Movies Based On a Not-So-True Story

moviesI just read a great CRACKED.com article entitled 7 Movies Based on a True Story (That Are Complete Bullshit). It's a good read, but be warned. It may shatter your entire belief system.

A number of the films in their group of seven are amongst my favourites of all-time. Rudy, The Pursuit of Happyness, Lean on Me, Good Morning, Vietnam and The Hurricane are all flicks I dig, but they aren't as based on a true story as you were led to believe.

Here's their 7:

  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • 21
  • Lean On Me
  • Rudy
  • Victory (AKA Escape to Victory)
  • Good Morning, Vietnam
  • The Hurricane

Share this entry

Comments (4 - click here to join in!)

Mike (Buffalo Boy)

I could have sworn that Good Morning Vietnam was based on a true story
Rudy, is a true to life person who did play for Notre Dame
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ruettiger

July 9, 2008 @ 7:09 PM

Mike (Buffalo Boy)

Good Morning Vietnam was based on the life of Adrian Cronauer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Cronauer
I mean sure the movies were altered a lil for Hollywood but what Hollywood production isn't hyped up a little.

July 9, 2008 @ 7:12 PM

Toronto Mike

Sure, they're all based on real people, but they all take liberties with the real story in order to Hollywood-ize the movie.

Read the article!

July 9, 2008 @ 7:14 PM

Mike (Buffalo Boy)

I think you could say that about any Hollywood movie no matter how true they try to make it, they are going to dramatize and add things that may or may not have happened to make it more appealing or more rivoting......you can never truly recreate what happened in the past

July 10, 2008 @ 6:19 AM

Leave a comment


Only 4 comments? C'mon, we can do better... Leave a comment above and let's keep this conversation going!


« Test Driving a Ford Focus with Sync Technology TTC Tickets Are Dying »