It is not a new and strange thing if events or events that occur in real life are lifted and made into a film. This kind of film is usually very accurate and relates to the original story.
When a film is based on a true story about what happened, it can feel more moving or sad than a fictional film. That’s because of the background or the actual story that happened. Here are 10 heartwarming films based on true stories.
Captain Phillips (2013)
Directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks as the main character. This biographical drama film follows the story of Captain Richard Phillips and the events of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking. With a storyline inspired by Richard Phillips’ books, it was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
After this event, Richard Phillips became a writer and returned to the sea more than a year later until his retirement in 2014.
Hackshaw Ridge (2016)
Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) is a combat medic who refuses to carry a firearm. With this stance, Desmond Doss heroically managed to save the lives of about 75 soldiers during World War II in the Battle of Okinawa.
Doss is often looked down upon by his comrades for refusing to take up arms, earning him the respect of his fellow soldiers. Despite all that, Doss saved dozens of lives and became a hero in the face of dangerous conditions.
The Impossible (2012)
Starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, and Tom Holland, The Impossible tells the story of one family’s journey to find each other after being separated due to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The film is considered one of the best films of 2012 and received good reviews. which was very positive from film critics.
From the tragic loss of a loved one to a heartwarming encounter, The Impossible will make you cry due to the trauma and grief experienced by thousands of people from this natural disaster that killed more than 200,000 people.
Rwanda Hotels (2004)
Based on the events of the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994. Hotel Rwanda is a film that chronicles the events that took place between April 7 and July 15, 1994, and resulted in between 500,000 and 800,000 Tutsi deaths in one year.
The film focuses on the story of Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle) and his wife, Tatiana (Sophie Okonedo), as they save the lives of their family and over a thousand other Hutu and Tutsi refugees during Rwanda’s civil war.
Schindler’s List (1993)
Steven Spielberg’s historical film, Schindler’s List remains one of the most heartbreaking Holocaust depictions of all time. The film is based on the non-fiction novel Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally.
The film stars Liam Nesson as Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who is responsible for saving the lives of over 1000 Jews from the Holocaust. The Nazi genocide of the Jewish people resulted in the deaths of about six million Jews, and Oskar Schindler saved about 1200 people.
The films above are true stories that occur in the real world. You can see for yourself the emotions, tension and emotion in the film.