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 2018
Charlie Hunnam stars as a wrongfully convicted murderer who plots his escape from prison with the help of a convicted counterfeiter.
In 1960, a group of secret agents attempt to capture Adolf Eichman, an architect of the Holocaust.
September 2018
We peel back The Nun's veil to reveal which parts of the horror movie are rooted in history.
Does this story of a 14-year-old FBI informant turned drug dealer stick to the facts?
A woman's husband persuades her to write novels under his name. Their success prompts her to fight to make the truth known.
We compare the real-life bank robber to the Robert Redford movie.
October 2018
Rupert Everett portrays an aging Oscar Wilde and Colin Firth portrays friend Reggie Turner.
How true is this film about Norway's worst terrorist attack, which claimed the lives of 77 people?
Does this story of a father trying to help his drug-addicted son leave out certain facts?
Ryan Gosling blasts off as Neil Armstrong in this biopic of the first man to walk on the moon.
Does this movie about a literary forger invent certain parts of the story?
November 2018
Does the movie stay in tune with the facts?
After being outed to his parents (Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman) at age 19, Jared (Lucas Hedges) is pressured to attend a gay conversion therapy program.
How accurate is this film about the 14th century Scottish 'Outlaw King' Robert the Bruce?
War correspondent Marie Colvin risks her life to expose the horrors of war to the big governments who decide to engage in them.
The story of American Senator Gary Hart and the scandalous love affair that derailed his 1988 presidential run.
Is the truth reinvented in this story of a bouncer who drives a black pianist through the 1960s South?
Lady Sarah becomes jealous of Queen Anne's affection for her new servant, but is the ensuing love triangle real?
December 2018
The friendship of Mary (Saoirse Ronan) and her distant cousin Queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie) evolves into a bitter rivalry that changes the course of history.
A 90-year-old WWII veteran starts working for a Mexican drug cartel transporting cocaine.
Robert Zemeckis directs Steve Carell as a man who creates a miniature WWII town in his backyard to help deal with the effects of a brutal attack.
Christian Bale portrays Dick Cheney in writer/director Adam McKay's take on the former Vice President.
A young Ruth Bader Ginsburg fights against gender discrimination with a landmark case years before she was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Unknown 2018
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.
The Current War
Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) face off to see whose electrical system will power the world.
January 2019
The movie recounts the farewell tour of comedy duo Laurel and Hardy.
May 2019
Taron Egerton stars in this fantasy musical that focuses on key aspects of Elton John's formative years.
July 2019
Meet the real people portrayed in Tarantino's film. Which parts are reality?
October 2019
You Are My Friend
Tom Hanks is set to play Fred Rogers in a biopic about the creator and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
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?