MOVIES BASED ON TRUE STORIES | HEADLINES

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?
Togo: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does this sled dog movie stay on course with the facts?
The Irishman: History vs. Hollywood
Gangster  |  Martin Scorsese directs Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in a movie that attempts to answer who killed Jimmy Hoffa, but should we believe a story that's riddled with holes?
Ford v Ferrari: History vs. Hollywood
Sports  |  How much of this car racing film is fiction?
Harriet: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Is this action movie a factual depiction of Harriet Tubman's life?
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?
Richard Jewell: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  Where does this story about a wrongfully accused American hero veer from the facts?
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Does too much fiction cloud the neighborhood in this Mister Rogers movie starring Tom Hanks?
Midway: History vs. Hollywood
War  |  Is director Roland Emmerich's version of the Battle of Midway true to history?
The Current War: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse battle over whose current will power America, but does the story fail to stay plugged in to the truth?


LATEST ADDITIONS

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.
Skin
A young man taken in by a group of skinheads decides to shed that part of his life, but is the story accurate?
When They See Us
The Netflix miniseries presents a searing tale of racial injustice while distorting the truth.
Chernobyl
Does this HBO miniseries about the Chernobyl disaster deliver a heavy does of fiction or fact?
Rocketman
Does this Elton John biopic contain too much fantasy and not enough fact?
The Act
How accurate is this story of a mother who keeps her daughter captive by fake illnesses?
Tolkien
The film explores the formative years of author J.R.R. Tolkien.

UPCOMING MOVIES
October 2019
November 2019
Harriet (11/1)
Midway (11/8)
The Irishman (11/27)
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)
The Banker (3/20)
Self Made (3/20)
May 2020
June 2020
Greyhound (6/12)
September 2020

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