TV Info: Best classic shows and movies to watch

No matter how good modern movies are, they will never come close to the classics that started it all. There’s just something about the original concepts that we can’t get enough of. And, if we’re gonna be honest, even the low-quality production kind of seems endearing. There’s just something about the classics that keep us coming back.

If you love classics just as much as we do, then we’re sure that you’ll love our handpicked collection of these timeless pieces that changed movie history. 

Whether you’re into a boy-meets-girl slow burn romcom (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), a thrilling magical adventure (The Wizard of Oz), an action-packed mob movie (The Godfather) or a mind-boggling psychological horror film (Whatever happened to Baby Jane?), we are sure that there is something for you to love In our list of classics. Get hooked with these cult favourites that are as entertaining then as it is now!

TV Info’s top picks:

  • The Godfather

Even if you’re not a frequent classic movie viewer, we all have an encounter with this beloved classic. Whether you saw it in an internet meme or read the book of the same name by Mario Puzo, this American crime film will surely be an interesting find for you. 

The story revolves around the Corleon family lead by the patriarch Vito Corleone who owns an organized crime syndicate. Watch as the reluctant family outcast, Michael Corleon, turns into one of the most ruthless mafia bosses. This movie trilogy will hook you on the thrilling life of the underground world. 

  • The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is a classic musical fantasy movie that helped shape the fantasy genre in the film industry. This classic is known for being one of the greatest movies of all time. 

The story follows the sweet little Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto as they find their way home after they got transferred to a magical world during a storm. Join Dorothy on her journey towards the emerald city and experience a one of a kind adventure with dangerous witches and fraudulent wizards that will make you realize “there’s no place like home!” 

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Aside from solidifying Audrey Hepburn as a fashion icon, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is an entertaining classic that tells us about the love story between a naive and free-spirited girl who captured the heart of a struggling writer. Golightly’s struggle to free herself from her rather self-destructive lifestyle draws us to a mind-opening conclusion about the things that are truly essential in life. And of course, who could ever forget the iconic “Moonriver” balcony scene?

  • Whatever happened to Baby Jane?

Sibling rivalry has never been this intense. This psychological horror thriller revolves around two ageing sister child stars. Watch how jealousy and hunger for fame change their attitudes and empower them to create a string of murder and abuse. With the way the film ended, you’ll be left wondering ‘whatever happened to Baby Jane?’ 

Best Bollywood films you should watch

Best Bollywood films you should watch 

Dubbed as ‘Bollywood’ because it’s based in the city of Mumbai or Bombay, Bollywood is one of the most thriving genres in the film industry. Rife with talented actors as well as producers and directors, Bollywood has produced some of the most recognized titles in the film production industry.

From costume to production set, you will marvel at the keen attention to detail that they put in Bollywood films. Moreover, they also tackle societal issues pervading in India. Here are some of the best Bollywood films we’ve collated just for you!

3 Idiots 

Starring Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, and Kareena Kapoor, 3 Idiots is a film about three students who meet in a popular engineering university in Mumbai. This movie tackles the story of friendship and adolescence. Often referred to as a contemporary classic in India, this movie will make you laugh and cry as you follow the struggles of Rancho, Raju and Farhan. 

Rang de Basanti 

Another contemporary classic, Rang de Basanti tells the story of a British girl who wants to tell the stories of popular Indian revolutionaries through a documentary. 

She goes to India and meets a motley crew of college students who are caught up in their own struggles. As they form an unlikely friendship, each character discovers that they’re fueled by the same rage to dismantle the corrupt system in their country.

What makes Rang de Basanti more exciting is that it also casts Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, and R Madhavan and a couple of other talented actors and actresses such as Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor, and Siddhart.

Swades 

Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Swades follows the story of an astronaut from NASA who comes back to his hometown after a few to find his nanny. Swades is a heartwarming film that tells the struggles of a person while searching for his identity. 

Ardh Satya 

Directed by Govind Nihalani, Ardh Satya is a story of a cop portrayed by Om Puri, who is hindered by the corrupt system to come after a crooked politician. Moreover, this film also tackles police brutality in India, specifically in the Bombay Force. 

The movie is a bit treacly at times, but it laters picks up when Puri is forced to seek help from the politician he’s chasing after he accidentally killed a thief. 

Omkara 

Directed by Vishal Bhadwaj, Omkara is often referred to as the modern version of Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’. Set in the beautiful landscapes of Uttar Pradesh, this movie follows the story of Omi (Saif Ali Khan), an enforcer for one of the deadliest gangs in the city. 

He commits a crime against a politician. He gatecrashes a wedding and abducts the bride, Dolly, played by Kareen Kapoor. If you want to watch a film with drama, action, and romance, this film is a good choice. 

Wake up Sid  

Wake Up Sid follows the story of a spoiled college student Sid, who’s aimlessly living his life by going to parties and missing classes. 

During a school party, Sid meets an independent writer, Aisha, and the two struck an unlikely friendship. As Sid hangs out with Aisha, he realizes his shortcomings and slowly learns how to live his life without depending on his parents and others.