This thread would be similar to Movies you watched this month but I want this thread to be the referral thread for best of the movies which are highly recommended or a must watch one. We see most of the movies but few turn out to be good and few just ordinary to lame. I want members to mention only those highly recommended, highly entertaining movies that you saw that particular month. I have seen some of the brilliant movies and went by the recommendations of few members from past few days. Here it goes, in particular order.
12 Angry Men – Just flawless… One of the best movies of its genre… 12 jury members are given a task to come out with unanimous decision after hearing all the facts about the ongoing case of murder where the stake of someone’s life rest on these 12 jury members. Before this movie I actually didn’t knew about the factual status of jury members. These jury members are normal people just like “you” and “me” who are chosen randomly to hear the case and the facts to give out their verdict. These 12 jury members consisted mostly of middle aged and fewer old people. It is such a fantastic movie that you all will be hooked till the end result. Even a normal person can be so unique if he has right kind of attitude, observation and resilience power. Highly recommended and thanks to Sputnik, AA, Cr, Shilac for recommending me this beautiful and Classy movie.
Hotel Rwanda – This film is highly recommended for two things.
One – It is based on true story that reveals bloody truth about human nature/mentality which led to the loss of One million African people that hardly anyone knows about it whereas everyone knows about massacre of Jews none knows about the massacre of these poor African people.
Two – Inspiring film that will move you to think about yourself and how you can make a difference.
There was already a rift between two rival groups/castes called Hututs and Tutsi which led to formation of tutsi rebels in order to overcome the atrocities of majority leaders of hututs. Due pressure from UN, Rwanda president sign’s a peace treaty with rebel tutsi but next president gets killed and rebel tutsi get blamed for the murder. This led to nation-wide spark and outrage against Tutsi’s and Hutut’s group plan to wipe out the entire race of Tutsi’s. Within this Rwanda city, a luxurious Hotel called Mille Collines provides shelter to many escapists under the guidance of house manager Rusesabagina who not only provides them shelter with but also put his family in risk saving other people. Ultimately he manages to save more 1700 people from ongoing bloodshed. It was thrilling, moving and Inspiring film and I would recommend you all to watch this movie once in a lifetime. It is almost similar to Schindlers’ List. I remember Sputnik recommending this movie when i made list of inspirational movie’s post.
Erin Bronkovich – A true story about a single mother of 3 who had just $75 dollar in a bank account, two time divorcee and $17500 in debt played by Julia Roberts manages to bring down a 28 Billion Dollar MNC forcing them to compensate huge amount to the victims or sufferers of hazardous chemical element called Chromium which had affected the lives of many. Julia Roberts was absolutely brilliant in enacting the role of Erin Bronkovich. I also liked the role of his employer, especially the reactions to julia’s outrageous confrontations. One thing is sure that most successful people are successful due to their hardwork and smartness than to their luck.
Into the Wild – I had skimmed through this film before but this time I had enough free time to take the risk of watching even a boring movie but to my surprise it turned out to be an Excellent movie. Second thing that surprised me was the actor Emile Hirsch was almost identical to Leonardo decaprio in most of the emotional, subtle moments or whenever he was restless… I didn’t understand whether he was trying hard to be Leonardo de caprio or was he himself just that the identical qualities happen to be coincidence? Anyways, I loved his acts the same way I loved leonardo’s and the story was very interesting till the end.
Based on true story of young Christopher Mc Candless a young 24 year old graduate who had all the grades to get into Harvard, embarks on a solo journey without money, without phone, without any credit cards pissed off from his vexed parents into the wild. Sean Penn has narrated Christophers story beautifully which consists of excellent background score and Fantastic Cinematogrpahy. It is recommended to all cinema lovers though Few may not like it but I would still recommend it to all.
The Imposter – Simple, predictable yet so thrilling and engaging, one hell of a documentary drama film that will surprise each and every kind of audience. From the title itself one starts gathering all the enquiries in their minds and starts predicting the fate of the movie. Even if one thinks he has guessed it right after few minutes it twists your mind again. I have seen many documentaries before as well but unlike “the Imposter” they don’t force you to play/guess what’s coming or what might be the outcome. The beauty of the movie is its Simplicity. It is based on True story about the Imposter who steals the identities of the missing children in order to satisfy himself of being loved by others. Thanks Suprabh for Recommendations
Argo – This film could have been the best film of the year if they had taken a little more care in the end. It has two best scenes, the Cinematography of which is outstanding. One is when the US Embassy in Iran is attacked and second when six diplomats along with Ben Affleck passes through the protest rally in the Van. They are not just excellent but hard hitting, impactful (the anger, protest, craziness) and well directed.
It is also based on true story where six US diplomats escape out of US Embassy in Iran and hide into Canadian Diplomats house when rest of their colleagues are captured by Iran Authority. Ben Affleck is appointed to get these men out of Iran and it is so hard to be true that they fooled the Iranian officials with a stupid gimmick called making a Scientific Film called “Argo”. Everything was going smoothly until the last 10 minutes which seemed as though director tried to give Goosebumps to audience or keep you on the edge of your seat but ultimately turned out almost similar to most of the other films on same genre. Anyways even this ending will surprise many and highly recommended movie.
Rain Man – Wanted to watch this movie for a long time and finally ended up catching it few days back. Rain Man is all about performance of Rain Man in the film, I would say he was just outstanding in his performance. Tom Cruise the young entrepreneur, energetic, egoistic, self-centered man who hates his father attends his father’s funeral where he comes to know that the $3 M property of his father is being awarded or entrusted to a Trust. Cruise getting pissed off tries to find the reason behind such ruthless will formation so that he could negotiate or get half of the will. In that trust for autistic he finds his brother (truth that was hidden from him) an autistic but high functioning, highly active and knowledgeable autistic which makes him more angry.
He kidnaps his brother so that he could trade him or his custody with half the property that should belong to him ultimately finds his rainman in his brother. I loved everything about the movie from the beginning till the end. It is a Highly recommended movie to all.
Flight – Denzel Washington never disappoints me and with Flight he gained a lot more respect than before. Everything about the movie from the performances, Cinematography, emotional content, thrills about the upcoming investigation and his addiction part are noteworthy. A little stretched but powerful is the flight. First 25-30 minutes is spectacular and from then the pace of the movie slows down for a while until the investigation starts to begin. The moment when the flight’s hydraulics system fails until the investigations starts is just brilliant. Even last 15 minutes or so are very important part of the film.
The Man from Earth – The narrative style of the movie is just excellent… It’s like a time travel movie via words or talk or by speech/narration. Nothing else is shown apart from a man talking to the bunch of professors about the series of happenings from 14000 years ago till the time of their own existent and claim to be born 14000 years ago. It is such thriller that keeps you engrossed till the end with a small twist at the end.
Don’t want to reveal exactly what it is about but it is the film that you Must Catch. Thank you, Suprab and Cr for suggesting this movie.Tags: 12 Angry Men Argo Erin Bronkovich Flight Hotel Rwanda Into the Wild Rain Man The Imposter The Man from Earth