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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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 Watch "The Dig: History vs. Hollywood"
Drama  |  In this episode, we unearth the facts buried amongst the fiction in the movie The Dig starring Ralph Fiennes.
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Is this story that's centered around blues singer Ma Rainey based on actual events?
The Courier: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  We sift through this Benedict Cumberbatch spy thriller to uncover what is fact and what is fiction.
Judas and the Black Messiah: History vs. Hollywood
Political  |  Black Panther Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) is betrayed by FBI informant William O'Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) in a movie that tries to stick relatively closely to the facts.
The Dig: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Do the facts get buried in this story of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time?
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?
The Serpent: History vs. Hollywood
Serial Killer  |  Do the facts survive in this story of serial killer Charles Sobhraj?
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 How Special Effects Were Done in Silent Movies
Other  |  Find out how various silent movies pulled off some amazing special effects.
The Mauritanian: History vs. Hollywood
Political  |  Jodie Foster portrays a lawyer who fights to free an uncharged Gitmo detainee, but is the case the movie presents accurate?
The United States vs. Billie Holiday: History vs. Hollywood
Music  |  Is the movie's implication that the government killed Billie Holiday accurate?
Minamata: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does this story of photojournalist W. Eugene Smith (Johnny Depp) accurately capture the Minamata atrocity?
Penguin Bloom: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  An injured magpie helps to bring a mother out of despair in the wake of a tragic accident.


LATEST ADDITIONS

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?
Mank
Does David Fincher's story of the writing of Citizen Kane stick to the facts?
All My Life
A couple rushes their wedding plans after the husband-to-be is diagnosed with cancer.
Hillbilly Elegy
Does Ron Howard's film about J.D. Vance's difficult upbringing in Appalachia stay true to his memoir?
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.

UPCOMING MOVIES
December 2020
Safety (12/11)
January 2021
Our Friend (1/22)
The Dig (1/29)
February 2021
Minamata (2/5)
Young Rock (2/16)
Joe Bell (2/19)
Nomadland (2/19)
March 2021
April 2021
May 2021
Halston (5/14)
Axis Sally (5/28)
Oslo (5/29)
June 2021
Fatherhood (6/18)
Lansky (6/25)
August 2021
Respect (8/13)
October 2021

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