Hollywood has made a seemingly endless assortment of films over the past 100 or so years. Many of these films have been good, some have been mediocre and some have been just plain horrible. But then, there are those few that knock the socks off of every person who goes to see it These movies never seem to get old and still manage to wow people to this day.
Why watch mediocre films like Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties when you can watch some of the best films of all time? The best films aren't golden just because of popularity; there was an enormous process that was done to these films and this process was executed perfectly. No inch went by without being plastered in gold.
Below are two movies that still manage to knock the socks off of millions of fans even to this day. They were well written, produced, directed, acted and designed. These two features are pure gold and are highly recommended for your next double feature.
1. Jaws (1975)
Jaws was one of the first enormous films director Steven Spielberg ever made. The film is filled with so many different factor that many critics have a hard time deciphering which genre it fits into. Is it a drama, an adventure, a thriller, a horror or something else entirely? The answer is, to put it simply, all of the above.
The story of the movie is essentially basic, but after the team of writers got to it, the story seemed to expand in new ways. By the time Steven Spielberg finished his work, the movie was a masterpiece that still gets my heart racing to this day. Also, let's not forget the amazing cinematography techniques that were put into it that were not commonly used at the time. Jaws was an astoundingly good film that was written perfectly and told perfectly on screen. It is every movie lover's dream.
The scene below demonstrates perfectly how well this movie was made. The different use of camera angles and the music created an eventual build up to a horrific event that was all done remarkably well.
2. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs is the second movie to watch in this double feature. It, like Jaws, was written phenomenally and brought to life perfectly. The film tells the story of an FBI trainee who is thrown into a case to try and stop an unknown serial killer with some serious problems (to put it lightly). Her best bet at catching this criminal, though, is through the help of another serial killer named Hannibal Lecter.
It's an extraordinary film that won every one of the 'Big Five' Oscars (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Actress in a Leading Role). That alone should prove how amazing this movie is. It is both a drama and a thriller, diving more into human emotions than most other movies have ever dared. It is without a doubt one of the best films ever made and a true finale to this double feature.
This scene below is an example of some of the cinematic tools that was used in the film, specifically their camera angles in conversations. The 'creepier' Hannibal Lecter gets, the closer the camera is to his face. It's all part of one big creepy process that makes this movie so satisfying.
[WARNING: There is brief foul language in the clip below]
Watching these two movies back to back is sure to make any person who is not already one into a huge movie lover. These two films are both described as being the 'perfect films' with great writing, directing, acting and cinematography coming from each. Anyone who watches these two films is sure to have a much greater fondness for the film industry than they did before.