Not all movies are made equal.
Hundreds of films are made every year, but people still flock back to the same ‘classics’ – why?
Because there are some films that have been produced in which every element is perfect. The acting, directing and scene design all hit the right spot to produce something magical.
People often disagree on what their favorite films are, but most people agree on the classics, proof if it were needed that these films are something special.
If you haven’t seen the films on this list, we think you should rectify this as soon as possible.
1.) Into the Wild
A coming of age story about a young man who rids himself of his possessions to help him realize what is truly important in life.
“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” ~ Christopher McCandless
This silent film is a travelogue which takes the viewer through amazing scenery such as the Himalayas and the American Southwest. Prepare to be blown away by the scenery shots.
“Hold the sadness and pain of samsara in your heart and at the same time the power and vision of the Great Eastern Sun (fundamental awake human nature). Then the warrior (brave enough to look at & work with reality) can make a proper cup of tea.” ~Pema Chodron
This dystopian movie warns of the possible bleak destiny for the human race, and the reliance on space exploration in such an eventuality.
“Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, and learn, too late, they grieved it on its way. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” ~Dylan Thomas
4.) The Zeitgeist Trilogy
This set of films take an alternative look at the modern world we accept and live in, but shows the strange occurrences that take place just beneath the surface.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ~R. Buckminster Fuller
5.) Fight Club
Ed Norton’s ‘Tour de force’, this cult classic will make you want to quit your job and find an underground fighting circuit.
“You are not your job, you’re not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis… You’re not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else. You are the all singing, all dancing crap of the world.” ~Tyler Durden (Chuck Palahniuk)
6.) The American Dream
Detailing the banking systems put in place to control a nation, this satirical film takes a swipe at the omnipotent Rothschilds.
“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes its laws.” ~Attributed to Mayer Amschel Rothschild
This critically acclaimed blockbuster was one of the first films to do special effects, and to really do them. The mind-bending plot takes you down through several realities until you’re not sure what is real and what isn’t any more.
“What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm?… An idea. Resilient… highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed – fully understood – that sticks; right in there somewhere… can grow to define or destroy you.” ~Dominick Cobb
Scientists accidental invent a time machine in their quest for artificial intelligence. Another movie which really brings the wonder of science to life.
“If you always want what you can’t have, what do you want when you can have anything?” ~Shane Carruth
9.) What the Bleep Do We Know
Mixing quantum mechanics with more earthly problems, this film brings science to life and shows how relevant it is in our daily lives.
“Quantum physics really begins to point to this discovery. It says that you can’t have a Universe without mind entering into it, and that the mind is actually shaping the very thing that is being perceived.” ~Fred Alan Wolf
10.) The Matrix
This often-cited film was one of the first to question the nature of reality in a way that people really believed.
“You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” ~Morpheus
Featured Image – Into The Wild (ParamountVantage)