List of films based on actual events

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This is a list of feature films that are based on actual events.

A total of 211 films produced before the year 2000 have been identified here as based on actual events. After the year 2000, the making of films based on actual events increased in popularity. Since 2000, approximately 221 movies have been made fulfilling the same criteria.[citation needed] Not all movies have remained true to the genuine history of the event or the characters they are portraying, often adding action and drama to increase the substance and popularity of the movie.

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1920s[edit]

1930s[edit]

1940s[edit]

1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

1960[edit]

1961[edit]

The Great Imposter (1961) film based on the life of Ferdinand Waldo Demara, starring Tony Curtis

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1967[edit]

1968[edit]

1969[edit]

1970s[edit]

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1971[edit]

1972[edit]

1973[edit]

1974[edit]

1975[edit]

The Legend of lizzie Borden directed by Paul Wendkos, starring Elizabeth Montgomery based on Life of Lizzie Borden accused of murdering her parents in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1892

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1990[edit]

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1992[edit]

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1994[edit]

1995[edit]

1996[edit]

1997[edit]

1998[edit]

1999[edit]

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2001[edit]

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

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2008[edit]

2009[edit]

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2010[edit]

2011[edit]

mee sindhutai sapkal (2011) marathi movie based on real story. The film was selected for world premiere at the 54th London Film Festival.

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2014[edit]

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