We are looking forward to another weekend. Some of us are busy with work, some are busy studying; We are tired of the mobility of everyday life. In the midst of all this chaos, everyone deserves a breather… That’s what our recommended movies list is for.
Likes genres of horror, drama, thriller, western and crime; We have collected for you 9 films that received recognition and took part in important film awards. You can choose the movie you want from our suggested movies and add color to your weekend. It is enough to scroll through the page to get acquainted with the films, which we briefly introduced with the content and technical details …
You can also check out last week’s movie recommendations: 8 great movie suggestions for those thinking about what to watch this weekend.
1. Skyscraper – Skyscraper (2015) – IMDB: 5.5
High-Rise is a 2015 dystopian thriller film directed by Ben Wheatley. Based on the 1970s novel of the same name by J. G. Ballard, this film stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss. High-Rise premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival where the film was nominated for a Platform Award with only half of its $8 million budget at the box office.
In the 1970s in London, Dr. Robert Lang moves into a new high-rise apartment building. It soon becomes clear that there is a deep class gap between the wealthy apartment dwellers upstairs and the tenants downstairs. Over time, these differences will turn into a full-scale war. This story, in which social norms collapse in a dystopian way, will be accompanied by murders, riots and discrimination.
2. Better Watch Out – Safe Neighborhood (2016) – IMDB: 6.5
The 2016 psychological horror film Better Watch Out, directed by Chris Peckover, premiered at Fantastic Fest and was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Horror Film in subsequent years. Olivia DeJong, Levi Miller and Ed Oxenbould star in Better Watch Out, which received acclaim despite its box office performance well below its $3 million budget.
At a normal time, when the word “suburb” is mentioned, the word “safety” comes to mind, but on the festive night in this story, suburbia is not at all safe. Ashley (Olivia DeJong) has a job as a babysitter for the night and thinks it will be easy. But that idea soon turns into the opposite when dangerous intruders break in and threaten her and her babysitter, 12-year-old Luke (Levi Miller). As Ashley defends herself and Luke as best she can, some clues lead her to the conclusion that this incident was no ordinary break-in.
3. Red Sparrow – Red Sparrow (2018) – IMDB: 6.6
Based on Jason Matthews’ 2013 novel of the same name, Red Sparrow is a 2018 action thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence and written by Justin Haight. It stars Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons. Red Sparrow, which doubled its huge budget of around $70 million and made $150 million; it was nominated for numerous film awards, but was criticized for its editing, which emphasized form more than content.
Dominika Egorova, the famous Russian soloist of the world-famous Bolshoi Theater, is forced to make a very difficult decision when she sees her brilliant career come to an abrupt end. As a result of this decision, Uncle Vanya Yegorov, a mysterious person, appoints him to serve the state. Dominika, who became the new agent of the Secret Sparrow School; After intense training in close combat, weapons and sexual manipulation, the Russian state can now use these weapons against prestigious targets. And soon Dominika, who received her first assignment; He attempts to contact Nate Nash, a CIA agent assigned to uncover the identity of an unknown Russian informant. Can he survive in a world full of whistleblowers, secrets to protect and serious dangers?
4. Dry (2020) – IMDB: 6.8.
The Dry is a 2020 detective drama film directed by Robert Connolly, based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Jane Harper. It stars Eric Bana, Genevieve O’Reilly, Keir O’Donnell and John Paulson. It was stated that Force of Nature, which is considered a sequel to the original novel, will also be adapted for the big screen. One of the most valuable works of Australian cinema in recent years, “Dry” has received many local and national awards. The film grossed approximately $17 million.
Luke Hadler, childhood friend of federal agent Aaron Falk, killed his wife and child before pointing a shotgun at himself and then committed suicide. To attend the funeral of his childhood friend Luke, Aaron returns to the arid lands of Kivarra, 20 years after a horrific event that shocked the entire community, once again witnessing the carnage. But in this region, which has been at the epicenter of a devastating drought for a decade now, it is believed that there is an invisible connection between the two bloody events. And slowly, as Falk descended deeper and deeper into this mysterious realm; Deep animosity, prejudice and hatred among the townspeople begin to surface. What actually happened in Kivarra, where there was not a single sinless and innocent?
