Much as a lot of movies are pure fiction, a lot is based on true life experiences as well. Many great movies over the years have been screen adaptations of real-life happenings.

Included in these great real events movies are love stories. We took a look at 7 classic movies that were shot based on a true love story.

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Dangerous Beauty
Dangerous Beauty movies

This biography is a 16th century Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft.


The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman movie

Written by Abi Morgan, and based on the book The Invisible Woman by Claire Tomalin, the film is about the secret love affair between Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan, which lasted for thirteen years until his death in 1870.

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The Edge of Love

The Edge of Love movies

Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both.


The Colonia movie Colonia movies behind the scenes of The Colonia movie
The film is set against the backdrop of the 1973 Chilean military coup and the real “Colonia Dignidad”, a notorious cult in the South of Chile, led by German lay preacher Paul Schäfer


Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane Movie

A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.


The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything movie
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This movie was adapted by Anthony McCarten from the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking, which deals with her relationship with her ex-husband, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, his diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and his success in physics.


Out of Africa

The Theory of Everything movie
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In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.

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