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7 Movies On Amazon Prime You Had No Idea Were Based On True Stories

Get ready for the movie night of a lifetime.

Get ready for the movie night of a lifetime. These movies on Amazon Prime are all based on intense true stories that’ll have you on the edge of your seat. From comedies to tragedies and everything in between you’ll be wanting to learn all you can about these real events.

While you won’t find stories about The Avengers on this list, these films will show you real-life superheroes that changed the world in more than one way.

Whether you’re looking to be transported back to World War II or are in the mood to dive into a true crime story, Amazon has got you covered.

These films captivated viewers so often that they also all have audience scores that are through the roof!

If you want some more content based on real events you can check out Netflix’s bank of true crime series that’ll have you hooked from the first episode.

The Farewell

Audience Rating: 87% on Rotten Tomatoes

Upon getting the news that their grandmother only has weeks to live, a family decides to take a trip to China in order to say goodbye. However, their grandmother believes the family is only visiting for a wedding.

Freedom Writers

Audience Rating: 87% on Rotten Tomatoes

A Los Angeles school teacher is faced with the challenge of teaching troubled kids who have been deemed unteachable. Using her knowledge of literature and inspiring words she changes their lives in more ways than one.

Beautiful Boy

Audience Rating: 77% on Rotten Tomatoes

From the outside, Nicolas Sheff has it all together. He’s a top student, artist and athlete. However, his secret addiction to drugs threatens to ruin his life and Sheff’s father will go to any lengths in order to save it.


Audience Rating: 72% on Rotten Tomatoes

Small town resident and mortician Bernie Tiede is friends with everyone. However, that all changes when he is charged with the murder of widow Marjorie.

The King's Choice

Audience Rating: 84% on Rotten Tomatoes

This movie follows the real-life events of a battle between Norway and Germany during World War II. The King of Norway is tested like never before and is faced with a decision that could not only cost him his life but ruin the entire country.

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Audience Rating: 75% on Rotten Tomatoes

Following the events of a serious drunk driving car accident, John Callahan enters a therapy program. It’s there that he discovers his passion for art, and with that, an entirely different outlook on life.

The Fencer

Audience Score: 74% on Rotten Tomatoes

A well-known fencer seeks refuge by teaching Estonian children the sport while being on the run from the Soviet secret service.