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.
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
Hollywood finds the villain in conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, but is it the truth?
UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello finds himself in a perilous situation in the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq.
Hugh Jackman portrays Frank Tassone, the superintendent at the heart of the Long Island school scandal.
May 2020
Is it possible that Al Capone was faking dementia to get out of prison?
The creator of The Favourite offers a heavily fictionalized story of Catherine the Great.
French New Wave sensation Jean Seberg is targeted by the FBI for her involvement with the Black Panther Party.
Military spouses and girlfriends form a choir that becomes a global sensation, but does the film stay in harmony with the truth?
June 2020
This Judd Apatow comedy was loosely inspired by the life of its star, comedian Pete Davidson.
July 2020
How accurate is this story of a small force of U.S. soldiers who defend their outpost from hundreds of Taliban?
How accurate is Broadway's biography of Alexander Hamilton?
Based on a novel, the Tom Hanks film was inspired by a real-life WWII battle.
August 2020
The Disney+ movie tells the story of a 400-pound silverback gorilla named Ivan who is confined in a suburban shopping mall with other animals.
An eccentric interpretation of the life of visionary inventor Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke).
At the height of WWI, three young Portuguese children claim to have seen the Virgin Mary.
September 2020
The movie tells the story of activist and musician Helen Reddy (Tilda Cobham-Hervey).
October 2020
Under the orders of Churchill, Britain's new spy agency, the SOE, recruits and trains women to become spies.
Ethan Hawke portrays abolitionist John Brown in this Showtime miniseries.
How accurate is this Disney+ TV adaptation of Tom Wolfe's book about John Glenn and the space race?
A group of 7 activists are charged with conspiracy and inciting a riot at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago.
The stories of two couples intersect when tragedy strikes one of the men.
December 2020
Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in this biopic.
Unknown 2020
Johnny Flynn takes on the role of David Bowie in a film about the musician's first trip to America and the creation of his alter-ego Ziggy Stardust.
June 2021
We explore the real-life possession and murder that inspired The Conjuring 3.