Being a Movie freak is not easy, that itching by the devil inside you to watch a movie everyday has to be subdued. Having watched many movies, still some of them stand out and make me watch them again and again! Following, I m listing some of my favourite movies, which I have watched atleast 5 times upto some 25-30 times in my life n the measure of satisfaction each one gives never withers everytime i watch them. Long list of good movies which no one should miss!
1. HOTEL RWANDA
A movie about a hotel manager(Don Cheadle got an academy nomination) saving thousands of people in the aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide. Two groups ethnically different, Totsi and Hutu, with minor differences in physical features are present in Rwanda. With the UN unable to do much after their agreed period of peace agreement elapsed, one side went on a massacre spree to eliminate the other group rendering thousands homeless. The movie has to be watched to be believed. Exceptional Acting, dialogues and direction makes you feel for the people and makes people think about genocides.
Overall a winner and was unlucky to miss out on the Oscar. Trust me this movie will touch your heart unless your stone-hearted . Highly Recommended.
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
"This is the day you will remember that you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow". This movie belongs to Johhny Depp all the way(got an academy nomination). Few actors in the world can claim to get into the skin of the character as well as Johhny Depp. As Captain Jack Sparrow, he was funny, charming and stylish in his own way. This movie gave pirates that "Cool" factor contrary to other movies which gave them a gloomy and villainous image. The story also has Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly, involved in love, both looking dead most of the time. While Captain Barbossa is in his search of the last pearl, Captain Jack Sparrow is involved in a plan to get back the best ship in the world, the Black Pearl. This is just a gist of teh storyline, not even in a sequence. A thoroughly enjoyable movie and u will end up talking like Captain Jack Sparrow or at the least might try his style of walking. Sadly the story diverted in its sequels making it an ordinary trilogy. Also a mention to the superb background score by Hans Zimmer.
3. The Shawshank Redemption
"Fear can hold you prisoner, Hope can set you free".
Set in the background of one of the toughest prisons in USA in Shawshank, it movie explores various facets of life like hope, life, human spirit, friendship , mental force which form the core for Survival. This movie has superb performances by Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins supported with riveting dialogues. This movie doesnt preach but showcases in its soul the never say die attitude needed to be adapted in one's life. The music is unbelievable.
Must watch movie with one of the best ever climax sequence.
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