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265 brilliant movies for all life occasions

265 brilliant movies for all life occasions

If you're facing the ever-difficult choice of what movie to watch tonight, then you're in luck - here's a list of 265 films arranged into 22 randomly chosen categories. We here at Bright Side are certain that there's something here for everyone.

Happy viewing, and save these so you won't forget about them!

Movies which will profoundly affect your outlook on life:

  • The Butterfly Effect
  • The Bucket List
  • What Dreams May Come
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Diary of a Nymphomaniac
  • Irréversible
  • Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • The Green Mile
  • Seven Pounds
  • The Devil's Advocate
  • Limitless
  • Scent of a Woman
  • Yes Man
  • Schindler's List
  • The Dreamers
  • Forrest Gump
  • Revolver
  • Fight Club
  • Cinderella Man
  • Mr. Nobody

Movies that will motivate you:

  • Gladiator
  • Never Back Down
  • Fight Club
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • World Trade Center
  • The Secret
  • Peaceful Warrior
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Rocky
  • October Sky
  • Yamakasi
  • Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Braveheart
  • The Social Network
  • What dream may come
  • The Bucket List
  • Yes Man
  • 8 Mile
  • Mission to Mars
  • Collateral
  • Die Hard
  • Cinderella Man
  • The Next Three Days
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Boiler Room
  • Step Up
  • 1+1
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Inside I'm Dancing

Stunning movies that will make you cry:

  • Artificial Intelligence: AI
  • Hachi: A Dog's Tale
  • The Green Mile
  • Titanic
  • A Walk to Remember
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • Pay It Forward
  • Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  • Bridge to Terabithia

The best movies according to Quentin Tarantino:

  • Battle Royale
  • Anything Else
  • Audition
  • The Blade
  • Boogie Nights
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Dogville
  • Fight Club
  • Friday
  • The Insider

Top four banned and highly controversial movies:

  • House (banned in 36 countries)
  • Kursk (banned in Russia)
  • Loose Change (banned in the U.S.A)
  • Leonardo DaVinci: The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything

Some of the most thought-provoking movies about adultery:

  • Match Point
  • Unfaithful
  • Closer
  • Stricken
  • Derailed
  • Last Night
  • What Lies Beneath
  • Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
  • The Hidden Face
  • The Edge

A selection of movies about madness:

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • Black Swan
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Shutter Island
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Angels of the Universe
  • I Spit on Your Grave

Body-swap comedies:

  • It's a Boy Girl Thing
  • Me Two
  • Changeling
  • Freaky Friday
  • The Change-Up
  • Dating the Enemy
  • The Hot Chick
  • 13 going on 30

A selection of the best movies for manly men:

  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Point Break
  • Fight Club
  • Act of Valor
  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • 22 Bullets

A selection of movies for teenagers:

  • Wild Child
  • Another Cinderella Story
  • A Walk to Remember
  • LOL
  • Mean Girls
  • Step Up
  • Twilight
  • Hachi: A Dog's Tale
  • High School Musical

A unique selection of movies with Jim Carrey:

  • Mr. Popper's Penguins
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Yes Man
  • The Number 23
  • Fun with Dick and Jane
  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Bruce Almighty
  • The Majestic
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Me, Myself & Irene
  • The Truman Show
  • Liar Liar
  • The Cable Guy
  • Batman Forever
  • Dumb & Dumber
  • The Mask
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • I Love You Phillip Morris
  • Man on the Moon

A selection of the best movies with Johnny Depp:

  • Dark Shadows
  • The Notebook
  • The Tourist
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Public Enemies
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Libertine
  • Finding Neverland
  • Secret Window
  • From Hell
  • Blow
  • Chocolat
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Ninth Gate
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Donnie Brasco
  • Dead Man
  • Ed Wood
  • Edward Scissorhands

A selection of movies with Leonardo DiCaprio:

  • Inception
  • Shutter Island
  • Body of Lies
  • Revolutionary Road
  • Blood Diamond
  • The Departed
  • The Aviator
  • Gangs of New York
  • Catch Me If You Can

Nine great mystery movies:

  • The Others
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Sixth Sence
  • The Skeleton Key
  • Gothika
  • Constantine
  • 1408
  • The Omen
  • Ninth Gate

Five amazing adventure films:

  • Cast Away
  • Alive
  • 127 Hours
  • Battle Royale
  • Six Days, Seven Nights

The best disaster movies:

  • Skyline
  • I Am Legend
  • Flood
  • The Day After Tomorrow
  • The Happening
  • 2012
  • Knowing
  • World Trade Center
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

The best movies with Monica Bellucci:

  • Shoot 'Em Up
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • Wild Blood
  • Second Breath
  • The Man Who Loves
  • The Whistleblower
  • The Ages of Love
  • Don't Look Back
  • Dracula
  • Tears of the Sun

Ten of the best movies about loneliness:

  • Cast Away
  • Mulholland Dr.
  • Lost in Translation
  • Broken Flowers
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • About Schmidt
  • Wings of Desire
  • Spider
  • Chungking Express
  • Taxi Driver

Horror movies based on true stories:

  • The Girl Next Door
  • Wolf Creek
  • Zodiac
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose
  • The Strangers
  • The Haunting in Connecticut
  • An American Haunting
  • The Amityville Horror
  • Them
  • The Devil Inside
  • Evilenko
  • Manhunter
  • Rohtenburg
  • The Boston Strangler
  • Badlands
  • The Alphabet Killer
  • Citizen X
  • Bone Daddy
  • Gacy
  • Gone
  • Memories of Murder
  • Borderland
  • Frailty
  • American Crime

The most thrilling horror movies in the history of cinema:

  • Psychosis
  • Don't Look Now
  • The Wicker Man
  • The Shining
  • The Exorcist
  • Nosferatu
  • Vampire
  • Vampires
  • Peeping Tom
  • Dark Summer

A selection of the best historical films:

  • Gladiator
  • Alexander
  • Braveheart
  • Troy
  • King Arthur
  • Robin Hood
  • Joan of Arc
  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • The Last Samurai

A selection of the best science-fiction movies:

  • Blade Runner
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
  • Alien
  • Metropolis
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Planet of the Apes
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Solaris
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind