I should admit here that I don’t watch many movies. And I am very selective about the ones that I do. But still, I thought if I create this tag, many of you will come up with the best movies that you have watched till now, and that might help me make a list of movies that I can watch (Yeah, I have some free time in my hands now ).
General guidelines for the tag:
List all time top three movies that you have watched in at least two languages (Even one or three should be ok, I guess). Write a brief description about each mentioning why you liked it. Also, do tag others.
Ok, I will do this tag first.
#1 Pursuit of Happiness
This is simply my most favorite movie of all time in English. I have watched very less English movies, but still I somehow believe that no movie can match this! Will Smith has given the performance of his life, in this movie. I liked this movie because, it gives out a simple message that anything is possible if we try hard enough, in a very effective way. I do not generally cry after watching any movie – but after watching this, I confess that I was in tears!
#2 The Matrix (Part 1)
The Matrix is THE MATRIX. Period.
“What is Real? How do you define Real? If you are talking about your Senses, what you feel, taste, smell or see, then all you are talking about are electrical signals interpreted by your brain” – Morpheus in Matrix (This is my signature in one of my personal mail accounts).
I know, this movie does not even figure in the top 25 movies of many people, but I thought this movie was Amazing! It had every thing, and the lead actors made it even better. Every time the Tornado gets bigger, you keep wondering at the marvels of nature!
#1 Chak De India
This was a perfect movie – every thing was perfect. Perfect enough that we don’t even notice that there are no songs and no heroine! I admire the skills of the director and the way in which he has conveyed some very important messages. Shah Rukh Khan was amazing in this movie!
#2 Taxi 9211
I wonder how many of us has even seen this movie. I happened to flip channels in my house one day, and this movie was going on, and I got interested. I am putting this movie here because of the powerful message given by the director in a very different way! My thinking pattern sort of changed after watching this movie!
#3 Dilwale Dulhaniyan Le Jayenge (DDLJ)
I am not a big fan of romantic movies with love stories, but lets give the credit to this movie – It was superb! To add to its credit, the on-screen chemistry between Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, was just too good! Need I even mention the songs? This was the second Hindi movie I watched in a Theatre and I was very impressed.
I know this is not the #1 for many, but if someone asks me to list my top #1 movie in all the languages combined, this would be it!! After watching the movie, you don’t feel like donating to a charity supporting mentally retarded kids, you just feel that mentally retarded kids are one among us!! That, is the class of the director as he has conveyed this message even while keeping all the commercial elements needed to appeal to the mass movie watching audiences.
#2 Mouna Raagam
There could have been no better cast – Revathi, Karthik and Mohan, each sculpted their role to perfection. All credits to the director, as he takes a very sensitive subject but still comes out with flying colours! This movie has been a perfect example of how relationship based movies need to be made.
This movie, I guess, needs no introduction. Perfect movie, perfect acting, perfect music and everything else is just too perfect!
I know, all the three movies in Tamil are directed by Mani Rathnam, but even if this had been a Top 5 tag, two more movies from the same director would have figured here!!
Ok, I am tagging my fellow bloggers in their comments section, for this tag. But even the readers can participate by listing their top three movies in the comments section of this post.
If you have done this tag, please let me know so that I can mention it below.
@ D.A has done this tag in the comments section below and these movies were recommended: The Painted Veil, Into the Wild and Amelie. All English, I guess
@ Man of Roma has done this tag in the comments section below and these movies were recommended (Italian Movies):
1) Il gattopardo (The Leopard ) directed by Luchino Visconti, 1963.
2) Fellini 8 e mezzo directed by Federico Fellini, 1963
3) Bicycle Thieves, directed by Vittorio Se Sica, 1948.
Should people be interested in more recent works – although it has to be considered that Italian films were at a high international level only until the 1970s – these two are not bad in my view:
Il Postino (The Postman) 1994
Life is Beautiful (1997).
Here you have a description in English of the said movies among a wider list:
@ Nita has done this tag in the comments section and she has listed three English Movies – Back to the Future, THE MATRIX, As good as it gets and one Hindi movie – Mughal-e-azam.
@ Wortman has done this tag in his blog and he has listed three German Movies – Nosferatu (das Original), Nordsee ist Mordsee, Die Brücke.
@ AK has done this tag in English and Hindi and has listed the following movies:
English – Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dark Knight, Avatar, Schindler’s List.
Hindi – Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Andaaz Apna Apna, Maine Pyar Kiya.
@ Rakesh has done this tag in English and has listed many movies – Gandhi, Shawshank Redemption, Schindler’s List, The Great Escape, The Jungle Book, Great Expectations, Godfather, An Unfinished Life, Legends of the Fall, Braveheart.
@ Axinia has done this tag in English and Hindi!! . The movies listed are – Life is beautiful, Rang De Basanti, Jodha Akbar.
@ Kanagu has done this tag in English and Tamil. The movies listed are -
Tamil – Mouna Raagam, Nayagan, Gilli.
English – Godfather, Pulp Fiction, Rocky – Part I
@ Sandhya has done this tag in English, Hindi and Tamil. The movies listed are:
English – The Gods must be crazy – II, Rain Man, Catch Me if you Can.
Hindi – Ek Ruka Hua Faisla, Bhumika, Chupke chupke, Sarfarosh.
Tamil – Mundram Pirai, Anbe Sivam, Ramanaa, Guna.
@ Reema has done this tag in Bengali, English and Hindi. Below are the movies listed:
Bengali – Gupi Gain Bagha Bein, Sonar Kella, Agantuk.
English – Harry Potter Series, Kung Fu Panda, Twister.
Hindi – Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Chak de India, Don.
@ Suda has done this tag in Marathi and Hindi. The list:
Marathi – Ashi hi banwa banwi, Natrang, Matichya Chuli, Harischandrachi Factory.
Hindi – Hera Pheri, Sholay, Rang De Basanti, Dil Chahta hai, Munnabhai MBBS.