With the evolving environment of the entertainment segment, both, Hollywood and Bollywood can be seen adopting the online platform for the movies. Some of them like Netflix and Amazon have proved to be an ideal choice for the same. Bollywood, on the one hand, is making constant efforts to achieve changes in the movies that do well for them, Hollywood, on the other hand, is embracing these online platforms with open arms.
2018 has been a year full of amazing and commendable performances of actors and their movies that received endless amount of appreciation. Many movies from award winning actors like Paul Greengrass, Alfonso Cuaron and Orson welles were released on these platforms. That is not all, moving forward, in the year 2019 also, the online platforms are all ready to come up with the movies from talented individuals including Steven Soderbergh, Dan Gilroy and Martin Scorsese. These platforms for entertainment offer the content of different genres that is in the favour of people of different interests.
Here are top 7 movies that caught the attention and streamed online this year –
Topping the list, the first one is the Alex Garland directed science fiction Annihilation which is based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer. The cast of the movie includes Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tuva Novotny, Tessa Thompson and Oscar Isaac. The movie was initially released by Paramount Pictures in Canada and US on 23 February 2018. Later, it was released over Netflix on March 12 2018. The storyline of the movie involves mystery to an extent that can leave the audience in an awestruck mode.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
One of the most loved Netflix movies of 2018 is the American movie, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, which released on August 17 2018. The movie is a typical teenage romance where High School junior Lara Jean Covey writes letters to all of the guys that she has ever loved until the day she finds all of her letters missing. Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Madeleine Arthur, Emilija Baranac, Israel Broussard and John Corbett can be seen acting in the movie. Overall, Susan Johnson’s directed movie has been one of the significant releases of the year for Netflix.
Golden Lion award winner movie Roma released on the online entertainment platform, Netflix, on December 14, 2018. It is a drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón who tries to give a peep through his life and upbringing in Mexico City. The movie stars the actors Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Enoc Leaño and Daniel Valtierra. The title of the movie “Roma” is inspired by a neighbourhood in Mexico named Colonia Roma. The critics have appreciated the movie by calling it “achingly beautiful” and “engrossing” which clearly paid the hard work of the actors off and made it one of the top online streaming movies of 2018.
Lust stories is an Indian movie constituting four different stories from four different directors including Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar and Dibakar Banerjee. It is also a sequel to another Indian movie called Bombay Talkies. The movie includes the actors Radhika Apte, Kiara Advani, Bhumi Pednekar, Manisha Koirala, Neha Dhupia, Sanjay Kapoor, Jaideep Ahlawat, Vicky Kaushal, Neil Bhoopalam and Akash Thosar. It is worth a watch with its appealing story.
Featuring Norwegian cast, Paul Greengrass directed movie, 22 July, released on Netflix on 10th October 2018. It is an American movie that gives a view to its audience about the Norway attacks of 2011 and the effects they created. The movie is inspired by the book One of Us: The Story of a Massacre in Norway — and Its Aftermath written by Åsne Seierstad. It was originally premiered on 5th September 2018.
Hold the Dark
Jeremy Saulnier directed movie, Hold the Dark, is the American thriller of the year inspired from the novel with a similar title by an author named William Giraldi. The insights of the movie reveal the corrupt human nature to the audience. The violence in the movie, on the one hand, can be annoying to some, on the other hand, can be intriguing and gripping for the others. The cast of the movie includes actors Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgård, James Badge Dale, Riley Keough, Tantoo Cardinal, and Julian Black Antelope.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Golden Osella Award winner movie, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, is 2018’s American western anthology that released on Netflix on November 16, 2018. Coen Brothers have been successful in directing and producing the movie in an apt way. Starred by actors Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson, James Franco, Brendan Gleeson, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly, Harry Melling, and Tom Waits the movie premiered on 31 August 2018 in 75th Venice International Film Festival.
So, which one are you watching first? Let us know in the comments below!