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 2015
Oscar Isaac portrays former Yonkers mayor Nick Wasicsko, who destroyed his political future by trying to build low-income housing units in white neighborhoods.
This Netflix TV series follows drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the DEA agent on a mission to capture him.
September 2015
Chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) takes on the Soviet Union and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber).
Do the filmmakers hold the truth captive in this story of a single mother who is taken hostage by a murderer on the run?
Does the truth get lost on the mountain?
Johnny Depp portrays Boston gangster turned FBI informant Whitey Bulger.
Danny Winters, a fictional character, arrives in New York after being kicked out of his home over his sexuality and becomes swept up in the 1969 Stonewall Riots.
October 2015
The truth doesn't quite compute in this biopic about Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.
Is this story of high-wire artist Philippe Petit wobbly with the truth?
Tom Hanks is lawyer James Donovan, who defended spy Rudolf Abel during the Cold War.
Ben Foster portrays Lance Armstrong, the cyclist stripped of his titles after a doping scandal.
Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter portray early members of the British women's suffrage movement.
November 2015
Famous Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) is blacklisted at the height of his career.
We shine a light on the real story, including the reporters who broke the Catholic Church abuse story.
Is the truth left on the sidelines in this story of college football standout Freddie Steinmark?
A chronicle of the 2010 Chilean mining disaster, including the rescue effort that lasted more than 2 months. Starring Antonio Banderas.
This tale of cyberbulling finds a social network game spinning out of control. It was inspired by the 2014 Slender Man stabbing in Wisconsin.
Tom Hardy portrays English gangsters, Reginald and Ronald Kray, identical twins who terrorized the East End of London during the 1950s and '60s.
The film tells the story of transgender artist Lili Elbe, who underwent sexual reassignment surgery in the early 1930s.
December 2015
Robert Pattinson portrays LIFE Magazine photographer Dennis Stock, who is assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean (Dane DeHaan).
The film focuses on several key players in the housing and credit bubble crises of the late 2000s.
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.
Will Smith plays the doctor who discovered the degenerative brain disease CTE in NFL players with a history of multiple concussions.
Leonardo DiCaprio portrays Hugh Glass, an injured fur trapper whose companions rob him and leave him to die, prompting Glass to embark on a 3,000-mile trek for vengeance.
Jennifer Lawrence portrays Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop and founder of Ingenious Designs, LLC.
January 2016
The movie tells the story of six members of a security team who fought to defend the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi from Islamic terrorists in 2012.
Chris Pine is a Coast Guardsman who embarks on a rescue mission in 1952 to save the crews of two sinking oil tankers.
February 2016
African American athlete Jesse Owens wins a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin as Hitler watches.
May 2016
Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrays Edward Snowden, the CIA employee who leaked NSA documents about government surveillance programs.