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MOVIES BASED ON TRUE STORIES | HEADLINES

Queen of Katwe movieQueen of Katwe: History vs. Hollywood
Sports  |  A girl from the slums of Uganda becomes a chess prodigy, but does the movie cheat by adding too much fiction?
The Disappointments Room movieThe Disappointments Room: History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  Did the real room result in the house being supposedly haunted?
Hands of Stone movieHands of Stone: History vs. Hollywood
Sports  |  Does this Robert De Niro boxing movie leave the facts outside of the ring?
Masterminds movie
WATCH
 Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig Portray Bank Robbing "Masterminds"
Comedy  |  The movie was inspired by the 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery.
The Founder movieThe Founder: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Who really founded McDonald's. Hint: It wasn't Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton).
Gold movie
WATCH
 Matthew McConaughey is an Unlucky Man in Search of "Gold"
Crime  |  The story was inspired by the 1993 Bre-X gold mining scandal.
Loving movie
WATCH
 A Couple Takes Their Right to be Married to the Supreme Court in "Loving" Trailer
Drama  |  Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga star as an interracial couple who refuse to accept laws that criminalized their marriage.
Imperium movie
WATCH
 Daniel Radcliffe Goes Undercover as a Skinhead in "Imperium" Trailer
Crime  |  Radcliffe is an FBI agent who infiltrates a homegrown terrorist group.
Sully movieSully: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does the truth get left on the tarmac in this Clint Eastwood film about Captain Sully?
Hacksaw Ridge movie
WATCH
 Mel Gibson Directs Andrew Garfield as an Army Medic who Refuses to Bear Arms
War  |  Hacksaw Ridge tells the story of Desmond T. Doss, who won the Medal of Honor for the many lives he saved.
Dunkirk movie
WATCH
 Tense First Trailer for Christopher Nolan's WWII Epic "Dunkirk" Released
War  |  Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Mark Rylance star in this story of the Dunkirk evacuation.
Anthropoid movieAnthropoid: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Very little fiction was able to infiltrate this refreshingly accurate story of the assassination of brutal Nazi Reinhard Heydrich.
Florence Foster Jenkins movieFlorence Foster Jenkins: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Meryl Streep is supposed to be out of tune, but is the truth as well?
The Infiltrator movieThe Infiltrator: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Bryan Cranston is an undercover agent who infiltrates a money-laundering operation connected to Pablo Escobar.


LATEST ADDITIONS

Queen of Katwe
Does this story of a Ugandan female chess prodigy add any fictional pieces to the board?
The Disappointments Room
We peer inside The Disappointments Room to give you the facts.
Sully
Clint Eastwood directs Tom Hanks as Capt. Sully, but does the film leave the truth on the tarmac?
Hands of Stone
Does fiction knock out the truth in this story of boxing trainer Ray Arcel and boxer Roberto Duran?
Anthropoid
This story of the assassination of SS officer Reinhard Heydrich is refreshingly accurate.
The Founder
Michael Keaton is McDonald's "founder" Ray Kroc. Now meet the real founders.
Florence Foster Jenkins
It's okay Meryl Streep hits the wrong notes, but is the truth out of tune as well?
The Infiltrator
Was the real undercover agent's experience as harrowing as Bryan Cranston's in the movie?
Genius
Is the struggle between author Thomas Wolfe and editor Max Perkins accurately portrayed?
Alpha Dog
Did the movie's kidnapping and murder unfold the same way in real life?
Free State of Jones
Matthew McConaughey is a farmer who rebels against the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The People v. O.J. Simpson
Meet 27 characters and their real-life O.J. Simpson trial counterparts.
I Saw the Light
Is this Tom Hiddleston movie in tune with the real-life of country-western singer Hank Williams?
Miracles from Heaven
Meet the real girl who says she visited heaven after falling inside a hollow tree.
Eddie the Eagle
Does this story of the first British Olympic ski jumper stick its landing when it comes to the truth?
Race
African American athlete Jesse Owens wins a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin as Hitler watches.
The Conjuring 2
The horror sequel explores the real-life story of the Enfield Poltergeist.
The Finest Hours
Does the truth stay afloat in this story of a perilous Coast Guard rescue mission?
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Meet the real-life secret soldiers.
Concussion
Does this Will Smith movie suffer from dementia when it comes to the truth?
Joy
Does this story of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano wash away the facts?
The Revenant
Is this story of revenge starring Leonardo DiCaprio based more on fact or folklore?
The Big Short
Meet the key players in the housing market crisis who are represented in The Big Short movie.
The Danish Girl
The film tells the story of transgender artist Lili Elbe, who underwent sexual reassignment surgery.
My All American
Is the truth left on the sidelines in this story of college football standout Freddie Steinmark?
Spotlight
We shine a light on the real story, including the reporters who broke the Catholic Church abuse story.
Steve Jobs
The truth doesn't quite compute in this biopic about Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

UPCOMING MOVIES
May 2016
June 2016
Genius (6/10)
July 2016
August 2016
Anthropoid (8/12)
Imperium (8/19)
War Dogs (8/19)
September 2016
Sully (9/9)
Snowden (9/16)
October 2016
Denial (10/21)
November 2016
Loving (11/4)
Lion (11/25)
December 2016
Jackie (12/9)
Gold (12/25)
January 2017
July 2017
Dunkirk (7/21)

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