By: Kirsten McAndrew
Catch up on the best movies before Award Season ends, with star-studded comedies, dramas and thrillers, plus indies available the same day as theatrical, all making their television premieres in February. Here are the top highlights of the month!
Denzel Washington, nominated for his performance in Roman J. Israel, Esq., plays an idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when the activism that has defined his career is challenged. Colin Farrell also stars in this dramatic thriller.
Coco, a family-friendly animated film, is about Miguel, who journeys to the magical land of his ancestors, the Land of the Dead. Anthony Gonzalez and Gael Garcia Bernal lead a stellar cast in this award winning movie.
Award-winning actress Frances McDormand delivers a powerful performance in the comedy-drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, hailed as one of the year's best films. Fellow award nominees Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell also star.
Another drama with comedic life twists is Lady Bird, with an award winning performance by Saoirse Ronan. Lady Bird (Ronan) is a seventeen year-old who must navigate a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother (Laurie Metcalf) over the course of her senior year of high school.
The moms and dads of comedy are back – with their parents. Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell reunite in A Bad Moms Christmas to rebel against the challenges and expectations of a perfect Christmas as well as against their own mothers. Brad (Will Ferrell) and Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) are joined by their dads in Daddy's Home 2. The dads finally have co-parenting figured out, but when their fathers come to town they throw the family into complete chaos just in time for the holidays.