You can find roots of true life in just about any film, but only the most potent plots can transform a true tale into a big-screen blockbuster. Fall 2018 brings a myriad of movies that find inspiration in the heroic, complicated, and sometimes scandalous (but always fascinating) lives of ordinary people. With tales that range from a celebrity journalist caught in a forging scandal to a Supreme Court Justice who is still making history, these flicks are so compelling, filmgoers will want to reexamine that age-old question of “Does art imitate life, or does life imitate art?” Hard to say — but one thing we know for sure is that you’ll love these 14 movies based on true stories.