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At ChasingtheFrog we research the real stories behind some of the most popular (and not so popular) Hollywood films.

Browse our True Stories section to discover the realities behind movies based on true stories. Are they fact or fiction? We pit history vs. Hollywood to bring you the answers.



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MOVIES BASED ON TRUE STORIES
Meet the real people behind Movies Based on True Stories.

Outlaw King: Does this story of Robert the Bruce betray the facts?
22 July: What fiction has been added to this story of the Norway attacks?
Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Does this story of an author-turned-literary forger stick to the facts?
Beautiful Boy: Is this story of drug abuse addicted to preserving the truth?
The Old Man & the Gun: Meet the real bank robber behind the movie.
Operation Finale: Did the real capture of the former Nazi unfold like in the movie?
Bohemian Rhapsody: Is it the real story, or is it just fantasy?
A Prayer Before Dawn: Are the facts on display in this story of a boxer locked up in a brutal Thai prison?
White Boy Rick: Does this story of a 14-year-old FBI informant betray the facts?
BlacKkKlansman: We investigate the real-life story that inspired the Spike Lee movie.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Meet the real people who will be depicted in the movie.
Slender Man: Is the horror movie rooted in fact or Internet fiction?
The Nun: The movie isn't true but its demon Valak is found in mythology.
First Man: A look at the real story of Neil Armstrong vs. the movie's version.
Tag: Is this decades-long game of tag exaggerated for the movie?
Adrift: Is the truth lost at sea in this survival movie?
I Can Only Imagine: Does this movie about the backstory of the hit song ring true?
The 15:17 to Paris: The real heroes star, but does that mean it's more accurate?
Darkest Hour: There are several inaccuracies in the Winston Churchill biopic.
12 Strong: We infiltrate the real story and compare it to the movie?
The Post: Does this Steven Spielberg movie peddle too much fiction?
Lady Bird: What details were inspired by director Greta Gerwig's life?
Molly's Game: Does the movie stack the deck with too much fiction?
The Greatest Showman: Was P.T. Barnum really a champion for tolerance?
I, Tonya: Does it get a perfect score for historical accuracy?
The Disaster Artist: Does this film about the worst movie ever made stick to the facts?
The Man Who Invented Christmas: Does this story of the writing of A Christmas Carol add too much fiction?
Goodbye Christopher Robin: Is this Pooh origin story stuffed with too much fiction?
Only the Brave: Does the truth get lost in the smoke in this wildfire movie?
Marshall: Is this Thurgood Marshall movie guilty of too much fiction?
Victoria and Abdul: Was Queen Victoria really a champion against racial intolerance?
American Made: Is this drug smuggling movie laced with fiction?
Battle of the Sexes: Does this tennis movie serve up the truth?
Stronger: Is this Boston Marathon survivor movie weakened by fiction?
The Glass Castle: Does the movie stay faithful to the memoir?
Detroit: How factual is this civil rights movie?
Dunkirk: Does the truth become a casualty in this WWII movie?
Happy Valley: See images of Al Pacino as Joe Paterno.
The Big Sick: We examine the romantic comedy and separate fiction from fact.
All Eyez on Me: Does this Tupac biopic stay in rhythm with the truth?
Megan Leavey: We bite into the truth behind this military dog movie.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword: Was King Arthur an actual person?
The Promise: How close is the movie to the actual Armenian Genocide?
The Lost City of Z: We explored the movie for fiction. Here's what we found.
Annabelle: Creation: Is there any truth to this horror sequel?
The Case for Christ: A look at the real guy who tried to disprove Christ.
The Zookeeper's Wife: Meet the heroic couple and the Nazi who betrayed them.
Beauty and the Beast: Did you know that the Disney movie was inspired by a real couple?
A United Kingdom: Does this interracial marriage story stay faithful to the facts?
War Dogs: Is this gunrunning movie armed with the truth?
Gold: We mined the movie for the facts.
The Bye Bye Man: Is there any truth to this horror tale?
Patriots Day: Does this Boston Marathon bombing movie align itself with the facts?
Hidden Figures: Does this movie about female NASA pioneers jettison the facts from the story?
The Crown: Does this Netflix series about Queen Elizabeth II remain loyal to the truth?

