Human nature is all about refreshment. One needs to come out of the dull mode to rejuvenate yourself with the rejuvenating one and for that what’s better than the world of movies. Here’s a fantastic list of movies from the last century that will blow your mind and which should be on every Hollywood buff’s to-watch list. In no particular order, here are some of the best Hollywood movies that will force you to watch them at least once!
1. The Godfather (1972)
The movie never fades away with its beautiful story. The credit of direction goes to the classic, Francis Ford Coppola, starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, and Diane Keaton in their most terrific and memorable roles in the Hollywood movie history. Classicism is reflected in every word of the movie!
2. Ben-Hur (1959)
Ben-Hur, an epic historical drama film directed by William Wyler is an absolute masterpiece story on slavery, war, and revenge. The movie revolves around a Palestinian Jew who battles the Roman empire during the time of Christ. The climax of the movie will give you goosebumps.
3. Psycho (1960)
A vintage horror movie by Alfred Hitchcock pursues the story of insane of Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) and his psychopathic daring acts. The movie has a star cast of Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles. A beautiful display of writing by Robert Bloch and screenplay by Joseph Stefano.
4. Apocalypse Now (1979)
Apocalypse Now is a saga adventure war film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, set during the Vietnam War and is one of the greatest classics of Hollywood film history. A beautiful piece of work by Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall and John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola are the scripters.
5. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Shawshank Redemption directed by Frank Darabont gathers the story of a banker getting poisoned in the case of the murder of his wife, the film remains a mystery till the last 5 minutes. The film stars Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton.
Titanic- Oscar-winning, one of the best romantic movies in Hollywood.
The most iconic romantic you will ever see directed by James Cameron having a beautiful star cast of Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates.
I bet if you have not seen this movie, you must have heard it. Right? Titanic movie was the world’s largest moving object which included over 1500 people to death. The movie features an intense love story of Jack and Rose. And only one person amongst the 1500 people survived in the Titanic ship accident and we will not reveal the secret here. Watch the movie to find out what all happened!
7. Jurassic Park
Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park is an adventure, science fiction film based on the novel by Michael Crichton. This movie is about a selected group of people who were chosen to visit an island theme park. The park mastermind assured it to be safe, however, it turns out to be a horrifying experience. This movie is an absolute thriller to watch with an absolute display by Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum.
8. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
A film directed by Stanley Kubrick which showcases most archaic and progressive science fiction work, 2001 starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester. A powerful story of mankind dealing with artificial intelligence, human evolution etc and his journey to Jupiter planet.
9. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Another fine directorial work by Stanley Kubrick essaying dystopian crime film starring Malcolm McDowell. A film that earned Malcolm the grandeur that is attached to his name as a filmmaker.
10. Pirates of Silicon Valley
A refreshing and inspirational real-life story of visionary Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. The moving film will take you through the journey and the battle of both Apple and Microsoft. From nothing to everything, how billion-dollar companies started? How Apple became a renowned brand name? To find questions to all this; you must watch the movie!
11. Taxi Driver 1976
Taxi Driver is a psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The movie is all about a mentally unstable insomniac veteran taxi driver who ends up getting attracted to save juvenescence prostitute named Iris. The film stars Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle, Albert Brooks and Leonard Harris.
12. Die Hard
A thriller movie directed by John McTiernan based on the novel by Roderick Thorp, featuring the story of a detective who goes to LA city for Christmas holidays with his wife but comes to know about the hostage situation in an office building where his spouse was one of the hostages. Die Hard has an amazing star cast including Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia.
13. The Matrix
The star cast of movie Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving. The story depicts the life of an IT professional fighting war against powerful computers who rule the world with a program called “The Matrix”, directed by “The Wachowski Brothers”, Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski.
14. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
The Jack Nicholson starrer One Flew Over The Cuckoo by Milos Forman features the story of a prisoner (McMurphy) who gets admitted to a psychiatric facility, how he against the oppressive nurse, how he rallies up the scared patients and his later attempt at breaking out. A brilliant film!
15. Schindler’s List
Schindler’s List is the real story based on the work of Nazi Czech businessman Oskar Schindler, directed by Steven Spielberg. This business person saved over 1100 Jews from execution, The reason why the movie is a must-watch! The movie stars Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall in pivotal roles.
16. The Exorcist (1973)
The spookiest film of all time, The Exorcist has been directed by William Friedkin and based on William Peter Blatty’s novel.
17. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Life Is Beautiful is a tragic comedy of a Jewish father and son’s journey through life in the Nazi camps directed by Roberto Benigni- the same starring in the film also i.e. portrayed by Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano.
18. Interview With A Vampire (1994)
The film, Interview With A Vampire is based on the novel written by Anne Rice is the fascinating story of a vampire and his coming fate to which he is destined.
19. American Beauty (1999)
Kevin Spacey in lead orbits around the story of a protagonist, a sexually frustrated suburban father, who faces a mid-life crisis after becoming obsessed with his daughter’s best friend. An entangled yet appealing story by Sam Mendes.
20. Gladiator (2000)
Movie by Ridley Scott is based on the life of a Roman General who is betrayed. His family is murdered by an emperor’s corrupt son and then he turns as a gladiator (Russell Crowe), landing in Rome to have vengeance.
With Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne in their centric characters, the movie is a staggering romantic science-fiction comedy-drama by Michel Gondry follows the story of a young couple who’s memories were medically erased only to have them reunited.
22. Star Wars Series (1977)
This is amongst the best Hollywood war movies, a film by George Lucas, producing saga doesn’t require much explanation. ‘Nuff said. To save the galaxy from the Empire’s world-destroying battle station, Luke Skywalker joins the army with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids. Although, he also attempts to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. The star cast of the film includes Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher.
23. Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump is a romantic comedy-drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis, a movie based on the novel by Winston Groom, showcases the story of Forrest (Tom Hanks), a lesser intelligence level man, and his extraordinary journey through love, war, and life.
24. Chinatown (1974)
Good narration by Roman Polanski, Chinatown is the story of a detective who specializes in marital affairs and is hired by Mrs Mulwray to spy on her husband, the creator of the city’s water system. When Mr Mulwray dies, the detective finds himself in a web of fraud.
25. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
A story given shape by Sergio Leone stars Clint Eastwood. The film chases the story of a contrary alliance between two bounty hunters in search of a buried treasure.
26. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
A Peter Jackson film essaying a shy Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions plan for a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. The star cast includes Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean.
27. The Dark Knight (2008)
A historic saga directed by Christopher Nolan depicts the story of a menace known as the epic character- Joker (Christian Bale), emerges from his mysterious past, he forces havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. A great conceptualization of psychology and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
28. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Eight years after the rule of Joker’s chaos, with the help of mysterious Catwoman, Batman, is forced from his migration to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total destruction, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.
29. Good Will Hunting (1997)
Directed by Gus Van Sant, follows the story of a janitor (Robin Williams) at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
30. Back to the Future (1985)
Marty McFly, a high school student of 17 years, by mistake is sent back in the past by thirty years in a time-travelling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown directed by Robert Zemeckis.
31. WALL·E (2008)
A delicate display of story by Andrew Stanton taking you in the world of distant future, a small waste-collecting robot carelessly board on a space journey which ultimately decides the future of mankind starring Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard.
32. Burn After Reading (2008)
Burn After Reading is a dark comedy film written, produced, edited and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, a hilarious film following two friends who efforts to blackmail a CIA agent.
Another example of fine direction by Christopher Nolan, who paints a story of a thief played by Leonardo DiCaprio who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology, is given the opposite task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.
34. The Great Dictator 1940
This is the great British comedian, Charlie Chaplin’s political satire comedy-drama picture written, directed, produced, and scored by himself. The Chaplin’s movie is a controversial conviction of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, fascism, antisemitism, and the Nazis. A movie is spectacular in its own way!
35. The Pursuit of Happiness
A very cute relationship of father-son will give you goosebumps. This is definitely amongst the top-notch inspirational movies that will move you inside down in many ways. This film also explains how to grow when you fall. The last scene of the movie will touch your heart.
36. Flash Of The Genius 2008
A biographical film directed by Mark Abraham tells you a true story based on a college professor who counterclaims that his idea of automatic windshield wiper was stolen by Detroit automaker. He then decides to spend the rest of his life in fighting this case for himself. The suspense in the film still continues; Do watch the film!
37. Pulp Fiction (1994)
Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction is a mortal sin or crime film. The movie is based on a story by Tarantino and Roger Avary. The film will narrate a few stories of criminal Los Angeles and is considered to be one of his best works and one of the best movies of all time.
