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33- Alive (1993)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

Movie is based on Uruguay rugby team’s real life struggle to survive after crash landing on the Andes. Each member of the team does their best to get out of these mountains with their survival instincts; eventhough they lose some of their members due to harsh weather and geographical conditions. They try not to lose faith in God and return to their families.

32- Valkyrie (2008)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

During the Second World War, a group of German officers agreed on a plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler. They also began to use their power to end the war and conduct some secret negotiations. They succeeded in initiating a rebellion against the Nazi government in the wake of the operation they call Valkyrie. Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, who led the operation, is played by successful actor Tom Cruise. Colonel Stauffenberg, who has an important place in history, was ready to risk everything.

31- Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

Lorenzo Odone, a normal child with no signs of discomfort until the age of 7, begins to experience sudden faints and memory loss. Doctors give only few years to live to Lorenzo who is caught in a disease called ADL which does not have a cure. Without any medical background, Augosto and Michaela spend all their time to save their kid to find hope for treatment. The couple, who learns from the result of their research that the disease is caused by harmful fatty acids in the blood, begins to try every possible way to develop a treatment.

30- War Horse (2011)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

The movie, which is set in rural Britain and Europe, tells the story of Albert, who is played by Jeremy Irvine, during World War I and his very favorite horse, Joey. Eventhough the horse he trained was sold, separated from each other and sent to battle, the events they experience will turn into an epic adventure that will change many lives. This friendship story with the war as the frame, is actually a long adventure movie.

29- The Way Back (2010)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

A group of prisoners who crossed the Gobi Desert on their way to India for the freedom of Siberia’s labor camp in Soviet Russia in 1940, after 6000 km of footsteps, is a story based on real events that skilfully describe adventure and drama.

29-  Sleepers (1996)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

Growing up in Hell’s Kitchen in the 1960s, four kids named Shakes, Michael, John, and Tommy cause an old man to be injured in result of a practical joke. Four friends trapped in the Wilkenson Center in New York become the subject of bad treatment of the guards. These four friends who have been beaten, injured and sexually exploited get the chance to get revenge from Wilkenson Center and their guards after 13 years.

27- Moneyball (2011)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), who is the head of the ‘Oakland A’ baseball team, is defying rich clubs by having a formidable team with a limited budget. But by doing so, he shakes the basic beliefs of baseball. Whether his methods are accepted, or even described as madness, Beane continues to progress in the direction he believes without losing faith and determination.

26- Apollo 13 (1995)

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The Apollo 13 team is preparing to go to the moon. The team, composed of the most famous astronauts of the day, Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert, spent their entire lives preparing for this exciting mission. Everything seems to be going well now. Until before arriving to the moon, one of the oxygen tanks blew up and trial with death began… Aside from Apollo 13 going to the moon, even returning to the world depends on miracles now. There are only three astronauts now and NASA that should do the best to save them.

25- Enemy at the Gates (2001)

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Stalingrad is besieged by the devastating horror of the Second World War. Death is wandering around the streets of the city which has become a dying graveyard kneaded with the pain of the war. Two snipers in two opposite sides are on the verge of starting their own personal ego war in the middle of the war. The Russian sniper is now known as a hero, thanks to his great breakthroughs in the war. The two unrelenting warriors drowning in blood will come face to face and begin to look at the battlefield from their own perspective.

24- Lo imposible (2012)

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Maria and Henry go to Thailand to spend winter holidays with their 3 children. The family who wants to spend a few days enjoying this tropical heaven goes to the Christmas party on December 25th and has fun. The next morning when they are enjoying the pool, they start to shake with a terrible noise. When Maria and Henry are frozen in fear, gigantic waves sweep over the walls of the hotel!

23- Zodiac (2007)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

A serial killer in San Francisco mocks the police with letters and scrambled messages. Detectives, newspaper reporters and four people who have vowed to capture this killer are the main characters of the movie. The four obsessed men who followed the trail left behind the murderer unfortunately follow the steps of the killer. Once, the killer who has not been seen for many years, will come back into the nightmare of the whole city, not just for the people he kills.

22- Philadelphia (1993)

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The gay, talented lawyer Andrew Beckett is fired from his job when he is realized to be AIDS at the law firm he works for. Although, it’s not explained to him why, he is sure that he is fired because he is AIDS and decides to file a lawsuit against this law office. Eventhough the lawyers he has applied rejected him for a while, he eventually manages to keep Joe Miller. At first Miller was reluctant to deal with this case; because he is homophobic and prejudiced against Beckett. But thanks to Beckett, after a while they start to overcome prejudices and their fears. Beckett has entered into a fierce struggle for his life, pride and rights and fighted for justice.

