Since the sweltering summer days arrived, we’ve been adamant about spending time indoors. Are you, like us, wondering what to do this weekend? We’ve got it all sorted for you! Here is a list of some lesser known, award winning movies to watch. They’re entertaining, amazing, and thought-provoking... Get. Set. Watch!
The film is a fascinating take on communicating with extraterrestrial life and about the possibilities of time travel. Considered as one of the best science fiction films of the decade, the tricky climax will leave you wondering about the mysteries of life. Amy Adams plays the lead and you won’t want to miss a scene!
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2. La La Land
The movie won six Academy Awards and has been the most talked film of this year. Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, La La Land is a film you can’t miss. This is not just any other musical, but one that will leave you teary-eyed. The film very tactfully captures the nitty-gritties of everyday life.
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, this movie captures the real time experiences as seen from the eyes of a boy named Mason. This movie is going to take you back in time to your childhood days. It is directed by Richard Linklater who was nominated for several awards!
4. Gone Girl
Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, this movie is about cheating and about the extent revenge can affect a human being. This exquisitely crafted film is the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s book and is considered one of the best thriller films in recent times. The dark twists in the plot and the way it follows along into the depths of the protagonist’s mind, will surely give you goosebumps.
Winner of the National Award for the Best Film on family values at the 60th edition of the Oscars, this tragic comedy has a very different take on family values. So, the next time you want to watch a movie that gives you some food for thought, we would recommend this one.
6. Basic Instinct
This neo-noir erotic thriller is about a writer accused of killing her husband and a detective given the responsibility to investigate the case. With every moment, this film is sure to devour all your attention and will constantly make you question which character to trust. Starring Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas, this one is worth all the hype.
7. Tubelight Ka Chand
Anurag Kashyap’s critically acclaimed short film will keep you engrossed throughout. It offers minimal dialogue but boasts commendable performances. The wonderful depiction of the essence of childhood, is a definite treat to the eyes.
8. The Imitation Game
Considered as one of the best performances by Benedict Cumberbatch, this film is based on a real-life British mathematician who cracks Nazi military codes for the Allies. Which helps save thousands of lives. Ladies, this one is a must watch. The film requires full concentration for you to enjoy it - but don’t worry, it’s worth every minute!
9. The Unknown Girl
The film, directed by the Dardenne brothers, is a Belgian-French drama about a young doctor who turns into a detective to investigate the death of a prostitute. This Cannes Film Festival Award Winner is considered as one of the finest and most intriguing films of recent times.
10. Personal Shopper
This French psychological thriller is about a woman who feels that she is in touch with spirits and ghosts. Kristen Stewart’s exquisite performance and the twisted storyline are both mind-boggling - making this film a must watch!