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 Real Story Behind ‘Cocaine Bear’

Yes, a bear actually did consumer millions of dollars worth of cocaine. Read More

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. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’

A real disc jockey inspired Robin Williams' classic character. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘Gangs of New York’

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

The Real Story Behind ‘The Wager’

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

The Real Story Behind ‘Five Days at Memorial’

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

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… Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘Angelyne’

Emmy Rossum stars as the enigmatic icon of Los Angeles. Read More

The True Story Behind ‘The Untouchables’

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