7 Movies Based on True Stories

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All the President's Men (1976)

Alan J. Pakula's film followed two Washington Post reporters and how their dogged investigation of a random burglary makes headlines as the Watergate scandal.

Conspiracy (2001)

Frank Pierson's film turns the Wannsee Conference into a talking heads drama of men in a room discussing mass murder with complete nonchalance.

Bloody Sunday (2002)

Paul Greengrass turned his lens on to the Bloody Sunday shooting in Derry in 1972, turning a civil rights protest into a protected, sanctioned killing of civilians.

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

George Clooney directed David Strathairn as broadcaster Edward R. Murrow, who used public television as a means to probe the government about McCarthyism and the witchhunts that dominated the American landscape in the 50s.

Spotlight (2015)

Tom McCarthy helmed this story about how the reporters and editors at the Boston Globe happened upon the truth of sexual abuse in the local Catholic churches and embarked upon a expose of it, rattling the foundations of the Church.

The Post (2017)

Steven Spielberg retraced the steps taken by the Washington Post to hold the US government and President Nixon accountable through its publishing of the Pentagon Papers.

Society of the Snow (2023)

J.A. Bayona's film examines the aftermath of the plane crash that left the Chilean national football team stranded in the mountains, miles and miles away from help of any kind.

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