Today there are several options for streaming services in Brazil, so it can be difficult to choose one to subscribe to. For those who are interested or already have Netflix, Bula has put together a list of ten films released in recent years that are available on the platform and make the investment worthwhile. The selection gathers feature films from different genres, all well-evaluated by the critics specializing in cinema and by the audience. Among them, “The Deaths of Dick Johnson” (2020), by Kirsten Johnson; “The 7 of Chicago” (2020), by Aaron Sorkin; and “Trama Fantasma” (2018), directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The titles are organized according to the year of release.
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A few years ago, Dick Johnson, father of filmmaker Kirsten Johnson, was diagnosed with dementia. As a therapeutic activity to face her father's inevitable death, Kirsten decides to enact the ways in which he can die. In each scenario, the elderly person plays with Kirsten's acid humor and imaginative fantasies. Thus, father and daughter prepare for separation and create eternal memories together.
In 2008, young Rubi was killed by her partner in Mexico. He threw the remains of the woman's body into a pig deposit. The documentary discusses the struggle of Marisela, Rubi's mother, for the arrest of the murderer. Given the passivity of the authorities, she herself decided to investigate his whereabouts, risking her own life when facing corrupt and criminal organizations.
The story takes place in the 1960s, in a rural Ohio community, and follows several peculiar characters who have been affected by the war in different ways. Chief among them, Willard Russell, is a veteran tormented for failing to save his wife from death. His son, Arvin Eugene, grows up trying to become a good man, but ends up being hit by the violence that dominates the city.
In 1968, in Chicago, the Democratic Party held a convention to choose candidates for that year's presidential election. Outside, more than 15,000 protesters against the Vietnam War clash with the police and the U.S. National Guard. Organizers of the protest, which was initially peaceful, are accused of conspiracy and inciting disorder. Their judgment attracts worldwide attention.
In 1968, in New York, a group of gay friends get together to celebrate the birthday of one of them, Harold. The host of the night is Michael, a drunk and wasteful screenwriter, who bought a special gift for the birthday boy. But the drink night is interrupted when Michael proposes a game of confessions. The truths said end up threatening the group's friendship.
Written, directed and starred by Radha Blank, this semi-biographical feature follows a 40-year-old actress, whose career is on the decline. In search of reinventing herself, she starts rapping and discovers a new passion. Now, she must survive in a world dominated by younger men. In addition, the rapper tries to deal with various personal and family problems.
Christine McPherson is a teenager who lives in Sacramento, California, and calls herself "Lady Bird". She is in her last year of high school and says that her dream is to enter a prestigious university, preferably in a big city, and to leave Sacramento. But, Christine's family faces many financial difficulties and her mother says she will not support her in moving.
In the 1950s, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned stylist who works alongside his sister, Cyril, to dress up big names in the British elite. His inspiration comes from women who constantly enter and leave his life. But everything changes when he meets the intelligent waitress Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Despite loving Woodcock, Alma does not accept his systematic and aggressive way.
In 2049, replicants – artificial human beings manufactured thanks to the development of bioengineering – are more evolved and obedient. One is K, a blade runner who hunts outlaws for the police. In one of his missions, K discovers a secret: a replicant had a son. The reproduction of replicants can trigger their war with humans. Then, K's boss demands that he eliminate the child.
During World War II, soldiers from Belgium, England and France are surrounded by the German army on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover by British forces, they hope to be rescued. The film follows three different moments of the operation. In the sky, pilot Farrier tries to destroy an enemy plane; on the high seas, mr. Dawson takes his tour boat to help with the rescue; and on the beach, Private Tommy does everything to escape with his life.