20 Best Movies to Watch Now

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Movies save us from absolute boredom. However, finding the best film is a tricky challenge. It’s like finding a needle in a haystack. But don’t worry. We have compiled 20 movies from various genres to aid your choices.

20 Michael Clayton (2007)

Director:  Tony Gilroy

Box Office Gross:  $93 million

Starring: George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack

Synopsis: 

At one of the biggest corporate legal companies in New York called Kenner, Bach, and Ledeen, Michael Clayton works as an in-house fixer. The company’s co-founder, Marty Bach, requests that Clayton, a former criminal prosecutor, handles the dirtiest work for Kenner, Bach & Ledeen. Even though Clayton is overworked and seldom satisfied with his fixer job, his divorce, a failed business attempt, and rising debt have irrevocably bound him to the company. 

Karen Crowder, a litigator at U/North, depends on the multi-million dollar settlement of a class action lawsuit that Clayton’s firm is guiding to what appears to be a victorious conclusion. Clayton, however, faces the most difficult struggle of his professional and personal life when Kenner Bach’s brilliant and repentant lawyer Arthur Edens sabotages the U/North case.

#19 Star Wars (1977)

Director:  George Lucas

Box Office Gross: USD 775.8 million

Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Alec Guinness, Peter Mayhew

Star Wars is an American Movie franchise. It is centered on the adventures of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). The movie is set “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.” 

Synopsis: 

To end the revolt against the Galactic Empire, the cruel Darth Vader (David Prowse) led Imperial Forces to keep Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) hostage. Along with the amiable droid team of R2-D2 and C-3PO (Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels), the Millennium Falcon’s captains Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford), attempt to save the lovely princess, aid the Rebel Alliance, and return justice and freedom to the galaxy.

 

#18 Titanic (1997)

Director: James Cameron

Box Office (Gross U.S.A.):  $656.5 Million 

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslett, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart

Awards:

Golden Globes

  •  Best Motion Picture-Drama
  • Best Director
  •  Best Original Score
  • Best Original Song

Academy Awards

  • Fourteen Nominations
  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Sound
  • Best Sound Effects Editing
  • Best Original Dramatic Score
  • Best Original Song

Synopsis: 

The Titanic is centered on the ill-fated love story of Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose DeWitt-Bukater (Kate Winslett). Jack, a third-class passenger aboard the R.M.S. Titanic, enters into a brief romance with first-class passenger Rose. 

The movie begins when Brock Lovett and his team search the wreck of the Titanic in the hopes of recovering a large diamond known as the “Heart of the Ocean.” Instead, they found a nude drawing of a woman dated the day the Titanic sank, April 14, 1912. They trace down the woman whom they identified as Rose Dawson Calvert, and she is brought down to the research vessel and recounts her experiences aboard the Titanic.

In 1912, then 17-year-old Rose DeWitt-Bukater, her mother, and her fiance board the R.M.S. Titanic as first-class passengers. While aboard the ship, the thought of being stuck in a loveless marriage scared her. Jack, a third-class passenger, rescues Rose after she attempts to jump over the ship. Rose and Jack develop a brief friendship which eventually turns into a romance.  

On the day that the Titanic was about to sink, Rose asked Jack to sketch her nude. She wore nothing but the Heart of the Ocean necklace. Rose’s fiance finds the sketch inside his safe. Angry at what he saw, he frames Jack by accusing him of stealing the necklace. 

As the ship sinks, Rose refuses to board the lifeboats without Jack. Cal, her fiance, tricks her into believing that he can arrange for Jack’s safety. However, Rose and Jack escape bringing her the necklace, which was stuffed inside the pocket of the coat that Cal had lent her. 

In the end, Jack and Rose find themselves in the middle of the cold ocean. The R.M.S. Carpathia comes and rescues Rose, but Jack dies of hypothermia. 

