Leaving An Impact: 12 Incredible Films That Stay With You

Ready for a cinematic experience like no other? These films are more than just entertaining. They are masterpieces that will leave a lasting impression on you.

From heart-wrenching dramas to thought-provoking thrillers, these films will remain with you even after the end credits have finished. So get ready to have your emotions challenged, and your perspective shifted as you dive into these phenomenal films.


Field of Dreams
Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

Field of Dreams is a fantasy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, and Amy Madigan. The film is about an Iowa corn farmer who hears a voice that tells him to build a baseball field on his land and the people he meets there.


Blue Valentine
Image Credit: The Weinstein Company.

Blue Valentine is a drama film starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, directed by Derek Cianfrance. The film tells the story of a couple’s relationship, from the beginning of their courtship to the breakdown of their marriage. In addition, the film explores the complexities and nuances of love and relationships.


Good Will Hunting
Image Credit: Miramax Pictures.

This drama stars Matt Damon as Will Hunting, a janitor at MIT who is also a brilliant mathematician. When a professor takes an interest in him, Will is forced to confront his past and the potential of his future. The film also stars Robin Williams, who won an Academy Award for his role as Will’s therapist.


Apocalypse Now
Image Credit: United Artists.

This war film, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, stars Martin Sheen as a US Army officer sent on a dangerous mission to assassinate a rogue colonel during the Vietnam War. The film is a powerful exploration of the horror and insanity of war. It is considered a classic of modern cinema.

5. LOCKE (2013)

Locke (2013)
Image Credit: A24.

This drama stars Tom Hardy as Ivan Locke, a man whose life unravels during a high-stakes construction project. The film takes place entirely in a car and explores how one man’s choices can have far-reaching consequences.

6. COME AND SEE (1985)

Come and See (1985)
Image Credit: Sovexportfilm.

This Soviet war film takes place during the German occupation of Belarus during World War II. It follows the story of a young boy and his experiences during the war. The film is considered a masterpiece of war cinema. It is known for its brutal and unflinching portrayal of the horrors of war.


Children of Men (2006)
Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

Children of Men is a dystopian sci-fi film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, and Michael Caine. The film shows a future where humanity has become infertile, and the last remaining human is set to be born soon. 

The story follows a man, Theo (played by Owen), who helps a young woman, Kee (played by Clare-Hope Ashitey), who is pregnant and the only hope for humanity’s survival.

8. LA DOLCE VITA (1960)

La Dolce Vita (1960)
Image Credit: Pathé Consortium Cinéma.

La Dolce Vita is a drama film directed by Federico Fellini, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg. The film depicts a journalist’s decadent and hedonistic lifestyle in Rome as he moves through a series of relationships and experiences over a week.

9. NEVER LET ME GO (2010)

Never Let Me Go Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan
Image Credit: Searchlight Pictures.

It is a science fiction drama film directed by Mark Romanek, starring Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, and Andrew Garfield.

The story is in an alternate version of England, where human clones are raised for organ donation. The film explores the emotional lives of the clones and their relationships with each other.


My Dinner With Andre (1981)
Image Credit: New Yorker Films.

My Dinner with Andre is a drama film directed by Louis Malle, starring Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn. The film is a conversation between two friends over dinner, discussing the nature of art, theatre, and life.


The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Image Credit: New Line Cinema

This psychological thriller stars Ashton Kutcher as a man who discovers he can go back in time and change past events. As he makes changes to improve his life, he realizes the butterfly effect of his actions and the dark consequences that follow.

12. THE ROAD (2009)

The Road (2009)
Image Credit: The Weinstein Company.

This post-apocalyptic drama stars Viggo Mortensen as a father trying to survive with his young son in a world ravaged by an unspecified disaster. Together, they travel down a dangerous road for safety and the possibility of a better life.

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The Fugutive
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