Upcoming Movies Based on True Stories

Here you will find a schedule of new and upcoming true story movies. Get a jump on the biopics and real-life stories that will hit theaters in the coming months. Discover release dates, watch trailers and meet the real people who are the basis for these new movies based on true stories.
April 2019
In 1832, Anne Lister returns to her ancestral home, Shibden Hall, to breath life back into it while making her mark as a businesswoman.
May 2019
Does fiction suffocate the facts in this Ted Bundy film?
Does this HBO miniseries about the Chernobyl disaster deliver a heavy does of fiction or fact?
The film explores the formative years of author J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Netflix miniseries presents a searing tale of racial injustice while distorting the truth.
Meet the real-life residents of Deadwood who are portrayed on the HBO show and in the movie.
Does this Elton John biopic contain too much fantasy and not enough fact?
June 2019
Originally titled Kursk, the film tells the story of the accidental sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk during a naval exercise in 2000.
July 2019
A young man taken in by a group of skinheads decides to shed that part of his life, but is the story accurate?
Meet the real people portrayed in Tarantino's film. Which parts are reality?
In the early 1980s, Israel's Mossad agents try to evacuate Jewish-Ethiopians from Sudan.
August 2019
A family finds out the grandma is dying and decides to keep it from her. How much of this lie is true?
A man who suffers temporary paralysis from too much joy (cataplexy) faces the ultimate challenge when he falls in love.
An standout football player's NFL dreams are suspended after he's falsely accused of rape and sent to prison.
A teenager copes with life and finds his own voice by channeling the music of Bruce Springsteen.
September 2019
Strip club employees scam their Wall Street clients, but how much of it happened in real life?
A look at the life of legendary performer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger).
October 2019
Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) face off to see whose electrical system will power the world.
Meryl Streep portrays a widow who stumbles upon a crooked law firm involved in a tax scheme that has raked in millions.
November 2019
Robert De Niro and Al Pacino star in a film about the man who supposedly killed Jimmy Hoffa, but is the movie one big lie?
The film focuses on the efforts of abolitionist Harriet Tubman to free dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad.
Director Roland Emmerich tells the story of the Battle of Midway that unfolded in the Pacific Theater of WWII.
Ford car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) take on Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Tom Hanks is set to play Fred Rogers in a biopic about the creator and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
December 2019
A scientist (Eddie Redmayne) and a pilot (Felicity Jones) risk their lives in an attempt to make discoveries in a hot air balloon.
Terrence Malick directs this film about WWII conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis.
Two British soldiers during WWI are tasked with delivering a message that could save hundreds of lives, but is the story based in reality?
Unknown 2019
City of Lies
A disgraced LAPD detective teams up with a journalist to try and discover the truth behind the murders of the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac.
Unknown 2020
Thailand Cave Rescue movie
Pure Flix is trying to secure the rights to a movie about the Thailand cave rescue. Is it too soon?

Hustlers (2019)
The Irishman (2019)
1917 (2019)
The Farewell (2019)
Brian Banks (2019)