Films Based on True Events
Movie Recommendations

These are just a few of the many films in the Library collection that are based on things that really happened.


Adaptation. R. 2002. DVD Comedy

Ali. R. 2001. DVD Drama

Almost Famous. R. 2000. DVD Drama

Amadeus. R. 1984. DVD Drama

Amelia. PG. 2009. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

Amistad. R. 1997. DVD Drama

Anne Frank. Not Rated. 2001. DVD 791.4572 ANN TV

Antwone Fisher. PG-13. 2002. DVD Drama

Apollo 13. PG. 1995. DVD Action/Adventure

The Assassination of Richard Nixon. R. 2004. DVD Drama

Awakenings. PG-13. 1990. DVD Drama

A Beautiful Mind. PG-13. 2001. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

Before Night Falls. R. 2000. DVD Drama

Beyond the Sea. PG-13. 2004. DVD Drama

Big Miracle. PG. 2012. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

Black Hawk Down. R. 2001. DVD Drama

Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius. PG. 2004. DVD Drama

Bonnie and Clyde. Not Rated. 1967. DVD Drama

Born on the 4th of July. R. 1989. DVD Drama

Boys Don’t Cry. R. 1999. DVD Drama

Bright Star. PG. 2009. DVD Drama

Brother Sun, Sister Moon. PG. 1972. DVD Drama

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. PG. 1969. DVD Western

Calendar Girls. PG-13. 2003. DVD Comedy

Capote. R. 2005. DVD Drama

Carrington. R. 1995. DVD Drama

Casualties of War. R. 1989. DVD Drama

Catch Me If You Can. PG-13. 2002. DVD Drama

Chariots of Fire. PG. 1981. DVD Drama

Charlotte Gray. PG-13. 2001. DVD Drama

Cinderella Man. PG-13. 2005. DVD Drama

Coach Carter. PG-13. 2005. DVD Drama

Coal Miner’s Daughter. PG. 1980. DVD Drama

The Conspirator. PG-13. 2010. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

A Dangerous Method. R. 2011. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

Dead Man Walking. R. 1995. DVD Drama

Defiance. R. 2008. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

De-Lovely. PG-13. 2004. DVD Musical

Dillinger. Not Rated. 1945. DVD Drama

Dolphin Tale. PG. 2011. Youth DVD and Youth Blu-ray

Downfall. R. 2004. DVD World (German)

Ed Wood. R. 1994. DVD Comedy

8 Mile. R. 2002. DVD Drama

The Elephant Man. PG. 1980. DVD Drama

Erin Brockovich. R. 2000. DVD Drama

Evita. PG. 1996. DVD Musical

The Falcon and the Snowman. R. 1984. DVD Drama

Fear and Trembling. Not Rated. 2003. DVD World (Japanese)

50/50. R. 2011. DVD Comedy and Blu-ray Comedy

The Fighter. R. 2010. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

Finding Neverland. PG. 2004. DVD Drama

Flags of our Fathers. R. 2006. DVD Drama

Frida. R. 2002. DVD Drama

Freedom Writers. PG-13. 2007. DVD Drama

Gandhi. PG. 1982. DVD Drama

Good Night, and Good Luck. PG. 2005. DVD Drama

Gorillas in the Mist. PG-13. 1988. DVD Drama

The Great Debaters. PG-13. 2007. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. G. 2009. DVD Drama and Youth DVD and Blu-ray Drama

Hammett. PG. 1982. DVD Drama

Heavenly Creatures. R. 1994. DVD Drama

Hilary and Jackie. R. 1998. DVD Drama

Hoosiers. PG. 1986. DVD Drama

Hotel Rwanda. PG-13. 2004. DVD Drama

In Cold Blood. R. 1967. DVD Drama

Infamous. R. 2006. DVD Drama

Invictus. PG-13. 2009. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

Iris. R. 2001. DVD Drama

The Iron Lady. PG-13. 2011. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

J. Edgar. R. 2011. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

Julia. PG. 1977. DVD Drama

Kinky Boots. PG-13. 2005. DVD Comedy

The King's Speech. R. 2010. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

Kinsey. R. 2004. DVD Drama

The Lady. Not rated. 2011. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

The Last Station. R. 2009. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

A League of Their Own. PG. 1992. DVD Comedy

Lean on Me. PG-13. 1989. DVD Drama

Letters From Iwo Jima. R. 2006. DVD World (Japanese)

