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12 Strong
A U.S. Special Forces team works with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. Starring Chris Hemsworth.
12 Years a Slave
Is this unflinching tale of slavery shackled by fiction?
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Meet the real-life secret soldiers.
The 15:17 to Paris
Is this Clint Eastwood movie more accurate because the heroes portray themselves?
21
Does this gambling film deliver an honest hand or a loaded deck?
300
It's full of great fight scenes and lots of blood, but is the story accurate?
300: Rise of an Empire
It's a bloody, sexy, violent spectacle, but how much of the 300 sequel is true?
42
Does this Jackie Robinson movie strike out with regard to the truth?
Adaptation
Was the actual Susan Orlean okay with the movie portraying her as a drug-snorting mess?
Adrift
In 1983, a young couple sets off across the ocean to deliver a yacht and they encounter a deadly hurricane.
All Eyez on Me
Chronicles the career of Tupac Shakur up until the 1996 drive-by shooting that took his life.
All Saints
A salesman-turned-pastor tries to save a church he was ordered to shut down.
Alpha Dog
Did the movie's kidnapping and murder unfold the same way in real life?
American Gangster
How much of this rags-to-riches gangster story is true?
American Hustle
Does the truth get hustled by the fiction?
American Made
Tom Cruise portrays drug smuggler Barry Seal in a largely fictional film.
American Sniper
Does this Clint Eastwood film take aim at the truth?
The Amityville Horror
Is the truth as haunting as the famous 1979 movie?
The Amityville Horror
Is this 2005 horror remake possessed by the truth or fiction?
Annabelle
Is this haunted doll movie stuffed with the truth?
Annabelle: Creation
Find out if there's any truth to the Annabelle prequel.
Anthropoid
This story of the assassination of SS officer Reinhard Heydrich is refreshingly accurate.
Antwone Fisher
Abused as a boy, a former foster child learns to shed his demons during his time in the Navy.
Argo
Go undercover and discover the truth about the daring escape.
Battle of the Sexes
Does this movie about the Battle of the Sexes tennis match serve up the truth?
Beauty and the Beast
Meet the real couple who inspired Beauty and the Beast.
Bessie
Queen Latifah portrays bisexual blues singer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame in the 1920s.
Big Eyes
Does Big Eyes paint within the boundaries of the truth?
The Big Lebowski
Meet the real life Dude behind the Dude.
The Big Short
Meet the key players in the housing market crisis who are represented in The Big Short movie.
The Big Sick
A romantic comedy based the movie's screenwriters, husband and wife Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, who also stars.
Black Mass
Johnny Depp portrays Boston gangster turned FBI informant Whitey Bulger.
Bleed for This
Does this story of a boxing comeback get pinned against the ropes by too much fiction?
The Blind Side
Is the reality just as inspiring?
The Bling Ring
Meet the teen burglars behind the story.
Bloodsport
We fight to uncover the truth behind Frank Dux and the Bloodsport movie.
Boardwalk Empire
Which of your favorite characters are real?
Boys Don't Cry
Discover why the town and the real people associated with the story did not support the movie.
Breach
Investigate the FBI Agent who betrayed his country, religion and family.
Bridge of Spies
Tom Hanks is lawyer James Donovan, who defended spy Rudolf Abel during the Cold War.
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Does The Butler serve up the truth or mostly fiction?
The Bye Bye Man
Could the Bye Bye Man be coming for you, or is he pure fiction? Learn the truth.
Calendar Girls
See pics of the real Calendar Girls and purchase the latest calendar.
Captain Phillips
Climb aboard Tom Hanks's character's cargo ship as we explore the facts behind Captain Phillips.
Captive
Do the filmmakers hold the truth captive in this story of a single mother who is taken hostage by a murderer?
The Case for Christ
An avowed atheist journalist attempts to debunk the claims of Christianity.
Casino
Does Scorsese's film cash in on the truth?
Catch Me If You Can
Catch up with the real con artist and the FBI agent who pursued him.
Charlie Wilson's War
Did this congressman single-handedly beat the Soviets?
Chasing Mavericks
Does Chasing Mavericks hang ten or wipeout with regard to the truth?
