8 Movies Based On Real Life Events

Schindler's List (1993)

Directed by Steven Spielberg, this film tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved over a thousand Polish Jews during the Holocaust.

Apollo 13 (1995)

Directed by Ron Howard, this film chronicles the harrowing Apollo 13 mission. It shows the incredible effort by NASA to bring the crew back safely after an explosion in space.

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Julia Roberts stars in this film about Erin Brockovich, a legal assistant who fought against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company for polluting a city's water supply. Steven Soderbergh directed this inspiring story.

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Directed by Steven Spielberg, this film is based on the life of Frank Abagnale, a con artist who successfully performed cons worth millions before his 19th birthday. Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks lead the cast.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Will Smith stars in this touching film about Chris Gardner, a man who went from homelessness to becoming a successful stockbroker. Gabriele Muccino directed this heartfelt story.

127 Hours (2010)

This film, directed by Danny Boyle, tells the true story of Aron Ralston, a mountain climber who became trapped under a boulder. James Franco plays Ralston, who had to amputate his own arm to survive.

The Social Network (2010)

Directed by David Fincher, this film tells the story of the creation of Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. It explores the challenges and controversies surrounding the rise of the social media giant.

American Sniper (2014)

Directed by Clint Eastwood, this film is based on the autobiography of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. Bradley Cooper stars as Kyle, showcasing his life and struggles.

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