10 films to watch that have become cinematic classics

Author of the article: Tatiana Zhakova
Journalist, linguist, teacher of storytelling with 10 years of experience
In 2015 she created and promoted her project about Nizhny Novgorod, nnstories.ru, after which she created a course called "Storytelling: How to Tell Your Story" based on it. Over 4,000 students have taken the course.

A linguist by education, she quickly masters new areas. Now she is actively studying screenwriting and storytelling in movies/serials, and writes about it in her project's blog.
You know I'm a real movie buff, right? Last year I took a course on the history of cinema from Right Hemisphere Introverts, made myself a list of important movies and now I follow it when I choose what to watch in the evening.

I've already watched a lot and I want to draw your attention to some pictures.

But by the way, would you be interested if I made a list of films that are must-see for me? And gave it to you? Write in the comments!

"The Shining."

- Stephen King's adaptation of the strange hotel and its caretaker's family. Incredible visual orgasm, it is recommended to compare with "The Grand Budapest" .

Hitchcock's "Psycho."

- A black-and-white horror film about a hotel where young girls constantly go missing. And about the difficulty of separating from their parents.

"A Nightmare on Elm Street"

- is another horror film about the famous Freddy Krueger and teenagers fighting evil. Did you find out which of today's "wrestlers" Nancy looks like?

"Once Upon a Time in America."

- a gangster 4-hour saga about a group of friends who grew up in a poor neighborhood and are now "in charge of everything together. The progenitor of all "gangs" and other romanticized gangsters.

"From Dusk Till Dawn."

- A vampire story with Quentin Tarantino. Very bloody, epic and cringe-worthy, but perfect for a laugh and a tickle of the nerves.

"The Wizard of Oz."

- a kindly children's story where all the special effects of the magical city were still achieved by puppets and sets. But it is considered one of the key films of American cinema.

"Rosemary's Baby."

- is a beautiful, but also creepy story about a pregnant girl who is gassed by her husband and neighbors. She keeps thinking they want to take her baby away from her. Or... doesn't she?

"American Beauty."

- is a story about a mid-life crisis and beauty in its various manifestations. The movie has a very quiet vibe and at the same time it has completely original plot twists.

"Basic Instinct."

- full of sex, beautiful vistas and dangerous literature. It's a breathtaking movie, and it also features that famous scene with Sharon Stone crossing her legs.


- A nostalgic novel about immigrants, first love, and the unknown around us.
What did you see on this list?
What did you like?