Movies you must watch

Movies you must watchMovies you must watch in order to learn English

Movies you must watch in order to learn English? Sounds strange? I am sure it won’t when you reach the end of this page.

There is a huge difference between learning English by reading a book and watching a movie. With books, one can learn how native speakers write in English. Spoken language is different from “book language”. For example:

BOOK: Would you mind adding me to your friend’s list?

Real Life/Movie: Hey buddy, why ain’t you adding me?

Another difference is that by reading a book you can build up your vocabulary and learn formal English (which is not used much in day to day life) while by watching a movie you can enhance your usable vocabulary, and colloquial expressions.   Movies also let you learn informal and slang words which are not yet in English dictionaries (Refer-URBAN LINGO) You can also  improve your pronunciation by watching movies. If you listen to Americans or Britons speaking English, you can very easily learn to speak like them.Movies are made for native speakers, not for learners of English. So the actors talk fast, just like native speakers talk in real life.

Another reason why Watching  movies can be a very handy tool to learn English. A movie is a journey of many character from a certain point to a certain point. So,  in just one movie  you will come across many different settings, different emotions, different situations, different characters, etc. You will get to learn what to speak colloquially if you are in same situation as one of the characters of the movie you watch

Learning English by watching movies is learning by input.First you get lots of correct English sentences into your head. Then you can reproduce, or twist them to give your own flavour. I guess that’s the purpose of learning English —to be able to express your thoughts in your way and your own  sentences. That is why watching movies  is such a great way to learn English.

List of  Movies you must watch in order to learn English

Note: always remember to watch foreign movies with subtitles because at times it gets really difficult to follow the accent. If you ain’t able to follow the accent, you can quickly refer to the subtitles, otherwise one tends to lose the interest on not being able to follow the accent.





Midnight in Paris 2011
Annie Hall 1977
Psycho 1960
Rear Window 1954
Dial M for Murder 1954
There will be blood 2007
The Railway Children 1970
Don’t look now 1973
Trainspotting 1996
Lawrence of Arabia 1962
A clockwork Orange 1971
24 Hour Party People 2002
28 Days Later 2002
In this World 2002
Forrest Gump 1994
The life of David Gale 2003
Lucy 2014
The Dark Knight 2008
Spotlight 2015
21 Grams 2003
Gran Torino 2008
Changeling 2008
The Silence of Lambs 1991
Sherlock Holmes 2009
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s nest 1975
The Shawshank Redemption 1994
Flight Club 1999
Inception 2010
The Usual Suspects 1995
Django Unchained 2012
The Shining 1980
Taxi Driver 1976
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004
2001:Space Odyssey 1968
Inglorious Basterds 2009
The Revenant 2015




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