Tuesday, December 16, 2014

'List of Movies Based on True Stories', Film 'Based on a True Story' or Inspired by Actual Events Like those on Truemovie.tv 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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Aaliyah: Princess of R&B

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 Vows

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

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 

The Price Of A Broken Heart

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

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

Starting Over

Steel Magnolias
Still Mine  

Stolen Miracle 

Suburban Madness 
Taken Back Finding Haley
Taking Back Our Town 

Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story

The A.R.K Report
The Babysitter's Seduction
The Brooke Ellison Story 
The Butler 

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 Girl

The Help 

The Impossible 
The Legend Of Lucy Keyes 
The Man Next Door
The Morrison Murders
"The Obsession" 2006 
The Pastor's Wife 

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 

To Be Fat Like Me
To Love, Honor and Betray

Two Babies: Switched At Birth (1999) 

The Wrong Woman 

The Wrong Man (based on the same case as above)

Unanswered Prayers 
Ultimate Deception and Ultimate Betrayal 

What Color is Love
What Happened to Bobby Earl: see Murder in a College Town
What Makes a Family 

Why Do Fools Fall In Love 
We Have Your Husband  
Woman with a Past 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B‎

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B will premiere on Lifetime tonight (Sat, November 15, 2014) at 8 p.m. It is based on the true story of 1990's R&B artist Aaliyah Dana Haughton.

As you know there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the movie. First, her family is totally against it, then Zendaya Coleman, the original young lady who was cast in the movie, was either fired or quit.

And to top it all off, many Aaliyah fans say that new replacement Alexandra Shipp looks nothing like Aaliyah.

 In any event, while I'm waiting on the new Aaliyah movie to debut, I can't help but think back to 2001 when the world lost Aaliyah.

According to the book Have You Met Miss Jones?: The Life and Loves of Radio's Most Controversial Diva, Aaliyah was a really cool person that anyone would want to hang out with. She was a good, angelic singer, who was one of the few female singers during those old days.

 According to the book, her association with R Kelly is what made many people notice her. She also dated Damon Dash back in those days, too.

No one ever had anything bad to say about Aaliyah. She wasn't a diva, and she didn't have a bad attitude. People who know her say that she was fun and down to earth. When her plane went down in August 2001, no one could believe it. It was a truly heartbreaking moment in radio and tv hip hop history.

At the time, everyone wanted to know how R Kelly was coping since everyone knew how much he loved her. All of the media and her fans were glued to the tv to get the latest details surrounding the accident.

Aaliyah's music was played over the radio stations and on tv relentlessly, with many people bursting into tears as they listened to and watched clips of the new music video "Rock the Boat," the video that she shot in the Bahamas.

It was incredibly sad for most of the hip hop, rap and r&b world. Though it was not televised, the news reported on the services that were held for the star. And we got to see the beautiful white horses, carriage, and the beautiful doves that were released in her memory.

Despite the family's annoyance at the making of the movie, it will give Aaliyah's legacy a chance to live on, and it will be an introduction to many young people who have little knowledge of the star and her impact on r&b.

One thing is for sure, all of the music world and Aaliyah's true fans will be watching very closely.

Can't wait to read the comments on Black Twitter later....

Friday, October 31, 2014

Old NBC, CBS, ABC True Story Movies

I haven't written on this site in quite some time, since I have been writing professionally with Inquisitr and Examiner. Make no mistake, true story movies and movies based on true stories are still my first love.

I remember in the old days (the 1980's and 1990's) watching old NBC, CBS, and ABC movies were the thing to do. Later those movies made their debut on Lifetime Movie Network.

And now in 2014, it seems like those old movies are just a thing of the past, not even Lifetime is airing those movies very much these days.

I hope somehow we can keep those old movies alive. They were such great stories that hold a lot of valuable lessons for us today. Some of those movies help keep us on our toes, when it comes to true friends, and how treacherous they can be.

The newer Lifetime movies that are based on true stories are just not the same, right? They are good movies,but I sure miss the drama from those old style movies based on or inspired by actual events. Many of those movies are now on YouTube. And you can also find them on Demand under the Lifetime title. Many of the original true story based movies are also on Netflix.