Keyword: true story

Titanic

Titanic (1997)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 197 minutes Release date: 12/18/1997
After winning a trip on the RMS Titanic during a dockside card game, American Jack Dawson spots the society girl Rose DeWitt Bukater who is on her way to Philadelphia to marry her rich snob fiance Cal Hockley. Rose feels helplessly trapped by her situation and makes her way to the aft deck and thinks of suicide until she is rescued by Jack. Cal is therefore obliged to invite Jack to dine at their...
Into the Wild

Into the Wild (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 140 minutes Release date: 09/20/2007
Freshly graduated from college with a promising future, 22 year-old Christopher McCandless instead walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people. Was Christopher McCandless a heroic adventurer or a naïve idealist, a rebellious 1990s Thoreau or another lost...
Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 179 minutes Release date: 12/24/2013
This is the true story of the outlandish rise and non-stop pleasure-hunting descent of Jordan Belfort, the New York stockbroker who, along with his merry band of brokers, makes a gargantuan fortune by defrauding investors out of millions. Belfort transforms from a righteous young Wall Street newcomer to a thoroughly corrupted stock-pumper and IPO cowboy. Having quickly amassed an absurd fortune...
Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 140 minutes Release date: 12/24/2002
Based on a true story, Frank W. Abagnale was employed as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot for a major airline company-all before reaching his 21st birthday. A successful con artist and master of deception, Frank is also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud has netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds--much to the chagrin of the authorities. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty has made...
Argo

Argo (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 10/11/2012
During the Iran hostage crisis, the CIA and Hollywood collaborated in a life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans. Their role in these events was little-known until information was declassified many years later. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. In the midst of the chaos...
17 Girls

17 Girls (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 09/20/2012
Inspired by true events, a group of restless teen girls make a pact. When classmate Camille accidentally becomes pregnant, she encourages her friends and fellow classmates to follow suit so that they can raise their children together. It's only a matter of time before 17 high school girls are pregnant, throwing the town into chaos.
Sleepwalk with Me

Sleepwalk with Me (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 08/23/2012
"I'm going to tell you a story, and it's true....I always have to tell people that." So asserts comedian-turned-playwright-turned-filmmaker Mike Birbiglia, directly to the viewer at the outset of his autobiographically-inspired, fictional feature debut. Birbiglia wears his incisive wit on his sleeve while portraying a cinematic surrogate. We are thrust into the tale of a burgeoning stand-up...
Schindler's List

Schindler's List (1993)

Rated: R Runtime: 185 minutes Release date: 12/14/1993
The true story of Austrian industrialist Oskar Schindler, who harbored Polish Jews during WWII by using them as workers in his factory. Schindler saved 1,100 Jews from certain death.
Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit (2003)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 140 minutes Release date: 07/24/2003
The tale of three lost men--Johnny "Red" Pollard, a young man whose spirit has been broken; Charle Howard, a millionaire who lost everything; and Tom Smith, a cowboy whose world was vanishing--who found each other and discovered hope in a down-and-out racehorse named Seabiscuit, who took them and the nation on the ride of a lifetime.
Pain & Gain

Pain & Gain (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 129 minutes Release date: 04/25/2013
Daniel Lugo is a body builder and personal trainer at a gym in Miami. He and his buddy, Adrian - tired of being poor and determined to grab their piece of the American Dream - concoct a plan to kidnap and extort money from Victor Kershaw, a wealthy businessman, and recruit ex-con Paul Doyle to join them in their quest.
Rush

Rush (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 09/19/2013
Set against the sexy and glamorous Golden Age of racing, the film portrays the exhilarating true story of the charismatic James Hunt and the methodically brilliant Niki Lauda, two of the greatest rivals the world of sports has ever witnessed. Taking us into their personal lives and clashes on and off the Grand Prix racetrack, the two drivers are followed as they push themselves to the breaking...
127 Hours

