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MOVIES BASED ON TRUE STORIES | HEADLINES

Black Mass movieBlack Mass: History vs. Hollywood
Gangster  |  Meet the real gangster, his cronies, and the corrupt FBI agents that let him get away with murder.
The End of the Tour movieThe End of the Tour: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Are the movie's conversations between reporter David Lipsky and author David Foster Wallace based in fact?
The 33 movie
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 The Chilean Mining Disaster Unfolds in "The 33" Trailer
Drama  |  Antonio Banderas stars in this story of the 33 miners who were trapped 2,300 ft underground.
The Finest Hours Movie
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 Chris Pine Attempts a Daring Rescue in "The Finest Hours" Trailer
Drama  |  The movie tells the story of the Coast Guard's 1952 attempt to rescue the crews of two sinking oil tankers.
Captive movie
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 David Oyelowo Takes Kate Mara Hostage in "Captive" Trailer
Crime  |  Based on the real-life story of Brian Nichols and Ashley Smith.
Disney Recycled Animation
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 Disney Recycled Animation Scenes
Other  |  These videos demonstrate how Disney recycled animation over the years.
Legend mob movie
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 Tom Hardy Portrays Identical Twin Gangsters in "Legend" Trailer
Gangster  |  Tom Hardy portrays the Kray twins, English gangsters who ruled the East End of London during the 1950s and '60s.
San Andreas movieSan Andreas: Science vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Could what's seen in the movie actually happen?
Straight Outta Compton movieStraight Outta Compton: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  See 12 of the movie's characters next to their real-life N.W.A counterparts.
13 Hours movie
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 Michael Bay Takes on Benghazi Attack in "13 Hours"
War  |  John Krasinski stars as one of the six security team members who defended the U.S. compound.
Joy movie
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 Jennifer Lawrence Endures Heartbreak and Success in "Joy" Trailer
Drama  |  The actress portrays Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano.
Jaws movieThe Real Inspiration for Jaws
Horror  |  Dive in and explore what really inspired this terrifying shark tale.
Pawn Sacrifice movie
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 Tobey Maguire Portrays Bobby Fischer in "Pawn Sacrifice" Trailer
Sports  |  The film chronicles Fischer's life leading up to his 1972 Cold War chess match against Boris Spassky.
Narcos TV series
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 Netflix Takes on Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel
Crime  |  New series focuses on the drug kingpin and the DEA agent assigned to take him down.
Entourage movieMeet the Real People Behind the "Entourage" Characters
Comedy  |  We pit Entourage vs. Mark Wahlberg's entourage.


LATEST ADDITIONS

Everest
Does the truth get lost on the mountain?
Black Mass
Johnny Depp portrays Boston gangster turned FBI informant Whitey Bulger.
Straight Outta Compton
See the cast opposite their N.W.A counterparts.
The End of the Tour
Are the movie's conversations taken from David Lipsky's transcripts?
Jaws
Explore the inspiration behind this shark attack movie.
Entourage
Meet actor Mark Wahlberg's real-life posse who inspired the Entourage TV show characters.
Texas Rising
Does Texas Rising retell or rewrite the rise of the Texas Rangers?
Bessie
Queen Latifah portrays bisexual blues singer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame in the 1920s.
Woman in Gold
Does this story of a woman who fights to reclaim a painting stolen by the Nazis smudge the facts?
Danny Collins
Did fame and fortune corrupt the life of the real musician?
To Write Love on Her Arms
Kat Dennings portrays Renee Yohe, who inspired the TWLOHA movement.
McFarland, USA
Does this Kevin Costner sports movie outrun the truth?
American Sniper
Does this Clint Eastwood film take aim at the truth?
Big Eyes
Does Big Eyes paint within the boundaries of the truth?
Unbroken
Does the truth remain unbroken in this story of an Olympian and WWII hero?
Wild
Reese Witherspoon ventures into the Wild, but does she bring the truth with her?
The Imitation Game
Is this Alan Turing biopic cryptic when it comes to the truth?
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?

UPCOMING MOVIES
April 2015
True Story (4/10)
May 2015
Bessie (5/16)
June 2015
Entourage (6/3)
July 2015
August 2015
Narcos (8/28)
September 2015
Captive (9/18)
Everest (9/18)
Black Mass (9/18)
Stonewall (9/25)
October 2015
Legend (10/2)
The Walk (10/2)
Steve Jobs (10/9)
Suffragette (10/23)
November 2015
Spotlight (11/6)
The 33 (11/13)
December 2015
The Revenant (12/25)
Joy (12/25)
Snowden (12/25)
January 2016

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