Movies are mostly works of fiction. They may be made from original screenplays or adapted from another story that has appeared in a book, magazine, or even from another film or TV series. There are films, however, that are inspired by real events.
Compelling storytelling is great, but many people are mostly moved by movies that are based on real life events. There are many such stories from Hollywood and other film industries around the world, and we will discuss four of the most interesting ones right away.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
When Chiwetel Ejiofor agreed to play Solomon Northup in this 2013 biographical period-drama film, he knew he had a lot of responsibilities on his shoulder. Interpreting the trauma faced by a free-born African American sold into slavery in 1841 is always going to be a tough one, but he did justice to it. The story is based on a true-life story of a man that had to endure 12 years of slavery, though he was born free.
All the President’s Men (1976)
This can best be described as a movie about the Watergate scandal, but there are several sides of the story the film brings to light. While the highlight is the downfall of a president, the film touches on the newspaper business in a manner critical viewers will always love. Knowing that it is based on a real event makes it even more exciting.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
When you see Leonardo DiCaprio in a movie, you always know it is an impressive watch. He is a master at what he does, which includes interpreting real life events in manners that make them unforgettable. He teamed up with Tom Hanks to do justice to this movie, which is based on the life of Frank Abagnale, Jr.
The Imitation Game (2014)
This film is based on the real-life story of a scientist, Alan Turin, who tries to crack the enigma code that the Nazis were using to transmit their radio messages. Like most geniuses, his life was never an easy one. In fact, he was just too difficult to work with, and he realized he needed to overcome both mathematical and social difficulties in order to get the breakthrough that could end the war.
There you have it! Above are some movies inspired by real events. These movies were based on true life stories. They feature a compelling storyline and great acting. You will learn a lot from watching any of these movies.