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MOVIES BASED ON TRUE STORIES | HEADLINES

Hands of Stone movieHands of Stone: History vs. Hollywood
Sports  |  Does this Robert De Niro boxing movie leave the facts outside of the ring?
The Founder movieThe Founder: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Who really founded McDonald's. Hint: It wasn't Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton).
Loving movie
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 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.
Sully movie
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 Tom Hanks Ditches a Commercial Aircraft in the Hudson and Emerges a Hero
Drama  |  Hanks portrays Captain "Sully" Sullenberger in a film directed by Clint Eastwood.
Imperium movie
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 Daniel Radcliffe Goes Undercover as a Skinhead in "Imperium" Trailer
Crime  |  Radcliffe is an FBI agent who infiltrates a homegrown terrorist group.
Bleed for This movie
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 Miles Teller Gets Broken and Puts Himself Back Together in "Bleed for This" Trailer
Sports  |  Teller portrays boxer Vinny Paz, who refused to give up after breaking his neck in a car crash.
Genius movieGenius: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Colin Firth is book editor Max Perkins, who battles Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) on the colossal size of his work.
Free State of Jones movieFree State of Jones: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Does this story of Matthew McConaughey as a rebellious Civil War farmer secede from the truth?
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.
The Conjuring 2 movieThe Conjuring 2: History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  Is this fright-filled poltergeist story based more on a hoax than real horror?
War Dogs movie
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 Miles Teller and Jonah Hill are Stoner Arms Dealers in "War Dogs" Trailer
War  |  The real-life story of two young men who won a $300 million arms contract from the U.S. government.
Alpha Dog movieAlpha Dog: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  A look back at the real-life troubled teens and their victim.


LATEST ADDITIONS

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.
Bridge of Spies
Tom Hanks is lawyer James Donovan, who defended spy Rudolf Abel during the Cold War.
The Walk
Is this story of high-wire artist Philippe Petit wobbly with the truth?
Pawn Sacrifice
Chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) takes on the Soviet Union and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber).

UPCOMING MOVIES
February 2016
Race (2/19)
March 2016
April 2016
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)
November 2016
Loving (11/4)
January 2017

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