Netflix has an extensive catalog with productions from different genres. In the streaming service, subscribers can find a category dedicated to feature films inspired by real stories.
Below, we’ve selected 10 movies based on real-life cases to watch on Netflix. From drama to comedy, there are options for every taste. Check out 10 movie options that are based on facts:
One Man Among Giants (2015)
A Man Among Giants (2015).Source: IMDB / Reproduction
Pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers the risks of brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions. Then, he starts an intense battle against the NFL for better conditions and support for sportsmen.
Radioactive (2019).Source: IMDB / Reproduction
Radioactive tells the story of Polish physics and chemistry Marie Curie (Rosamund Pike). The Nobel Prize winner, the film discusses the difficulties she faced when she was a woman in an academic community formed predominantly by men.
Tim Maia (2014)
Tim Maia (2014)Source: IMDB / Reproduction
With Babu Santana, Tim Maia accompanies the various phases of the intense life of one of the greatest voices in Brazilian music. From childhood in Rio de Janeiro until his death at the age of 55, the biopic explores important moments in the artist’s career.
The Theory of Everything (2014)
The Theory of Everything (2014)Source: IMDB / Reproduction
The Theory of Everything presents the relationship of British physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and wife Jane (Felicity Jones). The feature also explores how the scientist faced the advancement of neural disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Erin Brockovich: a woman of talent (2000)
Erin Brockovich (2000).Source: IMDB / Reproduction
Erin Brockovich shows the rise of a single mother (Julia Roberts) until she became a legal assistant. Without much support, she manages to topple an energy company accused of polluting the water supply of a city in California.
Sully: The Hudson River Hero (2016)
Sully: The Hudson River Hero (2016)Source: IMDB / Reproduction
Sully presents the story of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), an American pilot who became a hero after landing a damaged plane on the Hudson River. The risky maneuver saved the lives of the passengers and the flight crew.
The Boy Who Discovered the Wind (2019)
The Boy Who Discovered the Wind (2019)Source: IMDB / Reproduction
After seeing the concept in a science book, a 13-year-old African boy decides to build a wind turbine. Surprisingly, the unconventional experiment becomes the solution to save his family and the village from starvation.
The First Man (2018)
The First Man (2018).Source: IMDB / Reproduction
The First Man brings a special look at the life of the American astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling). The film highlights points from his career and personal life until the legendary space mission that took him to the Moon on July 20, 1969.
The 7 of Chicago (2020)
The Chicago 7 (2020).Source: IMDB / Reproduction
In 1968, a peaceful protest against the Vietnam War ended in a violent clash between protesters and the Chicago police. The US federal government then charged seven conspiracy activists in a trial that lasted more than six months.
Arrest Me If You Can (2002)
Arrest Me If You Can (2002)Source: IMDB / Reproduction
In a comedy tone, Arrest Me If You Are Able tells the story of forger Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio). Considered a criminal genius before turning 21, he is “hunted” by FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks).
Did you like to know this list of films based on facts? Which ones will be on your Netflix list?