Whether you are a fan of great films or exciting TV shows, there are plenty of different genres that you can choose from to watch. Over the years there have been a variety of thrilling horrors, teary romances, and groundbreaking dramas that audiences have loved. Films like The Godfather (1972) and The Shawshank Redemption (1994) are often top of the list for great films to watch. Whereas TV shows like the popular hit Breaking Bad (2008) and most recently Chernobyl (2019) are just some of the most popular and top rated TV shows on IMDB. So, which interesting genres should you be checking out right now?
Conan the Barbarian
This action-adventure film is a great one for films fans out there who love their eighties movies. Conan the Barbarian features an excellent cast including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Max Von Sydow, and James Earl Jones. After sorcerer and warlord, Thulsa Doom, destroys Conan’s tribe and kills his parents, Conan plots revenge against him years later. This film not only helped Schwarzenegger gain worldwide recognition but it later also became a cult film amongst fans.
Mission Impossible: Fallout
The Mission Impossible film franchise has been going since its first release back in 1996. Starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, the films center around this young spy and the Impossible Missions Force (IMF) that he works for. Mission Impossible: Fallout is the most recent film released in the franchise that now marks the sixth film in the MI series. For film fans who love action-packed sequences and thrilling fight scenes, this film (or any film in the series) is a great one to watch if you enjoy action films.
The Goonies is a classic film and a family comedy favourite across the world. The film involves a group of young kids, calling themselves ‘The Goonies’ who go on a quest to find long-lost treasure after discovering an ancient map. Released in the 1980s, this film is a great family movie for everyone to watch! Movie fans both young and old can enjoy watching a fun-filled movie starring young actors at the time Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, and more.
If you’re looking for a great comedy film to watch this year then Mars Attacks! by Tim Burton is a fantastic one to check out. Tim Burton has directed many interesting films over the years including Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) among many others. This comedy science-fiction film is a fun one for everyone to watch and features an exciting cast of well-known actors. Jack Nicholson plays a dual role in the film alongside other great actors including Glenn Close, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Michael J. Fox and many other great names.
As well as some exciting movies to watch, there are also many popular TV shows to watch on Netflix this year too. Narcos is a Netflix exclusive crime drama both set and filmed in Columbia that focuses around the drug lords and kingpins who have operated in the country over the years. Seasons one and two of Narcos are based around drug lord Pablo Escobar who first started running drugs in the country in the late 1970s. This crime drama has proven to be quite popular since its release in 2015, and has even inspired Narcos merchandise and even Narcos video slot games over the years too.
Making A Murderer
Another popular crime TV show that has been well-received by fans is the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer. For fans of the true crime genre, this is one interesting documentary for you to watch this year. The series centers around the story of Steven Avery who served eighteen years in prison on a wrongful conviction of the sexual assault and attempted murder of Penny Beerntsen. After his exoneration, release, and the civil lawsuit that he filed, Avery was later convicted again this time for the murder of Teresa Halbach. The series was widely viewed by audiences and generated much controversy over the legal system. For fans of a good true crime documentary, Making A Murderer is an interesting one to add to your watchlist.
Comic Book Movies…
If you are a fan of DC comics then the recent Joker film will be one you might enjoy. Starring Joaquin Phoenix as the lead character, Joker centers around Arthur Fleck and follows his story of how he becomes his crazed alter-ego. Rather than being an action-packed comic book film like The Dark Knight (2008), this film centers more around the villain’s character development rather than being a film all about Batman. If you’re looking for a unique take on the Joker’s backstory then check out this film and see what you think.
Back in 2008, the release of Iron Man launched the start of Phase One for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Since then, Marvel films have increased in popularity and earlier this year Avengers: Endgame marked the end of Phase Three of ‘The Infinity Saga’. If you want to experience the first film where all the comic book heroes come together, then The Avengers is the film for you to watch. If you want to experience a great action-packed Marvel comic book film starring actors like Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson, then check out this great movie today!