Hollywood boasts of amazing actors, big names and underrated performances. We associate Hollywood movies with the films of few actors we are well acquainted with but there are many films which have actually set milestones for Hollywood and taken it forward, making it what it is today. Here is a list of 6 offbeat films which should be a must watch for every film buff-
#1 Schindler’s List (1993)
This Steven Spielberg film on the backdrop of World War II is a beautiful movie based on the true story of Oskar Schindler (played by Liam Neeson) who is remembered for saving 1100 Jews from Nazi concentration camps. The movie beautifully captures and tackles this delicate issue and should be one the must watch list.
#2 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
An article about Hollywood is bound to have a few names and Jim Carrey is one of them. This is a romantic-comedy-sci-fi movie about a couple played by Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, who erase their memory of one another yet keep on meeting as if their lives are in a loop. Charlie Kauffman’s wonderful original screenplay even won the Academy Award for this.
#3 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Based on Ken Kelsey’s book of the same name this film directed by Milos Forman captures the essence of the story and the film with a stellar performance delivered by Jack Nicholson stays ingrained in your heart for life. In fact not just Nicholson, each and every actor has performed so beautifully and the compactness of the movie tells you clearly, “Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.”
#4 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
This Stanley Kubrick sci-fi movie has a special place in Hollywood. It is based on the book by Arthur C. Clarke which is about human evolution and scientists’ mission to Jupiter. This is a sci-fi masterpiece which is one of the most influential as well as controversial, altogether.
#5 Charlie Chaplin films
Well, one cannot possibly go wrong with any movie made by this man. Name it and it is a masterpiece. To name a few must watch movies understand the great artist he was-
a. Gold Rush (1925)– This is the movie which has the epic scene of Charlie eating a boiled shoe and deals with society at large and poverty in focus.
b.The Great Dictator– A movie on Hitler which cannot be explained in an article it MUST be seen.
c.Modern Times– Explores England post-Industrial Revolution and sees the relation between man and his machines which would shape the world in the coming days.
d. The Kid– A beautiful movie about the life of a foundling and the man who looked after her.
#6 Pulp Fiction
Hollywood gave the world Quentin Tarantino and his movies are offbeat. Pulp fiction takes you on a roller coaster ride into a world of violence, crime, drugs, and tyranny. The movie will help you understand the treasure Tarantino is.
Get hold of your own copies of these masterpieces and remember to not miss a masterpiece hereafter.