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80 for Brady: History vs. Hollywood
Comedy  |  Does this football movie about four superfan seniors fumble when it comes to the facts?
Dog Gone: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Do the facts go missing too in this story of a father and son who search for their lost dog along the Appalachian Trail?
Cocaine Bear: History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  How much of this story of a 500-pound black bear that goes on a murderous rampage after eating cocaine is based on real events?
Devotion: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Does this film about the first black Navy pilot stick to the facts of Jesse Brown's story?
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story - History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Like how Weird Al parodied songs, this over-the-top music biopic parodies the genre.
Till: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  After 14-year-old Emmett Till is brutally murdered for the color of his skin, his mother refuses to let the country turn a blind eye.
The Greatest Beer Run Ever: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  How much of this movie about a man who takes beer to his friends serving in Vietnam is based in reality?
Bandit: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Did notorious bank robber Gilbert Galvan (Josh Duhamel) really pull off 59 heists?
True Spirit: History vs. Hollywood
Sports  |  Do the facts stay afloat in this story of a 16-year-old sailor who circumnavigates the globe?
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody - History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Actress Naomi Ackie depicts one of the most iconic singers of our time, but is the movie's story in line with reality?
Emancipation: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does this story of a runaway slave (Will Smith) get bogged down by too much fiction?
The Fabelmans: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Steven Spielberg directs a movie inspired by his youth as a budding filmmaker, but how much of it is true to his life?
The Good Nurse: History vs. Hollywood
Serial Killer  |  Is the truth injected into this film about a real-life nurse who secretly kills hundreds of patients?
The Watcher: History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  Is the real-life stalker story as disturbing as the miniseries?
Blonde: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  We explain how the Netflix movie distorts or outright fabricates various moments in Marilyn Monroe's life.
The Woman King: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  How much of the Kingdom of Dahomey's troubling history is brought to light in the movie?


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80 for Brady
Four seniors decide to make it their mission to attend the Super Bowl and meet Tom Brady.
True Spirit
16-year-old Jessica Watson tries to become the youngest person to sail solo and nonstop around the world.
Dog Gone
A father and son search for their dog that went missing along the Appalachian Trail.
Cocaine Bear
A 500-pound black bear consumes a duffel bag full of cocaine, which sends it on a drug-fueled killing spree.
Emancipation
A runaway slave named Peter (Will Smith) tries to make his way through the Louisiana swamps to the Union Army.
Devotion
Two U.S. Navy pilots develop a bond of brotherhood as they fly combat missions in the Korean War.
The Fabelmans
A Jewish boy falls in love with filmmaking in this semi-autobiographical story of Steven Spielberg.
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Daniel Radcliffe is parody musician Weird Al Yankovic in this satirical biopic.
The Good Nurse
Meet the real nurse who discovered her coworker and good friend was secretly killing patients.
Till
The film tells the story of the lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till and his mother's subsequent fight for justice.
The Watcher
A family moves into their dream home only to start being harassed by someone obsessed with the home.
The Greatest Beer Run Ever
A man decides to bring beer to his childhood friends serving in Vietnam.
Blonde
The film is a heavily fictionalized and nightmarish look at the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.
Bandit
Did the Flying Bandit really carry out 59 bank and jewelry store heists?
The Woman King
Does the movie tell the whole story of the Kingdom of Dahomey and its female warriors?
Gigi & Nate
A paralyzed young man finds hope through his primate friend, but how much of the film is monkey business?
Breaking
A veteran with PTSD enters a bank claiming he has a bomb and demands the VA pay him $892.
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?
Five Days at Memorial
The series examines the controversial events at Memorial Medical Center during Hurricane Katrina.
Thirteen Lives
Does the truth emerge unscathed in this Ron Howard film about the Tham Luang cave rescue?
Black Bird
A prison inmate (Taron Egerton) befriends a suspected serial killer to try and get a confession.
Jerry and Marge Go Large
A couple facing retirement discover a lottery loophole and win millions.
Elvis
The film focuses on the life of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler) and the role of his manager, Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).
Top Gun: Maverick
How realistic is the sequel? We examine the flying, the pilots, and the plot.
Trees of Peace
Four women hide beneath a floor for months in an attempt to survive the Rwandan genocide.
The Staircase
The HBO Max series focuses on novelist Michael Peterson (Colin Firth), who was accused of killing his wife.

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This Day in History
February 1: David Foster Wallace's novel Infinite Jest, a 1,079-page satire about the entertainment culture in America, was published on this day in 1996.
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