Concussion
Does this Will Smith movie suffer from dementia when it comes to the truth?
The Conjuring 2
The horror sequel explores the real-life story of the Enfield Poltergeist.
The Conjuring
Does the film conjure up more fiction than fact?
The Crown
Meet the real people behind more than 16 characters from the Netflix series and find out how much is fiction.
The Danish Girl
The film tells the story of transgender artist Lili Elbe, who underwent sexual reassignment surgery.
Danny Collins
Did fame and fortune corrupt the life of the real musician?
Darkest Hour
Gary Oldman portrays Winston Churchill during the early days of WWII, but is the movie accurate?
The Death of Stalin
Russia banned the movie, a dark comedy that stars Steve Buscemi as Khrushchev.
Deepwater Horizon
Is Deepwater Horizon full of leaks when it comes to the truth?
Deliver Us From Evil
Does this crime/horror movie deliver the truth?
Detroit
Director Kathryn Bigelow explores the Algiers Motel deaths during the 1967 Detroit Riot.
The Devil Wears Prada
Was the fabric of the story spun with fact or fiction?
Diana
Does the Diana movie reproduce the truth as well as it does the fashion?
The Disappointments Room
We peer inside The Disappointments Room to give you the facts.
The Disaster Artist
James Franco portrays Tommy Wiseau, famous for making the worst movie ever.
Donnie Brasco
Go undercover, see pics, and watch an interview with the real-life Donnie Brasco.
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Find out if a family curse could have been responsible for Bruce Lee's death.
Dunkirk
Do the facts become casualties in Christopher Nolan's WWII movie?
Eddie the Eagle
Does this story of the first British Olympic ski jumper stick its landing when it comes to the truth?
The End of the Tour
Are the movie's conversations taken from David Lipsky's transcripts?
Entourage
Meet actor Mark Wahlberg's real-life posse who inspired the Entourage TV show characters.
Erin Brockovich
Meet the real woman behind the movie, who took on a power company and won.
Everest
Does the truth get lost on the mountain?
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Based on the exorcism story of Anneliese Michel.
The Fault in Our Stars
Meet Esther Earl, the inspiration behind Shailene Woodley's character.
The Fighter
We pit Fact vs. Fiction to see which wins the title.
Finding Neverland
Does the truth get lost in Johnny Depp's Neverland?
The Finest Hours
Does the truth stay afloat in this story of a perilous Coast Guard rescue mission?
First Man
Ryan Gosling blasts off as Neil Armstrong in this biopic of the first man to walk on the moon.
Florence Foster Jenkins
It's okay Meryl Streep hits the wrong notes, but is the truth out of tune as well?
The Founder
Michael Keaton is McDonald's "founder" Ray Kroc. Now meet the real founders.
Foxcatcher
Steve Carell portrays multimillionaire and convicted murderer John du Pont.
Free State of Jones
Matthew McConaughey is a farmer who rebels against the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Freedom Writers
Get to know the teacher who inspired her students to beat the odds.
Frida
Get to know the controversial artist whose physical suffering inspired her paintings.
Genius
Is the struggle between author Thomas Wolfe and editor Max Perkins accurately portrayed?
Get on Up
Does the James Brown biopic get funky with the truth?
The Glass Castle
Is the movie in sync with Jeannette Walls bestselling memoir about her poverty stricken upbringing?
Gold
We mine the Gold movie for the facts amongst the fiction.
The Goldbergs
Meet the real-life Goldbergs and learn how much of the show is true.
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Is this story of Winnie-the-Pooh's creation as fictional as the storybooks?
Goodfellas
Meet the real Henry Hill and learn more about the Lufthansa Heist.
The Greatest Showman
How accurate is The Greatest Showman when compared to the real P.T. Barnum?
Gridiron Gang
Meet the real coach and find out if the football program really changed the lives of these troubled kids.
Hacksaw Ridge
Mel Gibson directs the story of a WWII Medal of Honor winner who never fired a shot.
Hands of Stone
Does fiction knock out the truth in this story of boxing trainer Ray Arcel and boxer Roberto Duran?
