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.
December 2015
Robert Pattinson portrays LIFE Magazine photographer Dennis Stock, who is assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean (Dane DeHaan).
Meet the key players in the housing market crisis who are represented in The Big Short movie.
An elderly woman named Mary Shepherd (Maggie Smith) bonds with writer Alan Bennett while living in a battered van that she parks in his driveway for 15 years.
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.
Does this Will Smith movie suffer from dementia when it comes to the truth?
Is this story of revenge starring Leonardo DiCaprio based more on fact or folklore?
Does this story of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano wash away the facts?
January 2016
Meet the real-life secret soldiers.
Does the truth stay afloat in this story of a perilous Coast Guard rescue mission?
February 2016
Meet 27 characters and their real-life O.J. Simpson trial counterparts.
African American athlete Jesse Owens wins a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin as Hitler watches.
Does this story of the first British Olympic ski jumper stick its landing when it comes to the truth?
March 2016
Meet the real girl who says she visited heaven after falling inside a hollow tree.
Is this Tom Hiddleston movie in tune with the real-life of country-western singer Hank Williams?
April 2016
James Franco portrays author Stephen Elliot, whose fascination with a murder case opens up wounds from his own past.
May 2016
Nicolas Cage stars as the captain of the USS Indianapolis, a ship torpedoed during WWII, leaving its survivors floating in shark-infested waters.
June 2016
Is the struggle between author Thomas Wolfe and editor Max Perkins accurately portrayed?
The horror sequel explores the real-life story of the Enfield Poltergeist.
Matthew McConaughey is a farmer who rebels against the Confederacy during the Civil War.
July 2016
Bryan Cranston portrays Robert Mazur, an undercover agent who infiltrated Pablo Escobar's money-laundering operation.
August 2016
Michael Keaton portrays Ray Kroc, the man who turned McDonald's into a fast food juggernaut.
Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan star as two Czechoslovakian operatives on a mission to assassinate SS general Reinhard Heydrich during WWII.
Singing doesn't come easy to socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep), but she takes the stage nonetheless.
September 2016
Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrays Edward Snowden, the CIA employee who leaked NSA documents about government surveillance programs.
Deepwater Horizon starring Mark Wahlberg explores the BP oil rig disaster of 2010.
November 2016
Chronicles the career of Tupac Shakur up until the 1996 drive-by shooting that claimed his life.