Viewers are often limited to watching three or four series or movies on Netflix, usually the most popular among friends, endorsed by celebrities, or because they’ve won an award like the Oscar or Golden Globe.
However, if you search on Twitter, you will find very convincing recommendations from users, which turn out to be gems of international cinema that are worth seeing at least once in a lifetime. Take the chance!
Like stars on earth (2007)
Being seen as an outsider at school for being different is a more common situation than you might think in many countries and this is reflected in the film Like stars on earthdirected by Aamir Khan.
In this Hindi drama, the audience meets Ishaan (Darsheel Safari), a boy with dyslexia who struggles at school and struggles with his parents and teachers until Ram Shankar Nikumbh, an unconventional art teacher, emerges who, with great patience, discovers the skills behind his disorder.
About body and soul (2017)
In a world where it is becoming increasingly difficult to have a real connection with someone, the Hungarian drama About body and soul shows how Maria (Alexandra Borbely), a newly hired finance manager, and Endre (Geza Morcsányi), a slaughterhouse quality inspector, get closer and connect emotionally through dreams.
director Ildiko Enyediwhich won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale with this film, shows in this dream world of animals the inherent human desire to be part of something or to be recognized by others, and is a breathing space in this time.
If you are in an exciting mood for a thriller, the Korean film Combustion, by Director Lee Chang-dong, is a good choice for your Saturday night. The plot follows a delivery boy and aspiring writer, Lee Jong-su (Yoo Ah-in), who meets Shin Hae-mi at a promotional event (Jeon Jong Seo), a childhood friend who is planning a trip to Nairobi in Africa and directs him to feed her cat.
Upon her return, she is met by a mysterious man named Ben (Steven Yeun), and from that encounter strange things begin to happen within the love triangle. Lee fears Shin’s life is in danger, leading to an unexpected ending.
Lazaro Felice (2018)
It’s not uncommon for people to take advantage of others’ goodwill, or as some would say, the world is mean when you’re naive. This is shown in the Italian film Lazaro Felicewho introduces the peasant Lazzaro to the audience (Adriano Tardolo), a willing young man with a straight character.
After helping Tancredi (Luke Chikovani), the son of the landlady who exploited the workers in the area without pay, the trade with the Marquise is discovered and Lazzaro finally emigrates to the city where he will face new situations that end like in the village with a dramatic conclusion .
Bollywood is one of the most productive industrieswhich is characterized by its characters, music scenes and exciting stories like Hindi drama Dhanak (means “rainbow”), which tells the adventures and illusions of two brothers. Every morning, 10-year-old Pari (Hetal Gada) and 8 years Chotu (Krish Chhabria) are thinking about which Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) or Salman Khan movie they will talk about on the way to school as Pari is a fan of SRK and Chotu is a fan of Salman.
A few months before Chotu’s 9th birthday, her sister decides to keep her promise to her brother to get his sight back, so the girl decides to ask her favorite artist for help. So the two children set out on a 300 km journey to catch up with the actor during filming in Rajasthan.
The shadow in my eye (2021)
If you’re a fan of war dramas or stories based on real life, you might be captivated by one of the latest Netflix releases, The Danish Movie the shadow in my eye directed by Ole Bornedaland is set in Denmark during World War II.
The action is told from the perspective of three children who survive shelling at their school, the result of a Royal Air Force error during Operation Carthage, which leaves 120 dead, including 86 children. Throughout the film, viewers are shown the psychological impact on the children of witnessing death up close.
Big fish and begonia (2016)
In any culture, the transition from childhood to adulthood brings with it lessons both pleasant and painful, and animation approaches this premise Big fish and begoniaa Sino-Korean co-production that presents an imaginative story full of great truths and big truths.
The plot follows Chun, a magical creature who is sent to the human world on her 16th birthday in the form of a red dolphin, as is traditional in her reality. There she meets Kun, a boy who lives on the coast and saves the teenager’s life at the cost of his life. From then on, Chun tries to save the boy’s soul and bring him back to life out of gratitude.
Even though horror movies evoke discomfort, fear, disgust, or disgust, there’s something about their stories that still draws many viewers, perhaps because it’s a pretty raw human emotion. And that’s what makes it happen midsummera Norwegian-American production by the director Ari Aster.
He takes the audience to a summer solstice celebration in the village of Hårga in Hälsingland (Sweden). What seems like a journey trying to fix Dani Ardor’s (Florence Pugh) complex relationship with her boyfriendand in the company of his peers, morphs into a bloody succession of eerie rituals that transform her from mourning the death of her family into the queen of the festival, empowering her in her new role.
Competition within a profession is never a bad thing unless it threatens other people, and that’s common in sports: rival teams, athletes, or racing car companies, as shown in rush, a biopic directed by Ron Howard.
The film brings viewers to the on-track rivalry between two great Formula 1 drivers in the 1970s, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) of the Ferrari team and Jacob Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) for the McLaren team, but also her personal decisions and issues that had a long-term impact on her career.
When people talk about psychological thrillers, one of the names probably comes to mind Darren Aronofskysince his films have an immersive aspect that makes viewers think about reality, and Mother! is not far from it.
Whether the director uses biblical or global warming references, the film shows a couple, Him, an acclaimed poet with writer’s block, and Mother, his wife, living in their idyllic home until various characters gradually arrive at the couple’s home and affect peaceful routine leading to a confusing and chaotic ending that seems more like a recurring dream.
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