Kathmandu. The year 2023 is about to say goodbye. As the world gathers to welcome the new year, the discussion of movies and music is also the same. The award season has also started with the announcement of nominations by the Golden Globes.
At this time, the international media has started publishing a list of the best movies, series, books, and music of 2023. This list is sure to impress during the upcoming film awards season.
Hollywood’s Variety magazine has released a list of the best 10 films of 2023. Some of the films included in this list were released in theaters, while others were released on OTT platforms.
Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo starrer ‘Poor Things’, a black comedy-fantasy, topped Variety’s list of the year’s best films. This film tells the story of a woman’s struggle for self-discovery and sexual liberation. The film premiered in Venice and won the Golden Lion Award.
Oppenheimer is second on the list. Directed by Christopher Nolan, this film presents the story of Robert J. Oppenheimer, the American scientist who developed the atomic bomb. Cillian Murphy plays the role of Oppenheimer in the film.
The third place on the list is ‘Chicken for Linda’. This film, which premiered at this year’s Cannes, is an animated film based on the story of a mother-daughter relationship. The film is based on the story of a mother who feels guilty for unjustly punishing her daughter Linda, and her daughter goes out to look for chickens on the day of the strike.
The fourth place is ‘Past Lives’. This romantic drama is directed by Celine Song. The film follows two childhood friends over a period of 24 years. They rethink relationships as they move on and lead different lives. It is said that the film has been written based on the life events of the director.
The Bhutanese film ‘Monk and the Gun’ is in fifth place on the list. This film has been recommended for this year’s Oscar from Bhutan. Directed by Pao Choning Dorjee, this film tells the story of a character who travels from America to Bhutan to find weapons. However, the said weapon belongs to a Buddhist monk. The plot revolves around weapons.
‘Anatomy of a Fall’, directed by Justin Triet, is sixth in the Kansama Award-winning film. A French courtroom drama-thriller, this film explores the ambiguity of how we create our perception of truth through the complexities of a criminal case.
The seventh place on the list is the American biographical drama ‘Origin’. The story of this film connects the violent consequences of American slavery with the Holocaust and India’s caste system.
The eighth-ranked film ‘May December’ is a drama starring Natalie Portman and Juliana Murray. The ninth number is ‘The Holdovers’ and the tenth place is ‘The Taste of Things’.
Variety has not included Martin Scorsese’s famous film ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ in this list. Another critic of Variety, Owen Glaberman, has “Oppenheimer” at the top of the list. He has also included ‘Maestro’ here.