Special Report

50 Worst Movies Based on True Events

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50. The Weight of Water (2000)
> Favorable reviews: 38% of audiences
> Director: Kathryn Bigelow
> Starring: Catherine McCormack, Sean Penn, Sarah Polley
> Domestic box office: $0.10 million
> Based on: The 1873 Smuttynose Island (New Hampshire) murders

Source: Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

49. Boxcar Bertha (1972)
> Favorable reviews: 33% of audiences
> Director: Martin Scorsese
> Starring: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus
> Domestic box office: N/A
> Based on: Amalgam of lives of three women

Source: Courtesy of IFC Midnight

48. The Silent House (2010)
> Favorable reviews: 37% of audiences
> Director: Gustavo Hernández
> Starring: Florencia Colucci, Abel Tripaldi, Gustavo Alonso
> Domestic box office: N/A
> Based on: Crimes that allegedly took place in 1940s Uruguay

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

47. Wild Bill (1995)
> Favorable reviews: 27% of audiences
> Director: Walter Hill
> Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt
> Domestic box office: $2.17 million
> Based on: Final days of folk hero Wild Bill Hickok

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

46. Two for the Money (2005)
> Favorable reviews: 47% of audiences
> Director: D.J. Caruso
> Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Al Pacino, Rene Russo
> Domestic box office: $22.86 million
> Based on: Life of athlete-turned-gambler Brandon Lang

Source: Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

45. Walking Tall (2004)
> Favorable reviews: 59% of audiences
> Director: Kevin Bray
> Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Scott, Johnny Knoxville
> Domestic box office: $45.86 million
> Based on: Life of corruption-busting Sheriff Buford Pusser

Source: Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

44. At First Sight (1999)
> Favorable reviews: 46% of audiences
> Director: Irwin Winkler
> Starring: Val Kilmer, Mira Sorvino, Kelly McGillis
> Domestic box office: $22.37 million
> Based on: Life of Shirl Jennings, who gained sight after lifelong blindness

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

43. Billy Bathgate (1991)
> Favorable reviews: 29% of audiences
> Director: Robert Benton
> Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Loren Dean
> Domestic box office: $15.97 million
> Based on: Life of mobster Dutch Schultz

Source: Courtesy of Lionsgate

42. American Pastoral (2016)
> Favorable reviews: 29% of audiences
> Director: Ewan McGregor
> Starring: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning
> Domestic box office: $0.54 million
> Based on: Life of Seymour Masin, a great athlete from Newark, New Jersey

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41. Ted Bundy (2002)
> Favorable reviews: 45% of audiences
> Director: Matthew Bright
> Starring: Michael Reilly Burke, Boti Bliss, Julianna McCarthy
> Domestic box office: $0.01 million
> Based on: Life of serial killer Ted Bundy