War / Political Movies Based on True Stories

  
The Railway Man movieThe Railway Man: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Colin Firth stars in the adaptation of Eric Lomax's autobiography.
Unbroken movie
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War  |  WWII hero and Olympian Louis Zamperini is featured in this special Unbroken preview.
Lone Survivor MovieLone Survivor: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Does the truth get ambushed by the movie's retelling? Based on the book by Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.
Captain Phillips MovieCaptain Phillips: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Are the facts hijacked along with the ship?
Parkland Movie Trailer
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 Parkland Trailer Features Zac Efron as the Doctor Who Tried to Save JFK
Political  |  Parkland recounts the events on the day of the JFK assassination from a variety of perspectives largely unexplored by related films.
300: Rise of an Empire Movie300: Rise of an Empire - History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Does the truth drown along with the fallen warriors in this bloody naval spectacle?
Monuments Men Matt Damon and George ClooneyThe Monuments Men: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Does director George Clooney sculpt The Monuments Men accurately?
Diana movieDiana: History vs. Hollywood
Political  |  Is the story as spot on as the fashion?
The Butler MovieThe Butler: History vs. Hollywood
Political  |  We've got the dish on The Butler movie's fiction.
The Fifth Estate Movie Trailer
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 Benedict Cumberbatch Tries to Leak the World's Secrets in The Fifth Estate Trailer
Political  |  Benedict Cumberbatch dons false teeth and a white wig to portray WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate movie trailer.


ALL TRUE STORY War MOVIES
Go behind enemy lines as we present our research into true war movies. Here, you will also find political movies inspired by true stories. Whether it's a mission to rescue civilians trapped in a country that has turned hostile like in Argo, or a ferocious battle to stop the Persian invasion of Greece like in 300, war movies based on true stories often provide a suspense-filled, unflinching glimpse at what it's like to be on the tripwire of death, facing constant fear while functioning on adrenaline and the desire for self-preservation. Of course, some movies only embrace the heroism and explosions, while leaving out the brutal reality. We attempt to confirm the truth and fill in the gaps.
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?
The Monuments Men
Does director George Clooney paint over the facts with too much fiction?
Lone Survivor
Mark Wahlberg fights for his life, but does the truth hold up in the onscreen version of the battle.
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Does The Butler serve up the truth or mostly fiction?
Diana
Does the Diana movie reproduce the truth as well as it does the fashion?
Captain Phillips
Climb aboard Tom Hanks's character's cargo ship as we explore the facts behind Captain Phillips.
Argo
Go undercover and discover the truth about the daring escape.
300
It's full of great fight scenes and lots of blood, but is the story accurate?
Breach
Investigate the FBI Agent who betrayed his country, religion and family.
Charlie Wilson's War
Did this congressman single-handedly beat the Soviets?
United 93
Meet the heroes and investigate the story behind the film.
The Pianist
Did you know that director Roman Polanski had himself been a prisoner of the Polish ghetto during WWII?
Men of Honor
Meet the real Navy diver who lost his leg but not his ability to overcome his circumstances.
Schindler's List
As a result of refusing to obey, he saved the lives of nine hundred.
Not Without My Daughter
Meet the mother and daughter who escaped from Iran.