Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Recommendations on Movies and TV Series

Recently, I got to discuss with my students some ideas that help in developing critical thinking. They asked for some recommendations and I ended up making a longish list. Here are a few things that I recommended. The list is obviously incomplete and limited by my own knowledge and memory, both. Watch these with critical mind and at your own risk.

Good Luck :)


TV Series

Hindi: Chankya, Flop Show
English: Sopranos; Mad Men; Lie to Me; Dexter; Mentalist; Game of Thrones; Big Bang Theory; FRIENDS; Sherlock (BBC); Frasier; Wonder Years; Seinfeld; Suits
Animation: South Park; Family Guy; Simpsons; Futurama

Movies

Animation Movies: Toy Story (1&2) ; Mulan ; Wall-E, Grave of the Fireflies ; Brother Bear ; Despicable Me ; The Prince of Egypt ; Mosnter Inc. ; Monster House ; Delhi Safari (Hindi) ; 

Hindi Movies: Shanghai ; Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi ; Drohkaal ; Saaraansh ; Haasil ; Darmyaan ; Daayra ; Thoda sa rumani ho jayein ; Namkeen ; Mandi ; Manorama 6 feet Under ; Mere Apne ; Anand ; Masoom ; Swades ; Dor ; Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro ; Damini ; Water ; Karz ; Corporate ; Mother India ; Peepli Live ; Raincoat ; Chittagong ;  Iqbal ; Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander ; Katha ; Maqbool ; Bol ; Bhindi Bazaar ; Angoor ; Dharm ; Love Sex Aur Dhokha ; Garm Hawa ; Khuda Ke Liye ; Koshish ; Firaaq ; Raat Gayi Baat Gayi ; Parzania ; Pushpak ; The Stoneman Murders ; Tahaan ; Road to Sangam ; Stanley Ka Dabba ; Hey Ram ; Gaman ; Satyakaam ; Waisa Bhi Hota Hai - Part 2 ; Godmother ; Maachis ; Pyasa (Guru Datt); Kaaghaz ke Phool ; Kitaab ; Socha na tha ; Lahore ; 

Other Languages: Children of Heaven (Persian) ; Bicycle Thief (Italian); City of God (Portuguese) ; Shwaas (Marathi) ; 22 June 1897 (Marathi) ; Emile (French) ; Titli (Bengali) 

English (avoiding latest / major hits) : Blood Diamond ; A Beautiful Life ; It's a Wonderful Life ; Schindler's List ; Shawshank Redemption ; Bucket List ; As Good As It Gets ; Guns of Navarone ; Last King of Scotland ; The Terminal ; Big ; Waitress ; 2 Brothers ; The Majestic ; The Gods Must Be Crazy 1 & 2 ; If Only ; The Majestic ; The Truman Show ; Forrest Gump ; Leon ; Psycho ; Clockwork Orange ; Lord of War ; Million Dollar Baby ; Munich ; Interview with the Vampire - The Vampire Chronicles ; October Sky ; The Illusionist ; Play it again Sam ; I am Sam ; Green Mile ; Cube Zero ; Crash ; The King's Speech ; In Pursuit of Happiness ; Invictus ; 127 hours ; Dances with Wolves ; Due Date ; Fight Club ; ConAir ; When Nietzsche Wept; Water for Elephants ; Man from Earth ; Hot Shots ; The Pianist ; The Blind Side...


P.S. - Let me know if you wish for a book / literature recommendation list too. Will try to prepare one! 

5 comments:

Nishant Kumar said...

Hi
These are kind of lists which open up infinite possibilities.
Some top of the mind recommendations
Movies - Up (Animation), Oh My God, Jolly LLB, Bourne Series,
TV Series - Avatar (animated again)

I am suddenly missing the DC++ of Planet-I days

Sid said...

Hi Nishant,
Thanks for adding to the list... I broadly agree to the additions!
Will have to check Avatar though :)

Priti Tiwari said...

the persian movie is children of heaven :-) not children of god about two poor siblings sharing same shoe?

Sid said...

Thanks a lot Priti ji. I was going nuts over that name and couldn't recall the exact one. I've edited it in the list now :)

Nitin Mishra said...

Few of my all time favorites:
TV Series: Band of brothers, Pacific, Breaking Bad, Homeland, House of Cards, True Detective

Movies: Kung Fu Panda, Three Kings, Life of Pi, A Beautiful Mind, Catch Me if You Can, Rescue Dawn, Dog Day Afternoon, Rush, The Great Debaters, Moneyball, Deconstructing Harry, The Grand Budapest Hotel, American History X, LA Confidential, Reservoir Dogs, Seven, Taxi Driver, The Departed, The Godfather, Following, 12 Angry Men, A Few Good Men, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, Hugo, The Prestige, Up in the Air, And Justice for All, Scent of a Woman, The King of Comedy, Charlie Wilson's War, Dallas Buyers Club, Freedom Writers, Frost-Nixon, JFK, The Shining, The School of Rock, August Rush, Shutter Island, Jerry Maguire, Inception, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, Saving Private Ryan, Philadelphia

Please don't give me poor grades for spamming your blog... :P

Nitin Mishra

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