During this lockdown, we’ve watched a lot of movies and you may even feel like you’re running out of content to go through this time. But trust us when we say this, it is not possible to see all the movies that have been made and there are some masterpieces that you may not have seen until now. We all know how good Hollywood is at producing movies and they definitely have some movies that have completely changed the movie-watching experience. So keep your TV remotes handy as we’ve listed a few must-watch Hollywood movies. Scroll through.
Little Women (2019)
Directed by Greta Gerwig, starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen, Little Women is an inspiring and fresh film, backed by a fantastic cast. The film revolves around the March sisters and how they deal with the ups and downs of womanhood and how they make decisions that can affect their future. This movie surprised a lot of people and it is a shocking movie that will always be a classic. What made this movie a success was the great acting from the cast and their amazing chemistry.
A star is born (2018)
A Star is Born, directed by Bradley Cooper, starring Lady Gaga and the director himself, was released in 2018. The film revolves around Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), a musician who falls in love with an artist in distress, Ally ( Gaga). Just when Ally decides to give up on her dream, Jack puts her in the spotlight. But as soon as his career takes off, their personal relationship takes a turn, as Jack fights his own battle with his alcohol problem. Audiences just didn’t fall in love with the story of this movie, but also with the great album that the movie had. Not only was the film critically acclaimed, it always won many awards, and Lady Gaga even won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
If you have interests in the stock markets and finance, this movie is for you. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street revolves around Jordan Belfort, who starts a brokerage firm and quickly grows his company from a staff of 20 to more than 250. As the company grows, so do his scams, which brings him and his company even further in the eyes of the FBI. The movie was attractive and is touted as one of the best movies ever made.
La La Land (2016)
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s leading lady La La Land is perfect if you’re a music lover. The story revolves around Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone), who are drawn to their common desire to do what they love. But as success increases, they are faced with making decisions that start to tear them apart. La La Land was loved by audiences as it had a modern twist on old school musicals, which is one of the reasons the film won numerous awards.
The social network (2010)
A director of David Fincher, The Social Network is adapted from Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires, which revolves around the founding of the social media platform Facebook. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, the film talks about the genius of computer programming Mark Zuckerberg, who sits in front of his computer and what starts out as a bedroom idea soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. But what comes with business success are both personal and legal complications. This movie really shows what good acting and directing skills do to a movie.
Directed by Tom McCarthy, starring Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton and Brian d’Arcy James, Spotlight revolves around four reporters launching an investigation into allegations of child abuse in the Catholic Church. As they dig deeper to investigate the truth, they uncover a decade-long cover-up involving Boston’s religious, legal and governmental establishment at the highest levels. Spotlight really set some high standards in filmmaking, from acting to writing to directing to cinematography, everything was just perfect.
The Tree of Life (2011)
Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain, directed by Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life takes place in the 1950s and revolves around a family in Texas and follows the life of the eldest son Jack (adult Jack played by Sean Penn), in how he experiences life from child to adult trying to fix his relationship with his father (Brad Pitt), and how he finds meaning in life while questioning the existence of faith. This film shows an honest experience of a lost soul, finding the meaning of life, which is exactly what makes it so memorable. If you haven’t seen this movie, you are missing out on such an amazing movie experience.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Starring the charming Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook revolves around Pat (Brad Pitt), who is sent to a mental health facility after brutally attacking his wife’s lover and being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After eight months he leaves the center and tries to reconcile with his wife. Meanwhile, he meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a girl with her own problems. Jack and Tiffany then embark on a love-hate relationship, based on whether one person can help the other achieve their individual goals. The chemistry between the protagonists of the film was quite good and the plot will keep you hooked on your screens.
Moonlight is a coming-of-age drama, starring Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes and Ashton Sanders, the film revolves around Chiron, a teenage African-American boy, whose mother is addicted to drugs and the only guidance Chiron receives is from Juan (Mahershala Ali), a drug dealer, who teaches him to run his own life on his own terms. As she grows, she takes John’s advice, which leaves a lasting impression on her. This film shows how people cope with the development of identity and learn the path of self-discovery. Moonlight is really everything a movie should be.