10.Mamma Mia! (Phyllida Lloyd)
The story of a bride to be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA. It is a really nice film and it is upbeat and definitely a feel-good experience if you want something light, the musical element is certainly toe tapping good and it not for the most cynical of people but the whole film in whole have a good vibe.
9.27 Dresses (Anne Fletcher)
After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister’s side as her sibling marries the man she’s secretly in love with. Some people will like this and some don’t but I personally love it as it is well casted, a simple story that is just nice and with likeable characters make a winning combination in a harmless and really cute film.
8.On The Basis Of Sex (Mimi Leder)
The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. A film that is based on a true story and the acting in this film is outstanding and really engrossing, it is one of those film that is a crowd – pleaser and it also a well-made film.
7.A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood (Marielle Heller)
A timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real – life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Really good film that is surprisingly good and Tom Hanks is excellent in his role, the main two lead got really good chemistry together and in some ways it is moving and it is one of those film that made you feel good about yourself.
6.Selma (Ava DuVernay)
A chronicle of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. Might be too hard hitting for some people but this film is majestic from start to finish, David Oyelowo is fantastic as the main lead and the acting in whole is truly magnificent in this superbly crafted film.
5.A United Kingdom (Amma Asante)
The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil. Extremely powerful and by the end of this film you will certainly remember it, it is one of those film that is so memorable and the acting in general is truly amazing and the whole film in whole is truly remarkable and sincere.
4.The Breadwinner (Nora Twomey)
In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family. One of the most surprising film that is actually really good, it is eye catching from start to finish in this moving and stunning film that just drawn you in.
3.The Intern (Nancy Meyers)
Seventy-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin. People will fallen in love with this film as this is easy to watch and something light, it is really nice, really funny, and very relatable film.
2.Nomadland (Chloe Zhao)
A woman in her sixties, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van – dwelling modern day nomad. Life affirming and real film that is so poignancy, moving and sincere. A stunning film that people will connect to this film as it is relatable and with stunning scenery.
1.Kung Fu Panda 2 (Jennifer Yuh Nelson)
Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past. The reason why this film is my number one it is suitable for all ages and a family viewing type of film, the vocal talent is brilliant with comic timing and it also have an important message of being true to yourself. I can connect to this message and it ring true to myself, it also very colourful and it is eye catching.
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Of the ones on your list Mark I have only seen The Breadwinner and Nomadland and I agree with you that they are very good films.
I would make a coupe of suggestions for ones that should be included in a top ten list:
Winter’s Bone (2010)
The Rider – also directed by Chloe Zhao
The Piano (1993)
The Night Porter (1974)