Best Based on true events movies & tv shows to watch so far in 2017

Some filmmakers, like the Coen Brothers, play with the notion of something being based on true events, but there are plenty of movies, and not just bio-pics, that really are about true events. We have selected the ones that are not just mere reconstructions of what exactly happened, but that also stay true to the cinematic or tv art form.

Find the latest Based on true events movies & tv shows released in 2017, 2016 and earlier. Entertainmentwise has listed the best Based on true events movies & series so far. Foreign movies & series & American Hollywood productions.

New 2017 Based on true events movies to watch right now

Movies categorized under 'Based on true events' released in 2017 so far as well as upcoming releases.

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The Bleeder (05 May 2017)

Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Sadie Sink, Elisabeth Moss, Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman
Boxing | Sports |

A biographical drama about Chuck Wepner, also known as the Bayonne Bleeder. Shows how he went from a father..... Read more

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Battle of the Sexes (29 Sep 2017)

Directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Natalie Morales
Sports |

Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King meet on the tennis court on that fateful day in 1973. Based on a true..... Read more

The Best Sports movies & tv series of the last decade

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    02 Nov 2012
    by Robert Zemeckis

    Whip Whitaker is a pilot who saved almost all of his passengers during an inevitable crash. But he faces..... Read more

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    Dallas Buyers Club

    22 Nov 2013
    by Jean-Marc Vallée

    Ron Woodroof is in disbelief when he finds out he has AIDS, and also when he can’t get access to the..... Read more

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    by N/A

    The show rushes across Australian underworld through different time phases. It focuses on the lives of..... Read more

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    El Club

    13 Aug 2015
    by Pablo Trapero

    A Catholic church sends a counselor to a small Chilean beach town after an incident occurs. Living in this..... Read more

    Picture of NO


    09 Aug 2012
    by Pablo Larraín

    Augusto Pinochet is a military dictator. Renè Savedra is an advertising executive who is called on to help..... Read more

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    08 May 2015
    by Stephen Bradley

    Christina Noble is an Irish woman who flies into Vietnam fourteen years after the war ended. She works hard..... Read more

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    Kill The Messenger

    09 Oct 2014
    by Michael Cuesta

    A biographical drama based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. When he decided to publish stories..... Read more

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    16 Jan 2015
    by Bennett Miller

    Based on true events; Dave and Mark are Olympic gold medal wrestlers. John, a multi-millionaire, invites..... Read more

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    The Bling Ring

    21 Jun 2013
    by Sofia Coppola

    Inspired by true events, a group of teenagers are fame-obssessed. They use the internet to keep track of..... Read more

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