As we near the end of 2023, we have put together a list of interesting movies to watch. There are all kinds of movies to be found in this list, ranging from Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer to Poor Things to epic fantasy comedies like Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and must-watch horror movies like Talk To Me.
1 ANATOMY OF A FALL
A woman is suspected of the murder of her husband, and her blind son is the only witness. As the first scene in the movie opens, he dies off-screen after plunging from a balcony at the chalet where they live with their son Daniel (Milo Machado-Graner).
During the trial, their marriage is dissected like a corpse during a forensic examination – their secrets come to light – painting many versions of the truth. And what is the truth?
The film is about the creation of the atomic bomb during World War II. More specifically, it follows J. Robert Oppenheimer, the man responsible for making the Manhattan Project a success.
During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spent years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work comes to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witness the world’s first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history.
3 PAST LIVES
Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Decades later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront destiny, love, and the choices that make a life.
The movie follows Nora (played brilliantly by Greta Lee), who finds herself reconnecting with her childhood crush Hae Sung (Teo Yoo) while living a happy life with her husband Arthur (John Magaro). Separated when she emigrated from South Korea as a child, Nora and Hae Sung share something beautiful, but it is difficult to explain.
Song tells this story with staggering sensitivity and masterful visual skill, moving away from movie tropes to find a real human story.
4 POOR THINGS
Brought back to life by an unorthodox scientist, a young woman runs off with a lawyer on a whirlwind adventure across continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, she grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.
The film is based on the true story and life of legendary conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, played by Cooper himself, with specific attention paid to his relationship with Felicia Montealegre, a Costa Rican TV actress to whom he was married for 27 years. The movie is rated R by the Motion Picture Association for some language and drug use.
6 DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: HONOUR AMONG THIEVES
A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a long-lost relic, but their charming adventure goes dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. The movie stars Rege-Jean Page as Xenk Yendar, a paladin who narrowly escaped the lich Szass Tam’s “rise to power” in Thay and, as a result, “ages more slowly than a normal human.” Also, we have Chris Pine as Edgin Darvis, a bard and former member of the Harpers. After his wife was murdered, he raised his daughter, Kira, with his friend Holga. In prison with Holga following a heist gone wrong, he plots their escape in hopes of being reunited with his daughter.
7 TALK TO ME
One of 2023’s most terrifying movies, A24’s ‘Talk to Me’ is a must-watch horror movie for those brave viewers who can survive it till the end.
The movie follows a group of friends who learn how to summon spirits using an embalmed hand. Mia (played by Sophie Wilde) takes part in the action to distract herself on the anniversary of her mother’s death, but things get out of hand fast. ‘Talk to Me’, which has an unexpected link to Bluey, is a treat for horror fans.