Sometimes filmmakers not only show us the stories of real people, but also recreate the whole scenes. Of course, it’s about the recreation of events that took place not a long time ago, the events that were captured on video or, at least, photo.

As a result, we can compare real documentaries with scenes from movies. Links to the videos of each event will be under the photos. As for the films, you may just watch them.  

Bohemian Rhapsody (2017)

Live Aid

Event: Queen concert at Live Aid in 1985.

Three Seconds (2017)


Event: 1972 Olympic Men’s Basketball Final between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

La Vie en rose (2007)

Edith Piaf Officiel

Event: Edith Piaf’s performance at the Paris Olympia in 1961.

Man on the Moon (1999)

Saturday Night Live

Event: Andy Kaufman’s performance on Saturday Night Live in 1961.

First Man (2018)

Neil A. Armstrong

Event: the first human landing on the Moon on July 21, 1969.

The Aviator (2004)


Event: Howard Hughes testifies in the Senate in 1947.

My Week with Marilyn (2011)


Event: Marilyn Monroe arrives in London in 1956.

Jackie (2016)

Cecil W. Stoughton

Event: swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as President on Air Force One the day John Kennedy was killed (22 November, 1963).

Monster (2003)


Event: the trial of an American serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 1993.

The Crown (2016)

Archive of Recorded Church Music

Event: coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.