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 ‘Moneyball’

And what came next: criticism of the way the movie depicts the real events and ignores many details. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘House of Gucci’

We break down everything you need to know about this infamous true-crime case. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘Queenpins’

The crime comedy is based on a counterfeit coupon empire that shocked law enforcement. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘The Last Picture Show’

A small town's gossip inspired Peter Bogdanovich's classic film. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’

Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield star as two televangelists who build a business empire. Read More

The Real Stories Behind Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’

Here are the real-life writers, editors, and true stories that inspired the movie. Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

In anticipation of the movie version, we look at the inspiration for the Broadway musical and the real impact the… Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘The Monster of Florence’

Antonio Banderas will star in a new TV series about the infamous Italian serial killer. For now, here's all you… Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘Zola’

The latest movie from director Janicza Bravo and A24 is about the most famous Twitter thread in history. Here's the… Read More