Wondering what to watch to fill the lazy long weekend you got coming up? Have you watched all the classics and now have nothing to watch. You need won’t need to look much further. The following movies are my personal favorites and would recommend them to anybody who would ask me about recommendations on the movies to watch. The following movies are not made in a specific order. I have not included the classics like the Godfather and the Dark Knight because I am pretty sure you guys have already seen them
PS. These are based on my own opinion so some of you might disagree, you can tell me which movies you would put here in the comment section. I will be looking forward to the replies.
- Cast: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes
The movie starts in a pre-apocalyptic world where the lead is going to be a single mother but is not sure if she wanna go through it. As the entities spread she is forced to hide inside a house with other survivors. It shows her struggle to survive in the post-apocalyptic world and eventually saving herself and the kids
While birdbox is a movie about women struggling to survive in a world of vision monsters, it’s equally the story of women overcome her inability to love and connect
- Genre: Horror, Thriller
- Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy
A man who has 23 personalities inside him is the lead actor. One of his personalities abducts 3 teen girls and keeps them as captives. Now we follow these three girls as they try and escape. Along the way, we get to see the different personalities but all of them are afraid of the one personality they refer to as THE BEAST.
It is a roller coaster of a movie with lots of twist and turns. It gets a strong recommendation from me if you are looking for a thriller.
- Cast: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L.Jackson
The protagonist is a man in his 30s who doesn’t know what to do with his life. He has a daughter and she lives with his wife as they are divorced. He is struggling to perform his best at work so he seeks restitution in alcohol. One night when he blows up a business deal he gets drunk and roams the streets from where he is abducted.
The movie is really fun to watch and everybody should watch it at least once.
- Genre: Mystery, Thriller
- Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo
I know I said I wouldn’t include classics but this is just too good to leave out.
The movie takes place on an island where there is a special facility built to keep the mentally unstable people. DiCaprio plays the role of a US Marsal going n the island with his partner to investigate the disappearance of a patient. There are a lot of twists and turns as we go through with the movie but the movie still manages to get you attached to DiCaprio.
However, the ending of the movie is still very foggy as we are not sure what we see is completely true.
- Genre: Mystery, Thriller
- Cast: John Cusack, Alfred Molina, Amanda Peet
In this movie carries two storylines together. In first 10 individuals are stranded in a deserted motel and suddenly people start dying one by one. The second story cut in on the case hearing of a man who is convicted of several murders. We are not sure how these two are inter-connected until the end of the movie.
This is one of the best psychological thrillers out there. It has withstood the test of time pretty well.
- Cast: Ben Afflick, Anna Kendrick
In the movie, Ben Affleck is an introverted child who is autistic and is extremely good with numbers. His father believes that to cure him he must make him face the problem. Ben travels the world as a child learning to fight from different trainers. This makes him a badass accountant who can fight and is sought after by cartels to handle their books.
The movie takes its time in telling the story. It requires the viewers to think and pay attention. The movies tells its story in a different way than other movies of its kind. And that’s what makes it one of the best must-watch movies
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Sc-Fi
- Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordan-Levitt, Ellen Page
OMG do I even need to say anything about this movie. I know some will say it is a classic but it was just too good to not include.
The story is one of a kind story. It takes place in a futuristic world where people are able o transmit themselves into people’s dream to extract information. DiCaprio is guy know as the extractor. He takes on this one big job so that he can get his life back.
Hence, the best way to describe this movie would be as Matrix and James Bond whipped together and made even better.
- Genre: Drama, Thriller
- Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon
This is one of the best movies I have watched so far. It had a very different style of telling the story with 3 different perspectives. In the movie, the lead character is reading dedicated to her by her ex-husband. The novel as I feel is a personification of the writes feeling. The feeling that she felt when she left him for the rich and handsome man she is with now.
The movie is deeply moving and makes us question ourselves and our delusion of control. Therefore, it also makes us realize how helpless we could be in certain situations.
The movie causes you to go back and watch it again just to watch it from a different perspective.
No matter how many times you watch it, it still leaves us with one question that is ARE WE TRULY HAPPY?
- Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt
Movies like the Passenger are far and few between. Movies which make you question what would you do if you were in a situation like that.
In the movie CHRIS PRATT, our lead actor wakes up early on a spaceship heading to a distant planet with many passengers. But soon he finds out that he won’t live long enough to survive the journey. He finds himself feeling lonely and is faced with the question of WHETHER HE SHOULD WAKE SOMEBODY UP? and direct the other person’s life to eventual doom.
It is a real heart-touching must watch movie. However, some might say he is wrong and some might say he is correct. Your opinion is up to make.
Now You See Me 1 & 2
- Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
- Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco
In this movie and its follow up we see the formation of this group called the Four Horsemen. It consists of five magicians who are the best at what they do. We follow them as they perform this massive heist on stage with a front of a huge audience.
Both the movies were a joy to watch. And they didn’t feel stretched. It always that my mind was engaged as there was always something going on. And that’s what makes these two a must watch movies
- Year: 2005
- Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
- Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Adrian Martinez
The movie is about a con man who teaches con women how to be better con woman. It is a great pass time to watch movies. The movie doesn’t let you attach to a character as you never know who to trust.
To simply put it, it is like Ocean 11 movie with more drama and less silly stuff.
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