Contemporary Films Destined to Become Classics

Some films have the potential to be timeless. Here's a list of films that are destined to become classics in the future.    The list comprises modern movies that promise to stand the test of time and will remain just as revered in the future as they are today. The entries have to be fairly new, so we've only included films that were released in the 2010's and we've based our choices on the film's critical reception and how well we believe they will age. So, in no particular order, let's go:

Inside Out (2015)

Let's be honest, any film released in collaboration with Disney and Pixar could be considered a classic. They are all just so good. That said, Inside Out is such a crowning achievement in storytelling and animation, we'd feel guilty not including it on our list. The film tells the uplifting tale of a young girl's emotions as they try to make her happy after a stressful move. The themes and characters are enduring, and the concept of 'emotions' isn't likely to go away soon either. As long as kids have feelings, Inside Out will always be a relatable and touching movie for children everywhere.

Inception (2010)

Christopher Nolan has given us a host of future classics over the years, like his 2014 space flick, Interstellar, but we believe Inception will be his longest lasting in our collective memories. Following a group of dream invaders, as they plant an idea in a man's head, Inception is filled with rapid-fire editing, heart-tugging emotion, and enough glorious action to keep all eyes glued to the screen. Inception will forever be seen as an unforgettable experience in the imaginative power of film.

 

The Social Network (2010)

Who knew that a film about the creation of Facebook could be so darned captivating? Well, when that same film is written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher, you just know it's going to be good. What could have been a boring story was turned into intriguing drama through hypnotic dialogue, cold, harsh direction, and an especially calculating performance from Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Whether Facebook will still be around in the coming decades is anyone's guess, but there's no question that this film will forever remain a classic.

 

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

When word got out that George Miller was creating a sequel to the less than classic Beyond Thunderdome thirty years later, more than a few chuckles were uttered. However, the chuckles came to an abrupt end after audiences witnessed Fury Road's intense practical action, the likes of which they hadn't seen on the big screen for a long time. Following Max, as he protects a band of fertile women from the dictator-like Immortan Joe, Fury Road is the film that made everyone believe in the Aussie dystopian franchise all over again.

 

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

After 2011's Hugo, Martin Scorcese returned to Hollywood with a bang in 2013 with one of that year's greatest films. The biographical movie tells the story of Jordan Belfort, chronicling his deceptions and the corruption on Wall Street throughout the 80's and 90's. Leonardo DiCaprio stunned critics and audiences with his performance and left many scratching their heads as to why he hadn't yet received that coveted Oscar. The fifth collaboration between Leo and Scorcese, this film cemented the quality and longevity of their partnership, as they will no doubt go down in history as one of cinema's greatest pairings.

 

Django Unchained (2012)

As Quentin Tarantino has made a name for himself exploring ultra violence in the crime genre, more than a few eyebrows were raised when it was announced he would be making a Western. All those doubts were laid to rest however, upon seeing the completed project. Django Unchained had all the blood, swearing and sharp dialogue that Tarantino fans loved. Not to mention another killer performance from Leonardo DiCaprio. Following a former slave as he attempts to rescue his wife from a malicious landowner, Django soon became Tarantino's most successful movie at the box office, and reinvented the Western for modern audiences.

 

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)

Just like our parents before us, we now have our own Star Wars to pass on to our kids. After more than 30 years of wondering what happened to our favourite characters, JJ Abrams delivered with Episode 7, mixing in classic figures with new and interesting ones like the self-sufficient Ray and troubled Kylo Ren. Packed with dazzling special effects, a touching story between solid characters, and enough lore to satisfy even the most die-hard fans amongst us, The Force Awakens is sure to remain a fantastic continuation of the Star Wars universe for generations to come.

 

Boyhood (2014)

While it may not seem like it at first glance, Boyhood is a truly ambitious film. Filmed sporadically between 2002 and 2013 as child actor Ellar Coltrane grew into a young adult, the concept itself makes for an amazing piece of film making. And one that will go down in the history books as a complex and daring piece of work. But the production wasn't the only thing that got us talking    as the coming-of-age story of Mason Evans Jnr is filled with memorable and human characters, as well as enough touching scenes to move even the most cynical film goer.

 

Frozen (2013)

The film about a young woman who has to find her ice conjuring sister was a cultural phenomenon similar to earlier classic Disney movies, with Anna's and Elsa's faces plastered on anything they could be plastered on. Grossing over 1 billion dollars at the box office, it was Disney's most successful film in years. And it's probably safe to say that parents of subsequent generations will also grow sick of the constant loop of 'Let it Go'.

 

Well, that's our list, but we couldn't end without a few honourable mentions like 2014's Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Inside Llewellyn Davis (2013), Black Swan (2010), Under the Skin (2013) and The Master (2012). So, do you agree with our picks? Which films do you think will become future classics? Drop us a line in the comments and let us know. And until next time, happy viewing!

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