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30 Incredible Movies Based on True Stories

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Check out this list of movies based on #truestories to witness real-life moments of tragedy, success, and resilience.

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

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The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

127 Hours

127 Hours

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The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

Julie & Julia

Julie & Julia

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Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

The Social Network

The Social Network

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In 2003, Harvard undergrad Mark Zuckerberg creates a social networking site called Facebook with the help of his friend Eduardo Saverin. Though it turns out to be a successful venture, he severs ties with several people along the way.

The Farewell

The Farewell

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A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

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