41 Movies Similar to Gone Girl That You Should Watch

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl is a suspenseful and thrilling movie that follows the story of Nick and Amy Dunne. After only being married for a few months, Amy goes missing. Nick begins to go through different emotions as he starts to suspect that something bad may have happened to his wife. He teams up with his old friends and starts to look for any clues as to where Amy may be. 

It is one of the most popular movies, and for a good reason – it’s a gripping thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you’re looking for a movie that is similar in style but different in substance, check out these movies that you should watch. Each one of them is a must-watch thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Can’t wait to see which one becomes your new favorite?

The Drop, 2014

If you’re looking for a movie similar to Gone Girl, you should check out The Drop. It tells the story of a group kidnapped and held hostage in an isolated building. Though at first, it seems like their ordeal will be short, things quickly take a turn for the worse as they’re forced to play games with their kidnappers.

The movie focuses on Bob Saginowski (Hardy) as he works at his cousin Marv’s (Gandolfini) bar. The viewer’s attention is maintained as the film progresses. This is because most of the dialogue scenes between characters have implications for plot structure, character development, regional settings, and current socioeconomic status.

The Drop

Like Gone Girl, The Drop features an intricate plot that keeps you guessing until the very end. It also has an emotionally gripping storyline that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Plus, the cast is absolutely stellar – from actors like Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini.

  • Directed by: Michaël R. Roskam
  • Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini 
  • Release Date: 12 September 2014
  • Running time: 1h 46m.
  • IMDB Rating:

Nightcrawler, 2014

Nightcrawler is a thriller film about a talented young cameraman who becomes obsessed with capturing the darkest secrets of Hollywood. This film has many similarities to Gone Girl, including the plot, the characters, and the overall atmosphere.

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Both films are set in Hollywood and focus on the dark side of the entertainment industry. Nightcrawler stars Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays a cameraman who becomes dangerously obsessed with filming nightmarish scenes for his TV show. Gone Girl’s main character Amy Dunne goes missing after attending a party in her hometown. Like Nightcrawler, the plot revolves around looking for answers to questions about what really happened at that party.

  • Directed by: Dan Gilroy
  • Starring:  Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
  • Release Date: 31 October 2014
  • Running time: 1h 57m
  • IMDB Rating:

Undefeated, 2011

Undefeated is a documentary that follows a number of the team member of the Manassa High School Tigers, O.C. Brown, Montrail “Money” Brown, and Chavis Daniels, and their coaches go through a full season of triumphs, defeats, and setbacks. For some family viewers, frequent swearing on the practice field and strong swearing during a tense game are the biggest concerns about the content of the film.

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Teams are also hired for practice games against more successful schools. When inspirational coach Bill Courtney is hired, he’s looking to win the playoffs for the first time in his 110-year history at the school.

  • Directed by: Daniel Lindsay, T. J. Martin
  • Starring:  Bill Courtney, O.C. Brown, Montrail’ Money’ Brown
  • Release Date: 17 February 2012
  • Running time: 1h 53m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Whiplash, 2014

Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) is a zealous and disciplined drummer attending New York City’s prestigious Shaffer Academy. Since he doesn’t have a mother, he regularly sees his laid-back father, Jim (Paul Reiser), when they go to the movies together.

His father supports Andrew’s musical talents but is surprised by the boy’s hope that he will one day reach the status of Charlie Parker or Buddy Rich. is bleeding.

Whiplash is the most disturbing and terrifying band movie I’ve ever seen. This brilliantly made movie grabbed viewers’ attention from the opening bar and held it until the final crescendo.

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At one particular moment of Whiplash, the tension was so overwhelming thathad to stop and calm down before continuing.
Never before has a fictional jazz drummer told such a compelling story. It also has an emotionally gripping storyline that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist
  • Release Date: 10 October 2014
  • Running time: 1h 47m.
  • IMDB Rating: 8.5/10

The Skeleton Twins, 2014

Skeleton Twins is a beautiful drama that tackles some dark themes. And considering the two leads are seasoned comedians with little to no experience in the genre, it’s been a surprising success. Still, it’s the two main characters that make this dark comedy-drama.

