It's interesting whenever you watch a biopic or a movie about a historical event. They can be engaging and inspiring, knowing that real human beings persevered through difficult circumstances, even becoming heroes. These can be great stories, stories that grant people belief in the human spirit. However, Hollywood doesn't like to let the truth get in the way of a good story.

Whenever you see the phrase “based on the true story,” the key word is “based.” Hollywood does a lot to cover up certain details about people or events in biopics so the audience can root for someone without needing to feel conflicted about the people or the issues at hand. There are moments when the hero of the movie wasn't so much of a hero in their real life. Or that the villain(s) of the movie may not have been as bad as you were lead to believe.

Cracked readers got together to share about some “based on true events” stories that are anything but true:

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How Stella Got Her Groove Back is the true story of a 40-year-old woman who hooks up with a 20-year-old Jamaican man and finds love. The real life end

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The mixed-race rugby team in Invictus that defied racism and became world champions was surprisingly racist. The actual South African team had serious

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50% of the birds in the documentary Winged Creative Migration were trained Getty birds, raised by the Photo: filmmakers and taught to fly in formation

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from the The exciting escape of Music, Sound Nazis in The over hiking with the family into happened. the mountains never Switzerland, The Von Trapp fa

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MONEYBALL Is THE STORY OF BILLY BEANE, THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE OAKLAND A's WHO TURNED THE TEAM AROUND IN 2002 USING HIs OWN BRAND OF STATISTICAL AN

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Robin Williams' breakout role in Good Morning Vietnam was based more on Williams himself, than Adrian Cronauer. The comedy riffs, the anti-war stance,

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The dramatic airport finale in ARGO never happened. The ticket debacle? Nope. The te confrontation with airport security? Nope. The armed men chasing

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A The movie 21 is about the MIT blackjack team. The character played by Jim Sturgess, a white guy, is based on Jeff Ma, who is Asian. Creative The sid

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