A Movie per Day Keeps Boredness Away: Part 2, the Most Anticipated

So guys, as I promised there you have it. The second part of my movie tips to make your evenings at home more bearable. No worries, you can thank me later! I hope you are going to love today’s recommendations as much as I did.

The fan-girl inside me screams Jake

Fangirling like a pro

During my first year of university, back in Greece, a friend of mine, got me obsessed over Jake Gyllenhaal, so there was a period that I’d been watching whichever movie he played in, no matter what the genre was. But all in all, I’m glad I did, because now I can recommend to you these three:

  • Prisoners. When Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. 

Another great crime movie with amazing performances.

  • Nocturnal animals is about a wealthy art gallery owner who is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale. 

For me the movie was a harrowing piece of work with 20-year-old flashbacks into the past and an ending that keeps you wondering.

  • Nightcrawler. When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. 

As a journalist wannabe that I am, this one hit me really hard. Is this rotten to the bone field, the reality I’m getting myself into? The answer is probably yes, but I also tend to believe that life is what we make of it. We can always try to fight back and keep our morals intact. 


Rollin with Nolan

The master of suspense and unexpected, of course, had to be included. If you decide to follow these movie choices, it has to be during a relaxing evening, because you’ll need to pay attention to the details. So let’s take a moment and applaud this genius of a director that he is. 

I’m starting this part with:

  • Inception, which is about a thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology and who is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O. 

Nolan’s directing once again is here to outstand us. A movie that needs at least one revision, because it has the ability to consume you so deeply, which might even result in different interpretations every single time.

  • Memento, the story of a man with short-term memory loss, who attempts to track down his wife’s murderer. 

The storyline is meant for absolute chaos and confusion, as it mixes up chronological levels and changes scenes in a split second. The feeling that you get afterward is as if you are in the same state as the main character, that is, with a short-term memory loss.

  • The Dark Knight. When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice. 

You’ve probably watched this one like a bazillion times and if not, what are you doing with your life? Even though I’m not a superhero fan, I got to admit that this movie restored my faith in them again. Ledger’s performance was extraordinary. You can sense the madness and the complexity of his psychosynthesis and character in every word he says.

If you haven’t checked part one of my movie list yet, what are you waiting for? Click here.


Sources used for this article:

IMDb, for the movie summaries

Pixabay, for the photos


Maria Daikou

Where's the beauty in already knowing what happens next? Embrace the mystery of your own journey and exceed your boundaries. The door is wide open.

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