Best Hollywood Movies to Watch

Here Are The Top 10 Hollywood Movies You Should Watch Before You Die

Best Hollywood Movies to Watch

1. The Shawshank Redemption 

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Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, and James Whitmore.

Release Date: September 23, 1994

Duration: 142 minutes

Genre: Action and Crime

Director: Frank Darabont

Producer: Niki Marvin

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

The Shawshank Redemption is one of the classic drama and crime-thriller ever produced in the Hollywood film industry. The movie features an intense theme, where a man named Andy Dufresne gets arrested for the alleged murder of his wife and his lover. Andy, a successful banker’s life goes upside down when he is sentenced to life imprisonment at Shawshank Prison, but no-one had the idea that he would become the most unconventional prisoner of all time.


2. Godfather

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Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, and Diane Keaton.

Release Date: 24 March 1972

Duration: 175 minutes

Genre: Crime and Action

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Producer: Albert S. Ruddy

Where to watch: Netflix

Godfather, the 1972 released Action-crime American movie stars one of the most famous Hollywood actors of all time, Al Pacino in the lead role of Michael. The story’s prime focus is put on the Corleone family, when Don Vito, who happens to be the head In Charge of the mafia business decides to handover his precious empire to his youngest son Michael things start to take a drastic turn. Little did Don Vito know that his decision would put the lives of his loved ones in extreme danger that even he himself would not be able to face. Having received an IMDB Rating of 9.2, Godfather is considered one of the classics in the American Cinema and has always been praised by the audience for its incredible storyline and the performance of the actors.


3. Titanic

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Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bill Paxton, Bernard Hill, David Warner, Victor Garber, Jonathan Hyde, Suzy Amis

Release Date: November 1, 1997

Duration: 195 minutes

Genre: Romance/Drama

Director: James Cameron

Producer: James Cameron, Rae Sanchini, Jon Landau

Where to watch: Disney+Hotstar

You know, Titanic is an exciting movie when you think about it. It was released in 1997 and was the highest-grossing movie of all time until Avatar came along in 2009. What’s impressive about Titanic is the way it was made. They built a full-size replica of the Titanic and filmed it sinking into the water.

That took a lot of guts (and a lot of money). But the result was terrific. The movie won eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. No wonder it’s still considered one of the best movies ever made. Titanic is one of the best romantic Hollywood movies of all time.


4. The Dark Knight

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Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Ron Dean, Cillian Murphy

Release Date: 18 July 2008

Duration: 152 minutes

Genre: Action/Adventure

Director: Christopher Nolan

Producer: Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas

Where to watch: Netflix

This iconic film is a masterpiece, plain and simple. What makes The Dark Knight so unique? Well, for one thing, the acting is phenomenal. Christian Bale gives an incredible performance as “Batman”, and Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the “Joker” is chilling. But it’s more than just the acting.

The Dark Knight is a well-made film from start to finish, with some truly spectacular action sequences. And it’s also surprisingly deep for a comic book movie, delving into topics like the nature of evil and the thin line between justice and revenge. If you haven’t seen this masterpiece, then you need to watch it right now. It’s one of those rare movies that are truly unforgettable.


5. Inception

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Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Marion Cotillard, Pete Postlethwaite, Michael Caine

Release Date: 16 July 2010

Duration: 148 minutes

Genre: Action/Sci-fi

Director: Christopher Nolan

Producer: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas

Where to watch: Netflix

Inception is a 2010 Hollywood movie written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. It’s been hailed as one of the best movies of all time and was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. The cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, and Cillian Murphy.

The story centres around Dom Cobb (DiCaprio), a professional thief who specializes in infiltrating people’s dreams. The movie is a masterpiece of mind-bending visual effects and action sequences and is worth watching if you haven’t seen it already.


6. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Karl Urban, John Noble, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm, and Sean Bean.

Release Date: 17 December 2003

Duration: 201 minutes

Genre: Fantasy, adventure, and action

Director: Peter Jackson

Producer: Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh, and Peter Jackson.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a fantasy and adventure film released in the year 2003. The movie is a sequel to The Lord of the Rings franchise and was critically acclaimed by the audience for its brilliant plot and the visual effects shown in the film. The movie revolves around the upcoming battle which was prepared by the former Fellowship members. Meanwhile, the franchise’s other main characters including Frodo and Sam were heading towards Mount Doom to end the One Ring. The duo followed Gollum, having no understanding of the path that he would lead them to. It is a good movie and is simply perfect for all the fantasy lovers out there.


7. Se7en

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Cast: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt. Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker, Daniel Zacapa, Gwyneth Paltrow, John Cassini, Bob Mack, Peter Crombie, Reg E. Cathey, R. Lee Ermey, George Christy

Release Date: 22 September 1995

Duration: 127 minutes

Genre: Crime/Mystery

Director: David Fincher

Producer: Arnold Kopelson, Stephen Brown, Phyllis Carlyle

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

You know a movie is good when it’s still talked about more than 20 years after its release. Se7en is one of those movies. It tells the story of two detectives hunting for a serial killer using the seven deadly sins as his MO. But what makes it so good? Well, for starters, the acting is superb. The movie is tense, thrilling, and downright horrifying in parts.

Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman are perfect in their roles, and the twists and turns will keep you glued to your seat until the end. Se7en is one of those rare movies that’s just as good on a second viewing as it is on the first. If you haven’t seen it yet, put it at the top of your list—you won’t regret it.


8. Forrest Gump 

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Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field.

Release Date: July 6, 1994

Duration: 142 minutes

Genre: Romance and Drama

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Producer: Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, and Steve Starkey.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Forrest Gump is a romance and drama film that was lived by the audience for its brilliant storyline and theme. The movie features the titular character, Forrest who happened to be a man with a low IQ (Intelligence Quotient) of 75 who had joined the US Army and now in the present day was recollecting his memories. Forrest found himself in the middle of a key historical event when taking a deep insight into his life and his memories. Now aiming to be reunited with his lover Jenny.


9. The Departed

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Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, and Alec Baldwin.

Release Date: October 6, 2006

Duration: 151 minutes

Genre: action, crime, and drama

Director: Martin Scorsese

Producer: Brad Pitt, Brad Grey, Gianni Nunnari, and Graham King.

Where to watch: Netflix

The Departed is a 2006 released crime-drama American film featuring a bunch of famous Hollywood faces including Leonardo Dicaprio, Vera Farmiga, and Jack Nicholson in the lead roles. This movie revolves around an undercover agent and a mole in the police department trying to identify each other, the two were constantly counter attacking each other to save themselves from the dangers of the authorities. Not only this while trying to protect and recognize each other the duo also infiltrates an Irish gang.


10. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, and Denholm Elliott.

Release Date: June 12, 1981

Duration: 115 minutes

Genre: Action and adventure

Director: Steven Spielberg

Producer: Frank Marshall

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 released action and adventure film. This time, the famous archeology professor ventures out to lay his hands on the biblical artifact known as the Ark of the Covenant. In his attempts to capture the artifact, Indiana Jones comes under the raider of Renee and the troops of the Nazis. This, trying to fight against all the possible odds, Indiana makes it his sole purpose to get ahold of what he seeks.




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