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

A League Of Their Own Real Story

The Real Story Behind ‘A League of Their Own’

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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’

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Emmy Rossum stars as the enigmatic icon of Los Angeles.

The Untouchables True Story

The True Story Behind ‘The Untouchables’

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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’

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

Under The Banner Of Heaven Real Story

The Real Story Behind ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’

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Andrew Garfield stars as a detective investigating a horrific double murder by religious extremists.

A Very British Scandal Real Story

The Real Story Behind ‘A Very British Scandal’

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The BBC miniseries centers on one of the most shocking divorces in British history.

A Few Good Men Courtroom

The Real Story Behind ‘A Few Good Men’

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A group of ex-Navy lawyers each claim they served as the inspiration for Tom Cruise’s Lt. Kaffee.

The Staircase Firth

The Real Story Behind ‘The Staircase’

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The new true-crime drama series depicts the shocking story of Michael and Kathleen Peterson.

Gaslit Series Julia Roberts and Sean Penn

The Real Story Behind ‘Gaslit’

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Julia Roberts and Sean Penn star as Martha Mitchell and former US Attorney General John Mitchell in this lesser known story about the Watergate scandal.