Top drama movies inspired by real-life stories

May 01, 2018

From extraordinary intellects to incredible survivors, historical events to heart-warming friendships, some top true-life drama movies are now showing on OSN.

So whether you’ve heard the stories before or just want to lose yourself in a gripping tale, take a look at a few of our favourite drama movies.

Hidden Figures – PG, 2016

It’s 1961 and with the Soviets pulling ahead in the space race, the pressure’s on at NASA to get a man into orbit. Enter three brilliant mathematicians – ‘human computers’ who have what it takes to launch a man into space and bring him home safely – who just happen to be African-American women. In an era of segregation, Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan transcended gender, race and professional barriers to pull off one of the greatest missions in history.

Hidden Figures

Jackie – 15, 2016

Following the events surrounding the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy, this drama movie charts one of the most momentous weeks in US history, from the point of view of the First Lady. In the days following her husband’s death, a deeply traumatised Jackie Kennedy realises it’s up to her to shape her husband’s legacy and the wider Kennedy family legend. A fascinating behind-the-scenes insight into one of America’s most famous couples.

Jackie – 15, 2016

Viceroy's House – 12, 2017

With Indian independence approaching, the last Viceroy, Lord Mountbatten, must negotiate the transition, acting as mediator between Nehru and Jinnah. As a two-state solution starts to emerge, it’s up to lawyer Cyril Radcliffe to draw the dividing line that will destroy lives and change the course of history forever.

Viceroys House

Alive – 15, 1993

When their plane crashes in the Andes, the surviving members of a Uruguayan rugby team must battle the elements and their injuries to stay alive. As the days pass and the search party is called off, the group is forced to make unimaginable life-or-death decisions. The fact it’s based on real events makes this gripping tale all the more moving.

Alive – 15, 1993

Calendar Girls – 12, 2003

Normally more Victoria sponge than Victoria’s Secret, a Women’s Institute group in Yorkshire, England, comes up with a daring idea to raise money for charity. But will swapping rolling hills and village scenes for something a little more ‘artistic’ pay off? Warm, witty and bittersweet, this true story drama movie is a must-see.

Calender Girls

Florence Foster Jenkins – PG, 2016

They say money can’t buy you happiness, and unfortunately it can’t buy you a decent singing voice, either. Born into a wealthy New York family, Florence is determined to perform. The only problem is, she’s the world’s worst opera singer. Undeterred and helped by her actor husband and an unwitting accompanist, she makes it her mission to sing on the city’s grandest stage.

Florence Foster Jenkins – PG, 2016

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