Do you know, the epic blockbuster, ‘The Woman King’ is one of the Hollywood movies based on true life events? No, you don’t! But now you do!
Filmmakers couldn’t have come up with a better plot if they tried because some genuine events are so much weirder (or cooler, or more interesting) than fiction. From robbers who have pulled off heists that are beyond your wildest imagination to unknown heroes whose incredible lives you’ve never heard about in history class.
I know how fantastic love movies are, but there’s nothing more exhilarating than getting to the end of a movie and hearing the words “based on a true story” flash across the screen. With your mouth open in shock, you grab your phone and begin feverishly searching the internet to know more about this movie. In most cases, the producers may even have to omit some scripted details in order to fit the story into a decent movie, so you should be fully informed about this narrative.
True stories have served as the direct inspiration for many excellent movies. They are too wild to be true, strange, surprising, and romantic. Watching movies with real-life inspiration has a special impact. Movies based on true stories are proof that reality can be more overpowering, illogical, inspiring, or upsetting than you can imagine. This movie list range from inspiring to The top Hollywood productions based on true events are listed below:
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1. KING RICHARD
King Richard tells the early career of Venus and Serena Williams’ famous father Richard Williams, who coached and helped his two daughters to become legendary tennis champions. The Williams sisters played a significant role in the production of the movie because they wanted to ensure that their father’s character was accurately portrayed. When the movie debuted, Will Smith, who plays Richard, said, “I knew I wanted to show a father protecting a daughter… to the world. I wanted to make sure I got it right.
This film is based on the life of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams. Richard Williams and his wife Oracene “Brandy” Price raise their family in Compton, California. Venus and Serena, Richard’s daughters, have the potential to become the best tennis players in history. He keeps his daughters humble and kind while pushing them to succeed and continually looking for ways to their performance. Will Richard be able to give his daughters the direction they require, though, once the world learns of their talent?
The Antetokounmpos struggle to provide for their five children after moving from Nigeria to Greece. The brothers discover their impressive skills on the court while playing basketball with a neighborhood team.
The NBA star’s brothers Thanasis and Kostas Antetokounmpo are also featured in the movie “Rise,” which was co-produced by Giannis “Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo. The movie follows the early lives of two Greek brothers with Nigerian ancestry. Through the grit, perseverance, faith, and work ethic of their family, they overcame adversity and challenges to become basketball stars and household names. Giannis and Thanasis are portrayed by real-life brothers Uche and Ral Agada. Along with their brother Kostas, these brothers were introduced to their exceptional skills on the basketball court and put in the necessary effort to become elite athletes. Giannis entered the NBA Draft in 2013 as a long-shot candidate with the assistance of an agent. This decision would change not only his life but the lives of his entire family.
3. REMEMBER THE TITANS
Denzel Washington plays Herman Boone, the football coach at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, in the 2000 sports drama Remember the Titans, as he tries to racially integrate the team in 1971. The inspirational drama, which is based on actual events, shows Boone’s efforts to unite his team while serving as head coach, with assistance from assistant coach Bill Yoast (Bill Patton). Remember the Titans is renowned for its uplifting and moving message that continues to inspire and touch viewers. It stars a number of then-up-and-coming actors, including Ryan Gosling, Kate Bosworth, and Donald Faison. The movie, which is regarded as one of the greatest football movies ever made, scored a touchdown with viewers, who gave the Washington drama great reviews.
4. THE PIANIST
A movie with an IMDB rating of 8.5/10 is extremely uncommon, and this is one of those exceptional films.
The Pianist is a war movie based on the real life of a Polish Jew and renowned pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman. The movie focuses on his hardships while Poland was under Nazi rule and how he managed to survive the Holocaust. Szpilman spent two years in hiding in Warsaw and even received assistance from a German officer who disagreed with Nazi policies. The movie tells a terrifying story about human nature and survival.
After acting in the upsetting scenes of this movie, Adrien Brody, who played the pianist, experienced depression or what he called “mourning” for a long time.
5. THE WOMAN KING
Surprised? Never be. One of the most recent box office successes is The Woman King, and yes, it is based on a true story. The characters and the events in the movies did exist, despite the fact that the plot is a little long and more dramatized.
A group of all-female warriors who possess abilities and ferocity unmatched by anything ever seen in the history of the world defend the African kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s. Gen. Nanisca prepares the upcoming recruits to fight against a foreign foe who is determined to destroy their way of life in response to a new threat.
6. JUDAS AND THE BLACk MESSIAH
As long as we live in a world where there is still racial violence and injustice, everyone should be required to watch this true-story film. In this Oscar-nominated movie, Lakeith Stanfield plays FBI informant William O’Neal, who infiltrated the Black Panther Party in the 1960s, ultimately leading to Chairman Fred Hampton’s murder (Daniel Kaluuya).
7. BECOMING JANE
Julian Jarrold is the director of the 2007 biographical romantic drama movie, Becoming Jane. The author Jane Austen’s early life and her enduring love for Thomas Langlois Lefroy are depicted.
Though financially strapped Jane Austen’s (Anne Hathaway) parents (James Cromwell, Julie Walters) want her to wed the affluent Lady Gresham’s (Maggie Smith) nephew, the young woman is aware that such a match will destroy her creativity and sense of self-worth. Instead, she develops a relationship with Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy), an endearing but poor apprentice lawyer who teaches her the skills of the heart she needs for her future as a novelist.
8. A UNITED KINGDOM
The tale of Botswana’s King Seretse Khama and how his controversial love affair with a British white woman, Ruth Williams, threw his country’s government and diplomacy into disarray.
Seretse Khama, a member of the Bamangwato people and the heir to the throne of Bechuanaland, studied law in London right after World War II. This is the subject of the movie. There he meets Ruth Williams, a white woman, whom he eventually marries in spite of objections from both of their families and the British government, who were worried about relations with South Africa and the stability of the entire southern African region.
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