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I am an Indian Chartered Accountant living in Dubai. I did NOT watch many movies till 2010. In the beginning of 2011, I decided to compensate for this by watching some great movies.

I did extensive research on the internet. My aim was to search for, find, and watch: Movies of Class & Movies with lessons to learn from. Though these were primary criteria, since I watched these movies spread throughout the year 2011 & till date, I had some valuable diverse additions to the list as well depending on certain periodic influences. This list is arrived at after watching around three times the total number of carefully chosen movies. I believe rejections improved the quality of this list.

The movies in this list are real class apart. You would enjoy watching them greatly if you share my taste, learning objective & level of intellect.

Each movie is a warehouse of inspirational ideas, stories, dialogues and examples. For the first few movies, I have wrote down below, a few key lessons which I learned from them. Kindly let me know your of your opinions or feedback by replying to this post. Thank you & Best Wishes- Prince Pratap
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The Matrix (1999)
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A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
“ A true timeless classic. Perfection of a movie. I watched this movie more than 50 times so far, and still counting :). The movie is so deep. It teaches the philosophy of life in simple language. You will find yourself in this movie. ” - princepratap
Avatar (2009)
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A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. (162 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Lessons Learned from the Movie:
1. The universe is alive, so interconnected. If you are in alignment with the nature and do what is ethically right, the universe/nature itself will come to your aid, even changing its normal set of rules.
2. Care, nurture and preserve mother Earth, instead of giving in to the greed.
3. Fear nothing ” - princepratap
Forrest Gump (1994)
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Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Lessons Learned from the Movie:

You don't have to be smart to become a super achiever. Single minded focus on one thing at a time can create miracles. The hero was kind of stupid (as the stupid does); still he become number one in many fields. Not all at once, but at different points of time. How? He single mindedly focused on that one thing. Without doubting or questioning, he obeyed what his trusted friends asked him to do. E.g. " Run Forrest Run". And, Secret of Ping Pong success: "Never take eye off the ball"......

You have to do the best with what God gave you.

I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it's both. Maybe both is happening at the same time.

A Promise is a Promise. ” - princepratap
Inception (2010)
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A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
“ What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed - fully understood - that sticks; right in there in brain.

I bought the airline. It seemed neater.

Downwards is the only way forwards.

No. No, no. I was disappointed... that you tried (to be me instead of being you) ” - princepratap
Batman Begins (2005)
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After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it. (140 mins.)
“ So many lessons, To name a few:
1. And why do we fall? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up again.
2. To manipulate the fears of others, you must first learn to master your own.
3. It's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you. ” - princepratap
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ Luke: I don't think so. I'm looking for a great warrior.
Yoda: Ohhh. Great warrior. [laughs and shakes his head] Wars not make one great.

Yoda: Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained. A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away... to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things.

Yoda: You must unlearn what you have learned.

Yoda: Yes, run! Yes, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan's apprentice.
Luke: Vader... Is the dark side stronger?
Yoda: No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive.
Luke: But how am I to know the good side from the bad?
Yoda: You will know... when you are calm, at peace, passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, NEVER for attack.
Luke: But tell my why I can't...
Yoda: No, no! There is no "why".

Luke: All right, I'll give it a try.
Yoda: No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

Luke: I don't, I don't believe it.
Yoda: That is why you fail. ” - princepratap
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ Key Lessons / Interesting Ideas from the movie - Prince Pratap:

Your positive attitude, consistent action can get you what you want irrespective of the adversest circumstances.

Your tool is not as important as your will power

That's all it takes really, pressure, and time.

I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.

And if you've come this far, maybe you're willing to come a little further. ” - princepratap
Fight Club (1999)
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An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Key Lessons / Interesting Ideas from the movie - Prince Pratap:

Tyler Durden: You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your *beep* khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.

Narrator: On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

Tyler Durden: First you have to give up, first you have to *know*... not fear... *know*... that someday you're gonna die.

Tyler Durden: The things you own end up owning you.

Tyler Durden: Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions.

Tyler Durden: Self improvement is masturbation. Now self destruction...

Tyler Durden: We're a generation of men raised by women. I'm wondering if another woman is really the answer we need.

Tyler Durden: It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything. ” - princepratap
Schindler's List (1993)
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In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. (195 mins.)
“ Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire. ” - princepratap
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. (169 mins.)
“ Be fearless and take action. You have all the resources they need. Then why you are afraid to act. - The scene from the movie on this was really touching: Cpl. Timothy P. Upham (Character) carrying all the ammunition his colleagues (out of ammunition while fighting the enemy) need still, unable to move forward due to fear.

