True stories serve as inspiration for plenty of movies. In movies like Million Dollar Baby and Ray, the biographies of famous athletes and musicians are documented. While some scenes or events that take place in these films are fictionalized, the celebrities’ rises to fame are closely based on their real-life experiences. Of course, there are movies like Les Misérables or Anastasia that take inspiration from historical events and fictionalize them. Indeed, historical fiction has plenty of real-life inspiration, and those movies bring in just as big of an audience as biographical films. But there are some stories that feel real, but aren’t based on anything real, like the genre of science fiction.
Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film, Poor Things, stars Emma Stone. Is it based on a true story?