Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction.
Compelling movies come in many forms, but there's something uniquely satisfying about watching a stranger-than-fiction tale unfold. Whether you're looking for a tale of underdogs overcoming the odds, a peek behind the royal curtain, or a new perspective on some of history's darkest moments, these films take all of the facts and spin them into stories that will inspire, astound, and haunt long after you've finished watching. From The Wolf of Wall Street to Schindler's List, here are some of the greatest films of all time based on true stories.
Common Sense Approach: A separate document lists the presidential appointments that were doled out to donors. That list notes the highest bidder, Matthew Barzun, contributed $3.5 million to President Obama's first election in 2008, and subsequently received an appointment as America's ambassador to the United Kingdom and Sweden in August 2009. Julius Genachowski, who donated a little more than $3.4 million, was appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission in June 2009. Frank Sanchez, who donated nearly the same amount, was awarded a position as undersecretary at the Commerce Department Of the top 57 donors, 18 received ambassadorships at Clinton's State Department. The cheapest, Bill Facho, paid a paltry $950,718 to serve as ambassador to Austria from 2009-13. The median price was about $1.5 million, and the four contributors closest to that range received appointments to South Africa, Belgium, Luxembourg, and New Zealand.