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10 must watch movies for every college student

Sep 6, 2017 12:10 IST
    10 must watch movies for every college student
    10 must watch movies for every college student

    Introduction

    College students spend a considerable amount of precious free time procrastinating about things that will be. This, coupled with assignment and tests, leaves them with absolutely no time for other activities. This includes watching some amazing, life changing movies. Good movies make for absolutely the best distraction and here is the list of some which no college student can afford to give a miss.

    1. Black Swan

    This psychological thriller starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis is about the life of ballerina so in love with dancing and so passionate about her role, that she loses her tenuous grip on reality and descend into a living nightmare. The movie is the metaphor of how much 'artistic perfection' can affect the life of a performer. Natalie Portman won an academy award for best actress for her portrayal of Nina, the black swan.

    2. Pulp Fiction

    It's a miracle you survived so many years of your life without watching this cult movie and now is the time to change that. Considerable screen time is devoted to monologues and casual conversations with eclectic dialogue revealing each character's perspectives on several subjects, and the film features an ironic combination of humor and strong violence. Since its release, Pulp Fiction has been widely regarded as director Tarantino's masterpiece, with particular praise singled out for its screenwriting.

    3. Fight Club

    Fight Club is a 1999 American film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher, and stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton plays the unnamed protagonist, referred to as the narrator, who is discontented with his white-collar job. He forms a 'fight club' with soap maker Tyler Durden, played by Pitt, and they are joined by men who also want to fight recreationally. The narrator becomes embroiled in a relationship with Durden and a dissolute woman, Marla Singer, played by Bonham Carter.

    4. Shutter Island

    One of the best psychological thrillers you will watch, Shutter Island is the story about US Marshal Edward "Teddy" Daniels ( played  by Leonardo DiCaprio) investigating a psychiatric facility on Shutter Island after one of the patients goes missing. He is joined by his partner (Mark Ruffalo) in his search. They are investigating the disappearance of patient Rachel Solando, who was incarcerated for drowning her three children. Their only clue is a cryptic note found hidden in Solando's room: "The law of 4; who is 67?" They arrive just before a storm hits, preventing their return to the mainland for a few days.

    5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    This romantic science fiction directed by Richard Linklater revolves around the story of a couple which erases each other from their memories but end up dating each other again. The film uses elements of the psychological thriller and a nonlinear narrative to explore the nature of memory and romantic love.

    6. Star Wars

    Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas. It depicts the adventures of various characters "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away". The franchise began in 1977 with the release of the film Star Wars (later subtitled Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981), which became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. It was followed by the successful sequels The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983); these three films constitute the original Star Wars trilogy. A prequel trilogy was released between 1999 and 2005.

    7. Notebook

    Based on book written by Nicholas Sparks, the film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young couple who fall in love in the 1940s. The film received average reviews by the critics but was a huge hit at the box office. At present it has cult following.

    8. Step Up

    Step Up is a series of American dance romance drama films created by Duane Adler. The series consisted of five films and starred Channing Tatum and his real life wife Jenna Dewan.

    9. Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Hubert Selby, Jr. The film depicts four different forms of drug addiction, which lead to the characters’ imprisonment in a world of delusion and reckless desperation that is subsequently overtaken by reality, thus leaving them as hollow shells of their former selves.

    10. Harry Potter

    Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic, and subjugate all wizards and muggles, a reference term that means non-magical people.

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