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Best Movies Based on Non-Fiction Books

Some of the absolute best movies in the history of film were based on non-fiction books, whether written to complete historical accuracy or loosely based on true events. Some of these movies have gone down as classics and have forever shaped the movie industry. They tell some of the most gripping stories of all time and captivate audiences.
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The Perfect Storm (2000)
The Perfect Storm (2000)
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Apollo 13 (1995)
Apollo 13 (1995)
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Goodfellas (1990)
Goodfellas (1990)
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The Blind Side (2009)
The Blind Side (2009)
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Casino (1995)
Casino (1995)
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Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
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Schindler's List (1993)
Schindler's List (1993)
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Lone Survivor (2013)
Lone Survivor (2013)
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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
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Seabiscuit (2003)
Seabiscuit (2003)
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Jarhead (2005)
Jarhead (2005)
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Marley & Me (2008)
Marley & Me (2008)
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Donnie Brasco (1997)
Donnie Brasco (1997)
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Moneyball (2011)
Moneyball (2011)
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The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
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Friday Night Lights (2004)
Friday Night Lights (2004)
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Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
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Lincoln (2012)
Lincoln (2012)
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The Social Network (2010)
The Social Network (2010)
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Mean Girls (2004)
Mean Girls (2004)
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Dead Man Walking (1995)
Dead Man Walking (1995)
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Public Enemies (2009)
Public Enemies (2009)
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Not Without My Daughter (1991)
Not Without My Daughter (1991)
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The Elephant Man (1980)
The Elephant Man (1980)
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Into the Wild (2007)
Into the Wild (2007)
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
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The Hurricane (1999)
The Hurricane (1999)
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Pitch Perfect (2012)
Pitch Perfect (2012)
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The Call of the Wild (1972)
The Call of the Wild (1972)
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All the President's Men (1976)
All the President's Men (1976)
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
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Midnight Express (1978)
Midnight Express (1978)
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The Basketball Diaries (1995)
The Basketball Diaries (1995)
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
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The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
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Freedom Writers (2007)
Freedom Writers (2007)
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He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
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Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
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My Dog Skip (2000)
My Dog Skip (2000)
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Syriana (2005)
Syriana (2005)
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