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MOVIES BASED ON TRUE STORIES | HEADLINES

Mr. Turner movie
WATCH
 Director Mike Leigh Paints a Portrait of J.M.W. Turner's Life
Drama  |  Timothy Spall stars as the eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner.
Selma movie
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 David Oyelowo Leads the March as MLK in the Selma Movie Trailer
Political  |  The story of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches also stars Oprah, Common and Tom Wilkinson.
Big Eyes movie
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 Tim Burton's Big Eyes Focuses on Amy Adams as Painter Margaret Keane
Drama  |  Big Eyes tells the story of the artist's marriage and subsequent divorce battle with Walter Keane, who tried to take credit for her work.
Annabelle movieAnnabelle: History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  Is the real doll as disturbing as the movie doll?
Jimi: All Is by My Side movieJimi: All Is by My Side - History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Does this Jimi Hendrix biopic hit the right notes when it comes to the truth?
Amityville: The Awakening movie
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 Amityville: The Awakening Revisits the Haunted Home in Fright-Filled Trailer
Horror  |  Can the producer behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister bring fresh chills to the Amityville franchise?
When the Game Stands Tall movieWhen the Game Stands Tall: History vs. Hollywood
Football  |  Do the facts stand tall in this football movie starring Jim Caviezel?
Get on Up James Brown movieGet On Up: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Boseman, who previously starred in the biopic 42, wants audiences to Get on Up.
Foxcatcher movieFoxcatcher: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Does Foxcatcher wrestle with the truth, or are the two a tag team?
The Theory of Everything movieThe Theory of Everything: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Did the filmmakers include the truth in their formula for the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything?
Kill the Messenger movieKill the Messenger: History vs. Hollywood
Political  |  Jeremy Renner portrays Gary Webb, the journalist who attempted to expose a link between the CIA and the crack cocaine epidemic.
American Sniper movie
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 Bradley Cooper Takes Aim in American Sniper Trailer
War  |  Clint Eastwood directs Bradley Cooper in the role of Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. history.
Tusk movieRead the Classified Ad that Inspired Kevin Smith's Tusk
Horror  |  Read Chris Parkinson's classified ad that inspired the Tusk movie, and listen to the Kevin Smith podcast during which he came up with the plot for Tusk.
Rosewater movie
WATCH
 Jon Stewart Wants Viewers to Smell the Rosewater
Political  |  In his directorial debut, Jon Stewart brings the story of tortured journalist Maziar Bahari to the big screen.
Houdini miniseries
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 Adrien Brody Portrays Escape Artist Harry Houdini in History Channel Miniseries
Drama  |  Can Adrien Brody pull off the illusion of making us believe he's Harry Houdini?


LATEST ADDITIONS

Foxcatcher
Steve Carell portrays multimillionaire and convicted murderer John du Pont.
The Theory of Everything
Is this Stephen Hawking biopic as intelligent as the famous physicist?
Kill the Messenger
Does Kill the Messenger kill the truth?
Annabelle
Is this haunted doll movie stuffed with the truth?
Jimi: All Is by My Side
Does this Jimi Hendrix movie miss a chord with regard to the truth?
When the Game Stands Tall
Does the movie fumble when it comes to the truth?
Get on Up
Does the James Brown biopic get funky with the truth?
Manhattan
We compare the Manhattan TV show to real life at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.
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?

UPCOMING MOVIES
September 2014
Tracks (9/19)
October 2014
Annabelle (10/3)
Low Down (10/24)
23 Blast (10/24)
November 2014
Rosewater (11/7)
Foxcatcher (11/14)
December 2014
Wild (12/5)
Mr. Turner (12/19)
Big Eyes (12/25)
Unbroken (12/25)
January 2015
Selma (1/9)

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