By giving viewers a window into the lives and experiences of actual people, biopics have the capacity to motivate, inform, and entertain audiences. Biopics enable viewers to relate to and comprehend historical figures’ tales on a deeper level by highlighting their challenges and victories.
They can also help viewers grasp significant social and political issues by shedding light on them. In addition, biopics can give actors and directors a stage on which to display their skills, bringing these stories to life in a way that engages viewers and has a lasting impression.
Biopictures have the power to change the way we think about ourselves, they have the sword to cut every negative thought, it’s a kaleidoscope to a better life, it’s a sphere of real people and real issues all in a 2 to 3 hour movie. It’s amazing how our filmmakers manage to do so.
1. Schindler’s List
The life of Oskar Schindler, a German manufacturer who helped save the lives of over a thousand Jewish refugees during the Holocaust, is the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List.
The movie tells a horrifying story about the crimes done under the Nazi government and Schindler’s valiant attempts to preserve the lives of his employees. The movie received high marks for its writing, acting, and historical authenticity. It also garnered multiple honors, including seven Academy Awards.
“Who so ever saves one, saves the world entire”
THINGS THAT MAKE THIS FILM 💣:
- It did shy away from some of the hard-hitting realities but it made sure to cover each and every aspect with detail through the eyes of a careless businessman,
- It focused on the possibility of change of heart only if one sees the truth through their own eyes.
- It does not show the fact that Schindler in his real life died destitute if it comes to money but it does show that he lived a life of a hero, he lived rich with the love of those he saved.
- It talks about the war on humanity and how very easily we could be the ones suffering if we ignore the truth and let tyranny take over us.
2. A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind is a biographical drama film that Ron Howard directed and is based on the life of John Nash, a mathematician who won the Nobel Prize and battled schizophrenia.
The movie shows Nash’s struggle with his sickness, his eventual recovery, and his seminal contributions to game theory. The film received four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and was hailed for its directing, performances, and treatment of mental illness.
“You can’t come up with a formula to change the way you experience the world.”
THINGS THAT MAKE THIS FILM 🔥 :
- It’s an honest representation of Schizophrenia, this film makes us wish that it was all real, In the film Charlie his imaginary friend helps him throughout and your heart will break into pieces when you realize it was all his mental disorder.
- Control your brain and do not let the brain control you, this is often preached to us, Nash made it clear that with the power of will you can but that’s not enough you need someone in your life who stands by you, In Nash’s case it was his wife Jennifer.
- The value of staying come hell or high water in a relationship, a relationship is not only about flowery days or the comforts but it’s also about the hard days, days when you self-doubt, days when you are done, days when you call quits, that one person could bring you back to life just by telling you “You matter and they are staying no matter what”
- You could do anything you want.
3. Erin Brockovich
The biographical movie Erin Brockovich, which Steven Soderbergh produced and stars Julia Roberts in the lead role, was released in 2000. The true account of Erin Brockovich, a single mother who works as a legal assistant and aids in the victory of a major class-action lawsuit against a power company accused of poisoning the water supply in a tiny California town, serves as the inspiration for the film. The movie won praise from critics for how it portrayed Brockovich’s tenacity and the ability of the judicial system to redress wrongs.
“I don’t need sympathy, I need a job.”
THINGS THAT MAKE THIS FILM 💪 :
- Feminism in that age was unknown and that word was looked down upon but this film not only made it to the blockbuster list but it made sure that the future would be a pillar of content for days to come.
- Non-personification of the “Mother-Title”, very often than not respect for women comes only when they are personified as diligent mothers but this film makes sure that it does not happen, it shows the real-life struggles of a single mom.
- The focus is on environmental issues and how companies could kill the environment consciously.
- This film is a mix of feminism, career, the will to move ahead, and the environment.
4. Catch Me If You Can
Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio star in Steven Spielberg’s biographical crime drama Catch Me If You Can from 2002. The true story of con artist Frank Abagnale Jr., who successfully passed for a variety of professionals—including a pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer—while forging cheques totaling millions of dollars—is the inspiration for the film. Abagnale’s escapades and final capture by FBI agent Carl Hanratty are shown in the movie.
“Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn’t quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out.”
THINGS THAT MAKE THIS FILM⚡ :
- The truth of the kick of adrenaline one gets if they are doing something morally wrong and the truth of it becoming the way one lives, this compulsion is covered with great honesty in the film
- Second chances, if you believe in humanity you need to give that human more than just a second chance, a force of habit needs time and attention.
- A happy marriage can change the life of your child and an unhappy marriage could change the life too, one needs to see for themself which change you want for your child.
- One person who is determined to change you for the better and not punish you, we need that one person in our life, just like Frank got Carl Hanratty.
5. The Pursuit Of Happyness
Will Smith starred in Gabriele Muccino’s 2006 biographical movie The Pursuit of Happyness. The film is based on the actual account of Chris Gardner, a struggling salesperson who, in an effort to realize his dream of becoming a stockbroker, loses his job and ends up homeless with his young kid. The movie shows Gardner’s difficulties and ultimate triumph in overcoming hardship and attaining his objectives.
“Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can’t do something themselves, they’re gonna tell you that you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.”
THINGS THAT MAKE THIS FILM 😇 :
- You can do it, it does not matter what you are at present, what matters is that YOU NEED TO START FROM WHEREVER YOU ARE.
- Humans are social beings, they need someone they can look up to, in the film Chris’s son was the one who stood by his father through thick or thin, his age did not matter, what mattered was that he stayed and he trusted his father.
- This film tells us that there is no such thing as a permanent happy goal, the film tells us about the fact that we need to constantly move to live and to find reasons to smile.
- Hard work is the key.
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