Must-watch movies on Netflix: Marriage Story
Release Year: 2019
Directed By: Noah Baumbach
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Azhy Robertson, Julie Hagerty, Merritt Wever, Wallace Shawn, Martha Kelly, Mark O’Brien, Matthew Shear, Brooke Bloom, Kyle Bornheimer, Mickey Sumner, Robert Smigel, Rich Fulcher, Lucas Neff, Tunde Adebimpe
If you made it out of 2019 without seeing and/or using Marriage Story memes, then you somehow managed to miss one of the funniest conversation pieces. Beyond the humorous factor behind the discourse surrounding the film, Marriage Story was one of the most critically acclaimed movies of 2019. Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver star as Nicole and Charlie, a stage director and an actress going through a tense divorce while on separate coasts. The divorce and its aftershocks take an emotional toll on their family, their creative work and themselves.
Marriage Story received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Adam Driver and Best Actress for Scarlett Johansson. Laura Dern won the film’s sole Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. More so than ever, Marriage Story forged a path for mainstream-leaning arthouse films to find their place on Netflix and a bigger path to success for awards season ubiquity. You simply couldn’t escape talk of Marriage Story because of its fearless performances and its meme-able moments. What else could you ask for from a must-watch movie?