10 Must-Watch Movies for a Perfect Movie Night

The Shawshank Redemption movie (1994)

Storyline: A man named Andy is wrongly sent to prison and the movie shows how he survives, makes friends, and holds onto hope.

Release date: 22 September 1994 (Beverly Hills)
Director: cFrank Darabont
Story by: Stephen King
Adapted from: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Distributed by: Warner Bros., Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Box office: $73.3 million
The Godfather (1972)

The Godfather (1972)

Storyline: This movie is about a powerful crime family and how the youngest son becomes their leader.

Release date: 24 March 1972 (USA)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Producer: Albert S. Ruddy
Adapted from: The Godfather
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures, FilmFlex
Box office: $250–291 million

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Storyline: Different stories of crime, violence, and redemption are woven together, involving hitman, a boxer, and a mob boss.

Release date: 14 October 1994 (USA)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Story by: Quentin Tarantino; Roger Avary
Featured song: Misirlou
Distributed by: Miramax, FilmFlex, Miramax Home Entertainment
Box office: $213.9 million

The Dark Knight (2008)

Storyline: Batman teams up with the police to fight against a dangerous criminal called the Joker.

Release date: 18 July 2008 (India)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, MORE
Distributed by: Warner Bros., FilmFlex, Warner Bros. Pictures
Box office: $1.006 billion
Budget: $185 million

Fight Club (1999)

Storyline: An office worker creates an underground fighting club as a way to deal with his problems.

Release date: 11 November 1999 (Germany)
Director: David Fincher
Story by: Chuck Palahniuk
Distributed by: 20th Century Studios
Adapted from: Fight Club
Music by: The Dust Brothers

Forrest Gump (1994)

Storyline: This movie follows the life of a simple-minded but good-hearted man who becomes part of important historical events.

Release date: 6 July 1994 (USA)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Awards: Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, MORE
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Adapted from: Forrest Gump
Box office: $678.2 million

Inception (2010)

Storyline: A team of thieves enter people’s dreams to plant an idea in their minds.

Release date: 16 July 2010 (India)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Budget: 16 crores USD
Distributed by: Warner Bros., Sandrew Metronome, Warner Bros. Entertainment France
Cinematography: Wally Pfister
Music by: Hans Zimmer

The Matrix (1999)

Storyline: In a future where humans are trapped in a simulated reality, a hacker named Neo joins rebels to fight against machines.

Release date: 31 March 1999 (USA)
Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Sequel: The Matrix Reloaded
Screenplay: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Distributed by: Warner Bros., Roadshow Entertainment
Box office: $467.2 million

Schindler’s List (1993)

Storyline: This movie is based on a true story, this movie is about a German businessman and this man save Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.

Release date: 4 February 1994 (USA)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Music director: John Williams
Adapted from: Schindler’s Ark
Awards: Academy Award for Best Picture, MORE
Distributed by: Universal Pictures

The Silence of the Lambs movie(1991)

Storyline: A young FBI agent seeks the help of a cannibalistic serial killer to catch another killer.

Release date: 14 February 1991 (USA)
Director: Jonathan Demme
Prequel: Red Dragon
Sequel: Hannibal
Nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, MORE
Adapted from: The Silence of the Lambs

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