Dear readers I would refrain myself from telling the synopsis of the movies listed below because what makes them great is their story and I personally feel really hurt when I get to know the story before watching it. All the movies listed here are pioneer and one the best work in their respective genre so its impossible to compare them; they are arranged in a totally random order. Lets begin :
1. 12 Angry men :
This is among few movies which revolves around a group of people having a long conversation throughout the movie. The tactical drama and witty dialogues keep the listener glued to the screen. 12 different people personifies different emotions of human mind and elucidates how a constructive conversation can result in the discovery of a unfathomable truth.
2. Citizen kane :
Orson welles’s epic movie which he directed, produced , co wrote and also played the protagonist’s role. Tells about the story of Charles foster Kane’s rise and fall. This movie covers almost all the genre of the human emotions be it inspiration, love, drama, friendship. Its a cinematic extravaganza, much beyond the time of 1941 when it was made.
3. Psycho :
A Alfred hitchcock’s master piece which totally changed the outlook of thriller suspense. It was first of its kind, a total shocker. The music, the setting, the shower scene, the mother in the cellar… everything about this iconic film has passed into cinema history.
4. Seven Samurai :
Can you believe that this movie was made in 1954 and still so superb. And the biggest reason behind it is AKira kurosawa. How a movie of this big canvas can be made in 1954, its just amazing. Cliched as it may seem, you cannot help but respect this film. Not only is the scale of the film epic, but the story is nuanced and much more than a series of battle sequences.
5. Schindler’s list :
Based on a true story of Oskar Schindler and a magnificient direction by Steven spielberg. Though this movie was made in 1993 still it’s in black and white to en thrust the theatrical impact of the old times and Nazi autocracy. Accurate, heartbreaking masterpiece about the Holocaust which gave Spielberg the much awaited Oscar for the first time.
6. Its a wonderful life :
Even though this movie is black n white, when you finish the movie you have a feel good factor and that’s where this movie scores. I don’t care about what other critics say because this movie is the epitome of hope, love, life and all those things that you value so much in life.
7. Dr. Strangelove :
Dr Strangelove is one of Stanley Kubrick’s many masterpieces, one of the greatest films about the Cold War and one of the greatest comedies ever made. This movie is about cold war and Stanley Kubrick dared to make a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button and Kudos to epic the black satirical comedy thriller that he created.
8. Raging Bull :
Robert de niro and Martin Scorsese’s combo which gave life to many movies but this one is arguably the best of their combination. Though underdog in its day but still counted as classic of all times, tells us the story of rise and fall of middleweight boxer Jake La Motta who was ruthless in ring and outside.
9. To kill a mockingbird :
Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel was made to film in 1962 by Horton Foote and Robert Mulligan. Gregory Peck delivers an Oscar-winning performance as a righteous lawyer in one of the best American films of the 1960s.Watch it for its one the few example of good novel turned into even better movie.
10. Casablanca :
This movie has totally a raw magic which comes from the richness of details presented in the movie which mostly goes unnoticed but without them it would be just another romantic movie. One of the most beloved romantic movie of all time with a original script and just the essential blend of acting and direction required.
I know I can’t satisfy all my readers but still I gave my best shot.
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