“Based on a true story” accompanies so many films that it’s important to remember what it actually means in the first place: the movie will loosely follow a story but is not going to necessarily follow it exactly. What does that mean? Well, it means there’s a lot of leeway and creative freedoms taken with the truth.
Some movies took more liberties than others and either added things or completely lacked an important event or instance.
Here are ten movies that really stretched the meaning of “based on a true story”: