'Argo' -- and other true stories

It's no secret that Hollywood loves a true story -- form biopics to historical dramas, these movies dominate awards and rule the box office. <br><br>
But sometimes a movie's inspiration is stranger than your standard biopic. Take "Argo": Yes, the CIA really did smuggle six U.S. embassy workers out of Iran by disguising them as a Canadian film crew working on a "Star Wars" knock-off. <br><br>

And "Argo" isn't alone. Check out these other surprising films that were inspired by real-life events. Some of them stick closer to the facts than others, but they all have a kernel of truth at their core.
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It's no secret that Hollywood loves a true story -- form biopics to historical dramas, these movies dominate awards and rule the box office.

But sometimes a movie's inspiration is stranger than your standard biopic. Take "Argo": Yes, the CIA really did smuggle six U.S. embassy workers out of Iran by disguising them as a Canadian film crew working on a "Star Wars" knock-off.

And "Argo" isn't alone. Check out these other surprising films that were inspired by real-life events. Some of them stick closer to the facts than others, but they all have a kernel of truth at their core.

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