Movies based on True Stories to Inspire and Motivate you

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The Pursuit of Happyness

Based on the true life story of Chris Gardner, it shows the struggle of a single father going through the worst financial crises of his life with a son to support. Chris Gardner finds an opportunity to work in stocks, but with the responsibility of his son and no money in his pocket Gardner finds himself in a great deal of struggle, and he must work through this to accomplish his happyness.

King Richard

This story follows Richard Williams( played by will smith), along with his wife Brandy ( Played by Aunjanue Ellis). The couple aspires to make their daughters (Serena and Venus Williams) professional Tennis players even before they are born.

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

It’s the life story of One of the great cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who had many won many world titles in his international cricket career as a Captain for India, also called by many Captain cool. This particular movie focuses on his early life and also how he came to be in Indian Cricket Team.


Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher as young Steve Jobs in his college days to the launch of the First IPOD in 2001.

Apollo 13 (1995)

Starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, and Kevin Bacon is a story about Apollo 13 when astronauts find themselves stranded when their spacecraft gets damaged. Soon, NASA tries to bring them back before it is too late.

The Social Network

The story follows a Drama & Documentary style where Mark Zuckerberg started the Social Media Website Facebook with his friends Eduardo Saverin, and Sean Parker, and the lawsuits which followed the creation of the social media giant. Based on the book “The Accidental Billionaire” by Ben Mezrich. Starring Jessi Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker, and Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin.

tick, tick…BOOM!

Andrew Garfield plays Jonathan Larson a composer from New York City working at a Diner in SoHo while also working on his passion project superbia.

The Theory of Everything

Stephen Hawking played by Eddie Redmayne in this Romance/ Drama documentary on the life of the renowned scientist where Stephen Hawking learns that he suffers from motor neuron disease and has around two years to live.


It is a story of an Indian wrestler more commonly known as “Pehlwan”. Mahavir Singh phogat spends his life training his daughters for commonwealth games despite the existing social stigmas.

The Big Short

Michal Burry (Christian Bale) discovers 2008’s recession years before. The hole in American housing is also discovered by 3 other outsiders who had an idea.


A pilot, Captain Sully ( Tom Hanks) saves the day by landing his plane in Hudson rives after it has been hit by a flock of birds.

First Man

Neil Armstrong ( Ryan Gosling) Mourns the loss of his young daughter as he takes one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

127 Hours

On a hiking trip in Grand canyon, Aron Ralston( James Franco) gets trapped in the canyon. He must take desperate measures to survive before he is rescued in 127 hours.

The Founder

After watching this tale of opportunist Ray Croc you may say: I am lovin it.

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