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5 Classic Movies that you should include on your watchlist

Best Classic Movies to Watch in Your Lifetime

Home Alone (1990) image via IMDB

Best Movies of All Time That You Should Watch Immediately

If you love movies, you know that every era has its gems from the seventh art. And there are so many alternatives available to ancient or classic movies that it can be challenging to know where to begin. See the list of 5 timeless movies that you must see below.

Life is Beautiful (1997)

Life is Beautiful (1997) via IMDB
Life is Beautiful (1997) via IMDB

One of the most touching movies ever made, this one offers a unique look at World War II while also focusing on a father’s desperate attempts to care for his son and the boy’s imagination. Guido, an Italian-Jewish guy who resided in fascist Italy throughout the war, is introduced here.

He is held captive in a concentration camp together with his son. Guido decides to fabricate a fantastical universe to convince little Giosué that everything is a part of a great, harmless game. Guido’s tenacity and Giosué’s innocence heighten the viewer’s emotions and humanize the story of a war plot in contrast to the apathy and futility of the other captives.

The Oscars for Best Actor, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Score for a Dramatic Film went to Life is Beautiful. Additionally, it received nine David di Donatello Awards in Italy and the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Breakfast Club (1985)

The Breakfast Club (1985) photo via IMDB
The Breakfast Club (1985) photo via IMDB

Speaking of John Hughes, we cannot overlook this, one of his most influential movies. Clube dos Cinco, hailed by critics as one of the greatest high school movies ever made, has gained cult status and, as one of the works identified as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant,” has been included in the National Film Registry’s preservation record since 2016.

Five very different high school students who would probably never even communicate with one another regularly at school are introduced to us in this amusing and intriguing plot. The unusual gang consists of a shy, gothic young woman, an athlete, a rebel, a nerd, and a preppy. However, as the day of detention goes on, they talk about their lives and realize that they all face various obstacles and may have a lot in common.

Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone (1990) image via IMDB
Home Alone (1990) image via IMDB

The two movies from the original home Alone franchise should be watched in order during the Christmas season. The McCallister family is the focus of the television special that has marked Christmas for many years. The family has so many kids that young Kevin inadvertently gets left behind as they go on a trip to Paris. While Kevin’s mother makes every effort to locate her son, the child relishes the independence of living alone at home.

But the joy is cut short when two well-known house thieves decide to target the McCallister home. Despite missing his family and being afraid of the intruders, Kevin devises a brilliant scheme that involves placing clever traps all over the property. The movie had the highest domestic box office take for 21 years. It continues to be regarded as one of the top comedies, family, and holiday films, attracting new audiences yearly.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) image via IMDB
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) image via IMDB

For killing his wife and the boyfriend she was with, banker Andy Dufresne received a life sentence. He has become friends with prisoner and smuggler Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding for twenty years. Red participates in the scheme the jail warden has set up for money laundering.

The movie was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry and garnered excellent marks from critics and viewers, in addition to being nominated for seven Oscars. It is still widely viewed by people who have seen the movie and is broadcast on television in many nations.

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Dead Poets Society (1989) image via IMDB
Dead Poets Society (1989) image via IMDB

This movie, which is among those that helped shape the career of the talented Robin Williams movies, centers on John Keating, a new English teacher who joins a prep school for boys. The school is very conventional, and parents and instructors are under pressure to maintain order among the pupils. Keating, however, employs unconventional teaching strategies. He begins by encouraging his students to face their anxieties, overcome timidity, and pursue their dreams despite external pressure.

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Written by Markus Castro

A cat person by day and a writer by night. He loves to travel to his favorite destinations in Southeast Asia.

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