10 Must Watch Based on True Story Movies You Should Not be Missed

There are so many awesome movies out there, however there are few movies that based on true story or event in our real life which are so inspiring and some are mind-blowing, and I personally feel that movie lover should watch them at least once in their lifetime.

1. Quill

Based on a true story, a sweet tale of a yellow Labrador Retriever guide dog for the blind named Quill.

Film year: 2004
Director: Yôichi Sai
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2. Cidade de Deus (City of God)

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

Film year: 2002
Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund
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3. Seven Years in Tibet (Siete años en el Tíbet)

True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China’s takeover of Tibet.

Film year: 1997
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
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4. Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no haka)

A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister’s struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Film year: 1988
Director: Isao Takahata
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5. Letters From Iwo Jima

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Film year: 2006
Director: Clint Eastwood
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6. 127 Hours

True story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

Film year: 2010
Director: Danny Boyle
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7. Blood Diamond

The True Story Documentary of Sierra Leone, Angola, and the Republic of the Congo over the possession of a priceless diamond.

Film year: 2006
Director: Edward Zwick
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8. The Wolf of Walt Street

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Film year: 2013
Director: Martin Scorsese
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9. Black Hawk Down

Based on true event in Somalia, East Africa where 123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis. However the film failed to mention footage of Malaysia armies that KIA in the mission.

Film year: 2001
Director: Ridley Scott
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10. Lone Survivor

Based on true story of a Navy Seal, Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005.

Film year: 2013
Director: Peter Berg
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All of these films are inspiring, heart-warming, and some are truth that ought to know by us in reality. Hope there’s more these type of films cast and screen in movie theater.

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