As someone who spends a lot of time watching movies, I find that they're so much more enjoyable when there's some truth to them. Movies based on real-life stories allow the audiences to really connect with the story and sympathize with the characters because they know that what they're seeing has actually happened. If you feel the same way, here are five Netflix Original movies based on real-life stories.
From the adventurous story of Bonnie & Clyde to the life of Barack Obama, before he became president, Netflix has so many amazing options for you to binge watch the next time you plan a movie night in! Check them out below:
Type: Biographical Drama
We've all heard the story of Bonnie & Clyde, but have you heard the story of the lawmen who were sent out to catch them? The Highwaymen is about two Texas Rangers recruited to catch the dynamic bank-robbing duo, although they've been seriously doubted by everyone. The film stars Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson, as well as some other big names so you're definitely in for one memorable show.
Brain on Fire
Brain on Fire stars Chloe Grace Moretz as a 21-year-old journalist who's worked hard to land her dream job at the New York Post. Things are going well - she's successful, loves her friends, and is in a very happy relationship until she finds herself stricken with a mysterious illness, that is. Her world is quickly turned upside down, and things only get worse as doctors struggle to find answers.
Type: Political Drama
If you love Barack Obama as much as I do, then you'll absolutely love the movie, Barry. It tells the story of Obama long before he became president. Barry first arrived in New York City in 1981 to attend Columbia University. Once the initial excitement wears off, he quickly finds that the area is crime-ridden and racially charged, leaving him in some uncomfortable situations.
Type: Biographical Teen Movie
If you're familiar with rapper Roxanne Shante, or just a fan of rap music and the culture, you definitely need to watch Roxanne Roxanne. The story takes place in the early 1980s when Shante was known as the most feared MC in Queens, New York. It tells the story of how she grew up, making a name for herself and hustling to support her family from the young age of 14.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile
Type: Biographical Drama
One of the most anticipated movies of the year, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile tells the story of Ted Bundy from a different perspective - that of his long-time girlfriend, Liz Kloepfer. The movie has received plenty of mixed reviews, but if you're a true crime fanatic, we highly recommend giving it a shot.