Tag: based on true story

Frank and Cindy (2015) 6.1

Frank and Cindy (2015)

Storyline:G.J. Echternkamp tells the story of his relationship with his parents, his mother Cindy (Russo) and his step-father, Frank (Platt). Frank used to be a member of OXO, a band from the '80s whose one hit wonder...

The Courier (2020) 7.3

The Courier (2020)

Storyline:In the shadow of the Cold War a letter from Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) an agency of the Soviet Union received by M16 stating the concern of Penkovsky about world safety and his anxiety about a nuclear wa...

Red Dog (2017) 6.3

Red Dog (2017)

Storyline:An action packed and heartwarming story of the friendship formed between a tank-destroyer dog of the Red Army during WWII and a group of soldiers.User Reviews: Very poor, under-developed script with too much...

Under the Stadium Lights

Storyline:Brother's Keeper is a true story about the '09 Abilene High School Football team.User Reviews:

Escape (TV Movie 1980) 7.4

Escape (TV Movie 1980)

Storyline:The true story of Dwight Worker, an American who was caught smuggling drugs in Mexico, and sentenced to fortress-like Lecumberri prison where he endured brutal conditions. With the help of his wife, Barbara,...

Against the Law (TV Movie 2017) 6.9

Against the Law (TV Movie 2017)

Storyline:In 1952 journalist Peter Wildeblood, at a time when same-sex was a crime, picks up RAF corporal Eddie McNally, thus beginning a love affair, often conducted through letters. Peter introduces him to Edward, L...

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) 5.9

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

Storyline:Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair...

One Hundred Steps (2000) 7.6

One Hundred Steps (2000)

Storyline:"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti, an important Mafia boss, in the small Sicilian town of Cinisi. The movie is the story of ...

The Lady (2011) 7.1

The Lady (2011)

Storyline:THE LADY is an epic love story about how an extraordinary couple and family sacrifice their happiness at great human cost for a higher cause. This is the story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Ar...

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...