10 Movies You Must Watch Before You Die

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Movies are a great source to know about one’s religion, their society, and their culture. In their own way, films help us to understand the emotions we didn’t know that we had. One of the best forms of art, cinema brings societies closer. It helps to understand one, another perspective. There have been so many films over the years that stole our heart with great performances, spectacular direction, and amazing technologies. These movies take us in a whole another world with them. These are some of the best movies ever made in Hollywood. And if you haven’t already then maybe you should start now. They’ll not only take you in a roller coaster ride, but they also will surely leave a mark in your life.

1. SCHINDLER’S LIST

The American drama Schindler’s List was a historical period drama. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this movie was based on Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally, who was an Australian novelist. Written by Steven Zaillian, this epic film released on 15th December 1993 in the United States. Starring Liam Neeson, this movie followed the journey of a Sudeten German businessman named Oscar Schindler. He saved more than a thousand lives of refugees during the Holocaust by giving them employment in his factory during the 2nd World War. One of the best war movies of all time, Schindler’s List won many awards that year including the Academy Award for best picture.

2. THE GODFATHER TRILOGY:

With a cast that includes brilliant actors like Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, and Robert De Niro, the Godfather Trilogy is one of the best trilogies of all time. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the Godfather film series is an American crime drama series. It was written by Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola, and Robert Towne. The film was inspired by the novel written by Mario Puzo. The films released in 1972, 1974 and 1990 respectively and achieved huge success by earning over $550 million worldwide. The movie will take you in the gangsta life of Italian American mafia Corleone family. The Godfather series won 9 Academy Awards in total.

With a cast that includes brilliant actors like Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, and Robert De Niro, the Godfather Trilogy is one of the best trilogies of all time. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the Godfather film series is an American crime drama series. It was written by Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola, and Robert Towne. The film was inspired by the novel written by Mario Puzo. The films released in 1972, 1974 and 1990 respectively and achieved huge success by earning over $550 million worldwide. The movie will take you in the gangsta life of Italian American mafia Corleone family. The Godfather series won 9 Academy Awards in total.

3. CITIZEN KANE

Citizen Kane was voted the best movie of that year and also frequently consider as one of the best movies ever made by critics. Released in 5th September 1941, Citizen Kane was directed and produced by Orson Welles, who also starred in the film. The American mystery drama was a quasi-biographical film that examined the life and legacy of Charles Foster Kane. The film earned many awards including an Academy Award for best writing and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for best picture. It is one of those films that will never be forgotten.

4. SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

Shawshank Redemption is one of those movies that leaves a mark on you every time you watch it. Based on the novel Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King, this American drama film was Directed by Frank Darabont and Produced by Niki Marvin. This movie was about a guy who was a banker named Andy Dufresne played by the amazing Tim Robbins, was sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife, despite claiming his innocence. The movie also stars Morgan Freeman a Red. The movie went on to receive many nominations and awards including seven Academy Award nominations and the Japan Academy Prize in the foreign film category.

5. PULP FICTION

Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction was an American crime thriller. Released in 14th October 1994, the movie was based on a story written by Tarantino and Roger Avary. Starring marvellous actors such as John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman, this movie follows several stories of criminals of Los Angeles. Considered as one of the masterpieces of all time, in 2013 Pulp Fiction was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. This movie was ranked as the best movie in many magazines and still gets recognized as a classic. This film also earned many nominations and also won awards such as the Academy Award for best original screenplay and 2 BAFTAs and a Golden Globe.

6. FIGHT CLUB

Based on the 1996 novel with the same name by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club is like a wild ride. The movie starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter was directed by the very talented David Fincher. The movie is about an unnamed man who suffers from insomnia and forms a fight club with a soap salesman. Though it failed to meet the expectations of its creators on box office at the time of its release, over time it has become a favourite among the critics and masses and now considered as a cult classic.

7. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

Based on the struggles of an entrepreneur, Chris Gardner, The Pursuit of Happiness is a biographical drama directed by Gabriele Muccino. The movie is about the time when Gardner was struggling with his career and family. He was a salesman at that time and was homeless for almost a year. Will Smith played the role of Gardner and his Jaden Smith played the role of Gardner’s son Christopher, making his onscreen debut. For his marvellous performance in the film, Will Smith earned many praises including a best actor nomination in the Academy Award. One of the best movies of all time this heartfelt masterpiece will hit you in all the right places.

8. INTERSTELLAR

Created by one of the best directors of Hollywood, Christopher Nolan, Interstellar released in 2014 and was the tenth highest grossing film of that year. With an earning of $677 million worldwide. With commercial success, Interstellar also was critically acclaimed. It earned many awards including an Academy Award for visual effects. This movie is set on a time when Earth is slowly becoming inhabitable and a team of researchers along with a former NASA-pilot was sent to search a planet that can sustain life.

9. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

.This American comedy-drama is about a man who fakes his insanity in order to escape the labour in prison and gets sent in a ward for the mentally unstable. Directed by Milos Forman and starring Jack Nicholson, this movie was based on the 1962 novel with the same title written by Ken Kesey. This movie was released in 1975 and it earned a lot of praises from the critics and the audience. It became the third highest grossing film of that year earning an exciting $109 million. It managed to win 5 Academy Awards with many others.

This American comedy-drama is about a man who fakes his insanity in order to escape the labour in prison and gets sent in a ward for the mentally unstable. Directed by Milos Forman and starring Jack Nicholson, this movie was based on the 1962 novel with the same title written by Ken Kesey. This movie was released in 1975 and it earned a lot of praises from the critics and the audience. It became the third highest grossing film of that year earning an exciting $109 million. It managed to win 5 Academy Awards with many others.

10. GOODFELLAS

Another movie that is widely recognized as one of the best movies of all time and one of the greatest in the gangster genre is the movie Goodfellas. This movie was also selected to preserve in the National Film Registry in 2000 by the United States Library of Congress. It was regarded as a culturally, historically and aesthetically significant. Directed by Martin Scorsese, this movie was based on the 1985 book by Nicholas Pileggi, which was named Wiseguy. The film starred Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci. Joe Pesci won the Academy Award for best supporting actor in that year. The film also won five BAFTA awards and is a must watch for everyone.

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