Good Films make your Life Better

Just like a book, a movie is able to touch the hearts of millions. From making you laugh or cry to scare you or make you question your life choices. Either way, a good film stays with you forever.

But what makes a good film?

Of course, good acting, impeccable screenplay, beautiful art direction and cinematography & a great soundtrack. These things are essential. These are the goals all film directors seek to accomplish. Yet, when you combine all these things you get the answer of the question above.  One can never forget a good film or how it made them feel. It simply makes your life better.

And with this, I leave you with some of the best scenes and quotes of the films that made my life better. Not all of these complete all the requirements mentioned above, but they somehow managed to stay with me forever.

Movies I’ll never forget:

(no particular order)

The Pianist (2002) Roman Polanski

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Forrest Gump (1994)  Robert Zemeckis

tumblr_mhxcef0Tz61r3d8abo1_r1_500Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Blake Edwards

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American History X (1998) Tony Kaye

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American Beauty (1999)  Sam Mendes

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Now & Then (1995) Lesli  Linka Glatter

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Stand by me (1986) Rob Reiner

sbm sbmmMemento (2000) Christopher Nolan

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Girl Interrupted (1999) James Mangold

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Finding Neverland (2004)  Marc Forster

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Black Swan (2010) Darren Aronofsky

 tumblr_m9n8fiC26J1reluppo1_500 tumblr_meq0kxOATl1rhumgro1_500Mona Lisa Smile (2003) Mike Newell

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Not all who wander are aimless. Especially not those who seek truth beyond tradition, beyond definition, beyond the image.

Cinema Paradiso (1988) Giuseppe Tornatore

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 Les Miserables (2012) Tom Hooper

tumblr_mhe8xms0JU1rzr0suo4_250 tumblr_mr6wc6JOY41rz2bopo8_250The Virgin Suicides (1999) Sofia Coppola

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Marie Antoinette (2006) Sofia Coppola

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Pulp Fiction (1994) Quentin Tarantino

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Requiem for a dream (2000) Darren Aronofsky

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A beautiful mind (2001) Ron Howard

tumblr_n6yewnnKx61rx3q30o1_500Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind (2004) Michel Gondry

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The Shining (1980) Stanley Kubrick

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 Almost Famous (2002) Cameron Crowe

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(These are just a few of my wide list. Part 2 of this post will be coming)

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