Summer Movies Breakdown: Based on a True Story


All this week ET is breaking down the key ingredients for Hollywood's hottest summer movies, including action, sci-fi and horror movies, comedies, animated tales, and dramas based on a true story. Watch the video!

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Oprah Winfrey is returning to the big screen to star opposite Forest Whitaker in The Butler, based on the true experiences of a longtime servant at The White House, and the film is just one of the counter-programming dramas amid the big-budget, popcorn studio blockbusters. One other notable film based on a true story this summer is Fruitvale Station, dramatizing the events surrounding the tragic killing at the Oakland train station on New Year's Eve in 2009.

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