Old is Gold: Top 4 Movies that are a Blast from the Past
If the past couple of months cooped up in our homes has taught us anything, it is that there is absolutely nothing better than a good movie takes us to a place that's far, far away from all the chaos that we're presently surrounded by. From retro classics to modern drama - there are movies that are outside your comfort zone and a few that will most certainly introduce you to diverse cultures and environments that you never knew a thing about. So, the popcorn has been popped, the sweatpants are on and the evening is your oyster! With this, your next challenge is to binge-watch some of the greatest Hollywood box office hits tonight. Romance, drama, comedy - no matter what you're looking for, here are the movies that you must watch right away! The Godfather (1972) The very first movie on the list is most definitely the Francis Ford Coppola classic The Godfather, starring Al Pacino and Marlon Brando in their most memorable roles in the history of Hollywood movies! Bagging three Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, The Godfather is one of the most revered movies of all time and its remarkable contribution to cinema is absolutely extraordinary. This movie will not only impress you with its technical and narrative aspects, but also intrigue you by its astounding depiction of the mafia, immersing you in its world right from the beginning. Psycho (1960) Following the story of a deranged Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), Psycho is one Alfred Hitchcock film based on the protagonist's psychopathic escapades. Defying the standard of almost all conventional serial killers films, Psycho is one movie that works both ways - crime investigative thriller as well as a philosophical movie exploring themes that are broader than what we see - sex, violence, compassion and the likes. With heads being cut off from the body and blood smeared across scenes, this movie is definitely not made for the faint-hearted! The Shawshank Redemption (1994) The Shawshank Redemption is based on the story by Stephen King and directed by Frank Darabont. It is the classic tale of Andy Dufresne's (Tim Robbins) breakout of the Shawshank prison. Watching through the eyes of Red (Freeman), the movie paves a path for viewers to easily traverse upon. A number of journeys clubbed within another journey - the movie brings about some unexpected twists and turns right from the beginning, up until the end. The brilliant writing, acting, and unexpectedly astounding direction have definitely made The Shawshank Redemption a trendsetter! The Pianist (2002) Starring Adrien Brody as a gifted Pianist and a Polish Jew trying to survive the holocaust, this movie has been criticized by many for its slow-moving parts. However, that is the brilliance of it. In fact, as per the latest Hollywood news, Adrien Brody still claims to be haunted by The Pianist, even after all these years! Starvation is definitely not an action-packed thriller. It is a slow and steady death march. In fact, this is precisely the image that Polanski painted in the movie The Pianist. It captures fragments of the truth that war stories often miss out on. While the takeover is gradual, every now and then, the weight of fear is lightened with tiny dregs of hope - this is the torture. This is war. An overwhelming noise followed by an equally deafening silence - Polanski pulls you in to listen as Wladyslaw Szpielman laboriously breathes in that quietness. So, lean in and hold your breath. Get ready to sit uncomfortably with him in all its empty spaces. Now that the night gathers, your watch begins. Get ready to witness some of the greatest Hollywood blockbuster movies that definitely demand a watch!