1. The Half of It (2020)
It’s about a straight-A student, Ellie, who borrows money from a fellow student, Paul, to write him love letters. For financial reasons, Ellie does this, but there is one significant problem: Paul is in love with the girl Ellie has a thing on.
If you’re thinking of the classic play Bergerac, you’re right; it is based on that work. But as the film states in its introduction: “This is not a love story… nor one where everyone achieves what they want.”……….
Alice Wu, a talented and quality-focused director, is behind the project. There have been 15 years between the release of her last film and the release of her new one.
2. An Education (2009)
Girl, 16, falls in love with an older, more sophisticate guy, and it alters her life forever.
Carey Mulligan’s performance is flawless, making her the film’s protagonist and the film’s focus.
The story of coming-of-age is also excellent, as it transmits an impressive amount of information and a diverse range of emotions.. An Education is one of those films that transports you to a place and time you’ve never been, but it does it in such an exquisite and genuine way that you’ll feel as though you’re experiencing the struggles and triumphs of the characters.
3. The Impossible (2012)
For the victims of natural calamities, a heart-wrenching homage that is both heartbreaking and hopeful. And if it weren’t based on a genuine narrative about the disaster that killed more than 230,000 people, it wouldn’t be so terrible. Henry (Ewan McGregor) and Maria’s wedding day on Boxing Day in 2004 will go down in history as one of the most special days of their lives (Naomi Watts, for an Oscar nominatedperformance). Two days earlier, they landed at the Orchid Beach Resort in Thailand with their three children to celebrate the Christmas holidays together. Crew members have been allowed to remain at a calm villa following a dispute about their lodging reservations. Although it’s a bittersweet truth to face, nature has other plans in store for us.
4. Happy as Lazzaro (2018)
Taking place in the Italian countryside in the 1970s, this is a wacky film with a lot of twists and turns.
Lazzaro is a hard-working employee in a tobacco plantation. Like the rest of his community, his hamlet is in debt to a marquise, so he is forced to toil away without pay in inhumane conditions.
With the marquise’s son, Lazzaro makes a new buddy by pretending he was kidnapped in an act of defiance against his mother’s wishes. In a novel that combines magical realism with social critique, the two create an unexpected connection.
5. Under the Shadow (2016)
Fear of the “unknown,” rather than gore, has always been more terrifying to me in horror films. That’s just what Under the Shadow does. The plot revolves around the relationship between Shideh and her daughter, Dorsa, in the context of the Iran-Iraq conflict. A more insidious horror lurks just beneath the surface of the earth as extensive bombardment shakes the ground beneath their feet. Feelings of loneliness and helplessness are effectively conveyed by the film’s dread-effect. It’s clear that the filmmaker takes great effort in making every second important and increasing the unpredictability of the action in order to keep the audience on their toes. The audience, like the explosives, has no idea when or how the next apparition would appear. Because of this, they’re continually on edge, wondering if what they’re seeing on the screen is real or just an illusion. When it comes to significance, Under The Shadow has so many meanings that it’s impossible to keep track of them all. However, one thing is clear: this is a fantastic film.
6. Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020)
Even at the darkest days of your life, you can still live life to the fullest, and Dick Johnson Is Dead shows you how. Follow-up to the critically praised film Cameraperson, Johnson shows that Kristen’s skills are no fluke as she develops a humorous picture that successfully balances bizarre tone shifts in order to create an engaging experience. But the final 30 minutes are so heartbreakingly funny that it’s worth the price of admission!
7. Like Crazy (2011)
Low-budget movies can succeed! In the same way that Crazy teaches other romantic comedies, this film demonstrates that a romantic film may be both charming and tense at the same time. Felicity Jones, who plays a British girl who falls in love with an American, Jacob, while attending college, is a standout in this film. After a spur of the moment decision, she decides to overstay her visa in order to be with him. Intimacy is what sets this film apart from the rest, and it’s based on the writer/own director’s 8-year long-distance relationship, so it’s authentic. A fantastic choice if you’re looking for heart-pounding suspense, look no further.
8. The Social Dilemma (2020)
Ex-Google, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest executives, as well as the former president of the company, testify in this new documentary about the extent to which social media is damaging us. They’ve all quit their jobs due to (very valid) ethical issues, which they’ve expressed in this forum.
An interview-based documentary and a fiction film follow a family whose relationship is strained by the proliferation of social media. In addition to providing a pleasant break from the intensity of the guests’ remarks, this allows the audience to see the real-world implications that the interviewers are making. How ferocious? Within the next 20 years, one of them anticipates civil war.
9. Wildlife (2018)
Directed by Paul Dano and based on Richard Ford’s novel of the same name. During the 1960s, Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal play a married couple who take their only child and travel to a new town together. Gyllenhaal’s character loses his butler job and decides to leave the industry for a more dangerous one, firefighting. It is about his wife’s reaction to the incident and the effects on their child of their actions as both parents respond to it. However, Wildlife doesn’t need any of that; there are no surprises or twists in the plot. This heartbreaking tale of a family’s demise is depicted in all of its gloom. The cast’s amazing (but expected) performances are the only things keeping me entertained.
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name, this film’s coming-of-age tale is at first lighthearted but quickly descends into melancholy. Ezra Miller and Emma Watson are outstanding as two high school seniors who become friends with a young man. However, when he gets closer to one of them, his concerns and past traumas come to the fore. Because of how far it went, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of the best movies ever made. Easy and tough are perfectly balanced in this game. If there ever was a movie like this, it would be this one.