Many Israelis find themselves every year these days in front of the TV at home, looking for interesting content to watch when they have nothing better to do. So to help you choose, here are eleven legendary movies that you just have to watch, if you haven't done it before – and even if you've watched them already, it won't hurt to remember.
The following eight films were selected by ChatGPT:
This timeless classic, set during World War II, remains a symbol of romance and sacrifice. The chemistry of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, combined with the unforgettable dialogues and the audience's emotional identification with the characters, established Casablanca as one of the greatest cinematic treasures in history.
Walls of Hope (1994)
Based on a short story by legendary thriller writer Stephen King, this powerful drama follows the journey of Andy Dufrene, a banker wrongfully convicted of murder, as he navigates his life in Shawshank Prison. A story of hope, friendship and redemption, which consistently ranks at the top of the lists of the greatest films of all time.
The Godfather (1972)
This epic crime saga, considered a masterpiece, tells the story of the rise and fall of the Corleone family in the world of organized crime. The film is full of iconic performances and unforgettable moments, and even today, 51 years after its release, it remains a vital cinematic experience.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The film that revealed Quentin Tarantino's super-talent to the world, thanks to the nonlinear order of the scenes, weaves interrelated stories of crime, popular culture and dark humor. With its iconic dialogues and distinctive cinematic style, it has become a cultural phenomenon.
Studio Ghibli's animated masterpiece (2001)
creates a magical world, following a young girl's journey through a magical kingdom filled with unforgettable characters and themes of courage, friendship and self-discovery.
Nolan takes viewers of this film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, on a consciousness-bending journey into the world of dreams and the subconscious. With its mesmerizing visuals, complex plot and thought-provoking themes, this film is considered a true cinematic marvel.
The Social Network (2010)
David Fincher's fascinating drama depicts the rise of Facebook and the tumultuous relationships behind its creation. With its sharp dialogue, compelling performances and exploration of power and ambition, "The Social Network" is a modern classic.
La La Land (2016)
A musical masterpiece, depicting the bittersweet pursuit of dreams and the complexity of love in Los Angeles. With its fine acting, magical music and stunning visual design, the film rekindles the charm of old Hollywood.
This South Korean hit blurs genre boundaries, combining dark comedy, social commentary and a fascinating story. Director Bong Joon Ho's exemplary study of class dynamics keeps viewers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end.
The last two films on the list were selected by Perplexity AI:
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The psychological thriller tells the story of an FBI agent who seeks the help of a cannibal serial killer in an attempt to catch another serial killer. It's a suspenseful film that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.
Forrest Gump (1994)
This film tells the story of a man with a low IQ, who is involved in some of the most significant events in American history. It's a heartwarming and inspiring story.
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