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

Tick Tick Boom True Story

The Real Story Behind ‘tick, tick … BOOM!’


Andrew Garfield stars in the musical directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Belfast Movies True Story

The Real Story Behind Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Belfast’


The award-winning film is based on the years before Branagh’s family fled Northern Ireland amidst the violence known as the Troubles.


The Real Story Behind ‘Moneyball’


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

House Of Gucci true story

The Real Story Behind ‘House of Gucci’


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

Queenpins True

The Real Story Behind ‘Queenpins’


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

The Last Picture Show

The Real Story Behind ‘The Last Picture Show’


A small town’s gossip inspired Peter Bogdanovich’s classic film.

The Eyes Of Tammy Faye Jessica Chastain

The Real Story Behind ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’


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

The French Dispatch True Stories And Characters

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


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

Dear Evan Hansen true story

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 show has already had.