Comedy Movies Based on True Stories
ALL TRUE STORY Comedy Movies
Everyone knows that real life is often funnier than fiction. This is part of the reason that TV shows like America's Funniest Home Videos and websites like YouTube are so successful. So, it's no surprise that the fact-based stories behind true comedy movies end up finding their way to the big screen. Whether it's a dark comedy that we feel guilty laughing at because we know it's true, or a biopic about an individual whose circumstances and personality both exude copious amounts of humor, comedy movies based on true stories have the ability to tickle our funny-bone and peek our interest at the same time, especially when we're told that what we're seeing is based in fact.
How accurate is this comedy about two women who create a multimillion dollar coupon scam?
Good on Paper
Comedian Iliza Shlesinger based this comedy on her own relationship disaster.
The One and Only Ivan
We reveal the facts behind this Disney+ movie that tells the story of a gorilla kept in a shopping mall.
A family finds out the grandma is dying and decides to keep it from her. How much of this lie is true?
How much fiction is in this story of a wealthy quadriplegic who hires a convict to take care of him?
Welcome to Marwen
A man (Steve Carell) creates a miniature WWII town in his yard to deal with PTSD.
The movie is based on a Wall Street Journal article about a group of men who've played tag for more than 20 years.
Find out how much of Lady Bird was inspired by Greta Gerwig's life.
The Big Sick
A romantic comedy based the movie's screenwriters, husband and wife Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, who also stars.
Meet actor Mark Wahlberg's real-life posse who inspired the Entourage TV show characters.
Meet the real-life Goldbergs and learn how much of the show is true.
Saving Mr. Banks
Meet the real Mary Poppins author and learn the truth behind her battle with Disney.
Was the actual Susan Orlean okay with the movie portraying her as a drug-snorting mess?
Meet the real-life doctor who is the basis for the Robin Williams character.