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.
June 2021
The film chronicles the '09 Abilene High School Football team's comeback after facing personal challenges and a crushing defeat the prior season.
We explore the real-life possession and murder that inspired The Conjuring 3.
Is the truth left on the sidelines in this story of a football coach who leads a group of orphans to victory?
Does this story of a widowed father (Kevin Hart) raising his daughter stick to the facts?
Comedian Iliza Shlesinger based this comedy on her own relationship disaster.
An aging Meyer Lansky (Harvey Keitel) shares the story of his life as a notorious gangster.
July 2021
The series examines the crimes of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, aka Dr. Death.
A father embarks on a cross-country walk to raise awareness of bullying after his son commits suicide.
August 2021
We compare the Jennifer Hudson movie to the real-life Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier's conversations with serial killer Ted Bundy inspired this movie starring Elijah Wood.
September 2021
Attorney Ken Feinberg (Michael Keaton) must figure out how much each 9/11 victim's life is worth.
This installment of the anthology series focuses on Bill Clinton's impeachment after his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
How accurate is this comedy about two women who create a multimillion dollar coupon scam?
A 68-year-old man accidentally triggers his medic alert necklace. He is shot shortly after police arrive to check on him.
Does the movie preach the facts regarding televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker?
October 2021
Does the truth get washed away in this series about a struggling single mother?
Does this Ridley Scott movie about France's last official trial by combat take liberties with history?
November 2021
Benedict Cumberbatch portrays artist Louis Wain, known for his drawings of wide-eyed cats. He spent time in various mental institutions, which inspired his work.
Kristen Stewart portrays Princess Diana when she decides to leave Prince Charles, but is it factual?
Dr. Ike (Paul Rudd) helps Marty (Will Ferrell) turn his life around, while at the same time taking it over.
Lin-Manuel Miranda directs this story of theater composer Jonathan Larson (Andrew Garfield), best known for the musical Rent.
Will Smith portrays Richard Williams, father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams.
Socialite Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) plots the death of her husband, Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver).
December 2021
Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in a film that merges key events together.
Directed by George Clooney and starring Tye Sheridan and Ben Affleck, this coming-of-age drama is an adaptation of J.R. Moehringer's memoir.
Prior to being killed in action in Baghdad, 1st Sgt. Charles Monroe King (Michael B. Jordan) authors a journal for his infant son.
The story of Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, who went from working at a grocery store to becoming an NFL star.
Unknown 2022
The Duke
A man struggling to pay his bills steals a painting from the National Gallery in London and promises to return it if the government invests more in care for seniors.