10 Movies That Bring Important History to Life

We often underestimate the value of our freedom & peaceful lives & forget the sacrifices of people worldwide. War films tend to help people understand war survivors' & victims' feelings, sacrifices, causes, and consequences of wars. They encompass a blend of emotions of sympathy, hate, patriotism & compassion. Therefore, we have shortlisted the top 10 blockbuster movies that bring history to life, as suggested by Netizens online:

1. Schindler's List (1993)

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History is evidence of events of discrimination & also ethnic cleansing. It sheds light on the discrimination among Jews & atrocities of the Holocaust. The movie's plot reveals Oscar Schindler, a successful and selfish German businessman who sees ill-treated Jews daily in Poland during WWII. As the bloodshed gets deadly, he employs Jews in his factory & saves them from being deported to concentration camps. The film is directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, who features Liam Neeson as the movie's protagonist. 

2. Braveheart (1995)

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Braveheart is a 1995 historical revenge action & epic war film directed by Mel Gibson. The film's storyline narrates William Wallace, a Scottish rebel warrior who sets out to battle to get revenge on King Edward I of England, who kills his bride just a day after they get married. Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan & Angus Macfadyen can be seen in the movie. It was recognized for its acclaimed performance by critics & audiences and was awarded five Oscars in different categories.

3. Downfall (2004)

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The movie has a remarkable rating of more than 90% on different platforms. Oliver Hirschbiegel directs this historical German war documentary film. It depicts the final ten days of Adolf Hitler's rule over Nazi Germany in 1945, as seen through the eyes of his secretary, Traudl Junge. While the Allied forces approached the Nazi capital, Hitler with his comrades defended themselves in the Fuhrerbunker. Many of them vow to stand by Hitler, but Traudl, despite being his personal secretary, tries to escape at such a critical moment.

4. Mongol (2007)

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As the name implies, the movie Mongol refers to the ancient civilization history of Mongolia. This biographical drama movie narrates the early life of Genghis Khan, highlighting his story of conquering almost half of the world, including Russia, in 1206 despite being a slave before going on. An interesting fact about the film's main cast includes Japanese, Mongolian & Chinese actors like Tadanobu Asano, Khulan Chuluun, Sun Honglei, etc. 

5. The Imitation Game (2014)

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This 2014 movie depicts real-life events that occurred during WWII. It is directed by Morten Tyldum & written by Graham Moore. Alan Turing is shown as a British mathematician who works for the British govt. During WWII, the Germans first used updated cypher technologies to communicate their strategies. To better understand their plan, Turing tried deciphering the German enigma code. He finally succeeds in building a machine to crack the codes. The movie's highlight is Benedict Cumberbatch, playing Alan Turing's character, who nailed it with his performance.

6. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

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The movie Hacksaw Ridge revolves around Desmond Doss, a man with high religious beliefs. One day, he almost kills his younger brother accidentally, which makes him reluctant towards ammunition & refuses to carry weapons or engage in war. However, later he joins the U.S. Army as a combat medic after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. Directed by Mil Gibson, the cast follows some influential names from Hollywood, like Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving, etc.

7. Dunkirk (2017)

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The hype & expectations of fans always rise when a movie is announced to be directed by Christopher Nolan. During World War II, soldiers from the British Empire, Belgium, and France tried to evacuate from Dunkirk during an arduous battle with German forces. Nolan has tried to keep the film close to reality & featured some of the renowned Hollywood cast, including Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead & Jack Lowden.

8. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

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Full Metal Jacket sheds light on the dehumanizing aftereffects of war, such as the loss of innocent lives, depression, and the rising vindictive nature of youth. The movie plot unfolds, showing a woke US Marine officer who observes the adverse effects of the brutal Vietnam War on his recruit companions from the days of severe boot camp training until senseless street fights. It is worth adding to your watchlist for future reunions.

9. 1917 (2019)

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This British war thriller is directed by Sam Mendes, known for his thought-provoking films. Two soldiers assigned the task of delivering a critical message to another battalion risk their lives for the job to prevent them from stepping right into a deadly ambush. The cast includes George MacKay, Claire Duburcq, Andrew Scott, and many more. The 1917 movie is an epitome of cinematography, storytelling & stunning visuals.

10. The Thin Red Line (1988)

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This war/adventure thriller film is an adaptation of the novel The Thin Red Line by James Jones. In the movie's first half, a combat group battles to conquer a Japanese-held island. To win this unlikely battle, soldiers fight all odds to survive. As the war progresses, they lose out on each other while the breeze of horror prevails, but they still hope to win the war. Critics claim that Terrence Malik's direction was phenomenally ahead of time in the movie.

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In the realm of celebrities, certain individuals' attractiveness transcends the screen, captivating the hearts and minds of fans worldwide. These stars possess a magnetic presence, leaving a lasting impression with their striking looks and undeniable charm. Recently, people shared such celebrities on an online platform whose sheer attractiveness is nothing short of distracting. 

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10 Terrible Movies People Love, But Admit Are Horrible

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