The Skeleton Twins

Bill Hader plays Milo, a depressed and suicidal homosexual who reunites with his estranged twin sister Maggie (Kristen Wiig), after a series of unfortunate events. Their attempts to mend their broken relationships force them to face their own paths in life while rediscovering childhood and long-lost friendships. 

It’s an honest portrayal of the complexities of sibling relationships and mental health and how conflict, compassion, and understanding all fit together.

  • Directed by: Craig Johnson
  • Starring: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson
  • Release Date: 18 January 2014
  • Running time: 1h 33m.
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8/10

Blackfish, 2013

Blackfish documents the life of Tilikum, the infamous killer whale who killed his trainer, Dawn Brancheau, at SeaWorld in 2010.


Famous for its drooping dorsal fin, Tilikum has become an icon representing all captive killer whales and marine mammals. Blackfish chronicles its life from its captivity in Iceland to its near-total isolation spent in the back tank of SeaWorld Orlando.

  • Directed by: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
  • Starring: Tilikum (archive footage), Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg
  • Release Date: 19 July 2013
  • Running time: 1h 23m
  • IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

Still Walking, 2008

“Still Walking” is a tale about a generation gap similar to “Tokyo Story,” but it relies on more dramatic vanity to gain momentum. This is not an examination of the Japanese family per se, as it still hinges on every moment of the narrative as the viewer pieces the story together. But to the Western eye, cultural dynamics cannot be completely ignored.

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Still Walking
This is one of those movies where nothing really happens plot-wise. But what stands out the most is the emotion and performance emanating from the characters. This is a story about one family and all the other family’s little problems. A must-see for drama lovers, especially Japanese drama lovers.

  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Starring:  Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You
  • Release Date: 28 June 2008
  • Running time: 1h 54m.
  • IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

Ex Machina, 2015

“Ex Machina,” tells the story of a computer programmer, Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), winning the chance to spend a week at the mountain house owned by the CEO of the company he works for, Nathan (Oscar Isaac).

Caleb is flown into the middle of a reservation owned by Nathan and has to walk home through the woods. When he arrives home, Caleb is greeted by an automated system, issued a keycard, and allowed into the house. Caleb wanders around the house in confusion at first but eventually realizes that Nathan is doing well.

Ex Machina

Ex Machina” seems to be ways wittier and greater sensual than its coolly unblemished outdoors implies; it’s a trick that mirrors Ava’s personal obvious Turing-test-defying evolution.

  • Directed by: Alex Garland
  • Starring:  Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac
  • Release Date: 21 January 2015
  • Running time: 1h 48m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.7/10 

Virunga, 2014

Although there are some beautiful scenes of the wild areas of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and their wildlife, no, Virunga is war journalism, often tense and evocative.

There are plenty of wars here, not just traditional types of wars, but with the Democratic Republic of the Congo plagued by political and social turmoil and an armed conflict between various groups of rebels and extremists. Another war is to protect the park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the last group of mountain gorillas on the planet.

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This is an important cause that needs to be broadcast repeatedly around the world so that another animal species does not become extinct because of warlike humans and their deadly footprints. All in the name of obtaining financial compensation for natural resources and oil.

  • Directed by: Orlando von Einsiedel
  • Starring:  André Bauma, Emmanuel de Merode, Mélanie Gouby
  • Release Date: 17 April 2014
  • Running time: 1h 45m.
  • IMDB Rating: 8.2/10

Mommy, 2014

Mommy is a movie that focuses on characters and the actors who play them. Dolan masterfully writes about strong women and always casts them accordingly. She’s worked with Ann Dorval before, so it’s no surprise she’s back with Dolan.


