True Story Movies 2017 List

    The Post

    In June 1971, The New York Times, the Washington Post and the na… more

    In June 1971, The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four US Presidents. At the time, the Post’s Katherine Graham (Streep) was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee (Hanks), the paper’s volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling, local paper. Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration’s unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment.

    Steven Spielberg, Tracy Letts, Tom Hanks… more

    Steven Spielberg, Tracy Letts, Tom Hanks, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, Zach Woods, Amy Pascal, Kristie Macosko Krieger

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    All the Money in the World

    Follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charli… more

    Follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

    Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Walsh, Ridley Scott… more

    Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Walsh, Ridley Scott, Romain Duris, Dan Friedkin, Quentin Curtis, David Scarpa, Michelle Williams

    LBJ

    After powerful Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson loses the 19… more

    After powerful Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson loses the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination to Senator John F. Kennedy (Jeffrey Donovan), he agrees to be his young rival’s running mate. But once they win the election, despite his extensive legislative experience and shrewd political instincts, Johnson finds himself sidelined in the role of Vice President. That all changes on Nov. 22, 1963, when Kennedy is assassinated and Johnson, with his devoted wife Lady Bird (Jennifer Jason Leigh) by his side, is suddenly thrust into the presidency. As the nation mourns, Johnson must contend with longtime adversary Attorney General Bobby Kennedy (Michael Stahl-David) and one-time mentor Georgia Sen. Richard Russell (Richard Jenkins) as he seeks to honor JFK’s legacy by championing the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Woody Harrelson, Rob Reiner, Bill Pullman… more

    Woody Harrelson, Rob Reiner, Bill Pullman, Michael Stahl-David, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richard Jenkins, Kim Allen, Matthew George

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    6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain

    When a snowstorm strands former professional hockey player Eric… more

    When a snowstorm strands former professional hockey player Eric LeMarque (Josh Hartnett) atop a Mountain for eight days, he is forced to face his past and come to terms with his personal demons and rediscover the power of faith within him in order to survive.

    Scott Waugh, Madison Turner, Josh Hartnett… more

    Scott Waugh, Madison Turner, Josh Hartnett, Mira Sorvino, Sarah Dumont

    Marshall

    Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, St… more

    Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Sterling K. Brown, and James Cromwell. Director Reginald Hudlin’s Marshall, is based on an early trial in the career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. It follows the young lawyer (Chadwick Boseman) to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur (Sterling K. Brown) charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of his white socialite employer (Kate Hudson). Muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall partners with a courageous young Jewish lawyer, Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad). Together they mount the defense in an environment of racism and Anti-Semitism. The high profile case and the partnership with Friedman served as a template for Marshall’s creation of the NAACP legal defense fund.

    Dan Stevens, Belton Lee, Sterling K. Brown… more

    Dan Stevens, Belton Lee, Sterling K. Brown, Josh Gad, James Cromwell, Reggie Hudlin, Paula Wagner, Jonathan Sanger

    Only the Brave

    All men are created equal… then, a few become firefighters. Only… more

    All men are created equal… then, a few become firefighters. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it – they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire.

    Molly Smith, Erik Howsam, Eric Warren Singer… more

    Molly Smith, Erik Howsam, Eric Warren Singer, Josh Brolin, James Badge Dale, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Hardy

    Extraordinary

    Based on a true marriage journey, the film tells the story of u… more

    Based on a true marriage journey, the film tells the story of ultra-marathon runner and college professor David Horton, his wife, Nancy, and their attempt to finish their marriage race well.

    Karen Abercrombie, Kirk Cameron, Leland Klassen… more

    Karen Abercrombie, Kirk Cameron, Leland Klassen, Shari Rigby

    9/11

    Based on actual events and voicemail messages, 9/11 tells the sto… more

    Based on actual events and voicemail messages, 9/11 tells the story of five people trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center's North Tower on September 11th, 2001. Having no comprehension of what has happened outside, these strangers work together and never give up hope as they try to escape before the unthinkable happens.

    Whoopi Goldberg, Dahlia Waingort, Gina Gershon… more

    Whoopi Goldberg, Dahlia Waingort, Gina Gershon, Olga Fonda, Martin Sprock, Charlie Sheen, Martin Guigui, Warren Ostergard

    Rebel in the Rye

    Set amidst the colorful backdrop of mid-20th century New York Cit… more

    Set amidst the colorful backdrop of mid-20th century New York City, Rebel in the Rye follows a young Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) as he struggles to find his voice, pursues a love affair with famed socialite Oona O’Neill (Zoey Deutch), and fights on the frontlines of World War II. It’s these experiences that will inform the creation of his masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye, bringing him overnight fame (and notoriety) and leading him to withdraw from the public eye for the rest of his life. Costarring Kevin Spacey and Sarah Paulson, Rebel in the Rye offers a tantalizing window into the life and times of a little-understood genius who broke the rules and redefined American literature.

    Victor Garber, Nicholas Hoult, Zoey Deutch… more

    Victor Garber, Nicholas Hoult, Zoey Deutch, Danny Strong, Molly Smith, Bruce Cohen, Brian d'Arcy James, Trent Luckinbill

    Stronger

    Stronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary… more

    Stronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. It is Jeff’s deeply personal account of the heroic journey which tests a family’s bond, defines a community’s pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity.

