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MOVIES BASED ON TRUE STORIES | HEADLINES

Manhattan TV show
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 Manhattan TV Show Trailer Depicts History Wrapped in Fiction
War  |  WGN America's TV show about the Manhattan Project uses real history as the backdrop for fictional characters and storylines.
The Imitation Game movie
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 Benedict Cumberbatch Cracks Nazi Codes in The Imitation Game Trailer
War  |  Cumberbatch portrays British code breaker Alan Turing.
Jimi: All Is by My Side movie
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 Andre Benjamin Channels Hendrix in the All Is by My Side Trailer
Music  |  Watch the first trailer for the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic.
Unbroken movie
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 Unbroken Trailer Displays Unbreakable Spirit of Louis Zamperini
War  |  The real-life Zamperini passed away on July 2 at age 97.
Exodus: Gods and Kings movie
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 Christian Bale Faces Off Against Rhamses in the Exodus: Gods and Kings Trailer
War  |  Check out the first trailer for the Ridley Scott biblical epic.
Kill the Messenger movie
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 Jeremy Renner Stirs Up Controversy in the Kill the Messenger Trailer
Political  |  The actor portrays Gary Webb, the journalist who attempted to expose a link between the CIA and the crack cocaine epidemic.
The Fault in Our Stars MovieThe Fault in Our Stars: Meet the Inspiration for Hazel
Drama  |  Meet the real-life teenager who was the inspiration for the movie's Hazel character portrayed by Shailene Woodley.
Million Dollar Arm movieMillion Dollar Arm: History vs. Hollywood
Baseball  |  Does this Disney baseball movie allow the truth to step up to the plate?
The Last Ship TV showIs the USS Nathan James a Real Navy Ship?
War  |  Learn about the origin of The Last Ship's USS Nathan James and find out whether parachute sails are a real technology.
Deliver Us from Evil MovieDeliver Us From Evil: History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  This R-rated Eric Bana horror movie delivers gore and creepiness, but does it deliver the truth?
Wild movie
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 Reese Witherspoon Ventures Into the Wild in New Trailer
Drama  |  The actress portrays Cheryl Strayed, author of the memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Jersey Boys movieJersey Boys: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Were The Four Seasons really as troubled as the movie makes them out to be?
Zodiac killerIs this Man the Zodiac Killer?
Serial Killer  |  Son is convinced that his deceased father was the Zodiac killer.


LATEST ADDITIONS

Deliver Us From Evil
Does this crime/horror movie deliver the truth?
Jersey Boys
Is director Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the Jersey Boys musical in tune with regard to the truth?
The Fault in Our Stars
Meet Esther Earl, the inspiration behind Shailene Woodley's character.
Million Dollar Arm
Does this Jon Hamm Disney baseball movie hit too many foul balls regarding the truth?
The Quiet Ones
Does this horror movie keep the truth quiet as well?
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for real. Okay, but is the movie?
The Railway Man
Colin Firth portrays Eric Lomax, a WWII POW who tracks down one of his former captors for closure.
300: Rise of an Empire
It's a bloody, sexy, violent spectacle, but how much of the 300 sequel is true?
Son of God
Based on the ten-hour miniseries The Bible, we explore the history, the cast and the controversy.
The Monuments Men
Does director George Clooney paint over the facts with too much fiction?
The Goldbergs
Meet the real-life Goldbergs and learn how much of the show is true.
Lone Survivor
Mark Wahlberg fights for his life, but does the truth hold up in the onscreen version of the battle.
The Wolf of Wall Street
Does the film cry wolf with regard to the truth?
Saving Mr. Banks
Meet the real Mary Poppins author and learn the truth behind her battle with Disney.
American Hustle
Does the truth get hustled by the fiction?
12 Years a Slave
Is this unflinching tale of slavery shackled by fiction?
Captain Phillips
Climb aboard Tom Hanks's character's cargo ship as we explore the facts behind Captain Phillips.
The Amityville Horror
Is this 2005 horror remake possessed by the truth or fiction?
The Amityville Horror
Is the truth as haunting as the famous 1979 movie?
Rush
Explore the real Formula One rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
Diana
Does the Diana movie reproduce the truth as well as it does the fashion?

UPCOMING MOVIES
May 2014
June 2014
July 2014
Manhattan (7/27)
August 2014
Get on Up (8/1)
One Chance (8/29)
September 2014
October 2014
Annabelle (10/3)
November 2014
Foxcatcher (11/14)
December 2014
Wild (12/5)
Unbroken (12/25)

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