Movies, or cinema in a broader view, is understood as a means of entertainment for all the age groups where everyone can have a good time for a couple hours and then get back to their lives. But as time progressed, cinema has become way more than just some projections on a wall. These projections often get embedded in our minds and force us to think and to absorb its very essence. Let’s just look back at some of the epics that moved us and left us with a rush of emotions.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption is a shear masterclass. The irreplaceable number one ranked on imbd’s top 250 is a story about Andy Dufresne, a successful banker who is falsely accused of a crime and how he gradually makes his life easier in the Shawshank Prison in which he is imprisoned for 19 years, before finally escaping out of it. The movie is indeed about redemption and makes us realize how important it is to keep faith and continue persevering.
Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club is the best example to portray the power of the subconscious mind. The story starts with an unnamed first person narrator, a ticking time-bomb insomniac, who in his desperate attempt to feel something, resorts to violence, creating an underground fight club which ultimately transforms into a terrorist group, all under the projection of his subconscious under the identity of Tyler Durden.
Into The Wild (2007)
Into The Wild is nothing short of an epic. The story revolves around a Christopher McCandles, a top athlete and student of Emory University and how he abandons his possessions and moves to Alaska in his attempt to find his freedom and meet different characters that shape his life.
Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump is a heart-warming story of a normal man with not so normal life. Having a troublesome childhood with only his best friend Jenny and his mama to support him, Forrest takes things for exactly what they are. This kind of naivety takes him to an adventure in which he fights for his country, inspires people to run, meets the president several times, while making Jenny and her happiness his utmost priority in life.
The Truman Show (1998)
Watching this movie will leave you questioning your reality and the life you call your own. The Truman Show is a brilliantly-portrayed satire around the life of Truman Burbank, whose life is a reality TV show, and has been on air since his birth. Providing an apt commentary on reality and free will, The Truman Show, depicts a character who challenges – and ultimately escapes from a world run by media.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a mind boggling love story of a couple which in their attempt to undo their very being realize the meaning of love and the pain of losing the one. This movie perfectly portrays the efforts to make a relationship work and how simply one can just push the reset button when things go south.