Category Archives: Based on a True Story

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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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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