Top 10 Movies Based on True Stories

  1. Schindler’s List

Schindler’s list a black and white drama is a true story of Oskar Schindler during World War II. The film is based on the life of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand mostly Polish-Jewish refugees during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories. It stars Liam Neeson as Schindler, Ralph Fiennes as Schutzstaffel (SS) officer Amon Goeth, and Ben Kingsley as Schindler’s Jewish accountant Itzhak Stern.

Schindler’s list a most watch movie is also listed among the greatest films ever made.

  1. The Theory of Everything

The Theory of E is British Biographical coming of age romantic drama film. The movie is directed by James Marsh and adapted by Anthony McCarten from the memoir travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking which deals with her relationship with her former husband, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, his diagnosis of motor neuron disease, and his success in physics. We can see Eddie Radmayne as Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde as Felicity Jones.

  1. Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter is an independent drama film written and directed by Ronald Krause based on a true story about a pregnant teenage. We can see Vanessa Hudgens as Agnes “Apple” Bailey. Apple, who runs away from her abusive, drug-addicted mother, and traces her father. Apple’s difficult and abusive upbringing, unfortunate situation and her father and his wife’s struggle to integrate her into their family result in conflicts. After crashing the car of a pimp who forced her into his vehicle, Apple awakes in hospital where she encounters a chaplain who connects her with a shelter for young mothers.

  1. Remember the Titans

An American sport drama film, Remember the Titans is a true story of a newly integrated high school football team, based on the story of African American coach Herman Boone portrayed by Denzel Washington and his coaching experience at T.C. Williams High School in Washington D.C. Remember the Titans explores civil topics, such as racism, discrimination and athletics.

The movie was nominated and awarded in several categories. With a strong character cast and humorous moments, Remember the Titans will not be easily forgotten.

  1. 127 Hours

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston, 127 Hours is a British-American biographical survival drama film directed, co-written and produced by Danny Boyle. The movie stars James Franco as a real life canyoneer Aron Ralston, who became trapped by a boulder in an isolated slot canyon in Blue John Canyon, southeastern Utah, in April 2003 for 127 hours long. The film was a co-production of the United Kingdom and the United States. With the strong characters in the movie, the movie was nominated as best picture and best actor.

  1. Changeling

True story Changeling is based partly on real-life events – the 1928 “Wineville Chicken Coop” kidnapping and murder case in Los Angeles, California. The movie is an American drama film, written by J. Michael Straczynski and directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood that explores child endangerment, female dis-empowerment, political corruption, mistreatment of mental health patients, and the repercussions of violence. Movie has cast Angelina Jolie as a terrified single mother who has done lots of struggle. The movie will keep audience along in every second. The movie is great to watch.

  1. October Sky

October sky is a American biographical film directed by Joe Johnston, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper and Laura Dern. A truestory of Homer Hickam who was inspired by the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957 to take up rocketry against his father’s wishes, and who eventually became a NASA engineer. The movie has strong casting and the movie is motivating. The movie has awarded as Critics Choice award for best family film and has taken many awards. It falls under must watch movie.

  1. The Help

The Academy Award nominated movie The Help is an American period drama film. The movie is directed and written by Tate Taylort and adopted from Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 novel of the same name. We can see Eugenia Phelan as a “Skeeter”, a white woman who decides to write a book from the point view of all the black maids working for white families. The movie is during the Civil Rights era in 1963 Jackson, Mississippi. Eugenia has played a strong character. The movie exposes the Negros, the racism they are faced.

  1. No One Killed Jessica

Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan starred movie No One Killed Jessica is a true story based on Jessica Lal murder case. The movie is directed by Raj kumar Gupta, and it’s an Indian drama thriller movie. The movie has received four nominations at the 57th film fare award; also the cast were awarded for best performances. The character of Jessica’s older sister, Sabrina Lal, is played by Vidya Balan, and the character of the news reporter following the story is played by Rani Mukerji.

  1. Mary Kom

A biography of a female World Boxing Championship and Olympic bronze medalist Mary Kom is an Indian biographical sports drama. The movie is directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Sanjay leela Bhansali. We can see Priyanka Chopra as Mary Kom, the story follow from the childhood to the victory of Mary Kom. The movie is inspiring and has won National Film Award for best popular film and also has received 62nd National Film Award. The movie has sucessfully framed the struggles of the Mary Kom.

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