Here’s a list of Great Mainstream Movies for all the students and architects. Cinema and architecture have always had a special relationship, because of the way in which they explore ideas using the dimension of space. Architecture in cinema can carry numerous symbolism, and urban alienation can be the stage in which the action takes place, or be the main protagonist in silent but highly meaningful sequences. We are sure, you’ll fall in love with each of these.

#10 Her

Movie has some beautiful shots of the realistic future which is not very far from now. Urban spaces with and without people have been imagined very well. The city is looking very neat as focus has been on the detailing of everything that comes in the camera. Also, the interior spaces have kept minimalist approach in their design.

 #9 Red Desert

“Red Desert” is one the finest examples of cinema of alienation. The colors that dominate the industrial landscape are very saturated, yellows, greens and browns, to create a dreamlike and also nauseating setting with touches of psychedelia. The protagonists live a conflict between the materialistic and deterministic existence that seems to be connected with their surroundings. Their moral decay is made evident through the misty setting and the ominous constructions that scaringly dominate the world like an iron jury.

#8 The Great Beauty

A film that is drenched in grotesquery and kitsch imagery as “The Great Beauty” creates a really strong contrast with the imposing Roman architecture, the giant symbols of one of the most glorious empires in history.

#7 Man with a Movie Camera

There was a time when urbanistic growth was a reason of collective excitement and an efficient medium of propaganda. The artistic movement known as Futurism put a lot of emphasis on the power of machines and technology.

#6 The Grand Budapest Hotel

Another meticulously stylish and deadpan Wes Anderson movie that walks the fine line between masterpiece and folly. The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The architecture of the Hotel and the residences, streetscape and landscapes, all are shown beautifully.

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