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.
November 2020
The children of five baby boomers graduate college and decide to steal from the rich and give to themselves.
Lonesome fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) enters into a relationship with a grieving younger woman (Saoirse Ronan).
Han van Meergren (Guy Pearce) is investigated for being suspected of selling a valuable piece of artwork to the Nazis.
Does Ron Howard's film about J.D. Vance's difficult upbringing in Appalachia stay true to his memoir?
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.
December 2020
The Netflix series chronicles the life of the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla.
A couple rushes their wedding plans after the husband-to-be is diagnosed with cancer.
Does David Fincher's story of the writing of Citizen Kane stick to the facts?
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.
June 2021
We explore the real-life possession and murder that inspired The Conjuring 3.
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.