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MOVIES BASED ON TRUE STORIES | HEADLINES

A United Kingdom movieA United Kingdom: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  We pit this interracial marriage story starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike against the real couple.
Gold movieGold: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  We sift out the facts from the fiction in this story of the biggest gold mining scandal in history.
The Bye Bye Man movieThe Bye Bye Man: History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  Is this horror film really based on actual events?
Patriots Day moviePatriots Day: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  How accurate is this story of the 2013 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon?
The Crown Netflix TV ShowThe Crown: History vs. Hollywood
Political  |  We separate fact from fiction in this Netflix series about Queen Elizabeth II.
Bleed for This movieBleed for This: History vs. Hollywood
Sports  |  Does this story of a boxing comeback get KO'd by too much fiction?
Hacksaw Ridge movieHacksaw Ridge: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Does Mel Gibson's movie about a Medal of Honor winner who never fired a shot stay faithful to the real story?
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?
War Dogs movieWar Dogs: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Is this story of two stoners who win a $300 million arms contract loaded with too much fiction?
The Founder movieThe Founder: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Who really founded McDonald's. Hint: It wasn't Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton).
The Zookeeper's Wife movie
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 A Woman Hides Fleeing Jews in the Warsaw Zoo in "The Zookeeper's Wife" Trailer
War  |  Jessica Chastain portrays the wife of zoologist Jan Żabińska.
Hidden Figures movieHidden Figures: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  How much fiction fuels this story of three African-American women NASA mathematicians?
Lion movieLion: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  A man uses Google Earth to search for the family he lost as a child.
Loving movieLoving: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does this movie about a landmark Civil Rights case remain loyal to the truth?
Deepwater Horizon movieDeepwater Horizon: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  We drill down to uncover the real story behind this disaster movie.


LATEST ADDITIONS

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?
The Crown
Meet the real people behind more than 16 characters from the Netflix series and find out how much is fiction.
Lion
A young Indian boy is separated from his family and uses Google Earth to try and find them 25 years later.
Bleed for This
Does this story of a boxing comeback get pinned against the ropes by too much fiction?
Loving
Does this movie about an interracial couple's right to live freely together stay faithful to the real story?
Hacksaw Ridge
Mel Gibson directs the story of a WWII Medal of Honor winner who never fired a shot.
Deepwater Horizon
Is Deepwater Horizon full of leaks when it comes to the truth?
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?

UPCOMING MOVIES
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
The Crown (11/4)
Loving (11/4)
Lion (11/25)
December 2016
Jackie (12/2)
January 2017
Gold (1/27)
February 2017
March 2017
June 2017
July 2017
Dunkirk (7/21)

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