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, Lethal Kittens
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
CharactersFBI
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
CharactersCriminals
PlotDrug addict, On real events, Money
PlaceUSA
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)
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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)
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PlotOn real events
PlaceUSA

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
CountryUSA
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.

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.

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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.

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
CountryUSA
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
CountryRussia
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
CharactersGangsters
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.

Fatima (2020)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, military
CountryPortugal, USA
PlotOn real events, Mystery
PlaceUSA

In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an end to World War I. As secularist government officials and Church leaders try to force the children to recant their story, word of the sighting spreads across the country, inspiring religious pilgrims to flock to the site in hopes of witnessing a miracle..

Streltsov (2020)
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Genremelodrama, sport
CountryRussia
PlotRivalry, On real events
StyleTouching

By the age of twenty, Eduard Streltsov has everything one can dream of: talent, fame and love. He is the rising star of Soviet football. The whole country, with bated breath, expects victory from the national team at the upcoming World Cup where Streltsov is to face the great Brazilian football player Pelé. However, two days before the departure of the team, the sportsman’s enemies manage to destroy his career. When the door to big sport seems to be closed for good, Streltsov has to re-enter the field and prove that he is a true champion who is worth everybody’s love.

The Heist of the Century (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
PlotBank robbery, On real events

In 2006, a group of thieves performed what is considered one of the most famous and smart bank heists in the history of Argentina. How they robbed the Rio bank is as surprising as what happened afterwards. This is their story.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, India
CharactersLawyers
PlotOn real events

What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.

De Gaulle (2020)
Markimdb: 5.9
CharactersHorses
PlotRadio, On real events
PlaceFrance, Beach, Aircraft, London
TimeWorld War II

Paris, June 1940. The de Gaulle couple is confronted with the military and political collapse of France. Charles de Gaulle joins London while Yvonne, his wife, finds herself with her three children on the road of the exodus.

Shugaley (2020)
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PlotOn real events, Survival
StyleTense, Atmospheric

This story is not a figment of the scriptwriters’ imagination; these are real living facts. New Russian action movie Shugaley is a story about the war that is going on today. The film is based on real events taking place in Libya today. Two Russian social scientists, Maxim Shugaley and Samir Seifan, are invited to the conflict-torn country to carry out a public opinion research. In the course of their work, they come over the information, that would be damaging to the puppet government if made public. Russians are kidnapped and tortured in a private prison for more than a year. The situation cannot be resolved peacefully, so the Russian side is preparing a rescue operation. Premiere date - end of april 2020

Death to 2020 (2020)
PlotOn real events
TimeNew Year
StyleNetflix

2020: A year so [insert adjective of choice here], even the creators of Black Mirror couldn't make it up… but that doesn't mean they don't have a little something to add. This comedy event that tells the story of the dreadful year that was — and perhaps still is? The documentary-style special weaves together some of the world's most (fictitious) renowned voices with real-life archival footage.

Russian Georgians. Part 1 (2020)
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CharactersCelebrities
PlotOn real events

The film is about the historical role of Georgians in Russian, and later - Soviet politics, culture and science. The heroes of the film are Bagration and Shevardnadze, Pirosmani and Danelia, Balanchine and Andronikov.

Ammonite (2020)
CharactersScientists, Lesbians
PlotOn real events
Time19th century
StyleRomantic

In 1840s England, palaeontologist Mary Anning and a young woman sent by her husband to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship. Despite the chasm between their social spheres and personalities, Mary and Charlotte discover they can each offer what the other has been searching for: the realisation that they are not alone. It is the beginning of a passionate and all-consuming love affair that will defy all social bounds and alter the course of both lives irrevocably.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryIndia
CharactersWarriors, Military, Kings, Emperors
PlotDeath, On real events
PlaceIndia

When Aurangzeb recruits his trusted soldier Udaybhan to control the Kondhana fort, Shivaji's military leader Tanhaji Malusare and his army of Maratha warriors set out to recapture the fortress.

Critical Thinking (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersLosers, Teachers
PlotContests, Chess, On real events
PlaceGhetto
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

Based on a true story from 1998, five Latino and Black teenagers from the toughest underserved ghetto in Miami fight their way into the National Chess Championship under the guidance of their unconventional but inspirational teacher.

One Night in Miami... (2020)
Markimdb: 7.2
CharactersBodyguards
PlotDancing, Money, Boxing, Religious, On real events
PlaceHotels, Party
StyleTense, Makes me think

In the aftermath of Cassius Clay's defeat of Sonny Liston in 1964, the boxer meets with Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown to change the course of history in the segregated South.

Operation Christmas Drop (2020)
CharactersMilitary, Pilots
PlotAdventure, On real events
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Fascinating, Makes me think, Inspirational, Romantic

While gathering evidence to support closing a tropical U.S. Air Force base, a congressional aide warms to its generous captain.

A Man From Podolsk (2020)
PlotDeath, On real events
PlaceRussia
StyleTo cry

A simple guy from Podolsk ends up in the Moscow Police Department and morally prepares for all sorts of humiliations. But the representatives of the law suddenly turn out to be exacting intellectuals…

Mank (2020)
PlotOn real events
PlaceUSA
StyleBy books

1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.

