While watching movies is enjoyable, choosing which one to watch next may be stressful. Is it familiar to you to spend half an hour navigating through various OTT platforms, viewing trailers on YouTube, searching up IMDb ratings, and still not knowing what to watch?
Then you’ve come to the right place! The answer to the question “What movie should I watch?” is BuzzPedia’s movie recommendation list. Your movie options are about to become a lot more diverse.
We’ve compiled a selection of the best movies for your mood, occasion, and personal tastes. Whether you’re viewing a movie alone, with friends, or on a date with your crush, our list will provide you with fantastic recommendations.
1. Inside Llewyn Davis
Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is a folk musician in 1961 New York City who is at a fork in the path. With his guitar in hand, he battles insurmountable odds to build a name for himself in the music industry, but success has eluded him thus far.
Llewyn goes on an expedition that takes him from the slums of Greenwich Village to a Chicago club, where he hopes to meet a music mogul who can provide him with the big break that he so desperately wants.
With a backdrop of 1961, this film successfully captures the era with realistic color coding and Oscar Isaac’s flawless acting.
2. Dazed and Confused
The mayhem of a bunch of unruly teens in Austin, Texas, celebrating the last day of high school in 1976 is chronicled in this coming-of-age film.
The graduating class gathers at a popular pool club for an unplanned keg party, but star football player Randall “Pink” Floyd (Jason London) has sworn to concentrate on the championship game and refrain from drinking.
Meanwhile, the incoming freshmen struggle to escape being hazed by the seniors, particularly Fred O’Bannion, the sadistic bully (Ben Affleck).
This film depicts the adventures of a high school party as their school year comes to an end.
3. Roman Holiday
Ann (Audrey Hepburn), a touring European princess, is overworked and decides to take a night off while in Rome.
When a sedative she received from her doctor wears off, she falls asleep on a park bench and is discovered by Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), an American reporter who brings her back to his apartment for protection.
Joe discovers Ann’s regal identity the next morning at work and bets his editor that he can secure an exclusive interview with her, but romance comes in the way.
This is an Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck masterpiece that should not be missed.
When an agoraphobic IT worker discovers video proof of a horrific crime, she is faced with resistance when she attempts to report it. To seek justice, she must do the one thing she despises: she must leave her apartment.
This film was released last year and went widely overlooked and underappreciated. Kimi is a stunning film with incredible camera work and outstanding acting. And the climax will stun you.
5. My Own Private Idaho
Mike Waters (River Phoenix) is a gay hustler with narcolepsy in this informal translation of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV.” Scott Favor (Keanu Reeves) is the son of a mayor who is rebellious.
In search of Mike’s estranged mother, the two journey from Portland, Oregon, via Idaho, and finally to the coast of Italy. They do pranks for money and drugs along the way, finally gaining the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.
Gus Van Sant intended for River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves to take us on a roller coaster of emotions, and he succeeded. There is no turning back after you’ve seen this film. You will adore this for the rest of your life.
6. Reality Bites
After graduating from college, Lelaina (Winona Ryder) makes a documentary on herself and her friends as they struggle to form relationships and start employment.
Vickie (Janeane Garofalo) works in retail and has a long history of one-night relationships while waiting for the results of her HIV test. Sammy (Steve Zahn) tries to tell his parents that he is gay.
Lelaina develops a romantic interest in yuppie Michael (Ben Stiller) while maintaining a love-hate relationship with Troy (Ethan Hawke), who is going through an existential crisis.
Unfortunately, we don’t talk enough about this amazing film and Lelaina’s journey with her housemates. Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, and Ben Stiller all contribute to the film’s beauty.
Idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) accepts a key assignment after climbing through the ranks of her male-dominated career.
Kate joins a task group for the expanding war on narcotics after being recruited by enigmatic government agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin).
The crew, led by the passionate and enigmatic Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), goes back and forth across the United States-Mexico border, utilizing one cartel lord (Bernardo Saracino) to flush out a larger one (Julio Cesar Cedillo).
8. Scent of a Woman
Frank is a former US Army lieutenant colonel. He’s blind and impossible to get along with. Charlie is in high school and is excited to start college.
He promises to watch after Frank for Thanksgiving to help pay for a vacation home for Christmas. Frank’s niece claims that this will be simple money, but she didn’t expect Frank to spend Thanksgiving in New York.
There is no way you could not enjoy this film if you have seen it. It’s a story of pure friendship, in which Frank helps Charlie in learning new ways of life that he and the rest of us are unfamiliar with.
9. The Darjeeling Limited
Francis (Owen Wilson), Peter (Adrien Brody), and Jack (Jason Schwartzman), three estranged brothers, reunite for a rail trip across India. Since their father’s death, the siblings haven’t spoken in over a year.
Francis is recovering from a motorcycle accident, Peter is having trouble dealing with his wife’s pregnancy, and Jack is still haunted by his ex-lover.
As Francis learns the true reason for the reunion: to see their mother in a Himalayan convent, the brothers revert to old habits. The theme of this film is the imperfection of perfection.
You’ll go to bed with a smile on your face and good thoughts in your head. This film is a joy to watch and should not be missed at all costs.