One of the many forms of art, movies are a great company to most of us. With the increasing use of OTT platforms by people, more and more content is being added every day and thousands of movies are pouring into the market.
However, only some of these movies capture the attention of people and go on to make history in the records.
It may be due to their direction, visual effects, soundtracks, cinematography, storyline, characters, roles, or all of these— some movies deserve extra limelight.
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So, here is a list of 7 movies everyone should watch once in a lifetime-
1. The Lost Daughter
The directorial debut of Maggie Gyllenhaal focuses on the issue of being what you want to be and changing yourself for someone else.
Concentrated on a college professor played remarkably by Olivia Colman, the story portrays how she meets a woman and a daughter on her vacations and becomes obsessed with them due to her own memories of motherhood.
Even with an irritatable character played by Colman, the story manages to produce empathy from the audience for the woman as her own past is uncovered. The movie is available on Netflix.
2. The Girl and The Spider
If you are not a fan of change and feel heavy-hearted after leaving something you have been following for a long period, The Girl and The Spider will somewhat resonate with you.
Focused on the lives of two best friends, Mara and Lisa, it revolves around the implications encountered by Mara after Lisa decides to leave the place.
The film’s shooting and editing are spectacular. The Girl and The Spider is available on Amazon Prime for streaming.
3. English Vinglish
Probably one of the most underappreciated films in Bollywood during the time of its release, English Vinglish is a tale of a simple Indian mother who is engulfed in her household duties to the point where her own identity ceases to exist.
Sashi learns to make a place of herself in this world after traveling to New York to visit her sister and take English classes with other people.
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
With a strong role played by Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is the brainchild of Charlie Kaufman.
Focused on the nature of memory and romantic love, it depicts a world where people can wipe a certain part of their memory.
Two couples decide to do the same owing to the hurtful memories they have to face however they end up meeting and falling once again. The movie is available on Amazon Prime.
5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Based on the book of the same name, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a coming-of-age film focused on the challenges of teen life and romantic love in the early years.
The film focuses on a 15-year-old Charlie who befriends amiable seniors and tries to reconcile with the suicide of his friend while trying to break the barrier of introversion that stops him from enjoying life.
Initially, the plot may seem to be superficial however the layered story behind it evolves it into a mature story. It is available on Amazon Prime.
6. Shiva Baby
Focused on the life of a chaotic Bisexual Jewish woman Danielle, who is a Gender Studies student with no career plan ahead, Shiva Baby follows the procession of Shiva, week-long mourning in Judaism where Danielle is forced to face her ex-girlfriend and her sugar daddy along with his wife and baby.
Booksmart is one of those movies whose protagonist is highly relatable. Molly is a nerd who pays attention to timetables and schedules.
Before graduation, Molly and her best friend are worried that their batch mates have sidelined them for being nerds and decide to have some fun before high school ends.
This movie is a perfect representation of what happens when students with academic validation try to fit in with the standards of having fun.
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