10 Movies To Watch In February
Brimming with dry humor and beautiful imagery, this Icelandic film and Cannes festival standout tells the story of two estranged brothers—both sheep farmers—who band together against the authorities when they face the risk of losing their flocks.
2) All Roads Lead to Rome
Sarah Jessica Parker stars in this sweet comedy about a single mother trying to reconnect with her daughter on a trip to Italy that soon turns into an adventurous chase with a former fling.
3) Hail, Caesar!
This Coen brothers film boasts a star-studded cast and an uncanny plot: a Hollywood fixer (Josh Brolin) has a big case on his hands when a major movie star (George Clooney) gets kidnapped for ransom. Scarlet Johansson, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum also star in this picture, set during Hollywood's Golden Age.
4) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Jane Austen's romantic classic gets a terrifying makeover in this adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's 2009 novel of the same title. Lily James stars as Elizabeth Bennet, a sword-wielding martial arts pro rather than a dainty damsel, and according to the trailer, Game of Thrones' Lena Heady makes an appearance, too.
Though released internationally last fall, this psychological thriller finally hits U.S. theaters in February. Set in 1990, the film stars Ethan Hawke as a detective on a mysterious case revolving around a teen (Emma Watson) who was sexually abused by her father.
In this indie horror film, five different stories find common ground as their characters all meet their darkest fears on the same deserted highway.
This long-awaited action film tells the story of Wade Wilson, a special forces agent who undergoes an experimental procedure to cure his cancer. As a result, he's left with superhuman abilities and a very dark sense of humor. Ryan Reynolds stars as the bad-mouthed antihero.
In this highly acclaimed Irish drama, Jack Reynor stars as John, a young man moonlighting as a taxi driver who takes on a questionable side job to pay for his alcoholic mother's (Toni Collette) expensive rehab program.
9) How to Be Single
Dakota Johnson puts aside the steaminess of Fifty Shades of Grey for a lighter take on romance. Also starring Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, and Alison Brie, this rom-com puts a spin on the narrative of being young and single in New York City.
10) Nina Forever
This indie favorite made waves after premiering in the U.S. at South by Southwest in 2015. Rob (Cian Barry) feels broken after his girlfriend Nina (Fiona O'Shaughnessy) dies in a car accident. When he falls in love with a co-worker named Holly (Abigail Hardingham), Nina comes back to life and taunts them, but only at the most inconvenient times. The movie's catchphrase, "A f*cked up fairytale," is a fitting one.