Movies based on True Events

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Films based on actual criminal events.

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1. Helter Skelter (1976)

Not Rated | 194 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The investigation and trial of the horrific Tate-LaBianca mass murders orchestrated by the psychotic pseudo-hippie cult leader, Charles Manson.

Stars: George DiCenzo, Steve Railsback, Nancy Wolfe, Marilyn Burns

Votes: 3,205

2. The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

When an English cartographer must tell a Welsh village that their mountain is only a hill, the offended community sets out to change that.

Director: Christopher Monger | Stars: Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Colm Meaney, Ian McNeice

Votes: 15,729 | Gross: $10.90M

3. Fisherman's Friends (2019)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Ten fisherman from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties.

Director: Chris Foggin | Stars: James Purefoy, Meadow Nobrega, David Hayman, Maggie Steed

Votes: 3,086

4. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Hay-Fork and Bill-Hook (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

On the Welsh Border, an old man suspected of witchcraft is gruesomely murdered with a hay-fork and bill-hook. The Scotland Yard inspector investigating has to wade through a morass of ... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, Kenneth Haigh, Audrey Dalton, Alan Napier

Votes: 113

5. The Veil (1958– )
Episode: The Doctors (1958)

25 min | Horror

"Dr. Angelo Marcabienti", returns home to the small Italian village he grew up in his. His father, also a doctor, is old and tired and "Angelo" wants him to retire and move to the city to ... See full summary »

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Boris Karloff, Tony Travis, Argentina Brunetti, Elvira Curci

Votes: 77

6. The Veil (1958– )
Episode: Destination Nightmare (1958)

Not Rated | 25 min | Horror

A young man, badgered by his father to work in his aviation company, sees a vision of a man while on a routine air-flight. The vision tells him to go to a certain location and he does...in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Boris Karloff, Ron Hagerthy, Myron Healey, Roy Engel

Votes: 70

7. The Veil (1958– )
Episode: Jack the Ripper (1958)

Not Rated | 25 min | Horror

A clairvoyant, in dreams and visions, sees a series of grisly murders in London's Whitechapel district. But his knowledge of the details of the crimes makes him a suspect in the eyes of the police.

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Boris Karloff, Niall MacGinnis, Dorothy Alison, Robert Brown

Votes: 79

8. The Veil (1958– )
Episode: Food on the Table (1958)

25 min | Horror

A captain returns from a sea voyage to a wife he does not love. He saves her life after she is bitten by a snake. He almost immediately regrets having done so, as he learns that a woman who... See full summary »

Director: Frank P. Bibas | Stars: Boris Karloff, Kay Stewart, Tudor Owen, Russ Bender

Votes: 82

9. The Veil (1958– )
Episode: Summer Heat (1958)

Not Rated | 25 min | Horror

A man witnesses a robbery and murder in the apartment across the street from his own. When the police are called, it is discovered that the apartment is empty. Has he seen what he thinks he... See full summary »

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Boris Karloff, Harry Bartell, Paul Bryar, Ray Montgomery

Votes: 78

10. The Veil (1958– )
Episode: The Return of Madame Vernoy (1958)

Not Rated | 30 min | Horror

In August of 1927, Madame Sita Vernoy dies in a small town in India, leaving a grieving husband and a newborn son. One year and ten days later, Santha Naidu is born in Delhi: a girl-child ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lee Torrance, Jean Del Val, Iphigenie Castiglioni

Votes: 69

11. The Veil (1958– )
Episode: Whatever Happened to Peggy (1958)

25 min | Horror

A teenage girl, Ruth, is possessed by the tormented soul of another young girl.

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Boris Karloff, Denise Alexander, Whit Bissell, Olive Blakeney

Votes: 36

12. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: The Dead Part of the House (1959)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A young girl moves into a new house with her father and aunt, and before long, she makes friends with the ghosts of three girls who reside in an upstairs nursery -- though the adults assume that her new "friends" are her three new dolls.

