Choosing a film for a movie night has never been easier. Today we have access to countless of films at a touch of a button. We can determine the kind of movie that we want to watch by reading various online reviews that can be found on online newspapers and sites such as IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. And we can watch the selected movie by either logging onto our Netflix account or by paying a few dollars on YouTube.
Still, all this choice can make the actual process of choosing a film for a movie night rather stressful. We might find ourselves discouraged from watching a specific film that we would really enjoy by mediocre reviews or we might lack the patience to give a slow burner a chance. Why bother continuing with a movie that is unsuccessful in gripping us immediately when we can move on to something else in seconds?
Nonetheless, the ease with which we can watch films today more than makes up for the above mentioned drawbacks. Plus, it means that most of us are well versed in all things movies. Indeed, most of us have watched not only cult classic films but also movies that have been released relatively recently!
Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry and Sterling Knight are just some of the actors that made an appearance in 17 Again, a comedy film that was directed by Burr Steers. This funny movie was released exactly 10 years ago, back in 2009. The plot focuses on a 37 year old man named Mike whose life seems to be falling apart, all because he made the wrong choices as a teenager. However, things seem to be looking up for Mike when he is miraculously transformed into a teenager once again (IMDb).
The 2016 science fiction romance film Passengers was nominated for two Oscars. While the film didn’t actually win any it was nonetheless incredibly successful and went on to become a box office hit. The movie is set in a spacecraft that is slowly making its way to a distant colony planet. It is transporting countless passengers but after a malfunction in the sleep chambers two of them find themselves awake 90 years too early. Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt were cast as the lead characters in this engaging movie whereas actors such as Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne and Andy García (IMDb) were cast in supporting roles.
The Hunger Games?
The 2012 science-fiction adventure film The Hunger Games was the film that made Jennifer Lawrence into an international star. As most people are probably well aware, Lawrence played the role of Katniss Everdeen in this movie, a girl who takes her sister’s place in a televised competition known as the Hunger Games which sees two teenagers from the twelve districts of Panem competing until their very last breath. Apart from Lawrence, this movie also starred Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland (IMDb).
When Nick Dunne’s wife goes missing, he becomes the number one suspect in the investigation. Nick is perturbed but has no idea of the twisted things that he is yet to be subjected to. This is the plot of Gone Girl, a psychological thriller film that was directed by David Fincher and that was based on a novel of the same name written by the talented writer Gillian Flynn (who, according to IMDb, also wrote the screenplay). Released in 2014, this movie starred Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne whereas Rosamund Pike played the role of his wife Amy (IMDb).
When a group of gangsters take the life of a dog that belongs to an ex-hitman named John Wick, the latter decides to come out of retirement so as to hunt them down and get revenge for his innocent furry friend. The actor Keanu Reeves portrayed John Wick in this movie but of course a number of other actors such as Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo and Willem Dafoe (IMDb) got plenty of screen time too.
When a teenage girl named Bella Swan moves to a small town known as Forks, she quickly finds herself falling for a mysterious student at school. The student is named Edward Cullen and the mystery that surrounds him is rather easy to explain – he is a vampire and he too is not indifferent to Bella. This is the plot of Twilight, a romantic fantasy film that came out more than 10 years ago, all the way back in 2008. This movie is the first film in The Twilight Saga film series. As most are probably well aware, it was this movie that turned Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson (IMDb) into Hollywood A-listers overnight.
Aquaman is a superhero film that came out only last year, in 2018. It is actually the sixth installment in the DC Extended Universe. Jason Momoa was cast as the lead character in this movie whereas other talented actors such as Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren, Patrick Wilson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II were cast as supporting characters. Those who have seen this movie are without doubt aware that its plot centers on Arthur Curry, a human heir to the famous underwater kingdom of Atlantis who must find a way to reconcile the world of ocean with the world of land (IMDb).
Call Me by Your Name?
