Best new Historical movies, True stories & Biopics in 2021 & 2020 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & Cinema List)


List of the latest historical movies in 2021 and the best historical movies of 2020 & 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 2021 in Cinema & on VOD

Top movies up for release in 2021 in cinema and on VOD
  • Oslo

    DIRECTOR: Bartlett Sher
    CAST: Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott & Salim Dau
    Based on the play of the same title by J.T. Rogers, Oslo portrays a dramatized version of the 1990s Oslo Peace Accords. Tensions are running high between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization and this has led to negotiations being held in secret, away from public eyes. But such accords become increasingly dangerous to manage as the intensity only increases as the mission for peace becomes all the more dangerous. Directed by Bartlett Sher (The King and I stage play), this intriguing political thriller with true-life relations stars Ruth Wilson, David Olah, and Sam Goldin. Read more

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  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    DIRECTOR: Shaka King
    CAST: Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield & Jesse Plemons
    Based on true events, this biographical drama directed by Shaka King follows the life of Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton. His campaign in 1960s Illinois attracts the attention of the FBI who decide to keep close tabs on the organization. This leads to the criminal William O'Neal being hired as an informant tasked with infiltrating and taking down the Black Panthers. What follows is an intense historical drama of racial tensions and conflicted emotions about justice. 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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  • Dear Comrades

    DIRECTOR: Andrey Konchalovskiy
    CAST: Yuliya Vysotskaya, Vladislav Komarov & Andrei Gusev
    The small industrial town of Novocherkassk struggles with its working class trying to make ends meet. In 1962, things go from bad to worse when the communist government announces that food prices will be going up. This sends the workers into a furious strike when they assemble against a government that has wrong them. But the protest soon transforms into a bloody massacre that became known as the Novocherkassk massacre. Andrei Konchalovsky directs and co-writes this thrilling historical drama of class struggle. Read more

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Best historical movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or DVD in 2021

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.