She is very compelling as Diane, a tough but sick widow who holds her head but struggles with just about everything. There are moments when her emotional exhaustion shatters the foundations of Diane’s coolness, but it’s a wonderfully sensitive piece of film.

  • Directed by: Xavier Dolan
  • Starring:  Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément
  • Release Date: 19 September 2014
  • Running time: 2h 19m.
  • IMDB Rating: 8/10

What Maisie Knew, 2013

Life is hard for little Maisie. That’s why readers keep coming back to Henry James’ classics and learning from his young heroines.

After a nasty custody battle, Maisie’s selfish parents fight over her before abandoning her to explore the world mostly alone, and adult characters truly give her the real parental love she’s ever had. Finally, like Aurora, Maisie finds a family. But she doesn’t find the place you expect.

What Maisie Knew

What Maisie knew” was a heartfelt look into the life of a child during a strange time. It has a really good storyline, good characters, great performances, really good music, and really good direction/cinematography.

  • Directed by: Scott McGehee, David Siegel
  • Starring:  Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Steve Coogan
  • Release Date: 3 May 2013
  • Running time: 1h 33m.
  • IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

The Hunt, 2012

It takes place in a small, conservative Danish community. Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen) is a popular and kind kindergarten teacher, divorced, and her life is beginning to improve. His estranged relationship with his son improved, and he found new love with his colleague named Nadja. He has allies to support him, including his best friend Theo (Thomas Bo Larsen).

The Hunt

There is no doubt that the film will evoke a great emotional response. It may not be fair, and it may not be true. It’s something too.

  • Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg
  • Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp
  • Release Date: 10 January 2013
  • Running time: 1h 55m
  • IMDB Rating: 8.3/10

Short Term 12, 2013

Short Term 12 is an American drama released in 2013. It is an adaptation of the 2010 short film Cretton, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton.

The eponymous Short Term 12 is primarily about young counselor Grace Howard (Brie Larson), her long-distant boyfriend Mason (John Gallagher Jr.), and thoughtful Jessica (Stephanie Beatriz) in a home for at-risk teenagers. Increase. , and newcomer Nate (Rami Malek). The film follows Grace and her life with her loved ones and institutional youths who recall Grace’s own past, including suicidal Marcus (Lakeith Stanfield) and courageous newcomer Jayden (Kaitlyn Dever). 

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Short Term 12

Short Term 12 is a serious film that tries to be honest and open about the suffering of children. Despite its heavy subject matter, the film does not sink into everyday sadness, maintaining a lighthearted humor that balances its melodramatic content.

  • Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Starring:  Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr.
  • Release Date: 23 August 2013
  • Running time: 1h 36m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

Incendies, 2010

When notary Lebel (Rémy Girard) sits with Jeanne and Simon Marwan (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette) and reads out the will of her mother Nawal (Lubna Azabal), the twins open the envelope in amazement. They thought he was dead, but he was just another one for a brother they didn’t know existed.

With Rubel’s help, the twins piece together the story of the woman who gave birth to them, discovering a tragic destiny forever etched by war and hatred and the courage of an extraordinary woman.

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Overall, Incendies is a slowly unfolding mystery that deepens with each scene. Villeneuve successfully weaves both timelines, making each other into a great revelation as the protagonist uncovers her mother’s past. The film’s violence portrays the horrifying reality of growing up in a place consumed by war and death while conveying the shock of the characters.

  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Starring:  Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette
  • Release Date: 17 September 2010
  • Running time: 2h 10m
  • IMDB Rating: 8.3/10

Wild Tales, 2014

Wild Tales includes six short films, each telling a disturbing and entertaining story. The first includes an aircraft complete of those who find out they have got something in common. The second is a story of revenge. The third is the story of an incredible proportion of traffic accidents. The fourth follows a man who is fed up with government bureaucracy.

Wild Tales

The fifth features a wealthy family trying to redeem their son from prison after killing someone in a car accident. The final episode takes place at a wedding, where a jealous bride turns her reception into a Grand Guignol experience for her husband and some of the guests.

