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Lights, Camera, Action! Five Movies Every Film Buff Should Watch This National Movie Night

Team StoryWeavers|June 10, 2022, 17:59 IST| 15
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Can you smell the popcorn popping? Well, we certainly can! Did you know that National Movie Night is celebrated on the second Friday of June to encourage everyone to start (or restart) a tradition of movie night with friends and family. Doesn’t that sound interesting ? 

So grab your popcorn and put your phones away while we list down the top 5 movies you can watch this weekend with friends, family or even if you want to spend some ME time. 

Kumbalangi Nights – A perfect movie if you wanna spend this weekend watching movies with your siblings

Kumbalangi Nights

Four brothers having a strained relationship  get into a series of events that turns their relationship from bitter to sweet.  Kumbalangi Nights is one of the best Malayalam movies you can come across! The women in the movie are not ones in need of a “strong” man and instead stand up on their own when it matters. Certain scenes in the movie are so noteworthy that you would want to rewind and watch it over and over again! From the use of fishing nets as a picnic bed for the lovers to the breathtaking moonlit nights, the fishing village of Kumbalangi in Kochi, Kerala is indeed its own character in the movie!

Forrest Gump – A tale of perseverance

Forrest Gump

We are sure you all must have already watched the trailer of Aamir Khan’s much awaited movie, Laal Singh Chadda. Did you know the movie has taken its inspiration from Forrest Gump, a 1994 movie by Robert Zemeckis? This movie will teach you so much about doing what you love, staying optimistic, appreciating life and how to channelise pain into something productive. So before Aamir Khan awes us with his movie, let’s give Tom Hanks from Forrest Gump a chance. We promise you will be a fan of his acting!

Masaan –  A film that will linger in your minds for a long time


Did you know that Masaan was Vicky Kaushal’s debut film? Yes, our favorite heartthrob of recent times rose to fame with Masaan, a tale of heartbreak and hope. The protagonists of the movie represent a younger, tech savvy generation that refuses to be restricted by societal barriers of gender and caste in their hunt for happiness. Shot in Banaras, the film was able to capture the true essence of the place –  constant-yet-changeable, with felicity and feeling!

Sharmaji Namkeen – The last effort from the legend to bring a smile on our face

Sharmaji Namkeen

The movie is about a 58-year old retired man, who tries different things to keep himself occupied until one day he realises that cooking is his true passion. This was also the first time in Indian cinema that one role was played by two people. Yes, Paresh Rawal had to fill in the role when Rishi Kapoor passed away, but when both are legendary actors, it can be nothing but magical for the viewers. This movie can make for a perfect watch with your family this weekend.

Pather Panchali –  Satyajit Ray’s debut film that made a mark in Indian cinema

Pather Panchali

If you are a movie buff, you have surely heard about the legend, Satyajit Ray. Pather Panchali is one of the most heart-touching movies you will ever come across. It will fill you with joy, sorrow and leave you emotional till the end. The movie makes you feel like you have been a part of the family’s journey. 

Have more movie suggestions to binge on this weekend? Tell us in the comments below. It’s time for a movie marathon this weekend!

About the Author

A passionate doodle artist with OCD (Obsessive Coffee Disorder), Samata’s interest lies in telling stories either through her doodles or write-ups! She loves all things indigo! Her thinking cap is always on and she is all about coming up with creative and quirky ideas to make the workplace more awesome. After work hours, you can find Samata either scribbling sketches on her notepad or sleeping (Zzzz). She loves traveling just so that she can experience sleeping or sipping on coffee across different parts of the world. Ping her at or if you have any fun ideas and she will find the best ways to bring them to life.

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Rana Sumit Singh

June 12, 2022

Hi Samata,

Thanks for mentioning ‘Forrest Gump – A tale of perseverance. It had been a great Saturday night for me.
Words are less for the thoughts I had while watching this great piece of art.

Thanks for your understanding!

Thanga Nanthitha S

June 11, 2022

Good culture


June 11, 2022

Gonna watch all of them

U Bhaskar reddy

June 10, 2022

I have interested

Monalisa Paul

June 10, 2022

Want to enjoy movie.

Aravinth CP

June 10, 2022

Forrest Gump – A must watch one / A chance to revisit your love life / feel good movie

Aathil Ahamed

June 10, 2022

Happy to be a Byjuite.


June 10, 2022

Super Deluxe
Operation Java
500 days of summer

Amarsingh Mangalsingh Rawat

June 10, 2022

Neelkhanth and the snow’s of Himalaya’s is a breath-taking movie for the spiritual devotees were you can observe the LIFE that is the GIFT for all of us where you can CAPABLE our mind & soul to perform in the magnificent way. This movie will reveal the true existence of HUMANS.

Live the LIFE in PRESENT; accept the PRESENT; think of PRESENT; thank the PRESENT…..etc.

Raj sawant

June 10, 2022



June 10, 2022

Get motivation & afreshed by watching movies

lucky nagar

June 10, 2022

I would like to watch Masaan movie

Monika sharma

June 10, 2022

Taare Zameen par
3 idiots

Athul Krishna T J

June 10, 2022

“The Man from Earth” could be added to the list, which will leave us with the thought of origin and existence of human kind.

saikumar janki

June 10, 2022

Pather panchali


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