By Danae Dalla
There are movies you watch, and while watching them may be a pleasurable experience, you never think about them or watch them again. There are movies that aesthetically fascinate you or impress you. And there are movies that overwhelm you.
Those films you watch and never forget about them and watch them again and again, talk about them, think about them, and they will stay with you for long after you’ve seen them – or even forever. Carl Theodor Dreyer, Andrei Tarkovsky, Yasujirô Ozu, Ingmar Bergman, Wim Wenders and John Cassavetes are only some great directors who have repeatedly created movies with such an impact.
Although the experience of watching such films and the feeling you are left with afterward could never be accurately described with words, this list attempts to approach 10 films on a list that could as well be much longer, which in the writer’s opinion are films that leave a mark on the viewer and whether they like them or not, they will definitely be thinking about them for a long time.
10. Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo, 1971)
Based on the novel of the same name written by the director Dalton Trumbo himself, “Johnny Got His Gun” is the story of Joe Bonham (Timothy Bottoms), an American soldier who survived World War I, but got hit by a shell that left him a quadruple amputee without the biggest part of his face. The Army keeps him alive for experimental reasons, believing he has no conscious mind.
But unfortunately he does. He finds a way of communicating via Morse code with his doctors and develops a special bond with a nurse (Diane Varsi). Joe asks to be demonstrated in a freakshow to show → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema