History vs. Hollywood

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 2023
Thomas Rongen becomes the head coach of the infamously bad American Samoa soccer team.
Does Joaquin Phoenix accurately depict French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte?
December 2023
Is this movie about music conductor Leonard Bernstein and wife Felicia off-key when it comes to the truth?
Does this movie about the Von Erich wrestling family deliver an iron claw to the truth?
Meet the real group of working class boys who rowed their way to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
The Michael Mann film explores the life of Italian sports car mogul Enzo Ferrari (Adam Driver).
Unknown 2023
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A single father learns he's dying and must find the right family to raise his young son.
January 2024
Does the truth survive in this movie about the 1972 Andes plane crash?
Author C.S. Lewis and neurologist Sigmund Freud debate the existence of God.
This Netflix miniseries tells the story of Griselda Blanco, the godmother of the underworld.
Does the series hit the target with regard to the facts about the 100th Bomb Group during WWII?
Truman Capote becomes the confidante of society's most elite women, whom he nicknames "the swans" and betrays by exposing their secrets.
February 2024
In the aftermath of WWII, Christian Dior (Ben Mendelsohn) dethrones Coco Chanel (Juliette Binoche) as the world's biggest name in fashion.
Kingsley Ben-Adir portrays Jamaican singer Bob Marley.
A hairdresser rallies a community to help a widowed father save his critically ill daughter.
March 2024
Italian immigrant Francesca Cabrini fights for better care for orphaned children living in the slums of New York.
Following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, a manhunt ensues for his killer, actor John Wilkes Booth.
Does this movie about a stray dog who tags along with an adventure racing team follow the facts of the story?
One Life tells the story of Nicholas Winton, who saved more than 600 Jewish children from the Nazis.
Members of a Jewish family each embark on their own path to safety during WWII, hoping to reunite again.
This movie starring Bill Nighy was inspired by stories surrounding the Homeless World Cup soccer competition.
April 2024
The Netflix movie chronicles Prince Andrew's infamous 2019 BBC interview about his ties to Jeffrey Epstein.
When residents of an English town start to receive vulgar letters, they rush to blame an unruly Irish immigrant.
Michael Douglas portrays Benjamin Franklin, who at age 70 worked to secure the Franco-American Alliance of 1778.
A group of Mexican-American youths fight prejudice to play golf at a white country club in the 1950s, hoping to become champions.
A team of Churchill's special forces operators carry out erratic warfare against the Nazis, becoming one of the first modern black ops units.
The film tells the story of the Smallbone Family, whose children grew up to become Christian pop superstars.
May 2024
Backed by Amy Winehouse's estate, the movie chronicles the evolution of the singer from adolescence to adulthood.
June 2024
A photographer documents a 1960s biker gang called the Vandals, interviewing the wife of one of its most devoted members.
July 2024
Incarcerated for a crime he didn't commit, John 'Divine G' Whitfield finds hope by acting in a prison theater group alongside other inmates.
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