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Upcoming Hollywood Movies of 2015 Based on True Stories

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Like every year, 2015 is also lined with some of the anticipated Hollywood movies based on true stories. It is fun to watch fictitious movies, but there is a particular section of people who want to watch biopics and movies based on a true story.

2014 was flooded with some of the interesting biopics which also got nominated at the Oscars for several categories, and after seeing some of the gripping trailers of upcoming Hollywood movies of 2015 based on true events, we are excitedly screaming "OSCAR!"

In the last 2 months, we have seen some of the breathtaking Hollywood movie trailers based on true stories. From Suffragette to the recently dropped trailer of Everest, some of the movies have stories of people who tried to do something different.

Some of the Hollywood movies releasing this year (based on true stories) include The Walk, Pawn Sacrifice, Black Mass, Steve Jobs and more. One of the much talked about Hollywood films based on a true story is, The Face of an Angel. The film is based on the real-life story of Amanda Knox who was accused of the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2007.

Check out the list of awaited Hollywood movies which are based on true stories and events.


Inspired by true events, the movie shows Suffragette movement of women, Britain's long and violent journey toward granting women the right to vote in the early 20th century. Starring Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan, the movie will open the 59th BFI London Film Festival on October 7. It hits theaters on October 23.

The Walk

Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrays the high-wire artist, Philippe Petit. The true story shows Petit's 1974 attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

Pawn Sacrifice

The biopic is based on American chess legend Bobby Fischer (played by Tobey Maguire). Set during the height of the Cold War, Pawn Sacrifice chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.

Black Mass

Johnny Depp portrays Boston gangster turned FBI informant Whitey Bulger in the film which based on the 2001 book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill.

Steve Jobs

Danny Boyle has cast Michael Fassbender as Jobs in the biopic which releases on 9th October. It is based on a screenplay written by Aaron Sorkin, which was adapted from Walter Isaacson's biography Steve Jobs.

The Face of an Angel

Inspired by the book Angel Face, drawn from crime coverage by Newsweek/Daily Beast writer Barbie Latza Nadeau, the movie is based on the real-life story of Amanda Knox who was accused of the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2007.


The biographical film is based on the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster and bestselling non-fiction novel Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer. There were two expedition groups led by Scott Fischer (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) and Rob Hall (played by Jason Clarke) each, who tried to climb the mountain.


Two men separated by 100 years are united in their search for freedom. 100 years earlier in 1748, John Newton the Captain of a slave trader sails from Africa with a cargo of slaves, bound for America. In 1856 a slave, Samuel Woodward and his family, escape from the Monroe Plantation near Richmond, Virginia.

Testament of Youth

The British drama film is based on the First World War memoir of the same name written by Vera Brittain. The film stars Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain, an independent young woman who abandoned her Oxford studies to become a war nurse.

In The Heart of the Sea

The Ron Howard's biographical thriller tells the true story of a whaleship from Nantucket that was attacked by a sperm whale in 1820. The whaleship Essex is crewed by Captain George Pollard, Jr. (Benjamin Walker), first mate Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth), second mate Matthew Joy (Cillian Murphy), and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson (Tom Holland).

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