FYI. The number at which the following movies come, doesn’t symbolize the rating of the movies. As all the movies listed here come from different background and genre, it would be wrong to compare them but they surely are the best of the best.
1) Grave of fireflies
If you are a anime fan, i guess you must have seen it already and if you have seen it then you would have surely want to forget it as soon as you finished watching it.It is not your regular imaginary animation. It’s more about the reality that you can’t ignore no matter how much you want or try. This is totally different. This was such a heart breaking movie that will show you what happens during the war. How much the war affects human’s life. I was moved. I felt bad. But that’s it. Are we doing anything else rather than feeling bad and talking about it? This is not that type of movie that you’ll want to watch it again and again. It’s sad. And we always avoid that.
2) Chak de India!
If you know about bollywood or indian movies, then after watching this movie you ll understand why they are different from hollywood. Story is not knew but the treatment is refreshing. Its made for hardcore sports movie buffs, where the team starts as underdogs and then end up winning the finals. The high pitched drama, last minute penalty strokes, breathtaking moments, adrenaline rushing through your veins, what else you need. Movie is full of drama and sentiments; and quiet predictable also but who cares untill you keep enjoying the movie.
3) City of GOD
This is the movie that tells you about the real brazil. Brazil is not just abt beaches, football and sultry beauties. Magnificent, powerful and totally compelling. I felt transported into the City of God whilst watching this film, the director really makes you feel every inch of the film and care for and despise some of the characters.It’s a solid yet exciting film with faultless performances. Leandro Firmino was especially excellent as Li’l Zé, I don’t think I’ve ever hated a character as much.This film is wonderfully crafted with beautiful cinematography that takes you on an exhilarating and brutal journey into the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Probably one of the best foreign films I have seen, it stays with you. See this movie.
4) Seven samurias
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, it’s 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. It is a story of class struggle and Kurosawa isn’t afraid to take his time to let you get to know these characters. Takashi Shimura is terrific as usual as the leader of the pack Kambei. Seven Samurai has a lot to say and we can thank God that Kurosawa keeps it interesting throughout the entire 3 and 1/2 hours.
5) Old boy
This is the one of the most voilent and gore movie with one of the finest story which makes this it so good that even hollywood is remaking it. Shortly you ll see Will smith in the English version.Combining the sinister suspense of Alfred Hitchcock with the unrepentant violence of Quentin Tarantino, South Korean director Park Chan-wook delivers a revenge tale as shocking as it is thought-provoking.This is the kind of film that blows you away and makes you realise you’ve been watching the WHOLE THING from the wrong standpoint. As for Min-sik Choi’s performance, astonishing is the only word for it…the way such intense emotions and motivations are constantly shifting without ever feeling contrived or forced is just spellbinding. It combines art and extreme violence in a way that reminded me of A Clockwork Orange, but BETTER. It’s also stylistically on the same level as Fight Club and is absolutely riveting from beginning to end. A totally flawless modern masterpiece.
6) Das boot
This film takes all of the drama and suspense inherent in a submarine-based story and delivers it in a near- perfect package, establishing Das Boot as not just a terrific adrenaline rush, but one of the best movies ever made.Wolfgang Petersen did something I felt was impossible… I actually found myself kind of rooting for the Germans in this WWII set film. Great performances from all of the cast and it is good to see that even the enemy is just doing what they also think is right.
7) Motorcycle diaries
This movie is actually based on Che Guevara ‘the great revolutionary’ and if you don’t know this particular fact still it wont make any difference and that’s why this movie is so good. I watched this movie in my college days and it made me think ‘to hell with the world’, let’s have a Roadtrip. As a movie, The Motorcycle Diaries is beautiful, with strong acting, breathtaking location cinematography and a vibrant story.
8 ) Downfall-das utergang
This is the only movie where you’ ll feel any kind of sympathy towards Hitler. What an act of bravery it was to make Downfall. Downfall dwells on the final days of the Third Reich, a time of utter hopelessness supercharged with mad desperation and fantastical optimism. As Berlin disintegrates around him, Hitler presides over obsolete maps, rearranging imaginary armies in a delusional belief that victory can yet be snatched from the jaws of defeat. Ultimately, even he will realize the futility of his situation and splatter his brains across the walls of his personal study.
You want a feel good cinema then watch this.Great movie! Still so fresh and funny 9 years later and im sure it will be in 90 years. A feel good movie that really makes me want to go to Paris.One woman decides to change the world by changing the lives of the people she knows in this charming and romantic comic fantasy from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
10) The girl with a dragon tattoo
Shortly you are going to watch this remade in hollywood starring Daniel Craig.Primarily based on a famous novel series, the movie revolves around a murder and how this mystery is solved with so many shocking twists and turns.Appreciation of the film relies more on the performances than the problem-solving, and Rapace delivers a complicated and deliciously contrary performance that tattoos Lisbeth Salander straight onto the brain.GO Watch it but it’s strictly above 18.
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