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 2018
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.
Is this story of an elderly WWII veteran who transports drugs for a Mexican cartel filled with fiction.
A man (Steve Carell) creates a miniature WWII town in his yard to deal with PTSD.
Christian Bale captures Dick Cheney physically, but does the movie bear any resemblance to the truth?
A young Ruth Bader Ginsburg fights against gender discrimination with a landmark case years before she was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
January 2019
How much fiction is in this story of a wealthy quadriplegic who hires a convict to take care of him?
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.
A girl is trapped in the grasp of her abusive and overprotective mother.
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?
The HBO miniseries dramatizes the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the sacrifices made to contain the fallout.
The film explores the formative years of author J.R.R. Tolkien.
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?
November 2019
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.
The Current War
Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) face off to see whose electrical system will power the world.
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?