Upcoming True Story Movies 2024 List

List of 2024 Movies Based on True Stories

List of 2024 Movies Based on True Stories

Hit Man R

Gary Johnson, a part-time teacher who doubles as a mysterious gunman for hire, faces a moral dilemma in “Hit Man R.” Tasked to help a desperate woman, portrayed by Adria Arjona, escape her abusive husband, he confronts his false personas and flirts with becoming a criminal himself. The drama unfolds, Coming Out Friday, June 7, 2024, drawing us deep into the shadows of his choices.

Genre: Action Comedy
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Glen Powell, Adria Arjon

Sing Sing

Inside the maximum security prison of Sing Sing Correctional Facility, a group of prisoners undertake the challenge of staging their original production, “Breakin’ The Mummy’s Code.” From its inception to opening night, the process explores themes of redemption and creativity behind bars. Anticipate its release on July TBA, 2024.

Genre: Drama
DIRECTOR: Greg Kwedar
CAST: Colman Domingo, Paul Raci, Clarence Maclin, Sean San José

The Contestant

Nasubi, a reality TV star, narrates his shocking story of being on a show without his knowledge in “The Contestant.” This unique premise captures the blurred lines between reality and entertainment, sparking intrigue and empathy. The film is slated for release Thursday, May 2, 2024.

Genre: Documentary
DIRECTOR: Clair Titley


“Sight” presents the inspiring true story of Dr. Wang, a young boy from communist China who grows up to be one of the leading eye surgeons in America. His innovative technology has restored sight to millions, highlighting the power of vision beyond the literal sense. Watch for its premiere on Friday, May 24, 2024.

Genre: Drama
DIRECTOR: Andrew Hyatt
CAST: Terry Chen, Greg Kinnear, Danni Wang, Raymond Ma, Bennet Wang, Jayden Zhang, Wai Ching Ho, Fionnula Flanagan

Young Woman and the Sea

Starring Daisy Ridley, this film chronicles the journey of an accomplished swimmer born in 1905 to immigrant parents in New York City. Her 21-mile trek from France to England against the backdrop of a patriarchal society illustrates her resilience. The release date is Friday, May 31, 2024.

Genre: Romance/Drama
DIRECTOR: Joachim Rønning
CAST: Daisy Ridley, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Stephen Graham, Kim Bodnia, Christopher Eccleston, Glenn Fleshler

The Long Game

“The Long Game” follows a group of young Mexican American caddies in 1955 who build their golf course in South Texas. Competing against wealthy, all-white teams, they clinch the 1957 Texas State High School Golf Championship. This stirring narrative hits theaters on Friday, April 12, 2024.

DIRECTOR: Julio Quintana
CAST: Jay Hernandez, Julian Works, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Brett Cullen, Oscar Nuñez, Paulina Chávez, Gregory, Diaz IV, José Julián, Cheech Marin, Dennis Quaid


“Unsinkable” dives into Senator William Alden Smith’s and undercover journalist Alaine Ricard’s investigation of the Titanic. Their riveting journey unveils the truths behind one of history’s greatest disasters. The release date was Friday, April 12, 2024.

DIRECTOR: Cody Hartman
CAST: Karen Allen, Fiona Dourif, Jayne Wisene

Unsung Hero

When David Smallbone’s music company collapses, he relocates his family from Down Under to the States. Their struggle and eventual success in the music industry, led by his wife Helen’s unwavering faith, is set to inspire on Friday, April 26, 2024.

Genre: Drama/Music
DIRECTOR: Joel Smallbone, Richard Ramsey
Music by: Brent McCorkle
CAST: Daisy Betts, Joel Smallbone, Kirrilee Berger

One Life

Sir Nicholas’ Nicky’ Winton’s act of rescuing 669 children from the Nazis forms the heart of “One Life.” Played by Hopkins, Winton’s courage and quick actions before the borders closed during WWII are profound. The film was released on Friday, March 15, 2024.

Genre: War/Drama
DIRECTOR: James Hawes
CAST: Anthony Hopkins, Lena Olin, Johnny Flynn

Wicked Little Letters

In “Wicked Little Letters,” set in a 1920s English seaside town, an absurd scandal over wicked letters leads to a comical trial involving Edith Swan and Rose Gooding. Their story of misunderstanding and community was revealed on Friday, March 29, 2024.

DIRECTOR: Thea Sharrock
Music by: Isobel Waller-Bridge
CAST: Jessie Buckley, Olivia Colman, Timothy Spal

Society of the Snow

A true survival drama, “Society of the Snow” recounts the harrowing tale of the 1972 Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crash in the Andes. The survivors’ ordeal and extreme measures to stay alive premiere on Thursday, January 4, 2024.

Genre: Adventure/Thriller
DIRECTOR: J. A. Bayona

Six Triple Eight

“Six Triple Eight” celebrates the all-black, all-female World War 2 Battalion, whose mission was to clear a three-year backlog of undelivered mail in Europe. Their story of hope and perseverance under challenging conditions is yet to announce its release date in 2024.

Director: Tyler Perry
Distributed by: Netflix

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