Another weekend has come. The life of every person flows in the daily bustle. So, how can we make the most of the limited time we have for ourselves? Undoubtedly, we all need to clear our minds and relax… But in order to do this, we need to divert attention from the stress of our individual daily lives. Here is our list of recommended films for just that.
Among this week’s movie recommendations, there are only 9 films, one more interesting than the other, in the genres of science fiction, comedy, drama, action and horror. While some of these films are from world-famous directors, some of them are films made by young filmmakers who have just had their first directing experience. We think that anyone who browses our movie recommendations article can tap into at least one of these movies and find that “thing” in the article that will cheer you up for the weekend. We hope we are not mistaken.
Happy reading everyone…
You can also check out last week’s movie recommendations: 9 great movie suggestions for those thinking about what to watch this weekend.
1. Solaris (2002) – IMDB: 6.2
Solaris, a 2002 sci-fi and drama film, is the first film on our list of recommended films; This is an impressive work written and directed by Steven Soderbergh and produced by James Cameron, director of blockbusters like Titanic and Avatar. Despite critical acclaim, the film only grossed $30 million worldwide despite its $47 million budget.
The performance, which was nominated for three Saturn Awards, was nominated for the Golden Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film stars George Clooney.
Grieving psychologist Chris Kelvin is assigned to investigate an abandoned space station orbiting the mysterious planet Solaris. Here, horrified by the times, the crew members claim to have encountered a number of strange situations, including some all too human-like creatures. By the time Kelvin arrives at the space station, most of the crew is dead, lost, or mentally unstable.
As he boards the ship, Kelvin encounters an incredible force that could hold the key to mankind’s deepest dreams and darkest nightmares, and he realizes that strange things are happening at this station, especially at night. The sudden appearance of his recently deceased wife in his cabin is just one of them.
2. Heartbreak Gallery – Heartbreak Gallery (2020) – IMDB: 6.3
Acclaimed singer Selena Gomez is the executive producer of the 2020 romantic comedy film written and directed by Natalie Krinsky. Despite positive reviews from critics, this production failed to meet its $8 million budget and was not a box office success; It also features some new stars such as Geraldine Viswanathan, Dacre Montgomery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Molly Gordon, Phillipa Su and Bernadette Peters.
What if you had memories of every relationship you’ve ever been in? The film follows the life of Lucy (Geraldine Viswanathan), an art gallery assistant and emotional hoarder in her 20s living in New York City.
After her boyfriend recently dumped her, Lucy is inspired to create the Heartbreak Gallery, a collection of items left over from broken relationships. As news of this gallery spreads, a new movement begins to emerge for all the romantics in the city, including Lucy herself.
3. The Art of Self Defense – The Art of Defense (2019) – IMDB: 6.6.
The 2019 dark comedy and action film The Art of Defense is an entertainment production that premiered at South by Southwest. Written and directed by Riley Stearns, the film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola and Imogen Poots.
Casey (Jesse Eisenberg), a timid accountant, attends a local karate school to learn how to defend himself after being attacked by a motorcycle gang that terrorizes the streets at night. Under the watchful eye of charismatic trainer Sensei (Alessandro Nivola) and tough brown belt holder Anna (Imogen Poots), Casey finds a new sense of confidence for the first time in her life.
But when he attends Sensei’s mysterious nighttime classes; Starting over time to discover a new world for himself, Casey will go on a long journey, accompanied by a mysterious new mentor.
4. Best of Brooklyn – Brooklyn’s Saints (2009) – IMDB: 6.7
In Brooklyn, the epicenter of drug dealing, violence, racism, poverty, housing projects and corrupt cops, we track down three cops: Clarence Butler, an undercover African-American cop looking for a promotion to the office. Job. Sal, a drug enforcement officer who must earn money for his pregnant wife and future children; and Eddie, the oldest cop in the area, a week into his retirement. As the three cops grapple with their problems, their professional lives will intersect and their meeting will change the course of their lives forever.
The 2009 crime film The Finest in Brooklyn, directed by Antoine Fuqua, is an impressive work that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes star in the production, which doubled its $17 million budget. The role of Man-Human in the film, whose entire cast consists of non-professional actors, went to Zaire Page, a gang member in the neighborhood. Three months after filming, Zaire was sentenced to 107 years in prison for alleged involvement in the murder of Paige Letania Garcia.
5 Dan in real life – The Bumping Boy (2007) – IMDB: 6.8
Dan in Real Life, a 2007 comedy-drama film released by Walt Disney Studios, is an entertainment production that grossed approximately $70 million, almost 3 times its $25 million budget. The film, starring Steve Carell, was written and directed by Peter Hedges.
