The season of vacations and long weekends is here and if you are one among those who do not have fancy plans all set for the holidays, we are here to help you. Are you a film buff? If yes, there is nothing you would want to replace our idea with. What better way to spend your day than watching classics back to back, thus filling your cinematic appetite to the brim. For now, the country is in a state of frenzy with the upcoming release of one of the most awaited films Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. Don’t worry, get back to watching these classics which we are about to list post-Friday when you finally discover why Kattappa killed Baahubali.
Here are some of the finest cinematic pieces for you to enjoy this vacation.
Genre – Film Noir
Film – Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Director – Billy Wilder
A perfect example to understand film noir, Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard follows the tragic lives of three people entangled in a web of dark human emotions.
Genre – Sci-Fi
Film – The Star Wars series
Director – George Lucas
As we wait patiently for the Star Wars: The Last Jedi to grace our theatre screens this December, why not revisit the entire Star Wars series once again.
Genre – Western
Film – The Searchers (1956)
Director – John Ford
One of the best western films, The Searchers tracks the challenges of a Civil War veteran who sets out to find his niece who is abducted by the Comanches, a Native American group. The western film genre is a reflection of the tiring times during the transformation phase of America as we know now. Harsh landscapes, cowboys, gunslingers, nomads and the difficulties sin the wilderness are prominent themes in a western film.
Genre – Cult
Film – Pulp Fiction (1994)
Director – Quentin Tarantino
One of Hollywood’s highly stylized films, Pulp Fiction has become a cult today. Everything about the film – the nonlinear narration, characters, music, dialogues – have found a place in the popular culture and are still just as fresh.
Genre – Musical
Film – Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Director – Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, Singin' in the Rain is loaded with a lot of music and dance. The film’s themes center on the changing face of Hollywood during the late 1920s.
Genre – Fantasy
Film – The Wizard of Oz
Director – Victor Fleming, George Cukor
One of the crowning jewels of Hollywood, The Wizard of Oz made in the 1930s was much ahead of its time. An adaptation of the popular stories by L. Frank Baum, it narrates the adventures of a girl named Dorothy and her dog Toto who end up in the magical Land of Oz.
Genre – Gangster
Film – The Godfather
Director – Francis Ford Coppola
One of the best gangster films till date, The Godfather has left quite a legacy behind. Watch the transformation of a reluctant son from a mafia family who goes on to become the most ruthless gangster.
Genre – Mystery
Film – Rear Window
Director – Alfred Hitchcock
Talking of classics, it is impossible to not mention Alfred Hitchcock, also known as the Master of Suspense. This vacation, watch Hitchcock’s Rear Window where he explores his favorite theme of voyeurism to create a thrilling masterpiece.
We know there is a lot we have not covered under this list. If you think you can add more, go ahead and comment below.