Most of us browse the internet or the streaming services for hours trying to find something to watch, and whether we want to admit it or not, most of us return to the same movie we know to be an exquisite work of art, but fret not, the following list will narrow down the search scope and provide you with the cinematic shock you are looking for. So buckle up and enjoy the ride, and without further ado, here are the top movies that I consider to be classics.
5. Mr. Nobody (2009)
If you are looking for a movie that makes you question your existence then Mr. Nobody is the right choice for you. Directed by Jaco Van Dormael,
the movie takes place in the year 2092 when humanity has finally conquered death, and everyone is pretty much immortal,
however, Nemo Nobody becomes the new media sensation when he is expected to be the first mortal human, now here is where it gets interesting, the depiction of his misery and dismay in the colorful frame of social media can be linked to nowadays biased newspapers and current state of world affairs.
4. Schindler's List (1994)
Directed by Steven Spielberg in what I would like to call the golden age of the silver screen, this movie is a melodramatic historical representation of the German occupation of Poland during WWII.
It is about the Polish Jews and how they were sent to the concentration camps. However, just before the holocaust started, Oskar Schindler saved more than 1200 Polish Jews in a heroic way that was worthy of a movie,
and I’m saying this because, yes, it is based on an accurate historical event. It is a bit graphic so it may cause discomfort. It is not for the faint-hearted.
3. The Lord of the Rings (The Trilogy)
I never thought I had to tell someone to drop everything and watch this movie, but recently I was with a couple of friends and we were discussing trilogies.
When I said The Lord of the Rings the responses I received made me almost faint, because it was centered around “what is that?” and “huh?” so what is this movie, well, first of all you can never watch one of them, because there are three (six actually if one is to count the Hobbit) and they are based on a series of epic high-fantasy novels
written by the one and only J. R. R. Tolkien. This movie laid the foundation to the races of Elves and Dwarves in latter representations in movies and games. The movie is about a ring that causes middle earth to go to war and if I give more hints then I will give away the plot. It is highly entertaining and enjoyable for everyone. It packs humor, drama and action and it is very long, so you better clear your schedule before you embark on your journey.
2 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Originally it is based on a novella under the name of Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption written by the father of American horror story, Stephen King. King is best known for his other novel “It”, so he is a name that needs no introduction.
The movie follows the life of the inmate banker Andy Dufresne who is tried and sent to prison for double murder.
Perhaps what makes the movie unique is the massive jaw dropping plot twist at the end of the movie that made the people of the theatre at that time talk about it for months. If you ever wondered how a life time in prison feels like this movie is the right pick for you.
1. The Godfather Trilogy
I’m sure that some of you expected this movie to be here, but not to be number one. A lot of people nowadays do not think of this movie, because it is getting old but it is the ultimate cinematic crime not to credit this movie.
The Godfather trilogy is based on a series of crime novels about Italian-American Mafia families written by Mario Puzo and inspired by the actual crime mafia families of Sicily and New York during the 1940s and 1950s.
The trilogy is directed by Francis Ford Coppola and the movie is so iconic that they still showcase it as a perfect example of what happens when you put together a solid book, Oscar winning actors and a brilliant movie director. The result is a majestic movie that you will never see anything like and will take you on a journey inside the Cosa Nostra like never before. Even after two decades people still praise it as one of if not the best movies of all times.
Written by Ayman Almomani