Movies you didn't know were based on true stories
Surprising real events that formed the basis of films
One of the wonderful things about fiction is that it invents a space in which anything can happen. Events that seem entirely illogical or far-fetched are at home and comfortable in a fictional narrative.
Indeed the storylines of many books and films leave us thinking, "Imagine if that happened in real life!" But in some very surprising cases, it did.
Check out this gallery for some films you'd never guess took inspiration from real-life events.