There’s something about a movie about real events that always seems to enthrall the audience. Going back 50,60, 100 years and seeing what life was like, is inspiring and also enlightening. Without further ado a list of some of the best movies based on Real Life Events with some fun facts about each.
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
The harrowing story of a Army medic in World War II who risked life and limb rescuing those who treated him poorly. Desmond Doss was a hero amongst men, his courage, and resolve serve as a benchmark as too what people should strive too. FACT: The real Desmond Doss treated and recused nearly 300 men during his 3 week deployment.
The Man who Knew Infinity (2016)
Dev Patel portrays Srinivasa Ramanujan, the brilliant mathematician from Indian who travelled from his home land to study Math at Cambridge. This movie takes place in 1913 and is set during wartime England. I enjoyed this movie from start to finish and I think it was because I had no idea Srinivasa Ramanujan existed prior to watching this. It was a inside look into the mind of genius and should be on everyone list. FACT: As his mentor Professor G. H. Hardy (Played by Jermey Irons), a celebrated mathematician himself who considered his own life’s greatest contribution to mathematics as the discovery of Ramanujan, put it, numbers were “personal friends of Ramanujan.”
Lee Daniel’s The Butler (2013)
The story of a butler who served every president from Truman to Reagan and weathered the worst of the country’s brutal racial history. A great, although, sometimes difficult to watch movie, about the longest standing butler in the Whitehouse. Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey lead this star studded cast and truly put further inspiring performances. FACT: When he started at the White House in 1952, he couldn’t even use the public restrooms when he ventured back to his native Virginia.