Movies surprisingly based on true event

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  1. sunshinehighway

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    The Argo/British thread got me thinking. Anyone got any surprising examples of movies based on real events?

    I saw a special all about how Jaws was inspired by a set of shark attacks in 1916 New Jersey.
     
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    One of my favorite movies is based on true events. The Mothman Prophecies. I'm not really sure how much I believe all that, but it made a great movie, even without Brit bashing :thumbsup2
     
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    The Exorcist book was inspired by an actual event.
     
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    I was just watching a show Sunday morning that was about the real story of The Exorcist. I can't remember what channel it was on.
     
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    The Mothman is a creepy story.

    They didn't say he wasn't British. He could have been.
     
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    :rotfl2:
     
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    Most Disney fans here already know this, I am sure, but "Newsies" (a particular favorite of mine) was based on the true events of the Newsboys Strike of 1899.
     
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    Yep! The town where we have our beach house! They show something about it every year during Shark Week.
     
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    Yes it was on during Shark Week. Jaws is one of my favorite movies and I had no idea it was inspired by real events until I saw that.
     
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    True, but when it was made, they didn't know that.
     
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    ET was fun, ;) JKJK, just being playful- I know you are being serious so how about "The Kings Speech" which was fab and I believe based on trueish events, also I have to say "What's Love got to do with it" floored me. So many great stories out there
     
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    Dreamgirls is loosely based on the Supremes.
     
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    Silence of the Lambs, Psycho & Texas Chainsaw Massacre were supposedly inspired by the gruesome crimes of Ed Gein.
     
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    'Bernie' I watched almost all of it before I realized it was a true story :scared:
    It was unexpected.
     
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    The 1988 horror movie "The Serpent and the Rainbow" is based on a true story.
     
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    There's a movie called Bully, not the recent documentary, but an indie movie from 2001. It's a pretty brutal story, and not for the faint of heart. When you're watching it you can't get over that it really happened.
     
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    Paranormal activity really surprised me that it was based off true events.
     

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