 

#17 Forrest Grump (1994)

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Box Office (Gross U.S.A.):  $678.2 Million

Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field, Mykelti Williamson

Awards:

Academy Awards

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Film Editing

Synopsis:

 Forrest Grump is an American comedy-drama film based on the novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The movie revolves around the life of a slow-witted but a kind man from Alabama named Forrest Grump. 

The movie starts with a young Forrest Grump being bullied by school bullies for his disabilities. He meets his best friend Jenny Curran, and the two become inseparable. Despite having disabilities, Forrest is well-loved by his Mom, who encourages him to live beyond his disabilities. 

Unknowingly, Forrest can influence various historical events in the United States. After graduating from college, Forrest enlists in the army and gets assigned to the Mekong Delta region under Lieutenant Dan Taylor. One day, their platoon gets ambushed. While he was able to save his platoonmates’ lives, Forrest could not do the same for his best friend, Benjamin Buford Blue (Bubba). 

Even though Forrest was able to save his life, Lieutenant Dan Taylor felt bitter about what happened because he felt like it would be better to die in battle like his ancestors than to return a disabled person. Forrest’s persistence was able to change his perspective in life. While his life was miserable, Forrest stood by him in New York. 

He and Forrest start the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company in honor of Benjamin Bufford Blue. Both of them eventually become millionaires. 

In the end, Forrest marries his childhood best friend, Jenny Curran. They have a son, but Jenny dies a year after their marriage. 

#16 The Sound of Music (1965)

Director: Robert Wise

Box Office (Gross U.S.A.):  $286.2 Million

Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmain Carr, Heather Menzies, Nicholas Hammond, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner, Kym Karath

Awards:

Academy Awards

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Scoring of Music – Adaptation or Treatment
  • Best Sound

Golden Globe Awards

  • Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Synopsis:

The Sound of Music is a 1965 American Musical Drama. The movie is set in Austria during World War II. It starts with a free-spirited postulant named Maria, played by Julie Andrews. She is sent to the house of retired naval officer Georg von Trapp to be a governess to his seven children. 

The children lost their mother seven years before Maria’s arrival. At first, the children were misfits, but Maria’s persistence and kindness were able to soften the kids’ hearts. She teaches them how to sing, and all the children are great at it. The retired captain gets envious of Maria’s closeness to his children and threatens to send her back to the Nonnberg Abbey. 

However, the captain’s Heart softens after he sees his children singing happy songs for Maria. Eventually, the captain falls in love with Maria, and they get married. 

 

#15 Goodfellas (1990)

Director: Martin Scorsese

Box Office (Gross U.S.A.):  $47 Million

Starring: Robert De Niro, Roy Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino

Awards:

Academy Awards

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Supporting Actor – Joe Pesci
  • Picture – Musical or Comedy

Synopsis:

In this criminal biopic about wiseguy Henry Hill, based on an actual event, Goodfellas examines the humble, blue-collar side of New York’s Italian mafia. His journey through life includes being a youthful minor offender, a career criminal, a middle-aged cocaine addict, and a dealer. We discover the customs and practices of organized crime as we follow the rise and fall of Hill and his two rivals, the slick, multi-talented criminal Jimmy Conway and the gruff, menacing Tommy DeVito.

 

#14 Black Panther (2018)

Director: Ryan Coogler

Box Office (Gross U.S.A.):  $1.3 Billion

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman

Awards: Black Panther is the first MCU Film to win an Academy Award for:

  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Production Design

Synopsis:

Centuries ago, a meteorite caused tribal wars among five African Tribes. One of the warriors ingested an herb laced with vibranium and gained superhuman activities. That warrior is T’Challa’s ancestor, the first Black Panther who united the tribes. T’Challa returns to Wakanda, an African country, after the passing of his father to assume the throne in his due place. T’Challa’s resolve as king and as Black Panther is put to the test when he is lured into a struggle that threatens the future of Wakanda and the entire globe when a formidable opponent reappears out of nowhere. The young king must gather his supporters and unleash Black Panther’s total strength to fight his enemies and ensure the safety of his people when faced with deceit and peril.

