Movies based on real events or inspired by reality are the most chosen by a good number of moviegoers. It is not only the story that attracts the audience, but also the large investments made to recreate scenarios or the aesthetic changes that actors and actresses usually undergo in order to represent a historical figure.
In this note we bring you the top 5 of the best historical films to enjoy on streaming platforms:
12 years a slave
It is based on the incredible true story of one man’s struggle for survival and freedom. In the United States and before the Civil War. It tells the story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery.
Available on Amazon Prime Video, HBO, Filmin and Movistar+
This film, based on the historical character of Hugh Glass. The synopsis expresses: On an expedition to the unknown North American West, still inhabited by Indian tribes, Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), a trapper, explorer and fur trapper is brutally attacked by a giant grizzly bear. The man is seriously injured, and his own companions give him up for dead. Abandoned, without weapons or equipment, in excruciating pain and with a broken leg, Glass managed to survive by treating his own wounds and feeding on raw meat from animals he hunted.
In his eagerness to stay alive, Glass, who is not afraid of death, because he is used to haunting it, endures and surprisingly recovers from his injuries. In addition, he tries to take revenge on those who abandoned him to his fate.
Available on Amazon Prime Video.
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The trial of the Chicago 7
The film takes as reference a trial held between March 1969 and February 1970 against a group of protesters against the Vietnam War. The charges against them were especially serious, and it became clear some time later that they were trying to make an example of them.
Aaron Sorkin won a Golden Globe for best screenplay for this drama starring Eddie Redmayne and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Available on Netflix.
To a man
The film tells the story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield), a young military doctor who participated in the bloody battle of Okinawa in the Pacific during World War II, and became the first conscientious objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
From a very young age, Doss promised himself never to pick up any weapon and he did so, participating in the conflict with all that this entails, but without using any rifle.
Available on Amazon Prime Video and Movistar+
the big bet
Three years after the world economic crisis that took place in 2008 and that almost completely sank the global financial system, four people outside the mortgage market already knew that the entire structure was going to go bankrupt. That’s when they decide to bet on the downside against the housing market.
An investment that will take them to the darkest side of modern banking, where they must question everything and everyone.
Available on Amazon Prime Video