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.
Does this Steven Spielberg movie peddle too much fiction?
What details were inspired by director Greta Gerwig's life?
Does the movie stack the deck with too much fiction?
The Greatest Showman:
Was P.T. Barnum really a champion for tolerance?
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?
Is this Thurgood Marshall movie guilty of too much fiction?
Victoria and Abdul:
Was Queen Victoria really a champion against racial intolerance?
Is this drug smuggling movie laced with fiction?
Battle of the Sexes:
Does this tennis movie serve up the truth?
Is this Boston Marathon survivor movie weakened by fiction?
The Glass Castle:
Does the movie stay faithful to the memoir?
How factual is this civil rights movie?
Does the truth become a casualty in this WWII movie?
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?
We bite into the truth behind this military dog movie.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword:
Was King Arthur an actual person?
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.
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?
Is this gunrunning movie armed with the truth?
We mined the movie for the facts.
The Bye Bye Man:
Is there any truth to this horror tale?
Does this Boston Marathon bombing movie align itself with the facts?
Does this movie about female NASA pioneers jettison the facts from the story?
Does this Netflix series about Queen Elizabeth II remain loyal to the truth?
Casino, Notorious, American Gangster,
Patch Adams (more at right)...
MOVIES BASED ON BOOKS
2018 Movie Reading! Browse the
Is the book always better than the movie? Browse our list
of books that are being adapted for the big screen.
|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 - 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 - 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 ]|
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:
Movie Poster Lightboxes
All Eyez on Me
Battle of the Sexes
Beauty and the Beast
Big Lebowski, The
Big Short, The
Big Sick, The
Bleed for This
Blind Side, The
Bling Ring, The
Boys Don't Cry
Bridge of Spies
Bye Bye Man, The
Case for Christ, The
Catch Me If You Can
Charlie Wilson's War
Conjuring 2, The
Danish Girl, The
Devil Wears Prada, The
Disappointments Room, The
Disaster Artist, The
Dragon: The Bruce Lee
Eddie the Eagle
End of the Tour, The
Exorcism of Emily Rose
Finest Hours, The
Florence Foster Jenkins
Free State of Jones
Glass Castle, The
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Greatest Showman, The
Hands of Stone
Haunting in Connecticut
I Saw the Light
Imitation Game, The
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
League of Their
Lost City of Z, The
Man Who Invented Christmas, The
Men of Honor
Miracles from Heaven
Mothman Prophecies, The
My All American
Not Without My Daughter
Only the Brave
Pain & Gain
Passion of the Christ,
People v. O.J. Simpson, The
Pursuit of Happyness, The
Queen of Katwe
Remember the Titans
Social Network, The
Straight Outta Compton
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Theory of Everything, The
United Kingdom, A
Victoria & Abdul
Walk the Line
Woman in Gold
Zookeepers Wife, The
...more reel faces coming
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