This year gave us some really awesome movies both locally and internationally, but due to the pandemic(corona virus). Most of the movies were postponed, And for this movie fans looks back to some of the already produced movies they might have missed that time. So we complied some of the best interesting movie you might have missed to cure your boredom in this lockdown era.
The movies listed below are not particularly award-season movies (so don’t expect movies chosen based on theatrical brilliance or some complex mode of execution) but movies that stood out in a unique way based on the connection they had with their target audience.
It’s also important to know that this isn’t a ranked list but simply the 10 movies that made this year worthwhile.
1. Wonder Woman
Superhero movies are trending now mostly thanks to movie adaptations from comic giants Marvel and DC. This year there were quite a number of superhero movies and there was Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman is the first female-led superhero movie to hit the big screens and in just five months, it became the top-grossing superhero origin movie in both the domestic and worldwide box offices. This means it beat her fellow DC Comics heroes Batman, Superman, and Green Lantern, while also flooring Marvel’s Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, and the rest of the MCU.
Beyond the numbers, Wonder Woman is a great movie and is worth every naira spent on it.
2. Get Out
Jordan Peele’s satirical horror movie is arguably the biggest shock in Hollywood this year. The great thing about this movie is that it keeps breaking records that are unheard of especially for a low budget movie with no big names in it. It’s the highest grossing original debut of all time and writer/director Jordan Peele is the first black writer-director with a $100-million film debut.
It’s also third highest grossing horror movie of all time. For Get Out, it’s not just about the numbers though, the movie easily most creative movie of the year and it has a message for everyone.
3. Baby Driver
Edgar Wright has never made a normal movie in his entire career (Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim VS. The World) and Baby Driver lives up to the Edgar Wright name. It’s an action comedy starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and other stars. Everything about this movie is done right and it’s surprisingly musical with one of the best soundtrack albums of the year.
Logan is an X-men spin-off movie created by 21st Century FOX. As the third instalment of the Wolverine trilogy, Logan symbolizes a number of important things for the Superhero genre. It is Hugh Jackman’s last official appearance as Wolverine–a character he has played for 17 years–and it also happens to be his best portrayal of everyone’s favourite mutant. Logan isn’t your everyday X-men movie and although it’s the most violent version of Wolverine on screen, at its core, Logan is a movie about family, loss and the fight for freedom.
IT is the second movie adaptation of a book of the same title written by Stephen King. Generally speaking, movies based on books never do well on screen, usually, a lot of very important details from the book get left own or changed and this doesn’t please fans at all. For the second adaptation of a well read book, IT does surprisingly well to surpass all expectations. The story is carried by children and the kids in this movie do it justice. Although it’s a supposed to be a horror thriller, IT is a beautiful character-based story that was done justice this year.
Coco is a PIXAR animation that deserves more credit than its given. This isn’t to say that people did not appreciate the movie, but it’s very rare for an animation to explore culture and art the way Coco does. Coco is a light-hearted movie that digs deep into Mexican culture and beliefs. It’s a story of family, music, friendship and the mystery of life after death. A total package that’s worth everybody’s time.
7. The Disaster Artist
This year has packed its fair share of surprises but The Disaster Artist sits in a class of its own. Based on a movie called The Room which is a legendary film known for just how bad it is. The Disaster Artist tells the story of Tommy Wiseau, the writer and creator Of The Room. Tommy Wiseau is an enigma in the history of filmmaking and James Franco, Seth Rogen and Dave Franco gave this man one of the best and most compelling stories ever.
For a movie made by people known primarily as comedy actors to be one of the front-runners in the award season, it definitely packs a punch.
8. London Has Fallen
After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it.
9. Angel Has Fallen
Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.
10. Kickboxer: Retaliation
One year after the events of “Kickboxer: Vengeance”, Kurt Sloan has vowed never to return to Thailand. However, while gearing up for a MMA title shot, he finds himself sedated and forced back into Thailand, this time in prison. He is there because the ones responsible want him to face a 6’8″ 400 lbs. beast named Mongkut and in return for the fight, Kurt will get two million dollars and his freedom back. Kurt at first refuses, in which a bounty is placed on his head as a way to force him to face Mongkut. Kurt soon learns he will have no other choice and will undergo his most rigorous training yet under some unexpected mentors in order to face Mongkut in hopes to regain his freedom.
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