  • Directed by: Damián Szifron
  • Starring: Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa
  • Release Date: 21 August 2014
  • Running time: 2h 2m
  • IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

A Most Violent Year, 2014

Most Violent Year is beautifully shot and well-acted, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that its plot is paperless, and the movie doesn’t really go anywhere. There are great moments that make it even better.

Chandor creates each short film on purpose, and you’ll be awakened by the small bursts of violence that occur throughout the film. A scene of Abel chasing one of his stolen trucks through the back streets of New York leads to a violent confrontation that feels almost unexpected in a film that is slow-moving narratively.

A Most Violent Year

The Most Violent Year is a movie worth watching for its great performances and probably one of the best I’ve seen in years.

  • Directed by: J. C. Chandor
  • Starring: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo
  • Release Date: 13 November 2014 
  • Running time: 2h 5m
  • IMDB Rating: 7/10

Phoenix, 2015

Phoenix, based on the French novel Return From the Ashes, was a 1965 film starring Ingrid Thulin and Maximilian Schell about a largely forgotten British policeman. Where most WWII movies end in hope, Phoenix begins in despair.

In 1945, Berlin was a chaos of ruins and shattered lives. Among them is Hoss his Nelly, a Jewish concentration camp survivor and former nightclub singer who has returned to his former home under the protection of his friend Lene (Nina Kunzendorf). 


The rhythm of the film progresses slowly to the stage play, with a spartan interior patrolled by a zombie-like Nelly. Nellie moves stiffly like a robotic doll and is eternally dependent on her master.

  • Directed by: Christian Petzold
  • Starring: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf
  • Release Date: 25 September 2014
  • Running time: 1h 38m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

What Happened, Miss Simone? 2015

What Happened to Miss Simone? Explore the tumultuous life and career of legendary singer and pianist Nina Simone. It follows her beginnings in a small town in North Carolina. There, a white woman was teaching her classical piano at her home. It’s also where Simone first experienced systemic racism by “crossing the tracks” into the “white” section of the city.

How racism directly changed the course of her music career, as she was denied admission to a prestigious music school in Philadelphia on the basis of her race, and how she managed to earn a living. It indicates a turn to music or a change from his first name Eustace Waymon to Nina. Don’t let her mother know that Simone is performing at a New Jersey nightclub.

What Happened, Miss Simone?

The documentary shows how Simone left America, settling first in Liberia, then Switzerland, then France, and how her career was on the rise again before her death in 2003.

  • Directed by: Liz Garbus
  • Starring: Nina Simone (archive footage), Lisa Simone Kelly, Roger Nupie
  • Release Date: 22 January 2015
  • Running time: 1h 41m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.6/10

Locke, 2013

Locke is the best movie ever made about a man on the phone. Or is it the best movie ever made about a man on the highway? I just can’t decide. Ivan Locke, who plays Tom Hardy, drives her expensive German SUV on a British highway at night to see a woman giving birth to a baby in a London hospital. Unfortunately, she is not his wife.

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On his trip south, he has to call his wife and explain why he can’t get home in time for the big football game. She bought sausages and German beer. His two boys are waiting with great anticipation.


Locke is, above all, a rational person, an engineer. All problems are solvable, he repeats. I get this right Every time he calls, and his world comes closer to collapse. His wife, children, job, reputation, everything is at stake.

This movie is, without a doubt, one of the most emotionally draining road trips I’ve ever had, and it takes a while to get it out of your head.

  • Directed by: Steven Knight
  • Starring: Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman (voice), Ruth Wilson (voice)
  • Release Date: 18 April 2014
  • Running time: 1h 25m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1/10

Frank, 2014

Frank is a fictional story largely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, a comic book personality believed to have assisted Chris Sievey in the film before his death, although the plot was inspired by other musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.


