16) Life is Beautiful
This Italian comedy-drama is set during the time of World War II. It is about a Jewish-Italian book shop owner who uses his imagination to shield his son from the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps.
Awakenings is a story of a British neurologist, Oliver Sacks, and is based on his memoirs. He discovers a drug to awaken catatonic patients, and after administering the cure, the patients awaken after decades of catatonia. They are faced with the challenge of dealing with life in a new time. Watch it for the brilliant performances by Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.
The film is based on The Orchid Thief, Susan Orlean’s non-fiction book. Nicolas Cage plays the role of Charlie Kaufman, a self-loathing writer who has been hired to write the screenplay adaptation of the book, The Orchid Thief. He faces a writer’s block and through the course of the film, overcomes it.
This movie is about the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers, Niki Lauda and James Hunt, both contending for the World Title. Lauda suffers and overcomes an appalling accident during the process. This thrilling account of the race between the skilled drivers will set your heart running as well.
20) The Theory of Everything
One of the most inspiring scientists of our time, Stephen Hawking, is the inspiration for this movie. It is based on Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking, her memoir, and relationship with her ex-husband, Stephen Hawking. The story of the genius who speculated that black holes may have been part of the creation of the universe, his struggle with motor neurone disease and his success is sure to bring hope to everyone.