“Based on a true story.” It’s a line that draws butts into movie seats (almost) faster than Will Smith. Most of the time, however, moviegoers are disappointed to learn that much of the movie’s events were fabricated and perhaps only a small news story inspired an idea that led to the movie.
CNN has a list of five movies that were based on real-life events that stayed pretty close to the facts. All five include murders, and in some cases the real criminals are still in jail.
I’m a big fan of Forbes’ fictional lists, such as their “Wealthiest Fictional Characters” list. Their latest one is The Fastest Fictional Cars.
Included on the list are the Batmobile (the Batman Begins version, at right) at #3 and the Mach Five (from Speed Racer) at #2.
Check out the full list below, and all the stats on each car (such as the Batmobile’s top speed: 220) on Forbes.com.
1. Blurr – Transformers (1986)
2. Mach Five – Speed Racer (1967 and 2008)
3. The Batmobile – Batman Begins (2005)
4. Dom’s Charger – The Fast and the Furious (2001)
5. K.I.T.T. – Knight Rider (1982)
6. Lightning McQueen – Cars (2006)
7. The General Lee – The Dukes of Hazzard (1979)
8. 007Aston Martin – Casino Royale (2006)
9. Herbie – The Love Bug (1968)
10. Drag-u-la – The Munsters (1964)