Top 5: Movies to Watch About HIV / AIDS
Today is World AIDS Day, which aims to raise awareness, remind those who have died and celebrate the progress that has been made, such as access to prevention and treatment services. That is why we share with you this top 5 of putlocker films on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
1.- Dallas Buyers Club (The Club of the Evicted)
Synopsis: It is based on the true story of the life of Ron Woodroof, a junkie and homophobe who loves women, who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV throughout his body and was only thirty days old.
The protagonist began taking a drug called as AZT, the only legal drug available in the US , which brought him to the brink of death. To survive, he began to detox, taking antiviral medications from around the world, but it is still illegal for US patients . Other AIDS patients sought their medications by giving up hospitals, doctors and AZT.
With the help of her Dr. Eva Saks and another patient, Rayon, Ron created the Dallas Buyers Club, The first of the dozens that formed around the city, providing its members with pay for these alternative drugs. The Clubs were growing, in numbers and customers, catching the attention of FDA companies and pharmaceutical companies, which campaigned against Ron.(Screenplay)
Curious Fact: Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto won the Oscar for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively, thanks to their roles in this film.
Where can you see it? You can find it on Netflix.
2.- Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
Synopsis: Andrew Beckett is a young lawyer working for one of Philadelphia’s most prestigious law firms. The firm decides to leave him the most important case of his career, so he makes a great report with which he can win the trial. Everything is complicated when they call him warning that the report has disappeared, and that they will not arrive in time for the case. Fortunately, they find a backup and the signature manages to win the trial.
The bosses decide to fire Andrew for his incompetence, but he discovers that the real reason has been that they have discovered that he has AIDS. Andrew goes to Joseph Miller, another lawyer who is surprised by the ghostly appearance of his client, who begins to suffer the consequences of the disease. Andrew is willing to sue his former bosses, But Joseph is reluctant to take his case.
After accepting Andrew as a client, begins a tough litigation in which the continuous obstacles that put the lawyers of the previous work of Andrew complicate that they can win. Andrew agonizes and has to abandon the case, but Joseph promises that he will reach the end to bring to light the discrimination and homophobia that led to his dismissal. (Screenplay)
Curious Fact: Tom Hanks won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Andrew Beckett in 1994.
Where can you see it? You can find it on Netflix.
3.- Rent (Extreme Lives)
Synopsis: Mark and Roger are two friends who share an apartment in New York. Mark, cameraman, constantly films everything he finds around him, while Roger, AIDS sufferer, dreams of writing one last song before he dies.
Her encounter with Mimi, a young HIV-positive drug addict, is going to change her life. Knowing condemned, the two lovers will experience a love as intense as ephemeral. (Screenplay)
Curious Fact: The film is based on the hit Broadway musical Tony Award-winning. The libretto received a Pulitzer Prize in 1996.
Where can you see it? You can rent it on Youtube for 25 pesos.
4.- The Cure (The Power of Friendship)
Synopsis: Erik, a thirteen-year-old boy, and his mother move to a new home in Minnesota. The boy feels like a fish out of the water and has difficulty finding friends, until he meets Dexter, a smaller boy who lives in the house next door. Erik and Dexter get along very well, but one day Erik’s mother forbids him to approach his friend because he learns that a few years ago he contracted AIDS because of negligence in a blood transfusion. (FILMAFFINITY)
Curious Fact: Actor Joseph Mazello, one of the protagonists of the film, has appeared in such films as Jurassic Park and The Social Network, and TV series such as The Pacific and Elementary .
Where can you see it? You can watch it for free on Youtube.
5.- The Normal Heart (A Normal Heart)
Synopsis: After seeing a friend fall victim to a new disease that is killing the lives of dozens of homosexual men, Ned Weeks proposes to create more measures to combat and try to eradicate the cause. Despite the abruptness of his methods to involve his family and friends with the cause, he will make himself heard in American society. (Screenplay)
Curious Data: Openly gay actor Matt Bomer received a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Movie. The film also won two Emmy Awards for Best TV Movie and Best Makeup for Miniseries or Film, and Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Joe Mantello, Jim Parsons, Julia Roberts and Ryan Murphy were nominated for such awards.