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This Databank List features a list of Films, Books, TV Shows & Video Games based on True Events.

Films Based On True Events

  • The Imitation Game (Based on the real life story and true events of Autistic man and British Cryptographic Analyst Alan Turing and his brilliant team who cracked the German Enigma code at Britain's top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.) | Official Film Website
  • Flash Of Genius
  • Winchester
  • W.
  • King Of Thieves
  • A Star Is Born
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Boat That Rocked
  • Bandit Queen
  • The Queen
  • Charlotte Gray (2001)
  • Dancing at Lughnasa (1998) (semi autobiographical)
  • Gandhi (1982)
  • The Program
  • Act Of Vengeance (1986)
  • Macbeth (2015)
  • Kajaki: The True Story (2014) | Official Film Website
  • True: Plan B Skateboards
  • Volcom: True To This
  • The Greatest Showman
  • KSI: Can’t Lose
  • Holy Stokes! A Real Life Happening
  • Sully
  • A Street Cat Named B.O.B.
  • American Gangster
  • Darkest Hour (2017)
  • Queen Of Katwe
  • Alive
  • Amistad
  • The Danish Girl
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • The Man Who Knew Infinity
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi
  • The Insider (1999)
  • I Saw The Light
  • Bridge Of Spies (2015)
  • Suffragette (2015)
  • Domino (2005)
  • Concussion (2015)
  • Truth (2015)
  • The 33 (2016)
  • Shadowlands
  • The Stanford Prison Experiment
  • McFarland, USA
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
  • The Untouchables (1987)
  • Kinsey (2004)
  • Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
  • A Mighty Heart (2007)
  • Glory Road (2006)
  • The Fencer (2015)
  • Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
  • Lady Jane
  • Fatal Deception
  • King David (1985)
  • Cry Freedom (1987)
  • Hanna’s War (1988)
  • White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
  • Air America (1990)
  • Chaplin (1992)
  • Imperium (2016)
  • The Deep End Of The Ocean
  • LEGEND
  • SENNA
  • Factory Girl | Official Film Website
  • Evel Knievel (Based on the American Motorcycle Stunt Artist.) (Starring George Hamilton as Evel Knievel.) | Official Film Website (Film is available for free on YouTube Movies.)
  • Bonnie & Clyde
  • Life, Animated
  • A Good Day To Die - Hoka Hey
  • 300
  • Into The Wild
  • 99 Homes
  • Escape From Alcatraz
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Lawrence Of Arabia
  • Midnight Express
  • Spartacus
  • Schindler's List
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • American Sniper
  • The Pianist
  • Erin Brockovich
  • 12 Years A Slave
  • The Wolf Of Wall Street
  • Rush
  • Captain Phillips
  • Green Street
  • Cass
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • The Butler
  • The Bling Ring
  • The Frozen Ground
  • The Invisible Woman
  • The Railway Man
  • Empire State
  • World Trade Centre
  • Stalingrad
  • The King's Speech
  • Titanic
  • The Blind Side
  • Moneyball
  • J. Edgar
  • Jobs
  • The Social Network
  • 127 Hours
  • Remember The Titans
  • Pearl Harbor
  • The Aviator
  • Finding Neverland
  • Alpha Dog
  • Apollo 13
  • Eat Pray Love
  • Patch Adams
  • 21
  • Becoming Jane
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Miracle
  • Music Of The Heart
  • Argo
  • Hitchcock
  • Hyde Park On Hudson
  • My Week With Marilyn
  • Hotel Rwanda
  • Julie & Julia
  • Flight
  • Glory Road
  • Diana
  • The Iron Lady
  • The Queen
  • Gandhi
  • Milk
  • Amelia
  • Lincoln
  • Secretariat
  • Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Yanky Doodle Dandy
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • All The President's Men
  • The Monuments Men
  • Raging Bull
  • Coal Miner's Daughter
  • Silkwood
  • Out Of Africa
  • 8 Mile
  • Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
  • Sid & Nancy
  • The Last Emperor
  • Mississippi Burning
  • GoodFellas
  • Born On The Fourth Of July
  • JFK
  • Malcolm X
  • A League Of Their Own
  • The Bank Job
  • Rudy
  • Cool Runnings
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Nixon
  • Freedom Writers
  • Anastasia
  • Angela's Ashes
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Anna & The King
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • Boys Don't Cry
  • October Sky
  • The Perfect Storm
  • Ali
  • Thirteen Days
  • Black Hawk Down
  • Frida
  • The Rookie
  • We Were Soldiers
  • Antwone Fisher
  • Monster
  • Radio
  • Seabiscuit
  • Beyond The Sea
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Hidalgo
  • Capote
  • Ray
  • The Motorcycle Diaries
  • Cinderella Man
  • Coach Carter
  • The Grid Iron Gang
  • The Greatest Game Ever Played
  • Notorious
  • Jarhead
  • Lords Of Dogtown
  • Munich
  • The Last King Of Scotland
  • Invincible
  • Unstoppable
  • The Pursuit Of Happiness
  • Marie Antoinette
  • United 93
  • Charlie Wilson's War
  • The Men Who Stared At Goats
  • The Zodiac
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • Che
  • Valkyrie
  • Dolphin Tale
  • Chicago
  • San Francisco
  • Psycho
  • 10 Rillington Place
  • Dirty Harry
  • The French Connection
  • A Bridge Too Far
  • The Elephant Man
  • Let Him Have It
  • Braveheart
  • We Bought A Zoo
  • Hillsborough
  • Fun With Dick & Jane (YEAR)
  • Fun With Dick & Jane (2005?)
  • Semi-Pro
  • The Great Escape
  • Disney’s Pochantas
  • Disney’s Mulan
  • Rambo
  • Loud And Extremely Close
  • The Quiet Ones
  • Dunkirk
  • Bandit Queen
  • Zulu
  • The Fighter
  • Public Enemy Number One
  • One Chance
  • The Terminal
  • Wall Of Silence
  • The Full Monty
  • Eddie The Eagle
  • Deep Water Horizon
  • One Night In Turin
  • ‘71
  • The Roundhay Garden Scene (The First Ever Film Using Film Cameras. Year: 1888)
  • Thomas Edison’s The Dancer (The First Ever Hand-Tinted Film. Year: 1895)
  • The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight (1897)
  • The Horse In Motion (1878) (The First Ever Film Made Using 25 Still Frames.)
  • Big Eyes (Based on the 1950’s American Painter Margaret Keane.) (dir: Tim Burton) | Official Film Website

