There are some movies we watch that truly inspire us, leaving a long-term impact and totally changing the way we perceive life! The meaning of good cinema is truly showcased by some of the phenomenal Hollywood movies that intrigue us, enlighten us, and leave us with a gust of emotions.
Here is a list of such phenomenal movies that are truly inspirational- I bet you’ll look at a life with a totally renewed outlook after watching these.
1. V For Vendetta
Not intended for the commercial movie fan, but a fantastic cinema experience! The concept and narrative of the masked caped crusader has rarely been foretold in the suspense/thriller genre. The dialogue and the screenplay are to die for. Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) and Natalie Portman (The Black Swan) have a chemistry, which is both dark and mysterious combined. They are in love, but the viewer is left to stretch their imagination.
Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) and Natalie Portman (The Black Swan) have a chemistry, which is both dark and mysterious combined. They are in love, but the viewer is left to stretch their imagination.
The action is old school, a combination of knife battles, postmodern karate, and Chic Street fighting. The movie truly left me spellbound and instilled a false sense of patriotism in me, that what can be dreamt can be achieved.
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Pertinent to our times, the best line from the movie is, ‘’people should not be afraid of their government, governments should be afraid of their people’’ unquote. A must watch for die-hard romantics.
IMDB Rating: 8.2
Release date: 2005
2. Scent of a Woman
What does one say about Alfonso Pacino, commonly Al Pacino. Though the current generation will not have experienced his great work, which is aplenty with movies, particularly his roles ranging from Tony Montana in Scarface, Michael Corleone from The Godfather, Carlito Bragante from Carlitos Way and Jimmy Boy from Donnie Brasco, well forget about it, no pun intended.
Al Pacino’s portrayal as a blind, retired Col Slade is unmatched. How he resurrects a young student’s life albeit learning more from the Chris Odonells character.
The school ballroom scene is one of the best dialogue deliveries I have seen. One cannot forget the hot stepping tango Col. Slade does in the middle of the movie.
We are fortunate and blessed to have eyes, but this depiction showed how cool it would be to be blind. The movie shows you intricately about character and respect and how one goes about achieving this with hardships all around. One must have a look at this and keep it for a rainy day. Always.
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IMDB Rating: 8.0
Release date: 1992
3. The Usual Suspects
There always comes a time when you see a movie and you think to yourself, “this I got to tell my grandchildren about.” The Usual Suspects is one of those. Not normally considered to be commercially rated or loaded with huge stars, it launched some of the biggest actors nowadays, Mr. Kevin Spacey and Mr. Benecio Del Toro.
Remember Kaante, the bollywood flick starring Amitabh Bachchan, it was a complete rip-off of the classic original. The screenplay is superb, without any special effects, animations or the usual jazz going around nowadays, this movie creates a world of its own. The opening scene, the closing scene, it’s the classic who dunnit?
Spacey as the limping Verbal Kent and now known to be Kaizer Sozay, is a genius, this movie is a legendary status in my opinion. Crime story buffs, please have a watch.
IMDB Rating: 8.6
Release date: 1995
4. Sherlock Holmes : The Game of Shadows
Sherlock Holmes is now played by an American. That’s something interesting! One never thought of Holmes being portrayed as he was by Robert Downey Jnr in the recent adaptations. This is one of the best movies I have ever seen and the bond between Dr. Watson (Jude Law) and Downey as Holmes is
This is one of the best movies I have ever seen and the bond between Dr. Watson (Jude Law) and Downey as Holmes is tremendously rivetting stuff. Downey expresses his brilliance and intelligence from his version.
The tactics and plot are excellent while the screenplay and costume design is totally cool – the supporting cast is truly the best ever. The actors kept their distance from the proverbial cliches, but I may tell you, the games afoot in this flick. Just for the script and adventure, young and old can have a sit-down and watch the masterpiece unfold.
Just for the script and adventure, young and old can have a sit-down and watch the masterpiece unfold.
Not a single hint of vulgarity or profanity going around here. It is a must-watch, guys!
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Release date: 2011
5. The International
Closest and darkest depiction of the investment banking world, The International is an investigative drama feature par excellence. The beautiful and talented Naomi Watts adds her touches to this one and it is well supported by the always consistent Clive Owen.
Gripping suspense and a plot so ingeniously written left me wanting to know more.
There is not a dull moment in this movie! Banking best explained to a non-banking background,the movie is a combination of classic /old school and chic modern day, the action is believable, the relationships understandable and the dialogue crisp and riveting. A second watch , yes, please!!!
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Release date: 2011
The other recommended:
1. The Dark Knight IMDB Rating: 9.0, Release date: 2008
2. Blood Diamond IMDB Rating: 8.0, Release date: 2006
3. Mulholland Drive IMDB Rating: 8.2, Release date: 2008
4. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy IMDB Rating: 7.0, Release date: 2011
5. Malena IMDB Rating: 7.5, Release date: 2008
Contributed by Mr. Nasr Saeed.
Born and raised in Karachi, he is the eldest of the three in the family. Son of a Hotelier and an Educationist (mother), Nasr is a cricket fan since Javed Miandad’s last ball six in Sharjah in 1986. He was associated with the banking industry since the last 13 odd years before joining the Advertisement world.
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