The Best of Enemies (2019) Drama, History Movie

Based on a true story, The Best of Enemies centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell ), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

Genres: Biography | Drama | History

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 5 April 2019 (USA)


  • Taraji P. Henson as Ann Atwater, a civil rights activist in Durham
  • Sam Rockwell as C. P. Ellis
  • Wes Bentley as Floyd Kelly
  • Babou Ceesay as Bill Riddick
  • Anne Heche as Mary Ellis
  • Bruce McGill as Carvie Oldham
  • John Gallagher Jr. as Lee Trombley
  • Nick Searcy as Garland Keith
  • Sope Aluko as Henrietta Kaye
  • Carson Holmes as Kenneth Ellis

Last score update: 4/5/19

Review Scores

  • imdb - 8
  • metacritics - 5
  • rotten tomatoes - 5
  • audience score - 8