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.
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 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.
Is the truth left on the sidelines in this story of a football coach who leads a group of orphans to victory?
Does this story of a widowed father (Kevin Hart) raising his daughter stick to the facts?
Comedian Iliza Shlesinger based this comedy on her own relationship disaster.
An aging Meyer Lansky (Harvey Keitel) shares the story of his life as a notorious gangster.
July 2021
The series examines the crimes of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, aka Dr. Death.
A father embarks on a cross-country walk to raise awareness of bullying after his son commits suicide.
August 2021
Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in this biopic.
FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier's conversations with serial killer Ted Bundy inspired this movie starring Elijah Wood.
September 2021
Two housewives join forces to create a multimillion dollar coupon scam.
The movie depicts the rise and fall of televangelists Jim (Andrew Garfield) and Tammy Faye (Jessica Chastain) Bakker.
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.
November 2021
Dr. Ike (Paul Rudd) helps Marty (Will Ferrell) turn his life around, while at the same time taking it over.