based on a true story
  films that consist of a story line that has at least some basis in real historical events, and may actually contain only a few factual elements. These films, loosely based on various biographies, stories, or events, may/may not significantly alter the characters or situations for greater dramatic effect; inspired by a true story indicates the film is even looser with the factual basis of the events.
  Examples: Braveheart (1995) (an account of the life of medieval Scottish patriot William Wallace), Raging Bull (1980) (based on the life of middleweight boxer Jake LaMotta), and Erin Brockovich (2000) (with Julia Roberts as the crusading single mother) shown here.

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