Movies are at the peak of its popularity in being the best source of entertainment for a long time now. There are movies of all genres made throughout history of movie-making. Amongst the most entertaining, most dramatic and most funny movies there is another genre of cinema that brings you in close encounters with events of the past. These are movies based on historical events or people associated with those events. The makers of these movies try and collect all the relevant data for the story and portray a reenactment of the true tales of the past that are flavored with bravery, courage and power.
Here is a list of some of the select few well tailored historical events based movies:
Set in the Roman civilization, a Thracian slave called Spartacus refuses to allow himself in becoming one of the Roman slaves. He develops a passion for freedom when he witnesses his fellowmen being victims of cruel treatment and callous murders. He generates an urge to fight against the prevailing injustice amongst the entire slave and makes an army of his own. The movie dwells on how a lone man challenges the great Roman Empire for the freedom of his fellowmen.
The Ten Commandments (1956):
The story revolves around the events in The Bible about Moses. Moses is abandoned by his biological mother and he finds himself being brought up in a royal family. He is envied by Rameses, who is the next heir to the adopted Father of Moses. Rameses reveals Moses’s Hebrew heritage and Moses is forced to join his people where he originally belongs. He comes in close encounters with God and is given the responsibility to free the Hebrews from slavery. The movie received a massive response and was very well appreciated for the special effects and larger than life settings.
Gandhi was the sole man who was responsible for bringing India its freedom from the chains of slavery under the British rule. There were other freedom fighters at that time but he was the only one who preached non-violence. This movie is based on the true events that took place at every step of bringing Indian people out of the clutches of the British government.
Schindler’s List (1993):
It is based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who was able to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at Auschwitz concentration camp. He is a greedy German businessman who becomes a humanitarian under certain unlikely circumstances. Set amidst the period of the Nazi reign Oskar turns his factory as a refugee camp for the Jews.
It is a story that revolves around Judah Ben Hur a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem and his old friend Messala who is appointed as the new Governor of Jerusalem. In due course of time, Messala imprisons Judah’s mother and sister and sends Judah to the galleys. Judah swears to come back and take revenge. The story portrays his survival during every hardship that he faces and returns back stronger to fight against Messala and gets his revenge.
The Passion of Christ (2004):
This film details the final hours and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The plot revolves around true events that are denoted in The Bible. Very realistically the movie portrays the trials, torture and ridicule faced by Jesus under Pontius Pilot and King Herod and his consequent crucifixion that moves the audience to a great extent.
Saving Private Ryan (1998):
Based on events that took place in The World War II, this story portrays the War from the view of the brave soldiers who took part in it. The movie tracks the mission of the 2nd Ranger Battalion of the 29th Infantry Division Led by Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks). Seven of their men are given a mission to locate a soldier missing behind the enemy lines and send him home.