10 Classic Movies You Shouldn’t Miss

10 Classic Movies You Shouldn’t Miss

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A great movie is like a holy land of soul, from which its audiences may get some inspirations of their lives. There are many classic films that have been enduring lighthouses in film history. The following is a list of 10 classic movies that you shouldn’t miss (in no particular order).

1. The Shawshank Redemption

This movie tells the story of banker Andy Dufresne, who is unjustly imprisoned in Shawshank State Penitentiary for a murder he didn't commit. Thus he struggled for his freedom in the following years.

2. Braveheart

The epic historical movie tells the story of Sir William Wallace leading the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against England. It won five awards including Best Picture and Best Directing at the 68th Academy Awards.

3. Forrest Gump

Adapted from the novel of Winston Groom, the film depicts the inspirational story of Forrest Gump, a slow-witted and kindhearted man in a small town, who unwittingly influenced some big events and notable people in US history.

4. The Lord of the Rings

A classic that cannot be surpassed! Tolkien's novel is recognized as the originator of modern fantasy literature. The film series based on it tell the adventure of Frodo Baggins and his friends to destroy the One Ring and fight with its maker, the Dark Lord Sauron.

5. Life Is Beautiful

In Fascist Italy, Guido Orefice and his families were put into a concentration camp by the Nazis because they were Jewish. However, he kept optimistic and used his imagination to protect his son from the terror of detention.

6. The King's Speech

This movie tells the story that the King George VI had been suffered from severe stutter thus was unable to make a public. But with his unremitting efforts and the treatment of therapist Lionel Logue, he finally overcame it and made an inspiring wartime radio broadcast.

7. The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness is a biographical drama film starring Will Smith. It tells an inspirational story of a broke and homeless salesman worked hard to fulfill his single parent responsibility and finally became a well-known financial investor.

8. The Truman Show

Truman seems to be a ordinary man until some odd things happened, which aroused his suspicion: His drowned father suddenly appeared, his wife said advertising slogan towards the empty air, and he seemed to be followed anywhere and anytime. Truman decided to escape this small town where he had lived for more than 30 years at all costs.

9. The Legend of 1900

This film tells the life story of a legendary piano genius. 1900 was an orphan born and lived on SS Virginian, he has marvelous gift without having ever been taught. Although 1900 was frequently invited to get off this ocean liner and show his prowess to the world, he never set his foot on land.

10. A Beautiful Mind

This is a touching biographical film based on the true experience of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. This mathematician made great achievement in the field of game theory and differential geometry while struggling with schizophrenia for years.