Every movie buff feels a little bit overwhelmed during Award Season and who wouldn’t with so many films to watch before the cinema’s most important time of the year comes to an end?
Sometimes we spend time on movies that end up being a total waste of our time. So, in case you were wondering what movies are actually worth watching before this award season is over, we’ve got you covered with this top 20 movies that promise not to suck.
Without further ado, here are the best 20 movies that you need to watch ASAP.
20. The Light Between Oceans
If you are into movies like “Blue Valentine” and “The Place Beyond The Pines,” then you will absolutely LOVE this film.
19.The Birth Of A Nation
The film takes place in 1831, and it focuses on slavery, and the struggles people went through in those days. Many critics have recommended the film because of the beautiful and meaningful message it sends.
This emotional film tells the story of Chiron, a young guy that comes from a dysfunctional home and lives in Miami during the “War on Drugs” time. Moonlight sums up Chiron’s struggle with life and with his sexuality.
17. Hacksaw Ridge
You might think ‘Oh another World War II story”, yes it is, but it’s one you’ve never seen before. The film is based on the life of Desmond T. Doss, the famous army doctor that went through the war without using a single gun! Hacksaw Ridge, not only has an excellent script but is also Mel Gibson’s comeback as a producer.
Loving tells the story of a multiracial couple that developed their love (and got married) in Virginia during 1958. The movie’s plot is about this couple’s situation. It turns out the pair is under a severe arrest order. Will they be able to overcome this major obstacle? Check it out!
Mathew McConaughey hits the big screen playing a character that is far from success. But he has something; an obsession with gold that maybe will finally take him out of his everlasting misery.
The 2009 US Airways Flight disaster is about to be told from Sully’s (the pilot) point of view. I guess it is pertinent to say that Tom Hanks does it again! Might be one of his best works, really.
13. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Billy Lynn is a hero from the Irak War, but it doesn’t take long until he finds out the damage and side effects the war left inside of him, Lynn has to understand how this situation is way beyond his physical state.
12. 20th Century Women
This dramedy is all about showing a peek of what it was to live during this decade. It doesn’t focus on major personalities but rather in a regular middle-class family kind of story. It’s a refreshing and satisfying thing to watch.
11. Nocturnal Animals
Based on the novel titled Tony and Susan, the film tells the story of a woman that owns an Art Gallerie and how she’s being haunted by her ex-husband. However, she’s chasing only one thing; revenge.
10. American Pastoral
The War is over, and it is a perfect time for a man to recognize and acknowledge his oh-so-perfect life. But it doesn’t last long until he sees how everything starts to crumble because of his daughter’s political preferences.
9. Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey
This documentary is all about the cycle of life in our universe. It’s birth and death, the horror and the beauty that surrounds this “little” thing called nature.
Natalie Portman recreates Jacqueline Kennedy’s life after the traumatic assassination of her husband. She literally lost everything, including herself. In the light of this matter, you will see what it took Jacqueline to actually get back on her feet.
7. Live By Night
The movie is set in the 20’s when the line between legal and not-so-much didn’t exist yet. So anyone with the necessary drive could easily get power and lots of money in the “street market.” But what happens when Joe Coughlin, brakes the only rule not to be broken?
6. La La Land
The film tells the love story between a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress, pretty cute. But come on, you know you are watching it because of Ryan freaking Gosling and Emma Stone. It basically has success written all over it.
5. Patriots Day
After the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing attack, the residents are left with an unbearable fear. Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders, along with the rest of the police officers, are in charge of getting the suspects of the accident and avoid a sequel.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are on board of a spaceship that will take them to a better place with far more quality of life than Earth could offer them. But it doesn’t take long until it all takes a surprising twist.
It’s Pixar we are talking about, of course, this will be a homerun! Only by looking at the trailer I am in desperate need of watching this movie. What about you?
2.4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Oh yeah! Star Wars IS BACK. We are sure you all have your calendars marked down with the releasing date and preparing everything to be the first one of your friends to have the tickets for the premier. Am I right?
It’s a film about an African-American family living in the 50s, and the movie shows the struggles they face as a family in a moment of history when racism was fully acceptable.This father does everything he can to stay afloat and raise his family on good terms.