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 2019
The movie recounts the farewell tour of comedy duo Laurel and Hardy.
A ruined reporter helps a young woman investigate the mystery of her birth, but how much really happened?
February 2019
Does this story of WWE wrestler Paige get pinned by too much fiction?
March 2019
The story of immigration attorney Judy Wood, and how she changed the U.S. asylum law to help save women's lives.
A runaway chooses between Sheriff Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid to help him rescue his sister.
How accurate is this story of a mother who keeps her daughter captive by fake illnesses?
Did rock band Mötley Crüe really do all of the crazy things seen in the movie?
The film recounts the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, focusing on the events at the Taj Hotel.
The film tells the story of Abby Johnson, a Planned Parenthood director who was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions, until the day she saw one on an ultrasound.
April 2019
On August 16, 1819, British cavalry charged into a crowd of roughly 60,000 protesters who had gathered to demand that they be given the right to vote.
A civil rights activist works with a Klan leader, but is the story accurate?
This black comedy chronicles the 1973 Stockholm bank heist that gave birth to the term "Stockholm Syndrome".
Is the movie's miraculous survival story fact or mostly fiction?
In 1832, Anne Lister returns to her ancestral home, Shibden Hall, to breath life back into it while making her mark as a businesswoman.
May 2019
Does fiction suffocate the facts in this Ted Bundy film?
Does this HBO miniseries about the Chernobyl disaster deliver a heavy does of fiction or fact?
The film explores the formative years of author J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Netflix miniseries presents a searing tale of racial injustice while distorting the truth.
Meet the real-life residents of Deadwood who are portrayed on the HBO show and in the movie.
Does this Elton John biopic contain too much fantasy and not enough fact?
June 2019
Originally titled Kursk, the film tells the story of the accidental sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk during a naval exercise in 2000.
July 2019
A young man raised by skinheads decides to shed the racism and violence that defined him.
Meet the real people portrayed in Tarantino's film. Which parts are reality?
August 2019
An standout football player's NFL dreams are suspended after he's falsely accused of rape and sent to prison.
September 2019
A look at the life of legendary performer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger).
October 2019
Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) face off to see whose electrical system will power the world.
November 2019
Ford car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) take on Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Tom Hanks is set to play Fred Rogers in a biopic about the creator and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
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.
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?

When They See Us (2019)
Chernobyl (2019)
Rocketman (2019)
The Act (2019)
Tolkien (2019)