A sequel to the Black Panther can be seen on Disney plus with the title Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. 

 

#13 The Dark Knight (2008)

Director: Christopher Nolan

Box Office (Gross U.S.A.):  $1.006 Billion

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Boldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman

Award: The Dark Knight is the first comic book film to receive a major Academy Award 

Synopsis:

Gotham City is in chaos as the young and vile criminal who calls himself the Joker masterminds the crime in the city. Batman, the alter ego of businessman Bruce Wayne, allies with District Attorney Harvey Dent and police lieutenant Jim Gordon to end the organized crimes in the city. 

The Joker, a criminal who loves to play mind games, causes havoc on the city by playing with the mafia and the vigilante Batman. His games cause the alliance between the three to suffer, leading to Batman being seen as a criminal by Gotham’s people. 

 

#12 Toy Story (1995)

Director: John Lasseter

Box Office (Gross U.S.A.):  $363 Million

Starring (Voices): Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, R. Lee Ermey, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, Erik von Detten 

Award: Toy Story was able to get three Academy Award nominations for:

  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Original Song for “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”
  • Best Original Score

Synopsis:

Toy Story follows toys’ adventures, which assume life without human presence. Their owner Andy Davis, her sister Molly and their Mom plan to move into a new place. 

The toys become worried when Andy conducts his birthday party a week earlier. Sheriff Woody, Andy’s favorite toy and the group leader, instructs Sarge, the leader of the small green armies, to find out what toy Andy will be. 

After the party, the new toy gets introduced to the rest of the toys. The new toy’s name is Buzz Lightyear, an action figure who believes he is an actual space ranger. Buzz quickly becomes Andy’s favorite toy and captures the other toys’ hearts, making Sheriff Woody jealous. 

Complications arose two days before the move. Andy was instructed to bring only one toy to Pizza Planet. Woody ensures that he will be chosen and attempt to use a toy car to knock him off the desk, but instead, he falls out of the window. Woody gets selected, and Buzz plots his revenge. 

Eventually, they get into the hands of Andy’s sadistic neighbor. But the toy of them escapes and finds Andy. They ultimately become the best of friends. 

#11 Seven (1995)

Director: David Fincher

Box Office (Gross U.S.A.):  $327. 3 Million

Starring: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey, John C. McGinley

Award: 

1996 MTV Movie Awards

  • Best Movie
  • Most Desirable Male (Brad Pitt)
  • Best Villain (Kevin Spacey)

Synopsis

With the help of recently transferred David Mills (Brad Pitt) in his last case, retiring police Detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) unearths a series of intricate and gruesome crimes. They quickly realize that they are dealing with a Kevin Spacey-style serial murderer hunting down victims who he believes symbolize one of the seven deadly sins. Additionally, Somerset makes friends with Tracy (Gwyneth Paltrow), Mills’ wife, who is frightened of giving birth in the violent city. 

#10 The Power of the Dog (2021)

Director: Jane Campion

Box Office :  $417,022

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee. 

Award: 

Academy Awards – Best Director

Synopsis:

The movie deals with various themes such as love, grief, resentment, jealousy, social awkwardness, toxic masculinity, and closeted sexuality. 

Rural Montana in 1925. The polar opposite Burbank brothers—swaggering, obnoxious Phil and suave, mild-mannered George—have been overseeing the family’s rich ranch for decades, harboring a silent but observable conflict over everything. He attributes his charisma and unwavering proficiency to his late mentor, “Bronco” Henry. Phil enjoys harassing his soft-spoken sibling. Phil is oblivious that change will occur when his brother marries a widower. Phil’s cruel ways get set on Rose, his brother’s wife, which causes her to develop alcoholism. 