Jon Ronson, who co-wrote the film, was part of Sidebottom’s band, and the story began as an adaptation of his writing but later became a fictionalized version of it. It was filmed in County Wicklow, Dublin, and New Mexico.

  • Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson
  • Starring: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Release Date: 2 May 2014
  • Running time: 1h 35m
  • IMDB Rating: 6.9/10

Crooklyn, 1994

Spike Lee and his brothers Cinque Lee and Joie Lee collaborated on this nostalgic yet lackluster piece about a family growing up in 1970s Brooklyn, inspired by their own childhood. Woody Carmichael (Delroy Lindo) is a jazz musician with a precarious career.

He used to make a good living as a session musician but left it to pursue more serious music and did not fare well from a financial point of view.

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Also of interest is the contrast between rural Southern blacks and inner-city blacks that Troy explores during his summers with relatives. The director has made a name for himself with his inflammatory themes, but his forays into the more personal territory are a welcome achievement in themselves.

  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Starring: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly
  • Release Date: 13 May 1994
  • Running time: 1h 55m
  • IMDB Rating: 7/10

Finding Vivian Maier, 2014

“Finding Vivian Maier,” a documentary Maloof co-directed with Charlie Siskel, is the product of these discoveries.

It reveals many of Maloof’s discoveries about the photographer – the places she visited, the stunning photos she took, and what the people she met in her life thought of her – but none of the information reveals much about Vivian.

Finding Vivian Maier

The documentary concludes with Vivian Maier proving once again a great artist and increasing her reputation as one of the most talented street photographers of the 20th century.

  • Directed by: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
  • Starring: Vivian Maier (archive footage), John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud
  • Release Date: 28 March 2014
  • Running time: 1h 23m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Two Days, One Night, 2014

Two Days, One night – one of the best, by the way – is in French with English subtitles. Its Oscar-winning star, Marion Cotillard, is downright a hottie. But Belgian filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne don’t care.

For one night and two days, the Cotillard brothers went door to door to get their jobs back. Yes, that’s the plot. No sex, no car chases, no cyber terrorism. Only humans communicate.

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Two Days, One Night

In addition, step-by-step face-to-face interactions enhance the ability of workers to open and listen to each other’s speech and transcend adversarial and hyperlocal relationships and negotiations to imprint their dialogue on a common symbolic dimension. Question your abilities.

  • Directed by: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
  • Starring: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée
  • Release Date: 21 May 2014
  • Running time: 1h 35m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

Under the Sun, 2015

Filmed in North Korea, the feature-length documentary Under the Sun is a behind-the-scenes and filmmaking coup of sorts depicting the impoverished country as a rich paradise.

Director Vitaly Mansky negotiated with the North Korean government for two years to get permission to shoot a documentary in the world’s most inaccessible country. Under the terms of their agreement, North Korea wrote the script and chose the subject matter.

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Under the Sun

Mansky and his crew were allowed to shoot only approved scenes in certain locations, and North Korea removed footage it deemed unacceptable.

The concept and execution of “Under The Sun” are definitely interesting, but in the end, the idea is slightly better than the finished product.

  • Directed by: Vitaly Mansky
  • Starring: Lee Zin-Mi, Yu-Yong, Hye-Yong
  • Release Date: 29 October 2015
  • Running time: 1h 46m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

Beasts of No Nation, 2015

Beasts of No Nation is a drama based on the experiences of Agu, a boy soldier who fights in an unnamed African civil war. One day the school closes because the government is gone.

The boy was dragged out of the village hut and nearly beaten to death by another little boy. he chose his life.

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Beasts of No Nation

This is a very strong and confidently made film, one that really tests audiences and ultimately rejects any mitigating gestures, with outstanding performances from Elba and Attah. 

  • Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Starring: Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ricky Adelayitor
  • Release Date: 3 September 2015
  • Running time: 2h 17m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Maria Full of Grace, 2004

Maria Full of Grace is a 2004 HBO Films release in which a 17-year-old Colombian girl becomes a drug courier using her digestive system to transport drugs to the United States. It was published in the United States in Spanish.

