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MOVIES BASED ON TRUE STORIES | HEADLINES

The Conjuring 2 movieThe Conjuring 2: History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  Is this fright-filled poltergeist story based more on a hoax than real horror?
Genius movieGenius: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Colin Firth is book editor Max Perkins, who battles Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) on the colossal size of his work.
Free State of Jones movieFree State of Jones: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Does this story of Matthew McConaughey as a rebellious Civil War farmer secede from the truth?
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage movie
WATCH
 Sharks Circle Nicolas Cage in "USS Indianapolis" Trailer
War  |  Real-life story of the Navy ship that was torpedoed during WWII, leaving 900 crewmen in shark-infested waters.
The Founder movie
WATCH
 Michael Keaton Builds a Burger Empire in "The Founder" Trailer
Drama  |  Keaton stars as Ray Kroc, the traveling salesman who turned McDonald's into a fast food giant.
The Infiltrator movie
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 Bryan Cranston Goes Undercover in "The Infiltrator" Trailer
Crime  |  Cranston portrays a federal agent who infiltrates Pablo Escobar's money-laundering operation.
Miracles from Heaven movieMiracles from Heaven: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Is this movie about a girl who visited heaven faithful to the real account?
Snowden movie
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 Oliver Stone's "Snowden" Gets Full Trailer
Political  |  Watch the full trailer for Snowden starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley.
Anthropoid movie
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 Cillian Murphy is on a Mission to Assassinate an SS General in "Anthropoid"
War  |  Murphy and Jamie Dornan portray two Czech soldiers on a mission to assassinate SS general Reinhard Heydrich.
Alpha Dog movieAlpha Dog: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  A look back at the real-life troubled teens and their victim.
Florence Foster Jenkins movie
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 Meryl Streep Hits the Wrong Notes in "Florence Foster Jenkins" Trailer
Music  |  Meryl Streep is out of tune, but that's a good thing.
The People v. O.J. Simpson TV ShowThe People v. O.J. Simpson: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  The verdict on what's fact and what's fiction in the TV show.
I Saw the Light movieI Saw the Light: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Does this movie starring British actor Tom Hiddleston accurately capture the life of country singer Hank Williams?
Deepwater Horizon movie
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 Mark Wahlberg Faces Disaster in "Deepwater Horizon" Teaser
Drama  |  Wahlberg portrays BP oil rig crew member Mike Williams.
Eddie the Eagle movieEddie the Eagle: History vs. Hollywood
Sports  |  Does this story of Britain's first Olympic ski jumper stick its landing when it comes to the truth?


LATEST ADDITIONS

Genius
Is the struggle between author Thomas Wolfe and editor Max Perkins accurately portrayed?
Alpha Dog
Did the movie's kidnapping and murder unfold the same way in real life?
Free State of Jones
Matthew McConaughey is a farmer who rebels against the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The People v. O.J. Simpson
Meet 27 characters and their real-life O.J. Simpson trial counterparts.
I Saw the Light
Is this Tom Hiddleston movie in tune with the real-life of country-western singer Hank Williams?
Miracles from Heaven
Meet the real girl who says she visited heaven after falling inside a hollow tree.
Eddie the Eagle
Does this story of the first British Olympic ski jumper stick its landing when it comes to the truth?
Race
African American athlete Jesse Owens wins a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin as Hitler watches.
The Conjuring 2
The horror sequel explores the real-life story of the Enfield Poltergeist.
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?
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?

UPCOMING MOVIES
December 2015
Life (12/4)
Concussion (12/25)
The Revenant (12/25)
Joy (12/25)
January 2016
February 2016
Race (2/19)
March 2016
April 2016
May 2016
June 2016
Genius (6/10)
July 2016
August 2016
Anthropoid (8/12)
September 2016
Snowden (9/16)
November 2016

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