Movies You Need To Watch Before You Die

By Nick Hadji 10 months ago

Interstellar

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Interstellar is a film that follows NASA in a threatened world, searching for a new planet to save humanity. Directed by Christopher Nolan the film is in debate for one of the best of all time. With a star studded cast with the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Matt Damon. This film will blow your mind.Original content sourced from Femanin.com

The Gentlemen

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Another film with Matthew McConaughey, this film is about a dr*g lord who is looking to sell his business, but runs into issues along the way. Starring actors such as Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery and Hugh Grant. Although a bit confusing, still an amazing film.

Fight Club

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Fight club is a real thinker, the film follows the two main characters as they meet and create a fight club that later leads to more dangerous ventures, or does it? An incredible with great casting, Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. Directed by David Fincher.

Pulp Fiction

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This 1994 crime film is one of Quentin Tarantino's (director) most famous films. This cult classic has three different story lines throughout the film, and is a bit confusing and weird, but it's amazing. Another star studded cast with John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, and Uma Thurman. Well worth the watch.

Shutter Island

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In a list of incredible films, Shutter Island, directed by Martin Scorsese, has to be up there with the best. A film which follows two police officers who are searching for the disappearance of a woman. However throughout the film you realise, that's not the case.

About Time

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This Richard Curtis romantic comedy, is heartbreaking, funny and just a joy to watch. With the main character played by Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson, this film is sure to leave you with a few tears. With a slight twist in the film yet it somehow feels realistic. Also features Bill Nighy.

Titanic

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We couldn't make a list of movies without putting this classic in. Titanic is based on a true story and follows the story of a young man and a woman who are from different classes but end up intwined with each other. Although a long film, it is gripping, funny and heartbreaking all in one.

All Along The Western Front

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This movie isn't for the faint hearted. This film created by Netflix follows a young German soldier who enlists in the army although under age. He quickly realises the war isn't as glamorous as much as he thought. With incredible cinematography and acting, this film is worth the watch.

Inception

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Another Christopher Nolan movie makes our list. Alongside Interstellar, this film is up with there with the best. This film is confusing, gripping and all with a cast full of stars, Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, the list on. A real brain twister, you can't miss out on this film.

The Shawshank Redemption

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This 1994 blockbuster follows the wrongly sentenced criminal, Andy Dufresne. He spends 20+ years in a prison and builds a life inside. He was a good person, never misbehaved, but little did we or anyone else know, what he had been planning for the last 20 years. Also includes Morgan Freeman.

Requiem For A Dream

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This 2000 psychological drama was directed by Darren Aronofsky. Not for the faint hearted and honestly, quite a tough watch. The film follows a couple and the couples friends who are dr*g addicts, as they realises the consequences of their actions. Featuring Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly.

Inglorious Basterds

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The second Quentin Tarantino film on our list. Is a graphic yet somehow light hearted war film, about a small group of Jewish soldiers who set out to defeat N*zi Commanders. With graphic scenes with light comedy, this film is brutal but also hilarious. A very good watch if it's your thing.

Saving Private Ryan

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Another war film to add to your list. This is up there with one of the best war films of all time, if not the best. The movie follows soldiers landing at Dunkirk beach in France trying to push the enemy soldiers back. A real gut wrenching movie with a great story line and a great cast, with Tom Hanks as the lead.

Big

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Big, is a 1988 fantasy, drama, comedy film. It follows a young boy who is going through life, but runs into an old fortune telling arcade machine and wishes he was bigger. He wakes up and to his surprise has grown 20 odd years. He explores life in his new condition, meeting people, finding love and figuring his way through life.

Now You See Me

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One of the more easy films to watch on this list. This film is about a small organisation of magicians known as The Four Horsemen. Though the catch is, the group do not know who they work for, but do what they are instructed anyway by bringing down criminals using manipulation and magic. A certain twist at the end proves the movie to be very worth the watch.

