MOVIES BASED ON TRUE STORIES | HEADLINES

The Upside: History vs. Hollywood
Comedy  |  Is too much fiction the downside to this movie about a quadriplegic who hires a parolee to care for him?
The Mule: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Does this story of an elderly drug courier deliver too much fiction?
Green Book: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  A white bouncer takes a job driving a black pianist in the 1960s South, but does the truth get lost along the way?
Bohemian Rhapsody: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Is it the real story, or is it just fantasy?
Can You Ever Forgive Me?: History vs. Hollywood
Comedy  |  Does this story of a literary forger veer from the facts?
Beautiful Boy: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Is this addiction story poisoned by too much fiction?
A Prayer Before Dawn: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Is the truth on display in this tale of a boxer incarcerated in a brutal Thai prison?
Welcome to Marwen: History vs. Hollywood
Comedy  |  A man suffering from PTSD after a brutal attack finds solace in a miniature world of dolls, but how much of this Robert Zemeckis film is actually true?
The Favourite: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Was Queen Anne really caught up in a high-stakes love triangle with two other women?
Outlaw King: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Does this tale of Robert the Bruce do battle with the facts?
22 July: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Where does this movie about the 2011 Norway massacre veer from the facts?
First Man: History vs. Hollywood Initial Research
Drama  |  We compare the real Neil Armstrong to what we know about the upcoming biopic starring Ryan Gosling.
The Old Man & the Gun: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Meet the real-life bank robber that Robert Redford portrays.
Operation Finale: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  We interrogate this story of the capture of a former Nazi to find out what's fiction.
White Boy Rick: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Is this story of a teenage FBI informant consistent with the facts?


LATEST ADDITIONS

The Upside
How much fiction is in this story of a wealthy quadriplegic who hires a convict to take care of him?
Welcome to Marwen
Robert Zemeckis directs Steve Carell as a man who creates a miniature WWII town in his backyard to help deal with the effects of a brutal attack.
The Mule
Is this story of an elderly WWII veteran who transports drugs for a Mexican cartel filled with fiction.
The Favourite
Lady Sarah becomes jealous of Queen Anne's affection for her new servant, but is the ensuing love triangle real?
Green Book
Is the truth reinvented in this story of a bouncer who drives a black pianist through the 1960s South?
Outlaw King
How accurate is this film about the 14th century Scottish 'Outlaw King' Robert the Bruce?
22 July
How true is this film about Norway's worst terrorist attack, which claimed the lives of 77 people?
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Does this movie about a literary forger invent certain parts of the story?
Beautiful Boy
Does this story of a father trying to help his drug-addicted son leave out certain facts?
The Old Man & the Gun
We compare the real-life bank robber to the Robert Redford movie.
Operation Finale
In 1960, a group of secret agents attempt to capture Adolf Eichman, an architect of the Holocaust.
Bohemian Rhapsody
Does the movie stay in tune with the facts?
A Prayer Before Dawn
An English boxer finds himself in a savage Thai prison, but how much is fact?
White Boy Rick
Does this story of a 14-year-old FBI informant turned drug dealer stick to the facts?
BlacKkKlansman
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer, goes undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Meet the real people portrayed in Tarantino's film. Which parts are reality?
Slender Man
Is this new horror villain based in reality or is it a complete work of fiction?
The Nun
We peel back The Nun's veil to reveal which parts of the horror movie are rooted in history.
First Man
Ryan Gosling blasts off as Neil Armstrong in this biopic of the first man to walk on the moon.
Tag
The movie is based on a Wall Street Journal article about a group of men who've played tag for more than 20 years.
Adrift
In 1983, a young couple sets off across the ocean to deliver a yacht and they encounter a deadly hurricane.
I Can Only Imagine
The movie tells the story behind MercyMe's hit song, but how much of it really happened?
The 15:17 to Paris
Is this Clint Eastwood movie more accurate because the heroes portray themselves?
Darkest Hour
Gary Oldman portrays Winston Churchill during the early days of WWII, but is the movie accurate?
12 Strong
A U.S. Special Forces team works with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. Starring Chris Hemsworth.
The Post
Is this story of a newspaper publisher's decision to publish government secrets accurate?
Lady Bird
Find out how much of Lady Bird was inspired by Greta Gerwig's life.

UPCOMING MOVIES
October 2018
22 July (10/10)
First Man (10/12)
November 2018
Boy Erased (11/2)
Green Book (11/21)
December 2018
The Mule (12/14)
Vice (12/25)
Unknown 2018
January 2019
The Upside (1/11)
February 2019
April 2019
May 2019
Rocketman (5/17)
July 2019
October 2019
Unknown 2020

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