While the country was fretting over the disease, Hanks and director Jonathan Demme put a human face on it for everyone to see. Farrell is gifted unprecedented complexity in his Sophie's Choice, Nicole Kidman challenges him with every move, and Keoghan gives a performance that echoes Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets 2017 Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna Directed by: Luc Besson Written by: Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Méziéres Length: 2hr, 17min Rotten Tomatoes: Available on Amazon Prime: March 1st If you have heard about this movie, you know that this is a strange pick for this list. Saturday Night Fever 1977 Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller Saturday Night Fever contains the most John Travolta John Travolta performance of all the actor's projects. Willem Defoe gave a tour de force performance as the manager of the complex that will most likely go down as his greatest. One thing continues to nag him - the specifics of his last case.
You'll breathe a sigh of relief when the characters have a stroke of good luck and nearly be broken down to tears when it all inevitably falls apart. The Handmaiden 2016 Some movies splash across the screen, others turn scenes into bold brushstrokes. If you're looking for a good cry, look no further. Saturday Night Fever 1977 You know the songs by the Bee Gees and the iconic white suit, but there's more to this gritty slice of New York nightlife than John Travolta's killer dance moves. Anchored by a vulnerable, complex performance from Sissy Spacek and a showy turn from Piper Laurie as Carrie's God-fearing mother, it's the rare horror film that works both as psychological portraiture and special-effects blowout. You feel the passion and desire underneath the surface of every scene. Winter's Bone 2010 Jennifer Lawrence's breakout role, which earned her an Oscar nomination, depicts with unflinching realism the bleak, poverty-stricken world of the Ozarks and the criminal enterprises that operate within it.
Manchester by the Sea 2016 Clocking in at three hours, this story of a handyman Casey Affleck who returns home to care for his late brother's teenage son Lucas Hedges is an epic of intimate proportions. Adore 2013 This movie came out in 2013, and some of us felt a little too judged to hand our tickets to the theater attendants. Parents who are trying to find family-friendly movies on Amazon Prime Video, I understand your plight. The film followed a group of children in a rundown Florida motel complex just outside of Disneyland who witness the horrors of their surroundings but are far too young and innocent to notice. Thanks to a commitment by Washington to film Wilson's body of work, the world can now witness this tightly wound examination of African-American life, adapted for film by Wilson himself he completed the screenplay before his death in 2005.
Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey star in this fantasy rom-com as a couple who erase each other from their memories after a painful break-up. Aiming for a little kick back, you end up perusing title after title, intent on finding just the right movie, ultimately unsure what to choose in the face of overwhelming options. As alcohol and hours disappear, the tension ramps up at Joe's apartment, creating a will-they-or-won't-they plot that's far more satisfying than your typical erotic titillation. It's a hilarious '90s gem that has Murray transitioning from his shit-disturber film phase to his more world-weary one also: a blessing in the form of under-appreciated actor Stephen Tobolowsky. It's Raiders of the Lost Ark for the Angry Birds era. We've also looked at the age ratings from the trusted folks at Common Sense Media so that you're not relying on the Motion Picture Association of America's sometimes-vague ratings system. Fish Tank stars Katie Jarvis and Michael Fassbender as a teenager and the boyfriend of her mother.
We have to admit that the movie selection isn't as good as Netflix's, but the options here might surprise you. Shotgun Stories 2007 Starring: Michael Shannon, Barlow Jacobs, Glenda Pannell We forgive you if you've never heard of Jeff Nichols's Loving debut film. Arrival 2016 Based on a novella by acclaimed science-fiction writer Ted Chiang, Arrival abandons space operatics and alien super-weapons to tell a first-contact story about the virtues of communication. Confidential, makes the academic world of department meetings and cocktail parties come alive with spark and wit. There's nothing in this G-rated romp that should offend parents or children, as it takes audiences on an exploration of the solar system, and teaches them about gravity, dust storms and space debris. File under: The best of the new movies on Amazon Prime to watch when you've run out of Atlanta episodes and need to get your Donald Glover fix.
They've seen films like Manchester by the Sea, The Salesman, I Am Not Your Negro, and The Big Sick garner Oscar acclaim. Baumbach's dialogue is true and funny, and his cast is marvelous. All of this is part of the fabric of Election, that focuses on the ambitions of Enid Flick Reese Witherspoon , a go-getter who will steamroll anyone that threatens her bid for class president. Honorable Mention: Julia 2008 Written by Michael Collins, Camille Natta, Erick Zonca, Aude Py Directed by Erick Zonca Starring Tilda Swinton, Aidan Gould, Saul Rubinek, Kate del Castillo, Jude Ciccolella, Bruno Bichir, Kevin Kilner, Ezra Buzzington, Eugene Byrd, Horacio Garcia Rojas, John Bellucci, Roger Cudney, Neko Parham In a movie landscape where being grounded in reality is so pivotal, many crime action-dramas miss that mark. From the amazing visuals, to the sweeping score, to the acting chops of the main cast, Apocalypse Now is a terrifying masterclass in filmmaking.
The underdog story of poor Charlie Bucket, who finds a rare Golden Ticket and gets to meet Willy Wonka himself, is filled with immense drama, huge laughs, and touching friendships. The problem: Sook-hee falls madly, lustfully in love with her target. Mortensen is superb as the grizzled patriarch and the casting of the kids is spot on. Kristen Wiig plays Annie, a down-on-her-luck thirtysomething who's asked by her best friend Lilian Maya Rudolph to be her Maid of Honor. You Were Never Really Here 2018 You've seen hitman movies, but you've never seen Lynne Ramsay's hitman movie. Again, these movies are all streaming for free on Amazon with a Prime membership, but can still be rented or purchased without a Prime membership. From the soundtrack to the haircuts, to the videogames this is a love letter to the era and one big fun burst of nostalgia.
And yeah, Dave Franco is actually okay in this one! As Bradley Thomas, a bald-headed ex-con who gets sent to jail after a series of semi-tragic criminal mishaps, Vaughn fills the frame with his body, occasionally contorting his limbs for comedy but mostly thrusting them at his enemies in the movie's patiently filmed, incredibly graphic action set-pieces. Charlie Hunnam, rousing and physical, stars as Percy, a turn-of-the-20th-century military man who embarks to South America to map Bolivia and cleanse his family name of scandal. A woman named Elena Castillo picks her up off the street one night. We remember it so fondly for a few reasons. If parents squint closely, they'll make out Bryan Cranston as Zordon and Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa. The group were so enigmatic, so cocksure of themselves that they come across brilliantly on camera.