This article is written solely for the purpose of encouraging you to watch these films. I consider them to be somewhat underrated. This may be due to the fact that only a certain age group can relate to them. I haven’t included the all-time blockbusters in the list, such as The Inception, The Matrix, Batman Series and the likes, since I am pretty sure that you all have watched them, at least once! The accompanying video clips with the descriptions are mostly trailers but in one or two instances they are the clips that best define the film.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
If you fail to acknowledge the epic epicness of this film than you have probably lost your youth. This movie is tailor made to entertain folks in their late teens and those in their early twenties. This is one of those films in which the storylines doesn’t matter at all. The random animations popping up on screen, the awkward scenarios taking shape are enough to keep you glued to your T.V. (nowadays laptop) screens. Most importantly this movie is fast paced. It doesn’t slack at all. So after a night of heavy drinking (soda drinks!) when you are high on sugar be sure to watch “Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World”, it will serve you well.
“Submarine” is a fast paced and witty movie that somehow manages to dwell upon profound topics while still maintaining a subtle and simple outlook. No single component of the movie is outstanding; in fact everything related to this movie is great from the screenplay to acting to soundtrack, in short everything. The protagonist (lead character) is a person we can all relate to. He is always full of ideas, simultaneously thinking about a number of things, but in spite of this, he remains taciturn. His curiosity and his shyness are reflected in most of the people I know. In a nutshell, “Submarine” is highly recommended.
Life in a Day
This is not a film. They say it’s a documentary, but I think even that is not the case. It’s just, as the title says, a day in life. Maybe the official description would give you a better insight on what it actually is:
“What happens when you send a request out to the world to chronicle, via video, a single day on Earth? You get 80,000 submissions and 4,500 hours of footage from 192 countries. Producer Ridley Scott and Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald took this raw material — all shot on July 24, 2010 — and created Life in a Day, a groundbreaking, feature-length documentary that portrays this kaleidoscope of images we call life.”
I consider myself a philanthropist. Holding back my tears throughout the documentary was a phenomenal task for me, but it proved to be all in vain towards the end. ENOUGH SAID!!!!
I can relate to this movie on levels that probably most of my readers can’t. This is partly because similar to the lead character of this film I was a stutterer. I can still remember the agony of being unable to communicate lucidly. Anyways back to the film. Rocket Science is mostly about the adventures of falling in love for the first time. But the allure of this film lies in the firm resolute of the lead character to overcome his disabilities. Since we are all, deep down, still stuck over our first loves; the follies of the lead character would no doubt put a smile on your face.
Eternal Sunshine On a Spotless Mind
If you like funny movies with a vague storyline, if you are crazy about those superhero movies whose scripts are written by all but real writers than it is strongly advised to stay away from this film. If God forbid, you watch it due to some crazy accident, than be sure to consult a doctor in case the ensuing nausea persist.
On a serious note “Eternal Sunshine on a Spotless Mind” is no less than a piece of art. Charlie Kaufman, the screen writer, won an Oscar for it. He is famous for coming up with eerie storylines and this film is no different. The plot revolves around the male lead (Jim Carry) undergoing a procedure to erase his ex’s memory. At the core of this film are the following lines from the poem “Eloisa to Abelard” written by Alexander Pope:
How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d*
So if you are a forlorn lover like me, or if you have nothing better to do, or if you are desirous of seeing the art of cinematography at its best than watch this film…RIGHT NOW!
*In case you are confused over the meaning of these line…
How happy is the blameless vestals lot: Vestals were the girls who were prohibited against any kind of interaction with the opposite sex. So in short, they were unaware of the feeling of love and affection.
World forgetting by the world forgot: This line holds a profound meaning. You must have come across individuals with “the devil may care” attitude, who are under a misconception that their claim flame is their detachment from the society whereas in reality nobody gives a damn about them…
Eternal Sunshine on a spotless mind: Self Explanatory.
Each prayer accepted, and each wish resigned: Self Explanatory.