How to find a cool film
Cinematography is not considered the seventh art for nothing as it can truly deliver some of the most complex emotions and touch you to the core. From comedies to rom coms, documentaries, dramas, horrors, and sci-fi, we truly believe there is something you can learn from every movie, no matter how good or bad you rate it in the end.
And with such a large abundance of good movies coming out each year, it is hard to keep track or make just one list to englobe the best ones of all times. This one is truly in the eye of the beholder, but we still believe there is a number of movies everyone should see at least once in a lifetime.
Movies that will shake you to the core, touch you to the ground, scare you, make you cry a river, help you develop a six-pack from laughter or, on the contrary, create a complete chaos in your mind and tearing apart everything you thought you knew about the world before. Motivational movies, happy endings, true dramas or psychological movies – all these can truly change you forever if you just have the time to watch them.
However, we know that finding cool films that’ll make an impression on you is not an easy task, especially with you living on fast-forward. Thus, we hope that our following suggestions will at least open a list of unforgettable films you should definitely pause your life for a while.
How we chose the coolest films
There are enough good movies to see in a lifetime that you could consider it a full-time job. However, it truly depends on you exactly how you see each movie and how deep you go with your knowledge regarding the approached subject.
Remember that what might seem for some cool films, other might consider them boring, annoying, or plainly uninteresting. It is hard to please everyone, but those who have seen a few movies in their life can agree upon some classics every person in the world should at least try and see.
So here is how we consider you should pick the best movies to impress you.
Before pressing the “play” button, you need to know whether or not the movie requires your attention and is worthy of your time.
There are plenty of online tops with movies to watch anytime, so we suggest you take a look at those at first. If something strikes your interest, try searching for an online streaming service or go to the nearest DVD shop that has it for sale.
Another way to form yourself a bit of a culture regarding the good movies is to search for the movie’s online ratings. The more people rated a movie, the better you will see how they reacted and if it is worth your time. IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes are some of the best online movie ranking platforms, as well as some of the most trustworthy.
Again, “de gustibus non disputandum,” but you can still check the online ratings even to serve you as a guideline for which movies to approach.
Another simple way to encounter great films is to pay attention to relevant award galas in the field. From the Cannes International Film Festival to the Bafta Awards, the Golden Globes and, of course, the Oscars, all these and many others more commemorate the best movies, screenplays, actors, and directors in a year.
The movies winning are always worth catching an eye on, so make sure to pay attention to these yearly awards if you want to see some extraordinary movies and directors’ interpretations.
Don’t be afraid of the international
Some of the greatest movies ever made were not even that popular because they did not offer easily digestible topics or situations. The idea is to go beyond what the regular public has to say and see the movie for yourself.
Similar, you shouldn’t be afraid exploring international filmographies instead of only sticking to Hollywood films. Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and almost all other countries in the world rely on unique filmographies which are worth exploring.
Just take the case of last years’ Oscar winning nomination for the best foreign movie. The Hungarian “Son of Saul” is an amazing drama about a concentration-camp prisoner from Auschwitz which will genuinely strike your interest until the very end.
In other words, don’t be afraid of experimenting different movie genres and get deeper in the international filmography, as obscure as it may sometimes seem because you will truly stumble across cinematographic masterpieces.
Although all types of movies have a handful of masterpieces, most of the movies that will truly make an impression on you will come from the psychological/drama/ horror genres. These genres develop more complex human emotions and deal with delicate topics that most of the directors would choose to ignore. Movies that will make you feel uncomfortable, or question your entire system of value are prone to come from the psychological/ horror field.
And, even though anyone can come up with its own list of films that will impact your life, we do suggest taking these recommendations into consideration.
The Cube saga (Cube 1, Cube 2, Cube 0 or Hypercube)
This psychological movie in three parts will guide through multi-dimensional experiments aiming to reveal the wildest side of humans who want to survive. Both terrifying and thrilling, these movies will certainly impact your life.
Predestination. A mind puzzle that will shatter down all the assumptions and suppositions you might have had at the beginning about time traveling and how all our actions can trigger important events without our knowledge. A desperate seek of one’s true identity, “Predestination” speaks loud about one myth that has always fascinated the human mind – what would we change in our lives if we had the chance to travel back in time?
Triangle. Another amazing thriller about survival, determination, and just the right dose of sci-fi. This one truly gave us chills after watching it.