In “The Dig”, an accidental archeological discovery on a burial ground site changes the very history of Anglo-Saxon England. With stellar performances by Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan, there’s already murmurs about the film sweeping the Oscars. If you thoroughly enjoyed the movie and want more movies like The Dig, any one of the following suggestions will satiate your appetite. We’ve got similar movie suggestions for the other popular February releases as well. See movies like Minari. Movies like Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar.
Great movies like The Dig (2021)
1 Schindler’s List (1993) – Wealthy German Industrialist sympathizes with Jewish POWs
A masterpiece that will undoubtedly tug at your heartstrings. Spielberg does a phenomenal job portraying Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler – a wealthy industrialist who empathizes with the Jewish people at a time when they were relentlessly persecuted by the Nazis.
Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes and Caroline Goodall provide an excellent supporting cast in a movie that is surely one for the ages.
Schindler’s List is one of the all time great movies and it is certainly ‘the’ best movie suggestion we can make for a movie like The Dig. If you were a fan of Ralph Fiennes in The Dig, you are in for another treat with this performance in Schindler’s List.
2 Hacksaw Ridge (2016) – A Medal of Honor, for not firing a single shot
An American Army Medic who received the coveted Medal of Honor, without firing a single shot in World War II – that’s the premise of Hacksaw Ridge Directed by Mel Gibson. Stars Andrew Garfield as Desmond Doss, the inspiring medic, this movie has almost everything to offer; emotions, intrigue, history and sheer inspiration.
The movie takes you back to Doss’s upbringing and values while growing up, which led him to be the extraordinary man he was at the Battle of Okinawa. A must watch if you are intrigued by what war can do to humanity, and vice versa.
3 Inglourious Basterds (2009) – A spectacular fictional take on the downfall of Nazi regime
Right from its deliberately misspelled movie name, Inglourious Basterds gives you a unique and cinematic narrative of World War II, in Nazi occupied France, in quintessential Quentin Tarantino style.
Written by Tarantino himself, the movie is about achieving glorious vengeance against the Nazis. The cast is one with stars galore, with stellar performances by Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender and Diane Kruger, just to name a few.
4 Dark Waters (2019) – David against Goliath. Lawyer Vs Dupont
Mark Ruffalo steals the limelight in this David against Goliath plot. A corporate defense attorney taking on a powerful chemical company in DuPont, to expose a history of callous pollution.
Anne Hathaway contributes brilliantly, as Ruffalo’s wife, being the silent strength he needs to take on a fight as an underdog. A class action, dead cows, a pregnant wife, threats and corruption will keep you glued in for the entirety of this movie.
5 Dunkirk (2017) – When open waters bombarded by Nazi Air Forces is the only way out
It is June in 1940. 400,000 British and French soldiers are helplessly surrounded in Dunkirk, a port town.
There’s no way home other than out through the sea which is bombarded by an relentless Nazi Air Force. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Civilians and their boats take on rescue missions. What ensues is a gripping battle against time and bombs, seen through the eyes of soldiers and civilians.
A brilliant movie that gives you multiple perspectives of what happened at Dunkirk.
6 Braveheart (1995) – Based on a true life Scottish Hero’s fight against English regime
Mel Gibson plays William Wallace, a warrior who singlehandedly inspires oppressed Scots to fight the tyranny of King Edward I. The British have made Wallace’s life a living hell. Pain, anger and a penchant for vengeance transform into inspiring bravery and leadership to take on a mighty and evil force.
Based on the true story of a 13th century Scottish legend.
7 The Big Short (2015) – The 2008 Financial Crisis, broken down in a movie
Ok, this movie isn’t about archeology or the world war. It is about another evil altogether, financial evil that can cripple the economy.
Stars Christian Bale as a peculiar hedge fund manager who bet against housing, the bedrock of the American financial system. Also stars Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling who offer different perspectives of how the catastrophe that is global financial failure came to be.
You don’t need to be a finance or money guy or gal to get this movie either. Financial jargon is amusingly simplified. An example is how Margot Robbie explains what sub-prime mortgages are, while sipping on champagne, while in a bathtub. If that doesn’t get you interested in finance, nothing will :).
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