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Poll: Greatest film about real life Heroes
Here is a list of films which recognized a real life hero. Discuss this list on this thread here
Poll by: sarizonana
Created Dec 31 2013
Schindler's List (1993)
About Oscar Schindler All his Jewish workers were living better conditions than all the others who worked in different camps and ofCourse later made the list which saved thousands.
About Tony Mendez Made a whole plan based on a fake movie to go for six Us embassy workers in Iran, with a mission named Argo.
John Quincy Adams and Mr Baldwin Mr Baldwin took the case to defend a group of Africans who were taken by force illegally in the ship la Amistad. The went through 6 different trials till Quincy had to get involved in the last one
About Abraham Lincoln He accomplished to make pass the 13 Amendment which was abolishing slavery
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985)
About Raoul Wallenberg a Swedish diplomat who rescued thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary in WWII by issuing them Swedish passports, later arrested and disappeared by the Soviets who'd moved into Hungary toward the end of the war.
Claus Von Stauffenberg the German officer who spearheaded Operation Valkyrie, the doomed plot to assassinate Hitler and overthrow the Nazi government.
Amazing Grace (2006)
About William Wilberforce A member of British Parliament who campaigned against the slave trade in the Empire around the turn of the 19th Century.
About Mahatma Gandhi Leader of the non-violent resistance to British rule in India.
Cry Freedom (1987)
About Steven Biko and Donald Woods. Stephen Biko, South African activist against apartheid who was beaten to death in a Port Elizabeth police station in 1977. journalist Donald Woods, who took huge personal risks to expose the story--both portrayed in Cry Freedom.
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
About Paul Rusesabagina a hotel owner in Rwanda who sheltered over 1000 Tutsis during the Rwandan genocide in 1994.
Captain Phillips (2013)
About Captian Philips He captained a ship during a hijacking by Somali pirates
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
About TE Lawrence before he became a bit unginged he did want to give the Arabs their own country, even if things didn't turn out the way he or anybody hoped
Erin Brockovich (2000)
About Erin Brockovitch Won a case to help many families who were affected my poisoned water by a big company. This case against PG&E is one of the biggest and most famous that Erin Brockovitch fought and the biggest surprise she never went to law school
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
About Nelson Mandela was arrested and held prisoner for 27 years as a terrorist fighting against apartheid, who later became the first democratically elected president of South Africa and ended apartheid through politics and forgiveness rather than uproar.
Michael Collins (1996)
About Michael Collins was pivotal in the fight for Irish Independence
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
About Ron Woodroof Fought to get drugs and health care for Aids sufferers
Sergeant York (1941)
About Alvin York one of the most-decorated American soldier of World War I.
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
About Joan Arc A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.
About William Wallace a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.
To Hell and Back (1955)
About Audie Murphy The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history
About the Bielsky Brothers Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants.
Malcolm X (1992)
About Malcolm X A fighter and activist for the rights of Afro Americans in the 60s decade.
The Whistleblower (2010)
About Kathryn Bolkovac an American police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia.
Fair Game (2010)
Valerie Plame CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.
The Killing Fields (1984)
About Dith Pran Sydney Schanberg is a New York Times journalist covering the civil war in Cambodia. Together with local representative Dith Pran, they cover some of the tragedy and madness of the war. When the American forces leave, Dith Pran sends his family with them, but stays behind himself to help Schanberg cover the event. As an American, Schanberg won't have any trouble leaving the country, but the situation is different for Pran; he's a local, and the Khmer Rouge are moving in.
World Trade Center (2006)
About John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them.
About Patton famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with Patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Europe and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and tendency toward insubordination, faults that would prevent him from becoming the lead American general in the Normandy Invasion as well as to his being relieved as Occupation Commander of Germany.
About Harvey Milk fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
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