True Story? 18 Memoirs Made into Movies


Great memoir-to-movie adaptations - at least close to as good as the books!

  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death

  • Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library)

  • Molly's Game [Movie Tie-in]: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World

  • Pianist, The

  • The Glass Castle: A Memoir

  • The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

  • 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

  • An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography

  • Girl, Interrupted

  • An Education

  • This Boy's Life

  • A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband, Danny Pearl

  • Angela's Ashes: A Memoir

  • Rocket Boys (The Coalwood Series #1)

  • Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

  • Running with Scissors: A Memoir

  • Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake