Why do you go to the movies? For many people, it is for sheer enjoyment or to escape from life’s pressures for a few hours. One of the things I most enjoy in life is learning something significant about truth and reality. Therefore, I like watching films that are true stories or based upon them, and especially ones that make me think about the deep questions of life.
This year, I want to recommend two films, both released some years ago, for people like me who want to think about the deeper issues of life and history. The great philosopher Aristotle (384–322 BC) said that human beings were made to reflect on life and that the pursuit of reflection is part of finding a fulfillment and satisfaction that is unique to humans.
Since I am a passionate student of history, both of the films listed here are based on true stories and center…
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