27 Awesome Movies Based On True Stories To Take Your Breath Away!
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Sometimes truth really can be stranger than fiction. Movies based on true events or a real person's life are worth to see. Here are the best movies based on true stories and we are sure you'll love each of them! In the following list, from
Schindler's List to The Aviator, you can reach the best movies of all time that immortalise real-life events, memories and individuals!
1. Schindler's List (1993)
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.
IMDb: 8.9 2. Goodfellas (1990)
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
IMDb: 8.7 3. The Pianist (2002)
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
IMDb: 8.5 4. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
IMDb: 8.2 5. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
IMDb: 8.2 6. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
IMDb: 8.1 7. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
IMDb: 8.1 8. Into the Wild (2007)
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
IMDb: 8.1 9. Spotlight (2015)
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
IMDb: 8.1 10. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.
IMDb: 8.1 11. Gandhi (1982)
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
IMDb: 8.1 12. The King's Speech (2010)
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
IMDb: 8.0 13. The Imitation Game (2004)
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
IMDb: 8.0 14. First Man (2018)
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
IMDb: 7.7 15. Hidden Figures (2016)
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
IMDb: 7.8 16. Ray (2004)
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
IMDb: 7.7 17. Zodiac (2007)
In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
IMDb: 7.7 18. 127 Hours (2010)
An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.
IMDb: 7.6 19. The Aviator (2004)
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.
IMDb: 7.5 20. Firaaq (2008)
Chronicles the devastating impact on vulnerable Muslims in Gujarat after riots.
IMDb: 7.4 21. Lincoln (2012)
As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
IMDb: 7.4 22. Out of Africa (1985)
In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.
IMDb: 7.2 23. The Death of Stalin (2017)
Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly 30 years, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power.
IMDb: 7.2 24. 12 Strong (2018)
12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.
IMDb: 6.6 25. Tag (2018)
A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.
IMDb: 6.6 26. Operation Finale (2018)
A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.
IMDb: 6.5 27. Ali (2001)
A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.