Real-Time Movies

List of movies based on real events from visitors to our site: Judas and the Black Messiah, Body Brokers, The Mauritanian, The Dig, Penguin Bloom, Console Wars, American Murder: The Family Next Door, The One and Only Ivan, Military Wives, Lost Girls.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Markimdb: 7.7
PlotOn real events, Undercover, Sects, Death, Justice, Political, Money, Freedom, Revolution
PlaceUSA, Prison, Hospitals

    Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers on the orders of FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends—falling for a fellow revolutionary en route—a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.

    Body Brokers (2021)
    Markimdb: 6.2
    PlotDrug addict, On real events, Money
    StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

      Utah and his girlfriend Opal, are drug addicts living on the streets in rural Ohio. After getting recruited by body broker Wood, and offered treatment in Los Angeles, Wood takes Utah under his wing and introduces him to treatment center mogul Vin. Wood and Vin bring Utah in on their lucrative and illegal dealings, where saving lives comes second to the bottom line.

      The Mauritanian (2021)
      Markimdb: 7.3
      CharactersPrisoner, Lawyers, Terrorists, Gods
      PlotOn real events, Investigation, False accusations
      PlaceUSA, Prison, Germany, Beach, Deserts, Aircraft
      TimeNew Year
      StyleBy books

        A detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.

        The Dig (2021)
        Markimdb: 7.1
        CharactersArchaeologists, Soldier, Nurses
        PlotOn real events, Relationship
        PlaceEngland, Aircraft

          As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain's past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.

          Penguin Bloom (2021)
          Markimdb: 6.8
          PlotOn real events

            When an unlikely ally enters the Bloom family's world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin, the bird’s arrival makes a profound difference in the struggling family’s life.

            Console Wars (2020)
            PlotTechnology, Computer games, Computers, On real events

              In 1990, SEGA, a fledgling arcade company assembled a team of misfits to take on the greatest video game company in the world, Nintendo. It was a once-in-a-lifetime, no-holds-barred conflict that pit brother against brother, kids against grownups, Sonic against Mario, and uniquely American capitalism against centuries-old Japanese tradition. For the first time ever, the men and women who fought on the front lines for Sega and Nintendo discuss this battle that defined a generation.

              American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020)
              PlotOn real events

                Using raw, firsthand footage, this documentary examines the disappearance of Shanann Watts and her children, and the terrible events that followed.

                The One and Only Ivan (2020)
                Markimdb: 6.7
                Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
                PlotOn real events

                  Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be.

                  Military Wives (2020)
                  Markimdb: 6.5
                  Genrecomedy, drama, musical
                  CountryUnited Kingdom
                  CharactersStrong women
                  PlotLove, War, Fate, On real events
                  StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Romantic

                    Inspired by global phenomenon of military wives choirs, the story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base. As unexpected bonds of friendship flourish, music and laughter transform their lives, helping each other to overcome their fears for loved ones in combat.

                    Lost Girls (2020)
                    Markimdb: 6.1
                    Genrethriller, drama, detective
                    CharactersSerial killers
                    PlotInvestigation, Death, Depression, Missing people, On real events
                    StyleDepressive, Tense, Disturbing, For single girls, By books

                      When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.

                      Lethal Kittens (2020)
                      Markimdb: 8.3
                      PlotWar, Political, On real events, Fight
                      StyleAction, Patriotic

                        In 2014 Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine turns hot. An engineer, actor, soccer coach and florist volunteer to fight on the front line. Unaware of the pivotal role they will play in the war, they discover the meaning of true leadership.

                        Greyhound (2020)
                        Markimdb: 7
                        Genreaction, military, history
                        CountryUSA, China, Canada
                        PlotShipwreck, On real events
                        PlaceSubmarines, Ships, USA
                        TimeWorld War II

                          A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the surrounding enemy Nazi U-boats in order to give the allies a chance to win the war.

                          Escape From Pretoria (2020)
                          Markimdb: 6.8
                          CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA, South Africa
                          PlotPolitical, Freedom, Prison Break, On real events
                          PlacePrison, Australia
                          StyleAtmospheric, Action, Tense, Disturbing, Makes me think, By books

                            South Africa, 1978. Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, two white political activists from the African National Congress imprisoned by the apartheid regime, put a plan in motion to escape from the infamous Pretoria Prison.

                            The Outpost (2020)
                            Markimdb: 6.8
                            Genreaction, drama, military, history
                            CountryUSA, Bulgaria
                            CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Military
                            PlotWar, On real events

                              A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.

                              Sergio (2020)
                              Markimdb: 6.1
                              Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
                              PlotOn real events

                                A sweeping drama set in the chaotic aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, where the life of top UN diplomat Brazilian Sérgio Vieira de Mello hangs in the balance during the most treacherous mission of his career.

                                Kalashnikov AK-47 (2020)
                                Markimdb: 6.5
                                Genrebiography, history
                                CharactersSoldier, Inventors, Geniuses
                                PlotWeapon, On real events
                                TimeWorld War II
                                StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Fascinating, For men

                                  Tank commander Kalashnikov is severely injured in battle in 1941. The accident leaves him incapacitated and unable to return to the front line. While recovering in the hospital he begins creating the initial sketches of what will become one of the world’s most legendary weapons. A self-taught inventor, Mikhail Kalashnikov, is only 29 when he develops the now iconic assault riffle — the AK-47.

                                  Resistance (2020)
                                  Markimdb: 6.3
                                  Genredrama, military, biography, history
                                  CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
                                  PlotOn real events
                                  TimeWorld War II

                                    The story of mime Marcel Marceau as he works with a group of Jewish boy scouts and the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.

                                    Capone (2020)
                                    Markimdb: 4.7
                                    Genredrama, crime, biography
                                    CountryCanada, USA
                                    PlotMoney, On real events

                                      The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia and comes to be haunted by his violent past.

                                      Tesla (2020)
                                      Markimdb: 5
                                      PlotOn real events
                                      StyleTouching, Soulful, Makes me think

                                        The story of the Promethean struggles of Nikola Tesla, as he attempts to transcend entrenched technology—including his own previous work—by pioneering a system of wireless energy that would change the world.

                                        The Last Full Measure (2020)
                                        Markimdb: 6.8
                                        Genredrama, military, history
                                        CharactersHeroes, Military, Lawyers
                                        PlotInvestigation, Cancer, Death, On real events
                                        PlaceHospitals, Jungle
                                        StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, For men

                                          The incredible true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger, a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen medic who personally saved over sixty men. Thirty-two years later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman investigates a Congressional Medal of Honor request for Pitsenbarger and uncovers a high-level conspiracy behind the decades-long denial of the medal, prompting Huffman to put his own career on the line to seek justice for the fallen airman.