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The top 10 suggested movies to watch [collection one]

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This is the very first list of movies that we have compiled to watch. The captivating narratives, unforgettable characters, breathtaking vistas, and profound ideas explored in these motion pictures succeeded in entrancing audiences.

Every one of them has made an indelible mark on me and served as a wellspring of amusement, inspiration, and insight throughout my life. Let’s get right down to business and check out the list to see whether any of your all-time favorite movies made the cut.

The '107 Mothers (2021)' film is based on the true stories of 107 moms serving time in a Ukrainian jail near Odessa.

The ‘107 Mothers (2021)’ film is based on the true stories of 107 moms serving time in a Ukrainian jail near Odessa. Image source: IMDb

1 107 Mothers (2021)

Documentary film “107 Moms” was released in 2011 and was directed by Peter Getzels and his wife, Harriet Gordon Getzels. The story of a group of mothers in the United States who were imprisoned for non-violent crimes and separated from their children is the subject of the documentary.

The film examines how these women come to terms with their situations and work to rebuild their lives after they are released from prison. The phrase “Separated at Birth” refers to the reality that many of the women who are incarcerated in the United States are mothers who are forced to be apart from their children while they are serving their sentences.

The United States has the highest rate of incarcerated women in the world. The movie was praised for its realistic and emotionally touching depiction of the challenges that incarcerated moms and their children go through together as a family.

It may be viewed on a variety of streaming services, and it is also shown in educational institutions to bring attention to the problems of incarceration and the disruption of family relationships.

More info on where to watch 107 Mothers can be found here.

2 Argentina,1985 (2022)

The change of government in Argentina and the holding of a trial against the dictatorship are full of fascinating details that cinema has sometimes delved into. But this time, “Argentina, 1985” was specifically made for an international audience, and for this reason, at the beginning of the film, it provides a general background of the “Dirty War” in Argentina from 1976 to 1983. Although the film does not compromise on retelling events and tries to be impactful by adding archival and real footage, it does not match the written history of that period. The film is Argentina’s representative at the 2023 Academy Awards and has won multiple awards, such as the Golden Globe and the Venice Film Festival Critics Award.

3. Alcarràs (2022)

The story is about the possible rift of a farming family with the disappearance of fruit-picking and agriculture traditions in the Alcarras region of Spain. The style of storytelling, the raw performances of the actors, the color, light, and location of the cinematography all convey the midsummer weariness present in the film to the viewer. “Alcarras” won the Golden Bear at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival.

4. The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

The film asks important questions in a simple narrative about friendship: Is it more important to be a good person in this world or to make history? Is preserving friendship more important or selfishness to achieve a non-shared goal? Is helping to reduce a friend’s inflamed wounds more important than fighting shadows and competing to eliminate other concerns? Why does one person with selfishness bring a relationship close to death, and why does another go crazy and angry about losing their friend? The film captures the heart and hits the target with a simple explanation of relationship details. McDonagh is not only successful in portraying a deep and simple friendship, he proves that cinema can still challenge the audience, and make them think because his cinema still thinks and breathes and is alive.

P.S. Banshees in Irish culture are wandering female spirits who, when they enter any house, cause one of the people in that house to die.

5. Aftersun (2022)

A girl’s memories of a trip she took with her father in childhood become clear and poignant like a Polaroid picture. The film does not have a special dramatic moment and when a situation arises, it consciously passes it by, as it does not intend to make any special event other than reviewing memories. The focus on the delicacy and simplicity of memories sets it apart.

6 Eo (2022)

The veteran director, Żiguli Scholimowski, inspired by the film “Au Hasard Balthazar,” tells the story of a donkey’s life, humility, and inherent dignity. The story briefly touches on the lives of various donkey owners. Still, in the donkey’s memories, the only one remembered is Kassandra, a girl who has a strange and loving relationship with the donkey. The name “Ava” is derived from the sound of the donkey. Excellent music and raw imagery have an impact on the film’s success. The film is Poland’s representative at the 2023 Academy Awards and has won the Jury Prize at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

7 Babylon (2022)

Babel is a love letter to the cinema. The film screams with fanfare in its opening scenes: “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small!” because it wants to ignite the viewer’s mind with sparks of meaningless excitement. This film presents different messages about the nature of Hollywood, a place that creates eternal stars for ages and also makes them faded stars. The name of the film also echoes places that have both the highest heights and the deepest lows: Hollywood and the city of Babel, which have been inseparable from excess, indulgence, and agony. Star-studded actors like Pitt, Robbie, and Maguire give life to the chaotic body of this film.

Bardo differs from the typical ode to home since it is more of an elegy, or a work that carries a melancholy feeling of finality, than an ode.

Bardo differs from the typical ode to home since it is more of an elegy, or a work that carries a melancholy feeling of finality, than an ode. Image source:

8 Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (2022)

The filmmaker and famous presenter returns to his homeland (Mexico) and confronts his memories in a surreal epic. The film has a circular narrative that is shaken by an earthquake throughout the story. It is a semi-autobiographical account of Inarritu’s personal moments.

Inarritu has tried to create his films like the verses of a love poem for the land and life. The term “bard” is also an ancient storyteller or poet in the Spanish language who is responsible for reciting epics to immortalize the great masterpieces of his people.

Iárritu weaves the cinematic verses of a oneiric love poem to an ever-incongruous motherland during the film’s justified nearly three-hour runtime, all while analyzing his own apparent hubris, insecurities, and shattered identity at the same time.

On the other side of everything that he struggles with is a transcendent masterpiece that is lucidly fashioned from honest inconsistencies, painful self-awareness, and hard-hitting historical observations. This masterpiece sits on the other side of everything that he grapples with.

Joachim Trier's 2021 Norwegian love drama The Worst Person in the World stars Renate Reinsve. One of the year's top international films.

Joachim Trier’s 2021 Norwegian love drama The Worst Person in the World stars Renate Reinsve. One of the year’s top international films. Image source: Simbasible

9 The Worst Person In The World (2021)

Although the director of the film is a man, the narrative is a relatively accurate portrayal of the turmoil and concerns of a woman’s pursuit of happiness and ultimately reaching her intellectual maturity. Renée Zellweger, the lead actress, soars like a jet and draws the audience with her. The film is sweet, romantic, funny, and sad, with some poignant moments. For this film, Zellweger won the Best Actress Golden Palm award in 2021.

The story is based on real occurrences. A single mother from West Texas wins the lotto but quickly wastes her fortune, causing her children and others much pain. As many years have passed and her charisma has worn out, she struggles to pick up the pieces of her life and find forgiveness.

True stories. West Texas single mother wins the lottery and wastes money, causing grief. Years later, she strives to restore her life and achieve redemption. Image source: FilmAffinity

10 To Leslie (2022)

A drama with a happy ending that, although made with American ways of thinking and scales, does not really ignite the flames of emotions. It has a very good actress, Leslie (Andra Day), who takes the film forward with her performance; an addict, disappointing, and of course captivating, who portrays humanity and anger.

Based on real-life occurrences and characters. A single mother living in West Texas wins the jackpot, but she spends it all too quickly, leaving her family in a state of utter devastation as a result.

After a number of years, when her allure is no longer effective and she has nowhere to turn, she struggles to reclaim her life and earn forgiveness.

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Author: Cinemato