When it comes to movies, everyone has their favorites. It’s one thing we can’t argue about, whether you are a classic movie enthusiast or someone who likes to watch movies for hours.
We’ve rounded up some other timeless movies for you, that you must watch in your lifetime. Our list includes some of the most well-known directors, actors, genres, languages, and times. Don’t miss out on this, all the movie buffs!
“I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made films were magicians.”— Francis Ford Coppola.
1. Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Drama/Crime IMDb Rating: 9.3/10
Adapted from Stephen King’s novel, it is one of the best films of all time about two imprisoned men who bond over time, find comfort and redemption through acts of compassion.
The story begins with the experience of a successful banker who is a prisoner in the Shawshank jailhouse after he is found guilty of killing his wife and her lover.
Andy Dufresne is sentenced to life imprisonment. However, Andy is aware that he did not commit the crimes. During his time there, he makes friends with Red and other inmates. They all witness the brutality of prison life.
2. The Prestige (2006)
Mystery/Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.5/10)
This intriguing plot revolves around a feud between former partners and stage illusionists Robert Angier and Alfred Borden. The death of Angier’s wife during an earlier trick strained relations between the two men. As the film progresses, they are driven to insanity, endangering the lives of everyone around them.
3. Gone Girl (2014)
Thriller/Mystery (IMDb Rating: 8.1/10)
Amy Dunne mysteriously disappears on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary and Nick Dunne, her husband, becomes the prime suspect of her disappearance. This results in pressure from the police and media leading to questions about who the couple truly is.
4. Donnie Darko (2001)
Sci-fi/Fantasy (IMDb Rating: 8/10)
The plot revolves around Donnie Darko, an introverted teenager who meets Frank, a mysterious character dressed in a bunny who convinces him that the world is ending and forces him to commit a series of crimes.
5. Inception (2010)
Action/Sci-fi (IMDb Rating: 8.8/10)
A thief who steals corporate data via dream-sharing technology finds an inverse assignment of clearing his criminal history if he can perform inception.
6. Se7en (1995)
Thriller/Crime (IMDb Rating: 8.6/10)
David Fincher’s most popular thriller films of all time. The plot revolves around retiring police detective William Somerset, who takes on one last case with the help of newly transferred David Mills.
They come across a string of heinous murders only to realize that they are dealing with a serial killer, hunting down people he believes are representations of the seven deadly sins.
7. Shutter Island (2010)
Psychological thriller/Mystery (IMDb Rating: 8.2/10)
Martin Scorsese’s thrilling film about the unlikely escape of a murderer compels US Marshal Teddy Daniels and his partner to visit Ashecliffe Hospital, which is an unusual fortress-like asylum for the insane. It is situated on a remote, clifftop island.
The woman appears to have vanished from a locked room. Although, there are hints of heinous crimes committed within the hospital. In the process, Teddy realizes that he needs to confront some of his own dark fears in the progress of the investigation.
8. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Drama/Comedy-drama (IMDb Rating: 8.7/10)
This comedy-drama follows the life of a prisoner attempting to escape prison labor by faking insanity and being transferred to a special facility for the mentally ill.
9. Life Of Pi (2012)
Adventure Drama (IMDb Rating: 7.9/10)
Based on Yann Martel’s novel, this movie is the tale of Pi, a young boy who is the only survivor of a thunderstorm and finds himself in a lifeboat that is in the middle of nowhere. We know about his journey in fighting against the odds by the company of the royal Bengal tiger.