Friday, April 18, 2014

'List of Movies Based on True Stories', Film 'Based on a True Story' or Inspired by Actual Events Like those on and Lifetime Movie Network

Here is a list of movies based on true stories, movies inspired by actual events, movies based on a true story, movies inspired by a true story,  and movies "loosely based" on real-life or true events.

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Alpha Dog

All American Girl The Mary Kay Letourneau Story

All Good Things

Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story

Ann Rule's Everything She Ever Wanted

Ann Rule's Too Late to Say Goodbye

A Friend Of The Family

A Kidnapping In The Family 

A Killer Among Us

A Killing in a Small Town

Abducted The Carlina White Story

 A Memory in My Heart

A Mother's Right 

A Mother's Nightmare

A Woman Scorned the Betty Broderick Story

An Inconvenient Woman 

An Officer and a Murderer 

And Never Let Her Go


Baby Shower

Baby Sellers 

Baby Snatcher 

Bad To The Bone 

Beauty's Revenge

Best Friends

Betrayal Of Trust 

Betrayed at 17 

Bitter Blood 

Black Widower

Blind Trust

Bling Ring 


Broken Silence 

Bond Of Silence


Camp (2013) 

Captive (1991)



Child Of Rage

Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story 

Cries Unheard The Donna Yaklich Story




Dangerous Child

Dallas Buyers Club

Dawn Anna 

Deadly Matrimony

Deadly Spa aka Deadly Spa Weekend 

Deadly Whispers 

Death Clique

Deceived By Trust: A Moment Of Truth

Deep Family Secrets

Desperate For Love

Dirty Little Secret: The Jodi Arias Story 

Drew Peterson Untouchable 

Dying to belong 

Eight Days To Live

Escape From Polygamy

Empty Cradle 

End Of Watch

Every Mother's Worst Fear 

Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleading Scandal 

Facebook Detectives 

Fast and Furious aka (The Fast and The Furious)

Fatal Trust 

Fighting For My Daughter

Flowers In The Attic 

For One Night


Girl Soldier 

Good Night Sweet Wife: A Murder In Boston

Gospel of Deceit  

Hav Plenty

Hit and Run 1999 Lifetime movie 

Hit and Run 2009

Heaven Is For Real 

Held Hostage 

Her Desperate Choice

Her Final Fury

Honor Thy Father and Mother True Story of the Menendez Murder

House Of Versace

Hunt for the I-5 Killer

In God's Country 

I Me Wed 

In The Line Of Duty: Blaze Of Glory


Judgment Day The John List Story

Left To Die 

Lies Of The Heart: Story of Laurie Kellogg 

Lies He Told

Lies My Mother Told Me

Little Girl Lost the Delimar Vera Story

Lizzie Borden Took An Axe

Love Honor and Obey 

Love Thy Neighbor

Midwest Obsession

Mini's First Time 

Mistaken Identity

Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story

Murder Of Innocence 

Murder in a College Town

Murder in the Hamptons  

Murder In The First

Murder at My Door

Murder in Greenwich 

Murder or Memory  

Murder Ordained

My Husband's Double Life :see The Familiar Stranger 

My Neighbor's Keeper

My Son Is Innocent

My Son Johnny 

No One Could Protect Her 

Normal Life

One Angry Juror 

Our Guys: Outrage in Glenridge

Outrage In Glen Ridge

Open Water 

Paid in Full 

Pain and Gain 


Prayers For Bobby 

Preacher's Daughter 

Pregnancy Pact 

Prison Of Secrets

Promised A Miracle

Prosecuting Casey Anthony 

Rabbit Proof Fence 

Race Against Fear A Moment of Truth: see Broken Silence

Rasputin and the Empress 

Restless Virg/


Romeo Killer The Chris Porco Story  


Shattered Hearts: A Moment Of Truth
She Made Them Do It
Scared Silent 
Secrets of Eden
Seduced By Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story
Sexting In Suburbia 
Shadow of Fear 
Shattered Glass 
Shattered Promises
She Fought Alone (Tiffani Thiessen Lifetime Movie)
Sin and Redemption 
Sins Of The Preacher 
Sleeping With The Devil
Small Sacrifices
Snap Decision/Snap Judgment 
Someone Elses Child
Someone She Knows   
Soul Surfer
Steel Magnolias
Still Mine 

Stolen Child
Stolen Miracle 
Student Seduction
Suburban Madness 
Taken Back Finding Haley
Taking Back Our Town 
Tangled Web
The A.R.K Report
The Babysitter's Seduction
The Brooke Ellison Story 
The Butler 
The Cheating Pact 
The Citizen 
The Conjuring
The Coverup aka The Cover-Up
The Disappearance of Vonnie 
The Fantasia Barrino Story

The Elizabeth Smart Story
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Familiar Stranger   
The Frozen Ground 
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Girl
The Grim Sleeper 
The Help 
The Insider
The Impossible 
The Legend Of Lucy Keyes 
The Man Next Door
The Morrison Murders
"The Obsession" 2006 
The Pastor's Wife 
The People Next Door
The Perfect Bride
The Perfect Husband: The "Laci Peterson" story 
The Perfect Roommate  
The Perfect Storm
"The Preacher's Mistress"

The Pregnancy Project
The Stepfather
The Stranger I Married
The Two Mr. Kissels 
The 33 of San Jose 
The Wrong Man
To Be Fat Like Me
To Love, Honor and Betray
Trial By Fire

Two Babies: Switched At Birth (1999) 

Twisted Desire 
Unanswered Prayers 
Ultimate Deception and Ultimate Betrayal 
Vows Of Deception
What Color is Love
What Happened to Bobby Earl: see Murder in a College Town
What Makes a Family 
When Andrew Came Home
Why Do Fools Fall In Love 
Why My Daughter 
We Have Your Husband  
Woman with a Past 

Heaven Is For Real

"Heaven Is for Real" is the weekend's biggest Easter movie of 2014. It is based on the incredible true story of Colton Burpo, a little boy who claims to have heard angels singing to him in heaven. The true story of Colton Burpo was told in the family's book, "Heaven Is For Real."

A photo of little Colton Burpo with his father Todd Burpo.

Where is Colton Burpo now?

He is 14 years old, and he is telling his story, quite eloquently. He has been featured on various talk shows, both religious and secular. The family has also had to endure ridicule and criticism over the movie. Some critics are saying the story is fake or that it is built on lies. Perhaps the reverse is true. No one will ever know for sure, but most people believe that the child did experience something. Even still, it is a moving and courageous story.

"Heaven Is For Real": Heartfelt But Dull

Here is Colton Burpo, age 14. He is an articulate young man now. And still in the ministry.

Here is the "Heaven Is For Real" movie trailer.

True crime: African American Black

Visit our other site of true crimes with an African American angle. We're compiling a list of interesting stories there that are based on black true crime.

African American True Crime Archive: a collection of black true crime stories.