10 Movies That Must Be On Your List

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Hey guys! Hope you all are doing well. I finally came up with an idea for the next blog. I am going to suggest 10 Movies You Should Watch. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic came into being. It has helped us in watching some really good movies. The Movie List here has all sorts of genre: action, thriller, feel-good and one inspiring movie. All the movies in here are my favorite movies and I can watch them as many times as I want. If you do have any movie suggestions then I would love to watch them. For your suggestions: scroll down to the comments. I would have loved to suggest hundreds of movies but I had to short-list it to 10 great movies you should watch if you haven’t yet. I will also name the platform that they are streaming on right now. If you have watched some or all of them then I suggest you might consider re-watching these classics.

Action Movies:

  1. Die Hard:

Die Hard (1988) is an action movie starring Bruce Willis as John McLane. A New York City cop is stuck inside the Nakatomi Plaza and his wife taken hostage by a German terrorist named Hans Gruber (played by Alan Rickman). To save his wife and hundreds of innocent people taken hostage by Hans Gruber and his eleven men. John McLane should save the Nakatomi Plaza and kill Gruber. This movie is a classic action movie and a nail-biting movie too. It’s supposed to be a Christmas movie but I would say that if you are in the mood to watch an action movie with some thrill and some nail-biting and sitting-on-the-edge kind of a movie then I would really recommend you all to watch Die Hard. It is also an Oscar winning movie, so that could count as a plus point for you to watch this classic. There is also a Die Hard 2,3,4 & 5. Out of all the Die Hards. I would recommend the original Die Hard and Die Hard 3 and 4 as well. In Die Hard 3 it shows Hans Gruber’s brother taking vengeance of John McLane and in Die Hard 4. John McLane finds a cyberterrorist who is trying to dominate the US Government by causing a series of cyberattacks in Washington DC. You can watch Die Hard on Apple TV.

2. Olympus Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen (2013): Starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart. Shows a former Secret Service Agent for the President named Mike Banning starring Gerard Butler, saves the President from a deadly attack on the White House from North Korean terrorists. Both the President and Vice-President are taken hostage at the Presidential Bunker with the Vice-President shot and the President about to die. Speaker Alan Trumbull played by Morgan Freeman is the acting President and oversees the White House Situation through Mike Banning’s help. This movie is my favorite action movie and maybe it’s another version of Die Hard but this time its a former Secret Service bodyguard who is trying to save the US President and stopping a North Korean agent named Kang from creating a nuclear meltdown all over America. If you haven’t watched this movie then I would suggest you to watch it and I would also suggest you to watch the entire fallen series consisting of the three movies: Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, Angel Has Fallen. I believe Olympus and London Has Fallen are on Netflix or Amazon Prime and Angel Has Fallen is on Lionsgate.

3. SWAT

SWAT (2003) is a movie starring Jeremy Renner, Samuel L Jackson, Colin Farrel and Michelle Rodriguez. A SWAT Sergeant. Sergeant Daniel ‘Hondo’ Harrelson picks and trains his SWAT team. When an overseas drug lord is caught by the SWAT, he announces that he would pay a large sum of money if someone rescues him. An ex-SWAT officer, Brian Gamble (Played by Jeremy Renner) takes revenge against the SWAT and plans to save the drug lord Alex Montel and defeat the SWAT, especially Gamble’s SWAT buddy. Officer Jim Street. Its an amazing action movie to sit back and watch. If you haven’t watched it yet then I would suggest you all to watch it right now on Netflix. One fun fact about this movie is that Jeremy Renner and Samuel L Jackson, later on play as protagonists in the movie ‘The Avengers’ with Sameul L Jackson as Nick Fury and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.

Comedy and Feel-Good Movies:

  1. 3 Idiots

3 Idiots (2009) is a movie about 2 friends searching for their 3rd friend by travelling to Ladakh to meet him. While the 2 friends and their annoying college batchmate travel in the search for their friend ‘Rancho’. One of the friends named Farhan, narrates the story of their journey and their life at the engineering college and how they dealt with their college dean ‘Virus’. Farhan also narrates what Rancho taught the two about life and passion. This movie is truly a life lesson in itself. Almost every single person in India has watched this movie called 3 Idiots. In my mind, this movie truly deserves an Oscar, as it taught me about chasing excellence and not success. One more takeaway from this movie is that whenever I am stressed, angry, scared. I put my hand on my heart and say the 3 golden words ‘All Is Well.’ Not to forget that it is full of laughs and its an amazing feel-good movie. After writing this blog, I plan to watch 3 Idiots right away. If you haven’t watched 3 Idiots yet. Then I would really recommend you to open Netflix and watch it now.

