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Old 13-09-2014, 22:52
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Thinking the ones in the 80s and 90s specifically?

A bit like switched at birth.
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Old 14-09-2014, 00:36
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Lorenzo's Oil.
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Old 14-09-2014, 01:29
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A few personal favourites of mine
Angelas Ashes
Alive
basketball Diaries
Girl Interrupted
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Old 14-09-2014, 07:05
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Star 80- About the life and death of Playboy model Dorothy Stratten. Also the inspiration behind the Human League song "Don't you want me?"
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Old 14-09-2014, 11:28
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At Close Range - a local petty-crime family eventually turns on each other. Sean Penn, Chris Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Sue Masterson and Crispin Glover. Fantastic performances all round.

I Know My First Name Is Steven - the abduction and recovery of Steven Stayner. Probably the most defining TV film of the 1980s.

Frances - the breakdown of Hollywood star Frances Farmer (Jessica Lange). Depressing as hell, but it's a train wreck one cannot help but watch.

A Soldier's Story - A visiting officer investigates a murder at a WWII-era military base. A film adaptation of a play that's loosely based on Melville's novel Billy Budd, which is based on a true event. A criminally underrated and forgotten film of the 1980s.

Breaker Morant - a military court trial during the Boer War. Harry 'Breaker' Morant (Edward Woodward) and two other officers are tried for the murder of Boer prisoners on the basis of the rules of war.

The Burning Bed - Farrah Fawcett as a battered wife who finally reacts.

Silkwood - the life of Karen Silkwood (Meryl Streep), who attempts to prove safety violations at her workplace, a nuclear plant.

The Elephant Man - the life story of Joseph Merrick, an English gentleman with a life-altering disability. Stark, gentle, bleak and lovely.

Mask - similar to The Elephant Man, but this time it's an American teenager (Eric Stoltz) who has Hell's Angels as a family. Mostly sentimental.

Born on the Fourth of July - the life and career of Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise) whose life is devastated by the Vietnam War.

Raging Bull - the life and career of American boxer Jake LaMotta. Stark, brutal and almost relentlessly bleak.

The Right Stuff - the lives of 1950s-era test pilots, who attempt to man a rocket as a possible spaceflight at a small isolated military base in a Californian desert. It's three hours long, which some might find off-putting, but I enjoyed it. It's almost like a saga.
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Old 14-09-2014, 11:34
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Oh, wait. You wanted TV films that are based on dramatic personal events? Movie of the week type?
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Old 14-09-2014, 11:59
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In the Name of the Father
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Old 14-09-2014, 12:43
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Stalking Laura is a personal favourite of mine, great performance from Richard Thomas.
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Old 14-09-2014, 15:38
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based on true events( or inspired by true events) but Indecent Seduction, with Gary Cole..He is the school teacher who starts an affair with a 15 year old school girl..good film i thought
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Old 14-09-2014, 21:19
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What was the one where a person was wrongly imprisoned and fought for justice?
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Old 14-09-2014, 21:29
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What was the one where a person was wrongly imprisoned and fought for justice?
Stir Crazy
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Old 15-09-2014, 16:11
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In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders
Gia
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Goodfellas
Girl, Interrupted
Lethal Vows
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Death of a Cheerleader
The Ghost and the Darkness
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Old 17-09-2014, 17:57
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In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders
Gia
Casino
Goodfellas
Girl, Interrupted
Lethal Vows
The Untouchables
Death of a Cheerleader
The Ghost and the Darkness
Heavenly Creatures
Sister My Sister
A Child's Wish
A Dangerous Affair
Switched at Birth
The People Next Door
Summer of Sam
Anything to Survive
Cheers dude!
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Old 17-09-2014, 23:18
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Your very welcome FusionFury.
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Old 18-09-2014, 09:33
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The Right Stuff
Apollo 13
I'm a space buff
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Old 18-09-2014, 09:39
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Escape from Alcatraz
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Old 18-09-2014, 11:38
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Hoffa with Jack Nicholson (1992).
Thought it was very good but how close to the truth I do not know.
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