Based on a True Story

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  1. ClassyCo

    ClassyCo Soap Chat Well-Known Member

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    Have you any films that you enjoy that are allegedly or genuinely based on true events?

    Yesterday, I watched Changeling, starring Angelina Jolie, on Netflix. I cannot remember if I saw this in the theaters when it came out back in 2008, but I do remember having a bootleg copy of the film that my Mother and I watched a number of times before it got lost somewhere in all my moves.

    Changeling chronicles the story of Christine Collins, a single mother who is reunited with a little boy she immediately recognizes as not being her missing son. When she tries to bring the LAPD to the reality of its mistake, she is labeled an unfit mother, and eventually placed in an mental asylum. After several years, she learns that her son, Walter, was perhaps killed by Gordon Northcott in what became nicknamed the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders.

    Reese Witherspoon and Hillary Swank sought the coveted lead, but director-producer reportedly favored Jolie because he felt her face fit the 1920s period setting. Jolie, however, was initially reluctant, but only became involved after learning of Eastwood's connection to the production.

    Changeling received critical acclaim, and was a moderate box office success.

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  2. Justine

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    Hidden Figures is an incredible film, I fully recommend.

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    These type of movies were really popular on lifetime back in the 1990s. So I have watched several TV movies based on true stories from that time era. Most notably are:

    "Broken Pledges" and "Why My Daughter?" with Linda Gray.





    Also not from the 1990s but from the 1970's and more based on a phenomenon than a true story per say. "Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker" with Charlene Tilton.



    I can recommend these movies if you haven't seen them. They are all thought provoking and really good. :)
     
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    Oh and here's two more:

    "Dancing in the dark"
    and "The Abduction" with Victoria Principal.





    These movies are also really good. Especially the first one. :)
     
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    Totally agree, absolutely awesome film.

    I think the best film based on a true story is I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932). Such a powerful film that it lead to changes begin made to the prison system. Gripping story, first rate performance from the star Paul Muni, I can't recommend this film enough.

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    I love watching films that are based on true stories.

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    Great film but disturbing
     
  8. ClassyCo

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    I'll have to give some of these movies you all have mentioned a gander one of these days.
     

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