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MOVIES BASED ON BOOKS
2018 Movie Reading!
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Is the book always better than the movie? Browse our list of books that are being adapted for the big screen.

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

WORLD WAR Z (2013) (Zombie, Horror, Apocalypse, War, Outbreak, Adaptation)

PLOT: A decade after the Zombie War, Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), an agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission, travels the world trying to find a way to stop the zombie pandemic that is collapsing governments and wiping out armies. AUTHOR: Max Brooks


Books To Be Movies: Devil's Knot, Serena, Syrup, The Great Gatsby, The Monuments Men, more...


MOVIE VILLAINS UNMASKED
Get to know the actors underneath the masks.
Michael Myers unmaskedMichael Myers - Tony Moran's agent apologized to him for not having anything more to offer than the part of a psycho in a low-budget horror movie. It was a film that would go on to gross over $75 million and make Moran an elusive legend among horror fans everywhere.
Darth Vader unmaskedDarth Vader - The ultimate movie villain unmasked. Meet the actors underneath the suit. Learn more about Sebastian Shaw, the face of Darth Vader. Watch Star Wars movie trailers and short films, buy posters, and more. [ Meet Darth Vader ]


MOVIE GALLERIES
The perfect attire for movie lovers, our handpicked selection of movie and TV show Ts let you bring home a piece of your favorite movies. From Harry Potter to Scarface, we scour the internet to find the best Ts available, with new galleries added weekly.



     

Check out some of our great TV and movie Ts listed below:

24
30 Rock
Addams Family
Alfred Hitchcock
Alice in Wonderland
Anchorman
Avatar
Back to the Future
Bambi
Batman
Battlestar Galactica
Beauty and the Beast
Beavis and Butthead
Big Bang Theory
Big Lebowski
Boardwalk Empire
Boondock Saints
Borat
Breaking Dawn
Bruce Lee
Camp Rock
Captain Spaulding
Care Bears
Cars
Christmas Story
Christmas Vacation
Cosby Show
CSI
Daria
Dexter
Dirty Dancing
Dirty Jobs
Donnie Darko
Dr. Seuss
Dukes of Hazzard
Dumb and Dumber
Eastbound and Down
Eclipse
Elf
Elvis
Entourage
Family Guy
Fear and Loathing
Fight Club
Friday the 13th
Frozen
Full House
G.I. Joe
Game of Thrones
Ghostbusters
Glee
Godfather
Golden Girls
Goonies
Gossip Girl
Green Lantern
Grey's Anatomy
Halloween
Hangover
Hangover 2
Hannah Montana
Harry Potter
Hello Kitty
Heroes
High School Musical
Hills
Home Alone
Hot in Cleveland
Hot Tub Time Machine
House
How I Met Your Mother
Hunger Games
I Love Lucy
iCarly
Indiana Jones
Iron Man
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Johnny Cash
Jonas Brothers
Juno
Karate Kid
Laguna Beach
Little Mermaid
Little Miss
Lost
Marilyn Monroe
Married with Children
Miami Ink
Michael Jackson
Monk
Monty Python
More Cowbell
Mr. Men
My Name is Earl
Napoleon Dynamite
New Moon
Nightmare Before Christmas
Nightmare on Elm Street
Office
Office Space
Old School
Once Upon a Time
Peanuts
Peter Pan
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pulp Fiction
Punisher
Rambo
Rocky
Roseanne
Saved by the Bell
Saw
Scarface
Scrubs
Seinfeld
Sesame Street
Sex and the City
Simpsons
Smurfs
Snoopy
Snow White
Sopranos
Speed Racer
Spider-Man
Star Trek
Star Wars
Step Brothers
Superbad
Superman
Switched at Birth
Talladega Nights
Terminator
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
There Will Be Blood
Thor
TMNT
Top Gun
Toy Story
Transformers
Tron
True Blood
Twilight
UFC
Ugly Betty
Vampire Diaries
Walking Dead
Where the Wild Things Are
Zombieland




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