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2 Hearts: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Two love stories unfolding in different decades converge, but how closely does the film stick to the truth?
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The Right Stuff Series: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does the Disney+ astronaut TV series leave the truth on the launchpad?
The Outpost: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Does this story of an outnumbered group of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan stick to the facts?
Greyhound: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Which aspects of the Tom Hanks naval thriller are rooted in history?
Zodiac: History vs. Hollywood
Serial Killer  |  Does this serial killer movie stick to the facts? We examine the film and feature an interview with a survivor.
Military Wives: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  How much fiction invades this story of soldiers' wives who start a choir?
Soul Surfer: History vs. Hollywood
Sports  |  Soul Surfer comes to Netflix. We explore the real-life shark attack that inspired the film.
Clouds: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Is Disney+'s version of Zach Sobiech's story in tune with the truth?
The Trial of the Chicago 7: History vs. Hollywood
Political  |  Aaron Sorkin's latest directorial effort is a one-sided take on a two-sided series of events surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
The One and Only Ivan: History vs. Hollywood
Comedy  |  Meet the real gorilla that inspired the movie.
Hamilton: The Musical vs. History
Music  |  Is Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical in line with history?
Waco: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Is this miniseries about the Waco siege factual or fictional?
Casino: History vs. Hollywood
Gangster  |  Two best friends clash over a woman and how to run a casino, but how much of this Martin Scorsese movie happened?
Public Enemies: History vs. Hollywood
Gangster  |  How accurate is this John Dillinger biopic that's now on Netflix?
Capone: History vs. Hollywood
Gangster  |  Did Al Capone fake his cognitive decline?


LATEST ADDITIONS

2 Hearts
The stories of two couples intersect when tragedy strikes, but how much is based on the real couples?
Clouds
Is this Disney+ movie about a teen musician battling cancer in tune with the truth?
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Is Aaron Sorkin's film too polarized in its perspective of the Chicago Seven?
The Right Stuff
How accurate is this Disney+ TV adaptation of Tom Wolfe's book about John Glenn and the space race?
The One and Only Ivan
The Disney+ movie tells the story of a 400-pound silverback gorilla named Ivan who is confined in a suburban shopping mall with other animals.
The Outpost
How accurate is this story of a small force of U.S. soldiers who defend their outpost from hundreds of Taliban?
Hamilton
How accurate is Broadway's biography of Alexander Hamilton?
Greyhound
Based on a novel, the Tom Hanks film was inspired by a real-life WWII battle.
Waco
Authorities lay siege to religious leader David Koresh's Branch Davidian compound in 1993.
Military Wives
Military spouses and girlfriends form a choir that becomes a global sensation, but does the film stay in harmony with the truth?
Capone
Is it possible that Al Capone was faking dementia to get out of prison?
Mrs. America
Hollywood finds the villain in conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, but is it the truth?
Bad Education
Hugh Jackman portrays Frank Tassone, the superintendent at the heart of the Long Island school scandal.
Sergio
UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello finds himself in a perilous situation in the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq.
Tiger King
This wildly popular Netflix documentary tells the at-times exaggerated story of big-cat zoo operator Joe Exotic.
Lost Girls
We compare the Netflix series to Shannan Gilbert's real-life disappearance.
Self Made
Meet the real African American hair-care entrepreneur behind the rags-to-riches story.
I Still Believe
The story of singer/songwriter Jeremy Camp and his experience with love and loss early in his career.
For Life
How much of the ABC TV series For Life is rooted in fact?
The Last Full Measure
Is this story about an Air Force pararescueman's heroism true to history?
Just Mercy
Does this story of an attorney who fights to free a black man on Death Row perjure itself with too much fiction?
1917
Two WWI soldiers are tasked with delivering a message that could save hundreds of lives, but did it happen?
Togo
Meet the real sled dog who helped save Nome from a diphtheria epidemic.
Richard Jewell
The media got Richard Jewell wrong, but does Clint Eastwood get his story right?
The Irishman
Robert De Niro and Al Pacino star in a film about the man who supposedly killed Jimmy Hoffa, but is the movie a lie?
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Is the Tom Hanks Mister Rogers movie filled with too much fiction?
Ford v Ferrari
Does this car racing movie about the 1966 Le Mans rivalry leave the truth in the dust?

UPCOMING MOVIES
April 2020
Sergio (4/17)
May 2020
Capone (5/12)
The Great (5/15)
Seberg (5/15)
June 2020
July 2020
Hamilton (7/3)
Greyhound (7/10)
August 2020
Tesla (8/21)
Fatima (8/28)
September 2020
I Am Woman (9/11)
October 2020
Clouds (10/16)
2 Hearts (10/16)
November 2020
Stardust (11/27)
December 2020
Respect (12/30)
June 2021

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