Captain Miller: Earn this.

Private Ryan: You can tell my mother that when you found me, I was with the only brothers I had left. And that there was no way I was deserting them. I think she'd understand that. ” - princepratap
V for Vendetta (2005)
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In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman. (132 mins.)
Director: James McTeigue
“ Lessons:
1. That small portion within your mind that is truly yourself is cannot be conquered by an outsider. Through pain sometimes we find our values. And find integrity.
2. Give hope to people , inspire them, moivate them for action.
3. An idea cannot be killed ” - princepratap
Limitless (2011)
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With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
“ Imagine the greatness you can attain through using your mind & brain 100% ” - princepratap
Big Fish (2003)
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A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life. (125 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
X-Men: First Class (2011)
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In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III. (132 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ Impossible is Nothing ” - princepratap
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ This thriller teeters on the edge between psychological study and all-out horror, and benefits greatly from stellar performances by Anthony Hopkins (a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath) and Jodie Foster (a to be enrolled lady FBI agent who is a mission to identify & capture a psychotic serial killer at large).

This was a tough choice to be included in my list. I was wondering what is inspirational about this movie. Then i could find the following:
1. Lady FBI Agents fearlessness, her winning trust/compassion of a prisoner who could help the investigation (Hannibal Lecter), her intelligence, perseverance, compassion towards to be victims of a psychotic serial killer
2. Hannibal Lecter's intelligence, psychological skills, shrewdness ” - princepratap
Hero (2002)
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A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors. (99 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ Lessons:
1. "I have just come to a realization! This scroll by Broken Sword contains no secrets of his swordsmanship. What this reveals is his highest ideal. In the first state, man and sword become one and each other. Here, even a blade of grass can be used as a lethal weapon. In the next stage, the sword resides not in the hand but in the heart. Even without a weapon, the warrior can slay his enemy from a hundred paces. But the ultimate ideal is when the sword disappears altogether. The warrior embraces all around him. The desire to kill no longer exists. Only peace remains."
2. Choose & use weapon after assessing the enemy. "Sky" don't even remove his sword/sphere from the leather cover when a bunch of kings men came to fight him. And then he defeated all of them single-handed. But when Jet Li come rushing towards him, he ("Sky") understands this fighter is different. and to survive he have to use his weapon to the fullest. We all can sense each other's capability quick. Its in our blood. Trust your intuition & subconscious.
3. A large part of all the fights happen in the mind. For e.g. the fight between "Sky" & "Local Perfect"(Jet Li). And when the music stops understand that it is high time to start the fight ;) ” - princepratap
The Truman Show (1998)
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An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Key Lessons / Interesting Ideas from the movie - Prince Pratap:

There are no secrets in your life. Everything is public ultimately. Someone is watching you always. Call it any name you like - God, Universe, your conscience etc. ” - princepratap
Peaceful Warrior (2006)
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A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast. (120 mins.)
Director: Victor Salva
“ Socrates: Where are you?
Dan Millman: Here.
Socrates: What time is it?
Dan Millman: Now.
Socrates: What are you?
Dan Millman: This moment.

“Everything has a purpose, even this, and it's up to you to find it.”

“Death isn't sad. The sad thing is: most people don't live at all.”

“The ones who are hardest to love are usually the ones who need it the most.”

“The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.”

“A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does.” ” - princepratap
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
“ Lessons:
1. Sense of humor even in life threatening situations
2. Importance of positive attitude that can make you a winner ” - princepratap
Dances with Wolves (1990)
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Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military. (181 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
“ Major Fambrough: You wish to see the frontier?
John Dunbar: Yes sir, before it's gone.

Stands With a Fist: [translating for Kicking Bird] He thanks Dances with Wolves for coming.
John Dunbar: Who is Dances with Wolves?
Stands With a Fist: It is the name all the people are calling you now.

John Dunbar: [voice-over] Nothing I have been told about these people is correct. They are not thieves or beggars. They are not the bogeymen they are made out to be. On the contrary, they are polite guest and I enjoy their humor.

