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 Hit Man: History vs. Hollywood Episode
Comedy  |  We explain at what point this Netflix movie about a fake hit man abandons the truth.
Young Woman and the Sea: History vs. Hollywood
Sports  |  Does the truth drown in this story of Olympian Trudy Ederle (Daisy Ridley), who attempted to swim across the English Channel?
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 The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: History vs. Hollywood Episode
War  |  How does the WWII mission in the Guy Ritchie movie compare to the real account of Operation Postmaster?
Unsung Hero: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Does the movie accurately capture the early struggles of the Smallbone family, who raised three of Christian music's top stars?
Franklin: History vs. Hollywood
Political  |  Michael Douglas portrays diplomat, publisher, and statesman Benjamin Franklin, who at age 70 traveled to France to secure the Franco-American Alliance of 1778.
We Were the Lucky Ones: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Members of a Jewish family each embark on their own path to safety during WWII, hoping to reunite again after the war.
Cabrini: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  How much of this story of a nun who battles to help orphaned immigrant children is based in reality?
Ordinary Angels: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  A hairdresser rallies a community to help a widowed father get his sick daughter to her transplant operation in the wake of a record-setting snowstorm.
Hit Man: History vs. Hollywood
Comedy  |  Does Netflix's Hit Man line up with the real-life account of fake assassin Gary Johnson?
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 Unsung Hero: History vs. Hollywood Episode
Music  |  Find out if the movie is true to the real-life story of the family behind artists For King & Country and Rebecca St. James.
Unfrosted: History vs. Hollywood
Comedy  |  Does Jerry Seinfeld's comedy about the invention of Pop-Tarts at all resemble the toaster pastries' real origin story?
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: History vs. Hollywood
Comedy  |  A small team of Churchill's special forces operators annihilates scores of Nazis, but does this Guy Ritchie movie at all resemble reality?
Scoop: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  How true is the Netflix movie that offers a behind-the-scenes look at Prince Andrew's infamous 2019 BBC interview about his ties to Jeffrey Epstein?
Arthur the King: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does this movie about a stray dog who tags along with an adventure racing team stay on course when it comes to the facts?
Wicked Little Letters: History vs. Hollywood
Comedy  |  When residents of an English seaside town start to receive vulgar letters laced with profanities, an unruly Irish immigrant becomes the prime suspect.
Masters of the Air: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  The 100th Bomb Group takes on scores of German fighters during WWII, but does the series hit the target when it comes to the truth?


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Hit Man
Gary Johnson (Glen Powell), a professor who moonlights as a fake hit man in police stings, starts to fall for a potential client.
Young Woman and the Sea
In 1926, competitive swimmer Trudy Ederle (Daisy Ridley) attempts to swim across the English Channel.
Unfrosted
Does Jerry Seinfeld's comedy about the invention of Pop-Tarts at all resemble the real-life Kellogg's / Post rivalry?
Unsung Hero
The film tells the story of the Smallbone Family, whose children grew up to become Christian pop superstars.
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
A British special forces team carries out "ungentlemanly" warfare against the Nazis.
Franklin
Michael Douglas portrays Benjamin Franklin, who at age 70 worked to secure the Franco-American Alliance.
Scoop
The Netflix movie chronicles Prince Andrew's infamous 2019 BBC interview about his ties to Jeffrey Epstein.
We Were the Lucky Ones
Members of a Jewish family each embark on their own path to safety during WWII, hoping to reunite again.
Arthur the King
Does this movie about a stray dog who tags along with an adventure racing team follow the facts of the story?
Cabrini
Italian immigrant Francesca Cabrini fights for better care for orphaned children living in the slums of New York.
Wicked Little Letters
When residents of an English town start to receive vulgar letters, they rush to blame an unruly Irish immigrant.
Ordinary Angels
A hairdresser rallies a community to help a widowed father save his critically ill daughter.
Masters of the Air
Does the series hit the target with regard to the facts about the 100th Bomb Group during WWII?
Society of the Snow
Does the truth survive in this movie about the 1972 Andes plane crash?
Ferrari
The Michael Mann film explores the life of Italian sports car mogul Enzo Ferrari (Adam Driver).
The Boys in the Boat
Meet the real group of working class boys who rowed their way to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
The Iron Claw
Does this movie about the Von Erich wrestling family deliver an iron claw to the truth?
Maestro
Is this movie about music conductor Leonard Bernstein and wife Felicia off-key when it comes to the truth?
Napoleon
Does Joaquin Phoenix accurately depict French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte?
Next Goal Wins
Thomas Rongen becomes the head coach of the infamously bad American Samoa soccer team.
Nyad
Annette Bening portrays long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, who attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida.
Pain Hustlers
Single mom Liza Drake finds success at a corrupt pharmaceutical start-up with a new opioid medication.
Killers of the Flower Moon
Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this story of the Osage Tribe Murders.
The Burial
Larger-than-life attorney Willie E. Gary fights to save the business of a funeral home owner.
Dumb Money
A computer nerd flips the script on Wall Street by driving up GameStop's stock value.
A Million Miles Away
Actor Michael Peña portrays José Hernández, a migrant farmworker who dreams of becoming an astronaut.
The Hill
Rickey Hill dreams of playing big league baseball despite a seemingly insurmountable medical condition.

UPCOMING MOVIES
February 2024
March 2024
Cabrini (3/8)
Manhunt (3/15)
One Life (3/15)
April 2024
Scoop (4/5)
Franklin (4/12)
May 2024
Unfrosted (5/3)
Sight (5/24)
June 2024
Hit Man (6/7)
Firebrand (6/14)
July 2024
Sing Sing (7/19)
August 2024
Reagan (8/30)
September 2024
Lee (9/27)
November 2024
Bonhoeffer (11/22)

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