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Movies based on true stories or inspired by true stories

I always liked the watching movies especially Movies based on true stories or inspired by true stories.

The list consistes movies I have enjoyed watching as well as some I have in my watch list. I will frequently update the list as I discover.

The imagination game (Hollywood Movie Based on true story)

British mathematician Alan Turing joins the cryptography team to help decrypt the Enigma code, but builds his own machine that is a prototype of the modern computer to decipher German codes.

Initial release: 7 January 2015 (Egypt)
Director: Morten Tyldum


Snowden (Hollywood Movie Based on true story)

Disillusioned with the intelligence community, top contractor Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) leaves his job at the National Security Agency. He now knows that a virtual mountain of data is being assembled to track all forms of digital communication — not just from foreign governments and terrorist groups, but from ordinary Americans. When Snowden decides to leak this classified information, he becomes a traitor to some, a hero to others and a fugitive from the law.

Initial release: 15 September 2016
Director: Oliver Stone


War Dogs (Hollywood Movie Based on true story)

David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, two small-time gun dealers, make it big when they find themselves landing a $300 million contract from the American government.

Release date: 19 August 2016
Director: Todd Phillips

Bajirao Mastani (Bollywood Movie Based on true story)

The heroic Peshwa Bajirao, married to Kashibai, falls in love with Mastani, a warrior princess in distress. They struggle to make their love triumph amid opposition from his conservative family.

Release date: 18 December 2015
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

A Beautiful Mind (Hollywood Movie Based on true story)

John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematical genius, finds himself in pain when he encounters a cruel disorder. He ultimately overcomes his struggles and emerges free of any trauma.
Initial release: 13 December 2001
Director: Ron Howard

American Sniper (Hollywood Movie Based on true story)

Even after returning home from the war in Iraq, Chris Kyle, a SEAL sniper, cannot let go of the horrors he has experienced. This begins to affect his marriage and his life.

Release date: 16 January 2015
Director: Clint Eastwood

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