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.
January 2024
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.
A group of Mexican-American youths fight prejudice to play golf at a white country club in the 1950s, hoping to become champions.
A British special forces team carries out "ungentlemanly" warfare against the Nazis.
The film tells the story of the Smallbone Family, whose children grew up to become Christian pop superstars.
May 2024
Does Jerry Seinfeld's comedy about the invention of Pop-Tarts at all resemble the real-life Kellogg's / Post rivalry?
To avoid a murder wrap, Black Panther founder Huey P. Newton escapes to Cuba with the help of Hollywood producer Bert Schneider.
Backed by Amy Winehouse's estate, the movie chronicles the evolution of the singer from adolescence to adulthood.
Sight tells the story Ming Wang, an impoverished prodigy who fled China and became one of the world's top eye surgeons.
Two pioneers fall in love and fight for their survival on the frontier during the American Civil War.
In 1926, competitive swimmer Trudy Ederle (Daisy Ridley) attempts to swim across the English Channel.
June 2024
The Hulu series chronicles the rise of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and his rivalry with Yves Saint Laurent's partner Pierre Berge.
Gary Johnson (Glen Powell), a professor who moonlights as a fake hit man in police stings, starts to fall for a potential client.
The 6th wife of King Henry VIII, Katherine Parr, struggles to not end up dead like the wives before her.
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.
August 2024
Dennis Quaid portrays Ronald Reagan in this movie about his life and presidency.
September 2024
Kate Winslet portrays fashion model turned war correspondent Lee Miller, who worked for Vogue during WWII.
November 2024
German Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer plots the assassination of Adolf Hitler.