Best History Movies of This Year (So Far)

1.

Hamilton

6.1
8.6/10 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
2.

The Trial of the Chicago 7

5.9
7.9/10 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
3.

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
4.

The Outpost

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.

Starring: Caleb Landry Jones, Orlando Bloom, Ernest Cavazos, Taylor John Smith, Cory Hardrict, Scott Eastwood, Milo Gibson, Bobby Lockwood, Jacob Scipio, Jack Kesy ..
Directed by: Rod Lurie
Release date: 2020-06-24
5.

Uncle Tom

4.7
9.1/10 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
6.

Disclosure

4.3
8.3/10 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
7.

Resistance

4.2
6.2/10 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
Best History Movies of This Year: Quiz
8.

Quiz

4.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Quiz tells the extraordinary and sensational story of how Charles and Diana Ingram attempted an ‘audacious heist' on the quiz show 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'. Major Ingram, his wife Diana and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock—who was sitting in the audience—were accused of cheating their way to a million pounds, on what was the most popular game show on Earth in 2001. The couple stood trial for conspiring by coughing during the recording to signify the correct answers to the multiple choice questions posed to the Major by host, Chris Tarrant.

Starring: Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Sheen, Sian Clifford, Mark Bonnar, Helen McCrory, Michael Jibson, Aisling Bea, Elliot Levey, Risteard Cooper, Trystan Gravelle ..
Release date: 2020-06-15
9.

Wasp Network

3.7
5.8/10 IMDB

Havana, Cuba, 1990. René González, an airplane pilot, unexpectedly flees the country, leaving behind his wife Olga and his daughter Irma, and begins a new life in Miami, where he becomes a member of an anti-Castro organization.

Starring: Edgar Ramírez, Pedro Pascal, Penélope Cruz, Wagner Moura, Gael García Bernal, Ana de Armas, Harlys Becerra, Julian Flynn, Gisela Chipe, Brannon Cross ..
Directed by: Olivier Assayas
Release date: 2020-01-29
Best History Movies of This Year: What Is Jeopardy!?: Alex Trebek and America's Most Popular Quiz Show
10.

What Is Jeopardy!?: Alex Trebek and America's Most Popular Quiz Show

3.7
7.6/10 IMDB

Michael Strahan sits down with Alex Trebek in a candid interview. Trebek talks about his life, his cancer battle and the upcoming "Jeopardy!" episode where the show's greatest competitors face off.

Starring: Alex Trebek, Michael Strahan, Chris Connelly, Johnny Gilbert, Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer, Brad Rutter ..
Release date: 2020-01-02

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