Following the list of recommended TV shows, we have also come up with a list of old but gold movies if you are looking for something shorter and less time consuming.
- Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks, is a 1994 comedy about a man with a low IQ which causes him to get bullied. He recalls his early childhood and finds himself in important personal events from the past. The movie provides far more than what catches the eye and can get emotional.
2) Phone booth
Phone booth is a 2003 American psychological thriller. The story is about a publicist, Stuart Shepherd, who is threatened by a caller in a phone booth. The caller messes with his mind and tells him he will be shot if he cuts the call or leaves the booth. The entire movie is shot in one setting which makes it so unique from other films. *Warning: The ending leaves you in suspense which is upsetting*
3) Blood diamond
Blood diamond is a political war thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio and is packed with emotion and action. The movie is about Solomon Vandy, a family man, who is abducted and forced to search for diamonds. He finds the priceless stone and buries it. However, he is soon found out and taken away from his family again. The story becomes exciting when a diamond smuggler, Danny Archer, gets to know about the enormous diamond and is intrigued. The story is powerful and both actors take on their role beautifully.
4) The Departed
The Departed is a thriller/crime also starring DiCaprio. It is a remake of the Honk Kong film, International Affairs directed by Martin Scorsese. The movie is about an undercover agent and a spy attacking each other in order to save themselves from being exposed. Unaware of each other’s identity they try to uncover the truth before the authorities. The movie’s plot is quick and exciting. The film also received The Academy Award for Best Picture.
5) Inglourious Basterds
Inglourious Basterds is an award winning action war film written and even acted by Quentin Tarantino. The movie, starring Brad Pitt, is about a couple of Jewish soldiers who are on an undercover mission to end the war between the Jews and Nazis and take down the Nazi government while doing so. This is a highly recommended movie for all.
6) The Godfather i,ii,iii
The Godfather Trilogy is a series of crime films directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The series was inspired by a novel written in 1969 by an Italian author, Mario Puzo. The series is about an Italian Mafia family who is constantly fighting and dealing with gangsters. It is a powerful series and full of drama.
7) A fish called Wanda
A fish called Wanda is a comedy heist made in 1988 starring Jamie Lee Curtis. The protagonist, Wanda, a con-artist, conducts a diamond heist, while double crossing her lover and the members of her gang. One event leads to another and is perfect to watch with your family.
8) Pulp fiction
Pulp Fiction is an American comedy-crime film which explores the life of a boxer, two Los Angeles mobsters, a gangster’s wife, and two criminals. All characters prove to be quite entertaining and memorable in their own way. This movie is another classic Tarantino film and has some dark humour.
9) The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight is an American Western thriller set in 1877. It is about a few captured fugitives and their bounty hunter who are all caught in a snowstorm. The group finds shelter at a small lodge and experience a whole set of events there. The movie is violent, creepy and gory but creates excitement.
10) Django unchained
Django Unchained is a film set in the 1800’s produced by one of the greatest movie directors of all time, Queintin Tarantino. The film is about a black slave that is released with a bounty hunter to rescue his black wife. She has been captured by a plantation owner and longs to be with Django once again. This movie has won many awards and is a must watch.
11) The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption is a film based on the 1982 novel, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, by Stephen King. The cast has a variety of famous actors including Morgan Freeman. The story is about a banker who is arrested for the murder of his wife and her lover. He is sentenced to life imprisonment in a prison called Shawshank.
Ira Ahuja is the first person editor of The Woodstocker
Edited by Archita Aggarwal
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