4 Historical Films with Real-Life Origins

Are you looking for historical dramas to binge-watch during the weekend? Look no further because we’ve got you covered!

1. Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes (Land of Soul)

Set in: 1837

About: Hochelaga, Terre des Ames is a Canadian historical drama produced in 2017 about Baptiste Asigny, the Mohawk archeologist. He sets out to find his ancestors after an unfortunate terrain slump at the Percival Molson Stadium.

The 1953 explorations of Jacques Cartier, the 1837 Lower Canadian Rebellion, and the 1944 operations in the Montreal Neurological hospital are historical events that inspired the storyline.

2. Life

Set in: 1955

About: It is a biographical film about the special friendship between the Magnum photographer Dennis Stock and the actor James Dean when Dennis is hired to shoot James for Life Magazine in 1955 in preparation for East of Eden’s release.

3. A Dangerous Method

Set in: WW1

About: This movie examines the unstable and tumultuous relationship of three individuals; Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, and Sabina Spielrein. It’s an adaptation of The Talking Cure, a stage play by Christopher Hampton.

4. A Million Colors

Set in: 1976-1994

About: Muntu Ndebele and Norman Knox were the inspiration for this historical drama. Muntu’s life enters a downward spiral after participating in the Soweto students uprising on June 16, 1976, after which he goes into hiding. This film is the perfect combination of danger, romance, and adventure.

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