127 Hours (2010)

Rated: R Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 11/04/2010
Aron Ralston sets off on a solitary rock climbing expedition without telling anyone about his trip. So when he falls into a deep crevice in the rocks and his arm is pinned by a boulder, he is in a desperate state. Truly on his own, and with limited food and resources, Aron has to find a way to free himself from this trap and summon the courage to do so in order to survive.
Royal Affair

A Royal Affair (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 137 minutes Release date: 11/08/2012
Based on actual events, in 1768, German doctor Johann Struensee accompanies King Christian VII of Denmark on a year-long tour of Europe. Queen Caroline is impressed by the doctor and falls in love with him. Slowly, Struensee gains more and more influence and starts implementing reforms, based on his humanistic value system. This leads to his downfall, orchestrated by the aristocracy.
Sessions

The Sessions (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 10/18/2012
Based on the autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, a man confined to an iron lung decides - at age 38 - to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality.
42

42 (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 128 minutes Release date: 04/11/2013
In 1946, Branch Rickey put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson to the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and...
Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Rated: R Runtime: 144 minutes Release date: 12/27/2001
The true story of the United States' involvement in Somalia during an ill-fated humanitarian mission. On October 3, 1993, U.S. soldiers entered Somalia on an exercise that was supposed to take less than an hour. The mission turned into a nightlong battle against thousands of heavily armed Somalians. Eighteen U.S. soldiers and more than 500 Somalians were killed as a result of this conflict.
Vow

The Vow (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 02/09/2012
Paige and Leo are a happy newlywed couple whose lives are changed by a car accident that puts Paige in a coma. Waking up with severe memory loss, Paige has no memory of Leo, a confusing relationship with her parents, and an ex-fiancé she may still have feelings for. Despite these complications, Leo endeavors to win her heart again and rebuild their marriage.
Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 134 minutes Release date: 11/13/2014
Mark Schultz, despite having won a gold medal for wrestling at the 1984 Olympics, lives in the shadow of his accomplished older brother, Dave. Mark seems to have found his own path when multimillionaire John E. du Pont invites Mark to to train as part of a national U.S. wrestling team preparing for the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. Du Pont's training is relentless and his philosophy strident, but Mark...
Monster

Monster (2003)

Rated: R Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 12/23/2003
In 1989, a love story unfolds in the midst of the horrors and pathologies of two misfits: Aileen Wuornos, a drifter prostitute and Selby Wall, sent by her parents to live with an aunt in Florida in order to "cure her homosexuality". Nearing suicidal despair, Aileen wanders into a bar, where she meets Selby and falls in love. To keep her and Selby's relationship alive, she continues hooking, only...
Snitch

Snitch (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 02/21/2013
When his teenage son is wrongly accused of selling drugs and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years, a father is determined to rescue his son. In desperation, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel even though it means risking everything, including his family and his own life.
Impossible

The Impossible (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 12/20/2012
As Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter holiday in Thailand, they are looking forward to a few days in a tropical paradise. But on the morning of Boxing Day, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. Maria freezes in fear when she sees a huge wall of black water racing across the hotel grounds...
Diana

Diana (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 10/31/2013
The last two, tumultuous years in the life of the Princess of Wales are explored. After her shattering divorce from Prince Charles, Diana stood on the cusp of a different life and was becoming her own woman-evolving into a global humanitarian, a master of maneuvering fame and embarking on a love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
Queen

The Queen (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 09/29/2006
A revealing, witty portrait of the British royal family in crisis immediately following the death of Princess Diana. The setting for this fictional account of real events is no less than the private chambers of the Royal Family and the British government in the wake of the sudden death of Princess Diana in August of 1997. In the immediate aftermath of the Princess's passing, the tightly contained...
12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 133 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will...
We Bought a Zoo

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

Rated: PG Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 12/22/2011
Based on a true story, Benjamin Mee is a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young kids. Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house on 18 acres outside the city that comes with a unique bonus feature: a zoo named the Rosemoor Animal Park...