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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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    Mank is a 2020 American biographical film directed by David Fincher. Screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) battles with director Orson Welles (Tom Burke) and other problems during the production of Citizen Kane....  more
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    The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a 2020 American crime drama film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, based on a true story. Following the events of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, seven defendants are charged with conspiracy, inciting a riot, and other charged related to their anti-Vietnam War and countercultural protests that took place in Chicago, Illinois....  more
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    Hillbilly Elegy is a 2020 film directed by Ron Howard and based on the memoir of the same name by J. D. Vance. A man recalls his life growing up in the Midwest with Appalachian values, covering three generations of his family....  more
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    True History of the Kelly Gang is a 2020 British-Australian biographical western film directed by Justin Kurzel and is based off the novel by the same name. It is the story of an Australian bushrangler, Ned Kelly (George MacKay) and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s....  more
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