Often we would love to watch a movie that will absorb us into it. A movie that can help us forget everything and keep us in our seats until the very end.
Below are a list of such films peculiar comedies, tenseful thrillers, and dramas promising to make you sympathize with the main characters.
Perfetti Sconosciuti (Perfect Strangers), 2015
A set of friends plans on playing a strange game. Everyone promises to read out loud the incoming messages on their phones having the speaker on. They realize obeying the game rules is not an easy task.
This Italian movie is about the huge role smartphones play in our lives. Also the trust we invest in our gadgets with, when dealing with personal stuff.
The Call, 2013
A maniac kidnaps a young woman who decides to lock her up in the back of his car. Her only shot at redemption is a cell phone with low battery life, so she uses the cell to dial 911. Could the emergency service specialist have the chance of finding the madman along with the girl before things are too late?
Seven Psychopaths, 2012
An odd crime comedy where a writer works on developing a script for a movie on seven psychopaths. His inspiration are people he faces on his journey that have an unreasonable life story to share. The new odd minded friends plan on kidnapping the local mob boss’s dog. Our story’s main character gets entangled in the process.
Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others), 2006
East Berlin, 1986. An eavesdropping spcialist has been ordered to surveil a famous writer and his girfriend. As time goes he becomes absorbed by the lives of his “wards.” This makes him question the system he works for.
Red Eye, 2005
Due to chance two unknown people meet with each other at the airport. Flight 1019 is due to touch ground, but survival of its passengers is still a doubt. Lisa Reisert has always had the fear of flying. However, her anxiety for flying is nothing compared to what she’s about to face.
Burning Bright, 2010
A girl and her brother with autism get separated from the outside world during a hurricane. A tiger escapes the local circus to seek refuge in the girls house, so that it becomes a game of cat and mouse.
Inside Man, 2006
Armed people get hold of a bank in New York City. By turning off surveillance cameras, they make it hard for the police to sum up the situation.
The robbers work with an unusual plan,that they ignore the bank’s money vault. In addition to surrendering the hostages personal belongings, they repeatedly move the captives randomly to different rooms while blindfolded.
A well-known writer finds himself in an accident during a snowstorm. He is saved by a nurse named Annie who lives nearby. It seems that she is a huge fan of the man’s books. Eventually the hero starts noticing something wrong with Annie, so he plans on getting out of her place soon.
The film is from the novel by Stephen King.
This movie is basically the Brazilian “Slumdog Millionaire.” It’s about three Brazilian boys who settle themselves in a landfill. The direction of their fates change as they discover a wallet full of money on one fine day.
Extra atmosphere and drama are added due to the existence of Brazilian surroundings. All action takes place in sandy beaches where poverty and desolation is a norm.
In just seconds the world of a young Mayan falls apart as his village gets completely destroyed. In the process he finds himself imprisoned. He must cheat death to set journey in order to rejoice with his wife and child who had survived during the raid.
Mel Gibson had done magnificent directorial work in producing this movie.
A convincing tale of a woman who leaves her unstable husband behind, taking along her 5 year old daughter. During her trip she undergoes amazing changes because now who she was once a victim is now a strong woman. She is finally capable of confronting her abusive husband who is trying to entrap her and the child.
The Thirteenth Tale, 2013
One day while Margaret Lea was working in her fathers bookshop she received an invitation. An invitation sent by a female writer wanting her to become her biographer. Just as Margaret starts working at her new employer’s shadowy, spooky mansion she engages in something very strange. She learns about a Gothic story based on two twin sisters that unusually reflects her own life’s events.