Since a lot of the country is now in, or going back into total lockdown again, there are no more excuses for not cuddling up warm under your duvet with Netflix! Although, to get yourself going this lockdown, we recommend you delve into the lives of these great characters who all shaped our society into what we know it to be today.
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Have you ever wondered what disease the famous scientist Stephen Hawking suffered from? In this biopic, Eddie Redmayne (Harry Potter: Fantastic Beasts) accurately and delicately takes on the role of the physics and cosmology genius, from his adventures at Cambridge University to the discovery of his disease (Charcot's disease).
The actor received the Oscar for Best Actor in 2015 for his performance, three years before Stephen Hawking sadly passed away.
The Mauthausen Photographer (2018)
The true story of Francesco Boix, the Spanish photographer who stole lots of pictures of the guards and prisoners at concentration camps during the second world war. These photographic testimonies show the true horrors of the death camps during the Nuremberg trials in 1946.
Steve Jobs (2015)
Following the story of the genius behind the IT giant Apple, this biopic focuses on three key moments over the course of his career. The legendary Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave, X-Men) takes on the role of Jobs, accurately portraying the visionary fearlessness of the man who changed the world so drastically.
The Social Network (2010)
Another one who conquered the world of technology so dramatically, The Social Network follows the story of the rise of Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg who created Facebook from his dormitory room at Harvard University. Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland) plays the social media genius who, despite dropping out of Harvard in his sophomore year, sparked the digital revolution that has captivated us all so much since.
This film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) follows the story of the group of men who investigated San Francisco's infamous Zodiac Killer. If you're a fan of all the true crime content available on Netflix nowadays, you are sure to love this one too!
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