True Story Movies 2016 List

    Jackie

    An intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic mom… 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.

    Peter Sarsgaard, Mickey Liddell, Natalie Portman… more

    Peter Sarsgaard, Mickey Liddell, Natalie Portman, Scott Franklin, Billy Crudup, Pablo Larrain, Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel

    User Rated: 4 / 5

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    Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnso… 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.

    Octavia Spencer, Aldis Hodge, Kevin Costner… more

    Octavia Spencer, Aldis Hodge, Kevin Costner, Mahershala Ali, Peter Chernin, Kirsten Dunst, Ted Melfi, Taraji P. Henson

    User Rated: 4 / 5

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    Loving

    Follows an interracial married couple jailed for their union in 1… 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.

    Colin Firth, Michael Shannon, Bill Camp… more

    Colin Firth, Michael Shannon, Bill Camp, Joel Edgerton, Jeff Nichols, Nick Kroll, Ged Doherty, Sarah Green

    User Rated: 2 / 5

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    King Cobra

    When a lonely suburban man turned gay porn producer discovers a h… 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".

    Christian Slater, James Franco, Alicia Silverstone… more

    Christian Slater, James Franco, Alicia Silverstone, Garret Clayton, Justin Kelly, Molly Ringwald, Keegan Allen

    User Rated: 4 / 5

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    Snowden

    Snowden reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Sn… 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.

    Timothy Olyphant, Nicolas Cage, Scott Eastwood… more

    Timothy Olyphant, Nicolas Cage, Scott Eastwood, Rhys Ifans, Oliver Stone, Eric Kopeloff, Christopher Woodrow, Moritz Borman

    User Rated: 4 / 5

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    Live Another Day

    In the fall of 2008, at the dawn of the Great Recession, General… 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.

    Didier Pietri, Bill Burke

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    Queen of Katwe

    For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in… 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.

    Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Esther Tebandeke… more

    Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Esther Tebandeke, Mira Nair, William Wheeler, Will Weiske, Troy Buder

    User Rated: 4 / 5

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    Deepwater Horizon

    Based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf… 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.

    Matthew Michael Carnahan, Mark Wahlberg, Gina Rodriguez… more

    Matthew Michael Carnahan, Mark Wahlberg, Gina Rodriguez, Matthew Sand, Kurt Russell, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Peter Berg, John Malkovich

    User Rated: 4 / 5

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    Queen of Katwe

    For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in… 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.

    Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Esther Tebandeke… more

    Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Esther Tebandeke, Mira Nair, William Wheeler, Will Weiske, Troy Buder

    User Rated: 4 / 5

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    Imperium

    Nate Foster (Daniel Radcliffe), a young, idealistic FBI agent, go… 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.

    Toni Collette, Daniel Radcliffe, Tracy Letts… more

    Toni Collette, Daniel Radcliffe, Tracy Letts, Sam Trammell, Daniel Ragussis, Michael German, Seth Numrich, Pawel Szajda

    User Rated: 3 / 5

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    Hands of Stone

    Hands of Stone follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez)… 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.)

    Robert De Niro, Paul Webster, Edgar Ramirez… more

    Robert De Niro, Paul Webster, Edgar Ramirez, Jonathan Jakubowicz, Usher, Ben Silverman, Jay Weisleder, Robin Duran Iglesias

    User Rated: 3 / 5

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    Free State of Jones

    Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil… 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.

    Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali… more

    Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stuart Ford, Robert Simonds, Christopher Woodrow, Elexa Ruth

    User Rated: 4 / 5

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    The Preppie Connection

    A working class prodigy (Thomas Mann) steps into the elite corri… 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.

    Dylan Blue, Joseph Castelo, Thomas Mann… more

    Dylan Blue, Joseph Castelo, Thomas Mann, Amy Hargreaves, Jessica Rothe, Joseph Mensch, Adam Folk, Billy Raftery

    User Rated: 3 / 5

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    Born to Be Blue

    The story of Chet Baker, the trumpeter and singer who, after beco… 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.

    Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Robert Budreau… more

    Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Robert Budreau, Callum Keith Rennie

    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

    An attack takes place on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and a… 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.

    Erwin Stoff, John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber… more

    Erwin Stoff, John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, Chuck Hogan, Max Martini, Michael Bay, James Badge Dale, David Denman

    User Rated: 4 / 5

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    The Clan

    True story of middle-class patriarch Arquímedes Puccio who manip… 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.

    Pablo Trapero, Antonia Bengoechea, Guillermo Francella… more

    Pablo Trapero, Antonia Bengoechea, Guillermo Francella, Gastón Cocchiarale, Peter Lanzani

    User Rated: 2 / 5

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