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Adrift: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Is the truth lost at sea in this movie about a couple whose idyllic voyage turns into a nightmare when a hurricane strikes?
I Can Only Imagine: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  A struggling singer must confront his past before he can find success.
Tom Hanks is Set to Play Mr. Rogers in "You Are My Friend"
Drama  |  The biopic tells the story of Fred Rogers, the iconic creator and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
Russia Bans "The Death of Stalin" Starring Steve Buscemi
Political  |  Russia bans the dark comedy, calling it a "despicable film".
The Post: History vs. Hollywood
Political  |  Is this Steven Spielberg movie historically accurate? Not exactly.
Molly's Game: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Does the movie load the deck with too much fiction?
I, Tonya: History vs. Hollywood
Sports  |  Does this Tonya Harding movie stick its landing when it comes to the truth?
The Man Who Invented Christmas: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does this Charles Dickens movie accurately depict the creation of A Christmas Carol?
WATCH
 Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek Plot Their Escape in "Papillon" Remake
Crime  |  Two convicts plan their escape from a notorious island penal colony.
The 15:17 to Paris: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  The real-life heroes who stopped the train attack portray themselves, but does it make this Clint Eastwood movie more accurate?
Darkest Hour: History vs. Hollywood
Political  |  We shed light on what's accurate and what's not in this Winston Churchill movie starring Gary Oldman.
12 Strong: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Meet the actual Horse Soldiers and find out how much of the movie is true.
How Much of "Lady Bird" was Inspired by Director Greta Gerwig's Life?
Comedy  |  We investigate which elements of the movie are autobiographical.
The Greatest Showman: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Was P.T. Barnum really the upstanding hero that the movie makes him out to be?
The Disaster Artist: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  James Franco's movie about the worst movie ever made could take home an Oscar, but is it based in fact?


LATEST ADDITIONS

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.
Molly's Game
Ex-professional skier Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) runs an exclusive high-stakes poker game.
The Greatest Showman
How accurate is The Greatest Showman when compared to the real P.T. Barnum?
I, Tonya
With so many unknowns surrounding Tonya Harding, what does the movie get right?
The Death of Stalin
Russia banned the movie, a dark comedy that stars Steve Buscemi as Khrushchev.
The Disaster Artist
James Franco portrays Tommy Wiseau, famous for making the worst movie ever.
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Does the film accurately depict Charles Dickens's writing of A Christmas Carol.
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Is this story of Winnie-the-Pooh's creation as fictional as the storybooks?
Only the Brave
Does the truth get lost in the smoke in this wildfire movie?
Marshall
A young Thurgood Marshall defends a black chauffeur accused of attempted murder by his white employer.
Victoria and Abdul
Was Queen Victoria really a champion against racial intolerance?
American Made
Tom Cruise portrays drug smuggler Barry Seal in a largely fictional film.
Battle of the Sexes
Does this movie about the Battle of the Sexes tennis match serve up the truth?
Stronger
Is this story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman made weaker by too much ficton?
All Saints
A salesman-turned-pastor tries to save a church he was ordered to shut down.
The Glass Castle
Is the movie in sync with Jeannette Walls bestselling memoir about her poverty stricken upbringing?
Detroit
Director Kathryn Bigelow explores the Algiers Motel deaths during the 1967 Detroit Riot.
Happy Valley
Was Al Pacino able to capture Joe Paterno's appearance for the Penn State scandal movie?
Dunkirk
Do the facts become casualties in Christopher Nolan's WWII movie?
The Big Sick
A romantic comedy based the movie's screenwriters, husband and wife Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, who also stars.
All Eyez on Me
Chronicles the career of Tupac Shakur up until the 1996 drive-by shooting that took his life.

UPCOMING MOVIES
November 2017
LBJ (11/3)
Darkest Hour (11/22)
December 2017
I, Tonya (12/8)
Molly's Game (12/25)
January 2018
The Post (1/11)
12 Strong (1/19)
February 2018
March 2018
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018
Adrift (6/1)
Gotti (6/15)
Tag (6/15)
August 2018
Papillon (8/24)
September 2018
Boy Erased (9/28)
October 2018
November 2018
Unknown 2018
Unknown 2019

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