Updated on March 27th, 2019
“There’s an electrical thing about movies, which makes you forget about everything
Every now and then, we need to refresh our minds and there is no better way than watching a movie. Here are a simple list of movies, you need to watch. In no particular order, here are some of the best of the lot that you absolutely should watch if you haven’t.
1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, the films tells the story of two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. Written and directed by Frank Darabont, and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, this is the greatest movie ever made.
2. The Godfather (1972)
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This is an American crime film about the aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel of the same name. It stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of a fictional New York crime family. Even after so many years, it is one of the most iconic movie.
3. The Godfather: Part Ii (1974)
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This film is both sequel and prequel to The Godfather, presenting parallel dramas: one picks up the 1958 story of Michael Corleone (Pacino), the new Don of the Corleone crime family, protecting the family business in the aftermath of an attempt on his life; the prequel covers the journey of his father, Vito Corleone (De Niro), from his Sicilian childhood to the founding of his family enterprise in New York City. It is also directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy with actors Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Both movies perfectly compliment each other.
4. The Dark Knight (2008)
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The film is the second part of Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy and a sequel to 2005’s Batman Begins. Featuring the DC Comics character Batman, the story follows when the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. Directed, produced, and co-written by Christopher Nolan with the acting of actors like Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Heath Ledger, this movie became the most popular superhero movie.
5. Schindler’s List (1993)
Schindler’s List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama film, directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the novel Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally, an Australian novelist. The film is based on the life of Oskar Schindler, an ethnic German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand mostly Polish-Jewish refugees during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories. It stars Liam Neeson as Schindler, Ralph Fiennes as Schutzstaffel officer Amon Göth, and Ben Kingsley as Schindler’s Jewish accountant Itzhak Stern. It is one of the most beautiful movie.
6. 12 Angry Men (1957)
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This trial film tells the story of a jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. American drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose. Written and co-produced by Rose himself and directed by Sidney Lumet. The action in this movies comes from the words, which makes this movie so well-crafter and witty. And wonderful!
7. Pulp Fiction (1994)
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Directed by Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction is considered to be one of his best works and one of the best movies of all time. The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
8. The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003)
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Directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The story follows Gandalf and Aragorn leading the World of Men against Sauron’s army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
9. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966)
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Directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, the film follows the story of an unlikely alliance between two bounty hunters in search of a buried treasure.
10. Fight Club (1999)
Based on the 1996 novel by Chuck Palahniuk and directed by David Fincher, Fight Club stars Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in a head-scratching psychological thriller. The plot of the film is about an insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much more.
11. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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Directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas writing the film’s story and serving as executive producer. The films follows the story after the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.
12. Forrest Gump (1994)
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Director by Robert Zemeckis, film based on 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field. Story follows Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.
13. Inception (2010)
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This science fiction heist thriller film is written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan, and co-produced by Emma Thomas. The storyline follows a thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. Actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy and Dileep Rao.
14.one Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
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Based on the 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, and starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, and Will Sampson. It features the story when a criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
15. Goodfellas (1990)
Directed by Martin Scorsese and adapted from 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi. The plot revolves around Henry and his two unstable friends Jimmy and Tommy as they gradually climb the ladder from petty crime to violent murder.