For some individuals, staying home might imply curling up with an adorable one on the sofa for a date-night flick or assembling the entire family for a movie night. Others like to watch their preferred movies alone all by themselves. Whatever you might be up to, here we have mentioned the top 10 movies to look out for.
1. Stand By Me (1986)
This one is an American comedy-drama adventure movie which has been directed by Rob Reiner. This film is based on a novel authored by Stephen King named The Body. Stand By Me stars actors such as River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Jerry O’Connell, Corey Feldman, and Kiefer Sutherland. In this film, 4 boys in Oregon in 1959 venture out on a hike and discover a missing boy’s corpse. Stand By Me received nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay in the Academic Awards along with a couple of Golden Globe awards.
2. Good Will Hunting (1997)
This American drama movie has been directed by Gus Van Sant and has the distinction of starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Minnie Driver, Ben Affleck, and Stellan Skarsgård. The film is going to follow a 20-year-old janitor named Will Hunting, who turns out to be a therapists’ patient and begins to study advanced mathematics. Will re-evaluates his connections with his girlfriend, best friend, as well as himself while facing the job of confronting his old days and planning about his future. Good Will Hunting has received lots of positive reviews and has been able to gross more than $220 million.
3. The Princess Bride (1987)
This one happens to be an American fantasy comedy movie which has been directed by Rob Reiner. The film stars Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, André the Giant, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, and Christopher Guest. It narrates the tale of a farmhand whose name is Westley, who has to rescue his sweetheart Princess Buttercup from the clutches of Prince Humperdinck. The Princess Bride had been released on 25 September 1987, in the US and was welcomed by the critics despite having a moderate box office success. It has turned out to be a cult movie over time.
4. The Prestige (2006)
The Prestige happens to be a popular science fiction thriller movie which has been directed by Christopher Nolan. It is based on a novel written in 1995 by Christopher Priest. The movie stars Christian Bale as Alfred Borden and Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier. Apart from them, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, Andy Serkis, and David Bowie have also performed here. The Prestige had been released on 20 October 2006, and received positive reviews from the critics. It was able to gross $108 million worldwide against a $40 million production budget.
5. Rear Window (1954)
This is an American mystery thriller movie which has been written by John Michael Hayes and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Released originally by Paramount Pictures, this movie stars Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Thelma Ritter, Wendell Corey, and Raymond Burr. Rear Window had been screened in 1954 at the Venice Film Festival. According to many critics, the movie happens to be amongst the best Hitchcock films ever produced. It ended up receiving nominations for as many as 4 Academy Awards.
6. Hot Fuzz (2007)
This movie is an action comedy film which has been directed by Edgar Wright. It stars Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, and Jim Broadbent, and focuses on a couple of cops who are investigating a series of gruesome and mysterious deaths in a particular village. The script was developed after getting inspiration from more than 100 action movies. The main photography took place in Somerset, the hometown of Wright, over 11 weeks. Hot Fuzz was able to gross $80 million globally against a $14 million budget. Critics praised the film for its direction, performance, and humor.
7. L.A. Confidential (1997)
L.A. Confidential is an American neo-noir crime movie which has been produced and directed by Curtis Hanson. The screenplay is based on a 1990 novel written by James Ellroy. It tells the story of a team of LAPD officers in the year 1953, plus the intersection of Hollywood celebrity and police corruption. The film was a significant commercial and critical success and was able to gross $126 million against a budget of $35 million. L.A. Confidential received nominations for 9 Academy Awards and was praised for its direction, acting, writing, and editing.
8. Whiplash (2014)
This one happens to be a psychological drama movie which has been directed by Damien Chazelle. It showcases the connection between an abusive bandleader and an ambitious drummer at the Shaffer Conservatory. The main actors in this film are Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, and Paul Reiser. This short movie received acclaim following its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. Whiplash received critical acclaim and ended up winning as many as 3 Academy Awards as well.
9. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
This one is a crime film which has been directed and written by Quentin Tarantino. Actors such as Harvey Keitel, Chris Penn, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, and Edward Bunker have acted in this movie. The story is about some diamond thieves and how their planned heist went horribly wrong. The movie showcases the events before and following the heist, and not during it. Supporting roles have been played by Randy Brooks, Kirk Baltz, and Steven Wright. The movie can boast of depicting pop culture references, violent crime, and profanity.
10. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
This happens to be a psychological comedy-drama movie based on a novel written by Ken Kesey. The film has been directed by Miloš Forman, and stars Jack Nicholson in the role of Randle McMurphy who happens to be a mental patient. It also features a supporting cast comprising of Will Sampson, Louise Fletcher, Sydney Lassick, Danny DeVito, William Redfield, as well as Brad Dourif and Christopher Lloyd. Filming commenced in 1975 in the month of January and lasted 3 months. The film was shot in Salem, Oregon, as well as the surrounding areas. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest succeeded in winning 5 Academy Awards and also many other awards including the Golden Globe award.
In case you are thinking of how to spend your time while being confined at your home during this pandemic, then these movies mentioned above will prevent you from feeling monotonous. So, don’t give a second thought and grab a pack of popcorn while watching these films in your residence.