Mandatory Theater: 15 Movies You NEED to Watch on the Big Screen

There are several films that are better to watch on the big screen (like every Marvel movie). Seeing Independence Day and Armageddon on the big screen was quite the experience. Here are a handful of movies that deserve to be viewed in theaters. Have you seen them there?

1. Interstellar (2014)

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Interstellar is a science-based fictional film. The leading roles are played by Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain. The film depicts the 2067 era when the human population lacked natural resources to survive. It happened because of the destruction of nature by humanity in the 20th century. 

The only hope to survive is to move to another planet capable of supporting lives. NASA makes two plans. Plan A is to find an exosolar planet. Plan B is about the Endurance spacecraft, which holds supplies and embryos for a new colony. 

2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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Mad Max: Fury Road is an adventurous dystopian action film with post-apocalyptic events. This movie is set in a desert wasteland. This desert has a shortage of petrol and water supplies. 

The character named Max Rockatansky is the only survivor haunted by the memories of the people he failed to protect. He joins the forces against the Immortan Joe, a cult leader, and his army. This all led to a long road battle.

3. The Dark Knight (2008)

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A superhero film, The Dark Knight, has the leading character of Batman, a DC Comics superhero. Christian Bale stars as Batman in the movie. The story revolves around the crime-control in Gotham City. A clown-theme masked criminals rob a bank in this city. The only survivor during this robing escapes with the money and calls himself the mastermind.

The Batman-the-billionaire Bruce Wayne, James Gordon-police lieutenant, and Harvey Dent-district attorney must dismantle these crimes. Jokers test Batman’s ability and potential to save his country by organizing challenging plans.

4. Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

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An American action film, Top Gun: Maverick, stars Tom Cruise playing his role as the naval aviator Maverick. The film is about Maverick training a younger Top Gun graduates group and confronting his past during this period. He also devises a plan to destroy a sanctioned uranium-enriched planet.

His plan involves using two pairs of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets armed with laser-guided bombs. But he has to train the youngster group of Top Gun graduates instead of becoming part of the planned strike.

5. The Matrix (1999)

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A cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction film, The Matrix stars Keanu Reeves as Neo. It depicts the future where humans are trapped in a matrix. Intelligent machines create Matrix to use the human bodies to gain energy from them.

Then comes Thomas Anderson, a computer programmer who works under the hacker alias “Neo.” He joins the rebellion against the intelligent machines and uncovers the truth. The people get freed from the entrapping matrix, which also helps Thomas expose the secret.

6. Titanic (1997)

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A historical and fictional American film, Titanic, depicts the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912. This film explains all the disasters and shipwrecks during the Titanic sinking. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio play the role of two members belonging to different social classes. They fall in love with each other during the ship’s maiden voyage. 

Another character named Lovett searches for some wrecks of RMS Titanic and brings Rose, the survivor of the Titanic incident. She recounts all the events she experienced as a Titanic passenger.

7. Inception (2010)

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Inception is an American fiction film. The film is about a professional thief, and Leonardo DiCaprio plays the leading role. This thief expertly infiltrates the targets’ subconscious using dream-sharing technology and then steals the information expertly.

His ability to layer the dreams within each other impresses Saito, one of his targets. Saito tells him that all of his criminal records will be removed. In return, he has to implant an idea in someone’s subconscious.

8. Arrival (2016)

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Louise Banks as a star, Arrival is a scientific functional film. The film involves the arrival of twelve extraterrestrial spacecraft at different locations around the Earth. This creates the panic among the affected nations. These nations target to study the events by sending their military experts and scientists.

United States Army enlisted Louise Banks to combat extraterrestrials. He has to discover a way to communicate with them. He also prevented the panic created due to extraterrestrials’ arrival converted into war.

9. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

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An epic, adventurous film with biographical events, Lawrence of Arabia stars Peter O’Toole. The film is about the experience during the First World War. It depicts all the events he faced in the Ottoman Province Of Hejaz and Greater Syria.

It shows the involvement of Lawrence in the Arab National Council and his participation in the attacks on Aqaba and Damascus. This film mainly focuses on his struggle with allegiance divided between his native Britain.

