The best thing about films is that no single person has watched everything ever made. Similarly, it is also a bad thing especially if you call yourself a movie buff. There has to be something that you have missed. Here in this article, we would be listing some of the best Hollywood classics of all time, that you must tick off especially before you call yourself a movie buff. Read on to know more.
1. Apollo 13 (1995)
The story in the film dates back all the way to the year 1970. It was when Apollo 13 was meant to be the 3rd space shuttle from NASA to land on the moon’s surface especially as a part of NASA’s Apollo Space Programme. But, the mission wasn’t completed and was aborted especially because of the failure of an oxygen tank. This masterpiece movie, Apollo 13 tells its viewers the story of that old aborted mission. The movie got released in 1995 and is based on the book “Lost Moon- The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13” written by well-known astronauts Jeffrey Kluger and Jim Lovell.
2. Alien (1979)
This sci-fi movie directed by Ridley Scott follows the crew of an old spaceship while the astronauts were stalked to death especially by a highly aggressive extraterrestrial creature. During its initial release, the movie received great acclaim from its critics and box office success and it further went on to win different awards and be considered as one of the best films ever made. To be true, this movie is kinda gross. The right type of gross that you might need in your life.
3. Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
The eccentric, kitschy and weird tone of Wes Anderson Grand Buda can never be replicated by any other director. This movie released in 2014 tells us the story of a concierge from the Grand Buda Hotel who got caught up in the chase for a Renaissance painting. Overall the movie proves to be an effective comedy as well as an endearing drama for ages and it even earned nine Oscar nominations, while winning four of them.
4. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant have starred opposite of one another in several movies and Bringing Up Baby is one of them. In the movie, Cary played a role of a paleontologist who tries to convince a wealthy woman to donate a million US dollars to his museum. In pursuit of that, he meets a woman and then they immediately hit it off.
5. Psycho (1960)
There are several movies of Alfred Hitchcock out there that are as entertaining as they were during their initial screenings but the film Psycho is perhaps the best out there. The movie stars actor Anthony Perkins as Mr. Norman Bates who lives his life with his mother in a completely worn down home overlooking the motel he runs. However, since an interstate was built to carry off travelers away from the road, the motel doesn’t see many visitors. But it was one rainy night when Janet Leigh’s character checks in the motel following a quick departure from Phoenix, Norman Bates tries to act on an impulse unraveling the truth behind the nearby motel and the old home. The movie psycho is undoubtedly hair rising to watch.
6. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
The movie Sunset Boulevard is a witty satire that seeks to criticize the willingness of Hollywood to discard once-relevant stars who didn’t shine as brightly as they once did. In the movie, its protagonist Norma Desmond tries to trap a young and beautiful screenwriter, thereby accidentally stumbling upon her eerie mansion. Though it might be sounding dark the movie is filled with a lot of comedy scenes. We are sure that you would be laughing from the beginning to its end.
7. Blade Runner (1982)
The movie Blade Runner will surely teach you why you should not jump across roofs especially since it wasn’t apparently obvious enough. Set way back in 2019, an ex-blade runner was forced to get back into the game in order to get his murder on. The movie is filled with emotions, sci-fi, and even some real kick-ass scenes that will make you sit on the edge of your seat for sure.
8. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
This movie “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” is completely based on the novel written by Ken Kesey and is considered to be one of the best films ever made. Furthermore, it has won approximately five major academy awards, numerous BAFTAs, and Golden Globes. The movie is the story of Randle McMurphy who in spite of not being mentally ill has been moved from prison to a mental hospital. Since then McMurphy ends up leading a revolution and thereby starts an escape plan which doesn’t go off very well.
9. The Apartment (1960)
In this classic, comedy, and romantic drama movie, Jack Lemmon plays the role of an office goer who lets his colleagues use his apartment for different trysts especially in order to rise all the way up through his company ranks. However, this doesn’t go off exactly as planned. This movie is a must-watch especially if you are a classic movie lover.
10. Rear Window
The movie Rear Window can be considered to be the greatest thriller mystery classic movie of all time. The film shows us the real story of a photographer who has a broken leg and loves to fill his entire time by looking out from his window into his neighbor’s apartments. As time passes on he becomes obsessed with a young couple especially after his wife stops re-appearing inside the apartment. As he continues watching the couple from his window, Jepp gets support from his nurse Stella and his girlfriend Lisa. Alfred Hitchcock’s signature style of directing the movie heightens the overall drama in this particular classic.
So here is our list of the top ten Hollywood classics that are a must-watch. In case you want to read more of such exciting blogs, don’t forget to have a glance at our website.