Bonjour! I have been gone for quite some time because of school and well the rush that is summer but now I have some time left and I thought I'd make a list of movies whose colors, aesthetic, and shots were visually and aesthetically pleasing. I'd like to mention that not all of these have exceptional plots many do and it's worth reading the description to see if it interests or inspires you.

1. Romeo + Juliet

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This film by Baz Luhrmann was an incredible box office hit during the 90s. Starring the dazzling Leonardo Dicrapio as Romeo who resides in the house of Montague and Claire Danes playing the charming Juliet in the Capulet house. This movie's modern adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet keeps it's original dialogue and has amazing visuals along with it.

2. Leon the Professional

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This cult classic movie by Luc Besson was not a big hit but had groundbreaking performances by both leads making the movie talked about by the audiences. This became now Natalie Portman's film debut while she was only 12 years old and now has won Academy Award for best actress. This film also features Jean Reno who is a prominent French actor. This movie follows young matilda as she witnesses her family's murder and without nowhere to go turns to her neighbor Leon.

3. A Clockwork Orange

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This film directed by Stanley Kubrick based on a novel written by Anthony Burgess is a dystopian success being a domestic box office hit and had several award nominations one being Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Featuring Malcolm McDowell as in the leading role of Alex DeLarge who is a leader of a youth gang is now futuristic Britain. This movie gained a classic status and since 1971.

4. A Space Odyssey

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This film once again directed by Stanley Kubrick is one of the most iconic sci-fi adaptations to date. Based on a novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke and starring Keir Dullea as Dr.David Bowman. This intergalactic adventure follows mankind as they set off on a journey to find a lost artifact with H.A.L. 9000. intelligent supercomputer aboard the Discovery One.

5. What Dreams May Come

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This fantasy directed by Vincent Ward won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and got nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction. This film starring Robin Williams follows the story of Chris Nielsen who after marrying the love of his life and having kids dies in a car crash. The same fate follows for his kids leaving his wife Marie alone and soon she commits suicide with due to the guilt. Chris after his death lives his on heaven while Marie goes to hell and so goes on a mission to rescue her.

6. The Life of Pi

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This film directed by Ang Lee which is a movie adaptation the novel by Yann Martel. Featuring Suraj Sharma it follows the story of Pi Patel an Indian boy who lived in a zoo, the family attempting to move the zoo to America by ship encounters a storm. Pi is the only survivor and gets stranded on a lifeboat with a tiger named Richard Parker. The film was a critical success, as it was nominated and won multiple multiple Golden Globes and Academy Awards.

7. Amรฉlie

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This French film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet starring Audrey Tautou follows a girl by the name of Amรฉlie. The movie follows Amรฉlie's life from a young age as she is deserted from the world because of her father once she becomes a young lady in Paris a series of events make Amรฉlie makes a difference in other lives and finds love along the way. This film was nominated for a total of 9 Academy Awards

9. La La Land

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This film directed by Damien Chazelle was a tribute to old school Hollywood in its most glorious form being a musical. With breathtaking visuals and colors and gorgeous soundtrack and superb acting that lead Emma Stone her first oscar. This stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as Mia and Sebastian as they both follow their dreams and find love and success in LA.

10. The Grand Budapest Hotel

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This comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson is set in a fictional universe in which a grand hotel is directed by the devoted concierge M. Gustave and his new lobby boy Zero. This film brings copious amounts of colors and comedy starring Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, and Saoirse Ronan as they try to solve a mysterious case in the hotel.

11. The Fall

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This film directed by Tarsem Singh is set in LA in the 1920s starring Lee Pace and Catinca Untaru. While in a hospital a young girl with a broken arm and an injured stuntman, this unique story is told by the stuntman who in this distant state of mind draws inspiration from the movie he was working on. While the young girl with her extensive imagination and soon both of the stories blur into reality and makes the audience feel like they're part of the story.

12. The Shape of Water

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This film directed by Guillermo del Toro won him his Best Picture Oscar. This fantasy-filled romance is thrilling and dark yet bright at the same time. This story is set in 1960s America during the Cold War following Elisa Esposito a mute girl who meets a humanoid amphibian creature who she falls in love with. This film stars Sally Hawkins who without speaking a single word delivered a world of feeling.

