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The Most Visually Beautiful Films You Should See



Any movie lover will know the satisfaction that comes when watching something that has been crafted with exquisite visual style and presence. While there are many components that make up a powerful and successful film, beautiful design stands out for itself, and you can even enjoy a film entirely for its visuals, without knowing much else about what is happening.

Read on for some of the most visually impressive films to add to your watch list, and start planning a movie marathon to enjoy.

 

In the Mood for Love
Released in 2000, In the Mood for Love is a master class in beautiful cinematography, combining a moving and romantic storyline with an equally evocative and sultry visual language. The director, Wong Kar-wai, is renowned for making movies that are a gourmet feast for the eyes, from the wonderful costumes to the artful use of light and color. Whether you’re watching it for the first time or the 10th, this is one you will always appreciate sinking into.

 

Roma
Shot entirely in black and white, Roma tells the story of an indigenous young woman working as a maid in a wealthy Mexican family, and is the cinematic equivalent of a glossy coffee table book, albeit with a lot more meaningful substance. The film’s understated tone and pace is an elegant and enjoyable experience that will stay with you long after it finishes. The film also shone an important spotlight on indigenous culture, as the lead actress, Yalitza Aparicio Martínez, gained enormous acclaim following her appearance in the movie. Of course, if all the sleek black and white shots leave you feeling a little drained by their intensity, you can always balance yourself with a fun, colourful foray into Yay Bingo, for a lighthearted bit of escapism.

 

Amelie
The sweet and playful French film from 2001 has truly stood the test of time, and continues to be a beautiful movie to appreciate, nearly two decades after its original release. The perfect blend of gentle whimsy and romance, the film presents a fantastical and fictional view of Paris, marked by cute costumes, dreamy colors, and its famous musical score. If you want a feel-good movie that is gentle on the eyes, then this is the perfect choice.

 

The Fall
Finally, The Fall is a film that serves up a feast of visual splendor. Directed by Tarsem Singh, a director with a background in making striking music videos and commercials, as well as movies, this film is a dreamy riot of colour, action and drama. Enjoy epic landscapes showcasing some of the most stunning locations around the world, and breath-taking costumes that bring a child’s fantasy world to life in a truly memorable way. The film’s plot is just as magical as the cinematography, and while it might seem a little over-indulgent to some viewers, it is certainly one worth watching at least once, to enjoy a unique movie experience, and an amazing fairy tale world.