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Dramas based on real life

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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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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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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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Breaker Morant: Masterworks Edition

Three Australian soldiers find themselves court-martialed for murder in 1901, at the end of South Africa's bloody Boer War.

1980

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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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Catch Me If You Can

An FBI agent makes it his mission to put cunning con man Frank Abagnale Jr. behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

2002

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Chasing Mavericks

This thrilling biopic tells the story of legendary surfer Jay Moriarity's quest to ride the monstrous Northern California waves at Mavericks.

2012

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Christopher and His Kind

This adaptation of novelist Christopher Isherwood's memoir conjures the young explorer's 1931 arrival in Berlin and more.

2011

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