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MOVIES BASED ON TRUE STORIES | HEADLINES

The Finest Hours MovieThe Finest Hours: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Does the truth flounder in this Coast Guard rescue story?
Concussion movieConcussion: History vs. Hollywood
Football  |  Does the movie provide an accurate depiction of the discovery of CTE and its effect on former NFL players?
Joy movieJoy: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does this movie about the Miracle Mop inventor wash away the facts?
Free State of Jones movie
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 Matthew McConaughey Leads a Rebellion in the "Free State of Jones" Trailer
War  |  McConaughey is farmer Newton Knight, the leader of a rebellion against the Confederacy.
Eddie the Eagle movie
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 "Eddie the Eagle" Trailer Highlights Rise of Britain's First Olympic Ski Jumper
Sports  |  Taron Egerton plays Eddie and Hugh Jackman stars as a fictional coach.
Miracles from Heaven movie
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 Jennifer Garner Finds Hope in the "Miracles From Heaven" Trailer
Drama  |  Garner portrays real-life mom Christie Beam, who believes her daughter received a miracle from heaven.
Spotlight movieSpotlight: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Get to know the real reporters who inspired the movie's characters.
Steve Jobs movieSteve Jobs: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  This Steve Jobs biopic doesn't quite compute when it comes to the facts.
13 Hours movie13 Hours: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Meet the real-life security team members who defended the U.S. compound in Benghazi.
The Conjuring 2 movie
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 "The Conjuring 2" Investigates the Enfield Poltergeist
Horror  |  Ed and Lorraine Warren's paranormal investigating takes them to a haunted home in London.
The Revenant movieThe Revenant: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Was Hugh Glass's life really as gripping as the movie depicts?
The Big Short movieThe Big Short: History vs. Hollywood
Political  |  Meet the real-life counterparts of The Big Short's ensemble cast.
The Danish Girl movieThe Danish Girl: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does the movie capture the facts behind transgender artist Lili Elbe?
My All American movieMy All American: History vs. Hollywood
Football  |  Does the truth ride the bench in this biopic about college football player Freddie Steinmark?
I Saw the Light movie
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 Tom Hiddleston Portrays Hank Williams in "I Saw the Light" Trailer
Music  |  The British actor takes on the role of the legendary country music singer.


LATEST ADDITIONS

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).
Captive
Do the filmmakers hold the truth captive in this story of a single mother who is taken hostage by a murderer on the run?
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?

UPCOMING MOVIES
September 2015
Stonewall (9/25)
October 2015
Steve Jobs (10/9)
The Walk (10/9)
The Program (10/16)
Suffragette (10/23)
November 2015
Trumbo (11/6)
Spotlight (11/6)
The 33 (11/13)
#Horror (11/20)
Legend (11/20)
December 2015
Life (12/4)
Concussion (12/25)
The Revenant (12/25)
Joy (12/25)
January 2016
February 2016
Race (2/19)
March 2016
May 2016
Snowden (5/13)
June 2016

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