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

6.1
8.5/10 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

5.1
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

5.1
7.0/10 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.

Uncle Tom

4.5
8.7/10 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
7.

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
8.

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
9.

Resistance

4.3
6.4/10 IMDB

The story of mime Marcel Marceau as he works with a group of Jewish boy scouts and the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Ed Harris, Edgar Ramírez, Clémence Poésy, Matthias Schweighöfer, Bella Ramsey, Géza Röhrig, Félix Moati, Vica Kerekes, Martha Issová ..
Directed by: Jonathan Jakubowicz
Release date: 2020-03-27
10.

Misbehaviour

4.1
6.2/10 IMDB

A group of women involved in the Women's Liberation Movement hatched a plan to invade the stage and disrupt the live broadcast at the 1970 Miss World competition in London, resulting in overnight fame for the newly-formed organization. When the show resumed, the results caused an uproar and turned the Western ideal of beauty on its head.

Starring: Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans, Greg Kinnear, Phyllis Logan, John Sackville, Keeley Hawes, Suki Waterhouse ..
Directed by: Philippa Lowthorpe
Release date: 2020-03-12

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