Some Movies that Are Inspired By Real Love Stories

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All love stories seem special but some are made into memorable movies. Some may have happy endings while few others might end on a tragic note. Some carry a subtle essence while some others showcase a strong presence. We have compiled some such movies inspired from real love stories. Read on to know more.


1 It Could Happen to You

This movie is about Nicolas Cage sharing his lottery winnings with a waitress. The RomCom is simply heartwarming. Did you know that this movie was inspired by a true story? Robert Cunningham is said to have split his $6 million fortune with waitress Phyllis Penzo in 1984! However, the love story between the two is not real and has just been added to give a romantic touch to the story.

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2 A Beautiful Mind

This 2001 movie has beeen inspired by the true love story between John Nash and his wife, Alicia. The movie stars actors, Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly. They play the role of the couple that were married for only six years before taking a divorce. Despite it, they remained quite close and rekindled their relationship decades later and eventually remarried. In the year 2015, the couple died in a car crash together.

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3 Bright Star 2009

This 2009 movie by Jane Campion showcases the last three years of Romantic poet John Keats before he passed from tuberculosis at the young age of 25. Keats was in a relationship with Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) at that time. He took his time in pursuing her as he wanted to make a mark in the writing field. It is sad that his life ended tragically at that young age before he could marry Brawne. The title of the movie has been taken from the famous poem Keats wrote for her.

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4 Amazing Grace 2006

This movie is about British politician William Wilberforce and his fight to end the British slave trade. In this struggle which lasted for years, it is his wife Barbara Spooner that gave the much needed strength and support, for him to realise his goal. The cast includes actors Ioan Gruffudd and Romola Garai.

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5 What’s Love Got To do with it 1993

This flick has been partly inspired by the true story of Pop icon Tina Turner’s rise to stardom. Her husband and musical partner Ike Turner is also a part of the story. This movie also inspires as it deals with a woman’s misery and struggle to end an abusive realtionship. As she goes onto claim her independence and fame, away from the abuse and disharmony at home, this movie has inspired many to follow suit.

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6 The Invisible Woman 2013

This movie has been inspired from the passionate and secret extramarital affair between acclaimed writer Charles Dickens and actress Nelly Ternan that lasted until his death. The cast includes Actors Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Jones.

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7 Walk the Line

This film won an Academy Award for actor Reese Witherspoon. It was inspired by the real love story between Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. When they met in 1955, Johnny was a much married man. He was married to Vivian and divorced her two years later. June and Johnny then got married and remained together until June’s death in 2003. Just four month’s later Johnny too died.

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8 Boy’s don’t Cry

This movie won Hillary Swank an Oscar for her role as Brandon Teena, a transgender boy that falls in love with a girl (played by Chloe Sevigny). This movie is not for the faint hearted as it carries a bold story.

Isn’t it wonderful to watch movies that have been inspired by real life stories? Some movies leave their imprint in your heart for a long time. Have you watched any?

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