If you want to watch a movie that is equally filled with quirkiness, wonder, and charm, then Wes Anderson may become your favorite director. The director, producer, screenwriter that is Wes, has been able to make a career of telling stories about overcoming personal feats and self-discovery in a very unique way. First, there are the characters (often played by Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Jason Schwartzman just so you understand how quirky these characters can be) who are lovable, although flawed, from the moment they appear on screen. Then, there is the vivid pops of color and patterns that are used from the dressing of the characters to the backdrop for the scenes. Wes has a style so unique and distinctive that you know when you’re watching one of his films.
Wes Anderson’s latest film to be released next spring is Isle of Dogs. This stop-action film tells the story of a Japanese boy who goes on a journey to find his dog after the Japanese government exiled all dogs to Trash Island due to the breakout of a dog-related disease. In anticipation for the new film, we have conjured up 5 must-see Wes Anderson films, if you have not check it out already.
1) The Grand Budapest Hotel
A young man’s dream is to work as a bell boy under the guidance of renowned concierge, Monsieur Gustave H., at the Grand Budapest Hotel. But his regular day on the job turns into a love story and a murder mystery? This film captures the beauty of friendship and fearlessness.
2) Moonrise Kingdom
Do you remember the lengths you may have gone for your childhood crush? One camper is ready to risk-it-all in this sweet film.
3) Fantastic Mr. Fox
A modern-day Robin Hood if you will. Based off of the Roald Dahl book of the same name, watch as Mr. Fox evades the hands of three wealthy farmers and becoming a leader in his own right.
4) The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
If there’s a film starring Bill Murray, there’s no reason you haven’t watched. Join Murray on a journey of revenge and a past, not yet dealt with.
5) The Royal Tenenbaums
This film is about a father who tries to make things right again with children, but things don’t always run so smoothly. Nonetheless, family is family.