If you are fond of watching movies then there would be no excuse in knowing the real stories behind those masterpieces. Some of the world’s finest movies are based on true events and personal stories of tragedy, resilience, and success.
Here are 10 movies based out of real-life accounts that immortalize real-life moments, memories and individuals.
- American Hustle (2013)
Inspired by the 1970s FBI ABSCAM investigation, American Hustle tells the story of two con men on a sting operation in New Jersey. From the dance moves to the double-crossing, the hustle of crime might bring everyone’s world crashing down.
- Into The Wild (2007)
Based on the real-life travels of Christopher McCandless, this film moved the audiences with its idealistic point of view. After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and eventually hitchhikes to Alaska to follow his dream.
- Catch Me If You Can (2002)
A skilled con man and forger, 17-year-old Frank Abagnale, Jr. becomes the most successful bank robber in the U.S. He was an expert in cheque frauds, forcing FBI to take his help to crack such cases later. Steven Spielberg and DiCaprio have done a fantastic job.
- Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)
Based on the true story of a faithful dog named Hachiko who waited for his owner at the train station, to walk back home with him. He continued to do so even after his master’s death, every day for nine years. This film features the story of love and devotion between a dog and a man.
- Schindler’s List (1993)
Another best film by Steven Spielberg is based on the real-life story of Oskar Schindler. He was a Businessman and Nazi party member who works to save innocent lives when he protects the Jewish workers that staff his factory during World War II.
- The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
The best and boldest thing about The Wolf of Wall Street, possibly Martin Scorsese’s most indulgent movie, is how fun it makes its crimes look. Scorsese and writer Terence Winter condense fraudulent stockbroker Jordan Belfort’s memoir down to basically the most sensational parts, putting you in the headspace of a man who sees other people’s money as his own playpen.
- The Imitation Game (2014)
This compelling true story movie, tells the story of computer scientist Alan Turing, who tries to crack the enigma code which the Nazis used to provide security for their radio messages during WWII. Turing was a genius but very difficult to work with, as he considered his colleagues inferior to him. However, he will have to overcome the mathematical and social difficulties both if he is to succeed. Benedict Cumberbatch has essayed the role with ease and grace.
- 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.
- A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Though not a literal representation, the film portrays the workings of John Nash’s beautiful mind beautifully. The film follows the harrowing journey of a genius who gets spent to the point of insanity and finds his way back.
- 12 Years A Slave (2013)
A story of historic malevolence and survival, 12 Years a Slave portrays the cruelty of slavery in the South in the years before the Civil War through the eyes of a free black man who is kidnapped and sold into slavery.