Movies That’ll Make Your Time Stand Still


Sometimes, we fail to notice how fast time is passing by amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life. It’s true that we no longer have the time to appreciate the wonderful things around us. The joy that we once derived from the rustling of leaves, cool breeze or shining stars is now absent.

An engrossing book or an intriguing movie is one of the best ways to beat the stress of everyday life. Reading fires your imagination while movies draw your attention and make you forget about the mundane world for a couple of hour at least.

A good film often reminds us of how beautiful, vibrant and diverse the world we live in is. It’s time to let your cares and concerns drift away by watching the below movies.


Baraka (1992)

With images from 24 countries across 6 continents, Baraka is a fantastic non-verbal film. The movie has no script, no plot and contains no actors. Time-lapse is used heavily to show everyday life from a different perspective.

Samsara (2011)

Filmed over nearly five years, Samsara is another non-verbal film shot in 25 countries, across 5 continents. Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, industrial complexes, disaster zones, and natural wonders.

Ashes and Snow (2005)

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This miniature movie is a poetic narrative rather than a documentary. It uses both still and movie cameras to explore the extraordinary interactions between humans and animals. It was shot over a period of 13 years in some of the most exotic corners of the planet.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003)

This movie is a luminous meditation on the wisdom of Buddhism. A universal story about the human spirit, moving from innocence, through love and possession, suffering, redemption to enlightenment and finally rebirth.

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)

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Expect another unforgettable journey into remote and extreme natural landscapes. People in the harsh Siberian Taiga can survive only by relying on themselves. There’s no telephone, running water or medical aid. The locals here live according to their own values and cultural traditions.