Is the movie Braveheart based on true events?
It is based on real events with some latitude
Is any movie that says it was based on true events really based on true events that really did happen?
If it is about history or the lives of famous people, an biography for example, then it will probable be about true events that really happen. I know about a movie that is supposed to come out soon about Freddie Mercury from the band Queen. Because it is about Freddy, a real person, true events the really happened should take place in the movie.
Yes and no. The majority of the evens of the movie did happen, and there was a William Wallace. However the ways in which many of the events were depicted are not historically accurate. For example the first real battle on that open field. Did not actually take place on a field. It occurred on a small bridge in the nearby town for which the battle is named.
No, it is not. It is loosely based on a Scottish poem from the 1600s, and a Swedish art film from around 1960, which was also based on the old poem. None are true tales, merely stories. Many, many movies are advertised as being, "based on true events," or, "inspired by true events," but they rarely ever use the actual story or events in the movies. If you ever wonder if a movie is really…
The fourth Kind one is based on true events, yes. Bu the recordings in the movie I wasn't sure if they were real. The earlier Answer posted that Close Encounters of the Third kind was not based on a true story... it was based on a true story, different people and a different place, but it did happen.