As far as Netflix goes, your possibilities are basically endless. Not only do you have to choose between all of the movies released in theaters over the years, but you also have a bunch of Netflix's original movies to add to the mix. And unlike with films that've come out in theaters, Netflix originals don't have box office numbers or a ton of reviews to help you base your choice on, so it can be challenging to know which of the site's own movies to pick. But these Netflix Original Movies based on true stories are all pretty good bets, as films that portray real life events tend to make the movie-watching experience a little more exciting than usual.
When watching films based on true stories, you know that you'll learn a little bit about real life, and oftentimes real history. It's always a great experience to educate yourself about something that you probably didn't know about before by watching both a movie's interpretation of a real-life event and reading online material about the true story. So if you like doing your own little detective work — and isn't that half the appeal of true crime movies? — then you should definitely check out all of these Netflix Original films.