This week, we will take a look at one of the most underrated genres in all of cinema, Arthouse movies also known as Art cinema.
Arthouse films are known for not being high in ticket sales or for its high budget productions, however, it is a genre also known for having a unique vision from its directors. Nowadays most of the movies in this genre are foreign or independent films. This great list of must see movies is just another step in the evolution of this great cinematic genre.
This is not a blockbuster type genre but, this year, it’s filled with great films and huge stars who are spread all over the five films that you will see in this list:
Jon Stewart directing ‘Rosewater’
Director: Jon Stewart
Cast: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Gael García Bernal, Jason Jones, Dimitri Leonidas
The host of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, took a leave of absence to make his directorial debut about the true story of Maziar Bahari , a journalist who was detained in Iran for more than 100 days and brutally interrogated in prison in the midst of the 2009 election.
4- Gone Girl
Gone Girl with Ben Affleck
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle, Casey Wilson
With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man (Ben Affleck) sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent. This is Affleck’s first project since the award winning “Argo”.
Director: Lars von Trier
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Stellan Skarsgard, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Connie Nielsen
The film focuses on a self-described nymphomaniac who recounts her extense sexual history to a stranger who rescued her from a bloody beating. Said to be more intellectual than explicit, the question isn’t whether the film will offend viewers inside and out of the U.S. but whether the director’s vision can connect intellectually with the audience.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine
In the future, governments all across the globe have collapsed, food is scarce, and it’s all because of the damage caused to the planet in the 20th century. The film follows the story of a group of explorers who are set to take advantage in a discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations of manned space travel and try and find a solution to mankind’s biggest problem.
Director: Bennett Miller
Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave
Based on the true story of Mark Schultz an Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler who is invited by millionaire John du Pont to move on to the du Pont mansion and help build a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new top level training facility, Schultz seizes at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and surpass his revered brother, Dave.