7 Hollywood Films Based On True Events

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Schindler's List (1993) - JioCinema

Directed by Steven Spielberg, this film tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand Polish Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories.

Apollo 13 (1995) - JioCinema

Directed by Ron Howard, this film recounts the true story of the Apollo 13 mission in 1970, during which an oxygen tank explosion threatened the lives of the astronauts aboard the spacecraft as they attempted to return safely to Earth.

The Social Network (2010) - Netflix

Directed by David Fincher, this film depicts the founding of Facebook and the legal battles that ensued among its co-founders, Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin, as well as others involved in the early days of the social media platform.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) - Netflix

Starring Will Smith, this film is based on the true story of Chris Gardner, a struggling salesman who becomes homeless with his young son while trying to build a better life for them both.

Catch Me If You Can (2002) - Netflix

Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, this film is based on the life of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a real-life con artist who successfully performed various acts of fraud while evading capture by the FBI.

12 Years a Slave (2013) - N/A

Directed by Steve McQueen, this film is based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free African American man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the antebellum United States, enduring twelve years of hardship before regaining his freedom.

Honey Boy (2019) - Prime Video Rent

Based on true events from the life of Shia LaBeouf. LaBeouf wrote the screenplay for the film during his time in court-ordered rehab as a form of therapy. The film explores LaBeouf's relationship with his father and his experiences as a child actor.

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