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 2017
James Franco portrays Tommy Wiseau, famous for making the worst movie ever.
How accurate is The Greatest Showman when compared to the real P.T. Barnum?
The mother of kidnapped John Paul Getty III desperately tries to convince his grandfather to pay his ransom.
Ex-professional skier Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) runs an exclusive high-stakes poker game.
January 2018
Is this story of a newspaper publisher's decision to publish government secrets accurate?
Russia banned the movie, a dark comedy that stars Steve Buscemi as Khrushchev.
A U.S. Special Forces team works with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. Starring Chris Hemsworth.
February 2018
Is this Clint Eastwood movie more accurate because the heroes portray themselves?
March 2018
The movie tells the story behind MercyMe's hit song, but how much of it really happened?
The film recounts Operation Entebbe, the 1976 hostage rescue operation that unfolded after terrorists hijacked an Air France Flight.
April 2018
The story of Ted Kennedy's involvement in the death of campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne.
May 2018
Jim Carrey portrays a detective who investigates a murder case that is strikingly similar to the plot of a recently published novel.
An exploration of the love affair between Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and poet Percy Shelley.
June 2018
In 1983, a young couple sets off across the ocean to deliver a yacht and they encounter a deadly hurricane.
John Travolta portrays Gambino crime family boss John Gotti Sr. in a film directed by Entourage's Kevin Connolly.
The movie is based on a Wall Street Journal article about a group of men who've played tag for more than 20 years.
A female journalist (Penélope Cruz) becomes romantically involved with drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
August 2018
Ron Stallworth, a rookie African-American police officer goes undercover to infiltrate the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1970s.
English boxer Billy Moore finds himself incarcerated in a Thailand prison and fights in Muay Thai bouts to win his freedom.
Charlie Hunnam stars as a wrongfully convicted murderer who plots his escape from prison with the help of a convicted counterfeiter.
September 2018
We peel back The Nun's veil to reveal which parts of the horror movie are rooted in history.
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.
14-year-old Richard Wershe Jr. becomes the youngest informant for the FBI, all while his dad (Matthew McConaughey) takes the credit and the informant money.
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.
October 2018
Ryan Gosling blasts off as Neil Armstrong in this biopic of the first man to walk on the moon.
Melissa McCarthy portrays best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel, who turns to deception when her work no longer conforms to the times.
November 2018
Unknown 2018
The Current War
Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) face off to see whose electrical system will power the world.
May 2019
Taron Egerton stars in this fantasy musical that focuses on key aspects of Elton John's formative years.
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.

The Nun (2018)
First Man (2018)
Tag (2018)
Adrift (2018)
I Can Only Imagine (2018)