While we go to watch movies for giving ourselves some mindless fun, there are some movies which make you think seriously. Aptly a part of Mainstream Cinema, these movies are usually inspired by a person or an incident and leave you in a blank space of mind, where the scenes of the movie keep flashing across your eyes and you stand amazed at the realities that someone, somewhere in the world has faced. While these movies may be commercial, the themes are offbeat. Here is a look at some of such gut wrenching movies that are exemplary in their narratives. Some amazing movies very closely knit on Real Stories!
The Rookie, 2002
Sports Drama Film, this John lee Hancock direction was produced by the Walt Disney Pictures and happens to be one of their best productions so far. This movie traverses across the life of a Major League Baseball Player, Jim Morris, who had a brief but very famous career as a player. Awesome enactment by Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez and Brian Cox make this movie a must watch if reality is the genre you like and sports is what moves you. Watch this movie for heavy emotions and silent eyes that have their own tales to tell.
Talk To Me, 2007
This was a biographical film about the Washington DC radio personality Ralph “Petey” Greene. He was an Ex-Con who mended his ways to become a famous Talk show host and a community activist. Set over the period from May 1966 till January 1984, this movie narrates 18 years of a wonderful life and climaxes with Greene’s memorial service. Shot in Hamilton, Canada and Washington, this movie is just too real to be missed. Director Kasi Lemmons knew how to fetch the best from Don Cheadle, Cheiwetel Ejiofor and Bruce McFee. This movie had been nominated for 13 categories and has nine wins credited to its mind blowing story line and direction.
The Pride of the Yankees, 1942
Direction by Sam Wood and star cast of Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright and Walter Brennan, you cannot expect a movie to be made better. Filmed as a tribute to the legendary New York Yankees first Baseman, Lou Gehrig, this movie released a year after Lou’s Death. He died from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis which later came to be called as the Gehrig’s Disease. The pain and triumph curves in this movie can leave you with a heavy heart. Watch this movie once for the battle against pain.
The Miracle Worker, 1962
Derived from Helen Killer’s Biography, “the Story of my life”, this is a beautiful dramatic narrative. Helen is a deaf blind and almost and a feral child who is mentored by Anne Sullivan, her teacher and mentor who introduces her to education, activism and International Stardom- the relationship between the duo is explored. This is the journey of a girl who has been betrayed by her destiny and her fight back with her inner demons to attain the impossible.
The Great Escape, 1963
An American World War II epic film, this movie took the audience by a storm. Starring Steve Mc Queen, James garner and Richard Attenborough, this movie is a cult masterpiece. Describing the escape by the British and Common wealth POWs , from a German Camp , this movie was made based on Paul Brickhill’s book of the same name. Produced and directed by John Sturges, the movie was released by United Artists and had its Royal World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square in London. Watch this movie for understanding the common human emotions of fear, captivity and courage.
Cool Runnings, 1993
Everything about this movie is awesome. Right from the dialogues to the expressions, you cannot take your eyes off this movie even for a single Frame. An American Sports Film directed by Jon Turteltaub, It made Leon, Doug E.Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba and John Candy, the favourites of the nation at that time. This movie was the last movie to feature Candy while he was alive. Inspired by the Jamaica National Bobsleigh Team’s debut in the Bobsled Competition of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Canada, its reggae single “I can see you now” was hugely popular reaching the top 40 charts of rankings.
A J.P.Dutta Blockbuster, this Bollywood War film was based on the Indo Pak war of 1971. The movie explores the complexities of the relationships and was inspired by the real life instances of the war that occurred at the Battle of Longewala. Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri leads a team of 120 soldiers of the Punjab regiment defended their post against a full battalion of the Pak Army. While this movie had critical facts around it, it was a huge success in India.
Written by Melissa Mathison and directed by Martin Scorsese, this movie is based on the life and writings of the 14th Dalai Lama; the Exiled political and spiritual leader of Tibet. Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong stars as the Grown up Dalai Lama. While Seven Years in Tibet was based on the same theme, this movie had a better impact on the lives of the people because the grandnephew of the Dalai Lama himself acted in this movie. This movie spans three decades more than Seven years in Tibet.
While some lives are examples that have been made into several screenplays, we also lives special lives about which nobody gets to know. Nobody gets to know what we face and go through in our own little struggles! So whether it is world famous or not, every little struggle that we fight is an achievement in itself and we should be mighty proud of it!