The story is the king of the movie and if it is based on true events or happening then it becomes a super-duper doze. Nowadays, producers and directors are also making stories based on real-life events and social issues. These are binge-watch subjects for the audience.

Even right now, the Hollywood and Bollywood industries are working to bring some good movies in 2020. So, if you are thinking to spend your Christmas holidays by watching some good inspirational movies, then don’t go anywhere. Apart from a list of various streaming giants, Amazon Prime Video offers the best movies based on true stories. So, don’t waste your time, check out the list of movies available on amazon prime.

15. The Report

Amazon Prime’s new original movie “The Report” covers the investigation related to the September 11 attacks. This real-life movie shows an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program created in the aftermath of 9/11.

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It uncovers various evidence destroy by a top intelligence agency and also show some unknown secrets that are hidden by the audience.

14. Raazi

Based on Harinder Sikka book Calling Sehmat, Raazi is a true story of a Kashmiri Indian spy who married to a Pakistani army family and sends some important and confidential information about India, so that the country prepares for its consequences previously.

The story directed by Meghna Gulzar star various characters such as Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapoor, Soni Razdan and others.

13. Polytechnique

Popular movie of 2009, Polytechnique is a real-life story based on the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique Massacre.  It shows the horrifying event through the eyes of two students who witness a gunman, murdering fourteen young women.

Polytechnique is an iconic movie available on Amazon Prime Video.

12. Escape from New York

American science-fiction action movie, Escape from New York is directed by John Carpenter. The movie set in the near-future world of 1997.

It covers the major federal political scandal “Watergate scandal” that take place in the United States in the mid-1970s.

11. Ray

Ray is a truly inspirational story based on music legend Ray Charles and available on Amazon Prime Video. 

It shows his way in the music industry, overcoming racism and discrimination against his blindness to become a hit. The movie covers every aspect of his life.

10. Apollo 13

Apollo 13 shows the iconic story of NASA’s race against time to bring the three astronauts Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise of Apollo 13 back home from space.

Based on America’s third moon landing mission, Apollo 13 has been nominated for nine Academy Awards.

9. The Ghazi Attack

Available on Amazon Prime Video, this Indian war film is directed and written by Sankalp Reddy. The movie shows the mysterious sinking of PNS Ghazi (First fast attack submarine) during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.

The top-rated movie is available in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi languages.

8. Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade

Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade is a powerful documentary that uncovers the network of exploitation of young women and girls, trapped into prostitution and pimp out by the religious elite.

Based on true events, the movie is directed by Patrick Wells.

7. Kesari

Kesari, one of the best Indian action-war movie star Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra. The movie shows the true events of the Battle of Saragarhi, in which 21 soldiers of the 36th Sikhs of the British Army fought against 1,000–1,500 Afridi and Orakzai Pashtun tribesmen in 1897.

6. I am Not Your Negro

Raoul Peck directed the best documentary movie “I am Not Your Negro” which explores the racism in the United States. Inspired by James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, the documentary shows the lives of his close friends and civil rights leader Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr.

5. Shanghai Triad

Directed by Zhang Yimou, this Chinese crime movie “Shanghai Triad” shows the criminal underworld of 1930s Shanghai, Republic of China and spans seven days. This interesting true story based movie star Gong Li in the main role.

4. Freedom Writers

Richard LaGravenese, 2007 drama refers to the multiracial civil rights activists who tested the U.S. Supreme Court decision ordering the desegregation of interstate buses in 1961. The thought of the film comes from the Erin Gruwell documentary.

3. Inside Llewyn Davis

Inspired by the autobiography of folk singer Dave Van Ronk, Inside Llewyn Davis is a true movie story based on folk singer struggling to achieve musical success while keeping his life in order. The true black-comedy movie is directed by Ethan and Joel Coen.

2. Platoon 4K

Oliver Stone’s military war drama, Platoon 4K is one of the best autobiographical dramas that tell the story of a naïve volunteers solider, Chris Taylor. The movie shows his Vietnam experience after witnessing murder and rape at the hands of his compatriots.

1. Section 375

Section 375 is a new Indian Language courtroom drama of 2019. Directed by Ajay Bahl, the movie star various such as Akshaye Khanna, Richa Chadha, and Rahul Bhat.

The movie clearly explains section 375 of Indian Penal Code laws, in India.


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