Movies Based on True Stories 2018: 4 Best Films Based on Real Events

By: Dave Taylor | Victor Padilla Posted: 12:27 PM, Nov 29, 2018 Updated: 12:33 PM, Nov 29, 2018

Looking for the best new movies based on true stories? We’ve got you covered with four films based on real events. Hugh Jackman, Clint Eastwood and Steve Carell are just a few of the major stars in these flicks. Let’s check out all your choices!


1. The Front Runner


First on our list of movies based on true stories is The Front Runner. Hugh Jackman stars as Gary Hart, the senator and 1988 Democratic presidential candidate who went from front runner to, ya know, not so much in a matter of weeks. See how it happened in theaters now!


2. The Mule


Then next month, the movies based on true stories keep rolling in with The Mule at number two. Clint Eastwood stars as a World War II veteran who worked as a drug dealer and courier for a cartel for more than 10 years! See Eastwood in his first acting project since 2012. He also produced and directed the movie, which hits theaters December 14th.


3. Welcome to Marwen


Then the following Friday, it’s time for Welcome to Marwen at number three. Steve Carell stars as Mark Hogancamp, who lost his memory after an attack, then healed with the help of a miniature World War II village he created and photographed. See the movie about his story, co-written and directed by Robert Zemeckis, in theaters December 21st.


4. Vice


Then just days later, Steve Carell appears in another true story-turned-movie. Vice makes our list of best movies based on true stories at number four. Vice is the story of how Dick Cheney, played by Christian Bale, became George Bush’s Vice President – arguably the most powerful V.P. in American history. Sam Rockwell plays the former president, surrounded by other great actors like Carell and Amy Adams. The film hits theaters Christmas day.


Grab some popcorn and give these four new movies based on true stories a try!