My Top True Story Movies

If anyone knows me they know I am a sucker for any movie or book that is based off a true story. I have watched and read my fair share of true stories so here are my favourites of a growing list. (In no particular order)

Into_the_Wild_(2007_film_poster)1.Into the Wild

“After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.”

 

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2. American Sniper

“Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home with his family after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.”

 

 

f58a0a5987820345d5ad2d1c3363e6143. Erin Brockovich

“An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply.”

 

 

 

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4. United 93

“A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11th, 2001 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.”

 

 

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5. 127 Hours

“A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.”

 

 

 

 

unnamed6. The Big Sick

“Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.”

 

 

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“The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.”

 

 

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“The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.”

 

 

 

 

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“The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.”

 

 

 

MV5BNTY1MDU1NzYzN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTA0MDQyNzE@._V1_9. The Finest Hours

“The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.”

 

 

 

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“A dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.”

 

 

 

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“A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.”

 

 

ZeroDarkThirty2012Poster12.Zero Dark Thirty

“A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.”

 

 

 

91FuiECmweL._AC_SY741_13. 13 Hours

“During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.”

 

 

 

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“A three-part story of Norway’s worst terrorist attack in which over seventy people were killed. 22 July looks at the disaster itself, the survivors, Norway’s political system and the lawyers who worked on this horrific case.”

 

 

Brain_on_Fire15. Brain on Fire

“A young, capable professional cannot explain her newly erratic behavior.”

 

 

 

Titanic_(Official_Film_Poster)16. Titanic

“A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.”

 

 

 

unnamed (1)17. Only the Brave

“Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.”

 

 

 

If you haven’t watched any of these movies then you definetly need to! I mean you have time on your hands.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

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