The Movie Polygraph Quiz

Even though there's novels, TV shows, other movies and even toys to use as inspiration for their films, Hollywood writers still love to adapt real stories. Sometimes the result is a painful mangling of the facts (A Beautiful Mind, anyone?), but often the real story is as captivating as any a writer could have come up with. Of the 15 films below, some are true stories, while others are just very creative writing. Can you tell the truth from fiction?

1 of 15
October Sky: A group of boys in the '50s start building rockets
Based on a true story
Too good to be true
2 of 15
Singin' in the Rain: A movie studio attempts to make their first motion picture with sound
Based on a true story
Too good to be true
3 of 15
Girl, Interrupted: A suicide attempt lands a young woman in a mental hospital
Based on a true story
Too good to be true
4 of 15
The Pianist: A Jewish musician escapes capture and survives in the Warsaw ghetto
Based on a true story
Too good to be true
5 of 15
Calendar Girls: To raise money for leukemia research, a group of middle-aged women pose for a nude calendar and become a media sensation
Based on a true story
Too good to be true
6 of 15
Rear Window: A photographer stuck in a wheelchair observes a murder from his apartment window
Based on a true story
Too good to be true
7 of 15
Halloween: A mental health patient escapes and goes on a murderous rampage on Halloween
Based on a true story
Too good to be true
8 of 15
A Civil Action: Even though it could cost him his career, a lawyer represents a group of families against two corporations accused of poisoning the water
Based on a true story
Too good to be true
9 of 15
Little Miss Sunshine: A disfunctional family crowds into a van to take their daughter to a beauty pageant
Based on a true story
Too good to be true
10 of 15
Double Indemnity: An insurance agent teams up with his lover to kill her husband and collect the insurance
Based on a true story
Too good to be true
11 of 15
Catch Me if you Can: An FBI agent chases a con man who's impersonated, among others, an airline pilot, a district attorney and a doctor
Based on a true story
Too good to be true
12 of 15
Fargo: A snowy kidnapping plot unravels into a series of murders
Based on a true story
Too good to be true
13 of 15
Rabbit Proof Fence: Three Aboriginal children escape a government camp and journey across Australia to return home
Based on a true story
Too good to be true
14 of 15
Million Dollar Baby: A woman tries to enter the world of boxing, aided by an aging manager
Based on a true story
Too good to be true
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Mystic River: Three friends reunite when one's daughter is killed, bringing up painful memories of their childhood
Based on a true story
Too good to be true