Gangs of cinepur

July, 2020

It’s a lazy Sunday. It’s pouring outside. Curling up in your room with some popcorn and binge-watching movies sounds like the perfect weekend plan. While you’re at it, here’s a list of movies you should watch this season –

10.  Mystic river (2003)

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

After the death of Jimmy’s daughter Katie, Sean- a police officer- investigates her murder which leads him to a crime that took place twenty-five years ago. Sean Penn won the Academy award for Best Actor for his role in the movie.

9.  Killing of a sacred deer (2017)

Genre: Thriller/Horror

Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the doctor's life in gradually unsettling ways. Soon, the full scope of Martin's intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter his domestic bliss forever.

8.  The lobster (2015)

Genre: Romance/Sci-Fi

In a dystopian society, single people must find a mate within 45 days or be transformed into an animal of their choice.

7.  The Death of Stalin (2017)

Genre: Comedy/Dark

When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria -- the sadistic secret police chief. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains -- just who is running the government?

6.  Tumbbad (2018)

Genre: Horror/Drama

When a family builds a shrine for Hastar, a monster who is never to be worshipped, and attempts to get their hands on his cursed wealth, they face catastrophic consequences.

5. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Genre: Comedy-Drama

Gustave H, a concierge, is wrongly framed for murder at the Grand Budapest Hotel. In the process of proving his innocence, he befriends a lobby boy.

4.   The Social Network (2010)

Genre: Drama/History

Mark Zuckerberg creates a social networking site, Facebook, with the help of his friend Eduardo Saverin. But soon, a string of lies tears their relationship apart even as Facebook connects people.

3.  Into the Wild (2007)

Genre: Adventure/Drama

Christopher McCandless, a young graduate, decides to renounce all his possessions and hitchhike across America. During his journey, he encounters several situations which change him as a person.

2. Kramer vs Kramer (1979)

Genre: Drama/Legal

Disinterested workaholic Ted develops a special bond with his son, Billy, after his wife Joanna walks out on them. However, Joanna soon returns, demanding full custody of their son.

 Special mentions

  • Never Rarely Always Sometimes (Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn and her cousin, Skylar, travel across state lines to New York City on a fraught journey of friendship, bravery and compassion)

  • Marriage story (A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a gruelling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.)

  • Kapoor and Sons (Brothers Arjun and Rahul return home to visit their ailing grandfather. Amidst numerous ongoing family problems, emotions get intensified when a girl causes a rift between the two.)

Special mention short films

  • The neighbours’ window (A middle-aged woman's life is shaken up when two younger people move in across the street.)

  • The silent child (Busy parents Sue and Paul decide to get help from social worker, Joanne, to prepare their youngest daughter Libby, who is deaf, for the big step of going to school for the first time. Joanne and Libby bond almost immediately, with Joanne beginning to teach a responsive Libby British Sign Language.)

1.  Dead Poets Society (1989)

Genre: Drama/Teen

John Keating, a progressive English teacher, tries to encourage his students to break free from the norm, go against the status quo and live life unapologetically. The movie won the Academy Award for best original screenplay.

List Courtesy : Harshil Khimani

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