Wes Anderson Films – Wes Anderson considered a central figure in the tradition of American Eccentric Cinema because of his works. Wes’s directing style considered unique, so critics consider him an auteur, that is, someone who is able to control all aspects of collaborative creativity.
His eccentric style influenced by several reliable directors such as Louis Malle, Francois Truffaut, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen and even the Indian director Satyajit Ray. He easily recognized by the uniqueness of his films that generally spark discussion among critics. What are the best films by director Wes Anderson? Here are the options!
1. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Zero Moustafa is a lobby boy who has just accepted to work at a prestigious hotel called the Grand Budapest Hotel. Monsieur Gustave H, a meticulous hotel clerk who seduces his wealthy older female clients, sees Zero as a diligent worker. It didn’t take long for him to entrust many of his affairs to Zero. One day, Gustave was shocked by the news of the death of Madame D, a rich old woman client with whom he had having an affair for almost twenty years. Gustave invites Zero to pay his last respects to Madame D. At the same time, a lawyer reads Madame D’s will. Gustave inherits a priceless Renaissance painting. As a result of this, Gustave is suspected of the woman’s killer.
2. Wes Anderson Films: Isle of Dogs (2018)
After The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) which received many awards, director Wes Anderson’s next film which equally quality entitled Isle of Dogs (2018). It’s a stop-motion animated film that tells the story of Mr. Kobayashi, a corrupt mayor who hates dogs so much that he created a propaganda to drive all kinds of dogs out of Megasaki. Megasaki also managed to get rid of dogs. Meanwhile, the abandoned dogs are on an isolated island and live in hardship. No one went there until one day a child named Atari was looking for his beloved dog and stranded him somewhere. Will Atari find the dog?
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Long before Isle of Dogs (2018) caught on, Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated film Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) was already legendary. This film was made based on the children’s novel of the same name by Roald Dahl which was published in 1970. Casting big names as characters such as George Clooney and Bill Murray, this film was nominated for an Academy Award for the Best Animated Feature category. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) tells the story of Mr. Fox is asked by his wife to promise a safer job after the two are caught in a fox trap on a farm. Mr Fox is now a newspaper columnist. He also moved his family to a house in a tree, which turned out to be dangerous for the foxes because it was close to a livestock area.
4. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Director Wes Anderson’s next film tells the story of the struggle of two teenagers to maintain their friendship and romantic feelings from adults. Sam Shakusky, a 12-year-old orphan attends summer camp at Camp Ivanhoe on New England’s New Penzance Island. On the other hand, Suzy Bishop, both 12 years old, also lives on the island with her parents. One day they met while watching a show. Two teenagers who are both introverted, intelligent and mature for their age are friends.
Sam and Suzy’s friendship gradually turns into feelings of love. The two promise to meet secretly, which means Sam has to escape Camp Ivanhoe and Suzy has to leave her house. They enjoy spending time together fishing, camping and hiking. Until one day, the absence of both of them made the people around them aware and started looking for them.
5. Rushmore (1998)
The collaboration between Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray seems to have been going on for quite a long time. The two actors have played in films directed by Anderson since 1998, recorded in the film entitled Rushmore (1998). This film even brought Bill Murray into the Best Supporting Actor category at the Golden Globes awards several years ago.
Rushmore (1998) tells the story of a student who received a scholarship from Rushmore Academy named Max Fischer. Mark is only 15 years old and is active in various extracurricular activities but has to struggle for his academic grades. Guggenheim as principal warned him because if there was no improvement, Max would be expelled. Until one day Max met Herman Blume.