What are the best true story movies of all time?

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    #1Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures is a dramatic historical biography motion picture that stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe. It was written and directed by Theodore Melfi and premiered on December 25, 2016, in the United States.


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    Manuel Quintana
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "I read the book Hidden Figures before I watched the movie, I did not expect it will get adapted into a film so when I found out it will have one I had high expectations. I must admit though that I enjoyed the movie although we all know books are better when they are adapted into films."
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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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    Beverly Gonzalez
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "I'm such a big fan of Leonardo DiCaprio. I watched this film without knowing this was based on a real-life book. I must say DiCarpio did not disappoint again on his performance on this film, as well as Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie. Although some have criticised the movie for gloirifying the criminal life I was able to appreciate how they wanted to show it. This is really one of my all timre favoruite Dicarpio's movie aside from Titanic. "
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    #3The Pianist

    The Pianist

    The Pianist is a dramatic biography music movie that stars  Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, and Frank Finlay. It was directed by Roman Polanski and written for the screen by Ronald Harwood. The film was based on Wladyslaw Szpilman's book.


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    Elizabeth Cordero
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "Indeed an amazing adaptation of how a man survives in Warsaw during the Holocaust. This has moved me and opened my eyes how the people during World War II worked their way to survive that time. "
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    #4Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    Into the Wild is a biographical survival film directed by Sean Penn about top student and athlete Christopher McCandless who abandons his possessions and career in order to go to Alaska and live in the wilderness. 


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    Debra Watson
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "One of my favorite films. Truly inspiring and very touching. I actually saw the film first before I read the book. This has made me amaze how Christopher McCandless learned to survive after putting himself into many deadly situations. "
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    Argo is a film directed by and starring Ben Affleck. Released in 2012, Argo was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and also features Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman in key supporting roles.


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    Sean Ye
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "Watching this 2 1/2 hour film is worth your time. Well crafted, full of tension and powerful! "
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    #6Schindler'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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    Jean Evans
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "Watched this film as part of my history class. I didn't expect I would get immersed in watching this throughout. "
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    Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime movie directed by Martin Scorsese based on the non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi. It is about the mob in 1955 and stars Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta. 


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    William Harris
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "This film has changed my perspective on gangster movies. Well, The Godfather was really a good gangster movie, but then the Goodfellas showed the life of an organized crime, which was new to me. Bravo to the direction and the outstanding performance of the actors. "
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    #8Hotel Rwanda

    Hotel Rwanda
    The true story of a man who stood up the atrocities in Rwanda and offered his hotel as shelter for thousands of refugees. Over 1 million people were brutally murdered in three months, but this man saved lives one at a time.

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    Elizabeth Peña
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "Loved the movie! This showed the harsh realities of the Rwandan Genocide which helped me realised what really happened during that time than what the media is telling the public. I hope everyone should take their time to watch this to see how people suffer when politicians became greedy of their power. "


Best What are the best true story movies of all time
1Hidden FiguresMovies 18 Paid
2The Wolf of Wall StreetMovies 14 Paid
3The PianistMovies 14 Paid
4Into the WildMovies 8 Paid
5ArgoMovies 7 Paid
6Schindler's ListMovies 5 Paid
7GoodfellasMovies 2 Paid
8Hotel RwandaMovies 1 Paid

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