10 Movies With Accurate Historical Depictions

For a long time, people have been using movies for entertainment; nevertheless, some tell stories so vividly and precisely about the past that they make the audience feel like they have travelled back in time. Whether it's the meticulously constructed sets or the dedicated research in terms of costumes and dialogue, this list of ten movies is a must-see for history lovers and film buffs alike, owing to its high level of historical authenticity.

1. Schindler's List (1993)

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Directed by Steven Spielberg, it depicted the true story of Oskar Schindler (played by Liam Neeson), a German businessman who helped save almost 1000 Jewish refugees from the Holocaust during World War 2. Spielberg's minute attention to detail, as well as the great performances and the heartrending atmosphere, are all part of creating a realistic and, at the same time, horrifying movie about a period of humanity's darkest times.

2. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

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The movie, based on the memoir of Solomon Northup, who was a free man but sold into slavery in the pre-civil war southern region, offers a representation of America's history of slavery. Directed by Steve McQueen, a movie with a strong cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, and Michael Fassbender, provides a brutal and indiscreet picture of slavery and injustice, which is a timely reminder of the miseries of millions.

3. Apollo 13 (1995)

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Directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, and Bill Paxton, Apollo 13 is a motion picture showing the tragic journey to the moon of a 1970 NASA crew. The technical accuracy is what the film is known for, and it surely didn't fail to recreate the mission events, from the mechanical defects to the heroic efforts of ground staff who made it all the way through the mission.

4. Lincoln (2012)

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Captured by Steven Spielberg and featuring an Academy Awards-winning Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln is an authentic depiction of the 16th president of the USA. In the background of the Civil War, the film centrally focuses on Lincoln's presidency, especially his continued struggle to pass the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, and the complicated political dealings he willingly undertook to achieve this achievement.

5. Downfall (2004)

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Presided by Oliver Hirschbiegel and played by Bruno Ganz as Adolf Hitler, Downfall delivers the most realistic portrayal of the Nazism's end. Following the firsthand account provided by Hitler's secretary, Traudl Junge, and other survivors, the film successfully depicted and showcased the view of the madness and desperation that consumed Hitler and his closest as their empire was about to fall.

6. The King's Speech (2010)

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A gripping movie, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Colin Firth as King George VI, King's Speech gives an insight into the British king's long fight against his impediment of stammer. The film takes place during World War II, showing the personal and political reasons at stake, with Firth acting as a nuanced and authentic representation of the non-enthusiastic king.

7. Amadeus (1984)

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Produced by Milos Forman and starring Tom Hulce as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Amadeus tells the story of the Machiavellian relationship of the greatest composer and his rival, Antonio Salieri. Although the film intentionally differs from history a bit to enhance drama, it succeeds in every way to authentically and beautifully portray 18th-century Vienna, thanks to the outstanding performances of the actors.

8. Glory (1989)

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Glory was a movie released in 1989, directed by Edward Zwick and acted by Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman. The plot focused on the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment- one of the first all-black units that fought during the American Civil War. The film is credited for illustrating battles and the stories of African Americans who fought for freedom, thus honoring them.

9. Selma (2014)

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Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay and with David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. as the protagonist, brings the events of the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to the big screen. Set aside the fact that it focuses on this event and regards historical accuracy, Spielberg's production also tells the story of the fight for justice and racial equality.

10. The Imitation Game (2014)

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Filmed by Morten Tyldum and directed by Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, it shows us the tremendous work of British mathematicians on the Enigma code during World War II. The film has made some creative decisions when it comes to historical facts. Still, it remains rather accurate in regards to Turing's qualities and the difficulties he went through because of his homosexuality and intolerant times.

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10 Movies/TV Shows That Ruined the Entire Franchise

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