Are you a movie lover? Are you getting bored with typical current movies that only adopted from fiction novels? Well, maybe it’s time for you to take a look on movies based on real life events. Watching best movies based on true stories will not only entertain you, but also teach you something based on previous moment that happened before. Some movies will have bold historical background, scientific background, or even dramatic love stories. Clearly, you will not only be amused. Even better you may be inspired by watching them.
Get your popcorn ready! And these are 4 best movies based on true stories that you have to watch.
The Theory of Everything
The Theory Of Everything
Stephen Hawking (played by Eddie Redmayne) was suddenly diagnosed with motor neuron disease which retarded his motoric ability when he just started his doctoral education in astrophysics in Cambridge University. Fortunately, he found a woman who wanted to spend her life together with him. Played by Felicity Jones, Jane Wilde who eventually became Hawking’s wife and a mother of his 3 children supported and patiently took care of him.
With gifted intelligence and great efforts, Hawking successfully got his PhD degree. Even greater, his proposed idea that Big Bang is the beginning of the time become a widely renowned theory until now. Unfortunately, Hawking got divorced from Jade who then started a romance with Jonathan, a widower that she met from Church Choir group. Although, Hawking then married to his nurse, he still asked Jade to accompany him to meet the Queen, spending a day with their grown children. The story itself made the movie as one of best movies based on true stories.
The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game will bring you back to the era of World War II when a British mathematician, Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) tried to decrypt Enigma machine which used to send secret message by Nazi. Turing was not the only mathematician recruited by Commander Alastair Denniston. Along with other male mathematicians such as Huge Alexander and John Cairncross, he started working on revealing the Enigma setting which threatened England days by days as it enabled Nazi to send unbreakable encrypted message. The story become more dynamic, when a Cambridge graduate woman joined and worked together with the team
The machine that Turing developed was initially not successfully working. The situation became more intense when Commander Denniston wanted it to get destroyed and Turing had some problems with his team-mates. However, after a dramatic effort, Turing’s Machine (named “Cristopher”) was able to determine Enigma’s setting which means England can decrypt Nazi’s message that sent by using Enigma. Unfortunately, the story ends sadly when Turing suffered from chemical castration to convert his sexual orientation.
Titanic covers a romance story between Rosethat came from rich family and Jack who were both Titanic passengers which tragically sank on its journey crossing Atlantic Ocean. Rose aboard the Titanic with her mother Ruth and her fiancé Cal. Ruth insisted that Rose’s marriage will bring a solution to their family financial problem. However, Rose was not too happy with the plan. She even attempted a suicide. When she was about to jump from the stern, Jack discouraged her and then they made a further relationship.
Tragically, the ship hit an iceberg which made it leaked. The ship was sinking and Rose with her mother and fiancé had boarded a lifeboat. However, she jumped back aboard to find Jack. With all chaos happened among passengers tried to save themselves, Rose found Jack. Unfortunately, the lifeboat number was not enough to accommodate all aboard passengers. The movie will leave you crying by watching Jack sank in the cold ocean. The sad story of it deserves a place as one of best movies based on true stories.
The last best movies based on true stories covered in this article is Temple Grandin. The movie simply take us to follow the journey of a child who diagnosed with autism and eventually became an animal scientist. When she was younger, Grandin observed that cattle can be calmed by placing them into a squeeze chute. She then was inspired by it and started developing her own squeeze machine in college to calm herself. That machine was interpreted wrongly by Grandin’s friend who saw that it was an sexual act.
However, Grandin got more trouble when she was admitted to a master program in animal science. She experienced sexism when she conducted a research in a ranch. Even worse, her work on dipping pool for cattle was not fully followed by rancher which led to some cattle drowning in the pool. The movie itself ended on an epic scene when Grandin and her mother attended an autism convention. There, Grandin tried to answer questions from audiences that the speaker couldn’t answer, leading to a new role for Grandin as autism advocate. This inspiring story deserves one place as best movies based on true stories.
So, just pick one of those best movies based on true stories and enjoy your free time!