List of films based on actual events

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This is a list of films that are based on actual events. All films on this list are from American production unless indicated otherwise.

Not all films 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 film. True story films[1] gained popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with the production of films based on actual events that first aired on CBS, ABC, and NBC. The Movies Based on True Stories Database by Traciy Curry-Reyes was the first to compile a list of films based on true stories, and was the first site to coin the term "movies based on true stories" in the 1990s. This list should only include films supported by a Wikipedia article.

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