Tuesday, December 16, 2014

List of 'Films Based on Actual Events'

"List of films based on actual events." Here are some true-story articles about "based on a true story" films or films based on actual events. You can find true stories in article form here.









"Abandoned and Deceived" 

"A Borrowed Life"

"A Child Lost Forever: The Jerry Sherwood Story" 

"A Child Too Many"

"A Daughter's Nightmare" new 

"A Father For Brittany"

"A Friend Of The Family" 

"A Friend To Die For"

"A Killer Among Us"

"A Kidnapping In The Family" 

"A Kiss So Deadly"

"All American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story"

"All Good Things"

"A Moment Of Truth: Why My Daughter" 

"Almost Golden: The Jessica Savich Story" 

"Amish Grace"

"Amber's Story"

"An Element Of Truth"

"And Never Let Her Go"

"Anna Nichole"

"A Mother's Revenge" 

"A Mother's Right" The Elizabeth Morgan Story 

"A Mother's Testimony" 

"A Murder In Greenwich" 

"A Murder On Shadow Mountain"

"An Officer And A Murderer" 

"Ann Rule's Everything She Ever Wanted"

"Ann Rule's Too Late To Say Goodbye" 

"A Promise To Carolyn"

"A Season In Purgatory" 

"A Seduction In Travis County"

"A Stranger Among Us" starring Melanie Griffith

"A Stranger to Love"

"A Time To Kill"

"Armed and Innocent"

"A Kidnapping in the Family" 

"A Killing In A Small Town" 

"A Vision Of Murder: The Story Of Donielle"

"A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story"

"A Woman With A Past" 

"Baby For Sale"

"Baby Snatcher" 

"Bad Seed"  

"Baby Shower"

"Baby Sellers"

"Bad to the Bone" 

"Banshee Chapter" 

"Before He Wakes" 

"Beauty's Revenge" 

"Beloved" 

"Best Friends"

"Betrayal Of Trust" 

"Betrayed At 17"

"Betrayed By Love"

"Between Love And Hate"


"Beyond Suspicion"

"Beyond Obsession" 


"Bitter Blood"

"Black Widower" 

"Blind Trust"

"Bling Ring"

"Blue-Eyed Butcher" 

"Bond Of Silence"

"Borderline Murder" 

"Bordertown" 

"Broken Silence"

  

"Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss"

"Carrie" 1976 and 2013

"Captive" (starring John Stamos) 

"Caught In the Act"

"Changeling"

"Chicago" 2002 and the old one 

"City By The Sea" 

"Coed Killer"

"Complex Of Fear" 

"Confessions Of A Go Go Girl"

"Cradle of Conspiracy"

"Cries Unheard: The Donna Yacklich Story"

"Cross Of Fire" 

"Confined"  

"Convicted" 

"Conviction"

"Dawn Anna" 

"Dallas Buyers Club"  

"Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story"

"Dead Before Dawn"

"Death Clique" 

"Death In Small Doses"

"Deadly Honeymoon"

"Deadly Intentions" and "Deadly Intentions...Again"

"Deadly Matrimony"

"Deadly Relations"  

"Deadly Whispers"

"Deadly Vows" 

"Death Of A Cheerleader"

"Death Benefit" 

"Deceived By Trust"

"Deep In My Heart"

"Deep Family Secrets" 

"Desperate For Love"

"Desperate Journey: The Allison Wilcox Story" 

"Dirty Little Secret: The Jodi Arias Story"

"Double Indemnity" 

"Double Jeopardy"

"Drew Peterson: Untouchable"

"Eight Days To Live"

"Escape From Polygamy"

"Empty Cradle" 

"End Of Watch"

"Erin Brochovich"

"Every Mother's Worst Fear"

"Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal"

"Facebook Detectives"  

"Fast And Furious"

"Fatal Desire" 

"Fatal Honeymoon" 

"Fatal Trust"

"Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O'hara Story"

"Fight For Justice: The Nancy Conn Story

"Fighting For My Daughter" 

"Final Sale"  

"Flower's In The Attic" 

"For One Night" 

"Forgotten Sins"

