Classic movies you should watch at least once

To help you save time when looking for a movie, we put together a list of 10 best titles for the movies that you have to watch at least once in your life.

Who does not enjoy spending some relaxing time in front of a movie? We know we all do! But we also know that we all spend so much time figuring out what movie to watch that in the end there is no more time to watch one. This is why we put together a list of 10 best titles for the movies that you have to watch at least once in your life!

1. Gladiator

Maximus, General of the Roman Legions is loved by all, including by Caesar, Marc Aurelius, who prior to his death, appoints him as his heir, leaving his son Commodus aside. Commodus, driven by hatred, sentences him and his family to death. Maximus will attempt saving his wife and his son but when he arrives, it is too late: Commodus has foreshadowed him. Maximus will come back to Rome as a Gladiator to seek his revenge

2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Clint Eastwood returns as the invincible “Man With No Name”, this time teaming with two gunslingers to pursue a fortune in stolen gold. However, teamwork doesn’t come naturally to such strong-willed outlaws, and they soon discover that their greatest challenge may be to stay focused – and stay alive – in a country ravaged by war.

3. Back to the future

Marty McFly is Friends with an eccentric scientist who invented a time machine with the surprising shape of a DeLorean. In the course of a test, they are caught by Arab terrorists and Marty travels to year 1955. In this dimension, he meets a young couple, Lorraine and George, who will turn out to be his parents. The situation escalates when his mother falls in love with him.

4. North by Northwest

While having lunch at the Plaza Hotel in New York, advertising executive Roger Thornhill finds himself at the wrong place at the wrong time when he is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies. Set up for murder, he is relentlessly pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. All of Roger’s attempts to straighten things out only make matters worse, and soon the desperate man is on the run from murderous foreign operatives, the CIA and the police.

5. The Green Mile

Miracles happen in unexpected places, even on death row at Cold Mountain Penitentiary. There John Coffey, a prisoner with supernatural powers brings a sense of spirit and humanity to his guards and fellow inmates.

6. Gone with the wind

Scarlett O’Hara is the beautiful and headstrong daughter of the owner of a Southern plantation called Tara. She has “the smallest waist in three counties” and dozens of beaux clamouring for her attention. But the one she believes she loves is Ashley Wilkes. At a party, just as the Civil War is beginning, she finds out that he is going to marry his cousin Melanie. Her fury at this news is witnessed By Rhett Butler, a XXX but cynical man who refuses to participate in hypocrisy and speaks very directly, telling Scarlett that she is “no lady” and telling the man at the party that the South cannot win a war.

7. Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump is a bit… different. Not the sharpest knife in the playroom (knives don’t go in the playroom, Forrest, we’ve been through this), Forrest is born into a country in the middle of growing pains of its own. In the hustle and bustle of the great changes sweeping the world, Forrest is carried along on a series of increasingly grand adventures. From China to the White House, from shrimp boat captain to bumper sticker prodigy, Forrest Gump is always there to blink uncomprehendingly at the most pivotal of historic events.

8. Dances with the wolves

Sent to protect a US outpost on the desolate frontier, Lt. John Dunbar finds himself alone in the vast wilderness. Befriending the very people he’s sent to protect the outpost from, the Sioux Indians, Dunbar slowly comes to revere those he once feared. But when the encroaching US Army threatens to overrun the Sioux, he is forced to make a choice – one that will forever change his destiny and that of a proud and defiant nation.

9. The King’s speech

When England’s throne is suddenly thrust upon him, amidst royal family scandal and impending world war, King George VI must overcome a lifelong, debilitating speech impediment to lead his nation. After his iron-willed, compassionate wife Elizabeth secretly enlists an eccentric speech therapist, the two men forge an unlikely friendship that will ultimately empower the monarch to find his voice, inspire his people and rally the world.

10. Chariots of Fire

The personal struggles faced by two very different long-distance runners competing for Britain in the 1924 Paris Olympic Games. Eric Liddell is a devout Christian who sees victory as a testament to the glory of God, while the other, Harold Abrahams, is a Jewish Cambridge student who sees victory as a challenge to anti-Semitism and his ongoing struggle for acceptance by Britain’s elite. When faced with such a competent challenger, Harold hires trainer Sam Mussabini to further his dreams of winning the gold. Ultimately, the two runners meet in Paris to run for British victory in a rousing finale.

Author: Chiara Eckenschwiller - Bachelor Student