Best new Historical movies, True stories & Biopics in 2020 & 2019 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & Cinema List)

List of the latest historical movies in 2020 and the best historical movies of 2019 & the 2010's. Top historical movies to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or in cinema's right now.

New historical movies in 2020 in Cinema & on VOD

Top movies up for release in 2020 in cinema and on VOD
  • Misbehaviour

    DIRECTOR: Philippa Lowthorpe
    CAST: Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Jessie Buckley
    The 1970 Miss World competition becomes the target for a group of women who plan to disrupt the legendary London event. Tired of being demeaned by such a contest, a bitter collective of women plan to shake up the televised spectacle into a spectacle of their own, striking out against the oppression of women. This period piece of feminism is directed by Philippa Lowthorpe and features an ensemble cast of Keira Knightle,y Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear. Read more

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  • The French Dispatch

    DIRECTOR: Wes Anderson
    CAST: Bill Murray, Benicio del Toro & Frances McDormand
    After his lukewarm received stop-motion film 'Isle of Dogs', American indie darling director Wes Anderson returns with 'The French Dispatch'. Merely a collection of shorts films, this omnibus movie brings to life three different stories that appeared in a fictional, France-based American newspaper. Expect tons of a-lists actors, quirkiness and European history references. Read more

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Best historical movies on Netflix or DVD in 2020

2019, 2018, 2017 and the 2010's best rated historical movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ & More).
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History is in the first place something that we should learn from, so not to make the same mistakes twice. Apparently we are incapable of doing that, but at the very least these movies can make us understand that we are indeed making the same mistake twice. But history cinema should not only about learning lessons. We love historical movies that don't always take it to seriously, and and creatively add new meaning to old stories. We also use this section to focus on movies that are based on true stories, and on the always interesting (but sometimes terribly cliche) biopics. I also want to take a little moment to address historical biographical movies, even the ones about modern history ones like Steve Jobs or Dallas Buyers Clubs, as we have listed quite a few below. Nobody ever seems to get bored of biopics as it’s still a typical genre that does well at the Oscars, and also sells a lot of movie tickets. From a more artistic perspective the biopic is a tricky genre. Telling the story of a person's life in 90 minutes is bound to become superficial and even dangerous at times when certain less applaudable aspects of controversial figures takes a backseat. A distorted image of someone may be the result. On the other hand, biopics that wish to stay true to real evens might become uninspiring and boring. We are quite glad about a new trend that is becoming the norm in biopic filmmaking - instead of telling a life story, filmmakers zoom in on a specific period of time or event (it could even be a couple of hours), and leave it at that. The Steve Jobs film from 2015 is a great example.