Here are 4 movie recommendations that are guaranteed to make you want to suggest them to everyone else once you finish watching:
1. FORREST GUMP
Tom Hanks has done an amazing job to portray this character, I believe he is one of the only Hollywood actors who could have pulled this role off. He puts himself into the role of the character and brings out the best Forrest Gump; he turns a normal, average character into a new bright and vibrant personality that people can relate to as he is committed to being Forest Gump.
His ability to fit the role and how its portrayed makes us movie watchers that we are actually in the film which could have only been done by Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks is not the only actor in this movie that made it won six Academy Awards, actor Robin Wright who played Forest Gump’s, true love.
In multiple scenes of the movie you can see her make a full commitment to the role, an example of this would be when Robin sits on the stage naked playing the guitar, Forest notices her and picks her up off the stage. By robin doing this scene, it’s obvious that it was true dedication to be able to fit on a stage naked in a film that was going to be shown to millions around the world.
This dedication by these main characters have really made the move spectacular and worth watching, it’s truly deserving of its awards that it has been awarded.
2. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
What do you do if you go on a game show and answer all the questions correct?
You remember your past in Slumdog Millionaire which was released in late 2008 worldwide and the UK and India in January 2009 and was met with universal acclaim.
It is a very simple idea for a story with amazing sub-plots that makes you feel for the characters going through from an event to an event and well scripted by Simon Beaufoy and well-directed by Danny Boyle.
Anthony Dod Mantle’s cinematography blew everyone away with both 35mm film and digital cameras used simultaneously in some scenes that some didn’t notice every time each of my viewings. All Indian cast, all phenomenal.
Winning 8 Oscars, 4 Golden Globes and 7 BAFTAs including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography, won universal acclaim for a drama.
3. SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
The Shawshank Redemption holds the Number 1 spot in the Top-250 English Movies listed by IMBd with 9.3 ratings. It is one of the best movies ever made in World Cinema and applauded by many film critics. This film was directed by Frank Darabont who adopted the storyline from Stephen King’s Novel – ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Tim Robbins played his career-best lead performance as Andy Dufresne along with Morgan Freeman who played the role of ‘Red’, an influential prisoner, who can bring in any stuff inside the jail. Morgan also narrates the story from his perspective with his impeccable voice-over throughout the film. He basically narrates the life journey of the lead character – Andy Dufresne.
The movie begins with a murder mystery that makes the innocent banker Andy Dufresne to go life imprisonment in Shawshank prison against the charges of murdering his wife and her lover. Initially, as a viewer audience may expect a murder mystery to be solved but surprisingly the story unfolds the life of the prisoners and the journey of their friendship, trust, affection and emotional tiebacks with other prisoners.
4. INTO THE WILD
Christopher McCandless who just graduated from college in the early 1990s goes off on an adventure. He is smitten with books he readsThoreau, London, Byron. He wants no money, so he gives his to needy causes or burns it. Chris is cocky, driven, industrious.
He is traumatized by his parents’ bad marriage. He tries to work through his anguish. He seems determined to destroy himself just to prove that he has different values than his parents.
He is inconsiderate of his family and keeps them worried about his whereabouts and safety as if a single reassuring phone call would ruin his rebellion. He fancies himself a philosopher but acts the petulant child. It is a great credit to the film that we see these character flaws in our hero.
By Suhaani Hardikar
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