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    Smile Favourite Film Based On A True Story?

    I'd have to go with "catch me if you can"

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    Has to be Midnight Express, i think the Turks still have it in for Oliver Stone!

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    Tina turner whats love got to do with it its true story of how earlier life worth watching its hard to believe she endured that abuse from her husband

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    easy. Freedom Writers. i love it!

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    Lord of the Rings.... That's a true story isn't it...

    Sorry, my favourite biopic is probably Take Me Home - about John Denver, but then I could be biased...
    In so far as true life stories are concerned, it has to be Molokai - not exactly light entertainment, but I defy anyone to watch it and feel no sort of compassion or emotion.
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    Now if you like a tear jerker based on a true story, make sure that you watch "HACHICO A DOGS STORY", This really got to me, it stars Richard Gere, have your box of tissues close by , a great film for any age group, if this does not get to you , you must have a heart of stone.

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    The Changling, a gripping true story
    Once the original Grumpy Owld Man but alas no more

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    Papillion, with Steve McQueen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Music Monster View Post
    Lord of the Rings.... That's a true story isn't it...

    Sorry, my favourite biopic is probably Take Me Home - about John Denver, but then I could be biased...
    In so far as true life stories are concerned, it has to be Molokai - not exactly light entertainment, but I defy anyone to watch it and feel no sort of compassion or emotion.
    I can certainly vouch for 'Take Me Home'. It's among my all time favourites, along with 'To Hell and Back' (Audie Murphy) and 'War and Peace'
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    Riding in cars with boys or Angelas Ashes. Those are my 2 top favourites! Both fantastic films!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanted View Post
    Now if you like a tear jerker based on a true story, make sure that you watch "HACHICO A DOGS STORY", This really got to me, it stars Richard Gere, have your box of tissues close by , a great film for any age group, if this does not get to you , you must have a heart of stone.

    awwww i watched this the other morning and omg to say i have never cried so much at a film.Best one i have ever seen xxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanted View Post
    Now if you like a tear jerker based on a true story, make sure that you watch "HACHICO A DOGS STORY", This really got to me, it stars Richard Gere, have your box of tissues close by , a great film for any age group, if this does not get to you , you must have a heart of stone.
    Yes, have to agree with you there !!

    An extremely, heart-warming story and pretty sad as well !!
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    Has to be Schindlers List for me, best true story for me
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    'Gorillas in the Mist' - gets me every time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neepnipper View Post
    'Gorillas in the Mist' - gets me every time!
    My sister cries loads at that! We had to ban her from watching it for a time because it upset so much.
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    "Touching the Void" is an obvious choice, even if it's listed as a 'documentary' film. In the extended edition, it's very interesting to see how the relationship between the two mountaineers has been affected by the whole experience.

    For a less than obvious choice, how about "Escape to Victory", based on a rather less successful but no less heroic episode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalattakk View Post
    Yep, me too!

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    Has to be Men of Honour for me .



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    mine has to be either the Magdalene sister or the entity
    I wouldn't be caught dead with a necrophiliac.

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    Into The Wild was a film that stuck in my memory long after watching. The book on this was also very good.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758758/

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