13. Moonrise Kingdom

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This film once again directed by Wes Anderson tells the story of a pair of young lovers in 1960s New England. The soft colors and the feeling of youth and adventure make this movie nostalgic and dreamy. Nominated for one Academy Award and filled with a star-studded cast featuring Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, and Frances McDormand.

14. Spirited Away

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This animated film by Hayao Miyazaki a genius filmaker for the legendary Studio Ghibli brought an unparalleled masterpiece within animation when he released Spirited Away. At the time it became the highest-grossing anime movie of all time as well as winning the Academy Award for the best-animated feature. The film filled with glittering colors, hand-drawn animation, and overall amazing plot with intrigue which leaves the watcher at the end filled with wonder and mystique.

15. Kill Bill Volume 1 & 2

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This duality of movies directed by Quentin Tarantino starring Uma Thurman became an instant cult classic among moviegoers thanks to the artistic and genius that is Quentin Tarantino. Making it one of Tarantino's top movies tells the story of the Bride who longs for revenge of the squad who betrayed after she awakens from her coma.

16. Interstellar

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This sci-fi adventure film proves once again the moving magic that is the director Christopher Nolan. Not only capturing the mystery of intergalactic marvel that is space travel but with emotion and astounding visuals of things unseen by the human eye. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Timothรฉe Chalamet, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain it tells the story of the human race's last chance for life. As a crew of explorers risks their lives to ensure humanity's survival.

17. Big Fish

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This film directed by Tim Burton whose relationship with colors and filmmaking are unmatched come alive in this movie. A dying man with cancer tries to rekindle the relationship he has with his son by telling the adventurous and fantastical tales of his youth, love, and everything in between. This film starred Ewan McGregor as the leading man of the film.

18. Edward Scissorhands

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This film is once again possible thanks to its director Tim Burton. Who use of pastels and the black contrast of its main character created a movie that is bright and happy yet sad at its core. The film stars Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder who are both brilliant stars in the 90s come together with a heap of chemistry.

19. Midnight in Paris

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This film directed by Woody Allen is a romantic comedy which shows the exquisiteness of Paris with its beautifully shot shots. It is a star-studded movie starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Kathy Bates, and Tom Hiddleston all which bring something special to the table with their performances. With its romantic scenery and the charm, the characters bring to 1920s in Paris it is truly nostalgic and sublime.

20. The Fifth Element

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This film directed by Luc Besson shows the world in a colorful future, this movie another cult classic in its own right is a sci-fi adventure. This blockbuster was one of Milla Jovovich's first movies making her character one the most recognizable in the film with her iconic orange hair. Our main character played by Bruce Willis is a Taxi Driver who involuntarily becomes part of a search find a cosmic weapon and save the world.

21. Coraline

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This film directed by Henry Selick is stop motion masterwork, with beautiful lighting and colors that contrast from black to the brightest pink this film is the definition of creepy but innocent. This fantasy adventure is voiced by Dakota Fanning tells the story of a young girl who learns that she should be careful what she wishes for. With lovely textures and an eerie plot and theme, this movie brings all to the table.

22. Marie Antoinette

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This film directed by Sofia Coppola tells the ill-fated story of one of history's most prominent figures, the Austrian princess which is played Kirsten Dunst was betrothed to Louis XVI at a young age. This movie focuses on the extravagant lifestyle of the upper-class royals of the Versailles as the fall of the French government came to light but also the story and struggle of Marie Antoinette to fit in with the French.

23. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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This film whose three directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman efforts won them the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. This film use of color is the most exceptional I've seen in animation and live-action as well, with well-written characters, witty dialogue, and a new and fresh take on Spider-Man this movie has something for everyone. It's gorgeous and distinct animation style which was a tribute to the style of comic books truly takes the cake.

24. The Great Gatsby

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This film directed by Baz Luhrmann proves that once again that he can bring classic stories to the big screen with visual prowess and design. Telling the famous tale written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which has become a classic among American literature. It features our leading man Leonardo Dicaprio, and our leading lady Carey Mulligan to tell the story of the grandness and luxury life of the party scene of the 1920s.

25. Mad Max: Fury Road

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This film directed by George Miller had a whopping 6 wins at the Academy Awards, it is an alternate version of the 1979 version of Mad Max. This movie with its action-packed and its dark plot was undoubtedly one of the most talked-about movies of 2015, with stars like Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, and Zoรซ Kravitz which shot the movie to become a successful blockbuster. The movie is beautifully shot and with it has wonderful sound and design.


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