Movies or books that are based on true stories have more influences on viewer’s or reader’s mind. As they perceive that this courage and intelligence has been utilized in reality. Here is the list of 10 movies, that are based on true stories.
1. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
In 1987, Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) takes an entry-level job at a Wall Street brokerage firm. By the early 1990s, while still in his 20s, Belfort founds his own firm, Stratton Oakmont. Together with his trusted lieutenant (Jonah Hill) and a merry band of brokers, Belfort makes a huge fortune by defrauding wealthy investors out of millions. However, while Belfort and his cronies partake in a hedonistic brew of sex, drugs and thrills, the SEC and the FBI close in on his empire of excess.
2. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon’s life forever.
3. Captain Phillips (2013)
In April 2009, the U.S. containership Maersk Alabama sails toward its destination on a day that seems like any other. Suddenly, Somali pirates race toward the vessel, climb aboard and take everyone hostage. The captain of the ship, Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), looks to protect his crew from the hostile invaders, and their leader, Muse (Barkhad Abdi). The pirates are after millions of dollars, and Phillips must use his wits to make sure everyone survives and returns home safely.
4. Hidden Figures (2016)
Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson work as human computers at NASA in the 1960s, playing a vital role in the effort to send astronauts into space despite widespread, systematic discrimination.
5. Capote (2005)
A towering performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman defines this film about Truman Capote, the author of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, as he sets out to write a piece for the New Yorker about the brutal murder of a family in Kansas. He is accompanied by his good friend Harper Lee (author of To Kill a Mockingbird) and his work eventually becomes In Cold Blood.
6. Into the Wild (2007)
Based on the book by, Into the Wild tells the story of a Christopher McCandless, a recent Emory University graduate who gives up all of his material possessions and journeys alone out into the Alaskan wilderness.
7. Zodiac (2007)
Starring Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Robert Downey Jr., and Jake Gyllenhaal, this 2007 mystery-thriller follows the investigation into the identity of the infamous 1960s Zodiac killer in San Francisco.
8. Schindler’s List (1993)
Businessman and Nazi party member Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) works to save innocent lives when he protect the Jewish workers that staff his factory during World War II.
9. 127 Hours (2010)
James Franco stars as hiker Aron Ralston in this heartwrenching true story about an adventurer who finds himself trapped under a boulder for five days. Based on Ralston memoir, the film chronicles his agonizing decision to amputate his own arm in order to survive.
10. Out of Africa (1985)
Based on the memoir by Baroness Karen von Blixen (also known as Isak Dinesen), the movie tells the story of a Danish aristocrat who buys coffee plantation in Kenya, where she falls in love with an American big-game hunter played by Robert Redford. This Best-Picture winner has sumptuous scenery, Meryl Streep doing an accent, and, well, Robert Redford.
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