Movies have been an integral part of most of our lives.
If you’ve spent your lifetime cribbing about never getting to watch good movies, it is the right time to visit the nearest DVD store because you won’t be around for too long. 2012 is close on your heels which is why you should grab the below listed moves and be a part of the history of international cinema.
Here are 10 Hollywood movies you must watch before you die.
The Godfather Trilogy
‘The Godfather’ trilogy takes you into the world of gangsters through the combined brilliance of Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino and Mario Puzo.
Star Quote: “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
The Shawshank Redemption
The highlight of this movie is the simplistic yet endearing take on human relationships. It might not entirely influence you to alter the way you live your life but will definitely help you realize the importance of building healthy relationships.
Star Quote: “I guess it comes down to a simple choice. Get busy living or get busy dying.”
This is the ultimate guy movie which shows how two men build an almost global ‘organisation’ of sorts for people to vent out their anger and frustration. The pulsating movement of the plot will keep you glued till the ‘end of time’.
Star Quote: “This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time”
Another story of an angry young man played by the insanely talented Robert De Niro. It deals with the rise and fall of a temperamental boxer whose personal life becomes a wreck because of the same temper.
Star Quote: “If you win, you win. If you lose, you still win”
Believe us when we say this movie will take you on a roller-coaster ride. It revels in violence, profanity and generous use of drugs, while the speed, that is crucial to the movie, will definitely make your head spin. Watch Quentin Tarantino prove why he is the boss in making movies that almost always have a cult following.
Star Quote: “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children..”
Saving Private Ryan
Watching this movie is bound to be a heart-breaking experience as it explores the uncharted perils of war. Also, you don’t actually need a reason to watch a Steven Speilberg film starring Tom Hanks, do you?
“I’ll need a wheelchair before this war is over.”
Yet another movie by Francis Ford Coppola, ‘Apocalypse Now’ is considered by many to be the best war movie ever made. An adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novel, this movie is truly ‘a vision of hell’ owing to the darkness of theme and action. It is also counted amongst the best movies ever made.
Star Quote: “I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for twelve hours. When it was all over I walked up. We didn’t find one of ‘em, not one stinkin’ dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like… victory. Someday this war’s gonna end…”
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
We’re really hoping you’ve read the book. If you haven’t, you probably don’t know the significance of this in the list. Just like the book, the movie leaves quite an impact on the viewer. Be a art of the experience that so many people treasure, before you die.
Star Quote: “Why don’t ya shut your goddamn mouth and play some music?”
Another Martin Scorsese film makes the cut. Dealing with the life of a gangster, this movie was a classic in this genre. In fact, it was considered a benchmark in the ’90s and was hugely lauded in various award ceremonies.
Star Quote: “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster”
The Gold Rush
You cannot possibly go to your grave without watching a Charlie Chaplin movie, can you? ‘The Gold Rush’ is a quintessential Charlie Chaplin film, complete with some great comic and emotional moments. An added advantage of watching this movie would be that you could surely have something to discuss about in case you meet him in heaven.
Star Quote: You do know Charlie Chaplin’s movies were made in the silent era, right?
P.S. The author has deliberately avoided the inclusion of movies like ‘Star Wars’, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, The ‘Rocky’ series, etc because she assumes that you’ve already seen this movies. (MensXP.com)