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.
November 2014
Jon Stewart directs this film about journalist Maziar Bahari's 2009 arrest and detainment in Iran.
Is this Stephen Hawking biopic as intelligent as the famous physicist?
Steve Carell portrays multimillionaire and convicted murderer John du Pont.
Is this Alan Turing biopic cryptic when it comes to the truth?
December 2014
Reese Witherspoon ventures into the Wild, but does she bring the truth with her?
Ridley Scott directs Christian Bale in this retelling of Moses role in the exodus of the Israelite slaves from Egypt.
This biopic from director/writer Mike Leigh tells the story of eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner.
Does Big Eyes paint within the boundaries of the truth?
Does the truth remain unbroken in this story of an Olympian and WWII hero?
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.
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.
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.
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.