Category Archives: Based on a true story

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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The Frozen Ground (2013) Rated TV-MA

A state trooper partners with a woman who escapes from the serial killer, Robert Hansen. Based on actual events. Starring Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens, and John Cusack. This film is based on a true story. It’s not a documentary, but … Continue reading

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All Creatures Great and Small (BBC) Rated NR

The trials and misadventures of a country vet in the 1940s. Based on the books, If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet, by James Herriot. Starring Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, and Peter Davison. The show … Continue reading

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Rated R

Writer Lee Israel is down on her luck with her writing when she discovers a way to make money by forging other writers’ letters. Based on the book, Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Memoirs of a Literary Forger by Lee … Continue reading

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Indivisible (2018) Rated PG-13

Army Chaplain, Turner, returns from war with unseen scars to fight for his marriage. Based on a true story.  Starring Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening, and Jason George. This film’s story is not the best written. It rushes through and doesn’t … Continue reading

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King of Thieves (2018) Rated R

A group of aging crooks pulls off the biggest heist in their career until greed overtakes them. Starring Michael Caine, Charlie Cox, and Michael Gambon. The film is based on the true story of the Hatton Garden burglary. It’s slow … Continue reading

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Blackkklansman (2018) Rated R

Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer in Colorado Springs, CO, infiltrates the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a fellow officer who happens to be Jewish. Based on real events in the book  Black Klansman: Race, Hate, … Continue reading

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Fruitvale Station (2013) Rated R

Based on the true story of Oscar Grant III’s last day before he was fatality shot at the Fruitvale Station in 2008. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, and Octavia Spencer. I have mixed feelings about this film. At times, I thought … Continue reading

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The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue (1996) Rated TV-PG

A father is wrongfully convicted, and his children travel to Washington D.C. seeking his release in time for Christmas. Starring Diana Scarwid, Robert Urich, and Tegan Moss. This is a heartwarming true story of siblings who travel to Washington during The … Continue reading

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The Snowtown Murders (2011) Rated NR

Based on true events, a sixteen-year-old boy falls into the wrong crowd, where a spree of murder and torture begins. The crowd happens to belong to his mother’s boyfriend. Starring Lucas Pittaway, Bob Adriaens, and Louise Harris. You would think … Continue reading

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