21st Century Films That Remind You Just Why You Fell In Love With Cinemaby kosmikino | created - 14 Mar 2015 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
21st Century cinema and television that still has the power to remind you exactly why you fell in love with the magical medium of film in the first place...
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1. Northern Soul (2014)
R | 102 min | Drama, Music
Set in 1974, an authentic and uplifting tale of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music.
Votes: 3,286 | Gross: $0.01M
Perhaps the most authentic depiction of the transformative and liberatory potential of the dancefloor yet made.
2. Pride (I) (2014)
R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.
A reminder of a time when the collective imagination still held sway and history was something more than what happened last week.
3. Never Let Me Go (2010)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood, when the reality of the world they live in comes knocking.
Votes: 129,469 | Gross: $2.43M
We are all born and we all complete...
4. Frank (II) (2014)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Votes: 69,698 | Gross: $0.64M
5. Son of Rambow (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
During a long English summer in the early 1980s, two schoolboys from differing backgrounds set out to make a film inspired by First Blood (1982).
Votes: 29,498 | Gross: $1.78M
6. Tomorrowland (2015)
PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Votes: 160,518 | Gross: $93.44M
8. Life During Wartime (2009)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos.
Votes: 6,418 | Gross: $0.28M
9. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.
Votes: 35,816 | Gross: $3.49M
10. A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Romance
A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.
Votes: 25,157 | Gross: $0.14M
11. This Is England (2006)
Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit.
Votes: 109,259 | Gross: $0.33M
13. The Lady in the Van (2015)
PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.
Votes: 22,809 | Gross: $10.02M
14. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
Votes: 128,617 | Gross: $4.06M
15. Persepolis (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.
Votes: 81,566 | Gross: $4.44M
17. Noi the Albino (2003)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama
Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,644 | Gross: $0.06M
18. Virgin Mountain (2015)
94 min | Drama
Fusi, a 43 year old man, still lives with his mother. His daily life is characterized by monotonous routine. The appearance of vibrant Sjöfn and young neighbour Hera will upset his old bachelor habits.
19. Destination Planet Negro (2013)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy
In 1939, African American leaders respond to Jim Crow segregation by building a rocket to colonize Mars. The three person crew blasts off, but time travel instead, arriving in present-day America revealing much about race today.
20. Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.
21. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.
Votes: 24,881 | Gross: $0.68M
24. WALL·E (2008)
G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
Votes: 896,401 | Gross: $223.81M
25. A Quiet Place (2018)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
Votes: 293,283 | Gross: $188.02M
26. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
R | 164 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Votes: 370,124 | Gross: $92.05M
27. Ex Machina (2014)
R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.
Votes: 419,585 | Gross: $25.44M
28. Arrival (II) (2016)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.
Votes: 506,916 | Gross: $100.55M
29. The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (2002)
Not Rated | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
This movie attempts to reconstruct the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through the story of its president Roberto Calvi, ... See full summary »
30. Sorry to Bother You (2018)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.
Votes: 37,815 | Gross: $17.49M
31. The Endless (I) (2017)
Not Rated | 111 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
As kids, they escaped a UFO death cult. Now, two adult brothers seek answers after an old videotape surfaces and brings them back to where they began.
Votes: 20,047 | Gross: $0.27M