Special Report

50 Worst Movies Based on True Events

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

10. Against the Ropes (2004)
> Favorable reviews: 28% of audiences
> Director: Charles S. Dutton
> Starring: Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Charles S. Dutton
> Domestic box office: $5.88 million
> Based on: The story of the first successful female boxing manager

Source: Courtesy of Lionsgate

9. The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
> Favorable reviews: 44% of audiences
> Director: Tom Elkins
> Starring: Abigail Spencer, Chad Michael Murray, Katee Sackhoff
> Domestic box office: N/A
> Based on: Events that allegedly took place at the Wyrick house

Source: Courtesy of Universum Film A.G.

8. Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
> Favorable reviews: 23% of audiences
> Director: Hans Horn
> Starring: Susan May Pratt, Richard Speight Jr., Niklaus Lange
> Domestic box office: N/A
> Based on: Actual events of group of friends stranded at sea

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

7. Alexander (2004)
> Favorable reviews: 34% of audiences
> Director: Oliver Stone
> Starring: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson
> Domestic box office: $34.30 million
> Based on: The life of Alexander the Great

Source: Courtesy of Freestyle Releasing

6. An American Haunting (2005)
> Favorable reviews: 35% of audiences
> Director: Courtney Solomon
> Starring: Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Hurd-Wood
> Domestic box office: $16.30 million
> Based on: The alleged Bell Witch Haunting in Tennessee

Source: Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

5. Grace of Monaco (2014)
> Favorable reviews: 24% of audiences
> Director: Olivier Dahan
> Starring: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, André Penvern
> Domestic box office: N/A
> Based on: The life of Grace Kelly

Source: Courtesy of Phase 4 Films

4. Hick (2011)
> Favorable reviews: 36% of audiences
> Director: Derick Martini
> Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Blake Lively, Rory Culkin
> Domestic box office: N/A
> Based on: A young girl running away from home to pursue a new life in Las Vegas

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

3. Lucky Numbers (2000)
> Favorable reviews: 18% of audiences
> Director: Nora Ephron
> Starring: John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Tim Roth
> Domestic box office: $10.01 million
> Based on: The 1980 Pennsylvania Lottery scandal

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

2. Primeval (2007)
> Favorable reviews: 31% of audiences
> Director: Michael Katleman
> Starring: Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones, Brooke Langton
> Domestic box office: $10.60 million
> Based on: A massive man-eating crocodile in Burundi

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

1. Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)
> Favorable reviews: 28% of audiences
> Director: Simon Wincer
> Starring: Danny Glover, Ray Liotta, Denis Leary
> Domestic box office: $24.70 million
> Based on:Transportation of an elephant through the jungle during the Vietnam War