Release Year: 2011
Directed By: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Jude Law, Jelen McCrory, Michael Stuhlbarg, Christopher Lee, Frances de la Tour, Richard Griffiths, Kevin Eldon, Gulliver McGrath, Angus Barnett, Ben Addis, Emil Lager, Robert Gill, Marco Aponte
Release Date: Sunday, March 1
Now that awards season has finally ended and The Irishman is a thing of the past (unless you’re still trying to finish it), it’s time to set our sights on another Martin Scorsese film coming to Netflix in March. While the Academy Award-winning director has helmed some of the biggest and most influential films of all time, he’s also directed some movies that deserved more attention. Enter Hugo, the charming 2011 tale about a young boy, some clocks and a little bit of adventure.
Based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, Hugo takes place in 1930s Paris and stars Sex Education’s Asa Butterfield as Hugo Cabret, an orphaned young boy who lives in the walls of a train station. Hugo oils the clocks in the station, but he prefers to focus on the he finds more fulfilling, which is protecting an automaton and notebook left behind by his father (Jude Law). With the help of Isabelle (Chloë Grace Moretz), the goddaughter of toy merchant Georges Méliès (Ben Kingsley), Hugo makes it his mission to figure out the automaton and find a home.
Hugo comes from director Martin Scorsese, who’s known for directing the films Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Casino, The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Irishman. The film received praise upon release, earning a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and landing 11 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. While it wasn’t a box office success, Hugo remains among one of Scorsese’s best and most ambitious films. Ahead of its 10th anniversary next November, check out Hugo on Netflix when it begins streaming this month.