As we approach the end of the year, it’s time to take a look back at some of the movies that have not only kept us entertained, but also allowed us to connect with our emotions and reflect on the world around us. Here are the top 10 must-see movies of the year that you don’t want to miss out on:
Bong Joon-ho’s groundbreaking film is a satirical masterpiece that explores the complex dynamics of class, greed, and social inequality. It won the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival and is expected to be a major player in next year’s awards season.
Todd Phillips’s psychological thriller swept the box office and dominated headlines with Joaquin Phoenix’s captivating performance as the origin story of the infamous Batman villain.
3. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino’s latest film takes us back to a nostalgic time in Hollywood, with an all-star cast including Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. It’s a witty, self-referential delight that’s one of the most entertaining movies of the year.
4. Marriage Story
This emotionally raw tale of a couple’s divorce from director Noah Baumbach deserves to be seen for the performances of Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, as well as for the poignant way it explores the falling apart of a family.
5. Little Women
Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the classic novel is a vibrant, fresh take on the story of the four March sisters. The talented cast, including Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet, makes this movie a must-see.
6. The Irishman
Martin Scorsese’s three and half hour epic reunites him with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, and welcomes Al Pacino into the reinvigorated fold of some of Hollywood’s greatest actors. It’s a sprawling, engaging crime drama that’s definitely worth the time investment.
7. Ford v Ferrari
James Mangold’s high-octane film follows the race to develop the Ford GT40 to take on the Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With standout performances from Matt Damon and Christian Bale, this fast-paced drama will have you on the edge of your seat.
Sam Mendes’s World War I epic puts the audience right in the trenches alongside two soldiers on a mission to deliver a vital message to their comrades. The film has stunning cinematography, intense action sequences, and emotional gravity making it a must-see.
9. Knives Out
Rian Johnson’s witty whodunit is a refreshing take on the classic murder-mystery genre. It boasts an all-star cast, including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, and Jamie Lee Curtis, who all give outstanding performances that keep you glued to the screen.
Jordan Peele’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning debut Get Out is a chilling and thought-provoking horror movie that explores the dark depths of the American psyche. It’s a tense, gripping thriller that’s sure to send shivers down your spine.
There you have it, the top 10 must-see movies of the year. Whether you’re looking for a cerebral drama, an action-packed thriller, or a serious contender for the next round of awards season, there’s something for everyone on this list. So grab some popcorn, find a comfortable seat, and enjoy some of the best films of the year.