5 Best True Story Films of All Time Like Captain Phillips

Films like Captain Phillips – Not only fiction films adapted from books and novels. A number of filmmakers also often adapt true stories with inspiring stories and characters to make films. A number of films based on true stories also said to the best of all time.

This film, which broadcast in 2013, received 16 awards and 148 nominations, including 6 at the Oscars. Captain Phillips is based on the true story of the captain of the Maersk Alabama Cargo Ship, Captain Richard Philips, in facing Somali pirates. While in the middle of the sea, the ship commanded by Captain Phillips followed by two small boats as Somali pirates led by Muse.

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Films like Captain Phillips

1. Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

This film, which premiered in 2016, stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O’Brien, Kate Hudson and others. Based on a true story, the film Deepwater Horizon tells the story of an explosion that occurred at an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, United States.

The drilling is a project of the oil company British Petroleum (BP). However, at that time, the drilling project experienced technical difficulties. Jimmy Harrel (Kurt Russell) as General Operations Supervisor and Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberk) as Chief Electronics Technician, worried that the drilling will cause dangerous problems.

Despite experiencing various problems, BP Executive, Donald Vidrine (John Malkovich), still wants the drilling project to continue.

2. Sully


Sully is based on Sullenberger’s autobiography “Highest Duty” with Jeffrey Zaslow and stars Tom Hanks as Sully, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Anna Gunn and Autumn Reeser. This film, which broadcast in 2016, managed to achieve revenue of IDR 463.1 billion in its first week.

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This film tells the story of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), an American pilot who becomes a hero after landing his damaged plane in the Hudson River to save the passengers and crew.

3. Patriots Day

Films like Captain Phillips

This film, which released in Indonesia in 2017, is known to based on a true story about the explosion at the Boston Marathon in the United States. This incident resulted in several residents injured.

Soon the FBI sent a special agent named Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon) to work with Commissioner Edward F. Davis (John Goodman) and Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J. K. Simmons) to investigate the incident.

4. Hope

Films like Captain Phillips

The film Hope from South Korea is also one of the films based on a true story. This film, which broadcast in 2013, is known to have won Best Film at the 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards. The film Hope tells the story of an 8 year old girl who raped in a church toilet.

The child’s rape incident even caused damage to his vital organs, including his intestines. Not only that, the horrific incident also affected him emotionally.

5. Silenced

Films like Captain Phillips

This film, which broadcast in 2011, stars the famous actor Gong Yoo. The film Silenced adapted from the novel Dokani written by Kong Ji Young. Meanwhile, the story that Kong Ji Young tells in her novel is inspired by a real incident at a school for deaf students in Gwangju, South Korea.

The story of the film Silenced begins when a teacher named Kang In Ho (Gong Yoo) is assigned to teach at a school for deaf students in Mujin City. There, In Ho discovered that many of his students had experienced physical and even sexual violence. Knowing this, In Ho tried to fight for his students’ rights.