The Haunting in Connecticut
Did the son really set fire to the house?
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for real. Okay, but is the movie?
Hidden Figures
Is this story of three African-American women NASA mathematicians fueled by too much fiction?
Hollywoodland
Based on the death of Superman, George Reeves.
Hoosiers
Find out if the real basketball team's story was as dramatic as the movie.
The Hours
Hear Virginia Woolf's voice and read her suicide letter to her husband.
The Hurricane
Separate the facts from the fiction that ultimately KOed Denzel Washington's Oscar chances.
I Can Only Imagine
The movie tells the story behind MercyMe's hit song, but how much of it really happened?
I Saw the Light
Is this Tom Hiddleston movie in tune with the real-life of country-western singer Hank Williams?
I, Tonya
With so many unknowns surrounding Tonya Harding, what does the movie get right?
The Imitation Game
Is this Alan Turing biopic cryptic when it comes to the truth?
The Infiltrator
Was the real undercover agent's experience as harrowing as Bryan Cranston's in the movie?
Invincible
Meet the real Vince Papale and discover the true story.
Jaws
Explore the inspiration behind this shark attack movie.
Jersey Boys
Is director Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the Jersey Boys musical in tune with regard to the truth?
Jimi: All Is by My Side
Does this Jimi Hendrix movie miss a chord with regard to the truth?
Jobs
Does this Ashton Kutcher movie compute when it comes to the truth?
Joy
Does this story of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano wash away the facts?
Kill the Messenger
Does Kill the Messenger kill the truth?
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Is King Arthur's legend one of fact or fiction?
Lady Bird
Find out how much of Lady Bird was inspired by Greta Gerwig's life.
A League of Their Own
When the men go off to war, the women pick up their bats, but is the story based in fact?
Lion
A young Indian boy is separated from his family and uses Google Earth to try and find them 25 years later.
Lone Survivor
Mark Wahlberg fights for his life, but does the truth hold up in the onscreen version of the battle.
The Lost City of Z
Does this movie about explorer Percy Fawcett stray away from the truth?
Loving
Does this movie about an interracial couple's right to live freely together stay faithful to the real story?
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Does the film accurately depict Charles Dickens's writing of A Christmas Carol.
Manhattan
We compare the Manhattan TV show to real life at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.
Marshall
A young Thurgood Marshall defends a black chauffeur accused of attempted murder by his white employer.
McFarland, USA
Does this Kevin Costner sports movie outrun the truth?
Megan Leavey
Megan Leavey fights to adopt her combat dog Rex in the years after they survive an IED explosion.
Men of Honor
Meet the real Navy diver who lost his leg but not his ability to overcome his circumstances.
Million Dollar Arm
Does this Jon Hamm Disney baseball movie hit too many foul balls regarding the truth?
Miracle
Meet the real hockey players and coach behind the 1980 Olympic victory.
Miracles from Heaven
Meet the real girl who says she visited heaven after falling inside a hollow tree.
Molly's Game
Ex-professional skier Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) runs an exclusive high-stakes poker game.
Monster
Is she really the first woman serial killer? Meet the real Aileen Wuornos.
The Monuments Men
Does director George Clooney paint over the facts with too much fiction?
The Mothman Prophecies
Would the real Mothman be a fan of the Richard Gere movie?
My All American
Is the truth left on the sidelines in this story of college football standout Freddie Steinmark?
Not Without My Daughter
Meet the mother and daughter who escaped from Iran.
Notorious
Does this Biggie Smalls movie drop an authentic beat?
The Nun
We peel back The Nun's veil to reveal which parts of the horror movie are rooted in history.
Only the Brave
Does the truth get lost in the smoke in this wildfire movie?
Pain & Gain
Is the real story of the bodybuilding kidnappers as funny as the movie?
The Passion of the Christ
Go beyond the movie as we compare the film to the history.
Patch Adams
Meet the real-life doctor who is the basis for the Robin Williams character.
Happy Valley
Was Al Pacino able to capture Joe Paterno's appearance for the Penn State scandal movie?
Patriots Day
A chronicle of the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent terrorist manhunt.
