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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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    Burden is a 2020 American drama film directed by Andrew Heckler. Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund), a Klansman who is sheltered by Baptist Reverend Kennedy (Forest Whitaker) is forced to re-examine his long-held beliefs....  more
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    Bad Education is a 2020 American comedy film directed by Cory Finley and is based on the multi-million dollar embezzlement scandal that occurred in New York's Roslyn school district. School superintendent Dr. Frank Tassone (Hugh Jackman) steals $11.2 million dollars from his school district while living a secret life of luxury....  more
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    Escape From Pretoria is a 2020 American thriller film directed by Francis Annan and is based on the real-life prison break of two political captives, Tim Jenkin (Daniel Radcliffe) and Stephen Lee (Daniel Webber). Escape From Pretoria is a race-against-time thriller set in the tumultuous apartheid days of South Africa....  more
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    The Ride

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    The Ride is a 2018 sports movie directed by Alex Ranarivelo. A BMX champion overcomes his abusive childhood through the love and life lessons learned through his foster family....  more
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