20 Movies Based on True Events



Here are 20 movies that are based on true events:

1. **Schindler's List** (1993) - Directed by Steven Spielberg, it tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand Polish-Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.

2. **The Social Network** (2010) - Directed by David Fincher, it chronicles the founding of Facebook and the legal disputes surrounding it.

3. **Apollo 13** (1995) - Directed by Ron Howard, it recounts the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to the moon and the heroic efforts to bring the astronauts back safely.

4. **A Beautiful Mind** (2001) - Directed by Ron Howard, this film is based on the life of mathematician John Nash, who struggled with schizophrenia.

5. **Catch Me If You Can** (2002) - Directed by Steven Spielberg, it follows the life of Frank Abagnale Jr., a con artist who successfully posed as various professionals.

6. **12 Years a Slave** (2013) - Directed by Steve McQueen, it tells the true story of Solomon Northup, a free African American man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery.

7. **The Imitation Game** (2014) - Directed by Morten Tyldum, it focuses on the life of Alan Turing, the British mathematician who helped crack the Enigma code during World War II.

8. **The Pursuit of Happyness** (2006) - Starring Will Smith, it is based on the life of Chris Gardner, a struggling salesman who becomes homeless while caring for his young son.

9. **Sully** (2016) - Directed by Clint Eastwood, it recounts the true story of Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River.

10. **The Blind Side** (2009) - Starring Sandra Bullock, it is based on the life of Michael Oher, a homeless teenager who becomes an NFL player with the help of a caring family.

11. **Argo** (2012) - Directed by Ben Affleck, it tells the story of a CIA mission to rescue American hostages in Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis.

12. **127 Hours** (2010) - Directed by Danny Boyle, it depicts the true story of Aron Ralston, a hiker who became trapped by a boulder and had to amputate his own arm to survive.

13. **American Sniper** (2014) - Directed by Clint Eastwood, it is based on the life of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.

14. **Zodiac** (2007) - Directed by David Fincher, it explores the hunt for the Zodiac Killer in San Francisco during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

15. **The Elephant Man** (1980) - Directed by David Lynch, it is a biographical film about the life of Joseph Merrick, who had severe deformities and became known as "The Elephant Man."

16. **The Revenant** (2015) - Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, it is inspired by the experiences of frontiersman Hugh Glass and his quest for survival in the wilderness.

17. **Milk** (2008) - Directed by Gus Van Sant, it is a biographical film about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California.

18. **Hacksaw Ridge** (2016) - Directed by Mel Gibson, it tells the true story of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who served as a medic in World War II without carrying a weapon.

19. **Changeling** (2008) - Directed by Clint Eastwood, it is based on the true story of the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders and the search for a missing child in the 1920s.

20. **Hotel Rwanda** (2004) - Directed by Terry George, it depicts the life of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who sheltered refugees during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994.

These films offer a wide range of true stories, from historical events to personal struggles and triumphs.


Captain Philipps is not on the list. One of the greatest movie of Tom Hanks.