Again, we’re on the cusp of another weekend and we’re in the midst of bringing you our weekly list of recommended movies. Work or school stress and the stress that takes up a whole week, in short, the effort we put in to keep our lives at their best is quite valuable.
Our lists of recommended films of the week also exist for all of these moments. feel something; to feel, feel, be afraid, smile… This is part of our life, and cinema conveys this reality very well, and sometimes even keeps it alive. Of course, watching movies is not the only way to spend time productively, but, admittedly, not a bad one.
If you miss sitting and enjoying a good movie, you can choose a movie that suits your mood and embark on a unique journey into the magical world of cinema. On our list of films on offer this week, which consists of the genres of drama, action, suspense, romance, and dark comedy; There are many films from powerful productions that are underrated to entertaining works by directors that have recently shone. You can choose the one you need from 9 films that we have presented in short paragraphs.
We hope that among the films that we have collected for you, you will find a production that will cheer you up this weekend, and we wish you a pleasant reading!
You can also check out our article on last week’s movie recommendations: 10 great movie suggestions for those thinking about what to watch this weekend.
1. Two Faces of January – Two Faces of January (2014) – IMDB: 6.2
“Two Sides of January” is the first feature-length thriller from screenwriter Hossein Amini, filmed in 2014. Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac star in this film, adapted from the 1964 novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. Filmed in Greece and Turkey, the film was screened for the first time as part of the special Berlinale gala concerts of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. The film was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Independent Feature Film.
Chester McFarland and his wife Colette, a wealthy couple visiting the historic ruins of Athens in Greece in the early 1960s; During their journey, they meet Rydal, who looks like a wise guide. Longing for McFarland’s laid-back lifestyle, Rydal is actually a con artist and happily accepts a socialite couple’s invitation to dinner. However, Chester has a dark past that haunts him, and after the mysterious death of a curious private detective, he must open old notebooks. When a dangerous game of cat and mouse takes them to Istanbul, Chester can only trust Rydal. But the big question is whether Rydal can trust one of the McFarlands.
2. Son of a Gun – Gang Games / Gang Wars (2014) – IMDB: 6.4
Son of a Gun is a 2014 crime thriller film written and directed by Julius Avery. With an ensemble cast including Brenton Thwaites, Ewan McGregor, Alicia Vikander and Jacek Koman, the film was nominated for Best Feature Film at the London Film Festival.
Jailed for a relatively minor crime, 19-year-old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Being protected is paramount in this supernatural environment. JR soon finds himself under the protection of Australia’s most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch. However, this has a price. The plan of Lynch and his team for this young apprentice; Upon his release, he helped Lynch commit a daring act of defection that freed him. As a reward, JR was invited to the million dollar heist team; When something suddenly goes wrong, he rushes into the chase, in which he does not know who to trust. Will JR have to clash with his former mentor?
3. The Devil’s Rejects – Horror Gang (2005) – IMDB: 6.7
The Devil’s Rejects is a 2005 black horror comedy film written and directed by Rob Zombie. The second film in the Firefly film series, this production is also a sequel to the 2003 film House of 1000 Corpses. This film, which grossed over $20 million despite its $7 million budget, stars Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, Ken Forey, Matthew McGrory and William Forsyth.
Sheriff John Quincy Wydell of Ruggsville, Texas, orders an attack on the home of Firefly’s sadistic serial killer family and arrests Firefly’s mother, but two other killers who are in the house at the time manage to escape. Another family member wandering near the house also manages to escape. While searching for the father of the family, the deranged clown Captain Spaulding, the Fireflies plan to reunite at an abandoned motel in the desert. Continuing their violent actions against innocent people, this family kidnaps two singers. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell seeks revenge for the murder of his brother and deputy George Wydell and vows to catch the Fireflies and finish their job.
4. War of the Roses – War of the Roses (1989) – IMDB: 6.8
War of the Roses is a 1989 black comedy film based on Warren Adler’s 1981 novel of the same name. The film stars Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. The film, with a budget of $26 million, grossed over $160 million at the box office. War of the Roses was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Adapted Film.
