10 Historical Facts So Amazing They Need Their Own Movies

Recently, a Reddit Reader asked this question and got a great response. Here are the top 10 answers for "what historical facts are so amazing they deserve their own movie?"

10. Ching Shih

Redditor randomguy987654321 answered, “The life story of Ching Shih. She was a Chinese prostitute that became the deadliest pirate of all time. At the height of her power, she commanded over 800 large ships, 1000 smaller vessels, and over 70,000 pirate crews, comprised of both men and women.”

9. Mariya Oktyabrskaya

Bertbrekfust said, “Mariya Oktyabrskaya sold everything she had to buy a tank and kill Nazis after they killed her husband. If that’s not a baller move worthy of a movie, then I don’t know what is.”

8. The Donner Party

Redditor zippyboy nominated “I always thought a big-budget telling of The Donner Party would be pretty good. Not the low-budget version from 10 years ago (The Donner Party – 2009). I want epic!”

7. The Vikings Invading England

Redditor mukenwalla voted, “The year 1066 when the Vikings invaded England. Then, the Normans invaded England. Massive amounts of drama too.” Vegetable-Double added, “Judging by how important that event was in English and subsequently Western history, I’m surprised they haven’t tried to make a blockbuster movie out of it.”

6. The Egyptian Pyramids

Lyceus_said, “I’d like to see something about the construction of the Egyptian Pyramids. Either Snefru, who built three pyramids during his lifetime, or his son Khufu who built the Great Pyramid.” Redditor marble8888 suggested, “The construction of the pyramids needs a workplace comedy, if anything.”

5. The Lioness of Brittany

LizHylton volunteered, “The Lioness of Brittany – A medieval woman who led brutal attacks by land and sea against the French king in vengeance for the execution of her husband.”

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