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Dramas based on real life

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12 Years a Slave

A freeborn black man is abducted from New York and sold into slavery in this historical drama based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup. In 19th century New York, a free man had nothing to fear -- unless he was black. It was a terrible road back home.

2013

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17 Miracles

Based on the stories of the Mormon pioneers, this film follows the adventures of Levi Savage, a young man who triumphs over tragedy.

2011

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21

A brilliant group of students become card-counting experts with the intent of swindling millions out of Las Vegas casinos by playing blackjack.

2008

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8 Mile

Aspiring hip-hop artist Jimmy views his home, Detroit's 8 Mile district, as a psychological line that separates him from where and who he wants to be.

2002

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9th Company

An eclectic group of Soviet soldiers ships off to fight in Afghanistan, where they must endure hellish conditions and dangerous mujahedeen forces.

2005

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Almost Famous

In the early 1970s, William Miller writes about the band Stillwater on a cross-country tour, learning about friendship and love along the way.

2000

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Army of Crime

An Armenian-born woodworker and political activist leads a division of the Parisian Resistance on dozens of operations against the Nazis in 1943.

2009

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Bathory: Countess of Blood

While her husband is off battling the Turks, 16th-century countess Erzsébet Bathory fights to protect her family and her land.

2008

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Berlin 36

At the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin, a Jewish high jumper is barred from competition by the Nazi party in spite of international protest.

2009

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The Best of Men

A pioneering doctor transforms the standards of care for paraplegics by introducing athletics into the rehabilitation plan of his patients. Society saw them as invalids waiting to die. He saw them as men with a lot of living left to do.

2012

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Big Miracle

After a reporter writes about whales trapped in the Arctic Circle, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. team up to rescue them in this tale inspired by true events.

2012

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Black Friday

This docudrama based on the same-titled book tracks the aftermath of a 1993 bombing in Bombay through the eyes of a journalist covering the story.

2004

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Black Hawk Down

When U.S. forces attempt to capture two underlings of a Somali warlord, their helicopters are shot down and the Americans suffer heavy casualties.

2001

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Black Venus

In 1810, Saartjie Baartman, an African slave of unique proportions, left her home to work in European freak shows, yet maintained her dignity.

2010

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The Bling Ring

Based on fact, this comic thriller tracks the saga of the Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch, who used the Web to time their robberies of stars' homes.

2013

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Blood and Passion

This searing biopic follows Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez, who owned the Spanish bullring in the 1940s and had a notorious affair with actress Lupe Sino.

2008

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Blue Caprice

In their lead-up to the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks, John Muhammad and Lee Malvo embark on a coast-to-coast trip, forming a deadly bond along the way.

2013

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Boys Don't Cry

Based on actual events, a transgender person looking for love and acceptance in a small town bonds with a local beauty in this Oscar-winning film.

1999

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Braveheart

Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a local English lord's soldiers, which leads to an epic revolt.

1995

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Brubaker - Season 1

When warden Henry Brubaker goes undercover in a penitentiary, he sets out to improve the system, but the more he reforms, the more enemies he makes.

1980

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