Though fictional films often pack the most entertainment, the best 2018 historical movies and films based on true events can bring just as much excitement to viewers. Sure, fictional movies can make up virtually any scenario and setting, but what's so great about these historical movies is knowing the events actually happened—whether that's based on a real murder or a real-life atrocity. Moreover, it gives the audience a chance to relive the times and gain valuable insight they may not find in a book. So, which historical movies of 2018 did you think were best?
Of all the movies based on true events released this year, Tag has to be the most unconventional—focusing on a group of friends and a decades-long game of tag (hilarity ensues). Then you have the more conventional historical drama film 15:17 to Paris, covering the 2015 Thalys terrorist attack—putting viewers right on the train in which it occurred. Of course, there were plenty of other great 2018 historical films, including The Death of Stalin (self explanatory) and the story of post-911 war, 12 Strong.
Check out the list of best 2018 movies based on true stories below and vote up your favorites, while voting down any other movies accordingly.
If you are looking for more? Check out this list of the best 2020 movies based on true events.
Directed by: Spike LeeBlacKkKlansman is a 2018 American crime drama film directed by Spike Lee, based on the book by... more
Directed by: Damien ChazelleFirst Man is a 2018 American historical biographical drama film directed by Damien Chazelle. A... more
Directed by: Peter FarrellyGreen Book is a 2018 comedy-drama film directed by Peter Farrelly. A bouncer (Viggo Mortensen)... more
Directed by: Bart LaytonAmerican Animals is a 2018 British-American crime drama film directed by Bart Layton.... more
Directed by: Nicolai Fuglsig12 Strong (also known as 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers) is a... more
Directed by: Jeff TomsicTag is a 2018 comedy film directed by Jeff Tomsic, based on a story published in The Wall... more
Directed by: Michael NoerPapillon is a 2017 American biographical drama film directed by Michael Noer, based on the... more
Directed by: Armando IannucciThe Death of Stalin is a 2017 political satire film directed by Armando Iannucci, based on the... more
Directed by: Paul Greengrass22 July is a 2018 drama film directed by Paul Greengrass, based on the aftermath of the 2011... more
Directed by: David MackenzieOutlaw King is a 2018 American-Scottish historical action drama directed by David Mackenzie. A... more
The MuleClint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper
Directed by: Clint EastwoodThe Mule is a 2018 American crime film directed by Clint Eastwood. Leo Sharp (Clint Eastwood),... more
Directed by: John CurranChappaquiddick is a 2017 American drama film directed by John Curran. In 1969, Senator Ted... more
Operation FinaleOscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley
Directed by: Chris WeitzOperation Finale is a 2018 historical thriller film directed by Chris Weitz. 15 years after... more
Directed by: Rob ReinerShock and Awe is a 2017 American drama film directed by Rob Reiner. Journalists investigate... more
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on FootJoaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara
Directed by: Gus Van SantDon't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot is a 2018 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant,... more
Directed by: Lance DalyBlack 47 is a 2018 drama directed by Lance Daly, based on the Irish short film An Ranger.... more
Directed by: Pawel PawlikowskiCold War is a 2018 Polish historical period drama film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski. A... more
Directed by: Josie RourkeMary Queen of Scots is a 2018 British-American historical drama film directed by Josie Rourke,... more
Welcome to MarwenSteve Carell, Leslie Mann
Directed by: Robert ZemeckisWelcome to Marwen is a 2018 American fantasy drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis, inspired... more
LizzieChloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart
Directed by: Craig William MacneillLizzie is a 2018 American biographical thriller film directed by Craig William Macneill, based... more
7 Days in EntebbeRosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl
Directed by: José PadilhaEntebbe (titled 7 Days in Entebbe in the US) is a 2018 British crime thriller film directed by... more
The 15:17 to ParisAnthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos
Directed by: Clint EastwoodThe 15:17 to Paris is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood,... more