It's movie night! These movies on Netflix are all based on true stories and will have you hooked within the first few minutes. You might even be wondering how you didn’t discover them sooner. 

These highly-rated flicks follow tales about sports scandals, crime dramas, and heartbreaking real-life stories. You’ll want these on your must-watch list for your next movie marathon.

Looking for more true stories? You can find films on Amazon Prime, shows on Netflix, and highly-rated documentaries that tell shocking and untold narratives. 

These 7 Netflix movies are audience approved and worth the watch, just keep your tissues nearby.

The Highwaymen

Rating: 74% on Rotten Tomatoes

This crime drama follows Frank Hamer and Maney Gault, two former members of the Texas Rangers who join together in order to take down Bonnie and Clyde.


Rating: 82% on Rotten Tomatoes

Angelina Jolie stars as a mother whose son goes missing and reaches out to the LAPD to help find him. Months later, the police find a boy that fits his description, but she insists the imposter is not at all her son.

The Blind Side  

Rating: 85% on Rotten Tomatoes

This sports drama follows the story of a homeless teenager who gets adopted by a loving family that helps him succeed in his education and football career.


Rating: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill star opposite each other in this sports flick about the general manager of a baseball team using brand new computer methods to acquire a low budget team.


Rating: 88% on Rotten Tomatoes

Auggie Pullman was born with facial differences that made him unable to attend regular school up until he reaches fifth grade. Finally, he joins other children his age who learn to accept and love him for who he is.

I, Tonya 

Rating: 88% on Rotten Tomatoes

Ice skater Tonya Harding was the suspect of a huge sports scandal when her husband intervened in the competition by trying to injure another hopeful Olympic skater.

The Dirt  

Rating: 94% on Rotten Tomatoes

This biography drama follows the band Mötley Crüe, who went from a group of four mischievous men to famed international stars back in the 80s.