Films are always a reflection of our society. Where there are movies whose purpose is only to entertain, there are also various movies which are based on the real-life incident. Today we are going to witness some Hollywood movies which present the real-life events in a very original way:
Hollywood films based on real-life Incidents
1. GANDHI (1982)
Gandhi is an epic biographical film which got released in 1982. The movie dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhi Ji is the leader of India’s non-violent independence movement against British rule during the 20th century. The film stars Ben Kingsley in the pivotal role. The film covers Gandhi’s life from defining importance in 1893, when he is thrown off a South African train for being in a whites-only compartment, and ends with his assassination and funeral in 1948.
2. GOODFELLAS (1990)
Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film. The movie is an adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy written by Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. The film narrates the lives of Henry Hill and his friends Jimmy, and Tommy who begin to ascent from being a petty criminal to a gangster on the mean streets of New York.
3. SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)
The movie is an American epic historical period drama. Steven Spielberg is the director of this flick. The story depicts the life of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman. Oskar Schindler saved the lives of more than a thousand mostly Polish-Jewish refugees during the catastrophe by employing them in his factories.
4. APOLLO 13 (1995)
Ron Howard’s Apollo 13 is an American historical drama film. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Bill Paxton, and Ed Harris. It dramatises the aborted 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission. Moreover, the film is an adaptation of the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger.
It follows the story of three astronauts Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise who desperately strived to bring their ship back into Earth’s orbit after an oxygen tank explodes, intimidating their survival.
5. TITANIC (1997)
Another great Hollywood movie is Titanic which is an American epic romantic disaster drama film. The film defines the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912. James Cameron is the director of the movie, and he does his work so amazingly that the film receives many accolades both by critics and also by the public.
The flick stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the central role and it shows that the protagonists are the members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated trip.
6. A BEAUTIFUL MIND (2001)
A Beautiful Mind is a biographical drama film. The movie portrays the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. Ron Howard’s A Beautiful Mind got inspiration from Sylvia Nasar’s book of the same name. The film stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Paul Bettany, Josh Lucas, Adam Goldberg, Judd Hirsch, Anthony Rapp, and Christopher Plummer in pivotal roles.
7. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002)
Catch Me If You Can shows the life story of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully defrauded millions of dollars. He cheated people by pretending as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor, and a Louisiana, parish prosecutor. He became so expert that the FBI eventually turned to him to help in catching other check forgers.
8. HOTEL RWANDA (2004)
Terry George is the director of this fantastic Hollywood movie. It stars Sophie Okonedo and Don Cheadle in the pivotal roles. This Hollywood film notably presents the real incident of hotelier Paul Rusesabagina and his wife, Tatiana.
It shows how Rusesabagina saved the lives of his family and more than a thousand refugees by granting them shelter in the besieged Hotel des Mille Collines.
9. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS (2006)
Another super hit Hollywood movie is The Pursuit of Happyness which is an American biographical Hollywood film. It shows the one-year long struggle with homelessness of Chris Gardner.
Gabriele Muccino’s The Pursuit of Happyness features Will Smith as Gardner, who was an on-and-off-homeless salesman. Smith’s son Jaden Smith makes his debut as Gardner’s son in this movie and he did an exceptionally good work.
10. HACHIKO: A DOG’S TALE (2009)
Another great Hollywood movie which you cannot miss to watch is Hachiko: A Dog’s Tale. This English-language drama film is about a uniquely faithful dog, who waited for his owner at the train station, to walk back home with him. Even after his master’s death, he continued to do so every day for nine years. Hachi is the subject of this poignant movie.
11. THE SOCIAL NETWORK (2010)
The Social Network is an American drama film. David Fincher has beautifully directed the movie. The flick is an adaption from Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal.
Moreover, it beautifully presents the founding of social networking website Facebook. The movie stars Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, along with Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker and Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin, who are equally important in the website’s creation.
12. 12 YEARS A SLAVES (2013)
12 Years a Slave is a period drama film which portrays the brutality of slavery in the South before the Civil War through the eyes of a free black man who is abducted and sold into servitude. The flick is undoubtedly an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir Twelve Years a Slave which is written by Solomon Northup.
So, these are the real-life films which you will love to watch. Watch these movies with your friends and loved ones as these great movies are sure to let you know about the real life incidents. Hence, keep refreshments and popcorn ready and dive yourself in these Hollywood movies.
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