Lust for Life. Not Rated. 1956. DVD Drama

Luther. PG-13. 2003. DVD Drama

Made in Dagenham. R. 2011. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

The Magdalene Sisters. R. 2002. DVD Drama

Malcolm X. PG-13. 1992. DVD Drama

Man on the Moon. R. 1999. DVD Drama

Marley & Me. PG. 2008. DVD Comedy and Blu-ray Comedy

Mary of Scotland. Not Rated. 1936. DVD Drama

Matewan. Not rated. 1987. DVD Drama

Memoirs of a Geisha. PG-13. 2005. DVD Drama

Michael Collins. R. 1996. DVD Drama

The Mighty Macs. G. 2009. DVD Drama

Miracle. PG. 2004. DVD Drama

The Miracle Worker. Not Rated. 1962. DVD Drama

Mississippi Burning. R. 1988. DVD Drama

Moneyball. PG-13. 2011. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

Monster. R. 2003. DVD Drama

Morlang. Not Rated. 2001. DVD Drama

Mountains of the Moon. R. 1989. DVD Action/Adventure

Mrs. Harris. Not Rated. 2005. DVD 791.4572 MRS TV

Mrs. Henderson Presents. R. 2005. DVD Comedy

Munich. R. 2005. DVD Drama

My Week With Marilyn. R. 2011. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

North Country. R. 2005. DVD Drama

Nowhere Boy. R. 2009. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

127 Hours. R. 2010. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

Oranges & Sunshine. R. 2010. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

Out of Africa. PG. 1985. DVD Drama

Patch Adams. PG-13. 1998. DVD Comedy

The Perfect Storm. PG-13. 2000. DVD Action/Adventure

Pollock. R. 2000. DVD Drama

The Pride of the Yankees. Not Rated. 1942. DVD Drama

Princess Ka’iulani. PG. 2008. DVD Drama

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. PG-13. 2005. DVD Drama

Psycho. R. 1960. DVD Horror and Blu-ray Horror

Quitting. R. 2001. DVD World (Chinese)

Rabbit Proof Fence. PG. 2002. DVD Drama

Ray. PG-13. 2004. DVD Drama

Reversal of Fortune. R. 1990. DVD Drama

The Right Stuff. PG. 1983. DVD Drama

River's Edge. R. 1986. DVD Drama

Sands of Iwo Jima. Not Rated. 1949. DVD Action/Adventure

Schindler’s List. R. 1993. DVD Drama

Seabiscuit. PG-13. 2003. DVD Drama

Secretariat. PG. 2010. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

Serpico. R. 1973. DVD Drama

Shattered Glass. PG-13. 2003. DVD Drama

Shine. PG-13. 1996. DVD Drama

Silkwood. R. 1983. DVD Drama

The Social Network. PG-13. 2010. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

Soul Surfer. PG. 2011. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

Stand and Deliver. PG. 1988. DVD Drama

Strumpet City. Not rated. 1980. DVD 791.4572 STR TV

Sugar. PG-13. 2008. DVD Drama

Sweet Dreams. PG-13. 1985. DVD Drama

Sylvia. R. 2003. DVD Drama

Take the Lead. PG-13. 2006. DVD Drama

Thirteen Days. PG-13. 2000. DVD Drama

This Boy’s Life. R. 1993. DVD Drama

The Tuskegee Airmen. PG-13. 1995. DVD Action/Adventure

Twilight. Not Rated. 2002. DVD World (Farsi)

United 93. R. 2006. DVD Drama

Unstoppable. PG-13. 2010. DVD Action/Adventure and Blu-ray Action/Adventure

Veronica Guerin. R. 2003. DVD Drama

Vincent & Theo. PG-13. 1990. DVD Drama

Walk the Line. PG-13. 2005. DVD Drama

W./E. R. 2011. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

We Bought a Zoo. PG. 2011. DVD Comedy and Blu-ray Comedy

The Whistleblower. R. 2010. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

The Wild Child. PG. 1970. DVD World (French)