True Story Movies 2018 List

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Vice

Explores the epic story about how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.
Sam Rockwell, Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Tyler Perry, Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Lily Rabe, Dede Gardner
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Schindler's List: Remastered

Winner of seven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Director, this incredible true story follows the enigmatic Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did.
Liam Neeson, Steven Spielberg, Ben Kingsley, Jonathan Sagalle, Steven Zaillian, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Embeth Davidtz

City of Lies

In the mid-1990s, Los Angeles is rife with crime, poverty and racism. Detective Russell Poole, a straight-shooting detective, is assigned to investigate a cop-on-cop shooting and stumbles upon a web of corruption woven into the fabric of the department. As he delves deeper into the mire of scandal and deception, he is met with increasing resistance from his superiors and frozen out by his fellow officers.
Johnny Depp, Brad Furman, Miriam Segal, Christian Contreras, Neil Brown Jr., Forest Whitaker, Toby Huss, Dayton Callie
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The Mule

Clint Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well—so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him.
Michael Pena, Todd Hoffman, Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, Bradley Thomas, Nick Schenk, Dave Bernad, Dan Friedkin
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Welcome to Marwen

When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.
Jack Rapke, Caroline Thompson, Steve Starkey, Diane Kruger, Gwendoline Christie, Merritt Wever, Robert Zemeckis, Jackie Levine

On The Basis Of Sex

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.
Mimi Leder, Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Robert W. Cort, Cailee Spaeny, Daniel Stiepleman, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates

Vice

Explores the epic story about how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.
Sam Rockwell, Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Tyler Perry, Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Lily Rabe, Dede Gardner

Stan & Ollie

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.
Jon S. Baird, Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Jeff Pope, Stephanie Hyam, Danny Huston, Nina Arianda, Shirley Henderson

A Private War

In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her -- along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) -- to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
Rosamund Pike, Charlize Theron, Jamie Dornan, Matthew Heineman, Basil Iwanyk, Stanley Tucci, Erica Lee, Wayne Marc Godfrey

The Front-Runner

Senator Gary Hart is the frontrunner during the early stages of the 1988 race for the Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign is rocked by revelations of an extramarital affair with Donna Rice. The Colorado senator then drops out of the race.
Vera Farmiga, Sara Paxton, Bill Burr, Chris Coy, Courtney Ford, Kaitlyn Dever, J.K. Simmons, Mike Judge

Speed Kills

John Travolta stars as a speedboat racing champion and multimillionaire whose secret life as a drug trafficker lands him in a deadly crossfire between the DEA and the Mob.
Jordi Molla, John Luessenhop, John Travolta, David Aaron Cohen, Jennifer Esposito, Michael Weston, Matthew Modine, Kellan Lutz

A Private War

In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her -- along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) -- to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
Rosamund Pike, Charlize Theron, Jamie Dornan, Matthew Heineman, Basil Iwanyk, Stanley Tucci, Erica Lee, Wayne Marc Godfrey

Green Book

When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
Jeff Skoll, Charles B. Wessler, Linda Cardellini, Octavia Spencer, John Sloss, Nick Vallelonga, Mahershala Ali, Jonathan King

The Front-Runner

Senator Gary Hart is the frontrunner during the early stages of the 1988 race for the Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign is rocked by revelations of an extramarital affair with Donna Rice. The Colorado senator then drops out of the race.
Vera Farmiga, Sara Paxton, Bill Burr, Chris Coy, Courtney Ford, Kaitlyn Dever, J.K. Simmons, Mike Judge

Never Look Away

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...
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer

The Mercy

Based on the true story of Donald Crowhurst and his attempt to win the first non-stop single-handed round-the-world yacht race in 1968. The story of Crowhurst’s dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey while his wife Claire and children waited for his return at home is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.
Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Ken Stott, Ron Halpern, James Marsh, Pete Czernin, Nicolas Mauvernay, Colin Firth

The Old Man and the Gun

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
Danny Glover, Tom Waits, Robert Redford, David Lowery, Sean McGinly, Sissy Spacek, Stephanie Striegel, Anthony Mastromauro

First Man

The riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969.
Marty Bowen, Ryan Gosling, Ethan Embry, Steven Spielberg, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Jason Clarke, Ciaran Hinds

Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer

The film is the shocking true story of the investigation and trial of Dr Kermit Gosnell - his 30 year killing spree and the political and media establishment that tried to cover it up. Who can the investigators really trust when a routine drugs investigation uncovers a scandal that goes all the way to the top?
Nick Searcy, John Sullivan, Dean Cain, Earl Billings, Sarah Jane Morris

Unbroken: Path to Redemption

Based on Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling book, Unbroken: Path to Redemption begins where the hit movie Unbroken concludes, sharing the next amazing chapter of the unbelievable true story of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini.

