MOVIES BASED ON TRUE STORIES | HEADLINES

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.
Mrs. America: History vs. Hollywood
Political  |  Hollywood takes aim at conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, but is its depiction the truth?
Sergio: History vs. Hollywood
Political  |  Meet the real Sergio Vieira de Mello, a top U.N. diplomat who became trapped in rubble after a terrorist attack.
Lost Girls: History vs. Hollywood
Serial Killer  |  Meet the real mother who started her own investigation into her missing daughter, whose disappearance could be linked to a serial killer.
I Still Believe: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Find out if Jeremy Camp's real-life story of love and loss is in sync with the movie.
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Other  |  In this episode, we reveal 20 true story movies that will be released in 2020.
Just Mercy: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Do the facts prevail in this story of an attorney who fights for the life of a wrongfully convicted black man on Death Row?
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?
Bad Education: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Meet the real people behind the Roslyn School District embezzlement scandal.
Tiger King: Fact vs. Fiction
Crime  |  The Netflix documentary is arguably filled with as much fiction as most biopics. Find out what's true and what's not.
Self Made: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Meet the real entrepreneur who rejuvenated women's hair and made a fortune.
For Life: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  We reveal which parts of this courtroom drama are fictional.
The Last Full Measure: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Does truth prevail in this story of a hero pararescueman denied the Medal of Honor?
1917: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  How much of this Sam Mendes' WWI movie was inspired by his grandfather's experience in the war?


LATEST ADDITIONS

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?
Midway
Is director Roland Emmerich's version of the WWII Battle of Midway accurate?
Harriet
Harriet Tubman frees dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad, but is the biopic factual?
The Current War
Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse face off to see whose electrical current will power the world.
Downton Abbey
Which parts of the Downton Abbey movie are true to history?
Dolemite Is My Name
Was Rudy Ray Moore's life really that outrageous?
Judy
A look at the life of legendary performer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger).
Hustlers
Strip club employees scam their Wall Street clients, but how much of it happened in real life?
The Farewell
A family finds out the grandma is dying and decides to keep it from her. How much of this lie is true?
Brian Banks
An standout football player's NFL dreams are suspended after he's falsely accused of rape and sent to prison.

UPCOMING MOVIES
December 2019
Bombshell (12/20)
Togo (12/20)
1917 (12/25)
January 2020
Just Mercy (1/10)
February 2020
For Life (2/11)
Burden (2/28)
March 2020
Lost Girls (3/13)
Tiger King (3/20)
The Banker (3/20)
Self Made (3/20)
April 2020
Sergio (4/17)
May 2020
Capone (5/12)
The Great (5/15)
Seberg (5/15)
June 2020
September 2020
Unknown 2020

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