2017 has definitely been a year for movies but it is quite unfortunate that a lot of us miss out on good movies that may not make it to the cinemas. Movies that fall in this category are sometimes low budget films that have excellent storylines and good acting.
More so, some of these movies however have Hollywood A-listers that delivered peak performances that make them worth the while. Here are some movies you may not see in cinemas around you but which you will enjoy watching.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
With a cast that includes Colin Farrell , Nicole Kidman and Barry Keoghan, you know that the movie would be worth the watch. The story is based on Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) , a charismatic cardiovascular surgeon who is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.
The movie has so far made waves when it premiered at this year’s Cannes where Yorgos Lanthimos won the award for Best Screenplay. The movie also marks a remarkable showcase for Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman and this movie should serve as as career resurgence, if the quality craftsmanship they both put in is anything to go by.
This crime comedy film directed by George Clooney and written by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Clooney and Grant Heslov, stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac. The film shows how a home invasion rattles a quiet family town and shows how and what the deceptively peaceful community hides under a violent underbelly.
The movie has two plots; one is based on a murderous tale of blackmail and self-made violence, the other about race relations in middle America and this sets a somewhat dis-interesting tone. The movie which is set to be released on the 20th of October should however do enough to keep you enthralled.
This Swedish satirical drama set to be released on the 27th of October, stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West and explores the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.
The movie won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and this has made the Ruben Östlund’s satirical drama continue to light up different stages. With Emmy award winner Elizabeth Moss, a part on he cast and great work from the director, this movie should be in the run for Best Foreign Film at next year’s Oscars.
This movie is set in the early 1960s and during the era of Vatican II. It follows how a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, the changing church and sexuality. The cast include Margaret Qualley, Dianna Agron and Denis O’Hare and is directed by Margaret Betts in her first feature film.
The movie scheduled to be released on the 27th of October does well as it explores the struggles of a woman discovering her faith as opposed to losing it and it succeeds without being cloying in its rare depiction of a story that most would rather not touch.