Reality based

Movies

The Aviator


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The businessman Howard Hughes built a corporate empire, broke world records and became incredibly wealthy. But behind the facade, he fought a constant internal battle. The Aviator is a 2004 American biographical film directed by Martin Scorsese. The film is the second collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Kon-Tiki


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In 1947, a war-weary world became fascinated by the young Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl. He had developed a theory that Polynesia had been populated from South America, as opposed to the established theories of migration from Asia. With five loyal friends in tow, Heyerdahl sails a fragile balsa wood raft along an ancient path some 4,300 miles across the Pacific.

The movie is available at Netflix and HBO

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Catch me if you can


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The reality-based movie about the deceiver Frank Abagnale (played by Leonard DiCaprio) who is being hunted by an FBI agent (Tom Hanks). By pretending to be anything from pilots to doctors, Abagnale has embezzled millions of dollars, mainly through check fraud.

Series

Trust


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We have previously published a “Brief” of the book How to be rich by J. Paul Getty. This is a reality-based TV series that takes place in 1973 when 16-year-old John Paul Getty III, grandson of billionaire J. Paul Getty, is kidnapped in Rome. His mother Gail has been divorced for two years, and switched custody to maintenance, so she must try to persuade her eccentric grandfather to help, which is not entirely obvious.

The series consists of two seasons and can be seen on Netflix

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The King’s Choice


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The King’s Choice is a reality-based movie about the German Empire’s invasion of Norway in 1940. King Haakon VII’s choice is to either choose complete capitulation or to fight a full-scale war against the Germans.

The movie can be seen at Netflix.

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Operation Finale


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A reality-based story about Israeli Mossad’s hunt for the German war criminal Adolf Eichmann. The story takes place during the 60’s in Buenos Aires.

The movie can be seen on Netflix.

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All the money in the world


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We have previously published a “Brief” of the book How to be rich by J. Paul Getty. This is a reality-based drama thriller set in 1973 when 16-year-old John Paul Getty III, grandson of billionaire J. Paul Getty, is kidnapped in Rome. His mother Gail has been divorced for two years, and switched custody to maintenance, so she must try to persuade her eccentric grandfather to help, which is not entirely obvious.

The movie is available at Amazon.

Movies

Darkest Hour


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An excellent movie from 2017 about when the newly appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill holds the nation together to fight for its survival. The movie can, among other places, be seen on Netflix.

Trailer: Darkest Hour, 2017