John Dunbar: [voice-over] It was hard to know how to feel. I had never been in a battle like this one. This had not been a fight for territory or riches or to make men free. This battle had no ego. It had been fought to preserve the food stores that would see us through winter, to protect the lives of women and children and loved ones only a few feet away. I felt a pride I had never felt before. ” - princepratap
The Prestige (2006)
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Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. (130 mins.)
“ Cutter: Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course... it probably isn't. The second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret... but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call "The Prestige"." ” - princepratap
Groundhog Day (1993)
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A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ We escape the routine when we excel in it. People are the key to your success. ” - princepratap
Gladiator (2000)
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When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. (155 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Lessons:
1. Strength & Honor
2. What we do in life echoes in eternity
3. Win the crowd ” - princepratap
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Lessons:
1. Just see what mind can create
2. Each must find his own perfect 10 :) ” - princepratap
Eat Pray Love (2010)
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A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself". (133 mins.)
Director: Ryan Murphy
“ God lives within you as you; within me as me.

Liz Gilbert: Maybe my life hasn't been so chaotic. It's just the world that is and the only real trap is getting attached to any of it. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation. ” - princepratap
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
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A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad. (131 mins.)
“ Grandfather: [whispering to boy aiming rifle] I am a stone. I do not move. Very slowly, I put snow in my mouth. Then he won't see my breath. I take my time. I let him come closer. I have only one bullet. I aim at his eye. Very gently, my finger presses on the trigger. I do not tremble. I have no fear. I'm a big boy now. Ready Vassili? Now, Vassili, fire!

Nikita Khrushchev: Vodka is a luxury we have. Caviar is a luxury we have. Time is not. ” - princepratap
Ghajini (2008)
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A short-term memory loss patient sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girl. (183 mins.)
Director: A.R. Murugadoss
“ Lessons:
1. If you have a goal and if you care about your goal no one can stop you from attaining your goal (even your own short term memory loss).
2. Superior lifestyle of corporate business owners (luxury cars, private flights, Managerial subordinates....) ” - princepratap
Rang De Basanti (2006)
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The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom. (157 mins.)
“ Lessons:
1. Importance of taking responsibility E.g. a. For transforming the nation (fighting against the corrupt system), b. For your actions (killing the corrupt defense minister.)
2. The transformation which can happen in the lives of brat students when they become part of a bigger cause.
3. Centuries can go by, and still things can remain the same for people.

Rang.De.Basanti.2006.H.264.720p.Upscaled.DVDRiP.RRG.SoLiD ” - princepratap
3 Idiots (2009)
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Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots". (170 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
“ Lessons:
1. Make your passion your profession. That is the key to your super achievement in any field
2. There is a need for revamping conventional education system.
3. The difference between knowledge and its application.

3.Idiots.2009.SWESUB.DVDRip.XviD-Pride86 ” - princepratap
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
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The truth behind the ascension of Milkha "The Flying Sikh" Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition. (186 mins.)
“ That day when I,
Make sparrows fight the eagles,
Transform jackal into a Lion,
Make one fight an army of 125000,
Then only my name is 'Guru Govind Singh'. ” - princepratap
Anand (1971)
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The classic story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend. (122 mins.)
Udaan (2010)
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Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father. (134 mins.)
“ Taking responsibility out of love ” - princepratap
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal. (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Lessons:
Send help from future to the current you. Save you now, Save you for the future, Support you, Help you now with help from the future you. ” - princepratap
Amélie (2001)
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Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
“ So different, so nice a movie :)

So, my little Amélie, you don't have bones of glass. You can take life's knocks. If you let this chance pass, eventually, your heart will become as dry and brittle as my skeleton. So, go get him, for Pete's sake! ” - princepratap
Transformers (2007)
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An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager. (144 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ Lessons:
1. Act when opportunity appears; she can be yours for ever (how the hero of the movie finds his girlfriend)
2. There is a very good chance that we (earth & its living creatures) are not alone in the universe.
3. Be true friends with the powerful, it may help you sometimes. ” - princepratap
The Bucket List (2007)
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Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die. (97 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Edward Cole: Here's something to remember when you're older Thomas - never pass up a bathroom, never waste a hard-on, and never trust a fart.

Carter Chambers: You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you. ” - princepratap
Finding Nemo (2003)
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After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. (100 mins.)
“ Lessons:
Secrets behind great achievement: 1. Strong emotional, pressing Reason (finding his only son & bringing him back home) 2. Friends to help you and accompany you 3. Getting help on the way 4. Never giving up, Never even thinking of backtracking 5. In short: Just Believing it & Doing it. ” - princepratap
Toy Story (1995)
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A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. (81 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
Ratatouille (2007)
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A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant. (111 mins.)
Shrek (2001)
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After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, an ogre agrees to rescue a princess for a villainous lord in order to get his land back. (90 mins.)
Rocky (1976)
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Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
“ Mickey: Women weaken legs!

