Didn’t get the time to snuggle up and watch that hot new movie in town? Or had you never even heard of it until your friends brought it up at lunch?
Or maybe you’re just like us, wanting to watch the best over and over again.
We bring to you the top-rated movies of the month of January, so that you can catch up with them
at work on your day off.
What did you already miss this new year?
The action thriller has a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, and got much appreciation by audience and critics alike. It tells the story of the protagonist (Nicolas Cage) who falls deeply in love with Mandy (who would’ve guessed?); but everything turns awry when they stumble upon a group of idolaters and the supernatural.
We’re guessing 9/10 people have watched it atleast once. We know ones that have watched it five times (yes, it’s that good, or atleast that pretty to look at). It’s the most expensive Hindi film ever, following the story of the Muslim Ruler Allaudin Khilji and the Rajput Queen Padmavati. Read more about it here.
While the critical response on this one was harsh (barring the performance of the cast), we recommend this film just for the gory premise and near accurate portrayal of the war in Afghanistan post the 9/11 attacks.
War and politics? We’re down for this one. This is the kind of movie where you read the cast and buy the tickets right away. Set in the 1970s, the promising characters of Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks work towards publishing classified documents of the Pentagon in relation to the Vietnam War.
With a lot of nominations (and an award), this film tries to portray the reality and struggle against poverty in this day. Union Leader definitely tackles relevant social and political issues, making for a thought provoking watch.
Insidious: The Last Key
We were still a teeny bit sad that scream king Patrick Wilson wasn’t in this one (he’s there in so many supernatural movies, it was not a ridiculous expectation, okay?). If you’ve followed the series till now, the fourth part acts as a prequel and helps you join the dots. A good horror watch with some good scares here and there.
Jessica Chastain has not looked more stunning than in this crime drama. Based on the memoir of the same name, it follows the story of a young lady who is the center of an FBI investigation of an underground poker empire for high profile visitors.
My Birthday Song
This psychological thriller is for those who like dark and mysterious cinema. While we don’t see too many of those in Bollywood, this one is worth a one time watch for sure.
When you see Liam Neeson, you know it’s an action thriller. Things get really intense when a strange woman on Neeson’s daily route gets him tangled into a murder conspiracy.
You’ll either love this one or just go meh.
Mukkabaaz (The Brawler)
This movie is another one in this list that highlights social and political problems, with sports right in the middle of all of it. That’s what made its many film festival screenings successful, along with the drama. Even if you aren’t a fan of people punching each other in a square box, you will still enjoy this watch.
Did you manage to catch all these last month? Which one was your favourite? Tell us in the comments below!