The real-life stories inspired many movie creators and to show them on the big screen to the audience. On the other hand, the audience also shows love to their films, making them worth more than their budget. These are some of the best true story movies that you can watch on Netflix. Check out the list of seven best true story movies on Netflix.
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Seven Best True Story Movies On Netflix
This film was released in 1995. It is directed by Ron Howard and the main cast includes Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris, and Gary Sinise.
The movie is based on the real incident of the Apollo 13 NASA spacecraft, which is scheduled to land on the moon. But due to an explosion, en route, the NASA flight controllers abort the moon landing mission, and now the only objective is how to return the three men to home safely. The movie cinematography and the details in the movie are very brilliant. The film director seeks assistance from the space agency in astronaut and flight controller training for his cast and obtaining permission to film scenes aboard a reduced gravity aircraft for a realistic depiction of the weightlessness experienced by the astronauts in space.
Apollo 13 received critical acclaim and was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, winning the Best Film Editing and Best Sound awards. The film also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, as well as two British Academy Film Awards. In total, the film grossed over $355 million worldwide during its theatrical releases.
This film was released in 1998. It is directed by Shekhar Kapur and the main cast includes Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, John Gielgud, and Richard Attenborough.
The movie is based on the early years of Queen Elizabeth I’s reign, where she is elevated to the throne after the death of her half-sister Mary I of England, who had imprisoned her. As her early years continue, she faces plots and threats to take her down. However, this movie also reveals the story behind her marriage to Henry III and the plot of one of her generals to overthrow her.
At the 71st Academy Awards, it received seven nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Actress (for Blanchett), winning Best Makeup and Hairstyling. The film received three nominations at the 56th Golden Globe Awards, including for the Best Motion Picture – Drama, with Blanchett winning Best Actress. It received twelve nominations at the 52nd British Academy Film Awards, winning five awards, including Outstanding British Film, and Best Actress (for Blanchett) The film grossed $82 million against its $30 million budget.
This film was released in 2018. It is directed by Chris Weitz and the main cast includes Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Lior Raz, Mélanie Laurent, Nick Kroll, and Haley Lu Richardson.
The movie is based on how Israeli secret agency Mossad, and his officers took great efforts in capturing former SS officer Adolf Eichmann in 1960.
The film grossed $17.6 million against its $20 million budget.
This film was released in 2016. It is directed by John Lee Hancock and the main cast includes Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak, Laura Dern, and Patrick Wilson.
The movie depicts the story how a machine seller managed to open the world’s biggest fast food chain, and his struggles through his ladder of success.
The film grossed $24 million against its $7 million budget.
This film was released in 2011. It is directed by Bennett Miller and the main cast includes Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt, Stephen Bishop, Reed Diamond, and Brent Jennings.
The movie is about general manager Beane, and assistant general manager Peter who are to recruit the players for their baseball league franchise, Oakland Athletics. But are in many difficulties because of the franchise’s limited budget for players. Now, they build a team of undervalued talent by taking a sophisticated sabermetric approach to scouting and analyzing players.
The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor. The film grossed $110 million against its $50 million budget.
The Two Popes
This film was released in 2019. It is directed by Fernando Meirelles and the main cast includes Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Luis Gnecco, and Sidney Cole.
The movie is set in the Vatican City in the aftermath of the Vatican leaks scandal, the film follows Pope Benedict XVI, played by Anthony Hopkins, as he attempts to convince Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, played by Jonathan Pryce, to reconsider his decision to resign as an archbishop as he confides his own intentions to abdicate the papacy.
It began a limited theatrical release in the United States on November 27, 2019, and in the United Kingdom on November 29, 2019, and started digital streaming on December 20, 2019, by Netflix. The film was nominated at the Academy Awards in three categories, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay, winning in none of them. Also, at British Academy Film Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, and Golden Globe Awards in the same category.
The Social Network
This film was released in 2010. It is directed by David Fincher and the main cast includes Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, and Max Minghella.
The movie follows the story of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg and his idea and passion and a bit of cheating in creating the largest social network website, Facebook. It shows his friendship with Saverin, and Parker, and his cheating with Savein by diluting from 34% to 0.03% while maintaining the ownership percentage of all other parties. Also, the case with Winklevoss twins for the theft of their idea of creating Thefacebook.
At the 83rd Academy Awards, it received eight nominations, including for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Eisenberg, and won three: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing. It also received awards for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Original Score at the 68th Golden Globe Awards. The film grossed $224 million on a $40 million budget.