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It is a familiar experience, and one that most of us have had the good fortune to revel in: The outside world starts to fade even as a new cosmos unfolds before your eyes, transfixing you. The screen commandeers your attention, captures your senses and gives wing to your thoughts. You may be merely ‘watching a movie or a show’, but these movies and shows hold your emotions in thrall, molding them with the twists and turns of the story and the hearts of the characters. Choosing which movie or show to watch and where to watch it, however, can sometimes prove to be a much more difficult decision than one can imagine. The FLYX app recommends films or shows that you, your friends and your family may find interesting to watch and share, thus broadening your movie horizon. 

Let us take a look at a few of them from FLYX’s ‘Top Worldwide’ list. 

  1. Dark – Series

Who doesn’t love a good, dark, science fiction storyline? Throw time travel into the loop, and the story’s appeal only grows. Dark has it all – an intriguing (sometimes complex) plot with a central mystery that reels you in, flawed characters, strained relationships and even a race against time to save the world. Dive into the depths of this thriller, and emerge a completely changed person! 

  1. Tenet – Movie

One cannot discuss time-travel these days without mentioning this masterpiece of a movie directed and written by Chris Nolan. Our protagonist, on his quest to save the human race, must weave back and forth through the fabric of time and take on a powerful Russian oligarch who can effortlessly control the past and the future. With complex threads that run through all dimensions of time, this movie crafts a tapestry that is astounding to behold in its totality.

  1. Cobra Kai – Series 

A series constituting a part of the famous Karate Kid franchise, Cobra Kai rekindles the flame of rivalry that had existed between the two primary characters in the first film. This time, however, we get to see the tale unravel from the perspective of Johnny Lawrence, who was the antagonist in The Karate Kid. Johnny attempts to reform the Cobra Kai dojo, where he himself had once trained, and teaches karate to those kids who have been victims of bullying. He develops a special relationship with one of his students that is reminiscent of the bond between his rival Daniel LaRusso and his former teacher. While the ties between the show and the movie are evident, viewers who are new to the franchise can also enjoy the series, for it depicts the evolution of these characters, and introduces new ones with their own unique journeys and relationships. 

  1. The Trial of the Chicago 7– Movie 

If you like your films with a dash of legal drama, then you may want to give this movie a chance. The Trial of the Chicago Seven is centered around a group of Anti-Vietnam War protestors who are arrested on the counts of conspiracy and instigating a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Centered around the theme of racial injustice, the movie’s ensemble cast members elevate the story with their superlative performances. 

  1. The Queen’s Gambit – Series

Based on a novel by Walter Tevis, The Queen’s Gambit chronicles the life of Beth Harmon, a chess prodigy with a drug addiction. We follow her journey from her childhood, when she learns chess and discovers that her visualization skills are unparalleled. She strives to become the best chess player in the world, but at the same time, also struggles to overcome her dependency on drugs and alcohol. The mini-series is a treat for those who love stories driven by richly developed characters. Also, if you are a chess enthusiast, then wait no longer to watch it, for the series has also received a stamp of approval from the chess community!  

  1. Rebecca – Movie

A movie inspired by a gothic novel as beautifully written as Rebecca is bound to take one on a journey they are unlikely to ever forget, and this film does not disappoint. The shade of the eponymous Rebecca, who is long dead, looms over our characters even from beyond the grave. When Maxim de Winter returns to Manderly with his second wife, she cannot help but feel her husband’s first wife Rebecca’s invisible, powerful presence everywhere in the household, and matters are further compounded by the head housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers’ obvious hostility toward her and fanatic obsession with Rebecca. With masterful twists that keep you on the edge of your seat and lead to a shocking conclusion, Rebecca is one movie that you simply cannot miss. 

  1. The Family Man – Series 

Srikant Tiwari leads a double life- He is both a family man and an intelligence agent for T.A.S.C., a branch of the National Investigation Agency. For Srikant, this means that he must juggle his familial duties with his job, which requires him to investigate threats as dangerous as terrorist attacks! An action thriller with just the right amount of humour, this series also won a critics choice award for ‘Best Series’ in the recent Flyx Filmfare OTT Awards. Additionally, the cast comprises talented actors portraying their roles with natural ease. As if we needed any more reasons to watch this marvelous show! 

  1. Ludo – Movie 

Using a game of Ludo as an analogy for life, this exceptional movie positions its four stories upon the four coloured sides of a Ludo board, and the game is driven by the ‘dice’, a gangster by the name of Sattu Bhaiya. As on a Ludo board, all of these stories intersect, and all the characters hasten to their respective ‘Homes’ or toward victory. If this alone wasn’t enough to pique your interest, then the motley assemblage of unusual characters certainly will! 

  1. Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story – Series 

Anyone who hasn’t heard of Scam 1992 has to have been living under a rock. The web-series became very popular soon after its release in October 2020, and garnered critical acclaim and praise. It follows the story of Harshad Mehta, a stockbroker who committed one of the most notorious stock market scams in recent history. A dramatic interpretation of Sucheta Dalal and Debashish Basu’s book The Scam: Who won, who lost and who got away, the series has it all- crime, calculated deceit, an intriguing investigation and stellar performances by the actors that keep you hooked. 

  1. Wonder Woman 1984 – Movie 

A sequel to the 2017 movie Wonder Woman, this movie takes the old idiom ‘Be careful what you wish for’ to a whole new level. Warrior and superhero Diana Prince must fight an adversary who gains control of a stone that grants him the ability to bestow wishes (somewhat akin to a tyrannical genie) even as she struggles with the potential loss of her resurrected lover. The thrilling action sequences and the awe that Wonder Woman inspires both elevate the overall movie experience, and make you wish desperately for the release of the next installment.

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