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.
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.
UK GCHQ employee Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) leaks a secret memo exposing an illegal US spy operation designed to push the UN into voting for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
September 2019
Sacha Baron Cohen portrays Israeli spy Eli Cohen, who infiltrated the Syrian Ministry of Defense.
Strip club employees scam their Wall Street clients, but how much of it happened in real life?
A teenager is charged with lying about having been raped, but when subsequent similar assaults occur, the detectives take a closer look.
Which parts of the Downton Abbey movie are true to history?
Meryl Streep portrays a widow who stumbles upon a crooked law firm involved in a tax scheme that has raked in millions.
A look at the life of legendary performer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger).
October 2019
Was Rudy Ray Moore's life really that outrageous?
Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse face off to see whose electrical current will power the world.
A young American soldier is faced with a moral dilemma after witnessing his commanding officer's ruthless behavior towards innocent Afghans.
November 2019
Harriet Tubman frees dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad, but is the biopic factual?
Is director Roland Emmerich's version of the WWII Battle of Midway accurate?
Does this car racing movie about the 1966 Le Mans rivalry leave the truth in the dust?
Is the Tom Hanks Mister Rogers movie filled with too much fiction?
Robert De Niro and Al Pacino star in a film about the man who supposedly killed Jimmy Hoffa, but is the movie a lie?
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.
The media got Richard Jewell wrong, but does Clint Eastwood get his story right?
Terrence Malick directs this film about WWII conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis.
The toxic environment created by Fox News head Roger Ailes is exposed by a group of women he targeted.
Meet the real sled dog who helped save Nome from a diphtheria epidemic.
Conservative Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins) must find common ground with liberal Pope Francis as they prepare to transition.
Two WWI soldiers are tasked with delivering a message that could save hundreds of lives, but did it happen?
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.
January 2020
Does this story of an attorney who fights to free a black man on Death Row perjure itself with too much fiction?
Is this story about an Air Force pararescueman's heroism true to history?
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?

The Last Full Measure (2020)
Just Mercy (2020)
1917 (2019)
Togo (2019)
Richard Jewell (2019)