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The Last Duel: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Is this Ridley Scott movie about the last trial by combat in France historically accurate?
The Eyes of Tammy Faye: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does the movie preach the truth about televangelists Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker?
Worth: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Michael Keaton portrays Ken Feinberg, the man tasked with determining how much a 9/11 victim's life was worth.
Saving Private Ryan: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  We examine the historical accuracy of the acclaimed Steven Spielberg WWII movie starring Tom Hanks.
Dr. Death: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Did the series surgically remove the facts in retelling the story of neurosurgeon Dr. Christopher Duntsch, who maimed 33 of his 38 patients?
12 Mighty Orphans: History vs. Hollywood
Football  |  Does this inspirational football movie fumble when it comes to the facts?
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It | History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  We explore the story of possession and murder that inspired the horror movie.
Dream Horse: History vs. Hollywood
Sports  |  Does this rags-to-riches racehorse movie stay true to the documentary that inspired it?
Maid: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does the truth get washed away in this Netflix series about a struggling single mother who works as a maid?
Queenpins: History vs. Hollywood
Comedy  |  How accurate is this story of coupon counterfeiters?
Respect: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  We compare the Jennifer Hudson film to the Queen of Soul herself.
Joe Bell: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Mark Wahlberg portrays a father who embarks on a cross-country walk to help fight bullying after his son's suicide.
Good on Paper: History vs. Hollywood
Comedy  |  How much of this Netflix movie is based on comedian Iliza Shlesinger's real-life lying ex-boyfriend?
Fatherhood: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does this movie about a suddenly widowed father (Kevin Hart) remain true to Matt Logelin's real-life story?
Blue Miracle: History vs. Hollywood
Sports  |  A skipper teams up with a group of orphans to compete in a world-famous fishing competition that could save the orphanage.
Concrete Cowboy: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  How much of this Netflix movie about an urban cowboy reconnecting with his troubled son is based in fact?


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The Last Duel
Does this Ridley Scott movie about France's last official trial by combat take liberties with history?
Maid
Does the truth get washed away in this series about a struggling single mother?
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Does the movie preach the facts regarding televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker?
Queenpins
How accurate is this comedy about two women who create a multimillion dollar coupon scam?
Worth
Attorney Ken Feinberg (Michael Keaton) must figure out how much each 9/11 victim's life is worth.
Saving Private Ryan
How accurate is the acclaimed Steven Spielberg WWII movie?
Respect
We compare the Jennifer Hudson movie to the real-life Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
Joe Bell
A father embarks on a cross-country walk to raise awareness of bullying after his son commits suicide.
Dr. Death
The series examines the crimes of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, aka Dr. Death.
Good on Paper
Comedian Iliza Shlesinger based this comedy on her own relationship disaster.
12 Mighty Orphans
Is the truth left on the sidelines in this story of a football coach who leads a group of orphans to victory?
Fatherhood
Does this story of a widowed father (Kevin Hart) raising his daughter stick to the facts?
Blue Miracle
Does this story of an orphanage entering a fishing tournament leave the facts stranded at sea?
Dream Horse
A barmaid convinces her small-town neighbors to help fund a racehorse in hopes of it becoming a champion.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
We explore the real-life possession and murder that inspired The Conjuring 3.
Concrete Cowboy
Is this story about an urban cowboy who reconnects with his rebellious son based in fact?
The Serpent
Does this miniseries about serial killer Charles Sobhraj accurately depict the real-life killings?
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
How much of this music-driven drama is based on the real blues singer Ma Rainey?
The Mauritanian
A man is held without charges at Guantanamo as an attorney (Jodie Foster) fights for his freedom.
The Courier
How much fiction is smuggled into this story about Cold War spy Greville Wynne?
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
How much of this Billie Holiday biopic is in tune with the real-life jazz singer?
Judas and the Black Messiah
Are the facts preserved in this story of slain Black Panther Fred Hampton?
Minamata
Does this story of photojournalist W. Eugene Smith accurately capture the Minamata disaster?
The Dig
Does the truth get buried in this story of the Sutton Hoo archaeological dig?
Penguin Bloom
After an accident leaves a mother paralyzed, the family cares for an injured magpie, which helps them heal.
Our Friend
When a couple receives devastating news, a friend arrives to help, but is the story in line with the truth?
Safety
Are the facts left on the bench in this tale of a college football player who takes custody of his brother?

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