Special Report

50 Worst Movies Based on True Events

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20. Mobsters (1991)
> Favorable reviews: 57% of audiences
> Director: Michael Karbelnikoff
> Starring: Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey, Rodney Eastman
> Domestic box office: $20.25 million
> Based on: Early 20th century organized crime in New York City

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19. Wild America (1997)
> Favorable reviews: 59% of audiences
> Director: William Dear
> Starring: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa, Scott Bairstow
> Domestic box office: $7.32 million
> Based on: The Stouffer brothers’ documentary on endangered species

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18. Domino (2005)
> Favorable reviews: 56% of audiences
> Director: Tony Scott
> Starring: Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar RamÖrez
> Domestic box office: $10.17 million
> Based on: The life of bounty hunter Domino Harvey, daughter of actor Laurence Harvey

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17. In Love and War (1996)
> Favorable reviews: 50% of audiences
> Director: Richard Attenborough
> Starring: Sandra Bullock, Chris O’Donnell, Mackenzie Astin
> Domestic box office: $14.48 million
> Based on: Ernest Hemingway’s experience in World War I

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16. The Zodiac (2005)
> Favorable reviews: 38% of audiences
> Director: Alexander Bulkley
> Starring: Justin Chambers, Robin Tunney, Rory Culkin
> Domestic box office: $0.04 million
> Based on: The crimes committed by the Zodiac serial killer

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15. The Black Dahlia (2006)
> Favorable reviews: 27% of audiences
> Director: Brian De Palma
> Starring: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson
> Domestic box office: $22.52 million
> Based on: The unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles

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14. Amelia (2009)
> Favorable reviews: 31% of audiences
> Director: Mira Nair
> Starring: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor
> Domestic box office: $14.24 million
> Based on: The life of Amelia Earhart

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13. Annabelle (2014)
> Favorable reviews: 36% of audiences
> Director: John R. Leonetti
> Starring: Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard
> Domestic box office: $84.27 million
> Based on: An allegedly haunted doll

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12. Chapter 27 (2007)
> Favorable reviews: 37% of audiences
> Director: J.P. Schaefer
> Starring: Chuck Cooper, Victor Verhaeghe, Robert Gerard Larkin
> Domestic box office: $0.06 million
> Based on: John Lennon’s murder

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11. Regression (2015)
> Favorable reviews: 21% of audiences
> Director: Alejandro Amenábar
> Starring: Ethan Hawke, David Thewlis, Emma Watson
> Domestic box office: $0.05 million
> Based on: Satanic cults in the U.S. in the late 20th century