The Aeronauts (2019)
IMDb rating: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 72%
Inspired by true events, this is the story of air balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne), who set out together to make history by flying higher than anyone ever before in order to expand scientists’ knowledge of the weather.
But the higher they fly, they closer to death they soar, and it seems that their undertaking was doomed from the start.
The period drama/adventure epic has been called “charming” by the New York Times, “spectacular” by Vulture, and “breathtaking” by Common Sense Media.
“Gorgeous and goofy, fanciful and unrepentantly old-fashioned, this Victorian adventure (it’s set in 1862) delights much more when its head is in the clouds than when its feet are on the ground,” writes the New York Times.
For more Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne together, watch The Theory of Everything, based on the relationship between Jane and Stephen Hawking. Felicity Jones is also in On The Basis of Sex, based on the early career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Eddie Redmayne stars in My Week With Marilyn, also based on true events.