Movies Based on True Stories

TrueStoryMovies.co is a growing collection of movies based on true stories or inspired by actual events. Our collection has 660+ true story movies from 65 languages around the world, starting from year 1899 to the current date.

A true story movie is usually a movie based on actual events happened. But not all such movies remain true to the genuine events. Sometimes the makers add additional drama or action to the actual story to increase the substance of that movie. So usually we call them 'movies loosely based on actual events'.

True story movies gained popularity in the late 1980s. 'Major Wilson’s Last Stand' is considered as the first known movie based on actual event released in September 1899 in UK. It was actually a silent short film ( with English inter titles ) based on the historical event of the 'Shangani Patrol' (1893).

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  • 1

    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

    ( 2016 )

    An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.... More

    Director
    Michael Bay

    IMDb Rating

    7.50 / 10

    ( 3,867 )

  • 2

    Snowden

    ( 2016 )

    SNOWDEN stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Oct... More

    Director
    Oliver Stone

    IMDb Rating

    0.00 / 10

    ( N/A )

  • 3

    The Big Short

    ( 2015 )

    Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.... More

    Director
    Adam McKay

    IMDb Rating

    7.90 / 10

    ( 69,760 )

  • 4

    Black Mass

    ( 2015 )

    John Connolly and James "Whitey" Bulger grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the late 1970s, they would meet again. By then, Connolly was a major figure in the FBI's Boston office and W... More

    Director
    Scott Cooper

    IMDb Rating

    7.10 / 10

    ( 72,266 )

  • 5

    Bridge of Spies

    ( 2015 )

    During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Ga... More

    Director
    Steven Spielberg

    IMDb Rating

    7.70 / 10

    ( 72,345 )

  • 6

    Captive

    ( 2015 )

    In this fact-based thriller, a single mother struggling with drug addiction is randomly taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run from the law for breaking out of jail and murdering the judge assigned t... More

    Director
    Jerry Jameson

    IMDb Rating

    5.30 / 10

    ( 1,965 )

  • 7

    Concussion

    ( 2015 )

    Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery o... More

    Director
    Peter Landesman

    IMDb Rating

    7.10 / 10

    ( 12,297 )

  • 8

    The Danish Girl

    ( 2015 )

    Copenhagen, 1926. Danish artist, Gerda Wegener, painted her own husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), as a lady in her painting. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to change his appearance into a ... More

    Director
    Tom Hooper

    IMDb Rating

    6.90 / 10

    ( 27,937 )

  • 9

    Danny Collins

    ( 2015 )

    An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.... More

    Director
    Dan Fogelman

    IMDb Rating

    7.10 / 10

    ( 17,738 )

  • 10

    Everest

    ( 2015 )

    On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the moun... More

    Director
    Baltasar Kormákur

    IMDb Rating

    7.10 / 10

    ( 92,132 )

  • 11

    In the Heart of the Sea

    ( 2015 )

    A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.... More

    Director
    Ron Howard

    IMDb Rating

    7.00 / 10

    ( 27,500 )

  • 12

    Joy

    ( 2015 )

    Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.... More

    Director
    David O. Russell

    IMDb Rating

    6.70 / 10

    ( 30,086 )

  • 13

    Legend

    ( 2015 )

    Focusing on the relationship between Reggie Kray and Frances Shea, told from France's' point of view as someone who knew him best, as well as the mental health issues Ronnie Kray faced and their rise to power as the... More

    Director
    Brian Helgeland

    IMDb Rating

    7.10 / 10

    ( 53,745 )

  • 14

    Manjhi: The Mountain Man

    ( 2015 )

    Using only a hammer and a chisel, a man spends twenty-two years carving a road through a treacherous mountain.... More

    Director
    Ketan Mehta

    IMDb Rating

    8.30 / 10

    ( 8,675 )

  • 15

    McFarland, USA

    ( 2015 )

    A struggling coach and teacher who has had to move around for different incidents in his career finally comes to one of the poorest cities in America: McFarland, California. There he discovers buried potential in se... More

    Director
    Niki Caro

    IMDb Rating

    7.40 / 10

    ( 19,899 )