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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.

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?

Featured Additions: Casino, Notorious, American Gangster, Patch Adams (more at right)...


MOVIES BASED ON BOOKS
2017 Movie Reading!
Browse the list here.
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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Adaptation
All Eyez on Me
American Gangster
American Hustle
American Made
American Sniper
Annabelle
Annabelle: Creation
Anthropoid
Antwone Fisher
Argo
Battle of the Sexes
Beauty and the Beast
Bessie
Big Eyes
Big Lebowski, The
Big Short, The
Big Sick, The
Black Mass
Bleed for This
Blind Side, The
Bling Ring, The
Bloodsport
Boardwalk Empire
Boys Don't Cry
Breach
Bridge of Spies
Bye Bye Man, The
Calendar Girls
Captive
Case for Christ, The
Casino
Catch Me If You Can
Charlie Wilson's War
Concussion
Conjuring, The
Conjuring 2, The
Crown, The
Danish Girl, The
Danny Collins
Deepwater Horizon
Detroit
Devil Wears Prada, The
Disappointments Room, The
Donnie Brasco
Dragon: The Bruce Lee
Story
Dunkirk
Eddie the Eagle
End of the Tour, The
Entourage
Erin Brockovich
Everest
Exorcism of Emily Rose
Fighter, The
Finding Neverland
Finest Hours, The
Florence Foster Jenkins
Founder, The
Foxcatcher
Free State of Jones
Freedom Writers
Frida
Genius
Glass Castle, The
Gold
Goodfellas
Gridiron Gang
Hacksaw Ridge
Hands of Stone
Happy Valley
Haunting in Connecticut
Hidden Figures
Hollywoodland
Hoosiers
Hours, The
Hurricane, The
I Saw the Light
Imitation Game, The
Infiltrator, The
Invincible
Jaws
Joy
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
League of Their Own, A
Lion
Lost City of Z, The
Loving
Marshall
McFarland, USA
Megan Leavey
Men of Honor
Miracle
Miracles from Heaven
Monster
Mothman Prophecies, The
My All American
Not Without My Daughter
Notorious
Pain & Gain
Passion of the Christ, The
Patch Adams
Patriots Day
Pawn Sacrifice
People v. O.J. Simpson, The
Pianist, The
Promise, The
Public Enemies
Pursuit of Happyness, The
Queen of Katwe
Race
Radio
Remember the Titans
Revenant, The
Rite, The
Rookie, The
Rudy
Schindler's List
Seabiscuit
Social Network, The
Soul Surfer
Spotlight
Steve Jobs
Straight Outta Compton
Stronger
Sully
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Texas Rising
Theory of Everything, The
Titanic
Unbroken
United 93
United Kingdom, A
Victoria & Abdul
Walk, The
Walk the Line
War Dogs
Wild
Woman in Gold
Zodiac
Zookeepers Wife, The

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