Real Life Stories Made Into Real Great Films

A Listmania! list by Tanya "monkeyfish4" (New Zealand)
 
Chopper [2000] [DVD]
1.  Chopper [2000] [DVD] DVD ~ Eric Bana
The list author says:
  "He's mad, bad and he's Australian.  DVD has interviews with the real 'Chopper' - unmissable!"
2.37   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

The Straight Story [DVD] [1999]
2.  The Straight Story [DVD] [1999] DVD ~ Richard Farnsworth
The list author says:
  "David Lynch brings to life this quriky story about one man's quest - on a lawnmower - to reunite with his estranged brother."
9.99   Used & New from: 0.25
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Midnight Express [DVD]
3.  Midnight Express [DVD] DVD ~ Brad Davis
The list author says:
  "Smuggling drugs out of Turkey was never a good idea.  Alan Parker directs."
11.99   Used & New from: 0.15
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Honeymoon Killers [DVD]
4.  The Honeymoon Killers [DVD] DVD ~ Shirley Stoler
The list author says:
  "Re-telling of the Lonely Hearts Killers story.  These two are scary!"
6.42   Used & New from: 0.19
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Rated X [DVD]
5.  Rated X [DVD] DVD ~ Charlie Sheen
The list author says:
  "Two brothers who made it big in the porn industry, but couldn't handle it.  The Sheen boys do a great job here, should have been called Under-rated X."
7.99   Used & New from: 0.01
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Donnie Brasco (1997) [DVD]
6.  Donnie Brasco (1997) [DVD] DVD ~ Al Pacino
The list author says:
  "Pacino and Depp are both brilliant in this story of the undercover guy who nearly goes too far under."
3.46   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Kundun [DVD] [1998]
7.  Kundun [DVD] [1998] DVD ~ Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong
The list author says:
  "Inspiring and beautiful story of the current Dalai Lama and his exile from Tibet.  Scorsese's portrait was slammed by the Chinese govt who forced a scaled down release.  A must see!"
5.99   Used & New from: 1.60
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Elephant Man [DVD]
8.  The Elephant Man [DVD] DVD ~ Anthony Hopkins
The list author says:
  "David Lynch again treats his subject matter with great respect and so paints a sympathetic and moving portrait of this crippled man who struggled for acceptance in the most horrifying of circumstances"
12.50   Used & New from: 3.68
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Frances [VHS] [1982]
9.  Frances [VHS] [1982] VHS Jessica Lange
The list author says:
  "The Hollywood starlet who wouldn't succumb to tinsel town's stereotyping and whose life in and out of asylums is well-documented here."
5.89   Used & New from: 3.74
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Silkwood [DVD] [1984]
10.  Silkwood [DVD] [1984] DVD ~ Meryl Streep
The list author says:
  "Karen Silkwood's story revolves around the nuclear plant she worked in, which she believed to have serious safety issues.  Streep, Cher and Russell all give fine performances."
14.99   Used & New from: 0.78
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Raging Bull (Wide Screen) [DVD] [1981]
11.  Raging Bull (Wide Screen) [DVD] [1981] DVD ~ Robert De Niro
The list author says:
  "Scorsese's tribute to fighter Jake LaMotta is searingly honest and brilliantly shot.  Watch it again and again."
3.99   Used & New from: 0.29
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

In The Name Of The Father [DVD] [1994]
12.  In The Name Of The Father [DVD] [1994] DVD ~ Daniel Day-Lewis
The list author says:
  "The story of Gerry Conlon, wrongly accused and imprisoned, along with others including his father, for the bombing of an English pub.  Day-Lewis and Thompson head a passionate cast."
11.98   Used & New from: 7.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Immortal Beloved [VHS] [1995]
13.  Immortal Beloved [VHS] [1995] VHS Gary Oldman
The list author says:
  "This is worth it just for the music.  How much is true is up for debate, but Beethoven is Beethoven."
Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Heavenly Creatures [VHS] [1995]
14.  Heavenly Creatures [VHS] [1995] VHS Melanie Lynskey
The list author says:
  "A murder that shocked sleepy 50s New Zealand, Peter Jackson handles this brilliantly - a real departure form his previous splatter-fests."
Used & New from: 3.86
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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Let Him Have It [DVD] (1991)
15.  Let Him Have It [DVD] (1991) DVD ~ Christopher Eccleston
The list author says:
  "Heart-breaking story of Derek Bentley who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Eccleston is great."
6.40   Used & New from: 2.40
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Dog Day Afternoon [DVD] [1975]
16.  Dog Day Afternoon [DVD] [1975] DVD ~ Al Pacino
The list author says:
  "Pacino's barn-storming performance as Sonny Wortzik whose attempt to rob a New York bank in 1972 went down in television history going out live as it happened."
4.60   Used & New from: 0.20
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Badlands [VHS]
17.  Badlands [VHS] VHS Martin Sheen
The list author says:
  "Kit and Holly (Charlie Sheen and Sissy Spacek) were teen lovers with nothing much to do.  Their killing spree across America in 1959 shocked the nation."
Used & New from: 1.50
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Insider [DVD] [2000]
18.  The Insider [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Russell Crowe
The list author says:
  "Russel Crowe and Al Pacino are convincing in this story about a man who tried to expose the lies of the tobacco industry in the US."
3.27   Used & New from: 0.20
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Erin Brockovich [DVD] [2000]
19.  Erin Brockovich [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Julia Roberts
The list author says:
  "What a little corker!  I never knew Julia had it in her.  Riveting story and top performances."
2.77   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Barfly [VHS]
20.  Barfly [VHS] VHS Mickey Rourke
The list author says:
  "Mickey Rourke really pulled off the part of the alcoholic poet based on the life of Charles Bukowski.  Faye Dunaway is great as his lush girlfriend."
17.95   Used & New from: 3.94
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Goodfellas [1990] [DVD]
21.  Goodfellas [1990] [DVD] DVD ~ Robert De Niro
The list author says:
  "Ray Liotta gives his best performance in this Scorsese mob movie based on a wiseguy who turned state's evidence."
4.36   Used & New from: 0.28
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (217 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Sweet Dreams [VHS] [1985]
22.  Sweet Dreams [VHS] [1985] VHS Jessica Lange
The list author says:
  "The story of Patsy Cline with another stand-out performance from Jessica Lange.  See also 'A Coalminer's Daughter', with Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn."
Used & New from: 3.50
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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The Infiltrator [VHS]
23.  The Infiltrator [VHS] VHS Oliver Platt
The list author says:
  "Oliver Platt plays Jewish journalist, Yaron Svoray, who infiltrated the neo-Nazi movement in Germany.  Scary stuff."
3.99   Used & New from: 2.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Hurricane [DVD] [2000]
24.  The Hurricane [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Denzel Washington|Vicellous Reon Shannon
The list author says:
  "This is the one Denzel should have got the Oscar for.  Incredible story."
4.10   Used & New from: 0.25
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sid And Nancy [DVD]
25.  Sid And Nancy [DVD] DVD ~ Gary Oldman
The list author says:
  "Chloe Webb and Gary Oldman are compelling as the ill-fated punk couple."
5.75   Used & New from: 1.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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