Books Based On True Events

  • Dooms Day Book
  • Holy Bible
  • Angela’s Ashes
  • Escape From Camp 14
  • Loud And Extremely Close

TV Shows Based On True Events

  • Narcos (network: Netflix)
  • Genius (network: National Geographic)
  • American Crime Story (network: FX)
  • Spartacus (network: Starz)
  • Versailles (network: Ovation (International), Canal+ (France))
  • Victoria (network: ITV)
  • Luis Miguel: La Serie (network: Netflix (International), Telemundo (Mexico))
  • The Durrells (network: ITV)
  • Alias Grace (network: Netflix (International), CBC Television (Canada))
  • Medici: Masters Of Florence
  • Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena
  • Da Vinci’s Demons
  • Unsolved: The Murders Of Tupac And The Notorious B.I.G.
  • A Very English Scandal (network: BBC)
  • Feud
  • The Defiant Ones
  • Roots
  • Aquarius
  • Urban Myths
  • The Long Road Home
  • Borgia
  • Wormwood
  • John Adams
  • Pablo Escobar: El Patrón Del Mal
  • Medici: Masters Of Florence: The Magnificent
  • Roman Empire: Reign Of Blood
  • Z: The Beginning Of Everything
  • Madoff
  • Bobby Kennedy For President
  • Walt Disney’s Wonderful World Of Color
  • 30 For 30
  • Tut
  • Who Do You Think You Are? (network: BBC)
  • Bonnie & Clyde
  • I, Claudius
  • American Experience
  • Total Divas
  • The Great Train Robbery
  • Trump: An American Dream
  • Ekaterina
  • The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe
  • The Enfield Haunting
  • Jesus Of Nazareth
  • Magnificent Century
  • The Jacksons: An American Dream
  • Legends & Lies
  • Shaka Zulu
  • Isabel
  • Sybil
  • Waco (network: Spike TV)
  • The Diary Of Anne Frank (network: BBC)
  • Knightfall (network: History)
  • Boardwalk Empire (network: Sky Atlantic)
  • Dead Silent (network: Discovery)
  • Deutschland 83 (network: Channel 4)
  • The Clinton Affair (network: History)
  • The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair (network: Sky Witness)
  • Beyond Belief: Fact Or Fiction (network: FOX TV)
  • Criminal Confessions (network: UKTV Really)
  • Quarry (network: Sky Atlantic)
  • Detroiters (network: Comedy Central)
  • Brockmire (network: FOX TV)
  • The End Of The F***ing World (network: Channel 4)
  • The Wire (network: Sky Atlantic)
  • Criminal Minds (network: Sky Witness)
  • Band Of Brothers (network: Sky Atlantic)
  • The Tunnel (network: Sky Atlantic)

Video Games Based On True Events

  • Call Of Duty 3 (Battle Of The Normandy)
  • Medal Of Honor (series) (World War I, World War II, D-Day, etc.)
  • Conflict Desert Storm (Operation Desert Storm)
  • Just Cause (series) (Operation Just Cause)
  • Until Dawn
  • Call Of Duty World War II
  • Resident Evil (based on facts of a location featured in the Dooms Day Book, featuring a Gate with a Staircase to a hidden series of Underground Dungeons. The location is described in the Dooms Day Book.)
  • Silent Hill (based on Centralia, PN, United States Of America.)
  • MAFIA III (based partially on facts of the 1966-1968 period of New Orleans, LA, United States Of America.)
  • L.A. Noire (based partially on facts of the Black Dahlia Murder Case of the 1940’s period of Los Angeles, CA, United States Of America.)
  • Brothers In Arms: Road To Hill 30
  • The Beatles: RockBand Edition
  • The Flowers Of Robert Mapplethorpe
  • The Wagner Files
  • Under The Covers: The Music, Artists And Stories Behind The Album Covers You Love
  • The Complete MAUS
  • Willie: The Life And Music Of Willie Nelson
  • Interactive Bible For Kids: The Life Of Paul
  • The Bible Game
  • Zenra Chûgoku Zatsugi-tai
  • Nixon: The CD-ROM
  • The Cat Lady
  • Kholat
  • YIIK
  • The Town Of Light
  • 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
  • That Dragon, Cancer
  • Velvet Assassin
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Assassin's Creed II: Bonfire Of The Vanities
  • Assassin's Creed II: Brotherhood
  • Assassin's Creed II: Revelations
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Assassin’s Creed: Unity
  • Assassin’s Creed: Unity: Dead Kings
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  • Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
  • Assassin’s Creed: Rouge
  • Assassin’s Creed: Liberation
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia
  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • The Saboteur
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • Dynasty Warriors 2
  • Rambo: The Video Game
  • Jean D’Arc
  • Wolfenstein
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Genji: Days Of The Blade

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