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8 Movies Everyone Should See at Least Once



Hundreds of new films are released every year yet there are movies which you will watch once and never forget. Here is the list of films which you should watch at least once.



The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

This film always gets to be in the top 10 of any list. The story about a man following his goal, never giving up and finally beating injustice. This is one of the feel good movies which will take you through an emotional rollercoaster finally leaving you peaceful and happy. A great film to watch with group of friends, not to mention it is based on Stephen King book.


Oldboy (2003)

A film from South Korea which has impressed even Quentin Tarantino. Oldboy is a great example of neo-noir thriller which keeps you on the edge of your seat. It won Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and even got an American remake in 2013. The movie is dark and full of mystery but thankfully includes some romance as well.



Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Allegedly one of the best comedy films ever made, this film which makes fun of almost anything including kings, the government, the Middle Ages and many more. If you enjoy puns, lots of sarcasm and catchy songs, this is the film for you. No toilet humour, just pure reckless jokes.


The Shining (1980)

Another great story by Stephen King which became one of the most iconic suspense movies ever made. This film had a strong influence on pop culture, you can see The Shining references almost anywhere. Directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick, this movie has become one of the classic horror movies ever made.


Schindler’s List (1993)

If you prefer drama over shooting this is the movie to watch. This epic World War II film was directed by Steven Spielberg and is one of the must see films about war. The film explores good and evil, risking the life of one to save the lives of thousands. The film is filmed mainly in black and white but has splashes of color to highlight some very symbolic moments.



The Godfather (1972)

The Crime genre has always been popular but never before the gangster movie has gained so much attention and recognition. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola featuring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, The Godfather broke many box office records. And its main theme has become one of the most recognisable film soundtracks ever made.


Andrei Rublev (1963)

This movie takes a historical drama to a new level. This film’s main topics were so controversial for the Soviet Union that it was not screened for a very long time. The story is about a 15th century painter whose life is used as a metaphor for the role of the artist in society. It’s a great example of arthouse genre with its symbolism, cultural and historic references.



The Matrix (1999)

Great action, unbelievable visual effects and cyberpunk future all combined very well in this film directed by The Wachowskis. Slow motion action scenes, an alternative look at AI and the future makes this film an all-time great Sci-Fi movie. The Matrix is full of symbolism and philosophical questions. It has made its impact on pop culture as well as modern filmmaking.