My favourite movie is SOPHIE'S CHOICE by Alan Pakula and starring the incredible MERYL STREEP. It is heavy subject matter but it is handled with such dignity and grace and is so true to William Styron's novel. Originally Barbra Streisand wanted to play Sophie.
Another of my favourites ( again with heavy subject matter ) is A BEAUTIFUL MIND with Russell Crowe. When hi wife says to him " I need to believe that something wonderful will happen. " It's one of the most poignant moments in the movie. Pity he missed out on the Oscar though.
My favorite movie of all time is MOONSTRUCK, with Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello, John Mahoney and the late Vincent Gardenia. I think that the word "beautiful" as it applies to a move refers to how that movie affects the viewer. I've watched this movie over and over since the late '80s, and I never fail to be delighted with the musical score and performances by each one of the actors. MOONSTRUCK, even more than the dramas in which Cher starred, proved to me that she was a very good (and under-appreciated) actor. Nick Cage, who can go over-the-top when allowed by his directors, was perfect casting for his role.
I also love the movie GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM, starring the late John Thaw, which was shown on PBS' Masterpiece Theatre and made available on DVD. It never fails to touch me, even though the scenes and dialogue are now familiar. This is another one that bears repeat viewing.
"Beauty", as it relates to a movie, is indeed in the eye, ear and mind of the beholder. Beauty doesn't mean the same to everyone, thank goodness.
"A Beautiful Mind" was moving, sweet, inspirational and very beautiful. "A Walk to Remember" is my favorite romantic movie, so I'd have to concur that that is a beautiful love story. "Pride and Prejudice 2005" is also a favorite; the cinematography was gorgeous and it's the adaption of one of history's most admired loved stories, so I suppose that also makes it 'beautiful.'
The Fifth Element stands out in my mind as a movie that is just perfect.
The story is simple and sweet, and it's an elegantly woven tale with an ending that makes my heart pound every time. There's no wasted talent and it's just sci-fi enough to be interesting without being overpowered by overly dramatic CGI.
I gotta say I thought about this for a while and the best I could come up with was Pan's Labyrinth. It looks beautiful AND the story is beautiful, even with all of the ugliness that's contained within it. The ending is perfectly bittersweet, and it makes me want to bawl my eyes out.
Close runner-ups: City of God, American Beauty, Mirrormask, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Children of Men, and V for Vendetta.
somewhere in time a 1980 time travel romance film starring Christopher Reeve,Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. Wow what a beautiful film it makes me cry evrytime i watch it. I think its my fav film of all time it sure touched me :-)
life is beautiful, a beautiful mind,the pianist are beautiful moviez.
BUT a beautiful movie may be difrnt for dfrnt peoople, u may find smthin as beautiful wen u find any relation for that with you
in dat wat u may like "There is Something about Mary", "Hangover" "Fun With Dick'n'Jane"
but one day one of my friend forced me to see an old b&w film "CASABLANCA", after watching that, though it was technically un comparable with any new or latest stuff , i thing i could enjoy ONE GREAT FILM, try to watch it before saying or thinking smthing abt dat
One of the most moving films I've ever seen was The Enchanted Cottage, with Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire. It's a film from 1945 about a very unattractive, shy, woman - a maid in an old honeymoon cottage. She meets a dashing young pilot who comes to rent the cottage with his intended. A year passes and in that year the pilot loses his hadsome face to a terrible plane crash, and he loses his shallow minded intended bride. He comes back to the cottage he'd once found so enchanting, only this time to hide from a life that might judge him. The maid is still there. She knows what it feels like to be unattractive and she doesn't judge him. She only see's his beautiful heart. She eventually builds his self esteem. He falls in love with her because he only see's her compassion and beautiful spirit. His parents come to visit and are stunned at his face and even more that he loves such a homely woman. They're so shallow that they don't understand that the couple fell in love with who they were, not what they were. They only saw each other with their hearts. I highly recommend this film.
Probably my altime favorite is Steele Magnolias, it was funny and light hearted at times, yet had a touching and heartwrenching story, and I feel it really did show how it is in the South the way women relate to one, really rally around when life gets too hard to bear.
The most beautiful movie I think was 'On a Clear Day you can see Forever'. I am psychic, and can therefore relate personally to such thoughts as were behind this story. Non-psychics cannot accept such ideas, because these ideas are not in their lives, in their concepts, to them there can be no reality to this type of concept; but if you yourself have such experiences you cannot deny them - they are part of your life.
Yimou's films are certainly visually gorgeous. He's got a really incredible eye for color and composition, and his movies move like water.
For me personally, when I think of beauty in film I often think of Terrence Mallick's films. They've got a sad lyricism and poetic quality, both visually and in writing and performance. "Badlands" is particularly stunning.