Maria Full of Grace

It is a great movie that didn’t pull in as much as I expected, given the subject matter and Moreno’s beautiful acting. I promise Joshua Marston a bright future.

  • Directed by: Joshua Marston
  • Starring: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Guilied Lopez, Orlando Tobón
  • Release Date: 18 January 2004
  • Running time: 1h 41m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

Tomorrow, 2015

Tomorrow is a 2015 French documentary film directed by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent. Faced with a future that scientists say is a cause for concern, the film excels at not succumbing to disaster.

It optimistically identifies initiatives that have stood the test of time in ten countries as examples of solutions to challenges. It brings hope in the form of environmental, social, and economic policies that are already achieving phenomenal results in different parts of the world.


Many of these models require big decisions to reproduce, but the implicit message is clear.
If we act now, the world will not be completely destroyed.

  • Directed by: Cyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent
  • Starring: Anthony Barnosky, Olivier De Schutter, Cyril Dion
  • Release Date: 2 December 2015
  • Running time: 1h 58m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

A Better Life, 2011

Better Life, by contrast, focuses on the plight of illegal immigrants already settled in the United States. Carlos (Demián Bichir), a humble gardener, arrived from Mexico several years ago and settled in Los Angeles, but to describe his existence as “sedentary” would be an understatement.

His wife, dissatisfied with his modest ambitions, left him long ago, and the son Luis (José Julián), whom he raised alone, is a grumpy teenager. , increasingly attracted to the tattoo charm of gang life. The film doesn’t lack sincerity, educating white viewers on the hopelessness of living illegally in this country entirely from the point of view of non-white characters, and has the guilt of Handel and Crossing.

A Better Life

It doesn’t have the smugness of a more crashed movie. And no matter how contrived Luis’ cultural awakening is, the filmmakers resist kneeling down and condemning a life of gangs that utterly seduces teenagers.

  • Directed by: Chris Weitz
  • Starring: Guillaume Canet, Leïla Bekhti, Slimane Khettabi
  • Release Date: 24 June 2011
  • Running time: 1h 38m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

The One I Love, 2014

The One I Love was conceived as a minimalist piece. His one place in a house that could easily be rented or borrowed from the production crew and written around a crew of two actors. The meet-the-other game is interesting for a while, but the movie seems to be going nowhere. There are no twists and turns in the premise that makes similar themes coherent.

The One I Love

With a few twists, a clever and intriguing plot, and a deliberately open ending, this film makes you think about its nuances. It’s a thought-provoking film that makes viewers want to go back to history, even if they try.

  • Directed by: Charlie McDowell
  • Starring: Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson
  • Release Date: 21 January 2014
  • Running time: 1h 31m
  • IMDB Rating: 7/10

The Selfish Giant, 2013

The film tells the story of two schoolmates living in a struggling working-class community in Bradford, England. The wild and hyperactive Arbor (Conner Chapman), and the reserved, more mature Swifty (Shaun Thomas). To raise additional money, Arbor and Swifty start collecting scrap metal for Kitten (Sean Gilder), a shady local dealer who likes racehorses. Eager to please, Arbor wants the wealth that comes with the kitten lifestyle.

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The Selfish Giant

“The Selfish Giant” is a dark drama about two children who get lost in the wrong world. At first, I was worried that this would end up being a clichéd, stereotypical story about an underprivileged family. It does it in small amounts, but I feel it’s justified for the majority.

  • Directed by: Clio Barnard
  • Starring: Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder
  • Release Date: 25 October 2013
  • Running time: 1h 33m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

Still Alice, 2014

Still, Alice is the story of Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), a renowned professor of linguistics at Columbia University. Every day she goes jogging, and when she starts getting speechless and lost, Alice faces her devastating diagnosis.

Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As the once vivacious woman struggles to maintain her self-esteem for as long as possible, Alice’s grown three children helplessly keep her mother from disappearing with each passing day.