The 2017 coming-of-age romantic comedy Call Me by Your Name was inspired by a 2007 novel of the same name that was written by the writer Andre Aciman. The plot of this movie takes place in 80’s Italy. Timothée Chalamet played the role of the 17 year-old Elio Perlman in this film whereas Armie Hammer played the role of Oliver, a doctoral student who works as a research assistant for Elio’s father. As is to be predicted, Elio and Oliver fall in love. Apart from Chalamet and Hammer this film also starred Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel and Victoire Du Bois (IMDb).
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?
Harry Potter fans have without doubt seen Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a prequel and spin-off to the Harry Potter film series. Set in the mid 20’s, this film follows Newt Scamander, the author of the Hogwarts book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, who has no idea the adventures that await him when he arrives in New York for a stopover after one of his global excursions. Eddie Redmayne portrayed Newt in this film but plenty of other actors were featured in it too, including Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight and Carmen Ejogo (IMDb).
The Royal Tenenbaums?
Fans of Wes Anderson’s films will without doubt have seen this quirky movie. The Royal Tenenbaums is a comedy drama film that was released almost 20 years ago, all the way back in 2001. It starred a number of Anderson’s favorite actors, including Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson (who also helped co-write the screenplay). The plot of this movie focuses on the members of a very dysfunctional family who want nothing less than to re-unite under the same roof (IMDb).
The 2018 superhero film Venom was without doubt one of the most talked about films of last year. Venom is actually the very first movie in Sony's Marvel Universe which is an add-on to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ruben Fleischer directed this movie whereas actors such as Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze and Reid Scott all starred in it. The story line of this movie centers on an unsuccessful reporter named Eddie Brock who finds himself bonded to an alien entity. The alien entity takes a liking to planet earth and as such decides to stick around and protect it (IMDb).
Pride and Prejudice?
Based on a Jane Austen novel of the same name, the romance film Pride and Prejudice was released in 2005. Keira Knightley played the lead role in this movie - that of a woman named Elizabeth Bennett who might be living in 19th century England but who has a totally modern outlook on life. Much to her mother’s disappointment she says no to her cousin’s marriage proposal only because she doesn’t love him. When Mr. Darcy (portrayed by Matthew Macfadyen according to IMDb) comes along she feels an instant attraction to him. But he too is not suitable for her for he is much too rich.
Angelina Jolie was cast as the lead character in Maleficent, a dark fantasy film that was released five years ago, in 2015. Of course, Jolie was not the only actress to make an appearance in this movie. Other actors such as Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville were also featured. The movie follows Maleficent, a beautiful woman who is kind and pure. However, as she is forced to protect the land from an invading army, her heart hardens and she swears revenge on the invaders. She curses the daughter of the invading King’s successor but later comes to realize that she might be the only person who can restore peace (IMDb).
Bruce Nolan is upset about the way that life is treating him and as such spends most of his time complaining to God. Soon enough he is contacted by God himself who offers Bruce all of his powers if he thinks that he can do a better job than him. Bruce is excited and initially uses his new powers to better his own life. Soon enough however he realizes that the world’s prayers are being unanswered and learns that being God is not as easy as he initially thought. The funny actor Jim Carrey played the role of Bruce in Bruce Almighty, a fantasy comedy film, whereas Morgan Freeman played the role of God (IMDb).
The Big Sick?
In The Big Sick Kumail Nanjiani, a Pakistani comedian falls for the grad student Emily Gardner, and she is not indifferent to him either. However, complications soon arise, mostly because they come from two very different cultures. Kumail Nanjiani played himself in this movie (he also helped co-write the script) whereas Zoe Kazan played the role of Emily. Other actors such as Holly Hunter, Ray Romano and Anupam Kher also made a brief appearance. Fun fact: according to IMDb, The Big Sick was Nanjiani’s first lead role in a feature movie.
Friends with Benefits?
Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis were cast as the lead characters in Friends with Benefits, a romantic comedy that was released in 2011. Timberlake portrayed a man named Dylan and Kunis played the role of a woman named Jamie. Jamie and Dylan are co-workers who are quick to realize that they have quite a lot in common. With time, they become good friends. Upset by their unsuccessful forays into the dating world however the two decide to spice up their friendship (IMDb). Will their friendship survive? Or will Dylan and Jamie become more than just friends? If you have seen this romantic comedy then you probably know the answer to the questions above!
Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed Inglourious Basterds, a war film that came out exactly 10 years ago, all the way back in 2009. According to IMDb, this engaging movie starred a great number of talented actors including Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Mélanie Laurent, Til Schweiger, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger and Daniel Brühl among others. The plot of this movie focuses on a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers who are determined to overthrow a tyrannical dictator as well as on a French Jewish cinema proprietor who wants nothing more in life than to get revenge on those who took the life of her Jewish family members (IMDb).
Suburbicon is set in the 50’s in a peaceful, suburban community known as Suburbicon. It seems like nothing could interrupt the idyll of the families that live there. And yet a home invasion has unforeseen consequences on one seemingly normal family. This black comedy film was released in 2017. Interestingly enough, it was written and directed by the Hollywood A-lister George Clooney. The script however was not Clooney’s. Rather, it was co-written by the Coen Brothers and Grant Heslov. Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe and Oscar Isaac (IMDb) are some of the actors that made an appearance in this film.
Mary Poppin Returns?
It’s hard to believe that Emily Blunt, the actress who played the titular character in Mary Poppin Returns, did not win an Oscar for her outstanding performance! Of course, Blunt was not the only actor cast in this movie. Other skilled actors such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury also made an appearance in this movie. The movie focuses on the magical nanny Mary Poppins who makes a comeback so as to help Michael Banks’ children through a difficult time in their life (IMDb).
Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeannie Berlin, Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, Parker Posey, Corey Stoll and Ken Stott are just some of the actors that were cast in Cafe Society, a romantic comedy drama film that was written and directed by Woody Allen. This movie came out in 2016. Its engaging plot focuses on a young man named Bobby who leaves New York for Los Angeles which is where he gets a job with his uncle. Of course, complications soon arise – Bobby is quick to fall for his uncle’s secretary Vonnie without realizing that she is actually seeing her married uncle (IMDb).
Alice in Wonderland?
Tim Burton directed Alice in Wonderland, a dark fantasy adventure film that was released in 2010. The story line of this movie centers on Alice who is now 19-years-old and who decides to return to the magical world that she once came across as a child. She ends up not only meeting all of her old friends but also discovering that she is destined to end the Red Queen’s reign. Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover and Matt Lucas (IMDb) were all cast in this magical movie.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a coming-of-age drama film that was directed by the novelist and screenwriter Stephen Chbosky and that was based on Chbosky’s own novel which he wrote in the 90’s. This film follows Charlie, an introverted freshman who is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and her stepbrother Patrick. Logan Lerman played the role of Charlie in this film. Emma Watson portrayed Sam whereas Ezra Miller was cast as Patrick. Mae Whitman, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Joan Cusack and Paul Rudd also made a brief appearance in this movie according to IMDb.
500 Days of Summer?
The actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt played the role of Tom in this movie, a greeting card writer who is smitten by his co-worker named Summer (portrayed by Zooey Deschanel). The two start dating but eventually Summer breaks things off with Tom, leaving him with a heartache that he can’t cure. Nonetheless, his relationship with Summer pushes him out of his comfort zone and he decides to pursue his passion – architecture. This movie ended up becoming a sleeper hit and according to IMDb, received two Golden Globe Award nominations.
Blade Runner 2049?
Ryan Gosling played the role of Officer K in this movie, a replicant who comes across a long-forgotten secret that could very well plunge the whole world into chaos. Blade Runner is a neo-noir science fiction film that came out two years ago, in 2017. It is actually a sequel to the 1982 movie Blade Runner which starred Harrison Ford as the lead character. As was to be expected, Ford made an appearance in this movie too, as did other actors such as Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista and Sylvia Hoeks (IMDb).
