Many Hollywood movies are “based on a true story” but just how true are they?
If you’re the type of person frantically Googling during biopics, then you’ll love this: a scene-by-scene breakdown of multiple “true stories” as told by Hollywood that compares the cinematic recreation with the reality.
The site is called Information is Beautiful and it features movies like Lion, 12 Years A Slave, American Sniper and Dallas Buyers Club feature, among many others, with each scene scored by its accuracy.
Perhaps the coolest function: the ability to literally highlight individual scenes and compare fact to fiction. Like this spotlight scene for example.
And yes, before you ask, The Social Network is there!
And it scores relatively highly! 76 percent. The least accurate from the movies currently on the site is The Imitation Game, the biopic on English math genius Alan Turing. Hacksaw Ridge and American Sniper also score pretty low.
It’s a very cool site. Well worth a look.