The new film, The French Dispatch, directed by Wes Anderson, is competing at the 2021 Cannes International Film Festival. Cannes is also the first big movie venue to be held after Kovid-19.
All films directed by Wes Anderson until 2020 Time Malayalam Ranking.
9. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Wes Anderson once said in an interview that his admiration for Satyajit Ray was the biggest inspiration behind the film. At one point in the film, Anderson pays homage. Darjeeling Ltd is the story of three white brothers who arrive in northern India in search of a spiritual experience.
The three of them have to travel together on a train called Darjeeling Limited. The theme is about some unusual incidents on the way and the changes that take place in the lives of all three. The film stars the late Bollywood-Hollywood actor Irrfan Khan in a short role. Anderson later said in an interview that it was a role he deliberately wrote for Irfan.
The film captures the life stories, jokes and unusual behavior of the regular Anderson characters. But the film is a celebration of clichs, including the Indian spiritual quest for whites beginning with the Beatles and the tradition of snake dancing. Darjeeling Ltd. is the only experience of seeing a white boy in India for the first time rather than soul searching.
8. Bottle Rocket (1996)
The Bottle Rocket is a blueprint for later and critically acclaimed Anderson films. The film, first directed by Wes Anderson, was the first film by Hollywood actor Owen Wilson.
The theme is the journey of two friends who have to live far away from the forefront of society and the changes it creates in their lives. Like all Wes Anderson characters, Anthony (Luke Wilson) and Dignon (Owen Wilson) lead the story with constant confusion and an unexplained trauma from the past.
The two begin their journey with a detailed plan for 75 years. There are two things they are sure of. One, robberies that do not hurt anyone. Two, approaching a man named Mr. Henry.
As the story progresses, the characters realize that, as usual, they are both on two pages. Both interests and desires divide them. But the conviction that they cannot go back to the mold of society is forcing them to help each other.
7. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
At first glance, The Life Aquatic is a film that is rejected by many, including Anderson devotees. But, like all other Anderson films, this film is born out of the director’s deep adoration. The idol here is Jacques Cousteau, a French naval officer and director.
The documentary, The Silent World (1956), a documentary directed by Cousteau about marine life, won the Pandora Award at the Cannes International Film Festival. Anderson, a fan of Costo’s, dedicated the film to his memory.
Bill Murray plays marine researcher Steve Sisu. Sisu prepares to go to sea for the rare fish that killed a member of his expedition. The film is about the experiences he goes through on the journey.
The director approaches the characters at the caricature level and confronts the futility with humor. The visual language and dialogue seen in later Wes Anderson films are shaped by Steve Sisu. Willem Defoe also arrives in excellent form.
6. Isle of Dogs (2018)
Isle of Dogs is the second stop motion animated film directed by Wes Anderson. In the dark future, the city of Megasaki (fictional) in Japan confirms an unknown disease to dogs. Humans are pushing dogs into an uninhabited island. The mayor’s nephew of the city, who arrives on the island in search of his beloved dog, realizes some truths.
Anderson, a fan of Japanese animator Chancellor Hayo Miyazaki and unique director Akira Kurosawa, also captures this love through the film. Anderson’s ability to see the world through the eyes of a child is perhaps the best in Hollywood.
The Isle of Dogs is getting worse at its politics. Anderson uses complexes that require Western imagery to save particularly insecure people. The film manages to entertain as well as inform, with its stereotypical production.
5. Rushmore (Rushmore, 1998)
Rushmore is a film that marked Wes Anderson on the independent film circuit. It also features the first Wes Anderson film starring Bill Murray. Murray has starred in all subsequent Anderson films.
The first mention of Rushmore is a film that is difficult for non-US audiences to understand. But it is a universal film. 15-year-old Max Fisher (Jason Schwartzman) is overconfident and looks after everything except his studies. Billionaire Herman Bloom (Bill Murray) leads a boring life. While Max’s outlook on life is appealing to Bloom, Max’s interest is to become as rich as Bloom. A beautiful school teacher walks in between the two.
It will soon be clear that it is not the plot that is driving Rushmore forward. A school friend with unnecessary energy that we all know. The meaningless things he does. Rushmore was helped by Anderson’s approach to storytelling and the novelty of the film’s coming out of the film’s. It seems to be the only Anderson film that critics have turned to in many ways.
4. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009)
The film is a classic of stop motion animation movies. The film can be interpreted in the full sense that it cannot be acted out by human beings. Fantastic Mr. Fox is a film that can only be made by someone who can understand the minds of children and the cruelty of adults alike.
Unusual storytelling, characters as perfect as a childhood dream, enduring Wes Anderson philosophy, music. A film that can’t even be copied.
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
The film went on to become one of Wes Anderson’s biggest hits. The film has a long list of stars. The Grand Budapest Hotel was once the biggest symbol of a fictional country.
Hotel manager Gustav is the lifeblood of that hotel. Gustaf used to make love to older women among the super rich who came to stay at the hotel. The film is about a rich man who dies accidentally and the events that lead to it.
Probably the most twists and absurd moments written by Anderson are in this movie. The overall color of the film, the symmetrical shots and the meticulous dialogues will captivate the audience.
2. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
The most entertaining Wes Anderson movie. Andersen’s signature is embedded in every scene. The director brings a completely extraordinary story to an extraordinary environment. There is nothing predictable in the Moonrise Kingdom.
An inimitable color palette and Robert Yoman’s shots take the film to another level. Anderson touches on a lot of places through a story that takes place on a small island about childhood, wounds, love, sex, broken families, and nostalgia.
Moonrise Kingdom will be a paradise for every child who has ever wanted to leave home. But you will appreciate this movie when you can live at least half of a life of despair and hopelessness.
1. The Royal Tenenbaums (The Royal Tenenbaums, 2001)
Masterpiece by Wes Anderson. A story full of irrationality and despair, symmetrical shots, live actors, a color palette not found anywhere else. All the features are the ingredients of a similar Anderson movie.
The Royal Tenenbones meets all of the above criteria. But what sets it apart from other films is the narrative that always sticks to the story. Unlike other Anderson movies, Tennemonic’s characters and contexts do not have the habit of running away from time to time.
For the same reason, there is always a shadow of despair in the film. This, however, does not dissolve jokes and unusual situations. It is doubtful whether Wes Anderson was later able to produce another film with the same depth.