Top 5 Must-Watch Movies for Arts Students
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Midnight in Paris is an incredible fantasy comedy film by Woody Allen, which is a nostalgic trip down memory lane, and Modernism- featuring some of the greatest figures in history.
Set in Paris, the movie follows Gil Pender, a screenwriter, who is forced to deal with the shortcomings of his relationship with his materialistic fiancée and their contradictory goals, which becomes gradually more exaggerated as he travels back in time every night at midnight.
Haider is a 2014 Indian crime tragedy film written, produced and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.
It stars Shahid Kapoor as the titular protagonist. The film is both a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare tragedy Hamlet and an adaptation of Basharat Peer’s memoir Curfewed Night, set amidst the turmoil in Kashmir and civilian disappearances.
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Five women and one guy form a book club around Jane Austen’s works and each member takes on the challenge of presenting on one of Austen’s books. As the movie progresses we see each character embodying their chosen stories and learning from them. This movie is best served with a bottle of wine.
An American romantic drama adapted from novel by Karen Joy Fowler. It focuses on a book club formed particularly to discuss the six novels written by Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen’s literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that analogous to the themes of the books they are reading.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film directed by Peter Weir, written by Tom Schulman, and starring Robin Williams.
Set in 1959 at the fictional elite conservative Vermont boarding school Welton Academy, it depicts the story of an English teacher who inspires his students through his teaching of poetry.
It won the BAFTA Award for Best Film, and César Award and David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Film. Schulman received an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his work.
Finding Neverland (2004)
Starring Johnny Depp, the semi-biographical film is about playwright J. M. Barrie and his relationship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
This historical fantasy drama is directed by Marc Forster and written by David Magee. It is based on the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee. The film is about playwright J. M. Barrie and his relationship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
The film earned several nominations at the 77th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for Johnny Depp’s portrayal of J. M. Barrie, and won for Best Original Score.