PSA: 'The Martian' Is Not Based on a True Story

PSA: 'The Martian' Is Not Based on a True Story

Oct 08, 2015

For a great majority of you it may be obvious that The Martian is not based on a true story, as evidenced by the fact that we've never put a human being on Mars. But the Ridley Scott production -- which currently sits atop the box office charts -- worked so closely with NASA while making the film that it's actually confusing enough people into thinking it's based on actual events.

The Daily Mail rounds up a host of tweets from moviegoers who either questioned whether or not the movie was based on a real story or overheard others wondering out loud. And just to clear the air here for those still on the fence... no, it is not based on a real story. The Martian is, however, based on a very good work of fiction written by Andy Weir, then marvelously adapted for the screen by Drew Goddard (who we interviewed, and you can read that here).

With a rush of movies heading our way this fall and winter -- and in the interest of keeping you, our moviegoing friends, informed -- here is a smattering of upcoming movies and whether or not they are based on actual events.

 

Movies based on a true story

Bridge of Spies

Steve Jobs

The Walk

Truth

Spotlight

The Danish Girl

Trumbo

The 33

Legend

I Saw the Light

The Big Short

In the Heart of the Sea

Star Wars: The Force Awakens*

Joy

 

Movies not based on a true story

Goosebumps

Crimson Peak

Room

Jem and the Holograms

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

The Last Witch Hunter

The Peanuts Movie

Spectre

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

The Good Dinosaur

Creed

Victor Frankenstein

Krampus

 

*Not much exists regarding this one, though we do know that it took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

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