Still Alice

After the screening, panelists will provide brief comments and answer questions about the medical, cultural, and familial aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and other amnestic conditions.

Still, Alice isn’t the easiest movie to see this year, but it’s well worth the time and emotional investment. It reminds us that the struggles in life are the same, such as the need to overcome who we are.

  • Directed by: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
  • Starring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart
  • Release Date: 5 December 2014
  • Running time: 1h 41m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

Tell Me Who I Am, 2019

Tell Me Who I Am tells the story of identical twins Alex and Marcus Lewis. After a motorcycle accident in 1982, 18-year-old Alex wakes up from a coma to find that she has lost her memory. In his hospital bed, he had no idea who he or the people around him were, except for his brother Marcus. he explains. “Everything is gone.”

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Tell Me Who I Am

As Tell Me Who I Am unfolds, it will likely break your heart. It’s not easy watching her two grown men come to terms with each other’s pasts and shed tears.

But as Perkins recognizes, the power of this story is such that you can’t help but be intrigued by it: a haunting work full of horror and humanity.

  • Directed by: Ed Perkins
  • Starring: Andrew Caley, Alex Lewis, Marcus Lewis
  • Release Date: 30 August 2019
  • Running time: 1h 26m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.6/10

St. Vincent, 2014

St. Vincent is primarily Murray’s acting showcase, but it’s also a comedic and dramatic gem. It bothered me when Melfi brought Daka into the frame, but you can see him trying to keep the mood lighthearted. Be hit hard.

It offers a great growing-up subplot, as young Oliver finds Vincent not only as a babysitter but as a mentor, a father figure, and a friend.

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St. Vincent

Yes, this movie is sentimental and probably the best, but I appreciate the way Vincent is treated.

  • Directed by: Theodore Melfi
  • Starring: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts
  • Release Date: 24 October 2014
  • Running time: 1h 42m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

Skin, 2018

This true story of white supremacists and civil rights groups trying to stop his group was compelling. A white family goes to the lake with friends. Their tattoos indicate that the group is neo-Nazi. Jeffrey (Jonathan Tucker) boasts that his son Troy (Jackson Robert Scott) can shoot a rifle at a target and bets on the challenge. Troy successfully shoots the target.

You may know the Academy Award title because a shorter version of Skin won the Academy Award for Best Short Film.

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A longer film gives more time for character development and more room for commentary on the current political situation in the United States.

  • Directed by: Guy Nattiv
  • Starring: Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Daniel Henshall
  • Release Date: 27 June 2018
  • Running time: 1h 58m
  • IMDB Rating: 6.9/10

Foxcatcher, 2014

‘Foxcatcher’ portrays a man in a way that sheds light on the factors that led to large newsworthy events. Upon meeting DuPont’s disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave), we begin to see the insecurities that have led to Du Pont’s mental state.

His insistence on being called the “Golden Eagle” and his ridiculous patriotism begin to make sense after we learn of his sad upbringing as his interactions with Mark become more problematic. , he becomes more and more evil and menacing.

Foxcatcher (2014) Film Review – Andy Mckendry

The film examines a very basic question of human psychology in a way few successful artists have. What we are left with is a fascinating and thought-provoking piece that is sure to stay in your memory.

  • Directed by: Bennett Miller
  • Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo
  • Release Date: 16 January 2015
  • Running time: 2h 14m
  • IMDB Rating: 7/10

The Tribe, 2014

Set primarily in a boarding school for deaf children, the film tells the story of Sergey (Grigory Fesenko), who, after arriving at school, is drawn into a life of crime involving robbery, assault, and prostitution. Things take a turn for the worse when Sergey falls in love with one of his girls, Anna (Yana Novikova), who was assigned as a pimp. A Violent and Unexpected Last His scenes are brilliantly acted, leaving little doubt about Slaboshpytskiy’s physical and artistic ambitions.

