Best True Story Movies

The Impossible

The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of a tsunami. Based on the true story of María Belón and her family when they fell victim to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

The Trial of the Chicago 7

The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Based on the true story of Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines and Lee Weiner and their involvement in the Vietnam war protests of 1968.

I, Tonya

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. Based on the life of Tonya Harding and her involvement in the attack on Nancy Kerrigan in 1994.

127 Hours

A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. Based on the true story of Aron Ralston.

The Dirt

An unflinching tale of success and excess as four misfits rise from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame. Based on the bestselling autobiography from Mötley Crüe.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The story of the legendary British rock band Queen leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985). Based on the life of Freddie Mercury and the members of Queen.

The Wolf of Wall Street

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

Deepwater Horizon

The offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon explodes, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history. Based on the true story disaster in April 2010.

Pain & Gain

A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong. Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo, Adrian Doorbal and Paul Doyle.

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