Five True Stories on Netflix
These incredible movies were inspired by real life events and you can watch them on Netflix today! Read on to see why you should add these movies to your list.
There's something so refreshing about a group of people doing something completely unexpected. That's what you see in this movie that depicts the 1988 Jamaican Bobsled team. It's funny, but it also has its dramatic moments. It's a story of people who believed in themselves even though everyone told them they were crazy. Like most movies based on true stories it takes a lot of artistic liberties, but it sure is fun and afterwards you can Google the real story.
The Big Short-
Whether or not you were old enough to realize it was happening, in 2008 there was a housing crisis and it had a rippling effect on the American economy that most of us felt in one way or another. This movie manages to explain the complexity of the housing crisis in layman's terms. It's also very funny and the acting is awesome.
This movie tells the story of the journalists who uncovered the corruption in the Catholic Church in Boston. They uncovered stories of molestation and rape. Perhaps worse than those discoveries was seeing how the church swept it under the rug. How can so many people be hurt and word never get out? This movies shows that when an entity is given a lot of power and influence they can make things disappear. It is truly eye opening and at times blood boiling and it's totally worth a watch.
Unfortunately over the last several years we've all seen way too many videos of police killings. This movie tells the story of Oscar Grant, a 22 year old who was shot in the back by police at Fruitvale station. It is a painful story, one that has become all too familiar. Michael B. Jordan gives an incredible performance. It does a good job of showing a man who was flaws, but didn't deserve to die. It also uses actual footage of the shooting at the beginning which makes it all the more powerful when it is reenacted.
There are some stories that need to be told and I believe Schindler’s List is one of those. A movie about death camps during the Holocaust is unpleasant, but throughout all of the awful things it portrays, it also portrays goodness and hope. This is a story of how people survive one of the darkest times in human history. It's long, but it is so worth it, and once you start you won't want to stop until you see how it all turns out.