1. Shawshank Redemption
Stephen King’s Shawshank Redemption was inspired by a true story of a prisoner who miraculously escaped from the Alcathaz. The writer added a lot of feeling into the factual story. I love this film because it’s such a great story of hope, no matter how glimmering it is.
2. Good Will Hunting
Will Hunting (Matt Demon) was a mathematical genius who ironically worked as a janitor at MIT. Because of his painful childhood experience, he grew up as a guy who’s afraid of intimacy. After he met a shrink (Robin Williams), he finally learned how to live his life.
3. Three Fugitives
As far as I remember, this film is the first romantic comedies I really enjoyed watching. The movie is a Hollywood re-production of a French film. It is a story about beautiful relationship among a criminal, a little girl and her father. I bet you would keep smiling after watching this film.
4. What dream may come
A love story between a neurologist (Robin Williams) and his wife, an artist. They both encountered lives after death but in different mode. The neurologist stayed in heaven while his wife ended up in hell because she got caught up with her own despair. The neurologist had to rescue his wife from hell.
Many scenes in this movie are so beautiful and imaginative. The background scores make you feel like you are dreaming. The plot is also based on Buddhist’s belief on life afterdeath. Don’t miss it.
5. Dead Again
6. Fan Chan
Fanchan brings us back to lives in the 80’s. It’s really a great joy to be in touch with your childhood again. The concept of this film is truly original. The one thing I like most about this Thai film is that the directors created this film from their own inspirations, not being influenced by Hollywood.