21- Black Hawk Down (2001)

Year 1993 … A group of American soldiers are about to be sent to Somalia as a part of the UN Peacekeeping Force. The only task of this team is to capture a few soldiers working under a rebellious general, Mohamed Farrah Aidid. It will not take long for these troops, who have no knowledge of geography, to get into trouble together with their lives. The team must remain strong until support comes. Otherwise their end will be tragic.

20- The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (2008)

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The story of two kids trying to be friends in the dark days of World War II. 8-year-old Bruno and his family leave Berlin and begin to live in Poland. He makes a friend in this place where they have moved for his father’s business. His friend is a Jew behind fences. Bruno’s house is next to the Auschwitz concentration camps and extermination camp where 1,5 million Jews were killed. Bruno’s mother, who is worried that his son learns the truth about people living behind the fences, tries to protect his son from this ‘friendship’.

19- The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

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In 1757, British and French forces entered the third year of war to control American colonies. The Hawkeye, the son of Mohikan Chingachgook, who lives in these dangerous border, saves some English who have fallen into an ambush, including Cora Munro. Hawkeye agrees to guide these people to a safe journey. But fate forces these people to fight for survival and to support each other.

18- Zwartboek (2006)

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In the years when being a Jew was a nightmare in Germany, Jewish singer Rachel Steinn decides to leave the country in order to get rid of this terrible pressure. But unfortunately, the boat that she has taken as a fugitive to go to Holland will be stopped by the Germans. Eventhough everyone in the bottom is killed, Rachel survives luckily. For Rachel, who cannot leave the country, there is only one thing left to do: Join the resistance! She becomes one of the most important names in resistance groups as Ellis de Vries.

17- Argo (2012)

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During the peak days of the Iranian revolution, when the Shah was overthrown, on November 4, 1979, militants entered the US Embassy building in the capital Tehran and took 52 Americans hostage. 6 American citizens manage to escape to the Canadian Embassy and their lives are still in danger. They face the danger of being caught and killed at any moment. CIA expert Tony Mendez is preparing a very risky plan that suits a movie script to save those American citizens.

16- Changeling (2008)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

We are in the suburbs of Los Angeles in one of the suburban neighborhoods where people who live here are mostly working class citizens. In March, 1928, mother Christine Collins (Oscar-winning Angelina Jolie), working as a telephone operator, says good-bye to her nine-year-old son, Walter, while leaving home to work on a quiet Saturday morning. When she returns home in the evening, she faces the biggest nightmare of a parent: His only son is lost. A very intensive search by the police is launched. But little Walter disappeared without a trace.

15- Gloomy Sunday – Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod (1999)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

Andras works as a pianist at a restaurant run by Laszlo, a Hungarian Jew. They start a relationship with Ilona, who works in the same restaurant and Laszlo’s lover. Another man who falls in love with Ilona is the young German businessman Hans Wieck, who comes to the restaurant regularly. One day Andras makes a composition for Ilona as a birthday present. Later on, this composition spreads from a tiny Hungarian restaurant all over the world, and suicides begin to emerge. Along with that, the Nazis began to take over Europe and the Jewish genocide begins. The relationship between these four people will go along with the troubles of the period in accordance with the obscurity of the song.

14- The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

This sensitive production which shows the scary face of religious fanaticism was transferred to the cinema of Freidoune Sahebjam’s famous novel the Stoning of Soraya M. As for the movie, Freidoune is a journalist. He meets Zahra in a small village he stopped because his car broke down. From the residents of this village, where the devout people live mostly, Zahra will not leave Freidoune. Because he understands that he is a journalist and Zahra insists on being able to talk to him. Her niece Soraya was brutally murdered by people who lived in the same village the day before. Zahra, who promised to her niece before she died, is determined to do her utmost to not being buried in the secrets of the village. The only hope is for this journalist to listen and tell the great sin of this tiny village to the world.

13- JFK (1991)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

Behind the controversial assassination of American President Kennedy, dozens of defendants and conspiracy theories are left. Tales are created and the truth does not really come out. Lee Harvey Oswald, who emerged after the assassination, insisted that he committed the murder on his own, but there are different facts and possibilities in the background. While media and justice are struggling with these possibilities, people are frustrated because the incident is not certain. District attorney Jim Garrison who is not satisfied with the result of the court, is determined to reveal the facts behind the incident.

12- The Untouchables (1987)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

Eliot Ness is a federal agent that has been appointed to Chicago at a time when the crime rate is rising and the police organization is getting worse day by day. The task given to Ness is to neutralize the mafia leader Al Capone. But Capone’s power in the city is so high that nobody at first thinks that Ness can be successful. Ness is becoming increasingly discouraged and one day he meets an experienced police officer Jimmy Malone and establishes a close friendship. It’s the first honest man that Malone encountered in the organization in Chicago… With the help of Malone, Ness begins to crack down on the dark affairs that Capone is conniving by adding gunman George Stone and accountant Oscar Wallace to his private team.

11- Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

Frankie Dunn spent all his life raising frightening fighters on the ring. The most important lesson taught to his boxers is the basic rule of life: Always protect yourself beyond anything! Frankie, who wakens up with the pain of breaking away from his daughter over time, is a man who has not preferred to get too close to anyone for a long time. Frankie’s old friend Boxer Scrap, who works at the Frankie’s boxing place, knows that there’s a guy behind his grumpy mood that has been waiting for forgiveness for 25 years. One day Maggie Fitzgerald comes in from the door and tells she wants to learn boxing.

10- Black (2005)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

The story of Michelle, a deaf and blind girl, who is vigorous, confused and condemned to live in the dark, is trying to hold on to her life with her teacher, whom she met at the age of eight. In this story of determination, there will be the only thing your teacher will not teach Michelle; the word “impossible”.

9- Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

In the days when chaos played a big role of Rwanda’s daily life, Paul Rusesabagine runs a rather expensive hotel in Kigali. For him, race is not a human characteristic that needs to be categorized. They have a happy marriage with Tatiana, a Tutsi. The Hutu militia, which began a massacre as a result of the peace process that ended with the murder of the Tutsi rebels, are turning city into a bloodbath. Paul has to do something to protect his own family and innocent people.

8- Fargo (1996)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

Jerry Lundegaard is a dishonest with debts. He must obtain the amount of money he needs and clean up all his debts. His wife’s father is a very rich man; but it seems impossible to help Jerry, an impostor, a fraudster. Jerry develops a demonic idea. Jerry hires two men to kidnap his wife and ask for a ransom from his father-in-law. But nothing will go as planned.

7- Good Will Hunting (1997)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

Will Hunting is a young boy working as a janitor at MIT who has a genius-level intelligence higher than the overall IQ. In an evening of cleanup, he comes up to a mathematical question written on the chalkboard of a class. Will, who solves this problem which is almost impossible to solve, disappears silently. Will soon discovered by the professor who wrote the problem will keep his success on other questions. However, after being sentenced to prison due to a fight, the young boy needs the professor to get rid of this trouble.

6- Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

The movie begins with professor Parker Wilson, played by Richard Gere, finding the famous Japanese Akita dog at the train station. The bond between the professor and the dog, whose wife had a harsh reaction at first, gets stronger and stronger each day. In short time, Hachi, who is loved by the whole family, becomes the pet of the Wilson family. When the professor goes to work, Hachi comes with him to the train station every day and at the hour he returns, he is always on the same spot and waiting for him.

5- El Secreto De Sus Ojos (2009)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

Benjamin Esposito, a retired federal agent, decides to write a novel based on a true story he has witnessed in the past. Plot of the novel is about pursuit of a predator who caused a brutal rape that took place in Buenos Aires in 1973 and a murder following the rape. Shortly afterward, to think about the painful memory of the murder begins to illuminate the details of Esposito’s life and holds him a mirror to his emotions challenging him to face an obsessive love.

4- The Great Escape (1963)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

During World War II, a group of war prisoners captured in a high-security camp has been observed with great care by the Germans. German troops repeatedly declare that it is impossible to get out of this camp, but a team of British soldiers, trencher and a master of thief will try to achieve the impossible by pushing the limits. But the only problem is not getting out of the camp. There are various handicaps waiting for them at the outside world.

3- Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

A group of inexperienced soldiers are standing in front of their base without knowing what kind of training is awaiting for them. They will not have to go to war to understand the seriousness of military and war concepts. Focusing on the experience of a group of marine troop in training for war in Parris Island, Full Metal Jacket takes its spectators to the heaviest time of war.

2- American History X (1998)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

After his father was murdered by a black drug dealer, Derek became an important member of a fascist gang. Derek trying to avenge his father’s death by attacking and harassing those who are not like himself, one day kills two African-Americans trying to steal his car and goes to jail. In this process, his younger brother Danny, chooses to follow his brother. During the time Derek was in jail, he became a completely different man regretting the mistakes he made. He is no longer a “baldhead” and will try to turn his brother back from this wrong path.

1- Cidade de Deus (2002)

Movies Are Based On Real Life Stories

Rocket and Little Ze are two young people living in the City of God. Rocket, who has no mental and physical condition that can place for himself in the world of crime, has dreamed of being a photographer since childhood, but he has no money to buy a camera. Little Ze, on the contrary of Rocket, has a tendency to crime since childhood; ruthless, intelligent and ambitious. During a heist of in small brothel, Ze who tasted the flavor of killing has a growing appetite for crime.

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