By Eliza Berman
November 7, 2016

The true stories making their way to movie screens this holiday season should offer a scratch for every itch, whether you’ve got a hankering for heroes coming together in times of crisis or stray cats convincing downtrodden men to live another day. Some are familiar stories told from a different perspective—as in Jackie’s portrait of a grieving first lady in the immediate aftermath of President Kennedy’s assassination—while others offer stories previously untold—as in Hidden Figures feel-good drama about the female African-American mathematicians, engineers and programmers that helped get American astronauts into space.

Here are the true (and a few true-ish) tales hitting screens from Thanksgiving through the end of the year.


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