In “Approaching the Unknown,” an American astronaut prepares for a mission to Mars.
She has the best squad.
That’s quite the Google search.
Separation. Manipulation. Murder. Anger. Vengeance. And that’s just during the first 10 minutes.
In “Dear Eleanor,” two teenage girls travel across the United States in 1962, during the chaos of the Cuban missile crisis, in search of Eleanor Roosevelt.
In “Café Society,” set in the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars.
“The Founder” tells the story of of McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc.
In “The Infiltrator,” a U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
In “Hands of Stone,” the legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other’s lives.
And now we have “1984” for the teenager who doesn’t want to read it.
In “No Men Beyond This Point,” in a world where women have become asexual and are no longer giving birth to males, a quiet, unassuming housekeeper named Andrew Myers finds himself at the center of a battle to keep men from going extinct.
In “The Birth of a Nation,” Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virginia that results in a violent retaliation from whites.
“Deepwater Horizon” is a story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
“Genius” is a chronicle of Max Perkins’s time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
In “Back in the Day,” a young boxer is taken under the wing of a mob boss after his mother dies and his father is run out of town for being an abusive alcoholic.
In “The Shallows,” when Nancy is attacked by a great white shark while surfing alone, she is stranded just a short distance from shore.
This doesn’t seem well-thought out.
In “Ben-Hur” (2016), a falsely accused Jewish nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his Roman best friend, who betrayed him.
Getting a distinct “Snowpiercer” vibe here.
In “One More Time,” a New York City crooner plots his comeback.
In “A Hologram for the King,” a failed American businessman looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his idea to a wealthy monarch.
In “Florence Foster Jenkins,” a New York heiress dreams of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
In “The Adderall Diaries,” writer and Adderall enthusiast Stephen Elliott reaches a low point when his estranged father resurfaces, claiming that Stephen has fabricated much of the dark childhood that that fuels his writing.
“Nina” is the story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.
In “The Meddler,” an aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.
In “Louder Than Bombs,” the fractious family of a father and his two sons confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife and mother, a famed war photographer.