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Top 10 Biographical & Historical Films You Should Watch

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1.) Dunkirk (2017)

This movie is based on the History of World War II. The movie displays how the soldiers of the Allied Powers moved out from Dunkirk, the place where they were trapped. With help of the British and French forces, the soldiers were rescued slowly. In the end, Many soldiers of France, Britain, and Belgium armies were moved out safely.

2.) Lincoln (2012)

This is a biopic of 16th U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln. The movie shows his powers, humanity and political skill, and knowledge helped to end the American Civil War and permanently put an end to slavery through the 13th Amendment. The film highlights the life of Abraham Lincoln before his assassination.

3.) The Kashmir Files (2022)

This movie is based on the events of 19 January 1990. One of the most horrible events ever happened in the history of India. It tells us the 'Truth of Kashmir' which was kept hidden from the world. The film questions eye-opening facts about democracy, religion, politics, and humanity.

4.) 1917 (2019)

This movie is based on an event in World War I. In April 1917, Two young British soldiers were assigned the risky and dangerous task of delivering a message to another regiment that would bring back 1600 men from the Door of Death.

5.) Downfall (2004)

This movie is based on the last few days of the life of Adolf Hitler before the end of World War II. In 1942, a young girl decides on her job -- Secretary to Adolf Hitler. Three years later, Hitler's empire is just now his Underground Bunkers. The scenes of the film were derived from the eyewitnesses of those who survived the war. She was the private secretary of Hitler from 1942-to 45. This movie is based on the memoir which she wrote in 1947.

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6.) Patriot (2000)

This movie says about the moments that happened during American Revolution. The story of a widowed, peaceful farmer, Benjamin Martin. After his wife's death, Benjamin is living with his brave but brutal military past. When his oldest son Gabriel Martin is captured by the enemy. The former soldier has to break his principles of peace in order to rescue his son. He forms a regiment of patriots, whose guerrilla tactics proved useful to employ against the British.

7.) Mangal Pandey

This movie is based on the Rebellion of 1857 by Indians against British Rule. The story of the first Indian soldier and freedom fighter to fight against the British Rule, He shot an English officer. He was the first person to gunfire on an Englishman. He helped in sparking the Rebellion of 1857.

8.) Hiroshima (1995)

This movie is based on the closing stages of World War II. Harry Truman, in charge of the Oval Office after late President Roosevelt, dealt with the difficult task of taking control of the United States. German soldiers were at a stage of surrender, and Japanese forces refused to move back. Meanwhile, President Truman took the decision of dropping a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, to bring the war to a speedy end.

9.) Mandela; Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

This movie is a biopic of the remarkable life of South African revolutionary, Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela is a South African lawyer who joins the African National Congress. When the law under the Apartheid system's brutal Dictatorship proves useless for his people. He is later sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement in the armed resistance after the Massacre. In 1994, Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa.

10.) Contagion (2011)

This movie is the best example of the situation today we are living in. Beth returns to Minnesota from Hong Kong after a Business trip, while departing from Hong Kong she experiences some symptoms. However, two days later, Beth and her son die. Doctors tell her husband Mitch that they were killed by a virus. Soon, many others people started reporting about same symptoms and a global pandemic blows up.

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