Haunted by nightmares of his torment, Louie sees himself as anything but a hero. Then, he meets Cynthia, a young woman who captures his eye—and his heart.

Louie’s wrathful quest for revenge drives him deeper into despair, putting the couple on the brink of divorce. Until Cynthia experiences Billy Graham’s 1949 Los Angeles Crusade where she finds faith in God and a renewed commitment to her marriage and her husband. Now, her most fervent prayer is for God to help Louie find the peace and forgiveness he so desperately needs.
Harold Cronk, Richard Friedenberg, Bobby Campo, Vanessa Bell, David Sakurai, Ken Hixon, Samuel Hunt, Merritt Patterson

Beautifully Broken

A refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret converge in this inspiring true story of hope. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Emily Hahn, Eric Roberts, Alan Powell, Jessica Obilom, Eric Welch, Brad Allen, Chuck Howard, Martin Michael

Operation Finale

Fifteen years after the end of World War II, acting on irrefutable evidence, a top-secret team of Israeli agents travel to Argentina where Eichmann (Kingsley) has been in hiding together with his family under an alias Ricardo Klement and execute an extremely dangerous abduction. In attempting to sneak him out of Argentina to stand trial in Israel while being pursued by the country’s right-wing forces, agent Peter Malkin (Isaac) is forced to engage Eichmann in an intense and gripping game of cat-and-mouse with life-and-death stakes.
Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Lior Raz, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Matthew Orton, Greta Scacchi, Ron Schmidt, Chris Weitz

Zoo

Based on a true story, 12 year old Tom (Art Parkinson) and his misfit friends fight to save Buster the baby elephant during the air raids on Belfast in 1941.
Katy Jackson, Penelope Wilton, Colin McIvor, John Leslie, Dominic Wright, Jacqueline Kerrin, Art Parkinson

Tag

One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming…and he’s ready. Based on a true story, “Tag” shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.
Leslie Bibb, Jake Johnson, Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Mark Steilen, Rob McKittrick, Rashida Jones

China Salesman

Based on a true story, China Salesman takes us on a dangerous and epic adventure to Africa where a Chinese engineer/salesman comes face-to-face with a corrupt competitor over the contract for the first mobile telecom technology in Africa. Local tribesman Kabbah (Mike Tyson) and mercenary Lauder (Steven Seagal) get drawn into the conflict in a classic, brutal hand-to-hand fight while the entire country faces civil war battles.
Mike Tyson, Tan Bing, Steven Seagal, Janicke Askevold, Dong-xue Li, Eriq Ebouaney

The 12th Man

Norway, 1943: after a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud (Thomas Gullestad) finds himself on the run from the Gestapo through the snowbound Arctic reaches of Scandinavia. It’s a harrowing journey across unforgiving, frozen wilderness that will stretch on for months—and force Jan to take extreme action in order to survive.
Harald Zwart, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Petter Skavlan, Thomas Gullestad, Mads Sjogard Pettersen, Maria Grazia Di Meo

Chappaquiddick

On the eve of the moon landing, Ted Kennedy is involved in a tragic single-car accident that results in the death of former Robert Kennedy campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne. The senator struggles to follow his own moral compass and simultaneously protect his family's legacy, all while simply trying to keep his own political ambitions alive.
Chris Cowles, John Curran, Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Mark Ciardi, Campbell McInnes, Taylor Allen, Andrew Logan

The Forgiven

When Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Whitaker) is appointed to head a nationwide investigation, he’s summoned to a maximum-security prison by a notorious murderer seeking clemency (Bana). Inside the brutal prison walls, Tutu is drawn into a dangerous, life-changing battle with the cunning criminal.
Eric Bana, Roland Joffe, Michael Ashton, Forest Whitaker, Jeff Gum

The 15:17 To Paris

In August 2015, ISIS terrorist Ayoub El-Khazzani boards train from Brussels to Paris. El-Khazzani is armed with an AK-47 and enough ammo to kill more than 500 people, but three American friends refuse to give in to fear. Together, they avert a mass tragedy.
Anthony Sadler, Tim Moore, Clint Eastwood, Alek Skarlatos, Kristina Rivera, Jessica Meier, Dorothy Blyskal, Spencer Stone

The Post

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.
David Cross, Alison Brie, Michael Stuhlbarg, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Amy Pascal, Bradley Whitford

12 Strong

12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghani horse soldiers. But despite their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds: outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.
Michael Pena, Jack Kesy, Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Ben O'Toole, Mike Stenson, Jerry Bruckheimer