Written by guest blogger James:
I’m an avid film lover and a collector of watches, so this post really combines two of my favourite things. I’ve recently obtained a new timepiece to add to my vast and admirable collection of luxury watches and I wanted to share a little bit about it before I get stuck into the post! I got this amazingly intricate watch from Lord Timepieces; an online London boutique that sells affordable luxury men's watches (and women’s too!). Now, when I say affordable I’m talking less £100 for this stellar piece of art!
I’m sure there’s more to add to the list, but these are the movies I have personally seen and absolutely rated, though they cover a couple of genres; some dark, some comedy, some action… each film encompasses and shows the effects of time in an idiosyncratic way.
5 Awesome Films About Time
- IN TIME (2011)
Will Salas (Justin Timberlake) is a poor man living in a futuristic world where time is their currency and the wealthy can live forever. Everyone stops ageing once they reach 25 and are then given a clock on their arm which indicates how much time they have left on earth. When Will saves rich man Henry Hamilton from Time Thieves he is rewarded with the gift of the century, however, with such a generous transaction comes the unwanted attention of the authorities (Cillian Murphy). Will is wrongly accused of murder and ends up on the run alongside Sylvia Weis (Amanda Seyfried).
A gripping concept, this American dystopian science fiction film is action packed and will leave you questioning the value of time over money.
- INTERSTELLAR (2014)
In the future planet Earth will be soon rendered uninhabitable. NASA physicist Professor Brand (Michael Caine), is devising plans to save mankind by transporting Earth’s population to a new home via a wormhole in space. He sends former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a research team through the wormhole and across the galaxy to discover a possible one out of three planets that could become their new home. Because of the wormhole having no concept of time, years pass whilst Cooper is on his epic ‘two month’ mission. Also starring Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Matt Damon.
This movie had me completely on the edge of my seat, it felt like I was in a simulator gliding through space with them! Incredible special effects and remarkable directing by Christopher Nolan. Possibly one of the greatest films I’ve ever seen.
- ABOUT TIME (2013)
21 year old Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is told by his father (Bill Nighy) of a family secret; that all the men in their family can time travel. Tim meets and falls in love with Mary (Rachel McAdams) and with the help of his time travelling abilities, he wins her heart. Throughout his unusual life, he finds that his loved ones who suffer from their ordinary lives cannot be helped or shielded by his powers.
About Time is a romantic comedy that although is somewhat cheesy and predictable (as all good rom-coms are supposed to be), it is genuinely moving.
- THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE (2009)
Henry De Tamble (Eric Bana) suffers from a rare disorder that causes him to drift back and forth through time, uncontrollably. Through this he meets Clare (Rachel McAdams), the love of his life, and they marry. The complexities that arise from his inability to remain in one time and place create immense problems with their lives and relationship. Based on the original novel by Audrey Niffenegger, the film examines the issues of love, loss and free will. This heart wrenching romantic drama will no doubt have you in tears.
- INCEPTION (2010)
Another Christopher Nolan film makes the list; Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) has the rare ability to enter people’s dreams and thieve their darkest secrets from their subconscious. His unusual skills are highly sought after, though they have cost him everything he loved. In a bid for redemption for his previous crimes, Cobb takes on the impossible; inception - to plant an idea in someone's mind and make it appear genuine. Racing against time and dangerous enemies, Cobb assembles a crew including actors Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy to perform the unheard of task.
Thrilling from start to finish, Inception is one of those films that you watch in complete awe of the human imagination.