Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Disney Movies Based on True Stories pt.2

Following on from the 'Disney Movies Based on True Stories' post that went up last month, here is the part 2 that I mentioned! Make sure to pop over and read that first part (by clicking here) to hear exactly what I think of these types of stories and my personal ratings of some from 2003 -2016! Now let's talk about some from 1981 - 2003!

Right on Track (DCOM) [2003] 💗💗💗💗💗
''Fact-based drama chronicling the story of two determined sisters who battled the prejudice of a male-dominated sport to become world-class drag racers.''

The Rookie [2002] 💗💗💗💗
''A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs.''

Double Teamed (DCOM) [2002]  💗💗💗
''Two sisters become world-famous basketball players.''

Remember the Titans [2000] 💗💗💗💗
''The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team in their first season as a racially integrated unit.''

Miracle in Lane 2 (DCOM) [2000]  💗💗💗💗💗
''Based on a true story, a 13-year-old boy who uses a wheelchair is determined to win a trophy like his athletic older brother. ''

The Color of Friendship (DCOM) [2000] 💗💗💗
''A white South African girl finds herself in a difficult situation when she is sent to spend a term with a black family in America.''

The Straight Story [1999] 💗💗💗
''An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother.''

Squanto: A Warrior's Tale [1994] 💗💗💗
''Historically inaccurate chronicle of Squanto's life prior to and including the arrival of the "Mayflower" in 1620.''

Cool Runnings [1993] 💗💗💗💗💗
''When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.''

Love Leads the Way: A True Story [1984] 💗💗💗💗💗
''A recently blinded man becomes one of the first American users of a seeing eye dog and must fight to remove the legal barriers impeding its use.''

Night Crossing [1982] 💗💗💗💗
''Two men want to escape from East Germany, but they will only go if they can take their families with them.''

Amy [1981]  💗💗💗💗💗*
''A woman leaves her husband after the death of her child to teach deaf children how to speak. Her own child was deaf and although she has no formal training she successfully teaches one boy.''

Just like the first post on this subject, I have to say there is not a bad movie listed above and all are well worth your time and effort to watch. I say effort as some are much more difficult than others to source but once you do find them you'll be glad you did.

Have you seen any of them? There's at least one I'm sure 99% of you will have haha! Which is your favorite? If you haven't seen any or many, which jump out at you as something you'd like? Love Leads the Way and Amy are true standouts for me and I'd highly recommend everyone see them both at some point in their lives!

* Some sources claim Amy is based on true events, while other places suggest it is fictional. However, either way, I wanted to include it as 1) it could well stem from real events and 2) it is highly inspirational and a must see. 

*FYI all descriptions are those that are shown on one of my most visited and favorite websites haha.


  1. I think the only one of these I've seen in Cool Runnings, and that was years ago! I'll have to try to track some of these down - thanks for the recommendations! x

    1. :O!! Let me know if you do! Many are available on YouTube to rent for about £2.00 or you can buy the DVDs second hand for as little as 50p!