1. All the President’s Men


Based around the Watergate Scandal and the investigations that a newspaper office was conducting around that time.

Robert Redford starred and produced this film.

2. My Left Foot


Daniel Day Lewis gained his first Academy Award with this outing.

“My Left Foot” was about a man, Christy Brown, who had cerebral palsy but still managed to become a famous artist and writer with the use of only one limb.

3. Apollo 13


Directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, Apollo 13 depicted the story of NASA’s 1970 moon landing rescue mission.

Ron Howard revealed that the secret to the success of the film was that he made something that was educational and entertaining.

4. Erin Brokovich


The real life Erin Brokovich was a legal clerk who helped a small town in California receive $330 million in damages due to the fact that they were being poisoned by their own water supply.

Julia Roberts won an Oscar for her performance.

5. Braveheart


Mel Gibson starred and directed in this epic film.

Based around events of William Wallace and the time when the Scottish rebelled against the English in a bid for independence.

Largely criticized for not being historically accurate but a great re enactment nonetheless.

6. United 93


Made in 2006, some people believe that this film was released too soon after the events of September 11, 2001.

This was not a success at the box office and there may be a few reasons as to why – “United 93” is about the highjacking of one of the planes used in the tragedy of 9/11.

This film is very moving and did not go all out to be a special FX laden outing with no emotion, instead, it delivers the complete opposite.

7. Joan Of Arc


A historical figure, Joan of Arc was a French woman who believed that God had spoken to her on many occasions.

By using what God had told her in her visions, she lead her army into many important victories in battle over the English.

Joan was later captured and put on trial in England, after which she was executed. Milla Jovovich delivers a great effort in her lead role.

8. 127 hours


Danny Boyle is a great director, especially when it comes to horror survival – fact or fiction.

Actor James Franco also received an Oscar nomination for his performance.

The film is about Aron Ralston, who became trapped under a boulder for five days, and all he had was minimal food, water, a knife and camcorder.

In the end he had to amputate his own arm to escape. 127 hours was filmed were the actual event took place.

9. Milk


A biopic film based on Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist and first ever politician to confess being gay.

Sean Penn was the man to portray Milk and he received much praise from critics.

The film captures all of the struggles that Harvey Milk went through in his career and personal life. Harvey Milk was tragically assassinated for his endeavors in politics.

10. Zodiac


David Fincher strikes again! Zodiac focuses on a series of unexplained murders.

Not a gory film, but very cleverly done and leaves viewers wanting more, even after 157 minutes!