MOVIES BASED ON TRUE STORIES | HEADLINES

The Old Man & the Gun: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Meet the real-life bank robber that Robert Redford portrays.
Operation Finale: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  We interrogate this story of the capture of a former Nazi to find out what's fiction.
White Boy Rick: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Is this story of a teenage FBI informant consistent with the facts?
Pure Flix Eyeing Thailand Cave Rescue Movie
Drama  |  The faith-based company hopes to bring the inspirational story to the screen.
Is "Slender Man" Rooted in Fact or Internet Fiction?
Horror  |  A look at the 2018 movie and the origins of the horror.
The Nun: History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  A priest and a young nun hunt a demon loosely rooted in mythology.
First Man: History vs. Hollywood Initial Research
Drama  |  We compare the real Neil Armstrong to what we know about the upcoming biopic starring Ryan Gosling.
Bohemian Rhapsody: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Is it the real story, or is it just fantasy?
A Prayer Before Dawn: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Is the truth on display in this tale of a boxer incarcerated in a brutal Thai prison?
BlacKkKlansman: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  We investigate the real-life story that inspired the Spike Lee movie.
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" Depicts Some Famous Real People
Crime  |  Margot Robbie portrays actress Sharon Tate.
Benedict Cumberbatch "Brexit" Movie Targets Dominic Cummings
Political  |  Cummings was the campaign manager for Vote Leave.
Sam Mendes to Direct "1917" World War I Movie Financed by Amblin
War  |  The script was co-written by Mendes. Plot details have yet to be been revealed.


LATEST ADDITIONS

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.
Bohemian Rhapsody
Does the movie stay in tune with the facts?
A Prayer Before Dawn
An English boxer finds himself in a savage Thai prison, but how much of the brutality actually happened?
White Boy Rick
Does this story of a 14-year-old FBI informant turned drug dealer stick to the facts?
BlacKkKlansman
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer, goes undercover to infiltrate the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1970s.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Meet the real people portrayed in Tarantino's film and find out which parts of the story are based in reality.
Slender Man
Is this new horror villain based in reality or is it a complete work of fiction?
The Nun
We peel back The Nun's veil to reveal which parts of the horror movie are rooted in history.
First Man
Ryan Gosling blasts off as Neil Armstrong in this biopic of the first man to walk on the moon.
Tag
The movie is based on a Wall Street Journal article about a group of men who've played tag for more than 20 years.
Adrift
In 1983, a young couple sets off across the ocean to deliver a yacht and they encounter a deadly hurricane.
I Can Only Imagine
The movie tells the story behind MercyMe's hit song, but how much of it really happened?
The 15:17 to Paris
Is this Clint Eastwood movie more accurate because the heroes portray themselves?
Darkest Hour
Gary Oldman portrays Winston Churchill during the early days of WWII, but is the movie accurate?
12 Strong
A U.S. Special Forces team works with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. Starring Chris Hemsworth.
The Post
Is this story of a newspaper publisher's decision to publish government secrets accurate?
Lady Bird
Find out how much of Lady Bird was inspired by Greta Gerwig's life.
Molly's Game
Ex-professional skier Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) runs an exclusive high-stakes poker game.
The Greatest Showman
How accurate is The Greatest Showman when compared to the real P.T. Barnum?
I, Tonya
With so many unknowns surrounding Tonya Harding, what does the movie get right?
The Death of Stalin
Russia banned the movie, a dark comedy that stars Steve Buscemi as Khrushchev.
The Disaster Artist
James Franco portrays Tommy Wiseau, famous for making the worst movie ever.
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Does the film accurately depict Charles Dickens's writing of A Christmas Carol.
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Is this story of Winnie-the-Pooh's creation as fictional as the storybooks?
Only the Brave
Does the truth get lost in the smoke in this wildfire movie?
Marshall
A young Thurgood Marshall defends a black chauffeur accused of attempted murder by his white employer.

UPCOMING MOVIES
August 2018
Papillon (8/24)
September 2018
The Nun (9/7)
Colette (9/21)
October 2018
First Man (10/12)
November 2018
Boy Erased (11/2)
Green Book (11/21)
December 2018
Unknown 2018
January 2019
May 2019
Rocketman (5/17)
July 2019
October 2019
Unknown 2020

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