Real Stories

Real Stories is an ongoing series about the true stories behind movies and TV shows. It’s that simple.

Browse the full Real Stories archive below

The Assassination Of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Real Story

The Real Story Behind ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’


A look at what really happened with the characters of Andrew Dominik’s 2007 Western epic.

Good Morning Vietnam Real Story

The Real Story Behind ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’


A real disc jockey inspired Robin Williams’ classic character.

Gangs Of New York

The Real Story Behind ‘Gangs of New York’


A look at some of the real people and events behind Martin Scorsese’s 2002 epic.

Scorsese and DiCaprio: The Real Story Behind The Wager

The Real Story Behind ‘The Wager’


Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio reunite for this tale of mutiny on the high seas.

Five Days At Memorial

The Real Story Behind ‘Five Days at Memorial’


The new miniseries from Apple details the impossible decisions faced by doctors during Hurricane Katrina.

A League Of Their Own Real Story

The Real Story Behind ‘A League of Their Own’


To mark the 30th anniversary of the film’s release, here is a look at the real story behind A League of Their Own.

Angelyne Series Real Story

The Real Story Behind ‘Angelyne’


Emmy Rossum stars as the enigmatic icon of Los Angeles.

The Untouchables True Story

The True Story Behind ‘The Untouchables’


Brian De Palma’s 1987 classic plays fast and loose with the facts of Al Capone’s downfall.

Candy Real Story Hulu Series

The Real Story Behind ‘Candy’


Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey star in this retelling of the famous ax-killing.