Films That Make You Fall in Love With Cinema

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The Great Escape (1963)

John Sturges recreated a real-life event but imbued it with pomp, show, humour, and heart, restating the reality prisoners of war face while still finding a lighter side to their lives.

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Edgar Wright combined a love of action films with a police procedural gone crazy, sharing his tremendous love of cinema with the audience through his hat-tips, concealed and overt, and through his craft.

The Dark Knight (2008)

Christopher Nolan reimagined the grammar and telling of the superhero film, reframing a classic narrative in straighter dramatic fashion that got blown up on IMAX unlike anything before it.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Wes Anderson's film about a famous hotel concierge in 20th century Europe was all sorts of whimsical delight and kooky sorrow, and the craft only made it better.

La La Land (2016)

Damien Chazelle reignited an interest in musicals with his LA-set romance about a struggling musician and a struggling actress which alternated between grim reality and flights of fancy.

Paddington 2 (2017)

The second film about the adventures of the bear from Darkest Peru bettered the first in multiple ways, and it also elevated the idea of just how visual effects and live-action could intermingle in an emotional sense.

The Fabelmans (2022)

Steven Spielberg's retelling of his childhood puts the audience at the receiving end of the sheer magic of cinema, and how it can often change things completely.

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