Inglorious Basterds (2009)

Director: Quentin Tarantino7736093674_2e8414a35c_o

Writer: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent

Description: Two storylines are followed in this Oscar winning movie about Nazi-occupied France. First, a group of Jewish U.S soldiers who plots several attacks against the Nazis without mercy. Second, a French girl who had to watch her family slaughtered by Nazi soldiers, and who is now fully grown up and ready to plan her revenge. The storylines align, and with the help of a German actress and a movie theater, they plan to assassinate a group of Nazi leaders. Quentin Tarantino did it once again, with superb directing and script, and the work of supporting actor Christoph Waltz, who deservedly got an Oscar for his role in this movie.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Other notable cast: Michael Fassbender, Til Schweiger, Daniel Brühl

Favorite quote: “I’m gonna give you a little somethin’ you can’t take off.”

Recommended audience: 16+

Batman Begins (2005)

Director: Christopher NolanMV5BNTM3OTc0MzM2OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNzUwMTI3._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_

Writer: Bob Kane, David S. Goyer

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson

Description: Oscar nominated start of the famous Batman trilogy by Christopher Nolan. Watch as the wealthy and famous Bruce Wayne put his riches aside, and go into training mentored by the fearless Ra’s Al Ghul. Bruce Wayne becomes Batman and fights for Gotham City against Scarecrow and the League of Shadows. This is without a doubt the start of the best three Batman films ever made, and one of the greater trilogies of our time. You do NOT need to be a fan of superhero movies to enjoy this.

Rating: 8.8 / 10

Other notable cast: Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, Gary Oldman, Katie Holmes, Morgan Freeman

Favorite quote:You must become more than just a man in the mind of your opponent.”

Recommended audience: 15+

Gladiator (2000)

Director: Ridley ScottMV5BMTgwMzQzNTQ1Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMDY2NTYxMTE@._V1_UY1200_CR90,0,630,1200_AL_

Writer: David Franzoni

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen

Description: Five time Oscar winner, this movie tells the epic story of a Roman general turned slave turned gladiator, played by Russell Crowe. It will give you goosebumps all the way through. Great acting, well written and no one else than Ridley Scott in the directors chair. Add Hans Zimmer composing the soundtrack and it becomes a movie of the ages.

Rating: 9.2 / 10

Other notable cast: Oliver Reed, Tomas Arana, Djimon Hounsou

Favorite quote:What we do in life, echoes in eternity.

Recommended audience: 14+