It’s no secret that Hollywood’s fascination with the whole “daddy-daughter” relationship is running rampant at the moment. As a result, we’re about to be graced with a whole lot of movies about dysfunctional father-daughter relationships. But that doesn’t mean that these films aren’t worth looking forward to. As it turns out, there are actually a handful of upcoming movies that feature some of the most famous and popular young men in Hollywood. And, surprisingly, not a single one of these films deals with a traditional father-daughter storyline. The following are ten upcoming films that feature some of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors.
Ten Upcoming Movies That Feature Robert Pattinson
While it’s always great to see our favorite Hollywood stars getting married and having adorable babies, these stories usually don’t end well. And it seems like Hollywood is taking this pessimistic view of the future as a result. With the exception of the Twilight films, which were based on a popular young adult series, most of these productions are based on real-life stories. And if you ask us, this is quite the change. It used to be that Hollywood loved to put its spin on beloved fairy tales and classical novels. These days, it seems like they’re just looking for a good story.
This doesn’t mean that all of these films are going to be bad. Far from it. In fact, most of them are likely to be quite entertaining and worth seeing at the very least. What it does mean is that, for the first time in a while, Hollywood doesn’t have any particularly strong female characters to call its own. And that’s a shame, because it means that these films are going to rely heavily on the male characters to determine the outcome of the story. We’re not quite sure how we feel about this newfound trend, but we’ll let you be the judge.
Blade Runner 2049
Based on the bestselling novel by Dan Wakefield, Blade Runner 2049 is set in the year 2022 and follows the hunt for a rumored new kind of “blade runner” who can still fight using the sophisticated artificial intelligence technology from the first film. The story definitely falls into the “daddy-daughter” category, as it follows a father-daughter duo whose careers in law enforcement entangle them in a dark and dangerous conspiracy. And it looks like they’re not the only ones who get a story here, as this is also the kind of premise that could easily become a miniseries.
Mariana, the latest film by Pedro Almodovar, is the story of a troubled marriage and an obsessed woman’s quest for self-knowledge. The legendary director weaves a complex and compelling tapestry that explores the nature of love and obsession as it relates to a married couple. The film stars Naomi Watts as Marianna, a woman who has always tried to keep her independence and freedom even after marrying Jim (Matthias Schoenaerts), an emotionally distant and reclusive man who works in an antiquarian bookshop.
What could have been a traditional father-daughter movie became an unexpected feminist drama when Watts’ character rejected her husband’s possessive and ultimately abusive behavior. The film became one of the biggest and most discussed stories of 2017, and not just because of its subject matter. It was also due to its highly stylized aesthetic, which is as unique as it is visually arresting. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill Hollywood movie. It’s an opportunity to see one of the most influential figures in contemporary cinema express herself through her art.
The critically acclaimed Netflix film Maiden is a provocative thriller about an investigative journalist named Julia (Emma Stone) who is hired to write a profile on a reclusive heiress named Miranda (Olga Kurylenko). While researching the piece, the two women become friends and Julia begins to question the nature of their relationship. After being subjected to Miranda’s whims and changing her mind about him, Julia is forced to choose sides and to consider what is more important to her – her career or her ethics?
Maiden is an exceptional example of how a Hollywood production can subvert gender expectations and offer a fresh take on established narrative tropes. Stone plays Julia as a confident and driven woman who is unafraid to stand up to Miranda and doesn’t seem to care if he likes it or not. This unflattering and realistic portrayal of the male-female relationship is what makes this film such a treat and an important contribution to the genre. It also marks a sharp departure from the usual glamorization of heiresses that one usually associates with this type of story. Although Miranda is a ruthless woman, he relies heavily on his wealth to keep women around him; his actual behavior and treatment of people is more insulting and abusive than you would expect from a character like this.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
While we’re on the subject of heiresses, let’s not forget about the recent Disney+ series The Miseducation of Cameron Post. It’s the story of a young artist, Cameron (Blake Lively), who becomes the ward of an older and more experienced woman named Emily (Eva Longoria Parker). When Cameron is 18, she is falsely accused of assaulting a client and sent to a religious school where she is taught that sex before marriage is wrong. The story is based on the real-life case of Cameron Post, who was arrested for the alleged assault of one of her models and imprisoned for two years before being found innocent. While in prison, she was subjected to inhumane conditions and forced to undergo “re-education.” We highly recommend this film not only for its incredibly exciting and action-packed climax, but also for its message of female empowerment and the important reminder that you should always believe in yourself.
Jackie is the true story of the controversial and beautiful American heiress known for her extravagant lifestyle and close friendship with the Kennedys. The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Her Life and Times, which chronicled the relationship between Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill, who was later known as the Duchess of Windsor. The film mostly stays true to the book, but it does introduce some dramatic changes and add a few new twists, turning what could have been a somewhat straightforward biopic into an engrossing saga of greed and political power.
This isn’t to say that the film is perfect. There are plenty of problems that could be fixed with a little editing. For starters, the pacing is uneven and there are several scenes that drag on a bit too long. However, this is more than made up for with its spectacular look at a bygone era. The costumes and sets are magnificent, and the historical figures look and move just like they would have in real life. This is how a biopic should look and feel. It’s worth seeing just to experience history in the making.
Finally, we come to one of the most interesting and innovative films of this year, which also happens to be one of the most anticipated films of 2020 – Childish Magic. It is the breathtakingly original story of a rebellious young girl (Nadia Abdulai) who, after being subjected to years of physical and emotional abuse, sets out to wreak vengeance on the adults who wronged her. The film was directed by Kevin Macdonald, whose credits include the multi-award winning documentary, The King And I.
What makes this film so special and intriguing is its combination of live action with digital effects and animation. The characters seem to physically age as the story progresses, which is truly remarkable. In one scene, a truck drives into a lake and all of the occupants, including the driver (John Travolta), are seen falling into the water. There are also numerous other scenes, including some mind-blowing fight scenes, that heavily utilize CGI. This is one film that you really need to see to believe.
High on Sunshine
Finally, we come to another Disney+ original, High on Sunshine. It’s the story of a down on his luck magician (Robert Pattinson) who is granted one wish by a gorgeous but vicious sorceress (Helen Mirren). Naturally, he makes the wrong wish and, as a result, he finds himself in an ever-widening spiral of misfortune. It’s a dark but thoroughly entertaining comedy that stands out from the crowd due to its originality and style.