Please note that this post is about favourite movies which moved me and had me thinking all night long after watching them. I needed to emphasize this because I’m a big fan of horror movies but of course, they’re not in the list.
Let’s get started! (not in particular order)
(Keith, 2008) - In order for you to grasp the message that the movie’s trying to imply, you have to be open-minded. Anyway, after I watched this movie, I didn’t sleep the whole night. I can still remember what ran through my head that day. I swore to myself to start taking chances and leave my comfort zone, and I’m really grateful that I did. This movie inspired me in so many ways; if you haven’t seen it yet, please open Torrent rightnow and start downloading!!!
(I am Sam, 2001) - Now you see, this movie will also require you to be REALLY open-minded and practical. ‘I am Sam’ will introduce you to a lot of ethical dilemmas that a lot of people experience every day. The story revolves around a dad who is mentally retarded and is fighting for custody over her daughter. Watch this movie and tell me what you think; a lot of people have different views and perspectives regarding the said predicament.
(Changeling, 2008) - ’Changeling’ follows the real life story of Christine Collins, a mother whose child is kidnapped. My emotions throughout the movie were in a rollercoaster, the kind that would really rip your heart into tiny pieces then make you happy like a child who is about to open his present to only find out that it’s only a pair of socks inside. Trust me, you are missing half of your life if you haven’t seen this yet.
(The Shawshank Redemption, 1994) - I know that this list isn’t in order but putting this in the 4th bullet point just feels very wrong. The story line revolves around a man named Andy duFresne who was charged for murdering his wife. ”Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” is one of my most favourite lines in this movie. As you can tell, this one’s about not losing faith and determination. It’s often called as one of the best movies of all time; I highly doubt that someone will contradict that.
(Gran Torino, 2008) - I can still remember the essay that I wrote for this movie abour 2 years ago. I had fun typing it out, especially because the movie was still fresh in my mind and the impact that it made was still very pristine. ‘Gran Torino’ is all about discrimination, hate, revenge. It’s also about apathy, love, and courage. By the time the movie ends, in the back of your head, you would somehow wish you never saw the ending.