2. Phir Hera Pheri

Phir Hera Pheri (2006) starring Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal. Is a sequel of the movie Hera Pheri. In this movie the 3 broke guys turn rich and get scammed by a fraudster because of the greed for more money. The 3 guys get broke again and try to find a way by clearing the loan of a deadly gangster. This movie is really funny and it will surely tickle your funny-bones. So if you are in the mood for some comedy then you should watch this. Sit back and prepare to laugh out loud! This movie is the best and the memes on this movie are as hilarious as this movie.

3. The Terminal

The Terminal (2004) is a movie starring Tom Hanks as Viktor Navroski. A tourist from Krakozhia arrives at JFK International Airport. He realizes that there has been a coup in his home country and he can’t enter New York to fulfil a promise. He waits for 9 months at the airport until his country is not in a coup anymore and fulfils his promise after he enters New York city after walking out of JFK Airport. This movie is completely relatable to the COVID-19 situation that we are stuck in right now. One takeaway from this movie is: to live everyday as it comes and to still hope the fact that everything will be fine and all the problems in life will soon come to an end. You should watch this movie on Netflix if you haven’t then you should watch this movie first and hen you can watch the rest of them on this booklist.

4. Guru

Guru (2007) starring Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a movie based on a villager-turned businessman Gurukant Desai who starts a business empire of his own after returning from Turkey where he was working as a clerk. He leaves his town with his wife and starts his business as a trader. This movie is a true inspiration and has taught me about dreaming big and to not be afraid of having great goals and aspirations in life. This is the best movie overall and it has taught me about building resilience and never give up. Before any movie you play on your screen. Open up Netflix and watch Guru before watching anything else on this movie list right now. You can watch the rest later but you should watch Guru first.

5. The Intern

The Intern (2015) starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. Is a movie about Ben Whittaker played by Robert De Niro, a retired office-going person who becomes a widower and retires from his work-life. He joins a company called About The Fit in Brooklyn as a personal intern to her boss and CEO of About The Fit company Jules Ostin played by Anne Hathaway. Jules learns a lot about Ben through his special charm, wisdom and sense of humor which develops a friendship between the two. This movie is truly an amazing feel-good movie. My takeaway from this movie is to stay motivated, stay committed as well as to never retire and stay productive all your life.

Thriller Movies:

  1. Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher (2012) starring Tom Cruise is a movie based on Lee Child’s novel: ‘Jack Reacher: One Shot’. The movie shows Jack Reacher, an ex-military officer is called for an investigation on a sniper named James Barr, who has randomly killed five people in a public place. The sniper leaves a note that says ‘Find Jack Reacher.’ When Reacher starts his investigation he realizes that James Barr has been framed and there is a huge conspiracy behind the homicide. Reacher teams up with an attorney named Helen Rodin. He solves the case and tries to put the conspiracists behind bars. If you are in the mood to binge watch something for thriller then you must watch Jack Reacher. There is a sequel to this book too called ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.’ which you must watch as well. If you feel like you are in the mood for some nail-biting thriller, then open Netflix and watch Jack Reacher right now.

2. The Accountant

The Accountant (2016) starring Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick, is a movie about an accountant named Christian Wolff who faces autism does not have a door open to feelings and emotions as he does not understand them. All he understands is getting work done and taking money from the work he does. When the FBI realizes that he has been working for several illegal companies and starts manipulating their financial records. The FBI starts chasing him. Once Wolff finds out about the bad books of a company he takes up an assignment for. He realizes something wrong going on and investigates the entire story behind it all. This movie is another amazing thriller that you must watch. I would suggest you to watch The Accountant on Amazon Prime if you plan to watch a thriller movie.

These are 10 Movies That You Must Watch if you haven’t. If there are some movies you want to suggest then please do fill your suggestions in the comment section. Hope you do like my movie list. If you do plan to watch any of them then I’m happy that my movie list actually works. Hope you liked my suggestions.

Thank you for reading and stay safe

-Chinmay

Published by Chinmay Patgaonkar

The world is made of stories as well as atoms

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