Single mother Tess has a difficult time trying to understand her daughter Anna. However, she is given a chance to get into her daughter’s head quite literally after the two receive cryptic messages in their fortune cookies and awake the next morning to find that they have switched bodies. Jamie Lee Curtis did a wonderful job of portraying Tess in this movie whereas Lindsay Lohan was great in her role of Anna. Of course, Curtis and Lohan were not the only two actresses cast in this ridiculously funny movie. Harold Gould, Chad Michael Murray, Stephen Tobolowsky, Christina Vidal and Mark Harmon are some of the other actors that made a brief appearance in this film.
Leonardo DiCaprio played the role of U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels in Shutter Island. Teddy and his partner are sent to a mental asylum that is located on a remote island where they are to investigate how one of the asylum’s patients managed to disappear without so much as a trace. Apart from DiCaprio this neo-noir psychological thriller film, which was released in 2010 according to IMDb, also starred Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Max von Sydow among others.
The Great Gatsby?
Based on a classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald that most of us read in school, The Great Gatsby is a romantic drama that was released in 2013. Baz Luhrmann not only directed this visually stunning movie but also co-wrote it too. Leonardo DiCaprio was cast as Jay Gastby, Tobey Maguire portrayed Gatsby’s neighbour Nick Carraway whereas Carrey Mulligan played the role of Daisy Buchanan, Gatsby’s love interest. Other actors such as Isla FisherJoel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Clarke and Amitabh Bachchan also made a brief appearance in this film according to IMDb.
The Theory of Everything?
The Theory of Everything is a biographical romantic drama film that was released back in 2014. The film is set in the 60’s in Cambridge University where the famous future physicist Stephen Hawking (portrayed by Eddie Redmayne according to IMDb) is studying and where he falls in love with a fellow classmate, a girl named Jane Wilde (played by Felicity Jones). Hawking’s life is turned upside down however when he discovers that he has motor neuron disease. Despite the bad news he begins his groundbreaking study of time.
Saving Mr. Banks?
Saving Mr. Banks is a 2013 period drama film that centers on Walt Disney and on his attempts to obtain the movie rights to “Mary Poppins”. However, the woman behind the magical nanny has no intention of allowing her beloved characters to be distorted by the big screen. Nonetheless, when she finds herself in need of cash she reluctantly agrees to reconsider Disney’s offer. Tom Hanks played the role of Walt Disney in this movie whereas Emma Thompson portrayed the stubborn author of “Mary Poppins”, according to IMDb.
The Master is a drama film that was released back in 2012. It starred a number of talented Hollywood actors including Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams among others. This film follows a World War II veteran named Freddie Quell who finds it incredibly difficult to adjust to the post war society. It is then that he meets a man named Lancaster Dodd who is the leader of “The Cause”, a religious movement that peaks Freddie's interest (IMDb).
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone?
Pretty much everyone has seen Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first installment in the world famous Harry Potter film series that was based on a magical novel series written by the talented writer J. K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone focuses on a young boy named Harry (played by Daniel Radcliffe) who is taken aback when he is told that he is a wizard and that contrary to what he has been told, his parents did not pass away in a car crash but rather were eliminated by a powerful wizard named Lord Voldemort. Now Harry must make his way down to Hogwarts, a magical school of witchcraft and wizardry where he is to learn how to be a wizard (IMDb).
The Big Short?
It’s the mid 00’s and a group of investors decide to make a bet against the mortgage market which leads them to discover just how flawed and corrupt it really is. If you’ve seen The Big Short then you know that the above is its plot. The Big Short, which was released in 2015, falls under the genre of biographical comedy drama film. It starred a great number of Hollywood A-listers including Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt (IMDb).
Silver Linings Playbook?
