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MOVIES BASED ON TRUE STORIES | HEADLINES

Texas Rising miniseriesTexas Rising: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  We do battle with the fiction in this 10-hour miniseries.
Bessie movieBessie: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Find out if Bessie sings in tune with the truth.
Black Mass movie
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 Johnny Depp Expects Loyalty in the Black Mass Trailer
Gangster  |  You shouldn't divulge your family's secret recipe to gangster Whitey Bulger. We're just sayin'.
Danny Collins movieDanny Collins: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Read John Lennon's original letter that was lost for over 3 decades.
McFarland, USA movieMcFarland, USA: History vs. Hollywood
Sports  |  Does this Kevin Costner movie keep pace with the real story?
True Story movie
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 James Franco is Held for Murder and Wants Jonah Hill to Learn the True Story
Crime  |  Franco portrays Christian Longo, a fugitive who steals the identity of journalist Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill).
Unbroken movieUnbroken: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Find out if the truth remains unbroken in this story of WWII hero Louis Zamperini.
The Walk movie
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 Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Not Afraid of Heights in The Walk Teaser Trailer
Drama  |  Gordon-Levitt portrays high-wire artist Philippe Petit, who attempted to cross the World Trade Center towers.
Entourage movie
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 Vinnie Chase and his Entourage are Back
Comedy  |  Get ready to tag along with the crew on the big screen, picking up where the HBO TV show left off.
Woman in Gold movieWoman in Gold: History vs. Hollywood
Political  |  Does the movie paint the story with too much fiction?
Straight Outta Compton movie
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 Rap Group N.W.A Emerges Straight Outta Compton in Red Band Trailer
Music  |  Former N.W.A members Dr. Dre and Ice Cube introduce the red band trailer.
To Write Love On Her Arms movieTo Write Love On Her Arms: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Kat Dennings portrays Renee Yohe, whose battle with addiction inspired the TWLOHA movement.
Soldier BiopicsMeet 3 Modern-Day U.S. Soldiers Who Deserve Biopics
War  |  The incredible true stories of U.S. veterans Sal Giunta, Kyle Carpenter and Leroy Petry need to find their way to the big screen. Are you listening Hollywood?
American Sniper movieAmerican Sniper: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Does the truth get caught in the crosshairs of this Navy SEAL biopic?
Big Eyes movieBig Eyes: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does Big Eyes paint over the truth?


LATEST ADDITIONS

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?
Big Eyes
Does Big Eyes paint within the boundaries of the truth?
Unbroken
Does the truth remain unbroken in this story of an Olympian and WWII hero?
Wild
Reese Witherspoon ventures into the Wild, but does she bring the truth with her?
The Imitation Game
Is this Alan Turing biopic cryptic when it comes to the truth?
Foxcatcher
Steve Carell portrays multimillionaire and convicted murderer John du Pont.
The Theory of Everything
Is this Stephen Hawking biopic as intelligent as the famous physicist?
Kill the Messenger
Does Kill the Messenger kill the truth?
Annabelle
Is this haunted doll movie stuffed with the truth?
Jimi: All Is by My Side
Does this Jimi Hendrix movie miss a chord with regard to the truth?
When the Game Stands Tall
Does the movie fumble when it comes to the truth?
Get on Up
Does the James Brown biopic get funky with the truth?
Manhattan
We compare the Manhattan TV show to real life at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.
Deliver Us From Evil
Does this crime/horror movie deliver the truth?
Jersey Boys
Is director Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the Jersey Boys musical in tune with regard to the truth?
The Fault in Our Stars
Meet Esther Earl, the inspiration behind Shailene Woodley's character.
Million Dollar Arm
Does this Jon Hamm Disney baseball movie hit too many foul balls regarding the truth?
The Quiet Ones
Does this horror movie keep the truth quiet as well?
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for real. Okay, but is the movie?
The Railway Man
Colin Firth portrays Eric Lomax, a WWII POW who tracks down one of his former captors for closure.
300: Rise of an Empire
It's a bloody, sexy, violent spectacle, but how much of the 300 sequel is true?

UPCOMING MOVIES
December 2014
Mr. Turner (12/19)
Big Eyes (12/25)
Unbroken (12/25)
January 2015
Selma (1/9)
February 2015
March 2015
April 2015
True Story (4/10)
May 2015
Bessie (5/16)
June 2015
Entourage (6/3)
August 2015
September 2015
Black Mass (9/18)
October 2015
The Walk (10/2)
December 2015

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