Forrest Gump

Robert Zemeckis

Someone who likens life to a box of chocolates, despite being born disabled is definitely worth lending your ears to. That's Forrest Gump. A child with low IQ he takes the viewer on a roller-coaster of a journey: becomes a football star, a decorated Vietnam veteran, a ping-pong champ, the trigger to unearthing Watergate, a millionaire selling shrimp, a marathoner criss-crossing America and so much more. Yet the love of his life keeps eluding him. Tom Hanks in the title role has essayed a character which is truly unique. Just as Forrest is so many lives rolled into one, similarly the movie can't be characterised under a single genre.