Movies based on true stories
'Footloose' (1984) -
The 1984 classic starring Kevin Bacon tells the story of a town where dancing was made illegal by a strict pastor.
'Newsies' (1992) -
'Newsies' is one of the few Disney musicals to be inspired by a true story.
'Julie & Julia' (2009) -
The 2009 biographical comedy-drama 'Julie & Julia' tells the parallel life stories of young chef.
'The Highwaymen' (2019) -
John Lee Hancock's 2019 crime drama tells the story of those rangers, with Kevin Costner.
'The Terminal' (2004) -
Steven Spielberg's 2004 comedy drama 'The Terminal' centres around an Eastern European man.
'Dolemite Is My Name' (2019) -
There are some other big names that appear in the cast alongside Murphy, including Snoop Dogg and Chris Rock.
'It Could Happen To You' (1994) -
The 1994 rom-com starring Nicolas Cage tells the story of a police officer who buys a lottery ticket.
'50 First Dates' (2004) -
In the 2004 rom-com '50 First Dates,' Adam Sandler plays a marine veterinarian who falls in love with art teacher Lucy.
'The Blind Side' (2009) -
John Lee Hancock's drama starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw tells the story of an impoverished teen
'A River Runs Through It' (1992) -
The movie is in fact based on the semi-autobiographical novella, 'A River Runs Through It' by Norman Maclean.
'Catch Me If You Can' (2002) -
In his autobiography he describes how, between the ages of 15 and 21, he forged millions of dollars worth of cheques.