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Todd LIeberman, David Gordon Green… more

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Todd LIeberman, David Gordon Green, David Hoberman, John Pollono, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown

    Victoria and Abdul

    The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the l… more

    The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

    Judi Dench, Ruth McCabe, Adeel Akhtar… more

    Judi Dench, Ruth McCabe, Adeel Akhtar, Eddie Izzard, Julian Wadham, Stephen Frears, Lee Hall, Ali Fazal

    American Made

    Follows Barry Seal, a TWA pilot recruited by the CIA to provide r… more

    Follows Barry Seal, a TWA pilot recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America. Seal finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the U.S., one that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House through the Iran Contra scandal.

    Caleb Landry Jones, Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson… more

    Caleb Landry Jones, Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Doug Liman, Tyler Thompson, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Brian Oliver

    Victoria and Abdul

    The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the l… more

    The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

    Judi Dench, Ruth McCabe, Adeel Akhtar… more

    Judi Dench, Ruth McCabe, Adeel Akhtar, Eddie Izzard, Julian Wadham, Stephen Frears, Lee Hall, Ali Fazal

    The Battleship Island

    The Battleship Island is based on a true story during WWII when K… more

    The Battleship Island is based on a true story during WWII when Korea was under the colonial rule of Japan. In 1944, 400 conscripted Korean civilians head out to Hashima Island. Nicknamed “The Battleship Island” after its resemblance to a war vessel, many were lured by false promises of high wages. Upon arrival, they found that workers are forced into slave labor. As the U.S. launches a massive counterattack on Japan, the Japanese decide to blow up the island in order to bury the truth about their awful treatment of the Korean slave labors. A Korean independence activist discovers the plan and works with others on the island for a mass escape.

    Ryoo Seung-wan, Hwang Jeong-Min, So Ji-Sub… more

    Ryoo Seung-wan, Hwang Jeong-Min, So Ji-Sub, Song Joong-Ki, Lee Jung-Hyun.

    All Saints

    Michael's first assignment as their new pastor is to actually clo… more

    Michael's first assignment as their new pastor is to actually close down All Saints, a dilapidated country church with a dozen devoted members … and a mortgage well beyond its means. But when the church hesitantly begins welcoming Karen refugees from Burma—former farmers scrabbling for a fresh start in America—Michael feels called to an improbable new mission.

    Toiling alongside the Karen people, the congregation attempts to turn their fertile land into a working farm to pay the church's bills and feed its people. Jeopardizing his family's future by ignoring his superiors, Michael must choose between completing what he was assigned to do—close the church and sell the property—or listening to a still, small voice challenging the people of All Saints to risk it all and provide much-needed hope to their new community.

    David Keith, Chonda Pierce, Steve Gomer… more

    David Keith, Chonda Pierce, Steve Gomer, Steve Armour, John Corbett, Cara Buono, Barry Corbin, Nelson Lee

    All Eyez On Me

    Chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his ri… more

    Chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records. Against insurmountable odds, Shakur rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona both continue to grow long after his passing.

    Jeremy Haft, Stephen J. Rivele, Michael Starrbury… more

    Jeremy Haft, Stephen J. Rivele, Michael Starrbury, Keith Robinson, Annie Ilonzeh, Benny Boom, L.T. Hutton, David Robinson

    War Machine

    An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michô… more

    An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General's roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody - raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an exploration of a born leader's ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story's core is Brad Pitt's sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist's no-holds-barred exposé.

    Brad Pitt, Topher Grace, Will Poulter… more

    Brad Pitt, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, David Michôd, Lakeith Stanfield, Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, Emory Cohen

    Queen of the Desert

    A curious and adventurous young woman eager to explore the world… more

    A curious and adventurous young woman eager to explore the world outside of England, Gertrude Bell (Kidman) goes to the British embassy in Tehran where she quickly falls in love with a secretary of the embassy, Henry Cadogan (Franco). This sparks the beginning of a life-long adventure among the beautiful but misunderstood peoples and cultures of the Middle East. Along the way, her path intersects with archaeologist T.E. Lawrence (Pattinson) also known as Lawrence of Arabia, and Major Charles Doughty-Wylie (Lewis), the British Consul General in the Ottoman Empire.

    Nicole Kidman, Werner Herzog, Damian Lewis… more

    Nicole Kidman, Werner Herzog, Damian Lewis, Cassian Elwes, Robert Pattinson, James Franco, Nick Raslan

    A United Kingdom

    A United Kingdom is the true story of the forbidden love of King… more

    A United Kingdom is the true story of the forbidden love of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white woman from London, which caused an international uproar when they decided to marry in the late 1940s just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa. It was a decision that altered the course of African history.

    David Oyelowo, Rick McCallum, Rosamund Pike… more

    David Oyelowo, Rick McCallum, Rosamund Pike, Amma Asante, Guy Hibbert, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Nicholas Lyndhurst

    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.

    Kevin Costner, Aldis Hodge, Taraji P. Henson… more

    Kevin Costner, Aldis Hodge, Taraji P. Henson, Mahershala Ali, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Ted Melfi, Donna Gigliotti

    Alone in Berlin

    Otto and Anna Quangel (Brendan Gleeson & Emma Thompson) are a wor… more

    Otto and Anna Quangel (Brendan Gleeson & Emma Thompson) are a working class husband and wife doing their best to ride out the war. When their son is killed fighting on the frontlines, however, everything changes. They begin pouring their rage and grief into postcards emblazoned with anti-Nazi slogans, risking everything to disseminate their messages of protest across the city. But this seemingly small act of subversion rattles the regime, including a police inspector (Daniel Brühl) who will not rest until the culprits have been caught.

    Emma Thompson, Vincent Perez, Brendan Gleeson… more

    Emma Thompson, Vincent Perez, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Brühl