10. Jurassic Park (1993)

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A science-based fictional film, Jurassic Park has stars including Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Richard Attenborough. The film revolves around John Hammond, who is a wealthy businessman. He has created a wildlife park of dinosaurs on the fictional island of Isla Nublar.

The industrial sabotage shut down this park’s security and power facilities. It leads to the struggle of visitors, including grandchildren of that business, to escape from this island to save their lives.

11. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

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It is an American fictional scientific film. It revolves around the mysterious disappearance of a group from the Bermuda Triangle. It stars Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Cary Guffey, and François Truffaut.

Researchers find the planes in intact condition, but the passengers are missing. An elderly person who witnessed the event claims, “The sun came out at night and sang to him.”

They entangled in finding the SS Cotopaxi in the middle of the Gobi Desert. In addition, Indianapolis noticed the two airline flights with a UFO that hardly missed a collision with each other.

12. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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An American epic war-based film, Saving Private Ryan, stars Matt Damon and Tom Hanks in it. In the movie, the United States Department of War gets a message that Ryan’s three brothers were killed during the war. 

Then, George C. Marshall, the General of the Army, orders to find Ryan and cooperate with his family for the loss of the three brothers. John Miller, the captain who leads a soldier’s group, is set on the mission to find out James Francis Ryan and ensure his security.

13. Jaws (1997)

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With a leading role played by Roy Scheider, Jaws is an American thriller. It depicts the attacks of the man-eater shark. The film starts with the young woman whose remains are found on the beach in New England. Medical reports show that it was a shark who attacked her.

Finding the economy in danger due to shark’s fear, Martin Brody, a police chief, has to deal with the situation. Martin hunts the white man-eating shark along with a marine biologist and an expert shark hunter.

14. Avatar (2009)

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science fiction movie, Avatar, starring Sam Worthington, is set in the 22nd century. The film depicts the colonization of humans in Pandora. Pandora is a lush moon of a gas giant capable of offering humankind habitat.

The expansion of colonies in Pandora reveals that a humanoid species named Na’vi already exists there. Then, the brain of a human is used to operate the Na’vi body with the help of genetic engineering.

15. The Shining (1980)

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A horror film, The Shining, is about a haunted hotel. It stars Jack Nicholson and Danny Lloyd. Jack Torrance, one of its leading characters, starts his new position as winter caretaker in an Overlook Hotel in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.

The manager informed Torrance that the previous caretaker killed himself and his family in the hotel. The imaginary friend of Torrance’s son also warns his son about the haunted hotel. In the end, his son and wife face mortal dangers.

15 Most Racist Movies of All Time According to IMDb — Do You Agree?

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According to a ranked list on IMDB, these movies have been criticized for various reasons, including cultural insensitivity, perpetuating stereotypes, and reinforcing racial biases, contributing to their reputation as racist or racially insensitive by today’s standards.

Top 12 Most Racist Disney Classics That Are Better Left in the Vault

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Exploring film history often exposes tales of awe, imagination, and cultural shifts. Did you know that there are racist undertones in many Disney classics? It makes sense as progress evolves throughout the decades, but it’s cringe-watching it now. Here is a look at the most racist Disney films.

16 Once Upon a Time Hilarious TV Sitcoms That Nobody Remembers — Do You?

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Every time I click into an article about sitcoms, these are never mentioned, and it’s a travesty! Hey, I love The Office and Friends as much as the next guy, but these sitcoms are worthy of another watch.

15 Terrible Films That Are Hilariously Bad — Do You Agree?

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While the cinema industry has given us numerous masterpieces, there’s another side that elicits a different kind of appreciation. It’s those films that are so bad that they actually become funny for viewers.

Though they lack critical acclaim, these movies have found a special place in the hearts of movie enthusiasts who want to have a good laugh. Here’s a list of 15 such cinematic disasters, and we want to know if you agree with our selection or not!

26 Movies That Prove 1985 Was One of the Best Years in Cinema

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Do you remember what Hollywood was producing in 1985? It was an awesome year for films. So, I put together a list of 26 of the absolute best of the bunch. Enjoy!