How to find a cool movie
Most of us are declared fans of movies and TV series, whether we talk about comedies, crimes, documentaries, romances, horrors, and more. We have meticulously developed our tastes for the cinematography throughout the years until we became fine connoisseurs of the seventh art.
However, most of the movies running in cinemas lately may not seem like Hollywood’s best, especially for those who are not into commercial movies with glamorous stars and little to no action.
On the other hand, our late jobs and grown-up responsibilities could easily trigger a sedentary behavior during the weekends and after work hours, so that we won’t find the necessary time or mood to go through countless movie selections until picking one that might seem interesting.
If you want to watch some of the coolest movies without spending too much time in the picking process, we hope that the following article will provide you with enough clues and ways on how to choose a good one. Whether is for a movie marathon or a simple night in with your beloved one or a good ol’ fashioned sleepover with your best friend, we got you covered.
How we chose the coolest movies to watch anytime
Since there are countless options of amazing movies, picking just one to satisfy you for the night could prove a time-spending process. Luckily for you, we have come up with a list of tips on how to make to sure you will finally going to watch one of the coolest movies in the world, regardless of the genre you prefer.
If you don’t know how to pick your following movie, online ratings coming from reputed publications in the field could prove a good indicator regarding the overall cinematographic experience you will have. From script to scenes, actors, decors, and dialogue, all these are marked by viewers so that the movie will receive a final score.
Online publications like IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes are probably the most popular websites in which you can check out the latest details on a released movie, read all about it, or guide you through a synopsis that will you whether or not that movie is worth seeing.
Obviously, tastes should not be discussed but most viewers agree on some of the best movies to watch. Thus, we suggest going through some of the best movies reviews and, based on what others had to say about the subject, think about the next DVD or cinema ticket available for sale.
If you are interested in a certain movie genre, your selection process narrowed down massively as you will only search for those cool movies to watch within your genre preferences. However, we do suggest keeping an open mind and not be reluctant about movies outside your sphere of interest or perception.
Just like books, we don’t consider there is such thing as a bad movie (OK, maybe with some exceptions), and each movie will teach you something (at least will serve as a negative example).
We suggest going outside your comfort zone and avoid stigmatizing non-Hollywood productions because you will be surprised at how rich and vast the world filmography is. From UK, France, and Italy to Spain, even Bollywood and Asian movies have their masterpieces that shouldn’t be ignored.
If you are interested in easy movies for family or cool movies for kids there is a wide selection each year with enchanting stories outside the Hollywood sphere. Obviously, the ones made by famous animation studios like Pixar or Disney will always seem more appealing to the little ones, but keep an open eye for foreign productions which can enhance your child’s field of knowledge and increase its imagination.
Award-winning and nominations
Another good indicator that a movie is worth seeing is to watch out for film nominations on different festivals and awards. The Oscars, BAFTA Awards, and the International Cannes Film Festival are some of the most prestigious and world-known institutions that acknowledge the best movies of the moment and award their winners accordingly.
Here too you should step aside from the flashy Hollywood productions and search for less-popular categories like the Un Certain Regard Cannes Award that praise originality and creativity, as well as the director’s own vision and delicate subjects approached.
Each important film festival or movie award ceremony has a similar category for independent, visionary directors who bring original movies and break barriers, approach exciting, scandalous subjects from unique perspectives or develop mind-blowing characters closely resembling real-life anti-heroes.
Directors focused on perspective
Of course, if you already went through countless movies you may have developed your own tastes, and even have favorite actors and directors. And while actors may take in different parts to help them develop themselves on multiple levels, the best part about good directors is that you can easily see the unique signature, the person’s own style and vision, regardless of the subject approached, the film’s budget, or the actors playing their parts.
Directors like Quentin Tarantino and Woody Allen each have their own directing patterns and like to make cameos or play full-part roles in their own movies. Their twisted version of reality seeks to find the mind’s closest parts and exploit them to create a unique, distorted universe.
For Allen, it is the constant seeking of a sick form of love, in the most scandalous possible ways. He approaches love from different angles, playing with love triangles, tragedies, lust, and despair. None of his characters are flat or depicted as good or bad. Each character develops in its own, twisted way, so there aren’t really any heroes or happy endings.
Another signature of the director is the obsessive soundtrack repeating excessively throughout the movie to enhance the visual experience, create drama, and climax with the characters’ life experiences.
On the other hand, Tarantino only likes to play small roles or cameos in his own movies, and also makes use of powerful songs to depict the situation of his characters and the dramas they are going through. He is all about revenge, violence, blood, and regaining justice, but not into the classic western way, yet with clearly-studied individuals.
Both Allen and Tarantino won the appreciation of the world and were awarded cinematography’s most prestigious prizes, the Oscars.