With an almost limitless choice of movies available to see, it’s worth remembering there are some classics and iconic ones that everyone should watch, regardless of their favorite genres.
In today’s blog post, I will share with you seven of the best critically-acclaimed movies ever made. Your job: to make sure you watch all of them before you leave this mortal coil! So, what do you need to go out and see?
1. Citizen Kane (1941)Arguably the world's most critically acclaimed movie! Citizen Kane is a narrative about the life of a media tycoon named Charles Foster Kane, played by a young Orson Welles.
It is loosely based on the lives of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, and Chicago tycoons Samuel Insull and Harold McCormick.
2. Black Swan (2010)Directed by Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan is a psychological thriller-horror film. Natalie Portman stars as a ballet dancer named Nina, with the plot centering around a production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. By the way, if you have a love of ballet, take a look at this page by Cennarium.com on 11 movies that feature it!
3. Ghostbusters (1984)If you haven’t seen the “original” Ghostbusters movie, then it’s something you need to do today! The 1984 supernatural comedy movie was a hit for actors Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Bill Murray. When it first came out, the film grossed $242 million in the U.S. alone.
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4. Back to the Future (1985)Great Scott! A year later, another Hollywood blockbuster got unveiled to moviegoers everywhere. Back to the Future was the first of three successful science-fiction adventure comedy movies that starred Michael J. Fox as the memorable teenager Marty McFly. Check out the official site at backtothefuture.com!
5. Pulp Fiction (1994)If you’re a fan of Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction is for you! Directed by the legendary Quentin Tarantino, the movies features an array of interconnected stories. The neo-noir black comedy is widely regarded as Tarantino’s finest work and grossed an impressive $214 million at the box office.
6. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)Another Hollywood hit from the same year is The Shawshank Redemption. Starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, the movie got adapted from the novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” by Stephen King.
The movie centers around a character named Andy Dufresne, a banker sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for murdering his wife and her lover.
7. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)Produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a must-see science-fiction film. With the screenplay co-written by Arthur C. Clarke, it deals with themes such as existentialism, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial life.
Well, I hope you enjoyed the above list of seven must-see movies to watch before you die. Enjoy!