Another Oscar magnet, Monster tells the story of perhaps one of the most tragic lives in modern history. Having already suffered sexual abuse as a child, Aileen Wuornos was repeatedly raped when she was working as a prostitute in Florida. She ended up killing seven men across the state, saying that each had attempted to rape her. Then, after being turned in by her girlfriend, she spent over a decade on death row before finally being executed in 2002.
12. The Perfect Storm
Despite the now-overused name, a “perfect storm” is in fact a real thing and describes what happens when one hurricane absorbs another. This film is based on the story of the fishing vessel Andrea Gail, which was caught in just such a storm in the Atlantic in 1991. Neither the boat nor the six-man crew have ever been found.