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Movies: What I saw this summer!

Well, as a disclaimer this isn’t any post on movie reviews for that you have to go check any other official sites. This is about the movies I watched over summer during this pandemic period.

For a start I shall only choose the best of the five films I liked of my taste. Some of you might find the exact film boring, which I don’t care. Judge my taste not the movie please.

Now let’s start at no.5 and we have, ‘All the Bright Places’ (2020),

All the Bright Places is a 2020 American teen romantic drama film, directed by Brett Haley, from a screenplay by Jennifer Niven and Liz Hannah, based upon the novel of the same name by Niven. It stars Elle Fanning, Justice Smith, Alexandra Shipp, Kelli O'Hara, Lamar Johnson, Virginia Gardner, Felix Mallard, Sofia Hasmik, Keegan-Michael Key and Luke Wilson.

The reason I love this film is because, it talks about two people with different issues, trying to comfort one another with their presence. It also shows how compassion and care can alter once decision completely. An amazing film that I would recommend everyone to watch.

At no. 4 we have ‘Patriots day’ (2016),

In the immediate aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, a police officer (Mark Wahlberg) aids in the pursuit of the terrorists responsible. Under the direction of BPD commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman) and an FBI Special Agent (Kevin Bacon), the sprawling manhunt for the bombers extends into the Boston suburb of Watertown. Peter Berg directed this docudrama, which co-stars J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, Alex Wolff, and Melissa Benoist.

Now this film is a true story, what makes it special is that, it show us how people come together in times of trouble and distress. Peace always wins over violence, that’s what the movie truly signifies.

At no. 3 we have ‘Greyhound’ (2020),

During the world war – II. A first-time captain leads the escort contingent of a convoy of Allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers and tons of supplies across the treacherous waters of the "Black Pit" to Great Britain. With no air cover protection for four days, the commander and his convoy must battle the surrounding enemy submarines in order to help the Allies win the war.

This movie shows what true leadership looks like, a must watch film and inspiring too.

At no. 2 we have ‘Five feet apart’ (2019),

Teenagers Stella and Will spend most of their lives in the hospital due to their diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. Their high risk of infection means they must stay six feet apart from each other. Despite the mandated distance, the pair support one another. They eventually fall in love and try to reclaim one foot of the space between them, staying five feet apart instead.

I can’t really tell you anything about this movie, because you got to experience it yourself.

Finally at no. 1 ‘Aeronauts’ (2019),

In 1862, pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) teams up with daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Rennes (Felicity Jones) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world, they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

This is one of the best movie I have seen so far, a true story on and science and above all courage. The acting is spotless, the direction and other aspects of the movie is clean. A wonderful and must watch movie.

Now, there are some honourable mentions for movies that I couldn’t put up into the list, but are worth watching.

1. Top Gun

2. Bad Boys (1, 2, 3)

3. Jump Street (21 & 22)

4. Den of thieves

5. The Ocean's (11, 12, 13)

6. Spencer

7. Codename: Geronimo

8. Last summer

9. Let it snow

10. Outposts

11. The Twelve Strong

12. Love, Simon

13. Spectral

14. Coma

15. Spectral

16. Me Before You

There are many other movies in my list that I love better, but for some reasons (not specified) I haven’t put them here. Also as a disclaimer none of these are in any rank wise order they are just a random list.

There are more amazing films, but please just because I haven’t put them doesn’t mean I have a bad taste in films, I just watch all kinds of films, only condition is that they should be worthwhile for watching.

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By Raphael Khaleel


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