15 Of The Most Jaw Dropping Movies Based On True Stories
So you’re quite certain that you’ve watched every movie that’s out there during this pandemic and you’ve almost lost all connection with reality. Hold your horses right there. Yeah I agree that movies that are fictional can be entertaining and can feel like a temporary getaway from the reality of staying inside for the better half of our time and if that’s all you’ve been watching these days then you’re in for a treat.
Is there anything better than having your eyes glued to the screen throughout a whole movie that ends with a ‘based on a true story’? Can’t really think of a feeling better than that to be honest. You immediately grab your phone as soon as the credits roll to find out the person(s) whose reality was worth the entertainment industry. They are certainly names worth knowing.
So fill your biggest bowl with popcorn and prepare to have your mind blown. We have collected 15 of the most jaw dropping movies based on true stories that are bound to raise your eyebrows and make you question the minds and actions of the protagonists and the antagonists.
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Here are 15 of the most jaw-dropping movies based on true stories:
15. Lost Girls (2020)
When Mari Gilbert’s daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.
14. Chernobyl (2019)
In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world’s worst man-made catastrophes.
13. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
12. When They See Us (2019)
Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they’re falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story.
11. The Irishman (2019)
An old man recalls his time painting houses for his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.
10. Spotlight (2015)
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
9. The Imitation Game (2014)
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
8. Mindhunter (2017)
Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases.