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.
February 2016
African American athlete Jesse Owens wins a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin as Hitler watches.
Does this story of the first British Olympic ski jumper stick its landing when it comes to the truth?
March 2016
Meet the real girl who says she visited heaven after falling inside a hollow tree.
Is this Tom Hiddleston movie in tune with the real-life of country-western singer Hank Williams?
April 2016
James Franco portrays author Stephen Elliot, whose fascination with a murder case opens up wounds from his own past.
May 2016
Nicolas Cage stars as the captain of the USS Indianapolis, a ship torpedoed during WWII, leaving its survivors floating in shark-infested waters.
June 2016
Is the struggle between author Thomas Wolfe and editor Max Perkins accurately portrayed?
The horror sequel explores the real-life story of the Enfield Poltergeist.
Matthew McConaughey is a farmer who rebels against the Confederacy during the Civil War.
July 2016
Was the real undercover agent's experience as harrowing as Bryan Cranston's in the movie?
August 2016
This story of the assassination of SS officer Reinhard Heydrich is refreshingly accurate.
It's okay Meryl Streep hits the wrong notes, but is the truth out of tune as well?
Daniel Radcliffe portrays a young FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a group of dangerous white supremacists.
Does fiction knock out the truth in this story of boxing trainer Ray Arcel and boxer Roberto Duran?
September 2016
This Discovery Channel mini-series chronicles the 1903 birth of Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Clint Eastwood directs Tom Hanks in the story of Captain Sully Sullenberger, who landed a commercial airliner on the Hudson River, saving all 155 passengers and crew.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrays Edward Snowden, the CIA employee who leaked NSA documents about government surveillance programs.
A girl from the slums of Uganda becomes a chess prodigy.
Deepwater Horizon starring Mark Wahlberg explores the BP oil rig disaster of 2010.
November 2016
Chronicles the career of Tupac Shakur up until the 1996 drive-by shooting that claimed his life.
Miles Teller portrays boxer Vinny Paz, who refused to hang up his gloves after a near-fatal car crash left him uncertain if he'd walk again.
January 2017
Michael Keaton is McDonald's "founder" Ray Kroc. Now meet the real founders.