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Movie Shout Outs - Favorite Film Based on a True Story? - Responses!

It's the first Sunday in October and it's also...Movie Shout Out Response Time!

Yesterday's question was:


What is your favorite film based on a true story?

Okay, so not a lot of you have a favorite, but we loved the responses (serious and humorous) we got.  Check them out:

The Right Stuff. Besides showing real people and real events. It did a great job of showing how the American government seems to only function as a response to a crisis. In this case the fear of communist superiority.
Tony B via email

Lord of the Rings.
Russ B via Facebook

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
@ashman01 via Twitter

The Road Warrior. Just joking, my serious answer is Bonnie and Clyde. R.I.P. Arthur Penn.
Eric D via Facebook

Donnie Brasco. I really had to think: not just the best movies, but my favorite. Schindler's List is- epic, but I'm not watching that again :)
@lifeofreilly via Twitter

Hard to pin it down to one, but I'd have to say Badlands. Silkwood and Norma Jean are right up there, too.
Robert B. B. via Facebook

Would say, 'Lady Jane'. I'm sure Hollywood added some stuff, but is my favorite. :)
Jeff E via Facebook

Chaplin.  More of a biopic really, but still.
Marie from MYMHM

I'm tired of talking about dramas, so i'm saying Cool Runnings.
Juan From MYMHM

Reader Comments (3)

Hollywoodland was great, it follows the story of a detective who is on the case of how the original superman actor died (assumed suicide). So sorta based on a true story, I guess?
I enjoyed Leatherheads recently, which chronicles some of the beginnings of professional american football.
And of course there's always the very unique Bronson.

October 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn I.G.

How GREAT was Ben Affleck in Hollywoodland! I've always liked him as a performer, but he really does shine when he's a part of a great ensemble, as opposed to trying to make him the leading man.

I still need to see Leatherheads, but yeah, Bronson is a fantastic little slice of the ultra-violence...

October 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJuan @ MYMHM

He was great in it, I enjoyed Adrien Brody in it as well. It was just a really well put together movie on all sides. It's given a pretty crappy rating on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes though, not sure what's up with that, maybe because it builds up relatively slowly.

October 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn I.G.

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