Top 20 Movies Based on Real Stories

As is shown, art is come from life. We have seen many types of movies, and we were greatly touched by other people's sotry. When we were moved to tears, we hope that there little hardships and pains in our life. But things go athwart, Touching movies which are mostly based on true stories. Today, we're going to look at some movies that is based on real stories.

The first film recommended is Spotlight which is the 88th Academy Award for Best Picture and  Best Writing Original Screenplay. The next is Philomena, Philomena, Lone Survivor and so on.


Release Date
2015-11-06
  • Rate : 7.80
  • Production Companies : Participant Media, Open Road Films, Anonymous Content,
  • Director : Dug Rotstein, Jenna Dayton, Walter Gasparovic,
  • Stars : Mark Ruffalo,Michael Keaton,Rachel McAdams,
  • 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.
Release Date
2013-11-01
  • Rate : 7.40
  • Production Companies : BBC Films, The Weinstein Company, Baby Cow Productions,
  • Director : Stephen Frears,
  • Stars : Judi Dench,Steve Coogan,Sophie Kennedy Clark,
  • A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
Release Date
2013-12-24
  • Rate : 7.30
  • Production Companies : Universal Pictures, Weed Road Pictures, Herrick Entertainment,
  • Director :
  • Stars : Mark Wahlberg,Taylor Kitsch,Emile Hirsch,
  • Based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission "Operation Red Wing." Four members of SEAL Team 10, were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader, Ahmad Shah. Only one member of the team survived.
Release Date
2007-09-23
  • Rate : 7.60
  • Production Companies :
  • Director : David Attwood,
  • Stars : Tom Hardy,Benedict Cumberbatch,Nicola Duffett,
  • Story about the remarkable friendship between a reclusive writer and illustrator and a chaotic homeless man, whom he gets to know during a campaign to release two charity workers from prison.
Release Date
1993-12-15
  • Rate : 8.40
  • Production Companies : Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment,
  • Director :
  • Stars : Liam Neeson,Ben Kingsley,Ralph Fiennes,
  • Told from the perspective of businessman Oskar Schindler who saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory. Schindler’s List is based on a true story, illustrated in black and white and controversially filmed in many original locations.
Release Date
2002-09-24
  • Rate : 8.10
  • Production Companies : Canal Plus, Bac Films, Canal+Polska,
  • Director : Sylvette Baudrot, Weronika Migon, Zbigniew Gruz,
  • Stars : Adrien Brody,Thomas Kretschmann,Frank Finlay,
  • The Pianist is a film adapted from the biography of Wladyslaw Szpilman. A Jewish-Polish pianist who during the second world war lived and hid miraculously in Warsaw after having gone through a terrible tragedy. A film from Roman Polanski.
Release Date
2009-06-13
  • Rate : 7.80
  • Production Companies : Grand Army Entertainment, Scion Films, Inferno Distribution,
  • Director : Lasse Hallström, Cara Giallanza, Robin Squibb,
  • Stars : Richard Gere,Joan Allen,Jason Alexander,
  • A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Release Date
0001-01-01
  • Rate : 0
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Release Date
2006-12-14
  • Rate : 7.80
  • Production Companies :
  • Director : Michael Viglietta, Gabriele Muccino, Carol DePasquale,
  • Stars : David Fine,Takayo Fischer,Kevin West,
  • The true story of Christopher Gardner, who invests heavily in a device known as a 'Bone Density Scanner', only to find himself struggle to sell the product as it's just marginally better than the current technology, and much more expensive. His wife leaves him, he loses his house, bank account and credit cards and, now forced to live out in the streets with his young son, he's desperate to find a steady job. He takes on a job as a stockbroker but, before he can receive pay, he needs to go through 6 months of training, and must sell his devices.
Release Date
2008-01-01
  • Rate : 7.5
  • Production Companies : Hallmark Entertainment, Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions,
  • Director : Peter Werner,
  • Stars : James Wolk,Treat Williams,Mike Pniewski,
  • "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Release Date
2012-10-11
  • Rate : 7.10
  • Production Companies : GK Films, Warner Bros., Smokehouse Pictures,
  • Director : Sheila Waldron,
  • Stars : Ben Affleck,Bryan Cranston,Alan Arkin,
  • As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Release Date
2009-02-09
  • Rate : 7.80
  • Production Companies : icon, Melodrama Pictures,
  • Director :
  • Stars : Toni Collette,Philip Seymour Hoffman,Eric Bana,
  • A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless Australian girl of 8 picks a name out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him; she includes a chocolate bar. She's Mary Dinkle, the only child of an alcoholic mother and a distracted father. He's Max Horowitz, living alone in New York, overweight, subject to anxiety attacks. He writes back, with chocolate. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence, interrupted by a stay in an asylum and a few misunderstandings. Mary falls in love with a neighbor, saves money to have a birthmark removed and deals with loss. Max has a friendship with a neighbor, tries to control his weight, and finally gets the dream job. Will the two ever meet face to face?
Release Date
2007-09-11
  • Rate : 7.80
  • Production Companies : Paramount Vantage, River Road Entertainment, Art Linson Productions,
  • Director : Lyn Matsuda Norton, Luca Kouimelis, John R. Saunders,
  • Stars : Emile Hirsch,Marcia Gay Harden,William Hurt,
  • Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.
Release Date
2010-02-06
  • Rate : 7.80
  • Production Companies : Ruby Films, HBO Films,
  • Director : Mick Jackson,
  • Stars : Claire Danes,Catherine O'Hara,Julia Ormond,
  • A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Release Date
2009-11-20
  • Rate : 7.30
  • Production Companies : Alcon Entertainment, Left Tackle Pictures, Zucker/Netter Productions,
  • Director : John Lee Hancock, Gail Hunter,
  • Stars : Sandra Bullock,Quinton Aaron,Kathy Bates,
  • Oversized African American Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Leigh Anne and Sean, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Release Date
2010-10-01
  • Rate : 7.20
  • Production Companies : Columbia Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Relativity Media,
  • Director : David Fincher, Allen Kupetsky, Sharron Reynolds,
  • Stars : Jesse Eisenberg,Andrew Garfield,Justin Timberlake,
  • On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among friends soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.
Release Date
1998-07-24
  • Rate : 8
  • Production Companies : Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Amblin Entertainment,
  • Director : Steven Spielberg, Ana Maria Quintana, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan,
  • Stars : Tom Hanks,Tom Sizemore,Dennis Farina,
  • As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Release Date
2010-09-06
  • Rate : 7.60
  • Production Companies : The Weinstein Company, UK Film Council, Bedlam Productions,
  • Director : Tom Hooper, Martin Harrison, Julie Heskin,
  • Stars : Colin Firth,Geoffrey Rush,Helena Bonham Carter,
  • The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.
Release Date
2011-09-22
  • Rate : 7.10
  • Production Companies : Columbia Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions,
  • Director : Bennett Miller, Sharron Reynolds, Scott Robertson,
  • Stars : Brad Pitt,Jonah Hill,Robin Wright,
  • The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Release Date
2008-01-30
  • Rate : 7.40
  • Production Companies : Imagine Entertainment, Malpaso Productions, Relativity Media,
  • Director : Donald Murphy,
  • Stars : Angelina Jolie,Jeffrey Donovan,John Malkovich,
  • Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.