Tag: based on true story

Operation Carwash: A Worldwide Corruption Scandal Made in Brazil (2017) 6.7

Operation Carwash: A Worldwide Corruption Scandal Made in Brazil (2017)

Storyline:Based on the true story of Operation Carwash, the largest and most successful corruption investigation ever seen in the world, "No One is Above the Law" tells, through the eyes of Detective Investigator Ivan...

Breaker Morant (1980) 7.8

Breaker Morant (1980)

Storyline:During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance thems...

The Alphabet Killer (2008) 5.2

The Alphabet Killer (2008)

Storyline:In Rochester, a pre-teen girl is abducted, raped, and murdered. Detective Megan Paige investigates: she works long hours obsessively, and soon she's seeing visions of the dead girl. The FBI profiles the kill...

The Wings of Eagles (1957) 6.7

The Wings of Eagles (1957)

Storyline:U.S. Navy pilot Frank 'Spig' Wead is a fun-loving and rowdy adventurer, but also a fierce proponent of Naval aviation. His dedication to the promotion of the Navy's flying program is so intense that his marr...

We Bought a Zoo (2011) 7.1

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

Storyline:Benjamin has lost his wife. In a bid to start his life over, he purchases a large house that has a zoo. This is welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovat...

Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse (TV Movie 2020) 7

Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse (TV Movie 2020)

Storyline:Follows the story of when a six-year-old Roald Dahl meets his idol Beatrix Potter.User Reviews: Dawn French was made for roles such as this and she is well supported by a varied cast of quality British TV fa...

Owning Mahowny (2003) 7.1

Owning Mahowny (2003)

Storyline:Dan Mahowny (Philip Seymour Hoffman) was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four, he was Assistant Manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To h...

21 (2008) 6.8

21 (2008)

Storyline:Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns...

Kill the Messenger (2014) 6.9

Kill the Messenger (2014)

Storyline:Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. The film takes place in the mid-1990s, when Webb uncovered the CIA's past role in importing huge amounts of cocaine into the U.S. that was aggressively sold i...

Living Proof (TV Movie 2008) 6.9

Living Proof (TV Movie 2008)

Storyline:A doctor devotes his life's work to finding a cure for breast cancer.User Reviews: It's 1988. Dr. Dennis Slamon (Harry Connick Jr.) is researching a breast cancer gene treatment at the UCLA Medical Center. J...

Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story (TV Movie 1992) 5.6

Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story (TV Movie 1992)

Storyline:Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story (TV) Edmund Perry appears to have things all going his way when he graduates from Phillips Exeter Academy with a scholarship to Stanford U. when an unfortunate m...

Deacons for Defense (TV Movie 2003) 6.9

Deacons for Defense (TV Movie 2003)

Storyline:The words "Black Power" bring back memories of names like Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, and Eldridge Cleaver, but in Bogalusa, LA a group of harassed Afro-Americans had decided they'd had enough and took...

Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey (TV Movie 2018) 7.1

Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey (TV Movie 2018)

Storyline:On the night she plans on taking her own life, a 17-year-old girl is kidnapped and finds herself fighting to stay alive. She manages to talk her attacker into releasing her, but when she returns home, no one...

Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here (TV Movie 2011) 6.8

Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here (TV Movie 2011)

Storyline:Tell Them Lucifer Was Here recounts the tragic story of the 1998 murders of Victoria Police officers Rod Miller (Paul O'Brien) and Gary Silk (Daniel Whyte) and centres on the enormous efforts of Operation Lo...

Chok-Dee (2005) 6.2

Chok-Dee (2005)

Storyline:Featuring Master Saekson Janjira. This DVDs shows special training drills that you can use to develop balance endurance and so much more its unbelievable. After watching this, DVD,Fighting Spirit Magazine sa...

In the Name of the Father (1993) 8.1

In the Name of the Father (1993)

Storyline:Young Belfastian Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) admits that he was in London at the time of the incident. He also admits that he is not a model citizen, having committed a petty robbery while in London. He ...

Mosul (2019) 7.3

Mosul (2019)

Storyline:Between 2014 and 2017, ISIS occupied the Iraqi city of Mosul. During those years, the only group to fight the occupiers continuously was Nineveh province's SWAT unit, made up of local men who had either been...

Of Gods and Men (2010) 7.2

Of Gods and Men (2010)

Storyline:In 1996, in Algeria, eight French monks of The Monastery Notre-Dame de l'Atlas of Tibhirine have a simple life serving the poor community that was raised around the monastery. During the Algerian Civil War, ...

De Gaulle (2020) 5.9

De Gaulle (2020)

Storyline:Paris, June 1940. The de Gaulle couple is confronted with the military and political collapse of France. Charles de Gaulle joins London while Yvonne, his wife, finds herself with her three children on the ro...

Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story (TV Movie 1996) 5.5

Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story (TV Movie 1996)

Storyline:Kerry Ellison has a good job at an office and she is happy. All goes well, until Jack Gilcrest starts having an interest in her. He starts following her, writing her sexually tense notes. Kerry makes it clea...

A Son’s Promise (TV Movie 1990) 6.9

A Son’s Promise (TV Movie 1990)

Storyline:The touching true story of the fifteen years old Terry who promised his dying mother to look after his six younger brothers and keep them together as a family ... a man's job on a boy's shoulders. He had to ...

The Rocket (2018) 4.8

The Rocket (2018)

Storyline:With grand expectations from his father and the local community, a high school football star's entire future is suddenly lost, and he must find a new way to push towards greatness.User Reviews: I got 17 minu...

U311 Cherkasy (2019) 7.7

U311 Cherkasy (2019)

Storyline:Myshko and Lev are fellow villagers. Due to different reasons, they are aboard a Ukrainian Navy ship U311 "Cherkasy" stationed at the port of the Donuzlav Bay in the Crimea. While the crew of the minesweeper...

Veerappan (2016) 5.2

Veerappan (2016)

Storyline:Koose Muniswamy Veerappan commonly known only as Veerappan was a notorious Indian brigand and dacoit in India. He was active for nearly 30 years in the scrub lands and forests in the states of Karnataka, Ker...