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Summer vacations are the best time to catch up on your favourite Hollywood classics films. This summer is not like previous ones that got us excited. Still, we can cheer up ourselves by revisiting some of the Hollywood classics. These films are picked from different eras and a variety of genres. Different movies serve different moods and emotions but they will all surely help you in immersing yourself in the world of imagination.
Keep reading to know some of our favourite Hollywood classics.
1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fictions will break all your pre-conceived notions of linear storytelling. The film stars Samuel L Jackson, John Travolta and Uma Thurman as lead characters. It’s a neo-noir comedy thriller.
2. 500 Days Of Summer (2009)
This film will keep you hooked through its beautiful narration of lessons in love. But unlike other rom-coms, this film is different. It shows the memory of a failed relationship between the main characters played by Joseph Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel.
3. The Dark Knight (2008)
This is part two of Cristopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy that takes the genre to another height. Heath Ledger’s performance as the villain-Joker is iconic. It's time to re-watch this cult-favourite.
4. 12 Years A Slave (2013)
This film delivers the story of a freeman sold as a slave with complete authenticity. It is dark and raw, exposing the bitter reality of 19th-century slavery.
5. Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Taika Waititi showcases Nazi Germany through the eyes of a young lonely German boy. The film is funny, tender and touches on the human side of horrific history. This film has some beautiful tonal clashes between hope, humanity and the age of hatred.
6. The Good The Bad And The Ugly (1966)
This is one of the best American Western movies ever made. Sergio Leone’s epic drama has some great performances, amazing cinematography and impressive background score. The film transformed the career of Clint Eastwood.
7. Forrest Gump (1994)
This 1994 flick is an extraordinary tale of an ordinary man. The film has an amazing star cast with Tom Hanks in the lead role. It has multiple layers of humanity, friendship, life and love. The movie will be soon remade in Bollywood with Aamir Khan in the lead role.
8. Schindler’s List (1993)
This will not be an easy watch but this film will leave a lasting imprint on your mind. Schindler’s List is Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece depicting the horrors of the Holocaust during World War 2. It will definitely leave you heartbroken but also restore your faith in humanity.
9. Lost In Translation (2004)
The film stars Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson in lead roles. The film showcases a unique bond between an aging movie star and a conflicted newlywed. Watch this film to smile at the pathos of human life.
10. Dead Poet’s Society (1989)
A beautiful teen drama that teaches you to pursue your dream and carpe diem. Robin Williams plays an English teacher John Keating who inspires students to come out of their shells through literature and his words.
11. Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)
Want to escape from the noise of everyday reality, look no further. No matter how many times you have watched the series, it will spellbind you every single time. The movie is set in middle-earth, where a young Hobbit- Frodo Baggins embarks on a journey to destroy one ring. The movie is based on a novel by J R R Tolkien.
12. Home Alone (1990)
If Christmas could be described in one word it would be this film. McCauley Culkin plays a kid who gets left behind at home while his family leaves for a Christmas vacation. Watch this classic for the nostalgia of the winter holidays.
This is a very small part of an endless list of iconic Hollywood flicks. How many of these films have you watched and which ones are your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.