A well-known proverb says that the truth is alwayslooks more strange than fiction. Therefore, films based on real life events have been made for many years, and it is often hard to believe.

We offer 16 films based on real stories, more incredible than the weirdest fantasy.

The Lion (2016)

One of the most famous films of 2017 tells the incredible truth story of Sarah Brierly, who was lost in the streets of Calcutta and was adopted by a couple in Tasmania.

Almost two decades later, Sarah hunts her mother in Khandwa, using only Google Earth. Who would have thought?

Argo (2012)

This film by director and actor Ben Affleck may seem like a bad spy detective, if it were true.

Nevertheless, during the Clinton presidencythe mission of the 1970s was declassified. It turned out that the CIA spy had to infiltrate a strongly radicalized Iran to help escape a group of American diplomats who had previously been forced to hide in the Canadian embassy.

The spy and his American assistants portray a film crew shooting a Hollywood science fiction movie.

Hachiko: The True Friend (2009)

The film directed by Lasse Hallstrom is a remake of a Japanese film based on a real story about a dog named Khatiko.

The dog became famous for its incredible devotion to its master. Even after his death, she was waiting for him at the station, from where the master in the evenings went with her home. Soul is tearing the film!

127 hours (2010)



This incredible story of survival based on the book "Between a rock and a hard place," written by Aaron Ralston traveler.

The film tells of one of Aaron's campaigns in Utah, when he spent 5 days in a trap, crushed by a boulder.

Eventually, he was forced to amputate his arm to stay alive. This is a cruel, exciting story.

The Pazman devil (2016)

One of the greatest returns in the history of world sports is the history of boxer Vinny Pasa, who survived an almost deadly car accident.

The boxer was able to fully rehabilitate himself and win the championship fight, despite the severely damaged spinal cord.

This film is the story of an incredible return.

Miracle on the Hudson (2016)



This film directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks, tells the story of the commander of Chesley's crew Sally Sullenberger, who was forced to land a plane on the Hudson River.

The plane was refused both engines after a collision with a flock of birds, and all the passengers together with the team miraculously escaped death.

The film also tells about the humiliation suffered by the pilots after the incident.

Dog's Noon (1975)

A classic thriller by Sidney Lumet about a man whose robbery plan quickly turns into a hostage situation, a straightforward gangster film of the 50s.

The story is based on a real incident that occurred in Brooklyn, becoming the main news of local newspapers.

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

This film, shot by the great Steven Spielberg,based on the story of Frank Abagnal Jr., who even before his 19th birthday earned more than a million dollars, using fake checks and pretending to be a Pan American pilot.

He was doing so well that, as soon as he was caught, he was offered a job in the FBI.

Manjhi: Man of the Mountain (2015)



The film is based on the incredible story of the life of Dashrat Manjhi, who spent more than three decades of his life trying to break the hill and pave the inhabitants of his village a short way to the hospital.

He did this after his wife died on the way to this hospital.

Manjhi reduced the distance to the hospital from 55 km to 15 km. In the film directed by Ketan Mehta in the role of Manjhi, Navasuddin Siddiqi starred.

Apollo 13 (1995)

"Houston, we have a problem" - the words that made the immortal film Ron Howard, but did you know that this picture is based on real history?

The seventh manned mission of the space program "Apollo" interrupted the landing on the moon after the oxygen tank exploded.

The story tells of the five hardest days that the crew spent in space before making a safe landing.

Survivor (2015)

Despite the fact that in the film directed by Alejandro González Innarita with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role there is the fictional role of Pony's son, in general, the film is based on the life of the researcher Hugh Glass.

He is known for surviving in extreme weather conditions after a serious injury in a battle with a bear.

He was left to die, and he was looking for his companions for retribution.

My Left Foot (1989)

This is a film about the life of Christy Brown, who, despite the terrible severe form of cerebral palsy, learns to write and draw with his left foot, because this is the only part of his body that works.

The protagonist, played by Daniel Day-Lewis, hates sympathy and is inclined to antisocial behavior.

Day-Lewis received his first Oscar for this role.

Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

Despite the dramatic drama, this film is based on the incredible story of a runner who turned into an armed bandit.

In the title role Irrfan, and he received for this role the National Award.

Spy Bridge (2015)

This is a drama about the Second World War, shot by Steven Spielberg. Starring Tom Hanks, who played the insurance lawyer James Donovan, who defended the KGB officer Rudolph Abel.

Circumstances worsen, and Donovan, whoonly wanted that the enemy of the state received a fair verdict, begins to negotiate the exchange of prisoners for the American war hero Gary Powers.

This is a story that no scriptwriter purposely could have devised.

The Last Hope (2005)

Film Sanjay Lila Bhansali - a screen version of the storylife of Helen Keller. She was born blind and deaf, and a little girl was taken under the wing by an unusual teacher who used non-traditional methods to turn a girl into a writer.

In the last days of his life, the teacher struggles with Alzheimer's disease.

For reasons of conscience (2016)



This film directed by Mel Gibson about Desmond Dosse, who saved many lives during the battle in Okinawa, serving as an army medic.

He became the first person to receive an honorable medal, becoming the hero of the war, not releasing a single bullet.

And did you like these films? What films based on real events, you would add to this list?

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