There is something in movies that are so good that they leave a mark in our minds.
We all love a great movie. There is something exceptional about watching a movie so unforgettable, and then when you find out later that it is based on a true story, you can’t believe it’s real!
It may be because these movies usually depict the journey, those filled with passion, vision, falls and determination to rise again that makes it so relatable. If you enjoy such, these are 5 greatest biopics you should totally check out that will thrill, excite, tease, inspire… it will get you, we promise.
1. Bohemian Rhapsody
If you’re a fan of Rock bands from the 1970s, Bohemian Rhapsody might be way too familiar.
Director Bryan Singer tells the story about Farrokh “Freddie” Bulsara, an Indian Parsi refugee who later became popularly known as Freddie Mercury, the matchless lead singer of the legendary British rock band Queen. The film features a touching glimpse of the life of the sensitive and passionate Rockstar, his complex sexuality and the formation of the band up to their 1985 Live Aid performance at the original Wembley Stadium.
The rom-com directed by Danny Boyle, Yesterday imagines a world without the Beatles. Then one day, Jack Malik, a struggling moderately-talented singer-songwriter wakes up and is the only one who has a memory of the Beatles’ songs. Grabbing the golden opportunity, Jack rebooted his career and pose as the creator of the Beatles’ music and makes it has the world’s greatest superstar. becomes the world’s greatest superstar.
3. Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge tells the heroic true story of Desmond Doss (played by Andrew Garfield), a religious soldier who refused to bear arms during the bloodiest battle of World War 2 in Okinawa. He kept his convictions despite being ridiculed by fellow soldiers, and eventually went on to earn their honour and adoration when he saved 75 men from armed Japanese soldiers.
4. The King’s Speech
The King’s Speech is a historical film about King George VI who is compelled to rise above his stammer to speak to the world, following his unplanned ascension to the British throne. With the help of a speech therapist, he gives the speech of his life, which defines him as King, one that is capable of leading the nation through the Great war.
5. The Miracle Worker
The Miracle Worker is a biographical film of Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller’s tutor.
Blind and deaf young Helen Keller becomes violent and untamable as a result of her frustration of inability to communicate. Her helpless parents hire Anne Sullivan to home-tutor Helen. With Anne’s devoted love and persistence battling Helen’s strong-willed coldness towards her, Helen ultimately learns the connection between sign language and the objects in the world and went on to become the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, an American author, Political Activist and Lecturer.