Suddenly, cruel Phil decides to turn his attention away from his troubles and focus on the quiet boy, the son of Rose—an easy target. Phil’s brutal ways do not scare Peter, and the two develop a significant friendship. Phil takes Peter under his wings, leading to his destruction. The former builds anthrax and dies after helping Peter, a medical student, with a carcass of diseased cattle. 

#9 Blade Runner (1982)

Director: Ridley Scott

Box Office :  $41.6 Million

Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Award: 

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

  • Best Cinematography

British Academy Film Awards

  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Production Design

Synopsis:

Blade Runner is a science fiction film based on the 1968 novel by Philip K. Dick titled Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

The Tyrell Corporation created “replicants,” robots that resembled humans in appearance and behavior in the early twenty-first century during a period known as the Nexus phase. Replicants were banned on Earth after the superhuman generation Nexus 6 replicants, deployed for hazardous off-Earth ventures, started a revolt. Any replicant who returns to or is made on Earth must be destroyed by police forces known as “blade runners,” or, in their language, “retiring” any replicant that returns to or is created on Earth. Anyone guilty of helping or enabling a replicant will get a death sentence.

Fast forward to November 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Four known replicants, most combat versions, have returned to Earth, with Roy Batty as their leader. Rick Deckard, a veteran blade runner, is called out of retirement. One of the returning replicants, Leon Kowalski, attempted to work his way into the Tyrell Corporation as a company member but was caught and escaped. Deckard thinks part of what will help him is understanding what the replicants desired with the Tyrell Corporation in trying to infiltrate it, aside from following Leon’s trail in the hopes of discovering and retiring them all.

Tyrell’s fail-safe backup system might hold the key to the solution. A fifth replicant, Rachael, who serves as Tyrell’s aide, may present a problem for Deckard in addition to the other four he is tracking. The problem is that Dr. Elden Tyrell is experimenting on her and giving her false memories so he can have more power over her. The memories are given to her cause her to believe she is human. The alliance between the two causes Deckard to fall for her.

#8 Phantom Thread (2017)

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Box Office:  $47.8 Million

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps

Awards: Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress (Lesley Manville) during the 90th Academy Awards. 

Synopsis:

From two different worlds, Reynolds Woodcock is a prominent couturier dressing the upper class of 1950s London, including royalties and socialites. On the other hand, his muse and lover, Alma Elson, is nothing but a waitress from the countryside. The arrival of his new lover disrupts his seemingly perfect life. 

#7 Mission: Impossible (1996)

Director:  Brian De Palma

Box Office: $457.7 million

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave, Jean Reno

Awards: 

 B.M.I. Film & T.V. Awards

  • B.M.I. Film Music award (Danny Elfman)

Producers Guild of America Awards

  • Most Promising Producer in Theatrical Motion Pictures (Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner)

Synopsis:

The franchise’s first installment is an adaptation to the well-loved American television show of the same name, Mission: Impossible. 

Jim Phelps and his crew are tasked with stopping a traitor from stealing and selling classified material. Everything was going smoothly until the man they were after and the entire team—aside from Ethan Hunt—were mysteriously dead. When Ethan learns that the mission is to find a mole that they have been wary of for some time, he calls Director Kittridge and goes to meet him. Despite Kittridge’s evidence suggesting that Ethan is the person they have been seeking, Ethan knows he is not, so he flees.

After setting up a meeting with the buyer, whom he warns against utilizing the material he has, Ethan offers to give the buyer what he paid for in exchange for disclosing the mole’s identity. Franz Krieger and Luther Stickell, two disavowed Agents, are recruited by Ethan and Phelps’ wife Claire to assist him, which won’t be simple and will probably be next to impossible.

#6 Citizen Kane (1941)

 

Director:  Orson Welles

Box Office: $1.8 million

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Everett Sloane, Ray Collins, George Coulouris, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Stewart, Ruth Warrick, Erskine Sanford, William Alland

Awards:

Academy Awards

  • Best Original Screenplay

Synopsis:

The death of newspaper magnate and millionaire Charles Foster Kane sparked various newspaper outlets’ interest. Thompson, a news reporter, gets assigned to cover the story about Kane. 

