Category Archives: Based on a True Story

One Christmas Wish (2015) Rated TV-PG

A college student places an ad for a family for Christmas. Based on a true story. Starring Amber Riley, Matreya Fedor, and Priscilla Faia. This film is both heartbreaking as well as heartwarming. Jackie Turner, played by Riley, has had a hard … Continue reading

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Just Mercy (2019) Rated PG-13

A civil rights lawyer takes on a case of a condemned man on death row. Based on the book and true story of Bryan Stevenson. Starring Jamie Foxx, Charlie Pye Jr., and Michael Harding. This film isn’t the best written, … Continue reading

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The Heart of Christmas (2011) Rated TV-G

The Locke family has discovered that their two-year-old has leukemia. While they try to make his last Christmas a good one, a businesswoman meets them and reevaluates her life. Based on a true story. Starring Candace Cameron Bure, Jeanne Neilson, … Continue reading

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American Sniper (2014) Rated R

The true story of sniper Chris Kyle as he serves his tour of duties and the family that is home keeping the fires burning. Based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military … Continue reading

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The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014) Rated TV-PG

Six unknown actors are cast in the hit tv show, Saved by the Bell, where they must learn to deal with the spotlight and grow up under it. Based on the book Behind the Bell by  Dustin Diamond. Starring Sam Kindseth, … Continue reading

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The Two Mr. Kissels (2008) Rated TV-14

Two brothers seem to have everything you could ask for, money and riches, wives who love them, great jobs, and grand homes until secrets undo their lives. Based on a true story.  Starring John Stamos, Robin Tunney, and Anson Mount. … Continue reading

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October Sky (1999) Rated PG

The true story of Homer Hickam, who was inspired by Sputnik, and went into rocketry. Based on the book Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, and Laura Dern. This is a typical story of a small-town … Continue reading

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Cleveland Abduction (2015) Rated TV-14

A single mother is the first victim of kidnapper Ariel Castro and spends 11 years in captivity before she is rescued. Starring Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, and Katie Sarife. This film is based on the true story of Michelle Knight, … Continue reading

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Godfather of Harlem (Epix) Rated TV-MA

A show depicts the life of Bumpy Johnson, a gangster in 1960s Harlem. Starring Lucy Fry, Forest Whitaker, and Demi Singleton. Bumpy returns to Harlem after being in the Alcatraz penitentiary for 11 years. He’s coming back to a new … Continue reading

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