5. Gozu – Bull-Headed Devil (2003) – IMDB: 6.9
Gozu, a 2003 horror comedy directed by Takashi Miike and written by Sakichi Satō, combines yakuza stories with ghost stories, urban legends, and Japanese folk epics. Despite a very low budget and limited distribution opportunities, Gozu won awards and was nominated for awards at many festivals such as Sitges, Cannes, Faro Island and starring Hideki Sone and The Aikawa Show.
A member of the Azamawari team, Minami has great respect for her senior colleague Anika Ozaki, who saved his life in the past. Recently, however, Ozaki’s quirks (such as the chihuahua he saw claiming to be in a yakuza gang) have made everyone worry about his sanity. President Azamawari, not understanding the symptoms of Ozaki’s insanity, orders Minami to execute him by taking him to a junkyard in Nagoya City. The fate of these two brothers, twisted in a spiral of violence, will become more and more complicated with the disappearance of Ozaki’s body.
6. Four Lions – Four Lions (2010) – IMDB: 7.3
It is the directorial debut of Chris Morris and is a 2010 political satire and black comedy film written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong. The film stars Riz Ahmed, Kayvan Novak, Nigel Lindsay, Arsher Ali and Adil Akhtar. It earned Chris Morris the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut, doubling its budget and grossing nearly $5 million.
Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who are carried away by their abstract dreams of victory, but whose dreams soon begin to crumble. This group of British Muslims decides to start a local jihad. Two people from this group decide to go to Pakistan for military training. Meanwhile, others are working on some preparatory plans. However, they soon find themselves in the middle of a chain of events that will make them doubt that they have the skills to carry out acts of terrorism.
7. We Need to Talk About Kevin – We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) – IMDB: 7.5
We Need to Talk About Kevin is a 2011 psychological thriller and drama film directed by Lynn Ramsey and based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Lionel Shriver. The first filming of the film project, which began a long process of development and financing in 2005, could only begin in mid-2010. We Need to Talk About Kevin, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, grossed $10 million despite its $7 million budget. The Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated film stars Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller.
Eva puts aside her ambitions and career to give birth to Kevin. The relationship between mother and son is not easy from the first years. At the age of 15, Kevin does something unreasonable and unforgivable in the eyes of the whole society. Eva bitterly struggles with feelings of regret for not fulfilling her responsibilities. Did he ever love his son? And how much of what Kevin did was his fault? What Kevin says or does becomes more and more strange and dangerous.
8. Badlands – Blood Soil (1973) – IMDB: 7.7
Badlands, another film from our movie recommendation article, written, directed and produced by Terrence Malick; It is a 1973 neo-noir crime-drama film that also marks the director’s directorial debut. The film, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek, was preserved at the Library of Congress in 1993 by the U.S. National Film Registry as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film was also nominated for a BAFTA award for Sissy Spacek’s strong performance.
Holly is a teenager living in a small town with her father, a sign artist. Not surprisingly, Holly’s father, who starts spending time with Keith, a flustered man who looks like James Dean when he has time, objects to his child meeting Keith, and when they argue, Keith kills him. Thus, the duo embarks on an exciting journey in which they try to find a piece of happiness. They are soon followed by bounty hunters, but this is not enough to stop them on their crazy journey. This film is a flexible adaptation of a series of events that took place between 1957 and 1958.
9. Hood – The Sin of Fools (1963) – IMDB: 7.8
Hood, a 1963 western film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Paul Newman, Melvin Douglas, Brandon de Wilde and Patricia Neal, was based on Larry McMurtry’s 1961 novel Horseman Pass By. Hood, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival, received 3 Oscars and 3 Oscar nominations. The film, which has been included in such film awards as the Golden Globe and BAFTA, has been protected by the Library of Congress and is included in the National Film Registry. Hood, which quadrupled its budget at the box office, earned a total of $10 million. Let’s take a look at the theme of this latest movie from this week’s movie recommendation article.
Hud Bannon is a ruthless teenager who stains everything and everyone he touches. Hud is the perfect embodiment of an aloof youth, chasing after everything, no matter the consequences. He also constantly clashes with his father Homer, a tough and very principled man. Hud’s nephew Lon admires Hud but soon realizes that Hud is using him. In a world of takers and takers, Hud is the winner. He is a con man, but defends this deception by saying, “I always say laws should be interpreted tolerantly and flexibly.”
This concludes our suggestions for films of the week, we look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks…
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