All of us love watching movies, don’t we? It is the easiest and the most convenient way to escape reality, go and explore a brand new world altogether, even if it is only for a few hours. They make us laugh and cry alike. I guess I’ve cried while watching movies more than the other times combined. But all that said, living in a country like India, we often miss out on some of the quality Hollywood movies that get released every year. There are multiple reasons for this, the primary one being that they get suppressed by the “Bhai flicks” or the “SRK hits”. Another major reason is that the Indian distributors do not really favor the Hollywood movies until and unless they have big names attached to them, or are backed by huge franchises.
So even if you get to know about these movies and have the desire to watch them in the theatre, you’ll be disappointed big time. This is when you thank the multiple torrent sites. While you can easily download them, you still have that thing at the back of your mind that you won’t get the same experience as watching it in the theatres. So here, we have prepared a list of 5 brilliantly made movies from 2015 which you might not know of but you can definitely watch them at your home without lack of the theatre experience. (Also, watching a movie at home has various advantages that you might overlook; viz : we can lay in our comfortable couch with our favorite blanket and we can make our own popcorn and cuddle with our partner too)
This movie has been adapted from a book called “The Price of Salt”. The movie is set in the year 1950 in Manhattan where Therese (Rooney Mara), a young department-store clerk meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), a beautiful older woman stuck in a depressing marriage of convenience. The movie revolves around the relationship of these two as an immediate connection sparks between them when they first meet. It is directed by Todd Haynes.
Very few movies can be suspenseful and highly emotional at the same time. Room, a movie that revolves around a 5-year-old boy Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his Ma (Brie Larson), perfectly manages to do that. They have been trapped in a room for 7 years and they finally manage to escape. The movie shows the thrilling discovery of Jack : the outside world, which he was seeing for the first time. It is directed by Lenny Abrahamson
3. 45 Years
As the title suggests, Kate(Charlotte Rampling) and Geoff Mercer (Tom Courtenay) have been married for 45 years. This year, they are about to celebrate their anniversary on a grand scale as they couldn’t do that on their 40th anniversary since Geoff underwent a bypass surgery. But amidst all of this, Geoff receives a letter which says that the body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. Watch this drama directed by Andrew Haigh to know what happens next.
Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) is a young Irish immigrant who navigated her way through 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance. She falls in in love with Tony(Emory Cohen), an Italian-American plumber, full of adoration and respect for her. But tragedy strikes when Eilis has to return back to Ireland when she slowly gets lured away by the charms of her native place. This John Crowley drama is a must watch.
5. Son of Saul
This movie, with the original title “Saul fia” is a Hungarian movie which won the Academy Award in the best foreign film category. Saul Auslander is a Hungarian prisoner who works at one of the Auschwitz Crematoriums. His job is to burn the bodies at the camp. He falls in a major fix when he is supposed to burn the body of his own son for whom he never cared while he was alive. Watch this one to find out how Saul tries to bury the corpse by trying to salvage the body and find a rabii. It is directed by Laszlo Nemes.
If you are still not convinced about all of it and want a theater-like experience at your home, you can rent a projector and screen from GrabOnRent at a convenient price.