Top 9 Movies Based on True Stories Streaming on Netflix Now

My Best Friend Anne Frank (2021)

This film immerses audiences in the heart of World War II while examining the enduring connection between Anne Frank and her best friend, Hanneli Goslar. It does so by showcasing the resilience of two young girls confronting seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Heaven Is for Real (2014)

Adolescent Colton Burpo says he went to heaven and came back during a life-threatening emergency operation. The video depicts his remarkable encounter, which is also the focus of a New York Times best-selling book.

The Impossible (2012)

A family that was ensnared in the terrible 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami fights to get back together in the gripping film The Impossible. The movie follows their split up and incredible searches for one another in the midst of complete mayhem. 

Tyson s Run (2022)

The touching movie Tyson's Run is based on the real-life experiences of a young autistic youngster. The film tells the story of his resolve to overcome obstacles and follow his aspirations. Tyson's struggle to finish a marathon serves as an inspiration to all around him.

Forgotten Love (2023)

A well-known Polish surgeon achieves professional success, only to have his life drastically fall apart. He was severely beaten, and his memory was gone. He is mistaken for dead yet manages to survive as a vagrant.

NYAD (2023)

Diana Nyad's life narrative from her autobiographical book Find a Way is adapted in this movie. It tells the incredible story of the sixty-year-old American writer and swimmer who completed the difficult swim from Cuba to Florida.

Maestro (2023)

Bradley Cooper wrote, directed, and performed in the Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro. The film is around the intense and turbulent marriage between Bernstein and actress Felicia Montealegre (Carey Mulligan). Up to Montealegre's death, the couple remained together and reared three children.

Society of the Snow (2023)

Spanish director J. A. Bayona's gripping film tells the amazing survivor story of an aviation crash in the Andes Mountains in 1972. The passengers, who were mostly members of an amateur rugby team and their loved ones, had to deal with severe weather, food shortages, and avalanches.

Pain Hustlers (2023)

Pain Hustlers is based on a terrifying actual tale that was expounded upon in Evan Hughes's book The Hard Sell (2022) and reported in a 2018 New York Times article. The movie exposes the dishonest business methods of Insys Therapeutics, located in Arizona.