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Marshall: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Is this Thurgood Marshall movie guilty of too much fiction?
American Made: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Does this Tom Cruise movie about drug runner Barry Seal smuggle in too much fiction?
Stronger: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does Jake Gyllenhaal accurately portray a Boston Marathon survivor's struggle to adjust after losing both legs?
The Glass Castle: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does too much fiction shatter The Glass Castle?
First Still of Al Pacino as Joe Paterno in HBO Movie
Football  |  See the cast of the HBO Joe Paterno film next to their real-life counterparts.
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 Nicholas Hoult Portrays "Catcher in the Rye" Author J. D. Salinger
Drama  |  The movie focuses on J. D. Salinger's life up to the WWII era.
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 Rare Footage of Bruce Lee in a Real Fight
Sports  |  Bruce Lee fights two black belts at the 1964 Long Beach International Karate Championships.
Megan Leavey: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Does this story of a Marine and her combat dog stray from the truth?
Victoria and Abdul: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Was Queen Victoria's friendship with Abdul Karim really as intimate as in the movie?
Battle of the Sexes: History vs. Hollywood
Sports  |  Does this tennis movie double fault when it comes to the truth?
All Saints: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  John Corbett portrays a real-life pastor whose church was saved by an influx of refugees.
Detroit: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Does this civil rights movie take too much poetic license?
Dunkirk: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Are the facts left stranded on the beach in Christopher Nolan's WWII movie?
The Big Sick: History vs. Hollywood
Comedy  |  We examine The Big Sick and diagnose which parts are fact and which are fiction.
All Eyez on Me: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Does the Tupac biopic keep its eyes on the truth?


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Only the Brave
Based on the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of firefighters who battled the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire.
Marshall
A young Thurgood Marshall defends a black chauffeur accused of attempted murder by his white employer.
Victoria and Abdul
Was Queen Victoria really a champion against racial intolerance?
American Made
Tom Cruise portrays drug smuggler Barry Seal in a largely fictional film.
Battle of the Sexes
Does this movie about the Battle of the Sexes tennis match serve up the truth?
Stronger
Is this story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman made weaker by too much ficton?
All Saints
A salesman-turned-pastor tries to save a church he was ordered to shut down.
The Glass Castle
Is the movie in sync with Jeannette Walls bestselling memoir about her poverty stricken upbringing?
Detroit
Director Kathryn Bigelow explores the Algiers Motel deaths during the 1967 Detroit Riot.
Happy Valley
Was Al Pacino able to capture Joe Paterno's appearance for the Penn State scandal movie?
Dunkirk
Do the facts become casualties in Christopher Nolan's WWII movie?
The Big Sick
A romantic comedy based the movie's screenwriters, husband and wife Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, who also stars.
All Eyez on Me
Chronicles the career of Tupac Shakur up until the 1996 drive-by shooting that took his life.
Megan Leavey
Megan Leavey fights to adopt her combat dog Rex in the years after they survive an IED explosion.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Is King Arthur's legend one of fact or fiction?
The Promise
We reveal how much of The Promise is based in reality and explore the controversy around the movie.
The Lost City of Z
Does this movie about explorer Percy Fawcett stray away from the truth?
Annabelle: Creation
Find out if there's any truth to the Annabelle prequel.
The Case for Christ
An avowed atheist journalist attempts to debunk the claims of Christianity.
The Zookeeper's Wife
Meet the real couple who hid hundreds during the Nazi occupation of Warsaw.
Beauty and the Beast
Meet the real couple who inspired Beauty and the Beast.
A United Kingdom
David Oyelowo is a prince who's interracial marriage changes history, but did it really?
War Dogs
Is the real story of these two stoner arms dealers as exciting as the movie?
Gold
We mine the Gold movie for the facts amongst the fiction.
The Bye Bye Man
Could the Bye Bye Man be coming for you, or is he pure fiction? Learn the truth.
Patriots Day
A chronicle of the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent terrorist manhunt.
Hidden Figures
Is this story of three African-American women NASA mathematicians fueled by too much fiction?