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The Best 2020 Movies Inspired By True Events

Updated January 11, 2021 144 votes 29 voters 1.1k views20 items

These 2020 movies based on a true story really prove that life can be stranger than fiction. There are several movie inspired by true events coming out this year that are sure to captivate audiences. Apple TV+ has The Banker hitting theaters before moving to it's streaming platform which is sure to be a great movie. There is also Escape From Pretoria starring Daniel Radcliffe which documents Timothy Peter Jenkin's escape from Pretoria Local Prison after being held there as a political prisoner. Most of these films are inspiring stories that audiences can learn a great deal from, but which ones are your favorite?

If you're a fan of films based on true stories, be sure to vote up the new 2020 true story movies you loved from the list below. Then check back as upcoming movies based on true events are released throughout the year.

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    The Banker

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    The Banker is a 2020 American drama film written and directed by George Nolfi. Two black entrepreneurs, Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson) attempt to circumvent the racial discrimination of the 1950s by recruiting a blue-collar white man, Matt Steiner (Nicholas Hoult) to play the part as the head of their business empire....  more
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    Three Christs

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    Three Christs is an American drama film directed by Jon Avnet, based on the book The Three Christs of Ypsilanti by Milton Rokeach. It follows Dr. Alan Stone, who is treating three paranoid schizophrenic patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, each of whom believed they were Jesus Christ....  more
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    Capone is a 2020 American biographical crime film directed by Josh Trank. At the age of 47, Al Capone (Tom Hardy) is released from prison after nearly a decade and retires to Palm Island, Florida, with his family who he struggles with due to advanced syphilis which leads to visions that show regret for his criminal acts....  more
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    The Traitor is a 2020 Italian biographical crime drama directed by Marco Belloccio. A dramatic look at the life of Tomasco Buscetta (Pierfrancesco Favino) the first Sicilian Mafia informant in the 1980s....  more
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