Best Movies That Everyone Should Watch Once in Lifetime

Best Movies that Everyone Should Watch Once in Lifetime


Are you a movie lover? Here are the ten best movies that you should watch once in lifetime. This is just the beginning, we will include more movies in this list or we will make separate parts to include movies from around the globe with no barrier of language or country or industry. So it won’t just be top 10 but more than that. This article is only dedicated to movie lovers as a movie lover and not ranked as per IMDb ratings or box office collection. It is just my personal favourite that I loved to watch. Hope you guys will also love this list and may have watched few of them already.


As we all are going through this difficult time of lockdown all over the world, these movies will certainly help you to pass your time. I have listed movies of different genre and that I found myself as the best. Each movies are critically acclaimed as well as those which changed the concept of movies and brought something new for the viewers. These movies were successful in changing the mindset of people and will make you think differently or will definitely change your mood. So enjoy the list.


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  1. Natsamrat (IMDb 9.1/10)



Director: Mahesh Manjrekar 

Producer: Nana Patekar, Vishwas Joshi 

Writers: Kiran Yadnopavit and Abhijeet Deshpande 

Screenplay: Mahesh Manjrekar, Abhijeet Deshpande and Kiran Yadnopavit 

Story: V.V.Shirwadkar

Genre: Family, Drama


A 2016 Indian Marathi-language drama film starring Nana Patekar in the leading role, Natsamrat (The King of Theater). It is a film that depicts the tragic family life of a retired stage actor who is unable to forget his fond memories of theatre and the stage even after retiring from acting.

The film is based on tragedy about a Shakespearean veteran theatre actor Ganpat Ramchandra Belwalkar (as Nana Patekar) a.k.a Appa who has been a praised theatre actor during his glory days, gathering fame and fortune by acting in plays especially of William Shakespeare and he also won the award and the title of NAT-SAMRAT (roughly translated as: emperor of acting in theatre).


To be or not to be,

That is the Question

Jagava ki marava,

Ha ekach sawaal aahe…

is one of the famous quotes of William Shakespeare presented in this drama.


  1. Gladiator (IMDb 8.5/10)


Director: Ridley Scott

Writers: David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson

Genre: Epic, Drama, Action, Adventure


In this epic historical drama a man robbed of his name and his dignity strives to win them back, and gain the freedom of his people.

Maximus (Russell Crowe) one of the Roman army’s most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor is set to be executed but escapes but then captured by slaves traders and renamed Spaniard forced to become a gladiator. Determined to avenge himself against the man who took away his freedom and his family. Maximus believes that he can use his fame and skill in the ring to avenge the loss of his family as well as his former glory. 


  1. Indiana Jones and the last crusade (IMDb 8.2/10)


Director: Steven Spielberg

Screenwriters: George Lucas, Jeffrey Boam

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action


The film is set largely in 1938, Indiana searches for his father, a Holy Grail scholar, who has been kidnapped by Nazis. Not just this part of Indiana Jones movie, but all other movies of Indian Jones are too good to be in this list.


  1. Zindagi na Milegi Doobara (IMDb 8.1/10)


Director: Zoya Akhtar

Producers: Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani

Genre: Friendship, Comedy, Romance, Drama, Family


A Indian Hindi-language buddy road film in which three young men Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their friends gets engaged that changes their lives forever.


  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (IMDb 8.0/10)


Director: Gore Verbinski 

Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer 

Screenplay: Ted Elliott Terry Rossio 

Story: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Jay Wolpert, Stuart Beattie

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Action, Fantasy, Swashbuckler


Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl is a tale of adventure set during the 17th Century in the Caribbean Sea. Johnny Depp is featured as Captain Jack Sparrow, which has become an iconic role and everyone’s favourite character. No-one can imagine Captain Jack Sparrow, none other than Johnny Depp. Captain Jack Sparrow sets sail to help Will Turner to save his love, the governor’s daughter, from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead. Not just this movie, every movies in Pirates of Caribbean series is gem, so don’t miss any.


  1. The Pursuit of Happyness (IMDb 8.0/10)


Director: Gabriele Muccino 

Producers: Will Smith, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, James Lassiter, Devon Franklin, Steve Tisch 

Screenplay: Steven Conrad

Genre: Drama, Family


The movie starring Will Smith as Chris Gardner struggling to make ends meet, finds himself and his five-year-old son evicted from their apartment with nowhere to go. In the movie, Chris Gardner and his son underwent many hardships, including living in shelters, in pursuit of his dream of a better life for both of them.


  1. 9 (IMDb 7.1/10) (2009)


Director: Shane Acker

Writer: Pamela Pettler

Producers: Jim Lemley, Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov and Dana Ginsburg

Genre: Sci-Fi, Animation, Action, Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller


In the near future, the world’s machine turned on mankind and sparked social unrest, decimating the human population. But, as the world begins to fall to pieces, a mission begin to salvage the legacy of civilization. A group of new creations was given the life by a scientist in the final days of humanity, which continued to exist post-apocalypse. 


  1. Alpha (IMDb 6.7/10)


Director: Albert Hughes

Producers: Albert Hughes, Andrew Rona

Screenplay: Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt 

Story: Albert 

Genre: Survival, Adventure, Family, Thriller, Action


An epic adventure survival American film staring Kodi Smit-McPhee as a young hunter(Keda) who encounters and befriends an injured wolf during the ice age, with Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson as his father.

The movie tells a story that shines a light on the origins of man’s best friend. A young man (Keda) is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness.


  1. Upside Down (IMDb 6.4/10)


Director: Juan Diego Solanas 

Producers:, Dimitri Rassam, Aton Soumache, Jonathan, Vanger, Claude Léger, Alexis Vonarb

Writer: Juan Diego Solanas 

Genre: Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Drama


Starring Jim Sturgess (Adam) and Kirsten Dunst (Eden) fell in love as teens despite the fact that they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Adam sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with his love Eden, after 10 years of forced separations.


  1. Universal Soldier (IMDb 6.0/10)



Director: Roland Emmerich

Producers: Allen Shapiro, Craig Baumgarten and Joel B. Michaels

Writers: Richard Rothstein, Christopher Leitch and Dean Devlin

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Drama, Adventure, Thriller, Martial Arts, Indie


Universal Soldier is an American military science fiction action film that tells the story of Luc Deveraux, a former U.S. Army soldier who was killed in the Vietnam War in 1969, and returned to life following a secret military project called the “Universal Soldier” program experiment that creates superhuman warriors.


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