2016 True Story Movies

    Jackie

    Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig, Peter Sarsgaard

    An intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American histor… more

    An intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.

    4 / 5

    Hidden Figures

    Taraji P. Henson, Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer

    Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), D… more

    Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

    4 / 5

    Loving

    Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon

    Follows an interracial married couple jailed for their union in 1958 Virginia. The pair… more

    Follows an interracial married couple jailed for their union in 1958 Virginia. The pair fought back against the laws that made their marriage punishable, leading to a landmark Supreme Court case that eventually reversed all restrictions on marriage based on race.

    2 / 5
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    King Cobra

    James Franco, Molly Ringwald, Christian Slater

    When a lonely suburban man turned gay porn producer discovers a hot, lucrative new star… more

    When a lonely suburban man turned gay porn producer discovers a hot, lucrative new star, he finds himself the target of rival pornographers who will stop at nothing to steal his money maker. Based on the novel "Cobra Killer".

    4 / 5

    Snowden

    Shailene Woodley, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Wilkinson

    Snowden reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing f… more

    Snowden reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, and how he pulled it off makes for one of the most compelling films of the year.

    4 / 5

    Live Another Day

    In the fall of 2008, at the dawn of the Great Recession, General Motors, Ford and Chrysl… more

    In the fall of 2008, at the dawn of the Great Recession, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler - three of the most famous and powerful American industrial companies- found themselves on the verge of total collapse.

    Live Another Day is the story of why it happened and how these companies were really rescued by the U.S. Government. Based on the book Crash Course, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Ingrassia, the film provides exclusive insights and anecdotes from all the major participants at the center of this uniquely North American drama: the key members of President Obama’s Automotive Task Force, top executives of GM, Ford, Chrysler, and the UAW; politicians, journalists and academics.

    1 / 5
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    Queen of Katwe

    Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Esther Tebandeke

    For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum o… more

    For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and with the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family.

    4 / 5

    Deepwater Horizon

    Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich

    Based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20… more

    Based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, the story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history.

    4 / 5

    Queen of Katwe

    Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Esther Tebandeke

    For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum o… more

    For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and with the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family.

    4 / 5

    Imperium

    Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts

    Nate Foster (Daniel Radcliffe), a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take d… more

    Nate Foster (Daniel Radcliffe), a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical right-wing terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy.

    3 / 5

    Hands of Stone

    Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Usher

    Hands of Stone follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighte… more

    Hands of Stone follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year-old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words "no mas" (no more.)

    3 / 5

    Free State of Jones

    Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell

    Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the stor… more

    Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.

    4 / 5

    The Preppie Connection

    Lucy Fry, Thomas Mann, Sam Page

    A working class prodigy (Thomas Mann) steps into the elite corridors of a prep school i… more

    A working class prodigy (Thomas Mann) steps into the elite corridors of a prep school in his hometown and learns that the path into the world of “Preppies” is to supply them with cocaine. He uses his connections and fearlessness to impress his new friends, but finds that accessing the world of privilege comes at a steep cost.

    3 / 5

    Born to Be Blue

    Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie

    The story of Chet Baker, the trumpeter and singer who, after becoming a jazz icon in the… more

    The story of Chet Baker, the trumpeter and singer who, after becoming a jazz icon in the 1950s, became equally famous for his drug addiction. Picking up his story in the late 1960s, Born to Be Blue is a love story that mixes historical fact and fiction as it re-imagines Baker’s extraordinary attempt at a comeback.

    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

    John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, Max Martini

    An attack takes place on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA Annex in Ben… more

    An attack takes place on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11. Four Americans are killed in the attack, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.

    4 / 5

    The Clan

    Antonia Bengoechea, Guillermo Francella, Gastón Cocchiarale

    True story of middle-class patriarch Arquímedes Puccio who manipulated his family – inc… more

    True story of middle-class patriarch Arquímedes Puccio who manipulated his family – including his eldest son, a star rugby player for the Pumas national team – to help him carry out a series of kidnaps and murders.

    2 / 5