Top five movies you can watch on the UK Netflix todayFeature of the week
Although you could use a Netflix VPN and access the latest offerings in the rich US Netflix library, there are plenty of good titles in the Netflix’s UK library too, that can make for a delightful watch on any given day – as well as allowing you to make the most out of your subscription! Let’s acquaint you with the top five movies you can watch on the UK Netflix today.
Unlike as it may appear, this isn’t a movie about heavily-tattooed baristas trying to make their mark in the Brooklyn’s poetry scene. This film from John Crowley shows you the New York borough during its formative stages when a large number of post-war Irish immigrants transformed the city forever. It takes you through the journey of a young Irish girl and tells her intensely personal story wherein she gets caught between different romances and cultures. You are shown the experiences of immigrants with a great deal of humour and charm. And there is not one barista in sight!
A little before Alejandro G Inarritu almost committed suicide and killed his cast and crew too, while shooting The Revenant in the North Canada’s wilds, the amazing director had ventured on a slightly less ambitious task of directing a movie inside a NY theatre, in one single take (well, it was way more than one of course, but they succeed at making it look like one). The result was in the form of a funny, surprising and in fact magical take on the modern-day culture. Birdman features arguably the best performance by Michael Keaton in a movie till date.
Son of Saul (2015)
A good number of films have already been made on the subject of Holocaust. Hence, it took a filmmaker with a singular and unique vision to place a new spin on it. Having said that, Son of Saul is by no means any less soul-searching or harrowing compared to its predecessors. It tells the riveting story of the revolt by Sonderkommando, making it more about resistance instead of victimhood.
Before the Blade Runner’s 2049 revival happened and the Arrival came around, Sicario was released, confirming the fact that Denis Villeneuve, the French Canadian filmmaker is easily one of the most exciting directors in the movie business today. It’s a morally ambiguous and pulsating thriller that has a lot of resemblance with Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic. Villeneuve effectively twists the viewers’ expectations in every shot and ensures that the movie stands apart from anything like it created before.
Long before Rian Johnson ventured into the galaxy-themed movies, he was at the helm of this amazingly smart science fiction thriller that featured Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the younger version of Bruce Willis, who is forced to murder his older self. As we saw in the earlier collaboration (in Brick) between Gordon-Levitt and Johnson, Looper is also a down-to-earth and tough thriller, however, involving time travel, solar panel cars and telekinesis! This could easily make for an amazing weekend watch and get you excited about Johnson’s next big gig – The Last Jedi!
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