History trough film

Elizabeth Perez

What you will learn

In this class you will watch movies to learn about history, this class is very helpful in understanding historical events that happened in real life.You will see how movie directors sometimes change the way in which things happen to make the movies more interesting. You will compare how the events in the movie were real and how they were different by doing research on the history of the events.

Forrest Gump

The movie Forrest Gump was one of the most interesting movies to watch, this movie was about a man who tells us about his childhood and everything that happens to him throughout his life. He shows us about many different historical events that happened during this time, for example, the Vietnam war, the assassination of president JFK, desegregation of the university in alabama, moon landing, and the start of apple inc.
Forrest Gump TRAILER

Cinderella Man

This movie was about a man who loses his job as a boxer due to an injury during the great depression. He struggles to keep his family together and struggles to get a job.
Cinderella Man (2005) Official Trailer #1 - Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger Movie HD

Schindler’s List

this movie is about a man who helps Jews during the holocaust. Oskar Schindler was a greedy man who was planning on using Jews to work for free in his factory so that he could make money out of them, he eventually changes and starts helping Jews by treating them better and not making them work as much. he pays for more than 1000 Jews to go with him to a factory somewhere else where they can be safe. he wastes all his money trying to protect them and hides them until its safe for them to go out.
Schindler's List (1993) Official Trailer - Liam Neeson, Steven Spielberg Movie HD


Argo is a movie about the US embassy that was being held captive in iran. A CIA agent, Tony Mendez, tries to save them by making a fake movie as an excuse to enter the country and make fake identities for the hostages. Mendez has to first gain their trust to make them agree to go on with the plan.
Argo Trailer (2012)

Zero Dark Thirty

This movie is about the search for Osama bin laden after the attacks of September 11. CIA agent maya has been working on the case for several years and is determined to fin bin laden. She is lead to a house where she believes Bin Laden might be hiding, a US navy seal team is sent to kill or capture Bin Laden.
Zero Dark Thirty - Official Trailer #2 (HD)