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.
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.
July 2018
A group of wealthy young men in L.A. embark on a get-rich-quick scheme that unravels into murder.
August 2018
Is this new horror villain based in reality or is it a complete work of fiction?
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer, goes undercover to infiltrate the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1970s.
An English boxer finds himself serving time in a savage Thai prison, but how much of the brutality actually happened?
Charlie Hunnam stars as a wrongfully convicted murderer who plots his escape from prison with the help of a convicted counterfeiter.
15 years after WWII, a group of secret agents work together to find Adolf Eichman, the Nazi architect of the Holocaust.
September 2018
We peel back The Nun's veil to reveal which parts of the horror movie are rooted in history.
Does this story of a 14-year-old FBI informant turned drug dealer stick to the facts?
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
Does the movie stay in tune with the facts?
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.
December 2018
Robert Zemeckis directs Steve Carell as a man who creates a miniature WWII town in his backyard to help deal with the effects of a brutal attack.
Unknown 2018
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.
May 2019
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 and find out which parts of the story are based in reality.
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.
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?