Films shot in the genre of melodrama tell about the spiritual and sensual world of people. They often touch upon the themes of good and evil, love and friendship. Among the most striking melodramas are the films Forrest Gump, Groundhog Day, Love and Doves and Outland.
Forrest Gump is a cult melodrama by American director Robert Zemeckis. She was released in 1994 and has since won many prestigious awards. On account of "Forrest Gump" - six "Oscars", several "Golden Globes", awards of the American Society of Cinematographers, etc. The hero of the picture is a mentally retarded young man named Forrest. One way or another, Forrest manages to participate in all the most important milestones in American history - he plays football, fights in Vietnam, participates in anti-war demonstrations, meets with President Nixon and singer John Lennon, finances Apple, etc.
Groundhog Day is a comedy melodrama directed by Harold Ramsis. The main role in the film is played by Bill Murray. According to the plot, the hero of Murray - a TV presenter named Phil Connors goes to a small town in Pennsylvania for the Groundhog Day festival. On February 2, Phil shoots a report, falls asleep in a hotel and wakes up again in the same day he lived yesterday. He gets stuck in Groundhog Day. At first Phil finds it funny, but then he quietly begins to hate this city and this hotel. From hopelessness, the TV presenter goes all out - robbing a bank, committing suicide, but over and over again wakes up in the ill-fated hotel on the morning of February 2. Phil does not only irresponsible, but also disinterested and noble acts, thanks to which he meets his love and eventually gets out of the vicious circle.
"Love and Doves" is a comedy melodrama directed by Vladimir Menshov, which tells the story of the life of an ordinary Soviet man Vasily Kuzyakin. Vasily has a family, he works in the timber industry and breeds pigeons. Once Vasily goes to a resort, where he meets the intelligent Raisa Zakharovna. Vasily succumbs to the charms of Raisa Zakharovna and almost ruins his family. But love has its own laws - he again returns to his lawful wife. The whole picture is filled with lyrical mood and sparkling humor. In 2009, Love and Doves was nominated for Best Soviet Film by MTV Russia.
Outland is a stunningly beautiful fantasy film directed by Tarsem Singh. The plot of the picture unfolds around the Hollywood stuntman Roy Walker, who, after an unsuccessful stunt, is injured and lies in the hospital. There he meets a little girl named Alexandria. Roy tells Alexandria a gripping story of love and adventure. The fictional history and reality of the hospital are closely intertwined, the heroes of Roy's fairy tale overcome fear and pain, experience bitterness from unrequited love and triumph from victory over the enemy.