12 Fresh Films That Will Keep You on Your Toes

Agree, if the film does not have a strong story and a powerful message, it will never become good and all the more great. And here neither a big budget, nor even a great acting game will help. And if you do not want to spend time on the next passing tape, this selection is for you.


This time, Happy Worthy Life will tell you about paintings whose deep and rich plot captures the attention of viewers from the first frames. Be careful: you can forget about everything in the world while watching them.

Boy Erased , 2018

12 Fresh Films That Will Keep You on Your Toes
© Boy Erased / Focus Features  

American drama from  Joel Edgerton received rave reviews from critics and was nominated for many awards.

The film takes place in a small town whose inhabitants are quite conservative and religious. In the center of events is the son of authoritarian Baptist pastor Jared, an exemplary student and an excellent athlete. Once a teenager makes a confession that instantly erases all his positive qualities, and he turns out to be an outcast. A worried father sends his son to a closed camp, where the boy has to make a difficult choice.

Masquerade Hotel, 2019

In Tokyo, one after another, 3 murders occur. There is no connection between the victims, except one: each of them was found notes with numbers. The police managed to figure out that they point to the scene of the next crime, and this time it should happen in a luxury hotel. The wayward detective Nitte, who runs this business, settles down at the front desk. He should not only receive guests as an experienced administrator, but also figure out which of them is a serial killer.

The Professor, 2018

12 Fresh Films That Will Keep You on Your Toes
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The story is about a man who once realized that he could be honest with himself and the world.

Richard is a bored professor at a university whose monotonous life changes dramatically after a visit to a doctor. One moment – and the gray routine as if ceases to exist for him. Having learned that he has only six months left to live, he realizes that now he is finally free and can do something that he would not have had the courage to do before.


Teen Spirit, 2018

12 Fresh Films That Will Keep You on Your Toes
© Teen Spirit / Interscope Films  

“Behind a Dream” is a British-American musical drama, in which El Fanning played the main role.

The plot revolves around the shy schoolgirl Violet, who dreams of leaving her hometown and becoming a famous singer. The girl studies well, helps her mother, and sometimes in the evenings performs at a local bar, where almost no one pays attention to her. But once in the hall there is a visitor who must change the whole life of Violet.


An Officer and a Spy, 2019

“Officer and Spy” is a historical and detective drama directed by Roman Polanski. The film was awarded the Grand Jury of the Venice Film Festival and the International Film Press Federation.

The plot is based on the story of Captain Alfred Dreyfus , who was convicted of espionage in favor of Germany. His former mentor, Georges Picard, decides to start his own investigation. And the further he moves in it, the more clearly he realizes that Dreyfus is innocent.

Seberg, 2019

Despite the strong plot and vivid picture, this US-British thriller received a rather low rating and mixed reviews. This picture is just one of those that either immediately like it or not.

The end of the 60s. The talented actress and star of the French “new wave” Gene Seeberg returns to Los Angeles, where he quickly becomes an icon of Hollywood. She vyingly offer a variety of roles, and reporters follow her on the heels. But the suddenly flashed romance threatens to destroy not only her career, but also her life.

Don’t Let Go, 2019

Detective Jack Radcliffe loves his work. One day he receives a frightening and alarming call from his niece Ashley and hurries to her aid. But not in time: the girl and her family are killed. Jack undertakes to investigate this matter, and suddenly Ashley calls him again.


Mr. Jones, 2019

12 Fresh Films That Will Keep You on Your Toes
© Mr. 
Jones / Film.UA
  • Country – Poland, United Kingdom, Ukraine
  • Genre – thriller, drama, biography
  • IMDb Rating – 6.9

This historical drama was nominated for the Golden Bear Award at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.

The film is based on the real story of Gareth Jones , a young journalist from Wales. Having witnessed the brutal repression in a foreign country, Gareth decides not to be silent about this and write a revealing article. And then it comes under the scrutiny of special services.

Witness, 2019

Lawyer Yang Song-ho has a hard job – he must defend the housekeeper, who is accused of killing the owner of the house. The woman claims that he committed suicide, and the only person who can confirm or deny this is an autistic high school student Lim Ji-woo. The lawyer needs to try very hard to find an approach to the girl and find out what really happened.


The Translators (Les Traducteurs)

A group of translators receives a tempting offer – it is necessary in a short time for a very generous fee to translate the continuation of the acclaimed bestseller. Just to avoid information leakage, you will need to do this in an isolated bunker. When someone merges 10 pages of the secret manuscript into the Internet, the dream job turns into a real nightmare for everyone who agreed to it.

Come to Daddy

The naive and slightly odd Norval Greenwood receives a letter from his father, who left them with his mother 30 years ago. The guy immediately collects things and goes to get acquainted with his parent. Arriving in a secluded hut on the seashore, the hero realizes that daddy, despite the invitation, is not very happy about his arrival. He gets drunk, criticizes his son and generally behaves unfriendly. But when Norval wants to go home, an unforeseen event occurs.

All the Bright Places

The main characters are a popular high school student and an outsider from her class. The girl is tormented by guilty feelings for the death of her sister, the guy is just obsessed with death. Once both of them find themselves on the school bell tower in an attempt to take their own life, and this unexpected meeting unites them. Theodore helps Violet come to terms with the loss, but completely forgets about his problems. And that leads to tragedy.

Which of the last watched films do you remember the most and why?

Preview photo Teen Spirit / Interscope Films

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