Paulie: [talking about Adrian] You like her?
Rocky: Sure, I like her.
Paulie: What's the attraction?
Rocky: I dunno... she fills gaps.
Paulie: What's 'gaps'?
Rocky: I dunno, she's got gaps, I got gaps, together we fill gaps. ” - princepratap
Dead Poets Society (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith. (129 mins.)
“ Seraph: Did you always know?
The Oracle: Oh, no. No, I didn't. But I believed... I believed. ” - princepratap
TRON: Legacy (2010)
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The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world. (125 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old glory. (136 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
A Room with a View (1985)
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When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views... (117 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ I don't care what I see outside. My vision is within! Here is where the birds sing! Here is where the sky is blue! ” - princepratap
Yes Man (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A guy challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year. (104 mins.)
Director: Peyton Reed
“ Lessons:

1. Say yes, that way you say yes to the opportunities which life has to offer to you
2. Importance of having fun in life, fear less and lead the life which you want to lead, attract peple you like into your life
3. One thing leads to another, things are not what they looklike, opportunities can come in any form/each situation has in itself seed of opportunity (even as a homeless begger) ” - princepratap
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Spirited Away (2001)
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During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
The Killing Fields (1984)
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A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody "Year Zero" cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million "undesirable" civilians. (141 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity. (149 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
The Sixth Sense (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. (107 mins.)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" (120 mins.)
Nandanam (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Balamani the devotee of Guruvayoorappan has only one friend and that is Guruvayoorappan. (145 mins.)
Director: Renjith
“ Belief creates the real thing. ” - princepratap
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged. (155 mins.)
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Barfi! (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's definition of normal and abnormal. (151 mins.)
Director: Anurag Basu
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An eight-year-old boy is thought to be lazy and a trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school. (165 mins.)
Director: Aamir Khan
“ Lessons:
1. Different people have different abilities, be a little more helpful & patient
2. Cause & Effect theory: Find the root cause of the problem to correct it.
3. We need teachers who are more compassionate than perfect.

Taare.Zameen.Par.2007.DVDRip.XviD-SaM ” - princepratap
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A smuggler rises to power in in 1970s Mumbai, a younger gangster seeks to overthrow him, and a police officer is caught in the middle. (134 mins.)
Director: Milan Luthria
“ Story of a real life hero- A good gangster who ruled the great city of Mumbai/Bombay decades ago.

Lessons: So many of them (just listed down a few below)
1. How big you shall become is dependent on how big your heart is. "Your pocket is empty, But when you speak, I feel that I am listening to an Emperor"
2. "Whose Destiny is the same are bound to meet up in the path"
3. "A man's greatest weakness is always more powerful than his greatest strength"
4. "When a man becomes immensely passionate about something, that passion becomes his true identity".

Once Upon A Time In Mumbai{2010}.x264..720p.UPSCALE.DVDRip.~PeArL@~=M2TV=~ ” - princepratap
Scarface (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. (170 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.

All I have in this world is my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one.

The only thing in this world that gives orders... is balls. Do you have that. ” - princepratap
Rakhta Charitra (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A killer bandit decides to become a politician in order to avenge deaths in his family. (125 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
“ One of the most violent movies I have ever watched. I rate it above "The Godfather".

1. Importance of having strong willed/morally upright sons (to take revenge on your behalf, if need be).
2. End justifies means
3. Enemy should be crushed completely and mercilessly
4. Importance of emotions & purpose in achieving goals- Goal achievement does not happen automatically. Strong emotional reasons prompts faster acheivement.

Rakta Charitra 1 (2010) 1CD DvDrip x264 E Subs - AxN - Team DhRz ” - princepratap
The Godfather (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
Seven Samurai (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Gandhi (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
Men in Black 3 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. (106 mins.)
“ - Sending help from the future
-Make your present decisions wisely, it has infinite implications ” - princepratap
Pay It Forward (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance. (123 mins.)
Director: Mimi Leder
50/50 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
The Illusionist (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing. (110 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
Life of Pi (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. (127 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of a missing dolphin mascot of a football team. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
Click (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices. (107 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci
Despicable Me (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better. (95 mins.)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. (98 mins.)
Up (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway. (96 mins.)
The Incredibles (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. (115 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
Chicken Run (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When a bird "flies" into a chicken farm, the fellow chickens see him as an opportunity to escape their evil owners. (84 mins.)
Léon: The Professional (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade. (110 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor. (156 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Fast Five (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent. (131 mins.)
Director: Justin Lin
The Social Network (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
Guru (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history. (166 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
“ Lessons:

