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.”

 

 

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“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.”

 

 

 

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“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.

August Favourites!

Makeup Favourite:

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Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask – Champagne

I actually got this as a sample but loved that it was a lip mask but with some colour! It is thick so your hair will get stuck to it but the colours are great. My sample came with the colours, champagne, natural and smashed. I tried them all and they’re great, the colours aren’t too bright so it’ll go well with everyone. You can get this at Sephora for $30.00.

Skin Care Favourite: 

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Tarte – Tarteguard 30 Vegan Sunscreen SPF 30

As most of you know by now I have sensitive skin so I was looking for something that I could put on my face without breaking out. I bought this and decided to give it a try, now I liked it, I didn’t love it. It did the job, my face didn’t get 3rd degree burn, however, my face was still incredible red after spending the day at the beach (and yes I did reapply every 30-45 mins). After not being in the sun (the hour drive home) my face seemed to not be as red but still I thought the burn will show up later. In the end my face wasn’t burn’t! I bought this product at Sephora for $40.00.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aveda Cherry Almond Softening Shampoo and Conditioner

Cherry Almond is a softening shampoo and conditioner, it gently cleanses the hair all while maintaining natural lipids and oils. It’s creulty-free, vegan, colour safe and it smells amazing! I’ve used this on muiltple clients and they all love it. You can buy this at any Aveda salon or store for $21.00 for 250 ml.

Body Favourite: 

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Ombrelle SPF 30 Lightweight Sunscreen

Beach days are the best but you have to protect yourself from the sun. My Mum had just bought this but I needed sunscreen so she let me take it. Now sunscreen works my friends but you have to reapply it and that’s what I did. When I got there I put it on, sat in the sun for a bit and went in the water, after I got out of the water, I dried off, let the sun dry me out for maybe 2-3mins then I reapplied again. I did this all day, I was at the beach for 4 hours and didn’t get burnt! This product is thick so it works wonders, rub it in good but a little goes along way if you’re putting it on smaller areas. You can get this at Walmart for $20.00.

Home Favourite: 

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Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

I saw this movie on Netflix and decided to watch it and found out this was based on a true story. I love reading books, they give you so much more information than a movie can so I decided to get her book. I couldn’t put it down even after watching the movie and knowing what happens, this is worth a read. You can get this at Chapters for $21.00.

Music Favourite: 

Better Now by Post Malone

 

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.