Historical Movies Based On True Stories: The Post (2017)
Credit: 20th Century Studios

Sometimes the stunning truth that a story in a book, TV show, or movie is based on actual experiences and events comes as a shock since the story seems so amazing, unbelievable, and/or inspirational. A lot of the movies we watch offer us the chance to broaden our horizons and develop our empathy; this is especially true of historical movies based on true stories.

These films are entertaining without sacrificing historical accuracy. We have compiled the top 15 historical movies based on true stories, with every narrative aspect on this list derived from real-life experiences. Documentaries are not included in this list. We heartily recommend these gripping historical movies and all that they represent.

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15. The Rider (2018)

The Rider, Historical Movies Based On True Stories
Sony Pictures Classics

14. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Historical Movies Based On True Stories
Lionsgate

13. Titanic (1997)

15 Best Historical Movies Based On True Stories
20th Century Studios

12. Queen of Katwe (2016)

Historical Movies Based On True Stories, Queen Of Katwe
Walt Disney Studios

11. Dangal (2016)

Historical Movies Based On True Stories, Dang
UTV Motion Pictures

10. United 93 (2006)

15 Best Historical Movies Based On True Stories
StudioCanal

9. The Post (2017)

Historical Movies Based On True Stories: The Post (2017)
20th Century Studios

8. Almost Famous (2000)

15 Best Historical Movies Based On True Stories
Dreamworks

7. BlackKklansman (2018)

15 Best Historical Movies Based On True Stories
Focus Features

6. Apollo 13 (1995)

Historical Movies Based On True Stories: Apollo 13
Universal Pictures

5. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

15 Best Historical Movies Based On True Stories
Sony Pictures

4. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

Historical Movies Based On True Stories: Ma Rainey'S Black Bottom
Netflix

3. Judy (2019)

Historical Movies Based On True Stories: Judy
20th Century Fox

2. The Queen (2006)

15 Best Historical Movies Based On True Stories
Miramax

1. Nomadland (2020)

Historical Movies Based On True Stories: Nomadland
Searchlight Pictures