Barbara and Oliver Rose are a happy married couple. However, this only happens after Barbara begins to imagine what life would be like without Oliver and enjoys what she sees. They both want to stay in the house they usually live in and so they start pulling tricks to get each other to leave. The only person caught in the middle of their fight is divorce lawyer D’Amato, who sees how far they’ve come and can go to get rid of each other. The film’s central question is: does all love ever end?
5. 35 Shots of Rum – 35 Single Rum (2008) – IMDB: 7.1
Directed by Claire Denis, this 2008 drama film stars Alex Descas and Mati Diop. This work, which premiered at the 65th Venice International Film Festival, won the Best Feature Film award at the Hamburg Film Festival.
Lionel is a single father who raised his daughter Josephine after his wife died in an accident. Over the years, the two began to switch roles, whose lives became extremely harmonious and they have a very healthy relationship. Lionel no longer has to take care of Josephine, but of Josephine’s father. But Lionel knows he has one more thing to do as a parent. For this reason, he tries to get Josephine to choose her own path in life and become a full adult. Just at that moment, a handsome young man steps between them.
6. Paterson (2016) – IMDB: 7.3.
Paterson, a 2016 drama film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, is an impressive work that was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Palm Dog Award. Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani star in Paterson, which doubled its $5 million budget and grossed $10 million at the box office.
In this film, which follows a week in the life of Paterson, a bus driver from Paterson, New Jersey, following the same routine every day, Paterson gets up early in the morning to go to his bus, listens to the conversations of passengers and recorded poetry. in the notebook he carries with him during breaks have become part of him. Paterson, coming home from work, took his wife Marvin’s dog for a walk and stopped for a beer at a bar; When his wife Laura wonders about the poetry he usually writes for himself, he has a chance to break the cycle.
7. Faust (1994) – IMDB: 7.4.
This 1994 drama and animation film directed and written by Jan Švankmajer was selected as the Best Czech Foreign Language Film at the 67th Academy Awards but was not nominated. This film, produced jointly by the Czech Republic, France, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany, often used stop-motion animation. The film was also shown in the Un Certain Regard program of the Cannes Film Festival.
In this impressive work, which is a very original example of Marlowe’s Doctor Faust, Goethe’s Faust and various other adaptations of a man who sells his soul to the devil; a man who was lured by a strange map into the very center of a creepy puppet theater; we see him find himself in an indescribably bizarre version of this play filled with live actors and giant puppets.
8. Burning – Doubt (2018) – IMDB: 7.5
Burning, a 2018 psychological thriller co-written with producer and director Lee Chang-don; It was inspired by Haruki Murakami’s short story “The Elephant Disappears” and “The Burning Barn” by William Faulkner. This performance, the director’s first film after an eight-year hiatus, premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it competed for the Palme d’Or and won the FIPRESCI International Critics’ Prize at that festival.
The son of a farmer who dreams of becoming a writer and is incarcerated, Jung-soo does odd jobs to make a living. One day, when Jung-soo meets her cheerful childhood friend Hae-mi, she agrees to feed the cat of Hae-mi, an aspiring actress who is about to go on a long trip to Africa. Meanwhile, while waiting for Hae-mi’s return, Jung-soo takes great pleasure in dreaming with her and starts spending more and more time in her tiny apartment. Finally He-mi returns; however, after receiving enough news to upset Jung-soo. Full of jealousy, suspicion, and confusion, Jung-soo realizes that Hemi might be in danger because he knows a secret.
9. Flames – The Fire Within (2010) – IMDB: 8.3
Incendies, a 2010 drama film directed by Denis Villeneuve, who co-wrote the film with Valerie Beaugrand-Champagne; Based on the play of the same name by Wajdi Muawad. The film, starring Lubna Azabal, Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin, Maxime Gaudette and Remy Girard, was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film. With over $16 million in revenue, despite a $6.5 million budget, The Flame was ranked #7 on The New York Times’ “Top 10 Movies of 2011” list.
A mother’s last wish will send her twin daughters Jeanne and Simon on a journey to the Middle East in search of their roots. With “Incendiary Fires” based on the famous play by Wajdi Muawad; We are witnessing a powerful and touching story about the journey of two young people to the heart of deep-rooted hatred, war and love.
We’ve come to the end of this week’s movie recommendations article. Hope to see you in our future movie offerings…
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