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This docuseries explores the facts behind the plots of some popular movies. Movies addressed include Jaws, Jurassic Park, Scream, Star Trek, Apollo 13, The Silence of the Lambs and The Exorcist. The series airs on the History network in the UK, and it airs under the title The True Story on the Smithsonian Channel in the United States.

The Real Story is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (32 episodes). The series first aired on April 19, 2009.

Where do I stream The Real Story online? The Real Story is available for streaming on Smithsonian Channel, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Real Story on demand at Apple TV+, CBS, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, The Roku Channel, FuboTV, Google Play, iTunes online.

Smithsonian Channel
6 Seasons, 32 Episodes
April 19, 2009
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Corey Johnson, David Harewood, Paul McGann, Mark Bazeley
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Season 6 0 sources
  • Episode 5 - Unbroken
  • Episode 4 - Munich
  • Episode 3 - American Sniper
  • Episode 2 - Face of an Angel: Amanda Knox
  • Episode 1 - Donnie Brasco
Season 5 5 full episodes
  • Episode 6 - Face of an Angel: Amanda Knox
  • Episode 5 - Scream

    The Real Story explores "Scream," the most successful horror franchise in movie history, and reveals facts far more terrifying than Hollywood fiction.

  • Episode 4 - The Da Vinci Code

    The Real Story of "The Da Vinci Code," Ron Howard's controversial 2003 box office hit.

  • Episode 3 - Platoon

    The Real Story of soldiers and events behind Oliver Stone's Academy Award-winning movie, Platoon, which opened the world's eyes to the horrors of the Vietnam conflict.

  • Episode 2 - Live Free or Die Hard

    The Real Story shows that the premise of the fourth film of the "Die Hard" series could be a real possibility. Featuring interviews with real-life cyber-criminals, FBI investigators and computer specialists, the program uncovers the shadowy world of hacking on a scale that could shutdown entire countries. Meet the government officials and former hackers who are tasked with ensuring it never does.

  • Episode 1 - Star Trek

    The biggest movie and TV franchise of all time, Star Trek spawned more than 700 TV episodes_4-18 and twelve films. Creator Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future helped inspire today's scientists to develop the first scientific principles of teleportation, the creation of artificial intelligence, androids, and more. Now, scientists, series producers, the first Trekkies, and Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, provide new insights into a show that inspired audiences everywhere to create a better world.

Season 4 6 full episodes
Season 3 5 full episodes
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