Best History Movies of 2020

1.

The Trial of the Chicago 7

6.4
7.8/10 IMDB

What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alex Sharp, Frank Langella, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Noah Robbins, Max Adler ..
Directed by: Aaron Sorkin
Release date: 2020-09-25
2.

Hamilton

6.0
8.4/10 IMDB

Presenting the tale of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, this filmed version of the original Broadway smash hit is the story of America then, told by America now.

Starring: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson, Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Jonathan Groff ..
Directed by: Thomas Kail
Release date: 2020-07-03
3.

First Cow

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

A taciturn loner and skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.

Starring: John Magaro, Orion Lee, Clayton Nemrow, Todd A. Robinson, Alia Shawkat, René Auberjonois, Toby Jones, Ewen Bremner, Scott Shepherd, Lily Gladstone ..
Directed by: Kelly Reichardt
Release date: 2020-03-06
4.

Mank

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.

Starring: Gary Oldman, Tom Burke, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Tuppence Middleton, Arliss Howard, Charles Dance, Ferdinand Kingsley, Jamie McShane, Joseph Cross ..
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 2020-11-13
5.

Escape from Pretoria

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

South Africa, 1978. Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, two white political activists from the African National Congress imprisoned by the apartheid regime, put a plan in motion to escape from the infamous Pretoria Prison.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Ian Hart, Daniel Webber, Nathan Page, Mark Leonard Winter, Adam Ovadia, Ratidzo Mambo, Stephen Hunter, Jeanette Cronin, Adam Tuominen ..
Directed by: Francis Annan
Release date: 2020-03-06
6.

Radioactive

4.7
6.2/10 IMDB

The story of Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie and her extraordinary scientific discoveries—through the prism of her marriage to husband Pierre—and the seismic and transformative effects their discovery of radium had on the 20th century.

Starring: Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard, Simon Russell Beale, Peter Sztojanov Jr., Jonathan Aris, Corey Johnson, Tim Woodward, Harriet Turnbull ..
Directed by: Marjane Satrapi
Release date: 2020-03-11
7.

Safety

4.5
6.8/10 IMDB

The story of Ray-Ray McElrathbey, a freshman football player for Clemson University, who secretly raised his younger brother on campus after his home life became too unsteady.

Starring: Jay Reeves, Amanda Warren, Corinne Foxx, Matthew Glave, Luke Tennie, Brett Rice, Tom Nowicki, Hunter Sansone, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Marili Kateri ..
Directed by: Reginald Hudlin
Release date: 2020-12-11
8.

Lost Girls

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.

Starring: Amy Ryan, Gabriel Byrne, Lola Kirke, Dean Winters, Oona Laurence, Thomasin McKenzie, Kevin Corrigan, Molly Brown, Miriam Shor, Austyn Johnson ..
Directed by: Liz Garbus
Release date: 2020-01-28
9.

Uncle Tom

4.4
8.8/10 IMDB

In a collection of intimate interviews with some of America's most provocative black conservative thinkers, Uncle Tom takes a unique look at being black in America. Featuring media personalities, ministers, civil rights activists, veterans, and a self-employed plumber, the film explores their personal journeys of navigating the world as one of America's most misunderstood political and cultural groups: The American Black Conservative. In this eye-opening film from Director Justin Malone and Executive Producer Larry Elder, Uncle Tom examines self-empowerment, individualism and rejecting the victim narrative. Uncle Tom shows us a different perspective of American History from this often ignored and ridiculed group.

Starring: Chad Jackson, Brandon Tatum, Candace Owens, Larry Elder, Jesse Lee Peterson, Allen West, Robert Woodson, Herman Cain, Carol Swain, Herman Cain ..
Directed by: Justin Malone
Release date: 2020-06-19
10.

Disclosure

4.3
8.2/10 IMDB

An investigation of how Hollywood's fabled stories have deeply influenced how Americans feel about transgender people, and how transgender people have been taught to feel about themselves.

Starring: Laverne Cox, MJ Rodriguez, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, Chaz Bono, Jamie Clayton, Tre'vell Anderson, Alexandra Billings, Marquise Vilson, Rain Valdez ..
Directed by: Sam Feder
Release date: 2020-06-19

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