There’s nothing better than watching someone go to the ends of the world, lose and rise from the ashes, die and love, shoot and run, and you’re sitting like this, wrapped in a blanket with a cat, a mug of tea and candy, and you understand that This weekend is the most beautiful day of your life. If you have been missing just such a feeling for a long time, choose any movie from our list and enjoy.
We collected captivating films with a twisted plot that will allow you to feel how cozy and safe your favorite sofa can be. And this is exactly what we all need sometimes.
Hell or High Water, 2016
Cast: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges
Modern western about bank robbers. The Howard brothers’ mother died, leaving them a ranch and a piece of land that the bank threatens to take away for debts. Oil was found on this land, and in order to pay money for it, the brothers, one of whom is a desperate poor man, and the other a criminal who has spent many years in prison, begin to rob banks. They are being hunted by the elderly sheriff Marcus – if he catches the robbers, it will be the perfect end to his career.
IMDb rating – 7.6
You Were Never Really Here, 2017
Cast: Khaokin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonova
A fascinating thriller about a kidnapped girl and a lone hero with a difficult fate. Joe is a former Marine and FBI agent with a gray beard and a troubled past that doesn’t want to let go of him. He rescues kidnapped children and is absolutely ruthless towards their kidnappers. One of the senators hires Joe to rescue a teenage daughter from a brothel for wealthy pedophiles who is forced into prostitution. Violent scenes here remain behind the scenes, but the speed of the plot keeps in constant tension. Music written by Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead is responsible for the hypnotizing atmosphere, and Joaquin Phoenix for the role of Joe was recognized as the best actor at the Cannes Film Festival.
IMDb rating – 7.2
Edge of Tomorrow, 2014
Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt
“Groundhog Day”, turned into a fantastic action movie. The Earth is attacked by aliens, and Major William Cage is killed in the first minutes of the battle. After death, he falls into a time loop and lives the battle again and again. Having met another soldier, Rita, who found herself in the same position, he repeatedly returns to the past in order to break the vicious circle and turn the tide of the war, in which the enemy is still winning.
IMDb rating – 7.9
The Railway Man, 2013
Cast: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård
A beautiful drama about fortitude and reconciliation with your own tormentors, based on real events. A lonely nurse meets a charming man named Eric Lomax on the train and soon marries him. However, a happy family life is overshadowed by memories that torment Lomax: during World War II, he was captured by the Japanese and built the Thai-Burma Railway, being humiliated and tortured. And then, decades later, he decides to meet with his executioner.
IMDb rating – 7.1
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber
An investigative drama about an uncomfortable topic that proves that not all heroes wear capes. A group of reporters receive information about a serial pedophile priest who is being covered up by his superiors. Despite the resistance of the influential Catholic Church, they manage to expose a series of similar crimes and a global conspiracy of silence around them. The film is based on real events: The Boston Globe won the Pulitzer Prize for material about pedophile priests in the Catholic Church.
IMDb rating – 8.1
What Happened to Monday, 2017
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close
Fantastic film-dystopia about the overpopulated world of the future. Genetically modified products of the future have led to the fact that people have developed multiple pregnancies, and the population of the Earth began to increase by a million people every 4 days. Now the planet is so overpopulated that it is forbidden to have more than 1 child, and people are required to wear identification bracelets. When 7 twins are born in Terrence Settman’s family, he decides to leave everyone, but each of the sisters should appear in public only on their own day of the week, portraying the same girl. But one day Monday disappears, and the sisters have to go in search of her.
IMDb rating – 6.9
Cast: Matt Dillon, Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser
8 captivating stories that make you think deeply. In the suburbs of Los Angeles, the police find a murdered black guy, immediately after that the action returns a day ago, and we see the stories of people connected in one way or another with this crime. Robbery, shootouts, car accidents intertwine storylines, and right before our eyes, good-natured people turn into villains, scoundrels into heroes, and a Mexican locksmith, an Iranian merchant who decided to buy a gun for himself, black teenagers who robbed a white one are drawn into into the clash of different cultures, forcing us to think about the complexities of coexistence of people who are not similar to each other. The film won an Oscar for Best Picture and Best Screenplay.
IMDb rating – 7.8
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins, Rosamund Pike
Almost The Silence of the Lambs, only instead of Jodie Foster – Ryan Gosling. A young and ambitious assistant district attorney takes on a deceptively easy case: a husband shoots his wife in the head over an affair with another man and pleads guilty. But it turns out that, apart from the confession, there is no more evidence of the crime. A real duel unfolds between the accuser and the strong, smart, cunning defendant, and putting the criminal behind bars becomes a matter of honor for the young lawyer. Unexpected plot twists in this detective thriller keep you in suspense until the very end.
IMDb rating – 7.2
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Freya Stafford
Fantastic thriller with a puzzle plot and excellent actors. After the invention of the time machine, a special bureau was created that deals with the prevention of crimes committed in the past. One of the agents of the Time Bureau is hunting for a terrorist who has staged several large explosions, but his time travel limit is coming to an end. To continue the work, he must recruit a man who used to be a woman – John (Jane). John wants to go back in time to take revenge on the man who once left Jane pregnant. The film does not let go until the very end and makes you puzzle over the mysteries of the famously twisted script.
IMDb rating – 7.5
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken, 2015
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington
An adventurous film about a daring kidnapping based on real events. 5 friends want a beautiful and easy life, but so far they only have debts and troubles. And then they decide to kidnap the beer tycoon, Mr. Heineken, in order to receive a large ransom of 35 million Dutch guilders (€ 16 million) for him. The kidnapping succeeds, but time passes, the situation is heating up, emotions are running high, and no one is in a hurry to pay for the prisoner. Chained to the wall, in inhuman conditions, Heineken enters into a psychological duel with the leader of his jailers and wins. But winning the battle of characters and surviving are not the same thing.
IMDb rating – 6.1
Self / less, 2015
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Matthew Goode, Michelle Dockery
A fantastic blockbuster about the transmigration of the mind into a new body. Wealthy, elderly businessman Damian Hale learns he is dying of cancer. But he is offered a way out – the transfer of his consciousness into a young body, allegedly grown in a test tube. After undergoing the procedure, Damian does not enjoy his new life for long – the memories of the real “owner” of the body come into conflict with his own. It turns out that the former “owner” has a wife and a little daughter, and Damian finds them. This development does not please the company that made the move at all, and therefore, be sure that there will be some shooting in the name of justice and family values.
IMDb rating – 6.5