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.
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
Does this story of a woman who fights to reclaim a painting stolen by the Nazis smudge the facts?
James Franco portrays Christian Longo, a murderer who hid by taking the name of journalist Michael Finkel, played by Jonah Hill.
May 2015
Queen Latifah portrays bisexual blues singer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame in the 1920s.
Does Texas Rising retell or rewrite the rise of the Texas Rangers?
June 2015
Meet actor Mark Wahlberg's real-life posse who inspired the Entourage TV show characters.
July 2015
The film is based on a road trip of sorts that Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky took with author David Foster Wallace in 2006.
August 2015
This biographical film produced by Dr. Dre chronicles the rise and fall of rap group N.W.A.
September 2015
Johnny Depp portrays Boston gangster turned FBI informant Whitey Bulger.
Ben Foster portrays Lance Armstrong, the cyclist stripped of his titles after a doping scandal.
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.
Michael Fassbender is Steve Jobs, Seth Rogen is Steve Wozniak, and Kate Winslet is Joanna Hoffman in this movie about the cofounder of Apple.
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.

The End of the Tour (2015)
Jaws (1975)
Entourage (2015)
Texas Rising (2015)
Bessie (2015)