When we watch different kinds of movies, we never think that they might actually be based on a true story. Many films tell the real story behind some really interesting events in people’s lives.
We’ll share with you a list of movies based on true stories and some really interesting facts about them.
American writer Stephen King and his wife stayed on the Halloween night of 1974 at the Stanley Hotel, which is supposed to be haunted. King had a nightmare in which he saw his son running through the halls of the hotel and that’s how he got inspired to write the novel called The Shining.
George Lucas the director and co-writer of the famous movie saga said that he was inspired by several literary and cinematic genres while he was writing them; many scenes and characters are based on Akira Kurosawa’s films. Lucas is passionate about history; the scene of the final battle in “A New Hope” is based on the air battles of World War II.
The hunt for red October
This 1990’s film is based on the story of Russian naval officer Valery Sablin, who in 1975 staged a failed mutiny on the Soviet warship Storozhevoy. The aim of the mutiny was to initiate a political uprising in the Soviet Union against a corrupt regime. Although the film received negative reviews in major publications it was very popular.
This film is based on true stories of battles and soldiers during World War II. One of them is Audie Murphy’s story, who managed to stop the German soldiers on his own. Some of the stories shared on the movie are not completely real, but most of them are based on true facts.
The film tells the story of Rocky Balboa and his journey to achieve the American dream. Sylvester Stallone, who was the main character, said that the script of the film is based on Chuck Wepner and the fight between Muhammad Ali.
A nightmare in Elm Street
This is based on a true story of a Cambodian immigrant whose son died in very strange circumstances. The film's director, Wes Craven, said he was inspired to write the script after reading this family’s story in the newspaper. The article said the little boy refused to sleep because he feared that someone would catch him in his sleep; so he stayed awake for several days until one night his parents found him dead in his bed, the child supposedly died during a nightmare.