One aspect of Kane’s life that remains a mystery to everyone was the meaning behind the last words that came out of his mouth while he was on his deathbed, “Rosebud.”

Curious and bewildered as to why one of America’s most affluent people would utter such mundane words on his last day, Thompson searches for its significance to Kane. He speaks to various people connected to the man, his ex-wife Susan Alexander Kane, his butler, and the unpublished memoir of Mr. Thatcher, Kane’s earliest financial advisor, and childhood guardian. 

The memoirs told the tale of Kane’s rise to prominence after her mother discovered gold in their land. The riches found in their land gave his mother a vast fortune, more than enough to send him to boarding school with Mr. Thatcher. 

The movie ends with symbolism. Rosebud was the sled from his childhood. Rosebud, a trade name for a cheap sled, was Kane’s anchor from when life was of no burden to him, a life of simplicity and nothing else. Rosebud was a symbol of the childhood he was robbed of when he was taken away from his mother. 

#5 Knives Out (2019)

Director:  Rian Johnson

Box Office: $311.4 million

Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer

Awards:

  • Golden Globe Awards Nomination For Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actor, and Best Actress

Synopsis:

Harlan Thrombey, a successful author and owner of a publishing company, is found dead in his attic study by Fran, one of the housekeepers, with a knife in his hand the morning after his 85th birthday party, which was held at his Norfolk County mansion with his dysfunctional family of his mother, his living children, their spouses, and their children in attendance. Harlan Thrombey was self-made in his wealth. The Brazilian nurse caring for him, Marta Cabrera, is the daughter of an illegal immigrant, and she may have been the last person to see him alive. She started her evening routine of playing a game of Go with him and giving him his medication.

The local police are questioning the family members at the mansion a week after the funeral to see what might have transpired that night that would have contributed to his death. They are doing this because they think Harlan killed himself. All interviewees concur with the chronology of events proving the suicide belief. Famous private investigator Benoit Blanc, who the family will learn has been hired as a consultant, will be present with one other individual at each interview. However, he does not disclose that he was paid in advance and hired undercover.

All interviewees fall for Blanc’s bait, disparaging other family members while refusing to disclose anything that Blanc already appears to know about them. Each family member is only concerned with themselves. Thus this technique works well. The crucial interview—one that comes as a surprise—might be with Marta, whom Blanc believes to have been Harlan’s confidante and who is unable, to tell the truth, given that every time she vomits, she physically reacts.

One of Harlan’s grandchildren, the privileged Ransom Drysdale, who left the party early after having a private conversation with his grandfather, was not interviewed because he was not present. However, the fact that Ransom was not present at the mansion when Harlan passed away makes his absence from the interview somewhat irrelevant. When the will is read aloud a week later, the focus of the investigation shifts. Everyone but a few people who were previously aware of the alterations made the week before Harlan’s death will learn about them. Who is the real killer? Is it suicide, or is the person behind it 

#4 Jaws (1975)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Box Office: $472 million

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton

Awards:

  • Academy Award for Best Music (Original Score)
  • Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
  • Academy Award for Best Film Editing
  • Academy Award for Best Original Score
  • People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie
  • BAFTA Award for Best Original Score

Synopsis:

Based on a Peter Benchley novel, the suspense movie Jaws was produced in the United States. The plot takes place at Amity Island, a coastal community in New England. After Chrissie Watkins goes skinny dipping in the ocean, an unforeseen force attacks her, and the story begins.

The following day, the authorities would see some of her remains. Martin Brody, the police chief, decides to close the beaches in light of the occurrence. The town’s mayor, Larry Vaughn, worries that losing the beach would hurt the local economy. Another fatality would result from the beach’s reopening. Alex Kinter, a little boy, is killed by the shark in the open.

