5 Hollywood cult classics to watch during self-isolation

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5 Hollywood cult classics to watch during self-isolation

Apr 05, 2020 16:00 IST

The lockdown due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has given all of us time to revisit some of our favourite films. Here's our list of cult Hollywood classic you must re-watch this quarantine. 'The Godfather' | 1972 Where to watch: Netflix Director Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Godfather' stars Marlon Brando & Al Pacino in lead roles and revolves around the life of an aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty who sees his empire crumble till it is eventually taken over by his son. 'The Godfather' is the first film of a trilogy and its one of greatest gangster films of all time. The Matrix | 1999 Where to watch: Disney+Hotstar The Matrix is easily one of the best science fiction films of all time. Starring Keanu Reeves in the lead, the film depicts a dystopian future where humanity is unknowingly trapped inside a simulated reality. Its been 21 years since the film first releases and it continues to be a hot favourite of science-fiction fans. 'The Shawshank Redemption' | 1994 Where to watch: Netflix There have been very few films that talk about hope and optimism with such depth as 'The Shawshank Redemption'. Featuring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman in the lead, the film follows the life of two men in jail and the bond they develop, as they find solace and redemption through acts of common decency. 'Psycho' | 1960 Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video Are you into filmmaking? Well, then Alfred Hitchcock’s 'Psycho' is a lesson in filmmaking. Known to be a benchmark in crime thrillers, the 1960 classic film is a story of an inn-keeper named Norman Bates who appears to be normal, but is somehow involved in the murder of a woman who once stayed at his inn. 'The Shining' | 1980 Where to watch: Netflix Directed by Stanley Kubrick, 'The Shining' is a psychological horror film, adapted from Stephen King’s novel by the same name. Featuring Jack Nicholson in the lead, the film centres around the life of a family who head to an isolated hotel for the winter, where isolation causes the father to lose his sanity.

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