In addition to Christopher Nolan’s new film, we have chosen five streaming titles in which linear time is unhinged.
Tenet is only the latest in a very long series of films that question the concept of time to build plots of all kinds, which can obviously vary from science fiction to comedy romantic, from thriller al melodrama. We have chosen five film in streaming which in our opinion “play” with the notion of time in an original and personal way, building different tones and visions but united by the desire to be personal and speak to the viewer. Here is our list:
Five streaming films that “play” with time
- Back to the Future
- Peggy Sue got married
- I start over
- Minority Report
Back to the future (1985)
Obviously, we could only start from the most famous (and successful) time travel in the history of American cinema, a perfect toy both in narrative construction – Oscar nomination for screenplay – and in staging. Back to the Future it remains an unsurpassed feature film for positive energy, inventions, and the rhythm of the story. Michael J. Fox and his Marty McFly have marked a generation, giving voice to the “losers” and dreamers around the world. The iconic film of the 1980s, and more. Timeless. Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Google Play, Apple Itunes, Netflix, TIMVision, Amazon Prime Video, NOW TV.
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
In the hands of a filmmaker never predictable as Francis Ford Coppola even travel through time can become a poignant reflection on the destiny that takes place and the choices that condition our existence. Peggy Sue got married is one of the less publicized but most intimate films of the director of Apocalypse Now e The conversation, supported by the master’s test of Kathleen Turner who got a sacrosanct Oscar nomination for lead actress. A jewel of introspection to be rediscovered immediately. Available on Chili, Apple Itunes.
Start Over (1992)
The brilliant idea of the time loop in which the cynical anchorman finds himself Bill Murray allows the filmmaker Harold ramis (Spengler’s never enough regret Ghostbusters) to build a comic jewel of gimmicks, jokes, sparkling and very original plot solutions. I start over it’s a cult movie that has paved the way for countless reinterpretations, none capable of reaching the comic heights of the original. With a Andie MCDowell perfect co-star, this crazy and carefree romantic comedy never gets old. Not even a day … Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Google Play, Apple Itunes, Amazon Prime Video.
The kindness of the story is the backbone of this moral parable in black and white in which the two teenagers Tobey Maguire e Reese Witherspoon they find themselves catapulted into the perfect town of 1958. But what is life without color and emotion, even if it can sometimes mean pain? Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, Hunger Games) builds Pleasantville as a mosaic of different and stratified psychologies, making the most of luxury supporting actors such as Joan Allen e William H. Macy, just to name a few. The result is a very sweet and melancholy film, a feel-good movie like today unfortunately almost no more … Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Google Play, Infinity, Apple Itunes, Amazon Prime Video.
Minority Report (2002)
From the literary genius of Philip K. Dick to the cinematographic one of Steven Spielberg, Minority Report is arguably the best film of the turn of the millennium, a tense and beautifully packaged sci-fi thriller that reflects on free will by exploiting the idea that crime can be defeated if anticipated in advance. A Tom Cruise in great shape and other amazing actors like Samantha Morton, the great Max von Sydow and above all a Colin Farrell at the first major test of his career, perhaps still the best to date. Cinema with a capital C: this is Minority Report. Amazing. Disponibile su Chili, Google Play, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video.
What are your favorite movies when it comes to time travel or similar ideas? Wanting to mention other titles, the romanticism of also comes to mind Matter of time, with Domhnall Gleeson e Rachel McAdams. To direct it Simon Curtis, one that when it comes to romantic comedy …