12 Best Movies That Start With “C”

Every so often that you are reliving a great movie that you watched recently, but can’t recall its name. Then, suddenly, the first letter of the movie name comes to your mind and you think to yourself: “the movie starts with c”. Then you start googling it. Well, we, at The Cinemaholic, are here to make your life easy. Here is the list of 12 best movies that begin with “c”:

 

 

12. Charulata (1964)

Satyajit Ray and his women never cease to amaze me. They are intelligent, steadfast, strong, gentle and complicated. In other words, rather than being glamorous showpieces, they are humans. Charulata(Madhabi Mukherjee) is the sharp and beautiful wife of Bhupati (Shailen Mukherjee), an upper-class newspaper publisher ad a political enthusiast, who loves his wife but is too busy to give her time. Things change when Bhupati’s cousin Amal (Soumitra Chatterjee) visits them. Set in the period of Bengali Renaissance, this adaptation of Tagore’s ‘Nastanirh’, this movie taps into the emotions of loneliness, desire, love and guilt. The screenplay is elaborate, with cultural and literary allusion, and makes brilliant use of deep focus in a Victorian-style set.

 

11. Cape Fear

This movie from director Martin Scorsese is the remake of director J. Lee Thompson’s suspenseful film noir from James Webb’s screenplay, based on John D. MacDonald’s novel “The Executioners”. It stars Robert De Niro (who was nominated for Oscar for his portrayal of psychotic Max Cady), Nick Nolte and Jessica Lange in lead roles. It follows story of a psychopathic rapist Max who is released after 14 years in jail. He’s convinced that his defense lawyer Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte) did not defend him to the best of  his ability. So, he starts stalking Sam and his family and wants some payback. This brutally suspenseful film is surely worth your time!

 

10. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Well, this is certainly not the kind of success one would want to achieve in his life but Frank Abagnale’s life does teach you a lot about having the courage to stand up and face life as it is and then making it your own rather than just taking what comes your way. Frank is a teenager who runs away from his home and when he runs out of money, begins to use his deceptive charm and confidence to con people. His cons increase and he forges cheques worth millions of dollars. He is chased off by the FBI but eventually they turn to him for help in order to catch other frauds and criminals. It’s a lovely tale so full of fun and charm and told in the classic Spielbergian way.

 

9. Chicago (2002)

Velma, the star performer of Chicago theatre, is arrested for killing her husband. Roxie, a housewife, aspiring to become a vaudevillian as famous as Velma, also gets in a murder case. She hires Velma’s lawyer Billy Flynn, town’s most wily lawyer, and both compete for media attention and fame. With the starriest cast of Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere, this movie musical is high on emotion, replete with razzle-dazzle and jazzy music, and adroitly exposes the reality behind all the glamour.

 

   8. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Giuseppe Tornatore made a romantic movie, set in the aftermath of WW II, about a love affair between a little boy, and films. It is also a tale of innocent friendship between him and the projectionist, suppression of seething and aching lustful desire in the public sphere, and sweetness of nostalgic memories. Salvatore Cascio and Marco Leonardi play the child and adolescent versions of the protagonist, respectively. While, Cascio undoubtedly reflects childhood innocence, he is mischievous and fierce. Marco, on the other hand, is gullible and curious. But, as a whole, the character evinces compassion, desire and affection. This movie went on to win an Oscar for The Best Foreign Language Film.

 

7. Chinatown (1974)

There’s something about the charm of detectives and cowboys that make them so mysterious and therefore, interesting to the audience. It is the loner characteristic and ability to confront and fight their vulnerabilities in situations of adversity with composure. Jack Nicholson plays a similar role of a private detective in Roman Polanski’s Chinatown (inspired by California Water Wars). Polanski tells a gripping tale of a detective who gets caught in the tightly architectured mayhem of deceit, murder and corruption of American government, which is, unfortunately, impossible to disentangle . Jack is slick, smart and calm (contrary to his other films) in a role that established him as one of the greatest actors of the generation.

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