ByYashika Thakur, writer at

Here comes January and what better way to make a start other than watching movies. Out of the bucket list, pick up the flicks like The Lovely Bones, Cosmopolis, Good Will Hunting and The Perks of Being a Wallflower this January and you would not be disappointed.

Add a good dose of drama to your January choices as you start a new year afresh. As the winter progresses, we like to stay indoors and prefer to keep ourselves busy with the best of leisure activities. For the movie enthusiasts, what better way to follow your bucket list other than tuning into the Hollywood drama flicks on English movie channels like HBO South India for critically acclaimed performances. The tear-jerking roles played by Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Robert Pattinson, Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck and Emma Watson have really made a mark and never miss an opportunity to regale viewers with hard-hitting dialogues.

The Lovely Bones

The film is a supernatural drama movie of 2009 telling the story of a 14 year old teenager who unable to find peace after death as she had many unfulfilled wishes left due to her untimely demise. Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan) is a school girl who has a crush on a guy named Ray but is murdered by the serial killer George Harvey (Stanley Tucci) even before she expresses her feelings. She leaves behind her father (Wahlberg), mother (Weisz) and sister who are devastated after losing her and try to discover the truth about her whereabouts. But, Susie has only one thing on her mind after death which is to make peace between her past and present and see her loved ones happy.


It is a drama thriller film that was made in 2012 starring Robert Pattinson as Eric Packer. Eric is a 28-year-old emotionless billionaire who embarks upon a long journey in a single day for work. The director is successful in turning the literary fiction into reality when he conducts all his financial and personal businesses in a stretch limousine. It is a road movie that shows how Eric is driven into a dark night after having a long day of doomed fate. He is a master of his own fate as he conducts his daily activities in own traditional way even if it is getting a haircut and is unperturbed by the happenings that are taking over Manhattan. The happenings build up the atmosphere for a dreadful night when Eric, who sees the meaning of life in moneymaking is suddenly thrown into a chaotic situation. He can win the inside battle after attaining salvation amidst all chaos only through death.

Good Will Hunting

This flick is a 1997 drama which talks about a 20 year old boy called Will Hunting (Matt Damon). The story gathers pace as soon as we know that the guy is a laborer but an unrecognized genius. He is greatly influenced by his therapist, Dr. Sean Maguire (Robin Williams) who examines his life that takes him from being a janitor to a researcher and reunites him with his estranged relations.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

This is a comedy drama movie of 2012 which is based on struggling teenagers as they experience the dizzying highs as well as crushing lows of life while growing up. This tale is high on the emotional quotient as it interweaves the feelings of love, loss, hope and fear together taking them through life.

Sit back, huddle up in a blanket, get cozy and watch these Hollywood blockbusters on HD movie channels, such as HBO South Asia.


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