The Bling Ring
Starring: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson
Written by Sofia Coppola, Nancy Jo Sales Directed by Sofia Coppola. Run Time: 1hr 30min
The often always entertaining inspired by actual events story, in which a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes. This is one you might of missed in 2013, but since we all have time now, you might want to check it out.
The Squid and the Whale
Starring: Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney
Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach
Run Time: 1hr 21min
Long before Baumbach was having every one live through their parent’s divorce with Marriage Story he was getting in this story that follows two young boys dealing with their parents’ divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980’s. This movie is incredible and features some amazing performances and with its under ninety minute runtime, you have zero excuses to not watching it.
Mom and Dad
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters
Written and Directed by Brian Taylor
Run Time: 1hr 26min
A teenage girl and her younger brother must survive a wild twenty-four hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origin causes parents to turn violently on their own kids. Look I know this is a trying time so what better way to get through it than with Nick Cage going full Nick Cage. Plus you have a film written and directed by a guy with a perfect name, so just sit back and enjoy the craziness with this one.
Starring: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin
Directed by Jimmy Chin, Elizbeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Run Time: 1 hr 40 min
There might not be a better movie to watch while you are trapped inside than one about Alex Honnold attempting to be the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan. This has it all, and you will be on the edge of your couch as you witness this feat that none of would be able to do even if we could go outside.
Starring: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox
Written and Directed by S. Craig Zahler
Run Time 2hr 12min
You have to have a western on these watch lists, because I mean most of them are so great. In this one during the dying days of the old west, an elderly sheriff (Russell) and his posse set out to rescue their town’s doctor from cannibalistic cave dwellers. This movie comes at you hard and while it takes it time as it goes there, the payoff is well worth the wait.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Starring: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan
Written by Jimmie Fails and Joe Talbot, Directed by Joe Talbot
Run Time 2hr 1min
Not only one of the best movies you didn’t see in 2019, but one of the best movies of the year period. This is the story of a young man searching for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind. Everything about this movie screams beauty, something we all could use a lot of in our world right now.