Most Popular "Based On Real Person" Titles
- Movies or TV
- IMDb Rating
- In Theaters
- Release Year
1. Vice (I) (2018)
16 | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.
Votes: 14,585 | Gross: $36.23M
2. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
12 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 183,203 | Gross: $198.78M
3. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
12 | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
Votes: 83,111 | Gross: $48.27M
4. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
Comedy, Drama | Post-production
A faded TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969 Los Angeles.
5. First Man (2018)
6 | 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.
Votes: 78,290 | Gross: $44.94M
6. Molly's Game (2017)
12 | 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.
Votes: 94,468 | Gross: $28.78M
7. Colette (I) (2018)
12 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.
Votes: 6,832 | Gross: $5.14M
8. I, Tonya (2017)
16 | 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.
Votes: 127,600 | Gross: $30.01M
9. La noche de 12 años (2018)
122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
1973. Uruguay is governed by a military dictatorship. One autumn night, three Tupamaro prisoners are taken from their jail cells in a secret military operation. The order is precise: "As we... See full summary »
10. Darkest Hour (2017)
9 | 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.
Votes: 126,434 | Gross: $56.44M
11. Medici: Masters of Florence (2016– )
60 min | Biography, Drama, History
A political family drama set in Florence in the early fifteenth century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.
12. All the Money in the World (2017)
16 | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Votes: 55,714 | Gross: $25.11M
13. Lion (2016)
12 | 118 min | Biography, Drama
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Votes: 172,549 | Gross: $51.69M
14. American Made (2017)
12 | 115 min | Action, Biography, Comedy
The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.
Votes: 123,005 | Gross: $51.34M
15. The Founder (2016)
AL | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.
Votes: 91,282 | Gross: $12.79M
16. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
12 | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
Votes: 10,368 | Gross: $1.44M
18. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
12 | 117 min | Biography, Drama
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.
Votes: 393,719 | Gross: $27.30M
19. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
AL | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 136,665 | Gross: $83.30M
20. Mary Shelley (2017)
9 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
Life and facts of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, who at 16 met 21 year old poet Percy Shelley, resulting in the writing of Frankenstein.
Votes: 6,450 | Gross: $0.10M
21. Snowden (2016)
9 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.
Votes: 113,993 | Gross: $21.59M
24. The Bold Type (2017– )
45 min | Drama
"The Bold Type" is inspired by the life of "Cosmopolitan" editor in chief, Joanna Coles. The show is a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for a global women's ... See full summary »
26. Jungle (I) (2017)
R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
A group of friends join a guide for a trek into the Bolivian jungle, searching for an Indian village. The men soon realize that the jungle is a difficult place to be.
27. Stronger (I) (2017)
12 | 119 min | Biography, Drama
Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Votes: 30,848 | Gross: $4.21M
28. Loving Vincent (2017)
9 | 94 min | Animation, Biography, Crime
In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.
Votes: 36,229 | Gross: $6.74M
30. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
12 | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Votes: 99,090 | Gross: $66.66M
31. Lovelace (2013)
12 | 93 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Votes: 35,370 | Gross: $0.36M
32. I Can Only Imagine (2018)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.
Votes: 9,999 | Gross: $83.48M
34. Big Eyes (I) (2014)
12 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Votes: 75,182 | Gross: $14.48M
36. Steve Jobs (2015)
AL | 122 min | Biography, Drama
Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.
Votes: 135,435 | Gross: $17.77M
37. Frida (2002)
MG6 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.
Votes: 73,087 | Gross: $25.89M
38. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
16 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.
Votes: 29,360 | Gross: $17.45M
39. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
AL | 111 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
Votes: 43,564 | Gross: $27.37M
40. Wolf Hall (2015)
16 | 360 min | Biography, Drama, History
After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.
41. El Potro, lo mejor del amor (2018)
122 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A young man with charisma and magnetism enters the atmosphere of tropical music as a romantic singer and undertakes a vertiginous ascent to fame.
42. Gia (1998 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death.
43. Genius (2016)
12 | 104 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 14,956 | Gross: $1.36M
45. L'Empereur de Paris (2018)
110 min | Adventure, History
Under the reign of Napoleon, François Vidocq, the only man who escaped from the greatest penal colony of the country, is a legend of the low-Parisian fund. Left for dead after his last ... See full summary »
47. Hurricane (II) (2018)
107 min | Action, Drama, War
Mission of Honor is the story of Hurricane Squadron 303, a group of brave pilots who fought in the skies over England in WW2, not just to keep Great Britain free from the Nazis, but also to... See full summary »
48. Behind the Candelabra (2013)
12 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
49. 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (2017)
12 | 98 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons as he fights for survival...."
50. Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey (2018 TV Movie)
87 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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 ... See full summary »