What makes a movie truly great? We can debate about this topic forever. But primarily I’d say, at the end of the day if watching a movie changes you or at least leaves a great impression on your mind, it can be called great. And Spike Jones’ Her is one of those films. It never leaves you once you have watched it. Her is also one of the most aesthetically pleasing movies ever made. And most of its credits goes to the cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema. It has a fluffy mood, with light coming around the frame at times which makes you feel like you are right there experiencing the warmth and love. If you haven’t seen Her yet, go watch and try for yourselves. And for those who watch the film and loved it, here is the list of movies similar to Her that our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like Her on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. The Theory of Everything
Anybody who has already seen The theory of everything cannot think of the movie and not smile. You liked Her, not because of the plot, not because of Jaoquin Phoenix, not because of the robot Samantha, not because of Spike Jonze’s genius or even the beautiful cinematography. You liked the movie because the sum of these parts was much bigger than the expected one. You felt love coursing through your body and it felt good. I for one, took a while to stop thinking about it. If you liked feeling like that, watch The Theory of everything. This movie is so beautiful and would still be even if it wasn’t about Stephen Hawkings. It is a period film. Eddy Redmayne, the face of everything good about this world, plays Hawkings. Everything goes wrong for him. He even gives up the woman he loves. Yet he never gives up, he still finds love for the universe. He wouldn’t have grown up to the ranks of Newton and Einstein if not for that. His eyes are so full of love for life even after everything. Watching him smile through his hardships, through his motor neuron disorder, you will never go back.
Read More: Movies Like Forrest Gump
9. Chungking Express
When was the last time Wong Kar Wai made a movie that wasn’t breathtakingly stylish and outrageously humane? Chungking express lit me on fire with its deep understanding of the human nature and the fragility of hearts. It takes a second to fall in love and years, maybe lifetimes to cope with breakups. Matters of the heart and love are extremely complex. So much that one whole month you could be eating jars of pineapple, the next day you will be in love with a woman wearing a blonde wig. Every character in the movie is broken deep down and is a pawn in the great game of love. Yet it is so much fun to watch as they fail and pick themselves up. Her is a movie snuggled up in people’s heart for the way it makes them feel about relationships and human connections. Chungking Express too, irrevocably makes you pat yourself on the shoulder for acting the way you did when in love and will revoke nostalgic memories. Each scene will take you closer to Hong Kong. Wai never fails to amaze with his ability to make great movies with simple scripts. Chungking Express made me weep through smiles at the end, I’m sure you will too. You will also never see the song ‘California dreamin’ ‘ the same way again.