Movies From All Different Genres That You Should Watch This Year

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Movies are a powerful medium that have a profound impact on culture. There’s no denying that everyone likes a good movie. Regardless of genre, films can leave a deep emotional impact on a person depending on their own personal life experiences and tastes.  They can also serve as a means to teach us lessons about life, broadening our perspectives as a whole. Not only that, watching a movie with friends especially is a great means for fellow humans to bond and have great conversations over. Regardless of your personal beliefs, there’s no denying movies definitely have power over our lives.

Here is a compilation of movies from all different sorts of different genres that should be given a watch at least once in your life, ranging from more popular movies to lesser known ones. What makes a movie good is its ability to evoke emotion on a personal and spiritual level, and these movies may just do the job for you.

Titanic (1997)

We’ve all heard of this one! Released in 1997, Titanic is a story of romance, of love, at its finest. Featuring breathtaking visuals, memorable characters and heavenly music, Titanic is an unforgettable tale that will continue to live on in our hearts as the years go on by.

If you haven’t seen this hit movie already, what are you waiting for? It’s been re-released in theaters since February 10th, so check it out if you can!

Don’t Look Up (2021)

Don’t Look Up (2021) is a movie we didn’t expect, but the one we truly needed. Featuring a cast of well-known celebrities, superb production values, and a powerful message, Don’t Look Up is a black comedy with surprising emotional depth. The movie is hilarious, all while containing profound deeper messages throughout the film about what we as a whole prioritize in society. If you’re looking for a comedy with a somber, emotional and philosophical edge to it, Don’t Look Up is the movie for it.

Marley and Me (2008)

There’s no denying that dogs are man’s best friend. A movie for the whole family to enjoy, Marley and Me is a story about life and owning and loving a rambunctious dog. This movie is simultaneously funny, charming, and tear-jerking, and shows what it’s like to own a dog that is out of control. An underrated movie, but a great one; for all ages, especially.

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The Notebook (2004)

Another romance and arguably one of the greatest ones of all time, the Notebook is a classic for all fans of the genre. Even if you don’t like romance, the Notebook is guaranteed to stir emotion even in the coldest of hearts.

Fantasia (2000)

Combining traditional animation and famous pieces of classical music, Fantasia (2000) by Disney is an experience everyone of all ages should be subject to at least once in their life. This movie contains some of the best traditional animation the world has ever seen, and when you combine that with some of the most beautiful music to exist from well-known classical composers, you get an other-worldly experience.

Avatar and Avatar 2 (2009 and 2022, respectively)

Another film from the famous director James Cameron, the Avatar films are a must for any movie lover. They feature some of the best visuals of all time, breath-taking action scenes, and messages regarding spirituality that are needed especially in today’s society, especially in the sequel. They are movies containing elements of all different sorts of genres, so it’s likely you will find something in one of the movies that will speak to you especially.

WALL-E (2008)

This movie was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. And for good reason. The movie is fantastic. Featuring a lovable main character and adventures in space, WALL-E is a good time for anyone of any age.

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Parasite (2019)

A more somber movie on the list, but one everyone should watch regardless. This movie showcases the struggles of living poor in South Korea and the lengths people will go to pull themselves out of that situation— but the lengths to go to “better” their lives is far from morally sound. The movie is rather dark but it earned an Academy Award for a reason—it’s just that good.

The Dark Knight (2008)

Debatably one of the greatest superhero and Batman movies of all time. The Dark Knight will is a must for any lovers for the characters and genre.

Princess Mononoke (1997)

Another stellar work of animation. Princess Mononoke is a Japanese animated film featuring complex themes of nature and spirituality, similar to Avatar. Anyone of any age can find meaning in these themes and the story this movie tells.

Mamma Mia (2008)

If you’re looking for a fun, silly musical with gorgeous visuals, Mamma Mia is highly enjoyable. The songs, taken from ABBA, will stick in your brain long after you’re done watching the movie, and you will get a thrill out of watching the silly adventures the characters go on throughout the film.

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