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.
October 2019
Was Rudy Ray Moore's life really that outrageous?
Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse face off to see whose electrical current will power the world.
A young American soldier is faced with a moral dilemma after witnessing his commanding officer's ruthless behavior towards innocent Afghans.
November 2019
Harriet Tubman frees dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad, but is the biopic factual?
Is director Roland Emmerich's version of the WWII Battle of Midway accurate?
Does this car racing movie about the 1966 Le Mans rivalry leave the truth in the dust?
Is the Tom Hanks Mister Rogers movie filled with too much fiction?
Robert De Niro and Al Pacino star in a film about the man who supposedly killed Jimmy Hoffa, but is the movie a lie?
December 2019
A scientist (Eddie Redmayne) and a pilot (Felicity Jones) risk their lives in an attempt to make discoveries in a hot air balloon.
The media got Richard Jewell wrong, but does Clint Eastwood get his story right?
Terrence Malick directs this film about WWII conscientious objector Franz J├Ągerst├Ątter, who refused to fight for the Nazis.
The toxic environment created by Fox News head Roger Ailes is exposed by a group of women he targeted.
Meet the real sled dog who helped save Nome from a diphtheria epidemic.
Conservative Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins) must find common ground with liberal Pope Francis as they prepare to transition.
Two WWI soldiers are tasked with delivering a message that could save hundreds of lives, but did it happen?
January 2020
Does this story of an attorney who fights to free a black man on Death Row perjure itself with too much fiction?
Is this story about an Air Force pararescueman's heroism true to history?
February 2020
How much of the ABC TV series For Life is rooted in fact?
An orphan brought up with the Ku Klux Klan tries to break free with the help of the reverend he once planned to assassinate.
March 2020
Several political captives hatch a plot to break out of Pretoria Local Prison in 1979.
We compare the Netflix series to Shannan Gilbert's real-life disappearance.
The story of singer/songwriter Jeremy Camp and his experience with love and loss early in his career.
This wildly popular Netflix documentary tells the at-times exaggerated story of big-cat zoo operator Joe Exotic.
Two African-American entrepreneurs, who pose as a janitor and chauffeur, hire an average white man to pretend to head their business.
Meet the real African American hair-care entrepreneur behind the rags-to-riches story.
April 2020
Hugh Jackman portrays Frank Tassone, the superintendent at the heart of the Long Island school scandal.
May 2020
A group of military wives on the home front form a choir that becomes a global sensation.
June 2020
Based on a novel, the Tom Hanks film was inspired by a real-life WWII battle.
September 2020
We explore the real-life possession and murder that inspired The Conjuring 3.