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MOVIES BASED ON TRUE STORIES | HEADLINES

True Story movie
WATCH
 James Franco is Held for Murder and Wants Jonah Hill to Learn the True Story
Crime  |  Franco portrays Christian Longo, a fugitive who steals the identity of journalist Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill).
Unbroken movieUnbroken: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Find out if the truth remains unbroken in this story of WWII hero Louis Zamperini.
The Walk movie
WATCH
 Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Not Afraid of Heights in The Walk Teaser Trailer
Drama  |  Gordon-Levitt portrays high-wire artist Philippe Petit, who attempted to cross the World Trade Center towers.
In the Heart of the Sea movie
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 Chris Hemsworth Encounters a Maritime Monster In the Heart of the Sea
Drama  |  The story of the whaleship Essex also became part of the inspiration for Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.
Foxcatcher movieFoxcatcher: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Does Foxcatcher wrestle with the truth, or are the two a tag team?
Selma movie
WATCH
 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.
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.
Annabelle movieAnnabelle: History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  Is the real doll as disturbing as the movie doll?
American Sniper movieAmerican Sniper: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Does the truth get caught in the crosshairs of this Navy SEAL biopic?
Big Eyes movieBig Eyes: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does Big Eyes paint over the truth?
Wild movieWild: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Is this Reese Witherspoon movie factual or wildly untrue?
The Imitation Game movieThe Imitation Game: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Does this Alan Turing biopic encrypt the truth?
McFarland, USA movie
WATCH
 Kevin Costner Inspires an Underdog Cross-Country Team in McFarland, USA Trailer
Sports  |  Based on Coach Jim White and his 1987 McFarland cross-country 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.


LATEST ADDITIONS

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?
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?

UPCOMING MOVIES
October 2014
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)
February 2015
April 2015
True Story (4/10)
October 2015
The Walk (10/2)
December 2015

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