The town starts to take the situation seriously after the boy’s death. An amateur shark hunt is sparked when a $10,000 bounty is placed on the shark’s head. Local fishermen caught a tiger shark they believed to be the culprit behind the assaults. Matt Hooper, a consulting oceanographer, claims it was the incorrect shark. He examined Chrissie’s body and saw that the shark that had attacked her was enormous.

They discovered that the shark’s stomach was empty of human remains, corroborating his statements. Mayor Larry Vaughn continues to disregard him despite his claims that the only shark capable of carrying out the assaults was a giant great white shark.

Following an incident on July 4 where a local boatman is killed by a shark while boating in the adjacent lagoon, Brody, Hooper, and fisherman Quint decide to handle the situation themselves.

On board the Orca, the three men set sail and can see the shark up close. They concluded that the shark is roughly 25 feet long. They use various techniques to kill the shark, but Quint is killed in the process. Brody and Hooper successfully killed the shark and saved their people in the end. 

#3 Nightcrawler (2014)

Director: Dan Gilroy

Box Office (Gross U.S.A.):  $50.3 million

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton

Synopsis:

 Louis Bloom, a local burglar who steals steel, bronze, and copper from Los Angeles streets daily, is looking for employment. He chooses to spend money on a camcorder and a police scanner radio from a pawn shop after noticing a freelance filmmaker capturing an accident. He overhears Nina Romina’s name, a television station’s head of T.V. news, and buys his first batch of film.

 Rick, a homeless man, is hired by Louis to assist him while he learns how to make better movies. When Louis’ rival Joe Loder informs Louis about his new van and equipment, Joe Loder sabotages Louis’ van, leading to a severe accident. Sociopathic Louis is ambitious; for him, gore equals more cash for his footage. He quits his job as a crime photographer to pursue his new career of interfering at crime scenes. 

#2 Lady Bird (2017)

Director: Greta Gerwig

Box Office (Gross U.S.A.): $79 million

Starring:  Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Lois Smith

Awards: 

75th Golden Globe Awards

  • Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
  • Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy

Synopsis:

Lady Bird is an American coming-of-age movie. It follows the story of outspoken Catholic high school senior Christine McPherson, who goes by the moniker “Lady Bird” and is nearly on pins and needles about finally leaving her hometown of Sacramento, California, to enroll in an elite college in New York City. Although, it would be far cheaper and safer for her to attend a public university closer to home, given her middling grades and her family’s financial struggles, particularly in light of last year’s horrific 9/11 incident. In the end, Lady Bird has to figure out how to achieve her goals despite her grades, countless college applications, developing teenage sexuality, and a strong-willed mother. 

#1 I am Legend (2007)

Director: Francis Lawrence

Box Office (Gross U.S.A.):  $585.4 million

Starring:  Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Dash Mihok

Awards: 

  • Saturn Award for Best Actor (Wil Smith)
  • Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor (Wil Smith)

Synopsis:

This movie, an adaptation of the famous short novel of the same name by renowned author Richard Matheson, centers on the last man on Earth who must fight to survive while avoiding the infected survivors of a terrible vampire pandemic. Robert Neville, a gifted scientist who rushed to find a cure for the artificial virus as humankind collapsed all around him, was mysteriously immune to the highly contagious superbug. The entire population of New York City—and possibly the whole world—has been changed into carnivorous bloodsuckers who fear the light and exist exclusively to infect any other living thing in their path.

Three years after the collapse of civilization, Neville is now suffering greatly from his loneliness. While searching the city for food and supplies during the day and sending out frantic radio broadcasts in the evening in the hopes that someone will hear them, he also experiments with his blood at night to discover a means to stop the virus’s effects. But as the legions of infected keep an eye on Neville from the protection of the shadows, they are running out of time. They are waiting for the right opportunity to strike.

They share Neville’s desire to discover the mystery hidden within his blood. Still, they must exercise caution in pursuing it because Neville would rather die trying to kill them all than voluntarily giving up even a single drop.

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