Apart from August, November is also the right moment to remember the services of heroes. This is of course because Heroes’ Day falls on November 10. Reporting from Detik, this hero’s day was established on December 16 1959. The commemoration of Heroes’ Day is a form of remembering the struggle of the heroes to expel the invaders from the country.
To commemorate Heroes’ Day, there are usually many things you can do. Starting from cosplaying hero costumes to holding certain events with a hero theme. Especially for those of you who are confused about how to celebrate Heroes’ Day, watching films on Netflix could be one of the best choices, you know!
So, to make the nuance more pronounced, here are recommendations for Indonesian films that are suitable to liven up your Heroes’ Day. What are they? Come on, take a peek here!
The Enlightener (2010)
The Enlightener (2010)/ Photo: IMDb
This film will invite you to dive into the story of a great Indonesian cleric and national hero, Kyai Haji Ahmad Dahlan. In his struggle, he finally founded a large Islamic organization in Indonesia, Muhammadiyah.
The King (2013)
Sang Kyai (2013)/ Photo: IMDb
This film, starring Ikranagara, Christine Hakim, Agus Kuncoro and Adipati Dolken, tells the story of the struggle of the founder of a large Islamic organization in Indonesia, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU).
As is known, NU was founded by Kyai Haji Hasyim Asy’ari. During the Japanese occupation, he along with other scholars continued to try to keep Islam alive.
Soekarno (2013)/ Photo: IMDb
When discussing heroes, it would be incomplete if we did not discuss the Father of the Proclamation, Ir. Sukarno. His services in fighting for Indonesian independence have been forever etched in historical stories. However, it turns out that not everyone knows about the background of the first president of the Republic of Indonesia.
So if you want to remember the heroes, this Soekarno film could be the best choice. Played epically by Ario Bayu, here you can see other sides of Soekarno that might not be seen in history books.
National Teacher Tjokroaminoto (2015)
National Teacher Tjokroaminoto (2015)/ Photo: IMDb
Raden Mas Haji Oemar Said Tjokroaminoto or HOS Tjokroaminoto is one of the heroes of the national movement who has a big role in the Islamic Trade Association. His struggle to fight the injustice of the Dutch colonial regime at that time can be enjoyed through the film Guru Bangsa Tjokroaminoto.
This film stars a top actor, Reza Rahardian. Through Reza Rahardian’s acting, you will be taken into the story of Tjokroaminoto’s struggle, complete with the family background, and secret conversations that not many people know about.
Kartini (2017)/ Photo: IMDb
Who doesn’t know Ibu Kita Kartini? Yep! Namanua is already familiar to us. So famous, this National Hero even has a special song, you know! Ibu Kita Kartini is known as a hero who fought for women’s equality. Thanks to Kartini, women in Indonesia have the same educational rights as men.
You can see the series of stories about Kartini’s struggle in more detail in the film entitled Kartini. Played epically by Dian Sastrowardoyo, this film directed by Hanung Bramantyo will make you carried away by Kartini’s struggle to defend women’s rights.
Sultan Agung: Throne, Struggle and Love (2018)
Sultan Agung: Throne, Struggle and Love (2018)/ Photo: IMDb
Sultan Agung was the king of the Mataram Sultanate whose real name was Raden Mas Jatmika. Under his leadership, Mataram developed into the largest kingdom in Java and the archipelago at that time. During his leadership, he successfully carried out military mobility which was able to attack the Netherlands twice.
You can also remember the story of his struggle against the Dutch in the film Sultan Agung: Throne, Struggle and Love. Starring Ario Bayu, Putri Marino and a number of other top actors, you will be carried away by the story of the struggle and love of this archipelago’s top figure in his time.
Buya Hamka Vol 1 (2023)
Buya Hamka Vol 1 (2023)/ Photo: IMDb
Another recommended hero film that you can watch on Netflix is Buya Hamka Vol 1. Starring Vino G Bastian, this film tells the story of a cleric and politician who played an important role in the Muhammadiyah organization during Indonesia’s independence period.
From this film, you can see the figure of Buya Hamka from his life to his career and political achievements.
So, that’s a list of films about heroes that you can enjoy on Netflix on the occasion of Heroes’ Day. So, which film title do you want to watch to celebrate Heroes’ Day?
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Yoanita Aisyah Anugraeny