“Do you want to watch a famous movie? A reference film? A production that will impact you more than an ordinary film? Then below you have a list of the top 6 must watch movies in a lifetime.
1. Tampopo (1985) – classic foodie movie
It’s a Japanese comedy, incredibly funny, about food. Made in 1985, but discovered by Westerners especially after the rise of foodie movies. The creators called it a ramen western, combining the idea of spaghetti western with Japanese noodle soup, ramen. If you like food, good humor, food culture in general, not just Japanese, then you must search for Tampopo. It’s truly an unforgettable cinematic experience. And if you liked Tampopo, also try Babette’s Feast. Another reference foodie movie.
2. The Spirit of The Beehive (El espíritu de la colmena) (1973)
Considered by many to be the best film of the 1970s in Spanish cinema, and by some as the best Spanish film ever made, The Spirit of The Beehive is primarily an atmospheric creation with beautiful, artsy images that can be interpreted as pretentious at times. But for those with a taste for Tarkovsky, Bela Tarr, Sergei Parajanov, Konchalovski, there’s a good chance that The Spirit of The Beehive will be a relevant experience.
In one of the most significant scenes in the film, one of the two main characters, the little girl Isabel, plays with a black cat. The cat injures her finger, and in a first gesture of sensuality for a girl her age, Isabel smears the blood on her lips like lipstick. See a scene from Spirit of the Beehive here. It is one of the best must watch movies In a Lifetime.
3. La collectionneuse: Must Watch Movies In A Lifetime
The Collector is a very young woman who brings a new conquest to the villa every evening where she spends her summer vacation. The other two occupants of the villa decide not to allow her to continue her habit… One of them, Adrien, likes her a lot, but something prevents him from going further, perhaps the fear of being replaced by someone else? So the young collector will seduce Daniel, the other man in the villa. In the end, the chance to be with her appears again…
Made by the same director as My Night at Maud’s (see below), Eric Rohmer, La collectionneuse is a summer film, with a lot of sea, tanned skin, and the haunting sound of locusts, typical of the Mediterranean region. Like My Night at Maud’s, La collectionneuse actually deals with the theme of missed choices, unexperienced loves, untold stories, or attractions out of sync. The film closely resembles real life, lacking the typical linear story of mainstream movies that end in a happy ending. One of the best Must Watch Movies In A Lifetime.
4. The Big Lebowski (1998) – on SkyShowtime and Prime Video
The source of humor in the comedy The Big Lebowski is a mix-up of identities. Thus, the main character, The Dude, is the most relaxed man in the world. That’s why he has no goal in life other than to maintain his state of relaxation. However, unintentionally, the Dude is drawn into a whirlwind of kidnappings, attacks, and revenge.
The Big Lebowski is one of the best comedies of the 1990s. And if you want to continue with other comedies in the same style, try other productions by the Coen Brothers. From Fargo to O Brother, Where Art Thou?, to Burn After Reading and Hail, Caesar!
If you’ve ever looked for reasons to choose the path of the loser in life, then you must have seen the Coen brothers’ comedy with Jeff Bridges in the lead role. Jeff Bridges is The Big Lebowski, The Dude, or his dudeness, the coolest guy in town because he doesn’t get worked up about anything in the world, not even when he’s caught up in a plot where lives will be lost, and even a few pretty toes. His dudeness will remain calm and savor his favorite drink, dressed in his robe and dreaming of surreal scenes with the woman he likes, Julianne Moore. If you’ve ever lost your coolness, The Big Lebowski is the simplest and most accessible solution to regain it in no more than two hours.
5. Pulp Fiction (1994) – Must Watch Movies In A Lifetime
You’ve probably seen it already because Pulp Fiction is already a cinematic phenomenon But it’s good to know that you can watch it anytime on Netflix. The intertwined stories of several gangsters or ordinary people in Los Angeles have delighted several generations. And John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, and Samuel L. Jackson deliver some of the best performances of their careers. But beyond the film’s plot and the actors, what delights the audience are the small fragments of dialogue, the debates on various secondary topics of the gangsters, while they pull out their guns, threaten, or pull the trigger.
It’s both a drama and a comedy at the same time. If we take the film as it is, only considering what happens in it, it’s definitely a drama (shootings, kidnappings, chases, people in danger). But if we consider how the characters connect and refer to their own actions, we will laugh heartily. Because we know it’s just a movie and we know we’re watching it to have fun. This self-referentiality in Quentin Tarantino’s films makes them so entertaining and unique. That’s why Pulp Fiction is considered Quentin Tarantino’s absolute masterpiece. These is one of the best must watch movies In a Lifetime.
6. Monty Python and The Holy Grail (1975) – On Netflix
If you’re in the mood for jokes where anything goes, then we recommend Monty Python and The Holy Grail.
You guessed it, it’s a parody of the legend of King Arthur and the quest for the Holy Grail. Get ready for off-the-wall jokes, at which the British comedy group Monty Python excels. If you like it, continue with the other Monty Python films, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.
It’s also on Netflix.”
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