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From "The Notebook" to "Bonnie and Clyde," check out 5 romance movies based on true life stories.

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Just because it's difficult to forget movies inspired by true life stories, we have put together  five films that center around real-life couples.

From "The Notebook" to "Bonnie and Clyde," check out 5 romance movies based on true life stories.

 

1. The Notebook

Inspired by the story of Nicholas Sparks' wife's grandparents, the movie is based on a book of same name by Sparks.

"I remember watching them together and thinking to myself that, after 60 years of marriage, these two people were treating each other exactly the same as my wife and I were treating each other after 12 hours. What a wonderful gift they’d given us, I thought, to show us on our first day of marriage that true love can last forever," Sparks wrote on his website.

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2. Bonnie and Clyde

Before it became a film in 1967, the story of Bonnie and Clyde was all over the front pages of newspapers nationwide. Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow were American criminals who traveled the central United States with their gang, robbing and killing people.

The couple were eventually ambushed and killed by law officers in Louisiana. Their reputation was cemented in American pop folklore by Arthur Penn's 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde.

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3. The Vow

The 2012 romantic drama film which starred Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum,  is inspired by the true story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter.

Two months after their marriage, the couple's Ford Escort was hit from behind by a fast-moving truck. A massive head injury left Krickitt in a coma for weeks. When she finally emerged from the coma, she recognized her parents and everyone else-but she didn't know Kim.

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4. A Beautiful Mind

The 2001 love story is based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. In 1959, Nash began showing clear signs of mental illness, and spent several years at psychiatric hospitals being treated for paranoid schizophrenia.

His struggles with his illness and his recovery inspired Sylvia Nasar's biography, "A Beautiful Mind", as well as the 2001 film of the same name.


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5. Boys Don't Cry

The film is a dramatization of the real-life story of Brandon Teena, an American trans man who was beaten, raped and murdered by his male acquaintances after they discovered he was a transgender.

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