15 movies based on real events to watch on Prime Video – TecnoBreak

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Whether because of the commotion they provoke, their bombastic plot or, in some cases, even their beauty, it is hard to believe that some stories portrayed in the cinema are inspired by real events. For those who like plots like this, we select 15 Must-See Movies That Are Actually Based On True Stories and are available for Prime Video subscribers to watch from the comfort of their home. Check our suggestions and start your marathon!

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1. The Scandal

Nominated for the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Oscar in the categories of best actress (Charlize Theron) and best supporting actress (Margot Robbie), Scandal has a script by Charles Randolph. Highlighting one of the biggest scandals in the American television industry, the film revolves around a group of journalists who go to the public to denounce then CEO of Fow News, Roger Ailes, of sexual harassment.

  • Address: jay cockroach
  • Year: 2019
  • To emit: Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman

2. The price of truth

Based on an article by New York Times, The Price of Truth was starring and produced by Mark Ruffalo. The film follows in the footsteps of an environmental lawyer used to defending large corporations when he is approached by a farmer who is accusing the industrial giant DuPont for the death of his cows. Interested in the story, the lawyer then proceeds to investigate what happened and discovers that there is a heinous crime behind it, which involves the poisoning of the entire local population.

  • Address: Todd Haynes
  • Year: 2019
  • To emit: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway and Tim Robbins

3. The Battle of the Currents

A production portraying the rivalry between George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison, The Battle of the Currents is set in the late XNUMXth century. In the plot, after inventing the electric light bulb, Thomas Edison starts a campaign to distribute electricity throughout the United States through direct current. However, he gets in the way of businessman Westinghouse, who sets out to prove that his AC technology is more effective.

  • Address: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • Year: 2017
  • To emit: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon and Tom Holland

4. Green Book: The Guide

Premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, Green Book: The Guide took home the Oscars 2019 statuettes for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali). 60 embarks on a tour of the South US thug as his bodyguard and driver. Together, they embark on a turbulent journey, but one that brings them closer and makes them better understand each other's lives.

  • Address: Peter Farrelly
  • Year: 2018
  • To emit: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini

5. The girl who killed her parents + The boy who killed my parents

Films that portray one of the most famous homicides in the country, The Girl Who Killed My Parents and The Boy Who Killed My Parents are two feature films about the murder of the couple Manfred and Marísia Richthofen. Released together and directly on Prime Video, they show, respectively, the story told during the trial of the case by Daniel Cravinhos, Suzane's boyfriend, and the girl herself, the daughter of the victims.

  • Address: Mauricio Eca
  • Year: 2021
  • To emit: Carla Diaz and Leonardo Bittencourt

6. The real story

Premiering at the Sundace Film Festival, The True Story is an adaptation of the book of the same name. In the film we accompany a journalist from New York Times who, shortly after being fired, discovers that an FBI-listed killer has been caught after spending weeks in hiding posing as him. Intrigued by the situation, he visits the criminal in jail and discovers that the prisoner only wants to tell him the true story of him.

  • Address: Rupert Gold
  • Year: 2015
  • To emit: Jonah Hill, James Franco and Felicity Jones

7. Official secrets

A must-have feature on a list of true-story movies to watch on Prime Video, Official Secrets also premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The production takes place in 2003 and tells the story of Katharine Gun, a translator who had access to National Security Agency documents that revealed secrets about the invasion of Iraq. Outraged by the situation, she breaks the code and leaks the documents to the press, causing an international scandal that could land her in jail.

  • Address: gavin hood
  • Year: 2019
  • To emit: Keira Knightley and Matt Smith

8. The Pursuit of Justice

Title that portrays the case that became known as the Scottsboro Boys, The Quest for Justice is set in the 1930s. The plot features a successful New York lawyer and the nine black teenagers he decides to defend in the southern United States. accused of rape by two white women and subjected to a totally biased trial.

  • Address: terry green
  • Year: 2006
  • To emit: Timothy Hutton, Leelee Sobieski, and David Strathairn

9. To the last man

War movie directed by Mel Gibson, Even the Last Man starring Andrew Garfield. Set in the midst of World War II, the fact-based feature film tells the story of Desmond Doss, a religious and pacifist young man who enlists as a combat medic in the army. Although he refuses to bear a weapon and is shunned by his companions, he is sent to the Battle of Okinawa, where his only goal is to save lives.

  • Address: Mel Gibson
  • Year: 2016
  • To emit: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington and Luke Bracey

10. The Master's Game

Set in 1983 Amsterdam, Master's Play features Anthony Hopkins in its cast. The feature film follows a group of five Dutch friends who, after a successful robbery, decide to kidnap a millionaire, owner of one of the most famous breweries in the world. The plan, at first, works, but police investigations and the group's lack of preparation soon cause the situation to spiral out of control.

  • Address: daniel alfredson
  • Year: 2015
  • To emit: Anthony Hopkins, Jemima West and Jim Sturgess

11. The Big Bet

Winner of the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2016 and nominated for four other awards, including Best Picture, The Big Short is based on a book of the same name. The title shows the trajectory traced by a group of four men who foresaw the financial crisis of 2007-2008 and decided to bet against the market.

  • Address: Adam McKay
  • Year: 2015
  • To emit: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt

12. The tender bar

The Amazon Prime Video Original Movie The Tender Bar is based on the true story of writer and journalist JR Moehringer. The plot follows the boy's childhood and youth, shortly after moving to his grandfather's house on Long Island. In the new environment, he finds in his uncle the father figure he never had and uses the stories of the bar customers that the man manages to enter the world of writing.

  • Address: george Clooney
  • Year: 2021
  • To emit: Ben Affleck, Christopher Lloyd and Lily Rabe

Based on food writer Nigel Slate's memoir, Toast: The Story of a Hungry Child is set in the 1960s. At home, his mother didn't know how to cook. Everything changes, however, with the death of the mother figure and the arrival of a full-time maid who begins to attract the attention of her father and begins a real cooking competition with the boy.

  • Address: sj clarkson
  • Year: 2011
  • To emit: Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore

14. The Angel of Auschwitz

Historical drama, The Angel of Auschwitz tells the story of the Polish midwife Stanisława Leszczyńska. In the plot, when she is imprisoned in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II and called to work alongside Josef Mengele, an officer and doctor in charge of carrying out sadistic experiments on pregnant women and babies, Stanisława begins to change her mind. destiny. of some patients, helping and saving as many lives as possible.

  • Address: terry lee coker
  • Year: 2019
  • To emit: Noeleen Comiskey and Steven Bush

15. Dear Boy

Starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, Dear Boy is based on the memories of both protagonists of the plot. The film tells the story of David, a journalist who sees his young son Nick succumb to methamphetamine use. Desperate to help him recover, he seeks to understand what happened to the boy, at the same time that he begins to study the effects of this type of addiction.

  • Address: Felix Van Groeningen
  • Year: 2018
  • To emit: Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet

And do you recommend other factual movies that are available on Prime Video? Share your favorites with us!

The streaming catalog was consulted on 06/04/2022.


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