"Four Extraordinary Women" 

"Fried Green Tomatoes"

"From The Files Of Unsolved Mysteries: Voice From The Grave" 

"From The Rough"


"Gardens Of The Night" 

"Ghosts Of Mississippi" 

"Gimme Shelter"

"Gracie's Choice"

"Gia" 

"Girl Fight" 

"Glen Ridge Rape" 

"Godzilla"

"Gospel Of Deceit"

"Guilt By Association"

"Guilty Hearts"

"Gospel Of Deceit"

"Goodnight Sweet Wife"



"Half Dozen Babies"  

"Halloween" a list of movies 

"Happy Face Killer"

"Hav Plenty"  

"Heart Of A Stranger"

"Heaven Is For Real" 

"Held Hostage" 

"Her Life As A Man"

"Her Deadly Rival"

"Her Desperate Choice" 

"Her Final Fury" 

"Highway Heartbreaker" 

"Hit and Run" 1999 

"Hit And Run" horror movie 

"Homeless To Harvard: The Liz Murray Story"

"Hostile Advances"

"House Of Versace" 

"House Of Secrets" 2014

"How Stella Got Her Groove Back" 

"Hunt For The I-5 Killer"

"I Accuse"

"If Looks Could Kill: The John Hawkins Story"

"In Gods' Country" 

"In A Child's Name"

"I Know My First Name Is Steven" 

"Intimate Stranger" 

"In The Best Interest Of The Children" 

"In The Blink Of An Eye"

"In The Line Of Duty: Blaze Of Glory"

"In The Name Of Love: A Texas Tragedy"


"Jodie Arias: Dirty Little Secret"

"Julie &Julia"

"Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story"

"Just Ask My Children" 

"Justice for Annie" 

"Karla" 

"Kid Cannabis"

"Lean On Me"

"Legacy Of Sin: The William Coit Story"  

"Left To Die"

"Lethal Seduction" 

"Lethal Vows"

"Lies He Told"

"Lies Of The Heart: Story Of Laurie Kellogg"

"Lies My Mother Told Me" 

"Like Mother Like Son"

"Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story" 

"Liz and Dick" 

"Lizzie Borden Took An Ax"

"Locked In Silence" 

"Love, Honor and Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage"

"Love Lies Murder"

"Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder"

"Love Sick Secrets Of A Sex Addict" 


"Malcolm X"

"Manhunt: Search For The Nightstalker" 

"Maternal Obsession"

"Midwest Obsession" 

"Mistaken Identity" 

"Moment of Truth: Stalking Back" 

"Mother Knows Best"

"Murder At 75 Birch" 

"Murder Between Friends"

"Murder Of Innocence"

"Murder in A College Town"

"Murder In Greenwich"

"Murder in the Hamptons"

"Murder On Pleasant Drive"

"Murder Ordained"

"My Baby Is Missing" 


"My Sister's Keeper"

"My Son Is Innocent"

"My Son Johnny" 

"My Neighbors Keeper" 

"My Name Is Love: The Darlene Love Story" 




"Natalee Holloway" 

"Nightmare In Columbia County"

"Nightstalker"

"No One Would Tell" 

"Normal Life"

"Not Our Son"

"Obsessed" starring Jenna Elfman 2002

"One Angry Juror" 

"On The Job"

"Open Water" 

"Our Mother's Murder" 

"Our Guys: Outrage in Glen Ridge" 
 

"Perfect Crime" 

"Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: The Jon Benet Ramsay Story"

"Perfect Sisters"

"Philomena" 

"Pregnancy Pact" 

"Pregnancy Project"

"Preacher's Daughter"

"Prayers For Bobby" 

"Profile For Murder"

"Promised A Miracle" 



"Queen Sized"




"Reason For Living: The Jill Ireland Story"

"Reckless Nights" 

"Red Tails" 

"Resurrecting The Champ"

"Rivals" 

"River's Edge"

"Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story"

"Rush" 



"She Made Them Do It"

"Secrets Of Eden" 

"Seduced By Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story"

"Seduction In Travis County"

"Serial Killer Movies Based On True Stories" 

