Category Archives: Based on a True Story

Miracles from Heaven (2016) Rated PG

This film follows the incredible true story of the Beam family. Based on the book Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing by Christy Wilson Beam. Starring Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, and Martin Henderson. This is … Continue reading

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Eddie the Eagle (2015) Rated PG-13

The film is based on the life of Eddie Edwards, who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Starring Tom Costello, Jo Hartley, Keith Allen, Taron Egerton, and Hugh Jackman. This film is one of those underdog true life … Continue reading

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13 Hours (2016) Rated R

The film follows the six-member security team that came to protect the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, when under attack by militants on September 11, 2012. Based on the book by Mitchell Zuckoff. Starring John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, and Pablo Schreiber. … Continue reading

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The 33 (2015) Rated PG-13

Based on real life events when a gold and copper mine collapses and traps 33 miners underground for 69 days. Starring Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, and Juliette Binoche. This film is based on the true events of the 33 miners … Continue reading

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Steel Magnolias (1989) Rated PG

A young beautician moves to a small town, and her salon becomes a place where the women form friendships. Based on a play by Robert Harling. Starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, and Shirley MacLaine. This film is a brilliant take … Continue reading

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Spotlight (2015) Rated R

The true story of the Boston Globe’s uncovering the child molestations and cover-ups within the Catholic Archdiocese. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Rachel McAdams. This film is brilliant. It showcases real journalism, which is something we no longer have. … Continue reading

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Big Miracle (2012) Rated PG

A reporter and his girlfriend try to save a trio of whales stuck in the ice of Alaska. Starring John Pingayak, Ahmaogak Sweeney, John Chase, John Krasinski, Drew Barrymore, and Ted Danson. I remember following the TV reports about these whales. The … Continue reading

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Everest (2015) Rated PG-13

The story of Robert “Rob” Edwin Hall and Scott Fischer as they team up to ascend Mount Everest in 1996. Starring Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Based on the true story of the disastrous … Continue reading

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The Comey Rule (2020) Rated TV-MA

This miniseries tells the story of former FBI Dir. Comey and President Trump as they collide while they differ on ethnics and loyalty. Based on the book, A Higher Loyalty by James Comey. Starring Jeff Daniels, Holly Hunter, and Michael … Continue reading

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Silent Night (2012) Rated NR

A film based on the story behind the Christmas song, Silent Night. A priest in a small Austrian small town is full of ideas and writes a new carol. Starring Carsten Clemens, Markus von Lingen, and Janina Elkin. I’m not sure how … Continue reading

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