There are some great movies out there this year so here are a few of my suggestions of what to see before the awards come out.
This is a great pick for families with children in High School preparing for college. (Or just families in general.) The movie takes a look at how people’s relationship to their hometown’s impact their future as well as the complicated dynamic that is a family in the 2000’s.
This movie is based on actual events and features Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. With this dynamic duo at the forefront of the film it’s a powerful film about standing up for what you believe in even when everyone is telling you that you can’t.
A controversial look at the Tonya Harding story. Cleverly written and beautifully acted. Regardless on who’s side you’re on, it’s a great film.
The Shape of Water
Not for the faint of heart. This movie enters a mystical land with a mysterious water creature and the mute woman who befriends it. Not for children but for fantasy loving adults this film is a must see.
This movie is a twisting story about the glamours of fashion design, and also how with great genius comes great pain. This story is riveting and takes many twists along the way. This movie will leave you saying “what?” and also “I need to rethink my closet.”
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
This film is relentless but an interesting exploration of grief, judgement and ignorance. Not suitable for children but definitely a good one to see if you’re looking for a non-traditional story.
This movie is fast paced, interesting and also based on true events. Molly Bloom’s rise and fall are fascinating. A great look into how champions are made and broken and how resilience and integrity always win. Aaron Sorkin creates another masterpiece with this film.
The Florida Project
If you can find a theatre playing this movie, I would definitely recommend. Shows some very real images of working class Americans who fall below the poverty line. The movie takes it’s time to give you the experience of these children and parent’s world.
Other Films Nominated that are no longer in Theatre’s that are must see’s: