Stories have always shaped and broken the walls of society. People die but stories are what make them immortal. What are stories if not a child of life and perception? The way of storytelling has evolved as well as the stories. Earlier it was the old wise people passing their life in stories to the next generation. Then there were the books, and now there are movies. We now live in an era where we can live the stories told to us by movies. Every movie is different, every movie makes you feel different emotions, but there are some movies which force you to introspect, see inside yourself and touch you in a way that changes you forever.
Here are some recommendations:
This movie symbolizes the phrase,” every cloud has a silver lining”. A life story of a man who tackles almost everything in life with a positive mindset. This movie will make you feel all kinds of emotions that exist.
This beautiful Imtiaz Ali film has many messages in it but the most prominent one being that your perception can make you handle every situation. Every bad turn can be the start of something beautiful.
If Rohan hadn’t gone on those early morning runs with his father maybe he would never have outrun him.
This underrated gem by Jim Carrey is about a hopeless man who one day decides to say yes to everything in his life.
Most of my generation has grown up on most Ranbir Kapoor movies. This is the one closest to my heart. A story which broke free the chains from which most of the millennials were bound by.
6Dead Poet Society
“Words and Ideas can change the world”
7Call Me By Your Name
This ever so aesthetically pleasing is nothing short of a dream that you can’t get enough of. A coming of age story has such thought-provoking dialogues and is so visually stunning that you always keep getting back to it.
This movie is the one which relates so perfectly to every teenage boy who ever thought that he was not good enough or weird. Watch this to get in the mindset of most of the teenagers nowadays.
9The Movie I Can’t Talk About
10 Dear Zindagi
Alia Bhatt And Shahrukh Khan really outdid themselves when they talked about mental health. I think this was the first movie in India where mental health was not considered as a taboo. This movie will teach you to find happiness in the little things in life. This movie can uplift anyone’s mood at any gloomy time.
11500 Days Of Summer
Not your ordinary typical rom-com but a movie which touches on the subject that the other person isn’t supposed to love you as much as you love them and it’s okay. The other person isn’t responsible for your expectations.
This exceptionally funny movie takes you into the life of Bruce who is given the power of God i.e, of course, Morgan Freeman. We often blame things on God or our environment but watching this makes you open to a whole different view.
1312. Lage Raho Munna Bhai
I absolutely adore this sequel to the brilliantly directed Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. What intrigues me most about this movie is the depiction of Mahatma Gandhi as just a part of Munna’s mind and how it is just classified as a “disorder” by society. This movie will always leave you with a smile on your face.
14Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
The idea that you have this only one life with you and you have to make the most of your only chance in this planet is potrayed so magically in this Zoya Akhtar flick.
Sometimes a wrong path leads you to the right destination.
16Eternal Sunshine Of Spotless Mind
The questions that this movie puts forward is that “Can love be ever forgotten”? The answer is entirely up to you.
This movie teaches you so much about life that it is actually hard to pinpoint any particular theme. If you are able to endure the most difficult situation only then will you be able to receive the greatest gift.
18The Pursuit Of Happiness
“Don’t ever let somebody tell you, you can’t do something, not even me”
19Life Of Pie
Visually stunning, moving, meaningful, symbolism, connection, and a great narrative, this movie is almost close to perfection. Life of pie will teach of an unlikely companionship and how situations can make two rivals into allies.
20Into The Wild
The real-life journey of a man who seems to have everything in his life figured out but is wanting for more. This movie is more like an experience that is with you for the longest time and dialogues which will always keep you questioning the way that you live your life.
A movie that falls in a different genre but also studies the topic of “right” and “wrong” and how it takes no more than one day and one man to bring about change.
22Little Miss Sunshine
“Do you know ho a real loser is? A real loser is someone who is so afraid of not winning that they don’t even try.”
23Rang De Basanti
A band of “good for nothing” cool college kids bind together to fight a corrupt system with parallels to Bhagat Singh and his friends. A movie which shows how someone who is “good for nothing” is just in need of the little push, the direction in their lives.