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The Tribe

The Tribe is one of the most amazing, moving, and disturbing movies I’ve ever seen. Already winning numerous awards at Cannes, the BFI, and many other prestigious institutions, this film is a turning point in deaf cinema and deserves to be seen by as many people as possible.

  • Directed by: Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi
  • Starring: Hryhoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy
  • Release Date: 11 September 2014
  • Running time: 2h 10m
  • IMDB Rating: 7/10

Pride, 2014

“Pride” is inspired by an amazing true story. In the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher was in power, and the National Union of Miners was on strike. A London-based gay and lesbian activist group has come to raise money to help the families of strikers. Initially rejected by the Coalition, the group set out to identify small Welsh mining villages and make direct donations. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that unity is the strongest unit of all.


Somehow, the script manages to balance these two distinct and distinct tones, leaving the audience almost in tears one moment and laughing the next. The fact that the script balances these conflicting emotions propels the story from neglected daytime television into primetime awards territory.

  • Directed by: Matthew Warchus
  • Starring: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West
  • Release Date: 12 September 2014
  • Running time: 2h
  • IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

The Lobster, 2015

Lobster is only recommended for adventurous moviegoers who want to explore bizarre characters and situations, including scenes of animal violence and self-harm. It is a dark society that we are forced to submit to.

It is unrealistic and creates the idea that life is not complete without a romantic relationship. This can have a negative impact on young singles.

The Lobster

It can create anxiety and make you question your worth as a person. These ridiculous expectations of a relationship can drive people into marriage.

  • Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Starring: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden
  • Release Date: 16 October 2015
  • Running time: 1h 58m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1/10

Love Is Strange, 2014

Love Is Strange is beautiful, and unabashedly in every way, a movie can be beautiful. But despite our willingness to gilt lilies for our love of aesthetic and fantastical beauty in all its forms, Love is Strange is the truth that we often think of the “human condition.”

It is more than just old and in love. It’s good enough for a well-made movie. Instead, it’s about growing old, falling in love, and being gay.

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Love Is Strange

And about same-sex marriage. It’s also about the transformation of our universal human condition, especially what forces newlywed gay couples to separate after 35 years of public unity.

  • Directed by: Ira Sachs
  • Starring: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei
  • Release Date: 12 March 2015
  • Running time: 1h 34m
  • IMDB Rating: 6.7/10

Happy Old Year, 2019

Happy Old Year is a 2019 Thai drama romance film written and directed by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit. Jean (Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying) wants to turn his house into his home office and needs to keep his entire house tidy. Whatever she doesn’t use, she just throws it away.

However, Gene comes across some items that belonged to her ex-boyfriend Aim (Sunny Suwanmethanont), and she gets into big trouble. She serves no purpose, but she reminds us of a story that evokes memories with an unresolved feeling that can’t just be thrown in a garbage bag. Gene must decide what to do with Aim’s stuff.

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Happy Old Year

Happy Old Year could have been seen in Indonesia in the last week of March. Had to face it. The story itself is very simple, but the excess it creates is so ingrained that it doesn’t go away over time.

  • Directed by: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
  • Starring: Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Sunny Suwanmethanont, Sarika Sartsilpsupa
  • Release Date: 24 December 2019
  • Running time: 1h 54m
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

Infinitely Polar Bear, 2014

Infinitely Polar Bear is a family movie, but a cute family movie. Dedicated to the writer/director’s parents, this book is one of his more accessible titles dealing with manic depression and mental illness.

Infinitely Polar Bear

But it shouldn’t be a small drawback. A stellar cast, led by the stunning Mark Ruffalo, and a scene-stealing twist from his two newcomers playing his stubborn daughter enhance the film’s somewhat digestible portrayal of bipolar disorder.

  • Directed by: Maya Forbes
  • Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky
  • Release Date: 18 January 2014
  • Running time: 1h 30m
  • IMDB Rating: 6.9/10

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