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.
September 2015
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.
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
African American athlete Jesse Owens wins a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin as Hitler watches.
The story of the first British ski jumper to compete in the Winter Olympics.
March 2016
Jennifer Garner stars as a mother whose daughter's near death experience inexplicably cured her digestive disorder.
Tom Hiddleston portrays country-western singer Hank Williams, who recorded 35 Top 10 singles before his relatively short life ended.
May 2016
Matthew McConaughey is farmer Newton Knight, who rebels against the Confederacy in Jones County, Mississippi.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrays Edward Snowden, the CIA employee who leaked NSA documents about government surveillance programs.
June 2016
The horror sequel explores the real-life story of the Enfield Poltergeist.