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What Really Happened

Debunking
961 votersWhat Happened After These 13 Historical Movies Ended?When the credits roll on your average Hollywood blockbuster, the audience is left to speculate about what will happen after the he...
Historical Entertainment
1.7k votersTrue Stories That Were Too Ridiculous For Historical Movies To IncludeHistorical movies aren't history. It's common knowledge that movies based on historical events routinely omit facts, distort narra...
History
806.7k viewsBraveheart Might Be The Most Historically Inaccurate Movie Ever Made"They may take away our lives but they'll never take our freedom." William Wallace (Mel Gibson) may as well have added "freedom to...
Adventure Entertainment
357.4k views'Jaws' Was Inspired By The Matawan Man-Eater, And The True Story Is Even Scarier Than The MovieThere's no denying that the movie Jaws definitely made some beach-goers scared to go into the water. However, the story that inspi...
Entertainment
81.8k viewsEverything You Need To Know About The True Story That Inspired 'The Irishman'What happened to Jimmy Hoffa? How did he simply vanish one day, never to be heard from again? Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, set ...
Pop Culture
1.3m viewsWhat May Have Actually Happened At The Amityville HouseSince 1977, a lake house in Amityville, New York, has been the subject of multiple books, television programs, and almost 15 movie...
Debunking
254.2k viewsThe Story of the Real PocahontasThe real Pocahontas was nothing like the Pocahontas depicted in popular culture. The history of Pocahontas has been riddled with d...
Streaming
386.5k viewsHere's Everything 'The Crown' Just Got Straight-Up Wrong About HistoryNetflix’s The Crown is an addictive blend of pulp and prestige that charts Queen Elizabeth II's time on the throne. But how much o...
Horror
2.4m viewsThe True Story Behind 'The Conjuring' Is Even Creepier Than The MovieThe Conjuring, directed by James Wan, is one of the best horror films of the 21st century. It looks amazing, it plays on the audie...
Sports Movies
48.1k viewsThe Real-Life Historical Inspirations For 'A League of Their Own'When A League of Their Own was released in 1992, it brought attention to a women's professional baseball league that had disbanded...
Drama
6.7k viewsThe True Story Behind The Movie 'Argo'Iran and the United States have a tumultuous relationship that remains in turmoil today. After the CIA helped install Shah Mohamma...
Drama
59.8k views'A Beautiful Mind' Left Out A Lot About The Life And Relationships Of John NashThough A Beautiful Mind won four Oscars in 2002, including Best Picture, everything its creators omitted about the real life of Jo...
Entertainment
883.8k viewsAll The True Stories, People, And Crimes Referenced In Every Season Of 'American Horror Story'American Horror Story, the long-running FX horror anthology, is known for its intricate storytelling. How does the series weave to...
Debunking
109.8k viewsThings 'Apollo 13' Got Totally WrongSometimes, it's beneficial to have a friend around that sees beneath the surface of a film and points out some discrepancies. The ...
Historical Entertainment
1.1m viewsAll Of The Inaccuracies In 'Bohemian Rhapsody'Bohemian Rhapsody might make you sing, cheer, weep, and even squint in suspicion more than once. In fact, most of what happens in ...
Lifestyle
295.2k viewsThe True Story Behind 'Balto' Is Even More Intense Than The Animated FilmThe real story of Balto inspired the heart-warming animated film we all know and love. The movie, though, added quite a bit of a f...
Debunking
988k viewsThe Strange Case Of Lindy Chamberlain, Who Did Three Years' Hard Time After A Dingo Ate Her BabySince filmmakers released A Cry In The Dark in 1988, dozens of sitcoms and reality shows over the years have referenced the phrase...
Mystery Entertainment
99.5k viewsEverything ‘The Act’ Gets Wrong About The Dee Dee Blanchard CaseIn the realm of strange, twisted, and disturbing stories, the tragic tale of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her mother, Dee Dee, is as d...
Entertainment
39.5k viewsThe Real-Life Story Behind The Shipwreck Movie 'Adrift' Is Almost UnbelievableThe film Adrift (2018), starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, tells the story of two sailors who manage to survive some incre...
Weapons
169.8k viewsHistorical Inaccuracies In ‘American Sniper’Navy SEAL Chris Kyle earned the nickname "The Legend" for his service in Iraq. With 160 confirmed hits during the conflict, Kyle b...