September 3, 2011

Movies that teaches Life!

Hi Guys,

There are two types of movies in this world – one that entertains you and the other that teaches you life.

The first one makes a huge collection at the box office and the second one draws the attention of critics. I watch the first category of movies, but I am a big fan of the second type. I have posted many of those movies in Movies that touched my Heart post. Now I will post a few more.

Rain Man (1988)
Directed by Barry Levinston, this movie stars Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise plays the role of Charlie Babbit. He runs a car workshop at Los Angeles and he learns that his father dies at Cincinnati. He ran away very young as he once stole his father’s classic Buick car and gets caught at police. His father leaves Charlie only his Buick car.

Charlie finds that the remaining $3 million is left to his brother Sanford Babbit (Dustin Hoffman) who is at a mental institution as he is autistic. Charlie is shocked as he never knew he had a brother. He kidnaps his brother and plans to get equal share of the money. Sanford is afraid of planes and hence Charlie drives along with Sanford from Cincinnati to Los Angeles. All the travelling forms the rest of the movie.

The initial hate goes and Charlie begins to love his brother. Sanford is so good at counting. Charlie uses him to earn $80K at Las Vegas. Sanford says he is an excellent driver throughout the movie. He sticks to the time so much that he wants to watch TV at specific time and wants to sleep at 11’o clock and so on. He refuses to wear clothes bought at rest of places. He is afraid after he sees accident in highway and so on.

Dustin’s acting is so good. He portrays the role of an Autistic Patient so good and deservingly he got Oscar award. This movie bagged 4 Oscars.

Mystic River (2003)
Directed by the great Clint Eastwood, this movie portrays the life of 3 people, who were childhood friends until a tragedy took place.

One friend Dave (Tim Robbins) was kidnapped when they were trying to inscribe their names in a cement block. He is still haunted by his abduction. Another friend Jim (Sean Penn) is an ex-con who runs a store and has strong influences. The other Sean (Kevin Bacon) works in the Police department. The plot unfolds when Jim’s daughter is found dead. It interlocks the lives of three people.

The story is about who killed his daughter and the emotional pains going through each other’s mind and the memories of their friendship. It was such a lovely movie. Particularly the epilogue in which the little boy is affected because of his father’s death and the question Sean asks Jim, ‘What if all of us went in the car that day?’ were just wonderful.

The acting of Sean Penn and Tim Robbins were so good that they got Oscar for leading role and supporting role respectively.

(To be continued…)

Happy Reading!!!


  1. The first Movie Rain Man was lying for about an year in my Laptop but didn't know it was such a nice film, hvn't heard of second one though.
    Your Blog looks very simple and nice now :-)

  2. Hey good list.. i like both these movies.. Dustin hoffman's dance.. is memorable..
    and Sean Penn is nice.. but i loved Tim Robbins acting as the abused.. he rocks in Shawshank Redemption too..!

  3. @Abhishek

    the movie is quite boring.... but very memorable...
    good to see u after long time....

  4. @KP

    thanks for the comments... he is good in shawshank redemption too... another fantastic movie...

  5. i love million dollar baby, kill bill, rocky, the dark knight :) and yeah i loooovvveeee real life inspired movies....

  6. @Chintan

    thanks for the comments...

  7. Have not seen those movies but yeah I love those kind of movies...
    One of the recent ones which comes to mind is Taare Zameen Par... Just loved it!!
    Have a nice Sunday Karthick:-)

  8. @Arti

    thanks for the comments... yeah, taare zameen par is one of those kinds...


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