The Burns family gather at their Rhode Island resort: Dan (a widow with three daughters), Dan’s parents, various siblings and their families. During a conversation with a woman in a bookstore on the first morning he was there, Dan, whose aspirations were revealed in his soul and who felt a connection deep in his heart; He soon learns that this woman is dating one of Dan’s brothers and that he is also invited to family reunions. Although Dan can’t take his eyes off her, his brother is clearly in love with this woman and his entire family thinks she’s amazing. Will the unbearable tension and tension of this extended family reunion never end?
6. The Unbearable Weight of Great Talent – The Talented Mr. Cage (2022) – IMDB: 7.0
The Talented Mr. Cage, a 2022 action comedy film written and directed by Tom Gormican, stars Nicolas Cage as a fictionalized version of himself. However, the film, which earned enough to cover its budget, debuted at the South by Southwest festival and was released to theaters shortly thereafter. Cage, who initially turned down an offer to play himself “three or four times”, changed his mind and joined the film after Tom Gormican, the film’s writer and director, sent him a personal letter.
Unfortunately, Hollywood megastar Nicolas Cage has his back against the wall. Deep in debt after a bad divorce, Nick is willing to do whatever it takes to get his career back on track. Meanwhile, a kidnapping case is taking place in front of everyone. Right after that, the mission is filled with unwanted dangerous situations; He draws Cage into a crazy adventure, causing trouble for all involved. And in this adventure full of undercover CIA agents, just like in the movies, weapons will have the final say.
7. Thank you for smoking – Thank you for smoking (2005) – IMDB: 7.5
“Thank you for smoking”; It is a 2005 critical black comedy film written and directed by Jason Reitman and starring Aaron Eckhart, based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Christopher Buckley. The film, which grossed nearly $40 million, quadrupling its $10 million budget at the box office, received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Comedy – Musical Film and earned Aaron Eckhart a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor comedy or musical.
Nick Naylor, vice president of the Academy for Tobacco Research, faces a seemingly impossible task. This mission is to promote smoking at a time when health risks are becoming too obvious to be ignored. However, Nick often turns his clients into altruistic, benevolent victims and takes pleasure in protecting him.
Nick’s worst enemy is Vermont Senator Ortolan Finistirre, who advocates the use of skulls and bones in cigarette packs in the Senate. Nick’s son Joey, who lives with his mother and meets his father on a business trip, is expected to understand and respect his father’s philosophy.
Nick, who aspires to be a role model for his son, works hard for it. Meanwhile, ambitious reporter Heather Holloway; Nick’s life is turned upside down when he betrays her by revealing his secrets in bed with Nick. But Nick, who always has another coffin nail in his bag, will get his revenge.
8. Destiny (2001) – IMDB: 7.6
Destiny is a 2001 domestic drama film directed and written by Zeki Demirkubuz based on the 1942 novel The Stranger by Albert Camus. The film, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, was nominated for an Un Certain Regard Award.
In addition, “Destiny”, which won the 3rd place among the best films at the Golden Orange Film Festival in Antalya, won the “Best Director” award for the film’s director Zeki Demirkubuzu; Bahar Evgin, the film’s artistic director, was awarded the “Best Production Design” award at this festival, and Serdar Orchin, the lead actor, was awarded the “Special Jury Prize”. Zeynep Tokus also stars in the film, as does Serdar Orchin.
Musa, who works as an accountant at customs, finds life empty and absurd. Not to mention trying to change your life; in spite of everything, he has left himself to the flow of events, because he thinks that everything has come to an end, that everything has an end. So much so that he was not even affected by the death of his mother. Although he loves his mother very much, he sees death as a salvation.
9. Victim – Victim (1986) – IMDB: 7.9
The Sacrifice, Andrei Tarkovsky’s last feature film written and filmed before his death, is the last film on our list of recommended films and also a 1986 drama.
The film, starring Erland Josephson, was produced by the Swedish Film Institute. The Victim was Tarkovsky’s third film outside the Soviet Union after the documentaries Nostalgia and Time Travel. Winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, the FIPRESCI prizes and for the best artistic contribution, as well as the Grand Prix of the Cannes Film Festival; The film, which was also nominated for the Palme d’Or, won the Best Foreign Language Film at the BAFTA Film Awards.
Alexander, a journalist, former actor and philosopher, tells his little son how he is worried about the lack of spirituality of modern humanity. World War III broke out on Alexander’s birthday. Our despondent nature prays to God and offers him everything as a sacrifice so that there will never be war again.
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