Keyword: true story

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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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Bling Ring

The Bling Ring (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 06/13/2013
In this fact-based story, a group of celebrity-obsessed teens embark on a crime spree in the Hollywood hills. The teenagers track the famous targets online, go to their homes and steal property worth millions of dollars.
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.
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...
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...
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...
Fighter

The Fighter (2010)

Rated: R Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 12/09/2010
Up-and-coming boxer Micky Ward always lived in the shadow of his half-brother Dicky, who was a boxing hero. Dicky eventually ruined his career by getting involved with drugs and crime and now works as Micky's trainer. Together, the two brothers work to win a title bout that would redeem each of them, unite their family, and bring pride to their town.
Monuments Men

The Monuments Men (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 02/06/2014
This true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could...
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.
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...
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.

Santa Wars (N/A)

Rated: NR Runtime: 0 Release date: N/A
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My All American (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/20/2014
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...
Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 11/29/2007
Jean-Dominique Bauby AKA "Jean-Do," the high-flying editor of French Elle and father of two, was renowned for his sense of humor and style, his joie de vivre and amorous energy, when, in an instant, his world was plunged into the depths of catastrophe. Faced with a harrowing predicament, Jean-Do will use enormous courage and determination but, most of all, his soaring imagination to escape from...
Blind Side

The Blind Side (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 11/19/2009
The true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Tuohys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher's presence in the Tuohys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a...
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...
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.
Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 10/31/2013
Real-life cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was upended in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Shunned by many of his old friends and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, Ron decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the...