In this world, it is can not resist that the best entertainment media of all kind is movies. Whether they are in the past or in the present, everyone from all generation mostly like to watch the movies; additionally, watching movies can bring something to us more than amusement such as cozy living with the families while watching the movies together. Since the past to present, there are a lot of movies that makes the phenomenon to the audience in kind of impression and perfection of temper. Most of those films come from the the main types of the movies such as fantasy and sci-fi. However, the other types that can give the impression to the audience is based on true story films.

Rami Malek (at the right) as Freddie Mercury from Bohemian Rhapsody films

Based on true story movie

Based on true story movie is the film that have the story structure by the event that based on actual story or situation. Some movies of this type use some actual event from current situation to make the film, and then are added by the fiction that can increase intensity of the story to make that movies not boring. The first based on true story movie is Major Wilson Last Stand in 1899, short war film dramatising the final engagement of the Shangani Patrol and the death of Major Allan Wilson and his men in Rhodesia in 1893. It is not amazing that early based on true story movies is about the due to the fact that there are several of war at that time, and most of them are worthy of remembrance and deserved to convey to the people. The attraction of based on real life movies is the amazing or miracle story that really happen in our daily life as the fiction movies. These story convey the seemingly impossible situation to being possible, and we never know about them before. Due to the fact that most of this type movies are created from the real story and crucial situation of personal anecdote, the based on true story movies are mostly about the story of biography.

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There are several of based on true story movies in our movies world which consist of both great and poor in conveying the story to the audience. These are my top 5 based on true story movies that I have ever watched and there are impressing my joy in watching movie.

1. Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biological crime film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and the starring actor is Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale and Tom Hanks as Carl Hanratty, based on Joseph Shea. This story is of how Frank Abagnale, one of the most famous con-artists in history, live in the world of money that he can easily gain by counterfeiting checks. Frank faked over eight identities, several professions, and cashed over $2.5 million of forged checks in the 1960s, until the police finally caught him at age 21. This is the one of best based on real life movies of mine because the the story is so exciting about the crime that Frank did story and I got thinking about how Frank will survive in the end. Therefore, this is one of based on true story about crime that everyone deserve to enjoy it.

2. Social Network

The Social Network is a 2010 American biological drama film directed by David Fincher and starring by Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg. This story is about Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg who creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook. Mark is the genius student and he want to build the new network in his university for his satisfaction. However, there a lot of obstacle that created by himself during the road to his accomplishment. Mark is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. I really like this movie due to the fact that the major social media that every one use in daily life is Facebook, and realizing the interesting beginning of this giant media makes me very amazed with the unique story narrating style.

3. Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 biological drama film about Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the British rock band Queen and it is directed by Bryan Singer and starring by Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. The story is about Queen’s journey from the start of the rock band to their now-legendary 1985 performance at the Live Aid concert in Wembley Stadium. The story chronicles lead singer Freddie Mercury’s tempestuous journey from an outcast immigrant struggling to find his place in a rejecting society to his becoming a beloved and world-famous artist. This movie is extremely filled by the power of the only little man who love the music as his life, and has the emotional stage in the final part that can make me deeply perceive the temper of the character.

4. Spotlight

Spotlight is a 2015 American biographic drama film directed by Tom Mccarthy and starring by 5 main characters consisting of  Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, and Stanley tucci. the story is about the true story of how, in 2001, reporters at the Boston Globe investigated accusations of Catholic priests in Boston molesting children. Following on from leads, interviews with victims, existing court cases and extensive research they reveal decades of abuse. Moreover, they discover that the issue was far wider spread than they at first believed, that senior members of the district of bishop were aware of the issue and that the church covered up the crimes. This movie is very intense on investigating and searching the truth about religious unbelievable action. Moreover, Spotlight can obviously show how of journalist and news agencies work in finding the truth to reveal the secret of religion which is the sensitive matter of some people.


This is the best based on true story of my life. Argo is a 2012 American historical drama thriller film directed and also starring by Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez. Argo is the story about rescue operation by Tony Mendez, the technical operations officer for the CIA. Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, Tony launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979. With intensity in narrating style and extreme excited state of the story, Argo can be the best based on true story movie in many audience including me. This is one of the best crime movie of all time.