director: Martyn Burke
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 Budget: 25 million USD Featured song: Tony’s Theme