Bradley Cooper played the role of a man named Pat in this movie whereas Jennifer Lawrence played the role of a woman named Tiffany. Pat is a man with bipolar disorder who, once released from a psychiatric hospital, makes it his life mission to get back together with his wife. Tiffany is a widow with mental problems who agrees to help Pat get his wife back but only if he enters a dance competition as her partner. This is the plot of Silver Linings Playbook, a romantic comedy drama film that was released in 2012 and which won one Oscar (out of eight nominations) and one Golden Globe Award (out of four nominations according to IMDb).
Natalie Portman played the titular character in Jackie, a biographical drama film that was released in 2016. The movie focuses on Jackie's life right after the famous assassination of her husband. Apart from Portman other actors such as Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and John Hurt were also cast in this movie. This movie performed well at the box office and received good ratings and reviews from both film critics and the audience. According to IMDb, it was also nominated for three Oscars and one Golden Globe Award.
No Strings Attached?
No Strings Attached is a romantic comedy that was released eight years ago, in 2011. It was directed by Ivan Reitman and it starred Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher as the lead characters. Other actors such as Kevin Kline and Cary Elwes were cast in supporting roles. The plot of this movie is very similar to the plot of Friends with Benefits – two friends decide to spice up their friendship but in the process can’t help but fall in love with one another (IMDb).
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol?
Fans of the Mission: Impossible film series will without doubt have seen Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, the fourth installment in the famous film franchise. As in the previous films, the actor Tom Cruise once again played the lead character, Ethan Hunt, in this spy action movie. Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Paula Patton are some of the actors that were also featured in this film. This movie finds Cruise’s character trying to clear the IMF’s name after it is implicated in a serious matter that causes the U.S. government to disavow the organisation (IMDb).
The Avengers, sometimes referred to as Marvel’s The Avengers, is a famous superhero film that was released back in 2012. It is actually the sixth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Like most superhero films, this movie also starred a large ensemble cast of talented Hollywood A-listers including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Clark Gregg, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson and Stellan Skarsgård. The story line of this movie focuses on a number of heroes who must come together if they are to stop Loki and his army of extraterrestrial beings from taking over the world (IMDb).
Whether you have seen Jason Bourne, the 2016 action thriller film, probably depends on whether you have seen the other films in this franchise. Indeed, Jason Bourne is actually the fifth film in the Bourne movie series. Matt Damon reprized his role of Jason Bourne in this movie, a man who can’t remember his past after one of his missions goes awry. Apart from Damon this movie also featured Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles and Riz Ahmed (IMDb).
Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams were not only cast as the lead characters in the 2010 romantic drama film Blue Valentine, they also acted as the film’s co-executive producers! The plot of this film focuses on a married couple, Dean and Cynthia, and explores their evolution together. If you have seen this movie then you probably know that we the viewers are constantly taken back and forth in time between the period of their courtship and the dissolution of their marriage. Fun fact: according to IMDb, this movie was based on the film director’s Derek Cianfrance’s parents’ divorce.
Those who have seen pretty much all recent movies will without doubt have seen Eighth Grade. Eighth Grade is a comedy drama film that came out last year. Elsie Fisher was cast as the lead character in this movie whereas Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan and Fred Hechinger were cast in supporting roles. This movie follows a 13-year-old introverted girl named Kayla who tries her very best to make her way through the last week of middle school before she starts high school (IMDb).
Alfonso Cuarón wrote and directed Roma, a drama film that was released only last year, in 2018. The film is set in the 70’s and centers on the life of a maid that works for a middle class family in Mexico City. It is actually a semi-autobiographical take on Cuaron’s own upbringing in Mexico. This movie starred Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira, as well as a number of other less well known actors. As was to be expected, Roma received amazing reviews. Indeed, according to IMDb, it received two Golden Globe Award nominations (it won one) and as many as ten Oscar nominations.
The Danish Girl?