Catch Me If You Can

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Yet another movie featuring Tom Hanks, but this time he is joined by the one and only Leonardo Dicaprio. The film follows the life of a young con man who discovers new ways of committing fraud to explore the world the way he wants. However, throughout the film is being chased by Tom Hanks' character.

Wolf Of Wall Street

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Here we go, for us this film is top 3 on our list. Wolf Of Wall Street which is based on a true story, follows Jordan Belfort, who is new to the stock market but quickly realises he is incredible at what he does. He quickly becomes insanely rich but runs into issues in as a stock broker and as a human. A hilarious film to sum it up.

The Godfather

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This 1972 classic is arguably one of the most iconic films of all time. Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. This movie follows Vito Corleone who is head of the Corleone crime family, and is basically a movie about life In the mafia. With one of the most iconic theme songs ever to be made, we couldn't leave this movie out of our list.

The Social Network

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The Social Network, follows the founding and production of Facebook. With Mark Zuckerberg played by Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin and Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker. The film may be hard to follow at first but is fascinating when it comes to the creation of Facebook, and the problems Mark ran into.

Focus

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Another crime/comedy/drama to our list. Focus is a modern take on a crime organisation, with the main character Nicky Spurgeon, portrayed by Will Smith, and Jess Barrett played by Margot Robbie. This movie is enthralling, hilarious, and heartbreaking to say the least. A real must watch.

The Notebook

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Only the second Romantic movie on our list, is about a poor man who is played by Ryan Gosling, who falls in love with a rich woman who is portrayed by Rachel McAdams. They both meet and welcome a life of euphoria and joy, before finding that their social differences start to come between them.

American Psycho

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This movie follows a rich New York investment executive. Who lives his life as normal, or as much as people think, but underneath he is a psychopath with violent and satanic fantasies. A very graphic and tough watch this movie is just gripping. The protagonist played by Christian Bale.

Reservoir Dogs

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Yet another Tarantino movie (he must be pretty good eh?) Reservoir dogs is about a small crime group who plan to pull off a jewellery heist. Until the heist fails miserably, the group start to suspect one of them is a police spy. As you can imagine it gets very graphic, but the story is amazing and and just a great watch.

Hereditary

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Onto the horror side of this list. Hereditary is a gripping but terrifying movie, so watch at your own risk. It focuses on a spiritual cult, who are targeting a family for a new cult leader. Gut wrenching, heartbreaking, terrifying but absolutely gripping, if you are into horrors, this film is definitely worth the watch.

Midsommar

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Not so much a horror, but a psychological thriller, this movie follows a group of Americans, with one of which is a grieving girl played by Florence Pugh. They go to a Swedish festival only to find out they have got themselves intwined in an age old cult, and the horrors that they stumble onto are nothing like they have seen before.

Contagion

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This movie seemed quite fitting to include in our list. Contagion is about a global pandemic, obviously dramatised this movie is somewhat terrifying, whilst also an interesting watch, comparing the realities of the movie to the realities the globe faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Very graphic however.

The Truman Show

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At first watch this movie just simply follows the life of insurance salesman, Truman Burbank, who is played by Jim Carrey. However, as the movie progresses he slowly starts to realise his whole life is a lie and he is the main character in his own reality TV show. Jim Carrey is outstanding in this movie and is a real classic.

The Prestige

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Another magician movie, this movie has the main characters played by Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. While facing a horrible accident they take it upon themselves to battle it out to create the most ultimate magic trick, doing anything humanly possible to help them beat each other.

Se7en

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This movie is another psychological thinker. It follows two detectives played by Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, who are on the hunt for a heartless killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motivation. An absolutely gripping and quite frankly creepy movie, had to be added to this list. Like others, this movie is very graphic.

Gone Girl

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The final movie on our list, starring Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, and Rosamund Pike as Amy Dunne. The movie follows a couple in which the wifes disappearance becomes the husbands focus and is blown up by the media. The husband finds the blame pinned to him and may not be innocent, but through the film we start to understand the story of the wife.