"Seventeen and Missing"

"Sexting In Suburbia"  

"Shadow Of Fear" 

"Shattered Innocence"

"Sins Of The Preacher"

"Sleeping With The Devil" 

"Someone Else's Child"

"Steel Magnolias" 

"Stay The Night" 

"Stalking Back"

"Still Mine"

"Stolen Child"

"Stolen Miracle"

"Student Seduction"  

"Suburban Madness"

"Sybil" 




"Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story"


"Taken In Broad Daylight"

"Teenage Bank Heist"

"The Abduction"

"The Anna Nicole Story"

"The Babysitter Seduction" 

"The Bad Son"

"The Bling Ring" 

"The Brooke Ellison Story"

"The Cheating Pact" 

"The Citizen" 

"The Corpse Had A Familiar Face"

"The Cover-Up" 

"The Craigslist Killer"

"The Disappearance Of Vonnie"

 "The Flock"

"The Gabby Douglas Story"

"The Grim Sleeper"

"The Hunt For The BTK Killer" 

"The Insider"

"The Investigation" 

"The Legend Of Lucy Keyes" 

"The Man Next Door"

"The Morrison Murders" 

"The Murder Of Mary Phagan"

"The Price of a Broken Heart" 

"The Staircase Murders"

"The Stepfather"

"The Stranger Beside Me" 

"The Stranger I Married"

"The Obsession"  

"The Perfect Storm" 

"The Perfect Nanny" 

"The Perfect Roommate"

"The Preacher's Mistress" 

"The Pregnancy Pact"

"The People Next Door"

"The Railway Man"  

"The Reef" 

"The Stranger I Married"

"The Way Way Back

"The Wrong Man" 

"The Wronged Man"

"Titanic" 
more Titanic stories here 

"To Be Fat Like Me"

"Too Close To Home" 

"To Love, Honor, and Betray"

"Too Young To Die"

"Trial By Fire"

"Twisted Desire" 



"Ultimate Deception" 

"Unanswered Prayers"




"Victim Of Beauty"

"Victim Of The Night"


"Voice From The Grave"

"Vows Of Deception"



"What Color Is Love"


"What Makes A Family"


"When Andrew Came Home" 

"When Husbands Cheat" 

"When Love Kills"

"Why Do Fools Fall In Love"

"Why My Daughter" 

"Wise Gal"

"Widow On The Hill"

"Zoe Gone"

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you have information on the movie/case The Wrong Girl-1999? I am really interested in the actual event.

Thanks-Anon.

Anonymous said...

why didn't they do a movie on the book buried bones all those murders in Poughkeepsie ny by kendell





Cheena71 said...

Do you have "A Mother's Testimony" in your archives? Kate Jackson starred in it. It's about a mother who turned a blind eye to her recently released from prison son and his illegal behavior.

BeingUnseen said...

so i just saw a lifetime movie called the cheating pact on yt i think it just aried on tv last saturday and i was wondering if you have the true story please :)

Movie and Film Reviews said...

I wondered whether you have considered covering a film like Hotel Rwanda? Very interesting story and lots of content. Difficult subject topic but the film is a good means to highlight the problems in Africa.

Anonymous said...

Please can you help. I am trying to find the name of a movie which I was told was called Dare to Dream. But I can't find anything related to it. It is about a young girl who develops schizophrenia and the affects on her family and boyfriend. I would appreciate any information on it and the facts behind the film. Thanks!

Anonymous said...


For the person asking about the movie "Dare to Dream" the correct title of the movie is DARE TO LOVE and star Josie Bissett & Jason Gedrick. Good movie by the way.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me more about a movie called "Crimes of the Mind"? It's about a smart 16 year old girl who graduated high school early and went to a boarding ranch to learn horseback riding for the summer. She gets caught up with this deranged woman who basically brainwashed her and is "grooming" her to take the place of her dead daughter. It takes her actual mother 5 years and half a million dollars to get her back. That's all I could find out online but would love any further information about any legal action or if they jailed that nut. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Another good one is Child of Rage.

Anonymous said...

You left out "Rudy"