The year 2006 is surprisingly 15 years ago but somehow it feels like just a day has passed. It brought a lot of good movies and good memories, and it is but a nice feeling to take a trip down memory lane. From action movies to feel-good rom-com, there’s a movie for every occasion.
While some movies have been buried in the past and has never seen the light of day anymore, some movies stood the test of time. These films are so good that people keep coming back to them for a rewatch session thus, turning them into all-time classics.
It is quite rare for foreign films to make it to mainstream Hollywood during this decade but one of the few that successfully made it is Pan’s Labyrinth. It is a dark fantasy movie filled with stunning visuals and imaginative creatures. The movie is set in the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War and it also served as a platform for Ophelia to escape the horrors of reality that is happening around her.
The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift
Some people can say this is just another car racing movie but it built the ground where the rest of the Fast and Furious franchise is standing. The film is pretty popular as well during the year it was released. Even critics like Roger Ebert and director Christopher Nolan praised it. Another great thing about the film is the diversity of the cast. Just like the previously mentioned movie, this Asian-dominated film also made it to the mainstream media.
This epic historical movie tells the story of the Spartan army facing off against Xerxes. Apart from all the blood, gore, and violence, the film has become a cult classics. Even the iconic line, “We are Sparta!” has become a pop culture reference. Its 2014 sequel 300: Rise of an Empire is an attempt to follow the footsteps of its predecessor.
The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada has become a staple movie inspiration for people who are passionate about the fashion industry. It just captures the entire feeling of getting your first job in a glamorous company. Starring Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, and Meryl Streep, the film offers a unique and fun way to get a glimpse of the inner workings in the world of fashion, beauty, and media.
For the fans of magical thriller, The Prestige is set in Edwardian London where two rival magicians compete against each other. One of them decides to do the daring magic trick of teleportation. Meanwhile, the other one tries to uncover the secret behind it. Things went south when the magician decides to play with science which eventually drove him into madness.
Da Vinci Code
In the Paris Louvre Museum, a murder happens which led to discovering some ambiguous clues hidden in Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings. These paintings opened the door to a religious mystery from thousands of years ago. This secret, once it comes to light, will shake the entire bedrock of the Christian faith.
What’s your favorite movie that’s considered classics now? Tell us in the comments!