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category True Story

Door To Door

    Genre: Drama, True Story Jop’s Rating: 10/10   William H. Macy gives a flawless performance in this true story about a dedicated man Bill Porter, who overcame disabilities with the dreams of following in his fathers footsteps and becoming a… Continue Reading →

Mad Money (2008)

Genre: Comedy, Drama, True Story Jop’s Rating: 8/10 Dianne Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes and Ted Danson are just priceless in this comedy drama about three woman who figure out how to steal a large amount of money when they… Continue Reading →

Hollywoodland (2006)

    Grenre: Drama Jop’s Rating: 7/10 Ben Affleck and Dianne Lane are truly incredible and believable as they portray the characters based on the true story of Hollywood’s most notorious unsolved mystery of George Reeves, the first and original Superman… Continue Reading →

A Private Matter (1992)

Genre: Drama, True Story Jop’s Rating: 8/10 Sissy Spacek and Aidan Quinn are wonderful in telling this true story of a historical event of a popular children’s television show in the early 1960’s.  The program, Romper Room 🙂 Yes, I… Continue Reading →

Walking Tall Trilogy (1973, 1975, 1977)

Genre: Drama, True Story Jop’s Rating: 8/10 This true story is based on the life events of 1973’s Sheriff Buford Pusser featuring actor Joe Don Baker. After being cheated; wounded in a casino and left for dead, he is also… Continue Reading →

Walking Tall (2004)

Genre: Action, Drama Jop’s Rating: 8/10   Dwayne Johnson is fantastic in this modern-day remake of a classic american hero and fights crime for the good.  Johnson provides a drama with true old fashion action which delivers the film to… Continue Reading →

Frankie and Alice (2010)

  Genre: Drama Jop’s Rating: 10/10     Halle Berry will captivate and charm you in this true story about a 1970’s go-go dancer who finds she is spending money without the knowledge of it and starts ending up in… Continue Reading →

Awakenings (1990)

  Genre: Drama Jop’s Rating: 10/10 Awakenings is a true story and with the vision of director Penny Marshall, dramatic humor of the late great Robin Williams and the superb art form of Robert Di Nero we are lead into the… Continue Reading →

Cadillac Records (2008)

      Genre: Drama Jop’s Rating: 8/10     This film is about the start of the small record studio Cadillac Records and it’s owner Leonard Chess and began the careers of America’s blues legends  Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James,… Continue Reading →

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