1. Dream big, Take action and Conquer achievement & success
2. Understand the system, understand how it works, appeal to the innate motivations of people, smile often/have sense of humor (this way you enter hearts of people), be a model/inspiration to others
3. Know that you are going to be great, instead of just being confident ” - princepratap
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Harpreet Singh Bedi (Ranbir Kapoor) has just graduated, and his marks are, well, let's say a little embarrassing... (150 mins.)
Director: Shimit Amin
Chak de! India (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A disgraced hockey player coaches the women's national team to win back his honor and dignity. (153 mins.)
Director: Shimit Amin
Om Shanti Om (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In the 1970s, Om, an aspiring actor, is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find Shanti, the love of his previous life. (162 mins.)
Director: Farah Khan
Seabiscuit (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation. (140 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
Invictus (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. (134 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Invincible (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976. (105 mins.)
Director: Ericson Core
“ Hero tasted success at a big level when he teared away negative affirmation about him.

Success happens when you combine passion with profession.

You can be an inspiration to a lot of people whom you don't know personally. (E.g. A man (Hero's dad) survives his 30 years of tough life based on the inspiration he received from a miraculous touchdown of his state football team hero.) ” - princepratap
Hoosiers (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship. (114 mins.)
Director: David Anspaugh
“ Shows how an unknown school team go on to win a prestigious tournament. Some great inspirational quotes in it:

Coach Norman Dale: Strap, God wants you on the floor.

Coach Norman Dale: My practices aren't designed for your enjoyment.

Coach Norman Dale: I've seen you guys can shoot but there's more to the game than shooting. There's fundamentals and defense.

Coach Norman Dale: If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don't care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we're gonna be winners. ................ ” - princepratap
Up in the Air (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
With a job traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham enjoys his life living out of a suitcase, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a new hire and a potential love interest. (109 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ Family cures loneliness. Concentrate on relationships that are more permanent instead of wasting time on nsa. People cater to their self interest only, that is why miles are the goal of business traveler instead of austerity. ” - princepratap
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug. (169 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
Last Man Standing (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town. (101 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ Key Lessons / Interesting Ideas from the movie - Prince Pratap:

Respect women, especially the cute ones;)

John Smith: [narrating] For most of my life I made my own rules. You don't do any favors. You don't ask for any. Watch the percentages. But you can know the rules and still do the wrong thing. The only thing I knew for sure was this: Strozzi, Doyle, and every son of a bitch that worked for them... they were all going to be better off dead.

John Smith: And that was it. It ended about the same place where it started, out in the desert on the road to Mexico. I was just as broke as when I arrived, but something would turn up. It always does. ” - princepratap
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Key Lessons / Interesting Ideas from the movie - Prince Pratap:

Effectiveness is not in speaking too much. The hero (the good) speaks only to the bare minimum requirement with maximum effectiveness. He was the smartest this way.

Don't be greedy. A man need only so much money. Sharing & kindness gives you moral, karmic credits which can be used in future.

Don't take yourself, and your physical comforts too seriously. What is important is where you are going and the principles you live by.

When you have to shoot...Shoot! Don't talk.

You never know when a Bill Carson (fortune) suddenly appear in front of you. Keep your eyes open :) ” - princepratap
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
Open Range (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman. (139 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
“ Key Lessons / Interesting Ideas from the movie - Prince Pratap:

When you do what is right, even strangers come for your help. You don't need associates accumulated overtime against money.

Small selfless sacrifices can do a great deal for you in return (though expected nothing in return). E.g. saving the dog in the flood, gifting Cuban cigars to the guy, etc.

"People get confused in this life about what they want, and what they've done, and what they think they should've because of it. Everything they think they are or did, takes hold so hard that it won't let them see what they can be

We come for justice, not vengeance. Now them is two different things.

Well you may not know this, but there's things that gnaw at a man worse than dying." ” - princepratap
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Key Lessons / Interesting Ideas from the movie - Prince Pratap:

Never loose your control over yourself. Always be in control.

Don't be sleepwalking in your life. Live with awareness. The her types in a thousand times "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" without really understanding it and doing something about it. ” - princepratap
Into the Wild (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. (148 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
“ Key Lessons / Interesting Ideas from the movie - Prince Pratap:

Christopher McCandless: The core of mans' spirit comes from new experiences.

Christopher McCandless: Happiness only real when shared. ” - princepratap
Good Will Hunting (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (126 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
Paprika (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it. (90 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
Never Back Down (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A frustrated and conflicted teenager arrives at a new highschool to discover an underground fightclub and meet a classmate who begins to coerce him into fighting. (110 mins.)
Director: Jeff Wadlow