Movies About Freedom
Movies can help us grasp what freedom means. These inspiring films can alter our perspective on life.
12 Years A Slave is a poignant yet inspirational movie about slavery’s struggle for freedom. Based on the true account of Solomon Northup, this masterpiece boasts magnificent acting performances and breathtaking cinematography.
The Patriot is an epic Hollywood film depicting America’s bloody revolutionary history. Starring Mel Gibson as Benjamin Martin, who must lead his ragtag militia into battle to protect his wife and children from British soldiers who wish them harm, The Patriot is filled with gory fight scenes which may be too disturbing for young viewers; nonetheless, it remains worth watching for its captivating acting performances and captivating plot.
This movie depicts the 1776 Revolutionary War in South Carolina. Beginning with Benjamin’s peaceful farm life and concluding with him fighting British soldiers. Roland Emmerich consulted Smithsonian experts regarding uniforms, weapons, and battle formations to make the movie as realistic as possible; even creating an entire set in an authentic Gullah maroon village to add authenticity.
Many scenes from this film are inspired by historical events, but some liberties were taken when depicting them on screen. For instance, it showed the real-life minister who inspired Francis Marion as “Swamp Fox” as being the violent instigator of rebellion; similarly, it painted Colonel Tavington as being cruel and ruthless enough to burn down an entire church full of civilians without hesitation or regret – yet showing how some Americans could be both gentlemanly and patriotic while others cruel and shallow.
Alongside its epic battle sequences, this movie also contains an emotionally moving scene when Gabriel (Heath Ledger) helps explain to Martin (Michael Fassbender) what distinguishes men and boys. Overall, the film is powerfully and deeply moving – guaranteed to touch any viewer!
The Patriot is an exhilarating drama that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats, from its graphic battle scenes to its message about freedom. Not only should you watch it for history enthusiasts or movie enthusiasts – The Patriot is sure to keep viewers’ interest! Plus it serves as a great drama!
Into The Wild
The movie Into the Wild is inspired by Christopher McCandles’ true tale, who left home and possessions behind to search for independence. Although his journey may have been brief, its impact was immense – this film should be watched by anyone interested in adventure or self-discovery!
Emile Hirsch stars as McCandless, an adventurous young man with an affinity for nature and the outdoors. After graduating college, he donates all his inheritance to charity before embarking on an epic road trip across America in search of meaning and purpose – hitchhiking and taking temporary jobs until finally arriving in Alaska where he sets up camp in an abandoned bus. The film boasts a stellar supporting cast including Marcia Gay Harden and William Hurt as key actors.
This film explores themes of adventure and self-discovery while simultaneously challenging societal norms. The movie has proven an extremely popular topic of conversation and debate about life itself; some admire McCandless for his courage and determination while others criticize his recklessness and selfishness.
Into the Wild is an intense and heart-wrenching movie, but also one of the most beautiful and inspiring movies about freedom. A true testament to the human spirit, Into the Wild, encourages viewers to pursue their dreams and find freedom their way – leaving audiences breathless with amazement at nature’s grandeur. You will feel truly free after viewing this breathtaking masterpiece!
Jon Krakauer’s book of the same name inspired this nonfictional account of Chris McCandless’ adventures, who left home and possessions behind to travel alone to Alaska in search of personal freedom. This film depicts both his trials and triumphs while trying to overcome any obstacles along his journey – it should be watched by anyone interested in understanding freedom and the human spirit!
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest stands as one of the most influential films ever made, making a lasting impressionful statement about human nature and institutional processes as well as individualism. Based on Ken Kesey’s novel of the same name, this story of Oregon psychiatric hospital workers serves both as an allegory and critique on both institutionalization processes as well as individualistic values and principles.
Randle McMurphy is at the core of this film’s narrative. Sent there after being found guilty of battery and statutory rape (having had sexual relations with a fifteen-year-old), McMurphy is anything but your typical prisoner; rather he’s more like an irrepressible con artist, gambler, and rule breaker who often finds himself getting himself into trouble for breaking rules or lacking self-control – qualities which make him an excellent antihero for this tale.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’s release in 1975 was met with great reception in America, as its antiauthoritarian message resonated with viewers. Vietnam War support had decreased, protests had grown more visible and government corruption reached a crisis point with the Watergate scandal erupting. McMurphy’s confrontation with Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) sums up this sense of unhappiness perfectly.
Milos Forman brought his signature Eastern European humor and perspective to this film, produced by Michael Douglas, and featuring an ensemble cast including Jack Nicholson in the role of an unruly ward nurse, Louise Fletcher as her archenemy, and Will Sampson, Danny DeVito, and Sydney Lassick in pivotal roles – as well as Christopher Lloyd and Brad Dourif in their film debut roles.
Although certain aspects of the movie’s themes are no longer applicable (electroconvulsive therapy is no longer widely utilized, and frontal lobotomies have mostly been abandoned), its impact or significance remains undiminished. Full of unforgettable characters that will continue to resonate with new generations of filmgoers.
The cast in this film is electric; their performances show just how brilliantly written their script is, with every member having such an exceptional presence onscreen. Few movies today can boast such an enthralling and talented ensemble cast.
Point Break’s final shootout may not have the drama and spectacle of other Hollywood thrillers–surf contest, Utah going full criminal–but its success cannot be underestimated. Point Break features action sequences such as rock climbing, wingsuit, and casual motorbiking that foreshadowed the mainstream popularity of extreme sports that would emerge during the 1990s; director Kathryn Bigelow revolutionized her approach by mixing wide-angle sets-ups with handheld camerawork that required an entirely new lightweight camera system.
While most heist movies focus on the mechanics of crime, Point Break focuses on Johnny and Bodhi’s explosive chemistry instead. Their mutual attraction drives their actions while keeping them from ever doing serious damage.
Bigelow excels as a director when she captures the adrenaline rush of action scenes, assisted by an exceptional cast. Swayze excels as a Nietzsche-style beachhead while Reeves and Busey exude killer determination in their roles. John McGinley as an unnerved FBI boss and Vincent Klyn as Bodhi’s charming bank robbery partner Vincent Klyn both provide stellar supporting roles.
Point Break may be best known for its action sequences, but its story has more to say about freedom than mere excitement. Bigelow’s framing of the heist scene with two men on the run from authorities who land themselves stranded on an isolated Mexican island suggests their lives are being controlled by outside forces; an echo that reminds us we cannot escape gravity’s pull no matter how hard we try.
Shout Studios’s reissue of Point Break from 2008 is an obvious upgrade over its old transfer; colors are more vivid, image stability has increased, and the HD master is truly impressive. Bonus features are equally worth checking out, such as Bigelow’s brilliant commentary track and an informative interview with cinematographer Daniel Iveson; unfortunately there is no digital download option but this should remain only as a minor criticism against an otherwise fantastic release.