The Man Standing Next (2020)
PlotPolitical, On real events
PlaceKorea, Asia, USA

In the 1970s, Korea is under the absolute control of the President Park who controls the KCIA, the organization with an edge over any branch of government. The director of KCIA, KIM Gyu-pyeong, is the seemingly most prospective second-in-command. In the midst of reign of fear, a former KCIA director, PARK Yong-gak who knows all about the government’s obscure operations, exiles to the U.S. where the investigation of ‘Koreagate’ is underway. As the tension escalates, the stifling political maneuvering by the all second-in-command’s unfolds.

True History of the Kelly Gang (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, western, crime, biography
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom, France
PlotDeath, Chase, Bank robbery, On real events
PlaceAustralia

Set against the badlands of colonial Australia where the English rule with a bloody fist and the Irish endure, Ned Kelly discovers he comes from a line of Irish rebels—an uncompromising army of cross dressing bandits immortalised for terrorising their oppressors back in Ireland. Nurtured by the notorious bushranger, Harry Power and fuelled by the unfair arrest of his mother, Kelly recruits a wild bunch of warriors to plot one of the most audacious attacks of anarchy and rebellion the country has ever seen.

The Last Frontier (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotOn real events
TimeWorld War II
StyleTense

The story of the Podolsk cadets’ heroic stand outside Moscow in October 1941. Cadets were sent to the Ilyinsky line, fighting alongside units from the Soviet 43rd Army to hold back the German advance until reinforcements arrived. Hopelessly outnumbered, young men laid down their lives in a battle lasting almost two weeks to obstruct the far superior German forces advancing towards Moscow. Around 3,500 cadets and their commanding officers were sent to hold up the last line of defense outside Moscow. Most of them remained there for eternity.

Amundsen (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.2)
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryNorway
Duration02:05
PlotOn real events, Snow, Cold, Expeditions, Political
PlaceAntarctica

Based on the true story of polar explorer, Roald Amundsen, this movie covers his life and the dangerous way to the pole.

Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 7)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:32
PlotOn real events, Political
PlaceEngland

Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.

Fyre (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
PlotOn real events
PlaceParty

He promised supermodels and yachts, but delivered tents and cheese sandwiches. How one man engineered a music festival disaster.

The Dirt (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:44
CharactersMusicians, Rockers, Businessmen, Singers, Guitarists
PlotOn real events

The story of Mötley Crüe and their rise from the Sunset Strip club scene of the early 1980s to superstardom.

The White Crow (2019)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration02:24
PlotDancing, On real events
TimeCold War

The story of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:34
CharactersPoor, Dogs, Students, Teachers
PlotSurvival, Hunger, On real events, Fate, Radio, Justice, Freedom
PlaceSmall cities, School
StyleTo cry, Heavy, Depressive

Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

The Highwaymen (2019)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersPartners, Bartenders, Singers, FBI
PlotOn real events, Bank robbery, Political, Gambling

In 1934, Frank Hamer and Manny Gault, two former Texas Rangers, are commissioned to put an end to the wave of vicious crimes perpetrated by Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, a notorious duo of infamous robbers and cold-blooded killers who nevertheless are worshiped by the public.

Leaving Neverland (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7)
Genredocumentary, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:52
CharactersCelebrities
PlotOn real events

Explores the experiences of James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who were both befriended and sexually abused by singer Michael Jackson, and the complicated feelings that led them both to confront their experiences.

Rocketman (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, musical, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersCelebrities, Musicians, Singers, Pianists
PlotOn real events, Music, Drug addict, Dancing
PlaceEngland, Night Clubs
StyleVivid

The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

The Best of Enemies (2019)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:43
CharactersPartners, Parents, Teachers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Political, Weapon
PlaceSchool
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Heavy, Soulful, Makes me think

Centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

15 Minutes of War (2019)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:38
CharactersSnipers, Lifeguards, Terrorists
PlotHostage, On real events
StyleTense, Disturbing, Depressive

February 1976. Somalian rebels hijack a school bus carrying 21 French children and their teacher in Djibouti City. When the terrorists drive it to a no-man’s-land on the border between Somalia and French territory, the French Government sends out a newly formed elite squad to rescue the hostages. Within a few hours, the highly trained team arrives to the crisis area, where the Somalian National Army has taken position behind the barbed wire on the border. The French unit is left with very few options to rescue the hostages. As the volatile situation unravels, the French men quickly come up with a daring plan: carry out a simultaneous 5 men sniper attack to get the children and the teacher out safely. A true story.

Madonna and the Breakfast Club (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredocumentary, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersCelebrities, Musicians, Singers, Strong women
PlotOn real events, Music
StyleWomens in main roles, Good music

The documentary story of Madonna's struggling days in New York with her first band "Breakfast Club," leading up to her first solo record deal.

Lost Girls (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Death, Depression, Missing people, On real events
PlaceUSA
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.

Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller
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 Last Full Measure (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
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.

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