38. Top Gun
A movie full of action drama is being directed by Tony Scott starring Tom Cruise in lead, following Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, and Tom Skerritt. Cruise portrays the character of a Lieutenant, a young naval pilot who onboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. Cruise with his officer from Radar system is given the opportunity to give training in San Diego at the Navy’s Fighter Weapons School at the former Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar. The film also received the “People’s Choice Award for Favorite Film”
39. The God Father II
Son of Vito Corleone, Michael take over the empire in the world of crime and invites danger to business dealings with the gangsters.
40. The Usual Suspects (1995)
A film by Bryan Singer in which the one and only survivor tells the story of twisting events leading up to dreadful gun battle on a boat, which started when five criminals meet at apparently random police lineup, a pleasing story written by Christopher McQuarrie which stars Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri in influential roles.
41. Logan 2017
A nice portrayal by James Mangold which stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen. The story revolves in the near future, a tired and bored Logan cares for an ill Professor X around somewhere Mexican border. Logan in whatever way make efforts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are tangled when a young mutant arrives, followed by dark forces.
42. Interstellar 2014
In the talking picture by Christopher Nolan, he put forward a team of explorers who travel through a backdoor in space in an attempt to ensure the survival of humanity. The movie stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain in leads.
43. Dunkirk 2014
Another good story put on by Christopher Nolan which stars Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance is a movie of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France which are surrounded by the German Army, and move out during a violent battle in the World War II.
44. Fight Club (1999)
A David Fincher film circling an insomniac, one who suffers difficulty in sleeping, office worker played by Brad Pitt, tries to find a way to change his life, crosses ways with a devil-may-care soap maker, creating an underground fight club that evolves into something extraordinary. Other star cast includes Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier.
45. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
A radiant film directed by Steven Spielberg takes you in 1936 time, where an archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant ahead Nazis of Adolf Hitler can access its awesome powers. The film stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman in prime roles.’’
46. Terminator 2 (1991)
James Cameron’s captivating story of a cyborg (robot), similar to one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, should now save his teen son John Connor from a more advanced and powerful cyborg. Terminator’s power-packed star cast includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong in pivotal roles.
47. 12 Angry Men (1957)
A superb film by David Fincher showcasing the life of a Harvard student, Mark Zuckerberg ( Jesse Eisenberg) who creates the social networking site popularly and presently known as Facebook, but would later be sued by two brothers who claim that Mark has stolen their idea and the co-founder who was later forced out of the business.
48. The Pianist (2002)
Roman Polanski presents a wonderful story of a Polish Jewish musician essayed by Adrien Brody who struggles to survive the devastation of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II with Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay in lovely personifications.
49. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
A deliberate story by Darren Aronofsky featuring drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people, Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, who are shattered when going deep down to their addictions.
50. Se7en (1995)
In this film directed by David Fincher, two detectives, one a beginner and the other a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly crimes as his motives. The movie stars Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker.
51. The Prestige (2006)
Christopher Nolan who is amongst the most acclaimed and influential filmmakers of the 21st era fine points a story of a tragic incident where two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate fantasy while sacrificing every bit they have to outsmart each other. A beautiful execution by Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson.
52. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
In the film by George Miller, a woman who opposes dictatorial ruler in search for her homeland in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, with the support of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max with Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult in the main lead.
53. Casablanca (1942)
Michael Curtiz’ story goes around a doubtful nightclub owner who protects an old flame and her husband from Nazis in Morocco starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid in esteemed characters.
54. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
With admirable writing by Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street 2013, is a biographical black comedy crime film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on a book by Jordan Belfort. Leonardo DiCaprio plays the role of Jordan Belfort, John Hill as his business partner, and Margot Robbie as his wife Naomi Lapaglia. The Wolf of Wall Street shows the true story of Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker leading a high life to crime, corruption and its collapse with the federal government.
55. La La Land (2016)
La La Land directed by Damien Chazelle is a story of a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to rectifying their aspirations for the future. The movie has an appealing star cast of Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt.
56. The Avengers (2012)
A Joss Whedon movie features mightiest heroes of Earth that must come together and learn how to fight in unity if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson in leads.
57. Rear Window (1954)
Rear Window is a technicolor mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film is about a newspaper photographer with broken legs who passes time bouncing back to his health by observing his neighbors through his window. What all happens further in the movie with the nurse and the girlfriend thing; watch the movie.
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