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Films Based on Unbelievable True Stories

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You Can't Make This Stuff Up

The truth is occasionally stranger than fiction, and Hollywood loves cashing in on unbelievable real-life tales.

Kate Mara and David Oyelowo star in the new movie "Captive," which is based on the true story of Ashley Smith, an Georgia woman who defused her own hostage situation by reading "The Purpose Driven Life" to her captor.

Keep clicking to see 15 films based on outrageous (but true) stories. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo: Warner Bros, Paramount, AP)

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