12 Fascinating Movies That Are Based on True Stories

It can be said that the most important source from which movies are inspired is real life. Stories that are inspired by real life attract the attention of audiences thanks to the tragedy of reality. In this context, we are going to discuss 12 different fascinating movies that are adapted from real life. The films are about important developments in history, heroism, tragic events, and unforgettable love. Here are 12 fascinating movie suggestions that are based on true stories!


1. Ayla (2017)

The movie tells the story of Ayla and a Turkish soldier named Süleyman Dilbirliği, who was in Korea during the painful years of the Korean War. Süleyman takes it upon himself to protect the little Korean girl (Eunja Kim) he encounters during the war. During the time he takes care of the Korean girl he names Ayla, he loves and takes care of her as if she were his own daughter. When it is time for Süleyman to return to Turkey, despite all of his efforts, Süleyman has to leave Ayla here. The audience may not be able to hold back their tears while watching this touching story that turns into a father-daughter relationship!

2. Cep Herkülü: Naim Süleymanoğlu (2019)

The movie is about the life of Naim Süleymanoğlu, who grew up in very difficult conditions and achieved incredible success in weightlifting from a young age. Throughout the movie, the audience witnesses how Naim gets out of situations that he thought he could not get out of with his courage and intelligence. Thanks to this life struggle, which is both painful and joyful, the importance of perseverance becomes evident once again.


3. Oppenheimer (2023)

The movie is about the impact of American physicist Robert Oppenheimer on World War II and this process. The development of the atomic bomb that was used during the war and its effects on Robert after the war are conveyed to the audience. You can have the opportunity to watch the forces behind the atomic bomb, its effects on Japan and America's stance on this issue with the contribution of director Christopher Nolan.


4. 127 Hours (2011)

Mountaineer Aron Ralston gets stuck in a canyon in the Moab region of Utah during his unannounced adventure. Aron had no ability to leave here for five days, and he couldn't find anyone to help him out. He makes some sacrifices to survive in this deadly situation. Viewers of the movie may be amazed at the solutions that he found to deal with this difficult situation.


5. The Pianist (2002)

The movie is adapted from the life story of Wladyslaw Szpilman. The audience witnesses Wladyslaw Szpilman's struggle during the period when Nazi-occupied Poland became uninhabitable, and the Jewish people were persecuted. The sad story of the character trying to survive in the remote corners of Warsaw sheds light on the years of World War II.


6. Titanic (1997)

Titanic, which fascinated everyone with its feature of being the largest ship of the period, set out from England to New York with the claims that it would never sink. Despite all the claims, the ship starts to sink after hitting the iceberg. The movie tells the story of two lovers on the Titanic. Jack and Rose, who fell in love with each other in a short period of time, resist giving up on each other despite their class differences. While you watch the movie, you can witness the magnificence of the Titanic, which left its mark on history and the unforgettable love of Jack and Rose.


7. The Social Network (2010)

In 2003, computer programmer Mark Zuckerberg, who studied at Harvard University, began to think of an extraordinary project. Setting out to establish a worldwide social network, Zuckerberg decided to lay the foundations of a platform that would radically change the communication network. On his way to success, Zuckerberg had to struggle with personal and legal challenges. The movie shares with the audience the process of establishing Facebook and the difficulties that it experienced.

8. My Left Foot (1989)

Born with cerebral palsy, Christy Brown spends most of his life in a wheelchair because he cannot control his body. Realizing one day that he actually can use his left foot, Brown begins to embrace life tightly. He manages to write various novels and poems using only his left foot. The sad and hopeful story of Brown, who is one of the leading names in Irish literature, shows the audience that there is always hope in life.


9. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

In 1986, Ron Woodroof, a drug addict and HIV-diagnosed, was told that he had 30 days to live. The movie is about the changes in Ron's life after this period. Ron, who procures medicines that are not available in the USA in order to survive, establishes a club to cure people who are sick like himself. The story of Ron, who was able to live for about 6 more years with the medicines that he brought, manages to surprise the audience.

10. Blind Spot (2009)

The movie tells the story of a young man who never knew his father and whose mother was a drug addict. A young man named Michael Oher begins to be taken care of by a wealthy family after his difficult life on the streets. In the movie showing Oher's adventure of becoming a football player, you can see a real-life example of the sentence "You never know what will change and when, so you have to keep fighting."


11. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

The movie is about Solomon Northup, who was making a living as a musician in New York in 1841 and was kidnapped and forced to work as a slave on a farm for 12 years. The movie shows the results of courage, patience and struggle while drawing attention to the racist order of the period. Northup's struggle for freedom during these years can make viewers drown in their tears.


12. The Theory of Everything (2014)

The movie tells the life of British physicist and theorist Stephen Hawking. The movie shows the process that started in his university life and covers his successful student years and private life. The diagnosis process of the disease that changed his life at the age of 21 and his subsequent experiences may surprise the audience.


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