Movies you may rewatch -When watching them once isn’t enough
There were some movies that captured all your senses and you wished they had never ended. There were some movies that went way over your head. Some movies made you jump off your couch and had your jaws nearly touch the floor. Remember those movies? Well, now that you have plenty of time in your hands, maybe you should watch them again, and again, and yet again, to your heart’s content.
Here is Mindspeaks pick of some time-tested, jaw-dropping, wtf-just-happened rewatchable movies.
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The Sixth Sense (1999)
When we first saw The Sixth Sense it blew our mind and made us think twice about the world we are in. What makes this movie so wonderful and definitely a rewatchable one is its unique way of story progression which uses imagination and psychology to scare us along with the brilliant acting performances. Even after Split (2016) and Glass (2019) The sixth Sense remains writer/director M. Night Shyamalan’s best movie. It has a lot of odd jump scares, tons of suspense, and a plot that is intensely captivating. As a result, we are treated to a wealth of emotion: fear, sadness, joy, confusion, and humor, each one a compliment to the other.
Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, this movie is a great example that if the maker knows his/her craft how effective and subtly captivating a nonlinear narrative structure can be. Leonard, an ex-insurance investigator who can no longer build new memories because of anterograde amnesia, is on a mission to seek revenge of his wife’s murder. Because of his unique problem he takes the help of polaroid photographs. This movie will take us back to those days when Kodak and Nikon’s polaroid camera were a thing. Memento is the first feature movie of Christopher Nolan’s genius movie saga. This movie is not only just another rewatchable during this free time but can also be a nice lesson to aspiring moviemakers.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption is one of those movies that has stood the test of time and still resonates with viewers equally or even more today than it did when it first came. This story of hope, compassion and perseverance is a go-to movie for many in the void. It’s touching screenplay, great editing and beautiful cinematography along with marvelous acting performances will surely give you that little comfort you were searching for. If Shawshank Redemption is not on your rewatchable movie list then we wonder what’s in it.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
When “the dude” Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, the movie gets more and more interesting. From kidnapping to ransom money to a porno king to bowling. The Big Lebowski has it all. This masterpiece by Coen Brothers has its different cult fan following. Regarded as one of the best movies of the decade this movie is a yes yes fun movie to give a second shot at. If you want to spend your evening laughing and giggling then The Big Lebowski is the dude you want on your movie screen.
Fight Club (1999)
You don’t talk about the Fight Club.
David Fincher’s “Seven,” is one of the darkest and most merciless films ever made in mainstream Hollywood. Chasing a brutal serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as inspiration, two detectives can’t seem to catch him until the psycho, named John Doe, gives himself up willingly. But only later we find out it was the last piece of his plan. If you are a thriller genre fan and want to see some dark stuff Se7en is the one.
It is said that Christopher Nolan spent ten years writing his screenplay for “Inception.” And after seeing the movie we weren’t surprised by that either. That’s the beauty of this movie. The more times you watch the movie, the more you understand it. It is intriguing, it is visually stunning and by the end of the movie it makes you feel you’ve become a bit smarter after those 2 and a half hours. The story can either be told in a few sentences, or not told at all. Here is a movie immune to spoilers in fact the spoilers will make the movie more interesting.
Now, if you haven’t watched the movies above, watch it once (or just pack your bags and go live under a rock). Next, watch them again to actually try to understand what actually went down in those movies. Then, watch them again because you can rewatch them over and over again.
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