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 2020
Are the facts left on the bench in this tale of a college football player who takes custody of his brother?
How much of this music-driven drama is based on the real blues singer Ma Rainey?
January 2021
When a couple receives devastating news, a friend arrives to help, but is the story in line with the truth?
After an accident leaves a mother paralyzed, the family cares for an injured magpie, which helps them heal.
Does the truth get buried in this story of the Sutton Hoo archaeological dig?
February 2021
Does this story of photojournalist W. Eugene Smith accurately capture the Minamata disaster?
Are the facts preserved in this story of slain Black Panther Fred Hampton?
This series offers a comedic look at the life of celebrity Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
A father embarks on a cross-country walk to raise awareness about bullying after his son commits suicide mainly due to being tormented for being gay.
A man is held without charges at Guantanamo as an attorney (Jodie Foster) fights for his freedom.
A woman in her sixties loses everything and decides to journey across the American West while living in her van.
How much of this Billie Holiday biopic is in tune with the real-life jazz singer?
March 2021
Based on Joanna Rakoff's memoir about her time working the literary agent of author J.D. Salinger.
How much fiction is smuggled into this story about Cold War spy Greville Wynne?
April 2021
Is this story about an urban cowboy who reconnects with his rebellious son based in fact?
Does this miniseries about serial killer Charles Sobhraj accurately depict the real-life killings?
Deb (Glenn Close) helps her daughter Molly (Mila Kunis) get through four days of withdrawal from drug addiction.
May 2021
The Netflix miniseries explores the personal and professional life of fashion designer Halston (Ewan McGregor).
A barmaid convinces her small-town neighbors to help fund a racehorse in hopes of it becoming a champion.
Does this story of an orphanage entering a fishing tournament leave the facts stranded at sea?
The movie tells the story of Mildred Gillars, an American woman who broadcast Nazi propaganda during World War II and was subsequently put on trial for treason.
The HBO movie recounts the covert, back-channel negotiations in the formation of the Oslo Peace Accords in the 1990s.
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.
A football coach with a mysterious past leads a group of scrawny orphans to the Texas State Championship during the Great Depression.
Does this story of a widowed father (Kevin Hart) raising his daughter stick to the facts?
Comedian Iliza Shlesinger based the comedy on her own relationship disaster.
An aging Meyer Lansky (Harvey Keitel) shares the story of his life as a notorious gangster.
August 2021
Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in this biopic.
October 2021
When squire Jacques LeGris (Adam Driver) is accused of raping the wife of Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon), the two men face off in a duel.