There are so many great films this holiday season Lundentechcrunch, it’s hard to know which ones to watch. So many great films have come out recently that it’s easy to forget that there are still plenty of great films left! The good news is, you don’t have to choose just one. There are literally thousands of great movies available for download right now and they all look completely different than the ones you came for. Here are 5 of my favorite films for the new year — or re-entry into the world of cinema — 2018.
The West Holds On
The West Holds On, or: The Man Who Finally Overcomes His Nature and Revealed the True Nature of Man, is a 2014 American dramatic film that follows the story of a man dedicated to saving the world from environmental destruction. It is the first feature film directed by Luca Guadagnino and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the title character, whose environmental advocacy leads to an environmental movement and the destruction of the natural world around him. Guadagnino’s film won the Academy Award for Best Picture and was followed by American release The Revenant, which won the Academy Award for Best Director. The West Holds On was based on the novel of the same name by Michael Haneke.
If you love beautiful, deep-dives into nature and a sense of humor, then you will love the movie The Lady bird. This is the first Sundance Film Festival entry and it is one of the most talked about, if not the most talked about, film of the event. The movie follows a group of woodslanders who live in an area called the Pete’s Point. The movie is about the friendships and love that develops between these individuals and the relationships they form with other people. There is a lot of wild stuff in The Lady Bird, but that is part of what makes it so great. If you love nature and nature commentary, this is the film for you.
The Big Short
This is a great film for any time of year. It’s about a final year stockbroker who, after winning a highly competitive auction to purchase the most expensive house in Las Vegas, discovers that the house he bought for his family is actually for a friend. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Michael Haneke and stars Leonardo Di Caprio as the title character, whose environmental activism leads to the destruction of the natural world around him. The Big Short was written and produced by Haneke and Leni Riefenstern. It was released in the U.S. in December of 2013 and has received mainly positive reviews. It has been called “an incredible masterpiece” by the New York Times and “a masterpiece of gently emotional honesty” by the Washington Post.
The McBike Company is a bike company that produces Trek-like MTBs and road bikes. This company is based in Boulder, Colorado and its first movie is based on the company’s brand name. The movie follows a group of young men who travel through Europe in a bike carrying truck. The movie is set in the early 2000’s and follows the group as they discover new ways to travel, including their new bike-to-bike communication and the evolution of the shared ride. The truck’s driver, Christopher McBride, is an Oscar nominated actor and producer. McBike is a very creative company and the first movie they produced with Disney co-founder Tom Zailing was produced in association with Disney. It was shot in Disney World’s Wilderness Hath Scenic Drive and also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Will Smith, Justice Brown, and Emily Ratajkowski.
This is a beautiful, modern-day fairy tale. Based on the novel The Upstream Color, this romantic comedy revolves around a charming young couple, Dustin and Laura, whose relationship is cut tragically short when their car breaks down. The film is set in 1982, but is mostly based on the novel by John Green and follows Dustin and Laura as they attempt to get a repair car back on the road. The film is about a car repair company whose owner gets into an accident and then later dies in the car. The Upstream Color is a beautiful, modern-day fairy tale and one of the most popular Disney artists to date, Andy exercise, John Avildsen, is the director of photography. Avildsen’s Disney title is to the movie what Anne of Green Gables is to the book.
This is a movie about a young diver who accidentally finds his way into the universe of animals. The story follows a group of animals as they search for their lost family member and encounter a variety of creatures that they seem to be attracted to. The film is based on the novel of the same name by up and coming author Michael J. Sloane, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Handmaid’s Tale. The film also stars Nicole Kidman, Stephen Colbert, and Agyness Deyn.
Birdman or (The World is Hollow Inside)
This is one of those movies that everyone will remember for the rest of their lives. It is one of the most talked about, and probably most altered, adaptations of a novel, the novel being The Adventures of Tom and Jerry. The fable follows a little mouse and his human friend, as they explore the world together and learn about friendship, learning, and family. This is a charming, modern-day fairy tale with a very unusual premise: a mouse and a human are in love and it is unforeseeable whether or not they will be together and what will happen when they are!
This is a great year for independent film, filled with some really great stuff. If you love good stories, old stories, new stories, or both, this is the year for you. It is also the perfect time of year for new, colorful movies, bringing everything from hot to digital to High Definition, whether in a digital format or not. If you’ve been looking for a fun, different kind of entertainment this year, look no further, as there is something for everyone! So, if you’re looking for a family movie, pick out one of these five and see what it feels like to watch with your family again. If you’re looking for something different, or just want to see what all the fuss is about, check out the selection above!