Cinema masterpieces are designed to set the bar high, form certain quality criteria and develop an impeccable taste. It can be not only classics of the genre, but also modern films that have managed to instantly gain worldwide fame. It is on such films that it is worth learning and setting them up as an example of brilliant directorial work and acting.
Big City Lights
An unsurpassed comedy melodrama, an actor, director, screenwriter and even composer of which is the legendary Charlie Chaplin, has become the final film of the silent film era. This is an incredibly touching story about a little tramp who falls in love with a charming but blind girl selling flowers on the corner. Having learned that the sight of his beloved can still return, the tramp embarks on a search for the required amount.
"Flying over Cuckoo's Nest"
The film adaptation, based on the work "Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey, tells about the difficult life of people who ended up in a psychiatric hospital. Among them is Randall Patrick, who ended up in the clinic after simulating his own insanity in order to avoid detention. The main character is faced with the terrible cruelty of his sister Mildred, who mocks patients without a twinge of conscience. Seeing this, Randall decides on a solitary riot, which may end in complete surprise for him.
This Hollywood melodrama tells about the events of the beginning of the Second World War, taking place in the city of Casablanca. The protagonist is forced to make a very difficult choice between feelings and duty. Whether he will help his beloved and her husband, who is the leader of the Resistance, to escape from the city, in order to continue the fight against Nazism, or remain on the sidelines - time will tell. Despite the fact that initially the picture did not have such a tremendous success, becoming insanely popular only after a while, it received 3 Oscars, one of which was in the Best Film nomination.
The film, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, can rightfully be called one of the best. Brilliant cast, great acting, sharp storyline - all this brought the film well-deserved fame. And the kind-hearted giant, accused of a terrible crime, which he did not commit, literally won the hearts of moviegoers around the world.
Another American dramatic work that has received worldwide recognition and fame. The action of the film revolves around a journalistic investigation connected with the life and dying words of a newspaper magnate, who lived a stormy life, full of contradictory, at the same time, interesting events. The whole storyline is built on a series of flashbacks from the life of the protagonist, which will certainly give the film a kind of zest, making the developing plot more interesting.
Another amazingly touching and amazing story about a man whose whole life is a struggle. At the same time, his infinite kindness and naivety allow him to move forward with a smile, easily overcoming difficulties encountered on the way. Surprisingly, he becomes a rich and influential person, remaining still the same ingenuous and eccentric and still childishly in love with his old friend.
Singing in the Rain
A musical film about the life of a silent film actor who is bathed in the laurels of his fame. But one day he has to face offensive and unfounded criticism from a random stranger, which spurs the protagonist to take decisive action. In addition to music, the film also has an emphasis on choreography. And, despite a very trivial plot and lack of drama, the picture was very positively received by the public and was a huge success.
"The Shawshank Redemption"
An equally intriguing and exciting story of a prisoner, a genius by nature, who not only manages to organize an escape from the strictest prison, but also amass a real fortune while in prison for a crime he did not commit. The brilliant play of the actors will not leave anyone indifferent, forcing to revise the film more than a dozen times.
"The Taming of the Shrew"
The inimitable Adriano Celentano, with his caustic and sometimes rude jokes, gained real fame after the release of this picture. The film tells the story of an incorrigible bachelor, a rude and uncouth farmer, into whose life a refined provincial woman suddenly bursts into life. Despite her difficult character, the girl falls in love with the farmer and tries to tame him. Around these twists and turns, the main plot unfolds, so beloved by viewers and film critics around the world.
The biographical drama, based on the book of the same name, tells the story of the life of a brilliant mathematician who is predicted to have a brilliant career. However, developing since childhood and gradually progressive paranoid schizophrenia can put an end to not only his career, but life in general. The role of the protagonist is superbly played by Russell Crowe. The film received several awards at once, including four Academy Awards, a Golden Globe and several awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.