Few stories have the power to captivate us the way movies based on true stories can. Knowing that the lives of real people – who faced and overcame difficult circumstances – inspired the movie you’re watching can provide hope and courage in the face of our own daily hardships.
You may not face the same circumstances portrayed in list of movies based on true stories, but the inspirational tales they tell can challenge you to succeed. Let's dive in:
Movies Based on a True Story
The true story of a man who was born in a small town in Argentina, committed his life to the work of the Lord and embarked on a journey to become one of the greatest evangelists in history.
Sunrise In Heaven
After a devastating car crash leaves her beloved husband on life support, one woman must find strength in her faith as she faces the prospect of his passing.
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"Newton's Grace" is the true story of a real "Prodigal Son," the story of miraculous forgiveness and change that lies behind the powerful words of one of the world's most beloved hymns.
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My Shining Hour Story
Based on true life events, "My Shining Hour" is a story of transformation and of extraordinary grace. Steph Carse shares songs and stories from his music career which has taken him from the top of the charts to living out of his car, culminating in the release of "My Shining Hour."
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I’m Not Ashamed
Among movies based on true stories, "I'm Not Ashamed" is based on the inspiring, powerful story and journal entries of Rachel Joy Scott - the first student killed in the Columbine High School shooting.
The Way Home
When a parent’s worst nightmare happens and their 2-year-old goes missing, the entire community rallies around them to help find the missing boy before it’s too late. “The Way Home,” starring Dean Cain, is based on the true story about hope, faith and community that took place in Carrollton, Texas.
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“Nail 32” is an inspirational drama, based on the true story of Jasper Weaver. Brad Johnson plays Jasper “Buck” Livingston, a young cowboy who wants to serve Christ. Even through disappointment, hardship and failure, Buck’s incredible journey as a rodeo cowboy, rancher, father, and preacher proves that every life matters, and even ordinary men can live a life filled with extraordinary purpose. This is truly one of the movies based on true stories worth streaming.
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Come Before Winter
The true story of two longtime foes of Adolf Hitler; propagandist, Sefton Delmer and Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, two men who helped bring an end to the Third Reich.
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BONUS movies based on true stories
Badge of Faith
Bryan Lawrence is a cop dedicated "to protect and serve." After a near fatal attack, Bryan finds himself in a whole new world - one where he is completely helpless. The doctors say he will never walk again, but Bryan puts his faith in God.
Inspired by true events, this tale of how a small town reacts to the accidental drug overdose of a popular high school girl is told through seven storylines.
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Just Let Go
The inspiring true story of Chris Williams who, after surviving a drunk driving accident that killed his pregnant wife and two kids, struggles to forgive.
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The Case For Christ
An award-winning investigative journalist -- and avowed atheist -- who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife but ends up finding his own faith instead.
Inspirational Movie Guide
Finding movies that inspire and encourage healthy lifestyle choices can be difficult to do in mainstream media. Pure Flix is offering their Inspirational Movie Guide free to download today. In it, you will find a number of positive, wholesome and encouraging movies that you and your family can feel good about.