300 (2006)

This film tells the story of the Spartan King Leonidas and his 300 men who fought the Persians at the Battle of Thermopylae, which took place between Greece and Persia (modern day Iran) in 480BC. With Gerard Butler as the King and Lena Headey (aka Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones) as his queen, the film combines stunning visuals with great acting and makes history come to life.

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The Imitation Game (2014)

This compelling movie starring the brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch (aka Sherlock) in the main role, tells the story of mathematician Alan Turing, who tries to crack the enigma code which the Nazis used to provide security for their radio messages during WWII. Turing is a genius but very difficult to work with, as he considers his colleagues inferior to him. However, he will have to overcome the mathematical and social difficulties both if he is to succeed.

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