The Mid-Year Examination / Common Test is over! You have worked hard; here’s your well-deserved break. Dust your couch folks. You might as well do something productive while you’re chillaxing. It’s time to kick back with some popcorn and enjoy our Top 7 Movies to Up Your GP Game. All the films here are based on true events.
#7 : 12 Years a Slave (set in: 1841 – 1853)
A respectable violinist – a free black man – from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery in 1841.
Topics: Discrimination; Minority Rights
#6 : The Imitation Game (set in: 1939 ..ish)
In 1939, in the midst of WWII, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing to decrypt German Enemies’ codes.
Topics: LGBT, Science and Technology, Artificial Intelligence
#5 : Bridge of Spies (set in: 1950s)
Set during the Cold War, the film tells the story of lawyer James B. Donovan, who is entrusted with negotiating the release of Francis Gary Powers—a U.S. Air Force pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960—in exchange for Rudolf Abel, a convicted Soviet KGB spy held under the custody of the United States.
Topics: Politics, Diplomacy
#4 : The Theory of Everything (set in: 1960s – 1980s)
A story about Stephen Hawking and his journey to publishing the international bestseller, A Brief History of Time.
Topics: Science and Technology, Euthanasia
#3 : Freedom Writers (set in: 1994)
A young teacher, Erin Gruwell, inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Topics: Education, Discrimination, Poverty
#2 : Spotlight (set in: 2001)
Editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys.
Topics: Religion, Media
#1 : Where to Invade Next (set in: 2015)
Filmmaker Michael Moore visits various countries to examine how Europeans view work, education, health care, sex, equality, and other issues.
Topics: Drugs, Education, Work, Corporation. Almost every-freaking-thing
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