MOVIES BASED ON TRUE STORIES | HEADLINES

1917: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  How much of this Sam Mendes' WWI movie was inspired by his grandfather's experience in the war?
The Farewell: History vs. Hollywood
Comedy  |  A family decides not to tell the grandma that she has cancer. How much of the movie, based on the director's personal story, is true?
Skin: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  How accurate is this story of a man who erases the hate from his life, literally?
Chernobyl: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  This nuclear disaster miniseries delivers a higher dose of fear than fact.
The Act: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  How much of this story of a mother who lies and convinces the world her child is gravely ill is true?
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile: History vs. Hollywood
Serial Killer  |  Does this story of serial killer Ted Bundy butcher the facts?
The Best of Enemies: History vs. Hollywood
Political  |  Activist Ann Atwater takes on Klan leader C.P. Ellis, but how much is true?
Fighting with My Family: History vs. Hollywood
Comedy  |  Do the facts get pinned by the fiction in this story of WWE wrestler Paige?
Brian Banks: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does this story of a wrongfully convicted high school football star stay in bounds with regard to the facts?
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Characters based on real-life people support this fictional tale of a bygone Hollywood.
When They See Us: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  The miniseries tells a one-sided story of the Central Park 5. We examine both sides.
Rocketman: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Does this Elton John biopic get drowned out by too much fiction?
Tolkien: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Are the biopic's facts lost in the fires of Mount Doom?
Breakthrough: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  How much of the movie's miraculous survival story is true?
The Dirt: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  We dig into The Dirt to reveal how much of the Netflix movie is factual.
I Am the Night: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Are the shocking revelations in this noir miniseries rooted in fact?


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1917
Two British soldiers during WWI are tasked with delivering a message that could save hundreds of lives, but is the story based in reality?
The Farewell
A family finds out the grandma is dying and decides to keep it from her. How much of this lie is true?
Brian Banks
An standout football player's NFL dreams are suspended after he's falsely accused of rape and sent to prison.
Skin
A young man taken in by a group of skinheads decides to shed that part of his life, but is the story accurate?
When They See Us
The Netflix miniseries presents a searing tale of racial injustice while distorting the truth.
Chernobyl
Does this HBO miniseries about the Chernobyl disaster deliver a heavy does of fiction or fact?
Rocketman
Does this Elton John biopic contain too much fantasy and not enough fact?
The Act
How accurate is this story of a mother who keeps her daughter captive by fake illnesses?
Tolkien
The film explores the formative years of author J.R.R. Tolkien.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
Does fiction suffocate the facts in this Ted Bundy film?
Breakthrough
Is the movie's miraculous survival story fact or mostly fiction?
The Best of Enemies
A civil rights activist works with a Klan leader, but is the story accurate?
The Dirt
Did rock band Mötley Crüe really do all of the crazy things seen in the movie?
Fighting with My Family
Does this story of WWE wrestler Paige get pinned by too much fiction?
I Am the Night
A ruined reporter helps a young woman investigate the mystery of her birth, but how much really happened?
The Upside
How much fiction is in this story of a wealthy quadriplegic who hires a convict to take care of him?
Vice
Christian Bale captures Dick Cheney physically, but does the movie bear any resemblance to the truth?
Welcome to Marwen
A man (Steve Carell) creates a miniature WWII town in his yard to deal with PTSD.
The Mule
Is this story of an elderly WWII veteran who transports drugs for a Mexican cartel filled with fiction.
The Favourite
Lady Sarah becomes jealous of Queen Anne's affection for her new servant, but is the ensuing love triangle real?
Green Book
Is the truth reinvented in this story of a bouncer who drives a black pianist through the 1960s South?
Outlaw King
How accurate is this film about the 14th century Scottish 'Outlaw King' Robert the Bruce?
22 July
How true is this film about Norway's worst terrorist attack, which claimed the lives of 77 people?
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Does this movie about a literary forger invent certain parts of the story?
Beautiful Boy
Does this story of a father trying to help his drug-addicted son leave out certain facts?
The Old Man & the Gun
We compare the real-life bank robber to the Robert Redford movie.
Operation Finale
In 1960, a group of secret agents attempt to capture Adolf Eichman, an architect of the Holocaust.

UPCOMING MOVIES
April 2019
May 2019
Chernobyl (5/6)
Tolkien (5/10)
Deadwood (5/31)
Rocketman (5/31)
June 2019
July 2019
Skin (7/26)
August 2019
September 2019
Hustlers (9/12)
Judy (9/27)
October 2019
November 2019
Harriet (11/1)
Midway (11/8)
December 2019
1917 (12/25)
Unknown 2019
Unknown 2020

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