Pardon the click bait title; as the end of the year approaches I’ve come to realize that I won’t be able to share all my favorite movies so I condensed a few of my favorites here, all of which are available on Netflix.
Fred is a movie for the inspiring musician about an eccentric guy and his even more odd band. It’s a black comedy filled with surprises and Michael Fassbender does an amazing job depicting Fred: a songwriter who refuses to take off a giant mask.
This film received a 100% on rotten tomatoes and it deserves it. Recounting the experience of a grandmother whose son commits an evil deed, it’s filled with emotion, imagery, and, above all, thought.
3. The Usual Suspects
Kevin Spacey stars in this one of a kind crime movie with perhaps the best ending to a movie ever.
4. Dear Zachary
This film is not for the faint of heart. It’s a true documentary and I don’t want to give anything away but it’s sure to leave you in either tears or anger.
This independent film has everything: the perfect setting (a train that cannot stop in a world frozen over), the perfect protagonist (Christopher Evans — the same guy who plays captain America), and the perfect plot (a riot from the back of the train to overtake the train’s oppressive conductor).
If you’re looking for a film with a great good guy, this is for you. Goon follows a bouncer turned hockey player that fights on the ice to protect his teammates from being hurt.
Beginners is a touching story about a man finding love with a woman who can’t speak after the death of his father who in his last days revealed he was gay.
Zodiac tells the story of the real zodiac killer in San Francisco and the cartoonist obsessed with bringing him in.
9. In a World…
In a world where a famous voice actor dies and a woman competes with her father and another famous actor to replace him, she finds opposition and self-confidence.
Though this film is in black and white, it’s filled with more than colorful characters and dialogue. When a man thinks he wins the lottery, his son drives him to collect his ‘winnings.’