30 Movies Based on True Stories Coming in 2019

List of upcoming based on true story movies scheduled to be released in 2019.


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A Hidden Life 2019 Completed

The true story of Austrian Franz Jägerstätter (played by August Diel), a consc… more

The true story of Austrian Franz Jägerstätter (played by August Diel), a conscientious objector who refused to fight for the Nazis during World War II.

Once Upon a Time in Hol... 2019 Post-Production

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is ch… more

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore.

Company: Sony Pictures

Breakthrough 2019 Completed

When Joyce Smith's fourteen-year-old son John fell through an icy Missouri lake… more

When Joyce Smith's fourteen-year-old son John fell through an icy Missouri lake one winter morning, she and her family had seemingly lost everything. At the hospital, John lay lifeless for more than sixty minutes. But Joyce was not ready to give up on her son. She mustered all her faith and strength into one force and cried out to God in a loud voice to save him. Miraculously, her son's heart immediately started beating again. In the coming days, John would defy every expert, every case history, and every scientific prediction. Sixteen days after falling through the ice and being clinically dead for an hour, he walked out of the hospital under his own power, completely healed.

Tolkien 2019 Post-Production

Explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, lov… more

Explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.

Ford v Ferrari 2019 Post-Production

Automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, are disp… more

Automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, are dispatched by Henry Ford II to craft a new automobile with the potential to finally defeat the dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship.

Hotel Mumbai 2019 Completed

Recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumba… more

Recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Dev Patel) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi) is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.

Blinded By The Light 2019 Completed

The film tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani… more

The film tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.

The Brawler 2019 Completed

Local boxer, Chuck Wepner was slinging liquor in Bayonne, New Jersey when he got… more

Local boxer, Chuck Wepner was slinging liquor in Bayonne, New Jersey when he got the call. Chuck was going to fight the Heavy Weight Champion of the World, Muhammad Ali. Chuck trained hard, pushing himself to the limit so he could go toe to toe with the greatest fighter of all time. His heroic battle with Ali was only the beginning of a wild ride that takes Chuck from the lows of New Jersey to highs of Hollywood.

The Best of Enemies 2019 Completed

Based on a true story, The Best of Enemies centers on the unlikely relationship… more

Based on a true story, The Best of Enemies centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

King of Thieves 2019 Completed

A true crime film about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in… more

A true crime film about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed.

Company: Saban Films

Fighting With My Family 2019 Completed

Reformed gangster and former wrestler Ricky, his wife Julia, daughter Saraya and… more

Reformed gangster and former wrestler Ricky, his wife Julia, daughter Saraya and son Zak make a living performing in tiny venues across the country. Ricky and Julia want a better life for their children and when brother and sister get the chance to audition for the WWE, it seems the family dream is coming true and all their troubles will be solved. However, Saraya and Zak are about to learn that becoming a WWE Superstar demands more than they ever imagined possible as athletes and siblings.

On The Basis Of Sex 2019 Completed

On The Basis Of Sex tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows youn… more

On The Basis Of Sex tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

Framing John DeLorean 2019 Completed

Recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker, traci… more

Recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker, tracing his meteoric rise through the ranks of General Motors, his obsessive quest to build a sports car that would conquer the world, and his shocking fall from grace on charges of cocaine trafficking.

Company: Sundance Selects

The Meanest Man In Texas 2019 Completed

Based on the book, The Meanest Man in Texas is the true story of Clyde Thompson… more

Based on the book, The Meanest Man in Texas is the true story of Clyde Thompson. When he is convicted of multiple murder, he is sent to the hardest labor camp in the south and the through his new found faith, he is mircaulously paroled and spends his life telling the world about the lord.

Company: Ammo Content

Stan & Ollie 2019 Completed

Laurel & Hardy, the world's favorite comedy double act, set out on a variety hal… more

Laurel & Hardy, the world's favorite comedy double act, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As they start crisscrossing the country, attendances are disappointingly low. But they've always been able to make each other laugh and as the charm and beauty of their performances shines through their audiences laugh too, and they re-connect with legions of adoring fans, old and new.

The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can't quite shake the spectre of Laurel and Hardy's past; and long buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver's failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages begins to unfold as the duo, aware that they may be approaching their swan song, try to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.

J.T. Leroy 2019 Completed

A young woman named Savannah Knoop (Kristen Stewart) spends six years pretendin… more

A young woman named Savannah Knoop (Kristen Stewart) spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author and cult status character JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law (Laura Dern).

Never Look Away 2019

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, the film tell… more

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, the film tells the story of a young art student, Kurt (Tom Schilling) who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie (Paula Beer). Ellie's father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter's choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago...