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.
October 2013
Climb aboard Tom Hanks's character's cargo ship as we explore the facts behind Captain Phillips.
Watch the trailer for the upcoming WikiLeaks movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
November 2013
Does the Diana movie reproduce the truth as well as it does the fashion?
Watch the Dallas Buyers Club trailer for a glimpse at Matthew McConaughey's transformation into AIDS patient Ron Woodroof.
Is this unflinching tale of slavery shackled by fiction?
Based on Nelson Mandela's 1994 autobiography, watch the trailer for the movie starring Idris Elba in the title role.
December 2013
Does the truth get hustled by the fiction?
Meet the real Mary Poppins author and learn the truth behind her battle with Disney.
Does the film cry wolf with regard to the truth?
January 2014
Mark Wahlberg fights for his life, but does the truth hold up in the onscreen version of the battle.
February 2014
Does director George Clooney paint over the facts with too much fiction?
An animated film from Studio Ghibli that tells the story of Japanese airplane designer Jiro Horikoshi.
Based on the ten-hour miniseries The Bible, we explore the history, the cast and the controversy.
March 2014
It's a bloody, sexy, violent spectacle, but how much of the 300 sequel is true?
The story of Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts makes its way to the big screen.
A biography of Cesar Chavez, the Latino labor organizer and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association with Dolores Huerta.
Russell Crowe builds the Ark in the Noah trailer.
April 2014
Colin Firth portrays Eric Lomax, a WWII POW who tracks down one of his former captors for closure.
Heaven is for real. Okay, but is the movie?
Inspired by the 1972 Philip Experiment conducted in Toronto with the aim of creating a ghost from negative energy.
May 2014
Preview the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a young biracial woman who experienced certain challenges being raised among British nobility during the latter part of the 1700s.
Fact-based story of the West Memphis Three, 3 teens who were convicted of murdering 3 children in 1993, but were released in 2011 after new evidence was presented. Starring Reese Witherspoon.
Jon Hamm portrays sports agent J.B. Bernstein who decided to recruit cricket players for Major League Baseball.
July 2014
Eric Bana portrays officer Ralph Sarchie, a real-life New York City cop who moonlighted as a demonologist.
August 2014
Starring Chadwick Boseman, the movie chronicles the rise of music legend James Brown.
December 2014
Louis Zamperini, an Olympian and WWII hero, gets his story of courage told in Unbroken.