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Why it’s famous:  Not one of the most famous movies of its time, Swing Kids is nonetheless well known as a simple tale of teenage rebellion under the Nazi regime. It brings together a cast of bright young actors to jive and swing their way across the screen, slowly transforming into the disciplined young people …

Must-see movies required for a successful existence Why it’s famous:  This neo-Western thriller set in the 1980s is probably one of the most famous Coen Brothers flicks. With four Academy Awards and numerous appearances on critics’ top 10 lists, this suspenseful story of cat-and-mouse takes the screen with gripping scenes, brilliant screenwriting, and probably one …

Why it’s famous: Featuring a great number of Mozart’s most famous compositions, this eight-time Oscar winner brings together a brilliant cast, mind-blowing sets, and unparalleled costume design to tell the story of one of the world’s most beloved geniuses through the eyes of his bitter rival.   Famous lines: Salieri: You don’t mean to tell …

While some events may offer an open bar, don’t treat it like the booze cabinet in a frat house. Conferences should be considered professional scenarios where it is best to keep a clear mind. There is nothing worse than waking up the next morning after what you thought was a student pub night, only to be reminded that you (unsuccessfully) hit on the CEO of the firm you were hoping to score an internship with.

Why it’s famous:  Considered one of the greatest foreign films of all time, this movie is artistic and hilariously written. It transports its audience to the strange and delightful world of Amélie, an eccentric but lovable character. Played by the brilliant Audrey Tautou, she perfectly captures the character’s melancholic yet adorably imaginative personality.   Famous …

Must-see movies required for a successful existence Why it’s famous:  Probably one of the most thorough biopics of all time, this eight Academy Award-winning movie tells the story of the non-violent movement that led to India’s independence from the British Empire in the 1940s. Politically charged, yet touching and personal, this was an impeccably shot …

MUST-SEE MOVIES REQUIRED FOR A SUCCESSFUL EXISTENCE Why it’s famous: One of Quentin Tarantino’s most famous movies, Kill Bill is an epic, non-sequential, neatly scored blend of cinematographic styles. It brings together an incredible cast of actors to tell the thrilling tale of the revenge of the deadliest woman in the world. Famous lines: Copperhead: …

Must-see movies required for a successful existence Why it’s famous:  Clever, well cast, and brilliantly written, the movie offers a bittersweet glimpse into the psyche of a disturbed, yet amusingly stoic murderer. This is dark comedy-horror at its best. Famous lines:  Club Patron: So, what do you do? Patrick Bateman: I’m into, uh, well, murders and …

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