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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?
Breaking: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Is this story of a desperate veteran who takes hostages in a bank based on the facts?
A League of Their Own: History vs. Hollywood
Baseball  |  We've updated our research comparing the Tom Hanks movie to the real All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
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?
Gigi & Nate: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  How much of this movie about a paralyzed young man who finds hope through a service monkey is based on the actual story?
Five Days at Memorial: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  A hospital's doctors and staff are accused of euthanizing patients during Hurricane Katrina.
Thirteen Lives: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Do the facts emerge unscathed in this Ron Howard movie about the Tham Luang cave rescue?


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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.
Candy
The Hulu miniseries explores the killing of Betty Gore by friend Candy Montgomery (Jessica Biel).
Operation Mincemeat
To trick the Nazis, the British place fake documents on a corpse posing as an officer. Is the WWII movie accurate?
The Survivor
Does this story of a Holocaust survivor who boxed fellow prisoners keep the facts in the ring?
We Own This City
This HBO miniseries chronicles the corruption surrounding the Baltimore PD's Gun Trace Task Force.
Father Stu
Boxer-turned-actor Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg) is drawn to the priesthood after a near-fatal accident.