Top 100 Best True Story Movies

List of 100 Films Based on True Stories

Make way for Best True Story Movies. Films are the most fun method to escape the boring and melancholy life. This is because movies give wings to our fantasies and for a particular time period we can live and feel a fantasy world where there are no worries and sadness. After all everything that happens on screen is just drama and fantasy. But, the irony is that the escape zone that movies provide us for a short period of time is often based on real life events and true stories. Yes, there are hundreds or better say thousands of movies that are based on pure fantasy but there also movies that are based on actual events.

True story movies are actually different from biography movies. Biography movies mainly focus on one person and explore the events of his/her life. Usually that subject person of biography films is a famous personality. True story movies on the other hand focuses on events that affected life of one person or a group of persons. True story movies may be based on memoir written by an author or may be based on news and facts that shook the world.

Many film makers love to add impossible action sequence and comic scenes (just for the sake of fun) to movies. Many true story movies also get the similar treatment. So there are several true story movies listed here that are exaggerated as compared to the real life event to make film enjoyable. Many true story movies have sad, tragic and sometimes horrific ending. We have tried here to skip such films and include only those films which have happy and inspirational endings.

Here is the list of 100 greatest films that are based on true stories:

100. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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99. 300
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98. Psycho
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97. Almost Famous
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96. Remember the Titans
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95. The Impossible
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94. The Amityville Horror
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93. Born on the Fourth of July
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92. Eight Below
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91. 50/50
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90. Invictus
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89. The Conjuring

88. Ali
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87. Shadow of the Vampire
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86. Black Hawk Down
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85. 127 Hours
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84. The Last King of Scottland
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83. Cinderella Man
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82. Gallipoli
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81. Seabiscuit
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80. 8 Mile
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79. Glory
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78. We Bought a Zoo
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77. The Help
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76. United 93
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75. Valkyrie
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74. 21
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73. The Bank Job
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72. Marley & Me
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71. We Are Marshall
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70. The Girl Next Door (2007 Horror Film)
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69. The Untouchables
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68. The Sea Inside
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67. Zodiac
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66. Zero Dark Thirty
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65. Goodfellas
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64. JFK
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63. Casino
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62. The Longest Day
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61. A Bridge too far
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60. In Cold Blood
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59. The Strangers
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58. Mississippi Burning
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57. Escape from Alcatraz
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56. The Killing Fields
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55. Out of Africa
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54. Alpha Dog
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53. Bonnie and Clyde
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52. The Mission
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51. The Boy in Stripped Pajamas
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50. Michael Collins
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49. Patton
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48. The Painted Veil
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47. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
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46. Monster
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45. Downfall
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44. In the Name of the Father
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43. Boogie Nights
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42. Doctor Zhivago
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41. Catch Me if You Can
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40. Miracle
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39. The Sound of Music
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38. City of God
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37. The Basketball Diaries
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36. The Battle of Algiers
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35. Eight Below
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34. Dog Day Afternoon
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33. Braveheart
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32. Serpico
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31. Full Metal Jacket
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30. The Social Network
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29. The Blind Side
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28. All the President’s Men
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27. Pappilon
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26. The Insider
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25. October Sky

24. Judgment at Nuremberg
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23. The French Connection
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22. The King’s Speech
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21. Heat
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20. Argo
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19. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
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18. Into the Wild
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17. Finding Neverland
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16. Amadeus
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15. The Pursuit of Happyness\
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14. My Left Foot
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13. The Diving bell and the Butterfly
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12. The Elephant Man
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11. Raging Bull
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10. The Exorcist
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9. A Beautiful Mind
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8. Titanic
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7. Lawrence of Arabia
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6. The Great Escape
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5. The Pianist
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4. Saving Private Ryan
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3. Hotel Rwanda
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2. Apollo 13
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1. Schindler’s List
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So which true story movie you liked the most? Most of the films listed here are produced in hollywood. You might have seen movies of other languages that are based on true stories. We would love to hear if you liked any true story film made in foreign language.

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