There are lots of films which emotionally move us, either one way or another, with lots of powerful storylines and gripping characterizations. Here are a few films which have left lasting impressions, and a new release to think about.
Films through the decades
Gandhi is a biographical drama on the life of Mohandas Gandhi, a beloved Indian leader who stood against the British rule over his country. He dismissed English officials, and his passive protest to move India towards independence eventually became internationally renowned. This film received rave reviews with critics discussing how Gandhi was portrayed not only a historical record but also a breathing, livening document. People who have watched this film have felt that this film doesn’t serve as a history lesson but reminds us that we as humans are capable of the most extraordinary and wonderful achievements.
Dustin Hoffman plays an estranged autistic older brother (Raymond) to Tom Cruise’s character (Charlie Babitt) in Rain Man. They come together when their father leave $3 million to the mental institute in which Raymond lives. Charlie checks Raymond out of the facility, taking him back to Los Angeles, when on their cross-country trip Charlie discovers Raymond has a gift at the poker table. If you fancy having your own go at playing poker, to test your skills, then why not get dealt in to online poker. If you’re a beginner or an experienced player there are different tables to choose from.
Shawshank Redemption is a very powerful film about a man, Andy Dufresne, who gets two consecutive life sentences for the murders of his wife and her lover. He is placed in a tough prison where he forms a friendship with Red (played by Morgan Freeman,) and experiences the brutality of prison life, adapts, and helps the warden, etc., all in 19 years. This film is more about the audiences’ relationship with Andy’s character; our pity, curiosity, and admiration for him. ‘Hope’ is the main message which is clear throughout this film. Shawshank Redemption is timeless, and the more you watch it the deeper you become involved with it.
The movie which is sure to claim a few Oscars this year is The Revenant. This film is set in the uncharted wilderness in 1823. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Hugh Glass, a legendary frontiersman, when he sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. His hun ting team leave him for dead, so Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back to his beloved family. This film is gripping in that you are watching one man trying to survive in a very inhospitably landscape, whilst being fueled by revenge.
What are some movies that moved you? Any suggestions for us to get our emotions going?
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