You probably hear about all famous titles if you’re a movie buff. But what about some of the lesser-known flicks? Below are some of my favourite movies you may not have heard about!
Life of Pi
The movie is about a boy named Pi who is shipwrecked with a tiger on a lifeboat. It’s based on the book of the same name by Yann Martel and was released in 2012. Ang Lee directed this movie.
The Prestige is a 2006 mystery thriller directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan and frequent collaborator David S. Goyer. The story follows Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale), rival stage magicians in London at the end of the 19th century who try to outdo each other with an escalating series of tricks and deceptions.
The film also stars Michael Caine as Cutter, David Bowie as Nikola Tesla, Andy Serkis as Cutter’s assistant *Spoilers* Alfred Borden *End Spoilers* Fallon, Piper Perabo as Olivia Wenscombe, Scarlett Johansson as Sarah Borden, Rebecca Hall as Olivia Wenscombe, Michael Caine as Cutter, David Bowie as Nikola Tesla, Andy Serkis.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a 2008 drama film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.
The movie is set in New Orleans, Louisiana, during the early 20th century when people were still excited about the possibility of space travel and exploration. It tells the story of Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt), who was born old and got younger as time passed until he became a baby on his deathbed. His life spans 70 years instead of 80 years like everyone else, but he still looks older than he should be throughout most of it because he started as an older man.
The Royal Tenenbaums
- The Royal Tenenbaums
- Directed by Wes Anderson and released in 2001, this movie stars Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Stiller. It’s about a family of geniuses who are striving to be expected. The story follows the lives of these characters as they make their way through life together. This film won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2003.
If you’re a movie buff, chances are you’ve seen, Billy Elliot. If not, we’ll introduce it briefly: It is a 2000 British film about a boy who wants to be a ballet dancer. The story is set in the north of England during the 1980s and was written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry.
The movie was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Jamie Bell (a young actor who plays Billy) and Best Original Song for “If You Were There,” which was performed in the film by Gary Barlow of Take That fame.
Being John Malkovich
The movie introduces us to Craig, a puppeteer about to marry his co-worker Maxine. While on their honeymoon in Paris, the two accidentally get stuck in the head of John Malkovich. It turns out that this isn’t an isolated incident: hundreds of people have been trapped inside John’s body. As Craig tries to figure out how he got there, he has to deal with his vengeful wife and daughter while also figuring out how to get back home without getting caught by Malkovich himself!
The movie takes you on an emotional rollercoaster ride during which you learn a lot about this family dynamic and what it means when someone disappears or dies unexpectedly (and painfully). This film is excellent for anyone looking for something funny but still meaningful because it shows us how one person’s life affects everyone else around them—even if they don’t realize it themselves!
Before Sunset is a 2004 film written and directed by Richard Linklater. It is the sequel to Before Sunrise (1995). The film stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as Jesse and Celine, who meet nine years again after their first meeting in Vienna.
The film received very positive reviews from critics, with particular praise for its dialogue. The chemistry between Hawke and Delpy was also highly praised, with several critics calling it one of cinema’s most romantic pairings. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2005 but lost to Brokeback Mountain.
A Fish Called Wanda
- A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
This is one of those films you might have heard about but never watched for some reason. John Cleese and Kevin Kline headline the cast, and it’s a comedy. It was released in 1988, so if you haven’t seen it yet, there’s no time like the present! You’ll be glad that you did.
- Charles Crichton directed the film, which takes place in England. He led several films starring Michael Caine throughout his career—including The Italian Job (1969), Funeral in Berlin (1966) and The Man Who Would Be King (1975).
As you can see, many movies deserve to be known and appreciated by the public. Some of these are critically acclaimed and have won awards, but many people still don’t know about them or have even heard of them. Hopefully, this list has given you some new ideas for what to watch next time you want to go out on the town with friends or family members!