Director: John Newland | Stars: John Newland, Philip Abbott, Joanne Linville, Mimi Gibson

Votes: 124

13. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: Blood Flower (1961)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Professor Carroll is a political theorist who nonetheless has a neutral stance when it comes to radical involvement. However he becomes strangely political after sniffing a rare Latin ... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: Larry Gates, Eugene Iglesias, Penny Santon, Raoul De Leon

Votes: 16

14. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: Gypsy (1960)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A convict who has just escaped from prison meets up with a mysterious gypsy, who convinces him that it is best for him to return to the prison from which he has just escaped. The convict ... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: Robert Blake, John Kellogg, Johnny Seven, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 65

15. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: The Sorcerer (1961)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

In World War One German officer Reitliger enlists the help of Karnak, a man with supposed psychic powers, to find out how his girlfriend Elsa is faring back in Germany. Seeing a vision of ... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: Christopher Lee, Martin Benson, Alfred Burke, Frederick Jaeger

Votes: 55

16. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: The Death Waltz (1960)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

At a cavalry outpost in 1860s New Mexico, flirtatious, heartless Lillie takes great delight in playing her two beaus, decent Eustace Fairchild and the sexier, more dashing Henry Buchanan ... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Joe Cronin, Robert Sampson, K.T. Stevens

Votes: 43

17. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: The Sacred Mushroom (1961)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Newland and his associates visit a remote Mexican village to determine if eating a rare mushroom can enhance one's extrasensory perception capacities.

Director: John Newland | Stars: John Newland, Barbara Brown, David Gregg, Andrija Puharich

Votes: 40

18. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: Person Unknown (1961)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

In Mexico, an escaped convict hides out in a monastery. Unfortunately, it is on the night when the ghost of an Aztec warrior is said to roam the halls. When a murder is discovered later ... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: David J. Stewart, Rodolfo Acosta, Jay Novello, Robert Carricart

Votes: 53

19. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: The Stranger (1961)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Following an earthquake in Asia Minor three living people are dug out of the rubble. They claim that a fourth man, who has died, was the driving force who sustained their battle for ... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: Bill Nagy, Peter Dyneley, Patrick McAlinney, Graham Stark

Votes: 25

20. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: The Secret (1959)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A young woman is left alone and unloved by her domineering and arrogant husband. She soon invents an imaginary lover who loves and comforts her--then she begins to suspect that her invisible "lover" may not be all that imaginary.

Director: John Newland | Stars: John Newland, Maria Palmer, Robert Douglas, Albert Carrier

Votes: 99

21. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: Signal Received (1961)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

In 1941 two sailors from HMS Hood, Watson and Breed, hear a strange radio broadcast stating that the ship has been sunk with heavy loss of life. Their shipmate Robin Hughes, however, hears ... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: Mark Eden, Terry Palmer, Richard Gale, Viola Keats

Votes: 38

22. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: The Navigator (1959)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

The crew of a nineteenth century sailing ship find that somebody has altered its course before catching a stowaway, a mute, soaking wet Oriental whom they clap in irons. The alteration in ... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: Don Dubbins, Robert Ellenstein, Don Womack, Joel Fluellen

Votes: 86

23. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: Goodbye Grandpa (1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A brother and sister are devastated by the death of their grandfather, to whom they were inordinately close. However, they soon begin to suspect that he may be trying to contact them from beyond the grave.

Director: John Newland | Stars: Edgar Stehli, Candy Moore, Anna Karen, Donald Losby

Votes: 55

24. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: The Prisoner (1961)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Ruth Goldman, a survivor of the Nazi death camps, receives a visitor, Hessler, a German officer who oversaw her cruel treatment during her imprisonment and she kills him. However when she ... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: Anton Diffring, Faith Brook, Catherine Feller, Sandor Elès

Votes: 30

25. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: The Tiger (1961)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Miss Cartwright is hired to be the new governess to young Pamela. Cartwright immediately dismisses Pamela's beloved nanny, Mrs. Murphy, and finds a punishment room for the child in the ... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: Pamela Brown, Elspeth March, Pauline Challoner, Edward Underdown

Votes: 31



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