10 Movies Based on a True Story That Had Different Endings in Real Life

When movies are based on a true story, every movie goer above the age of twelve knows that movie studios have no intention of actually telling the true story. Things are sensationalized, characters are fictionalized, and the movie ends up looking nothing like real life. But what is interesting is that after the movie ends and that screen of text pops up before the credits telling us what the real life characters are doing now, that that’s expected to be treated with a little more seriousness.


Of course, that’s not true. Things are purposefully tweaked to heighten a happy ending or purposefully left out to hide the ugly truth. Like how Titanic charged its drowned employees families for fees relating their uniform or how Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street didn’t serve anywhere close to his sentence or paid back all of his fines. Here’s ScreenRants full list:


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I watched it so you don’t have to. The films are:

Wolf of Wall Street


Erin Brockovich

Schindler’s List

The Revenant

Remember the Titans

12 Years a Slave

The Theory of Everything

Big Miracle