Some of the absolute best movies in the history of film were based on non-fiction books, whether written to complete historical accuracy or loosely based on true events. Some of these movies have gone down as classics and have forever shaped the movie industry. They tell some of the most gripping stories of all time and captivate audiences. What are the best movies based on non-fiction books?
This list has the best movies that were based on non-fiction books and memoirs, ranked by the community. This the films on this list span a variety of genres, including romance, inspirational dramas, thrillers, and action adventure.
This list features the best movies based on non-fiction books including, Tuesdays with Morrie, Syriana, The Hiding Place, Apollo 13, The Blind Side, The Basketball Diaries, The Call of the Wild, and The Greatest Game Ever Played. Vote up the best films based on a non-fiction book below and see where your favorites rank!
- 133079Based on Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi
- 2Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by... more on Wikipedia20941
- 327497Based on Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger.
- 4250121Based on the book of the same name by Sebastian Junger.
- 5Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama film based on the life of... more on Wikipedia
- 6211104Based on Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas by Nicholas Pileggi
- 7268145Based on The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis.
Based on the book of the same name by Jordan Belfort
- 916585Based on Escape from Alcatraz by J. Campbell Bruce.
- 1014788Based on the book of the same name by Michael Lewis.
- 1113480Based on Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns.
- 1213383Based on Donnie Brasco: My Undercover life in the Mafia by Joseph D. Pistone
- 13171123Based on the book of the same name by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson.
- 14154113Based on Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman.
- 1511072Based on The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences by Frederick Treves and The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity by Ashley Montagu.
- 16140111Based on Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand.
- 1710780Based on the book of the same name by James Bradley and Ron Powers.
- 18146119Based on the book of the same name by John Grogan.
- 19130104Based on The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich.
- 209374Based on the book of the same name by Jon Krakauer.
- 21Based on the book of the same name by Mitch Albom.
- 22Based on the book of the same name by journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward.
- 23118106Based on the book of the same name by U.S. Marine Anthony Swofford.
- 24117107Based on Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory by Mickey Rapkin.
- 258676Based on Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933–34 by Bryan Burrough.