Sometimes the huge catalog of streaming services seems more confusing than helping. There are thousands of options and the search for the ideal film can take hours. To help the undecided, Bula has put together a list of ten great features to watch this month, available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, the two most popular platforms in Brazil. The selection includes productions from different genres, all of which are highly rated by critics specializing in cinema. Among those chosen are the drama “Rosa e Momo” (2020), by Edoardo Ponti; the biopic “Suprema” (2019), by Mimi Leder; and the novel “A Place Called Notting Hill” (1999), directed by Roger Michell. The titles are organized according to the year of release.
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A continuation of “Borat” (2007), the feature follows the character Borat, a reporter from Kazakhstan who acquired international fame after the first film and spent 14 years in prison for shaming the country. Upon release, Borat is summoned by the government to deliver a monkey as a gift to the U.S. vice president, in an attempt to get closer to President Donald Trump.
In the 1950s, Ruth Bader Ginsburg graduated from Harvard Law School, the country's most prestigious college. Still, she faces machismo when looking for a job and is not accepted in any office. As a teacher, she specializes in gender issues and decides to attack the US state to overturn laws that allow discrimination against women. Ruth's fight is recognized and, years later, she is appointed as a US Supreme Court judge.
Marina is a transsexual waitress who dreams of becoming a successful singer. Marina lives with Orlando, a man 20 years older, who left the family to be with her. After her husband's sudden death, Marina is confronted by Orlando's ex-wife and children, who treat her with suspicion and prejudice.
Dean and Cindy are married and have a five year old daughter. At the beginning of the romance, they were a passionate couple, full of dreams and hopes. But, as time went by, their relationship was contaminated by uncertainty. In order to save the marriage and overcome marital problems, they reserve a motel room to remember the day they met.
In the 1940s, Germans dominated France. In a small town, Louise owns a bar where residents try to forget about the war. She doesn't take sides: as long as the Nazis leave her alone, she continues to serve everyone drinks. But things change when a wounded British airman asks Louise for help. Living with the new tenant changes Louise's view of the war.
Moremi Olowa is a brilliant student who dreams of being a writer. After a renowned teacher tries to rape her, Moremi decides to report the episode of violence and fight for justice. The case becomes known and Moremi receives support from many women. At the same time, there are people who distort the facts to claim that Moremi is not a victim and provoked the teacher.
Madame Rosa is a holocaust survivor who lives on the Italian coast and opens a daycare center at her home, where she educates children of prostitutes, with the intention of giving children some perspective on life. She suffers an attempted robbery by a small Senegalese boy, Momo, and decides to take him to her own home. Gradually Rosa and Momo become a family. The feature marks the return of Sophia Loren to theaters.
Sloane is a woman of almost 30 years traumatized by the last relationship. Because she has been single for a long time, she is harassed by her family on all holidays. One day, she meets Jackson, who is also tired of being pressured to date. Then, they make a deal: pair up during holidays and special occasions. But as time goes by, different feelings start to emerge between the two.
Just 12 minutes long, this animated short film chronicles the emotional journey of a couple trying to cope with grief. The daughter died tragically and they are increasingly depressed, distant and silent. To stay together, the couple must overcome painful barriers.
William Thacker is the lonely bookstore owner in Notting Hill, a London neighborhood. One day, he receives an unexpected visit from a very special client: the beautiful American movie star Anna Scott. The actress is interested in William and, after a few meetings, the two fall in love. But, to be together, they try to find a way to reconcile their totally different lifestyles.