What are the best movies based on real life?

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    Zodiac is an American criminal mystery film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr. It was directed by David Fincher and was written for the screen by James Vanderbilt. The film premiered on February 28, 2007.


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    Albert Hopkins
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "zodiac is a moive about the zodiac killer. Its one of the best adaptations of a real life situation that i've found in a movie so far. It really tells the story well and is super suspenseful"
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    #2The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    One of Martin Scorsese greatest characteristics is that he is always able to innovate. With ''The Wolf of Wall Street'', one of his most recent masterpieces, Scorsese proves that he can get things (and cinema) to the next level better than anyone. 


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    Aaron Jones
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This film quickly became iconic shortly after it's release. I think it's probably one of the best adaptations of how real life financial district works. I thought the actors in the film did a pretty good job and I thought the story was solid enough to keep me entertained."
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    #3Schindler's List

    Schindler's List

    Schindler's List, a work of Steven Spielberg, is about the story of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist that puts his life and his family's lives at risk by helping 1,100 Jews survive the extermination camps.


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    Victoria Wade
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "What a breathtakingly moving true story about the courage of one man. I love documentaries and stories/movies based on true life. I read about Oskar Schindler before I ever watched the movie. This is an inspiring and thought provoking story based during a ghastly time in our world history. Schindler's List is an amazing movie that you really shouldn't skip."
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    #4The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Zendaya. The film is directed by Michael Gracey and was released December 8, 2017, in the United States.


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    Albert Cook
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "One of the best movies I have ever seen. Rarely do I come away from a theater feeling this way about a movie. I love the costumes and the songs are unforgettable. This is a clean, wholesome movie that I was able to take the entire family to see. "
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    #5Dog Day Afternoon

    Dog Day Afternoon

    Dog Day Afternoon is a dramatic criminal biography motion picture that stars Al Pacino, John Cazale, and Penelope Allen. It was directed by Sidney Lumet and was written by Frank Pierson. The film premiered on September 20, 1975, in Spain.


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    Bobby Kim
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "really puts you in the vibe"
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    #6Raging Bull

    Raging Bull

    Raging Bull is directed by Martin Scorsese and released in 1980. It features Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci. the story is a biography of Jake LaMotta as he destroys his life through his career.


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    Danielle Cunningham
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "Raging Bull is one of the most gripping, brutal, and magnetic films ever made. I myself am not a fan of boxing--I find it hard to like sports that I wouldn't enjoy playing myself. However, like or dislike of boxing doesn't really matter in this movie. This movie features Robert De Niro at his best (long before slumming for sub-par Hollywood comedies and slashers) as famed boxer Jake La Motta, whose massive insecurity makes Woody Allen look arrogant. Always worried about his wife leaving him, at one point grilling his brother (Joe Pesci, in his memorable screen debut) to see if he had, uh, indulged, La Motta was like an alternate history version of Brando from On The Waterfront, only with many more "F"-words--he wanted more than anything else to be the top, and then when he got there, he promptly lost everything, no longer having any worlds left to conquer. De Niro, of course, put on a ton of weight for the movie's end, and he delivers really bad stand-up in anonymous night clubs, having alienated nearly everyone in his path by his various demons and neuroses."
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    #7Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton is a dramatic biographical motion picture O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell. It was directed by F. Gary Gray and was written by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff.


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    Sandra Olivares
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Straight Outta Compton is a biographical movie based on real-life people. It's very dramatic and exciting."
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    Gandhi is a British-Indian historical drama film directed by Richard Attenborough and released in 1983. The film covers the life of Gandhi, played by Ben Kingsley, from 1893 to his assassination and funeral in 1948.


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    Samantha Brown
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "This docudrama is a fantastic view of the life of Gandhi. Ben Kingsley's acting is spot on and really brings the movie and its message to life. Over the course of his life, Gandhi went from lawyer to peace activist to martyr and symbol, and this movie displays that so well. I highly recommend it."


Best What are the best movies based on real life
1ZodiacMovies 9 Paid
2The Wolf of Wall StreetMovies 8 Paid
3Schindler's ListMovies 7 Paid
4The Greatest ShowmanMovies 6 Paid
5Dog Day AfternoonMovies 4 Paid
6Raging BullMovies 3 Paid
7Straight Outta ComptonMovies 2 Paid
8GandhiMovies 1 Paid

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