Lights off, volume up and let’s experience the magic of dancing pictures. Yay! It’s movie time. After a hard shuffle, you go with one movie god knows how many times you already watched. But the thrills and goosebumps are always fresh. There are movies with charm to engage us despite already knowing the plot. These are some movies you can’t get out of your head:
An Oscar-winning film by Francis Ford Coppola, we follow a mysterious journey through war-ridden Vietnam in this epic war movie. With great acting delivered by Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, and Robert Duvall, the setting of movie and slow forming plot is enough to keep us seated entire time in this two and half hour film.
The director Francis Ford Coppola is also the director of Godfather Trilogy.
Characters are memorable, dialogues are catchy, ending is brilliant and we will watch it again.
2. Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump won six Oscars including best actor for tom hanks
Released in 1994, Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks doesn’t need an introduction. This Hollywood classic is a story of Forrest Gump, a dimwit American who witness and influence several important historical events of 20th century America. A theme around American life and dream, movie is perfect blending of comedy, drama, romance and tragedy. With such a great legacy this movie is surely a evergreen one.
3. Citizen Kane
There are great movies, and there is Citizen Kane. A 1941 movie often placed in it’s own league of movies is undoubtedly one of the greatest. The story of a rich newspaper magnet is brilliantly shown with innovative narrative structure, haunting music and great plot. The movie was well ahead of it’s time and is still pleasant to watch.
4. The Shining
“Here’s Johnny”, only few lines are iconic as this. Based on Stephen King’s novel and directed by Stanley Kubrick, this psychological horror has its legacy printed in cinema and pop culture. The film is set on a remote, isolated hotel temporarily closed for winter with a caretaker played by Jack Nicholson. The plot thickens around eventual drive to madness of caretaker and his action in this haunted hotel. A film with legendary actor and director, we are certain to be entertained.
The highest-rated movie on IMDB is one of all-time great. The story of two prisoners played by Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman is a story of hope and redemption. The life of wrongly convicted Andy(Tim Robbins) in Shawshank prison is full of sufferings and misfortune but what stands out is his friendship with Red(Morgan Freeman) and his hope for future. The movie is a fan favorite and hot topic of discussion among cinema lovers.
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film. The film starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta in leading roles is a story of rise and fall of a mob associate Henry Hill( Ray Liotta) and his peers from 1955 to 1980. This academy award winning movie is one of a kind and masterpiece in film making.
7. Pulp Fiction
A cornerstone for independent film, Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction is a exciting crime drama with unique story telling and presentation. The story of hitmen, mobsters and subsequent violence, the film sets a correlation between different characters each with a backstory. The leading cast of Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta and Uma Thurman, Pulp Fiction delivers unforgettable dialogues and moments. The film is credited with initiating new era of film making.
8. Lion King
First animated entry on this list, Lion King is a 1994 musical drama about a lion cub of African savannah.
Simba, the young lion aspires to take the throne of his father’s kingdom. The emotional story of family, friendship and betrayal, the movie is enjoyed by both kids and adults. With songs by Elton John and music by Hans Zimmer, the movie serves as inspiration for movies of that genre to this day.
Come on, who hasn’t watched Titanic to this day? A film once parallel to entire Hollywood is a epic love story set on a ocean liner by name of Titanic. The impressive film making by James Cameron, the leading cast of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet produces a timeless masterpiece enjoyed by people of all ages. The film also cements its legacy has one of the highest grossing film and winning most Oscars(tied).
The second instalment to George Lucas epic space opera franchise Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back is one of the most successful movie of all time. Following the plot from first movie, the unchanged cast of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher continue their journey through this fictional world of space travel, futuristic technology and A.I. The bold story and one of the legendary plot twist in cinema history, the movie helped to set Star Wars as most successful movie franchise ever and the legacy continues to this day.
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