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.
September 2014
More fact-based stories from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium are told, including the tale of a baby dolphin named Hope.
Mia Wasikowska hikes 1,700 miles across the Australian desert in the Tracks movie trailer.
Does this Jimi Hendrix movie miss a chord with regard to the truth?
October 2014
Is this haunted doll movie stuffed with the truth?
Reese Witherspoon portrays an employment agency counselor who helps a group of Sudanese refugees relocate and adjust to American culture.
Does Kill the Messenger kill the truth?
The life of pianist Joe Albany (John Hawkes) is explored from the viewpoint of his daughter Amy (Elle Fanning).
23 Blast tells the story of Travis Freeman, a high school football star who lost his sight but found a way to play the sport he loved.
November 2014
Jon Stewart directs this film about journalist Maziar Bahari's 2009 arrest and detainment in Iran.
Is this Stephen Hawking biopic as intelligent as the famous physicist?
Steve Carell portrays multimillionaire and convicted murderer John du Pont.
Is this Alan Turing biopic cryptic when it comes to the truth?
December 2014
Reese Witherspoon ventures into the Wild, but does she bring the truth with her?
Ridley Scott directs Christian Bale in this retelling of Moses role in the exodus of the Israelite slaves from Egypt.
This biopic from director/writer Mike Leigh tells the story of eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner.
Does Big Eyes paint within the boundaries of the truth?
Does the truth remain unbroken in this story of an Olympian and WWII hero?
January 2015
The producer behind Paranormal Activity hopes to again awaken the Amityville franchise. Check out the fright-filled trailer.
David Oyelowo portrays Martin Luther King, Jr. in this story of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches.
With the encouragement of their teacher, four Hispanic high school students form a robotics team and go up against reigning champion, MIT.
Does this Clint Eastwood film take aim at the truth?
February 2015
Does this Kevin Costner sports movie outrun the truth?
March 2015
Kat Dennings portrays Renee Yohe, who inspired the TWLOHA movement.
Did fame and fortune corrupt the life of the real musician?
April 2015
Helen Mirren portrays Maria Altmann, an elderly woman who fights the Austrian government for a painting that the Nazis stole from her family during WWII.
James Franco portrays Christian Longo, a murderer who hid by taking the name of journalist Michael Finkel, played by Jonah Hill.
August 2015
This biographical film produced by Dr. Dre chronicles the rise and fall of rap group N.W.A.
October 2015
Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrays high-wire artist Philippe Petit, focusing on Petit's 1974 attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
December 2015
The Ron Howard film tells the real-life story of the Whaleship Essex, which sank in 1820 after it was attacked by a sperm whale.