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Can you name the historically based films by plot summary?
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Mutiny aboard a slave ship (1839); movie takes place mostly in a courtroom.
Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins
In 1863, the North and South forces engage in a decisive battle of the Civil War.
Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Stephen Lang
Based on the life of antislavery pioneer; William Wilberforce moves a nation.
Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon
Following the Normandy invasion, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to find a sole-surviving soldier/brother.
Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns
Moon bound mission develops severe trouble.
Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Hom Hanks
Beckett, a senior associate at a large legal firm is fired; he is suspected of having AIDS.
Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas
High school grads spend one last night cruising the strip.
Ron Howard, Richard Dryfuss
A 1930's boxer makes a comeback.
Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger, Paul Giamatti
Based on a personal diary, it is the story of a family in hiding.
Shelley Winters, Ed Wynn, Milly Perkins
A high school dropout spends 2 decades putting herself through school so she can help her imprissoned brother.
Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell
A young teacher inspires her at risk students to pursue education past high school.
Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey
The women of the 1918 campaign for the right to vote.
Hilary Swank, Anjelicia Huston, Margo Martindale
New Oreleans district attorney, Jim Garrison, pushes to bring an assassin to justice.
Kevin Costner, Sally Kirkland, Gary Oldman
Homer Hickam loves to build rockets and doesn't want to grow up to mine coal.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern
U-2 serveillance photos show that the USSR is placing nuke weapons in Cuba.
Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll
A decorated marine is assigned to protect those who speak in code.
Nicolas Cage, Mark ruffalo, Peter Stormare
Penny Chenery takes over her father's horse stables and a star is born.
Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Scott Glenn
At age 6, this New Orleans African-American girl helps integrate the all-white schools.
Chaz Monet, Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollack, Michael Beach
A mathematics teacher turns his kids into algebra and calcubus thinkers.
Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Lou Diamond Phillips
The biography of a paralyzed Vietnam Vet; he becomes an anti-war & pro-human rights activist.
Tom Cruise, Tom Berenger, Frank Whaley
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