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Breakthrough: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  How much of the movie's miraculous survival story is true?
The Dirt: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  We dig into The Dirt to reveal how much of the Netflix movie is factual.
I Am the Night: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Are the shocking revelations in this noir miniseries rooted in fact?
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?
The Best of Enemies: History vs. Hollywood
Political  |  Activist Ann Atwater takes on Klan leader C.P. Ellis, but how much is true?
Fighting with My Family: History vs. Hollywood
Comedy  |  Do the facts get pinned by the fiction in this story of WWE wrestler Paige?
Vice: History vs. Hollywood
Political  |  Does the Dick Cheney biopic attempt to rewrite history?
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.


LATEST ADDITIONS

Breakthrough
Is the movie's miraculous survival story fact or mostly fiction?
The Best of Enemies
A civil rights activist works with a Klan leader on school desegregation, but is the story accurate?
The Dirt
Did rock band Mötley Crüe really do all of the crazy things seen in the movie?
Fighting with My Family
Does this story of WWE wrestler Paige get pinned by too much fiction?
I Am the Night
A ruined reporter helps a young woman investigate the mystery of her birth, but how much really happened?
The Upside
How much fiction is in this story of a wealthy quadriplegic who hires a convict to take care of him?
Vice
Christian Bale captures Dick Cheney physically, but does the movie bear any resemblance to the truth?
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.

UPCOMING MOVIES
November 2018
Green Book (11/21)
December 2018
The Mule (12/14)
Vice (12/25)
January 2019
The Upside (1/11)
February 2019
March 2019
The Kid (3/8)
The Act (3/20)
The Dirt (3/22)
Unplanned (3/29)
April 2019
Peterloo (4/5)
May 2019
Chernobyl (5/6)
Rocketman (5/17)
July 2019
November 2019
Unknown 2019
Unknown 2020

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