Pawn Sacrifice
Chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) takes on the Soviet Union and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber).
The People v. O.J. Simpson
Meet 27 characters and their real-life O.J. Simpson trial counterparts.
The Pianist
Did you know that director Roman Polanski had himself been a prisoner of the Polish ghetto during WWII?
The Post
Is this story of a newspaper publisher's decision to publish government secrets accurate?
The Promise
We reveal how much of The Promise is based in reality and explore the controversy around the movie.
Public Enemies
Meet the public hero who was Public Enemy #1.
The Pursuit of Happyness
Meet the real-life stockbroker who went from rags to riches.
Queen of Katwe
Does this story of a Ugandan female chess prodigy add any fictional pieces to the board?
The Quiet Ones
Does this horror movie keep the truth quiet as well?
Race
African American athlete Jesse Owens wins a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin as Hitler watches.
Radio
Find out what made the real coach invite Radio into his life.
The Railway Man
Colin Firth portrays Eric Lomax, a WWII POW who tracks down one of his former captors for closure.
Remember the Titans
Find out if the racial tension was depicted accurately in the movie.
The Revenant
Is this story of revenge starring Leonardo DiCaprio based more on fact or folklore?
The Rite
Is it based in fact or possessed by fiction?
The Rookie
Did Jim Morris really test his fastball by throwing past a speed limit monitor on the side of the road?
Rudy
Learn the truth and see a pic of the real Rudy being carried off the Notre Dame field.
Rush
Explore the real Formula One rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
Saving Mr. Banks
Meet the real Mary Poppins author and learn the truth behind her battle with Disney.
Schindler's List
As a result of refusing to obey, he saved the lives of nine hundred.
Seabiscuit
Meet Seabiscuit and watch the real-life races depicted in the movie.
The Social Network
Does the Facebook movie compute with the truth?
Son of God
Based on the ten-hour miniseries The Bible, we explore the history, the cast and the controversy.
Soul Surfer
Does the truth hang ten or wipe out?
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.
Straight Outta Compton
See the cast opposite their N.W.A counterparts.
Stronger
Is this story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman made weaker by too much ficton?
Sully
Clint Eastwood directs Tom Hanks as Capt. Sully, but does the film leave the truth on the tarmac?
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.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Was there really a Leatherface? What did he look like?
Texas Rising
Does Texas Rising retell or rewrite the rise of the Texas Rangers?
The Theory of Everything
Is this Stephen Hawking biopic as intelligent as the famous physicist?
Titanic
Hear the voices of actual passengers and find out if Jack and Rose where based on real people.
To Write Love on Her Arms
Kat Dennings portrays Renee Yohe, who inspired the TWLOHA movement.
Unbroken
Does the truth remain unbroken in this story of an Olympian and WWII hero?
United 93
Meet the heroes and investigate the story behind the film.
A United Kingdom
David Oyelowo is a prince who's interracial marriage changes history, but did it really?
Victoria and Abdul
Was Queen Victoria really a champion against racial intolerance?
Walk the Line
Find out if this Johnny Cash movie walks the line when it comes to the truth.
The Walk
Is this story of high-wire artist Philippe Petit wobbly with the truth?
War Dogs
Is the real story of these two stoner arms dealers as exciting as the movie?
When the Game Stands Tall
Does the movie fumble when it comes to the truth?
Wild
Reese Witherspoon ventures into the Wild, but does she bring the truth with her?
The Wolf of Wall Street
Does the film cry wolf with regard to the truth?
Woman in Gold
Does this story of a woman who fights to reclaim a painting stolen by the Nazis smudge the facts?
Zodiac
Who is the Zodiac? Read an eyewitness account, view photos and more.
The Zookeeper's Wife
Meet the real couple who hid hundreds during the Nazi occupation of Warsaw.

UPCOMING MOVIES
December 2017
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)
July 2018
August 2018
Papillon (8/24)
September 2018
The Nun (9/7)
Boy Erased (9/28)
October 2018
First Man (10/12)
November 2018
Unknown 2018
May 2019
Rocketman (5/17)
October 2019

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