Whether you want drama, comedy, action or animated-fun, these potentially statute-grabbing films are designed to entertain.
Directed by Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk” tells the saga of Germany’s advancement into France during World War II, which effectively ensnared French, British, Dutch and Belgian troops on the beaches of Dunkirk, and the efforts of the Allied troops to escape.
Call Me By Your Name
Directed by Luca Guadagnino, “Call Me By Your Name” is a love story between Elio, a 17-year-old boy and Oliver, a doctoral student interning for Elio’s father. Set over a 1983 summer in Italy, this film explores the effect and power of love.
Directed by Jordan Peele, “Get Out” is a film that on the surface seems to revolve around the meet-the-parents-of-your-significant-other-moment in a relationship. But beneath the surface, you will discover layers of horror, disturbing realizations and suspense sure to have you on the edge of your seat.
The Shape of Water
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water” is a thrilling fantasy about the connection between Elisa, a mute woman, and a highly-classified South American creature covered in scales sustained in a water tank locked in a government laboratory.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, “Wonder Woman” finally brought the much-beloved, iconic and larger than life character to the big screen. As Wonder Woman, Diana, princess of the Amazons, fights for justice and freedom against the horrors of World War I.
The Big Sick
Directed by Michael Showalter, “The Big Sick” tests the theory of love through health and sickness. When Kumail’s new girlfriend Emily falls into a coma due to a serious illness, he is forced to create an unexpected connection with Emily’s worried family members in this brilliant, earnest comedy based on the real-life relationship of the screenwriters, Kumail Nanjiani (also lead actor in the film) and Emily V. Gordon.
Directed by Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird” is a thoughtful, emotion-invoking film that examines and celebrates one of the most complicated family bonds — the one between mother and daughter. When her husband loses his job, the responsibility of keeping the family safe, healthy and fed falls on Marion McPherson. On top of this emotional upheaval, McPherson must also tend to the tenuous relationship with her like-minded, passionate teenage daughter.
The Florida Project
Directed by Sean Baker, “The Florida Project” brings childhood to the silver screen in the most poignant, funny and heart wrenching way possible. The film balances the exuberance and innocence of youth with the unimaginable strains of poverty and desperation that overwhelm a loving mother.
Directed by Lee Unkrich, “Coco” is Disney – Pixar’s latest animated feature film to captivate audiences worldwide. The colorful, artistic and visually stunning film follows Miguel, a young boy, as he follows his love of music to an unexpected place — the Land of the Dead.
Although these films are vastly different from each other, each film features amazing performances, expert direction and most importantly, an incredible story.
This article is presented by Jannell Ford in Hanover, MA.