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True Stories
81.7k viewsThe True Stories Behind Well-Known Scenes of Movie ViolenceClassic scenes of movie violence often have interesting back stories (and, in some cases, interesting hack stories. As in cleavers...
Best Movies
5.3k votersThe Best Movies Based On True Stories"Movies based on a true story" is so commonly thrown around it's practically the new "in a world where..." as far as trailer plugs...
Horror
1.5m views10 Real Life Crime Scenes And The Movies They InspiredNot all scary movies are pure fiction. Many popular horror films are based on crimes that actually happened. True crime is a risin...
Entertainment
42.8k views29 Popular TV Characters Who Were Based on Real PeopleTV characters based on real people are as popular as ever. What better source to draw upon than real life? After all, real life is...
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436 votersMovie Villains You Didn't Realize Were Based On Real PeopleFictional characters are frequently based on actual people with varying degrees of looseness, but the more outlandish a character ...
Entertainment
2.6k votersAre These Horror Movies Really "Based On A True Story"?Based on a true story. It's a tagline sure to attract curious viewers to any movie making the claim, but horror movies supposedly ...
True Stories
461 votersThe Best Survival Movies Based on True StoriesThere are hundreds if not thousands of movies about survival, but only a choice few are based on true events. The survival movies ...
Celebrities
1.4k votersThe Very Best Biopics About Real PeopleList of the best biopics ever made, as ranked by film critics and movie fans. History is filled with remarkable individuals and st...
Entertainment
23.8k voters20 Horrifying Crime Movies Whose True Stories Are Way More TerrifyingNot all the movies on this list are, strictly speaking, crime films. However, these movies all have their roots in real transgress...
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18.5k voters23 Disturbing, Brutal Movies Based on Real-Life Atrocities"Based on a true story"—we see it all the time. It's a marketing tool, a cloying device used to engender empathy for the character...
Entertainment
1.8m viewsTerrifying Horror Movies And The True Stories They're Based OnWhile most, if not all, horror movies include a fair amount of fiction to make the story more gory and gruesome, often times the i...
Entertainment
395 votersThe Best Movies About Real Serial KillersWhile characters like Hannibal Lecter and Michael Myers are certainly frightening figures, movies about real life serial killers a...
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736 votersThe Best Movies Based on Real MurdersThe truth is often stranger than fiction. That's what makes these movies based on real murders some of the scariest projects to ev...
Historical Figures
298.7k viewsFamous People Who Hate Their BiopicsThere is no shortage of famous people who hated their biopics. In many cases, it’s hard to blame people for not liking the way the...
True Stories
5.8k votersThe Best Scary Movies Based on True StoriesIt is said that the truth is stranger than fiction. Well, in the case of scary movies, there is probably a lot more horrifying tru...
Doctors
605 votersThe Best Medical Movies Based on True StoriesWhat are the best medical movies based on true stories? This list includes great historical movies such as Philadelphia, Patch Ada...
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113.1k views23 X-Files Storylines That Were Based on Real Life StoriesThere are plenty of questions about The X-Files we still want the answers to. Are aliens real? What about ghosts? Are flukemen hid...
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732 votersThe Best Movies 'Loosely' Based on True Stories"Based on a true story" isn't always exactly accurate. This list of movies loosely based on true stories took a few too many liber...
Comic Books
70.6k views15 Comic Book Characters Based On Real People"Where did you come up with this stuff?" is a common question asked to creators of all types. Many lauded comic book writers and a...
Entertainment
203 voters35+ Great Political Movies Based on True StoriesSometimes the truth is more entertaining than fiction, especially when it comes to films inspired by real-life political events, s...