10 Movies That Are Based on Real Story


The best movies based on real stories are here!  Movies that talk about reality, life, struggles, success and inspire everyone. Creating something real and putting that into life and people’s hearts is something that every movie maker wants to achieve.

10. Erin Brockovich (2000)

The main protagonist in this movie is Julia Roberts in the role of Erin Brockovich. She lives in a small town has 3 kids  and despite her lack of education in the law she took part in building a case against the Pacific Gas and Eletric Company of California in 1933. She fights with all her might to win this case which happened in her town. Julia won an Oscar in this interesting movie.

9. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

This movie is a biographical drama about the life of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Deep South. Directed by Steve McQueen in a genius way this movie won best picture at the Oscars which had a huge impact on the audience and critics. It is a great and touching movie that makes everyone feel sad and teaches them life lessons.

8. The Pianist (2002)

This movie is based in the autobiographical book “The Pianist” (1946), in the memory for the polish-jewish musician Wladyslaw Szpilman. It presents the struggles and suffers on World War 2 that he and everyone had to live in. This splendid movie won 3 Oscars, a Palme d’Or and many other significant awards.

7. American Sniper (2014)

This movie is played by Clint Eastwood in the role of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. It talks about a hero or a legend itself. He saved people’s life and protected them during the war in Iraq. And after he comes back from the war we get to see the psychological damage that Chris had gotten from it. How he struggles to reconnect with his family and gets better day by day.

6. Spartacus (1960)

This movie talks about the most great slave revolt in history. When you mention Spartacus the first thing that comes in mind is Fearless and Strong. He was a gladiator who fought in the arena nad eventually he took command and lifted a great revolt to fight against Roman Republic. It is one of the best movies that talks about Roman Empire which is directed by Stanley Kubrick.

5. Catch Me if You Can (2002)

It’s a movie played by Leonardo Di Caprio and Tom Hanks and is based on the life of Frank Abagnale Jr.  He was young, smart and broke a lot of laws when he acted like a pilot, doctor and a legal prosecutor in the order to win millions of dollars.  His reason was to get his parents back together and the only way to do that was making money for them. Well he was only 18 years old so it’s something impressive to do. But not right!

4. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

It’ a true story of Chris Gardner, a father who was homeless and raised his son in that circumstances, teached him and made him a stock broker. It’s an inspiring movie who makes your heart melt and makes you think about the battles in life. He lost his home, career and managed to built everything step by step for his child. So don’t lose hope!

3. Ray (2004)

This movie is based on the true story of the life of a great musician Ray Charles.  It was an Oscar-winning performance played by Jamie Foxx, which was blind, faced a lot of discriminations and racism because of his color and blindness but that didn’t stop him at all to become a Legend. It tells you that fame has it’s flames to and you need to struggle not to get burned in the end.  

2. Hidden Figure (2016)

It’s a movie based on a untold story. Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson work as human computers at NASA in the 1960s, played a serious and vital role to send astronauts into the space. The problem was their color and gender, but no such thing made them stop because they were smart or in another word genius. Their struggles against discrimination and their accomplishments are delivered perfectly in this movie.

1. Apollo 13 (1995)

It’s based on the Apollo 13 mission in 1970. A film made by Ron Howards which talks about three astronauts that struggle to bring their ship bac to earth after an oxygen tank explodes who threatens their survival.