Evolving from stage plays, theatres and now filming, the role of movies in man seems irreplaceable. Humans watch movies for several reasons; for fun, relaxation, entertainment, research purposes, educational purpose etc. However, watching a movie can be very time consuming.
20 Best Movies Ever
An average movie plays between 1hr 30mins to 2hrs, imagine what else I could do with that time to make my day more productive. I could read a book, I could connect with friends, I probably could even work an online job or read for my exams, maybe watch a football match (for football lovers). So is watching A-2hr movie of my day WORTH IT? Well if you choose a perfect movie, then I can say it’s worth it. In the meantime here are 20 movies that are worth your time.
20. THE USUAL SUSPECTS
A suspense-filled, mystery flick which expertly unravels the interrogation of a mysterious conman. Hailed as a cult classic, the film is famous for having one of the best plot twists of all time.
19. FORREST GUMP
This highly rated comedy depicts the life and times of a retarded but kind-hearted man who often finds himself caught up in several historical moments of 20th century America
18 THE GREAT GATSBY
Drama and Twist takes the centre stage here. This is one of the best romantic movies of the 21st century. Not to forget, the soundtrack by Lana Del Rey was top notch – Young & Beautiful.
The ability of this movie to shift your perspective from one side to the other is/was amazing. This movie gave everyone who came across it a point to argue and a lesson to learn. Great one again from Tyler Perry.
16. PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEANS
Johny Depp, the master of disguise, magnificently draws audience to this series. Highly regarded as one of the most influential fantasy movies of all time.
15. INGLORIOUS BASTERDS
This multi-layered war film tells the stories of alternate plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler; by a military unit of Jewish-American soldiers, by the British secret service and by a young French woman. Directed by Quentin Tarantino and if you’re well familiar with the name, you know he doesn’t disappoint.
14. 12 YEARS A SLAVE
An incredibly moving story based on the true memoirs of a kidnapped slave and his desperate efforts to regain his freedom and be reunited with family and society. Now regarded as one of the best films of the 21st century.
Widely considered as one of the best epic historical movies, Gladiator portrays the journey of a disgraced Roman general who avenges the murder of his family by a new emperor.
12. PRETTY WOMAN
Simply put – CLASSIC. Julia Roberts and Richard Gere nailed their performances in this RomCom classic. A must watch.
11. MADMAX: FURY ROAD
You want two straight hours of action? Then look no further than MADMAX. From beginning to end – ACTION. And after watching this movie please do me a favour , don’t WITNESS ME!
Mel Gibson starred in this heart wrenching movie that portrays Freedom, Romance, Power and Betrayal. The sound track gives the movie a touch of class.
9. SOUND OF MUSIC
Famous for breaking box-office records on its release, this film is a compelling musical masterpiece set in Nazi-occupied Austria during WWII. A classic romantic-comedy mixed with jam and bread LOL!
Sarafina tells the story of young students involved in the Soweto Uprising who sacrifice their lives in protest against racial oppression by the apartheid government of South Africa.
7. PASSION OF CHRIST
No sentiments attached, Mel Gibson’s epic performance gives viewers a profound insight as to the events which happened in Jerusalem some 2000 years ago.
Featuring Al Pacino in his most famous role as Tony Montana. This gangster classic portrays the rise and fall of a Cuban drug lord on the streets of Miami, It is a must watch.
5. SCHINDLERS LIST
As World War Two ends in bitter defeat for Hitler’s Germany, a Nazi businessman risks his life to save over a thousand Jews employed in his factories from the Holocaust. Worth its extended seconds.
4. COMING TO AMERICA
Funny, romantic and Classic. Ed Murphy and Arsenio Hall nailed this
3. THE TITANIC
Titanic is an epic romance story set in a fictional account of the tragic event that befell the real titanic. It holds distinction for the first movie to ever gross $1billion in the US box office.
2. LORD OF THE RINGS
Special effects, cinematography and perfect CGI make this series arguably the best adventure films of all time. One Lord of the Rings movie lasts more than 2 hours, if you wanna spend your whole day watching a worthy movie, then watch the entire series (you can add The Hobbit Series as well).
What did you expect? Widely regarded as the best movie of all time, this Coppola flick focuses on the mob family of Don Vito Corleone and their battles against rival mafia families for the control of New York City. A must watch for everyone.