Top 10 movies you must watch before you turn 30.

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Movies have always been an integral part of our lives. Starting from watching animated movies for kids then changing our favorite genre to thriller horror or even maybe romance. Movies have always been our go-to for an ultimate source of entertainment. Being born in India there is hardly anything that we have close to our hearts than movies. Movies have always managed to relate to our lives in some or either way. We all have our own favorite movies which we can watch One thousand and a billion times. So here’s a list of top 10 movies you should definitely watch before you turn 30.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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Banker Andy Dufresne is convicted of a double murder even though he continues to proclaim his innocence. He’s then sentenced to a lifetime in Shawshank State Prison where he meets “Red” and faces the ugly realities of prison life. Think a little Orange Is The New Black? Or maybe not! If you’ve liked American History X, City of God or Trainspotting then this is definitely your type.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

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This Quentin Tarantino comedy crime masterpiece is a classic. With its ironic mix of violence and humor and lots of pop culture references, this movie was nominated for 7 Oscars. Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, and Uma Thurman, Pulp Fiction connects the storylines of LA mobsters, fringe players, small-time criminals and the mysterious briefcase.

The Godfather (1972)

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Who hasn’t heard of The Godfather? This film revolves around the outbreak of a gang war set in the late 1940s that took place in NYC. The Godfather has been widely regarded as one of the “greatest films in world cinema” and as one of the most influential. If that’s not enough to sell it to you, I don’t know what will.

Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind (2004)

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One of my absolute favorites. You have Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet as one of their finest moments playing the intriguing Joel and Clementine. This is also another that is best watched without any spoilers but the gist of it is that Clementine applies to undergo a procedure to erase Joel from her memories but the experience in itself allows them to truly understand what they had in the first place. Filled with beautiful quotes and really intriguing moments, this one is a top recommendation for the indie film lovers out there.

Her (2013)

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I was wondering whether I should add a new film to the list or not but this list would be incomplete without Her. In a world where artificially intelligent operating systems have become accessible to everyone and are designed to have a conscious, Theodore finds himself developing a very unlikely relationship with his OS, Samantha. This film truly touches on our dependency when it comes to technology and what our possible dystopia/utopia could look like. Very thought-provoking.

300 (2007)

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300 is an American fantasy action film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, which is a retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae. The plot is about King Leonidas who leads 300 Spartans into battle against the Persian Xerxes. Definitely a classic and one that I have watched one too many times.

Schindler’s List (1993)

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The first time I watched this movie was for History class and when I got home I decided to watch the full thing and boy was I not disappointed. Schindler’s List is considered an “epic historical drama film” directed and co-produced by the legendary Spielberg. The story is based on the life of Oskar Schindler who was a German businessman who saved more than a thousand Polish-Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.

The Dark Night (2008)

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This list would be incomplete without BATMAN. This is for you DC lovers. The film is the sequel to Batman Begins and there’s not much to say about this except the fact that it is the home of one of Heath Ledger’s best performances ever. So watch it whether superheroes are your jam or not because I guarantee you Heath Ledger will make it worth your time.

Harry Potter (2001–2011)

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“Harry Potter taught me that we can survive abuse and come out stronger than ever, Hermione taught me knowledge is power and Luna taught me that being different is okay and that you can go your own way instead of following someone else’s.

Toy Story (1995–2010)

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“Because if you haven’t watched Toy Story by the time you’re 30, seriously what are you even doing being alive?”

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