For the past couple of years, hubby and me have been watching lots of movies… movies that we missed out seeing in the past… language being no barrier. We have watched movies in English, Persian, German… all with subtitles and really enjoyed some of them. We usually rely on the imdb ratings of the movies and most of them have been good, though some of them disappointed us too. Let me list some of my favourite movies here. The list is not exhaustive and I will update on the blog any movie that I like as and when I see it or remember about it. So here are some of my favourite movies in no particular order.
October sky It is a beautiful movie, based on a true story about how not to give up on your dreams. It is one of those movies that leaves you with a very good feeling after watching. A must see.
Life is beautiful I loved this movie. It is based on how a father tries to protect his son in a concentration camp after being captured by the Nazis. I watched this movie with a heavy heart. Even though it is based on the troubled times when the Jews were captured and sent to concentration camps, no violence is shown in the movie. Thank God for that, otherwise I would not have not been able to watch this movie. One movie which I could not watch for this reason was Schindler’s List. We started watching it, but I could not continue. I didn’t have the heart to see it. I can’t even imagine the horrors those innocent people have suffered for no fault of theirs. Hubby watched it alone and later recounted to me that it was a very, very heart touching movie. Maybe someday I’ll have the courage to see it, but as of now, I can’t bring myself to see this movie. Strangely, this has never happened with me for any other movie before.
The Shawshank Redemption This is one movie that has got one of the highest ratings ever and so we were curious to watch it. It did live upto its reputation and to our expectations. It is a brilliant movie in terms of plot, characters portrayed by the leading actors and the direction. It shows how if you think positive, you can bring out the best in yourself in the worst of situations. A must watch movie.
Catch me if you can Hubby is a big fan of Tom Hanks 🙂 So we had to watch this movie 🙂 His character in the movie was great and it was a total fun movie to watch.
A beautiful mind Again, a very beautiful movie … a beautiful example of how it is your attitude towards the situation that matters and you can either make or break yourself with it.
Forrest Gump This movie has stayed back with us for long. Occasionally, you will find the Tom Hanks fan at our home (yes, that is the hubby 😀 ) speaking like and behaving like Forrest Gump 🙂 Again, a movie that leaves you with lots of positivity.
As good as it gets This is the most recent movie that we watched. This one is a must watch just for the great performances by the lead characters, Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt. I loved the humour in the movie.
The Lives of others This was a very different type of movie about how a spy gets involved in the personal lives of people he is spying. Let me not say anything more about the plot as I don’t want to reveal the plot. A movie that kept us engrossed throughout.
Groundhog day A lovely comedy, this one had me in splits throughout. Even thinking about it brings a smile on my face. One of the best comedies I have seen. I loved the concept, it was so unique. Definitely a must watch if you love comedy.
Mr India I believe this is one of the best hindi movies ever made. It has everything.. good songs, dance, comedy, romance, emotions and a great plot. To this date, I never tire of seeing this movie. And I love the parody song in this movie. I think both Anil Kapoor and Sridevi were great in this movie. And not to forget Annu Kapoor 😀 I loved his character in this movie.
Dilwaale Dulhania Le Jaayenge An all time favourite movie of mine, I think it is a total entertainer. I love every single thing about it. I must have watched it countless number of times and still don’t tire of it. Need I say more about it 🙂 To me, Raj and Simran are the perfect couple leading a happy life somewhere even today 🙂
So that is it for now. There are many more. Maybe I”ll have a few more lists like this on my blog.
So have you seen these movies? What did you think about them?