The Danish Girl was released four years ago, back in 2015. It is a romantic drama film that was directed by Tom Hooper and that starred Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, Amber Heard and Matthias Schoenaerts. The plot of this movie centers on an artist named Einar who, with the support of his wife Gerda, decides to go ahead and change his gender. According to IMDb, this film was nominated for as many as four Oscar Awards (it won one) and three Golden Globe Awards.
Public Enemies is a biographical mob drama film that was directed by Michael Mann and that was released exactly 10 years ago, back in 2009. Set during the Great Depression, this movie focuses on the famous bank robber John Dillinger who is pursued by an FBI agent named Melvin. The Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp was cast as Dillinger whereas Christian Bale played the role of the FBI agent Melvin. Others actors such as Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Stephen Dorff and Stephen Lang were cast in supporting roles according to IMDb.
The Ring is a supernatural thriller film that was released back in 2002. It was directed by Gore Verbinski and it starred actors such as Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman and Brian Cox. The plot of this movie focuses on a journalist named Rachel who decides to investigate a mysterious videotape that is said to result in the passing away of anyone who watches it within a week. This movie is one of those films that pretty much everyone has seen at least once in their life. According to IMDb, two sequels to it have been released since.
On the Road?
On the Road by Jack Kerouac has got to be one of the most famous books out there. As such, it comes as no surprise that a movie version of it was released back in 2012. Walter Salles directed On the Road, an adventure drama film that starred a great number of ambitious actors including Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Alice Braga, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Kirsten Dunst, Elisabeth Moss, and Viggo Mortensen. The movie follows an aspiring writer named Sal Paradise on his journey across the country with his friend Dean Moriarty and his girlfriend Marylou (IMDb).
Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and Saoirse Ronan are just some of the actors that were cast in Lovely Bones, a supernatural drama film that came out 10 years ago, in 2009. Like so many other films, this film was also based on a novel of the same name (written by Alice Sebold). The story line of this film focuses on a teenage girl named Susie whose life is taken away by her neighbor and who watches over her family from heaven as they try to come to terms with their loss (IMDb).
Any James Bond fans there? If so, they will without doubt have seen Spectre, a 2015 spy film and the 24th installment in the James Bond film series. As most are probably well aware (even if they haven’t seen this film), Daniel Craig portrayed the secret agent 007 in this movie whereas other actors such as Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes portrayed supporting characters. In this film Bond receives a cryptic message that leads him to discovering a secret organisation known as SPECTRE. The closer Bond gets to the secret organisation the more obvious it becomes that he is connected to it (IMDb).
Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Charlotte Le Bon, Anna Geislerová, Harry Lloyd and Toby Jones all starred in Anthropoid, an epic war film that was released back in 2016. The film was directed by Sean Ellis and the film’s plot was based on real life events, and to be more specific, on the real life Operation Anthropoid. Those involved in Operation Anthropoid during WWII hoped to successfully assassinate Reinhard Heydrich. This film was nominated for a number of awards (although it did not get any Oscar or Golden Globe Award nominations according to IMDb) and received fairly positive reviews, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
Brooklyn is a romantic drama film that was released in 2015. It was directed by John Crowley and it starred Saoirse Ronan as the lead character. Other actors such as Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters were also cast in this movie, albeit in supporting roles. This film is set in the 50’s Brooklyn and follows an Irish immigrant named Eilis. Initially Eilis is swept away both by the new country she finds herself in and a man who suddenly appears in her life. However, her past soon disrupts her idyllic life and she must choose between the two different countries that she calls home (IMDb).
A Serious Man?
A Serious Man is a black comedy drama film that was written, directed, edited and produced by the talented Coen Brothers. It came out exactly 10 years ago, back in 2009, and it starred Michael Stuhlbarg as the lead character. Other actors such as Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Simon Helberg, Amy Landecker, Fyvush Finkel and George Wyner were cast in supporting roles. Set in the 60’s, A Serious Man focuses on a physics professor named Larry whose life appears to be falling apart – his wife has decided to leave him for their neighbor, someone is trying to sabotage his job prospects and his jobless brother has just moved in (IMDb).