Best Lyrical Movies That Are More Like Poetry (Part-1)6 min read

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How does cinema become poetry? What can be called Best lyrical movies?

Finding the inner beauty of the little things in daily life- only a great movie can do this. These films can show us to look at things in different ways. And they are the ones that leave a mark on our lives. If you can watch these movies with full mindfulness, you can be sure that they will add some best pleasant moments in your life.

Welcome to the world of films that are actually poetry in motion-

1. Dreams (1990)

What if you could capture your dreams on camera?

Have you ever seen a monster cry? Or what is the world like in painting? Moreover, the last dream is the most appealing. The conversation with the old wise old man is quite straight.

We don’t see dreams like reality. Things are often abstract in dreams. Bringing them to the film and giving that feeling – that’s the job of the best directors. And Japanese master film director Akira Kurosawa did that great job well done.

The movie ‘Dreams’ is an addictive one. Kurosawa’s metaphors will take your thinking and imagination to a different level!


2. In the Mood for Love (2000)

“Life is a balance between holding on and letting go…”

In a list of BBC’s 100 greatest films of the 21st century, Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai’s “In the Mood for Love” is in second place.

In The Mood For Love‘ is a love story- the story is not something exciting. But the direction and cinematography are very high level.

The night amazement in each shot, the still shot of the camera, the scenes of doors, windows, and stairs is the best camera work you have ever seen. Probably no one but director Wong can say ‘cut’ at the perfect time.

If you have a taste of music, ‘In the Mood for Love’ movie’s background score will hook you for a long time. Just like the light and visual composition.

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3. Baraka (1992)
4. Samsara (2011)

What if the movie is watching you?

If you want to get an idea of ​​how powerful the thing ‘art’ is, then these two documentaries are a must watch! Though they are not lyrical movies but you can discover something very poetic in these motions.

We spend a large part of our lives stuck with our local society. Though the fact that it has also a global form- from the original peoples of the remote jungles of South America to the heart of Europe.

These two documentaries allow you to see life from a higher level. You could understand that we are all tied to the same string on our planet earth.


5. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003)

This is a good example why cinema is called an art

South Korean director Kim Ki-Duk’s movie ‘Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring’. Any discussion about film-poetry is incomplete without naming this movie. It is one of Kim’s most delicate efforts.

The integrity of this film, its pace, stunning visual beauty, story as poetry. All combine to create an intense response to the audience.

This movie is great with symbolism and cinematography. You’ll amaze and enjoy every frame of this film. But only if you have a steady brain in place. A spiritual journey on the screen is waiting for you.


And guess what- there are many more lyrical movies and films like Paterson (2016), Dead Poets Society (1989), etc. We are very excited to share them one by one. So keep your eye on filmnfiction and shout us your favorite elegant movie in the comment section. Hopefully, we can feature your favorite one also in the list. Till then have some great movies.

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