This year’s new Little Women movie is set to transport fans to Massachusetts, as Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy navigate their way through the romance, hardships and excitement of becoming ‘little women’.
New Little Women Movie 2019
1) Little Women Has a Dazzling Cast
The upcoming adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel stars Saoirse Ronan as Jo, Emma Watson as Meg, Florence Pugh as Amy and Eliza Scanlen as Beth.
Not forgetting, Academy Award-winning Meryl Streep will bring Aunt March to life on the big screen, while Timothée Chalamet will sweep fans off their feet as lovable Laurie.
2) Greta Gerwig is the Film’s Director
After seeing Greta Gerwig’s award-winning Lady Bird, we’re so excited to see what she has in store for us next. The new Little Women movie is likely to give the tale a feminist twist, as Gerwig is renowned for celebrating female characters and empowerment.
3) The Little Women Movie Trailer Is Out
The highly-anticipated trailer for the new Little Women film is out! And the acting, scenery and outfits are sure to take your breath away.
The Little Women trailer also portrays Amy in a more positive light than previous adaptations. The trailer suggests that Gerwig will explore the layers of Amy’s character and showcase her desire to succeed in a male dominated profession. And that’s something we can definitely get behind!
The new Little Women film is set to be released in the UK on 27 December 2019. And What better time of year to keep cosy in the cinema than the festive season?
So, we hope you’ve enjoyed our first look at Little Women 2019. We can’t wait to catch it on the big screen this Christmas!
Movie Themed Arthouse Hotel
Arthouse Hotel is a unique movie-themed hotel in the heart of Liverpool city centre. Just moments from the city’s top landmarks and vibrant nightlife, guests can enjoy the best of the city right on our doorstep.
There’s no single way to recognise or label a cult movie. A cult movie can be an older picture, a misunderstood movie or perhaps one that underperformed when released – or it can be none of those things. Making it onto any cult movies list is never easy nor predictable.
For whatever reason, these otherwise unique movies end up enduring themselves to people; people who would just as soon bore you to death about the complex misunderstood love story in Sharknado 5: Global Swarming.
Cult Movies List
So, we’ve decided to put together the ultimate cult movies list – so you don’t have to – starting with an absolute classic.
This indie cult classic initially flopped when released in 2001 – like so many pictures on our cult movies list. Almost impossible to pin down, the movies teenage protagonist is a paranoid-schizophrenic who is haunted by Frank, a bloodcurdling bunny rabbit who ominously appears throughout the film. Oh, and Donnie also discovers time travel.
Donnie Darko deliberately invites you to interpret it in such a weird way so as the movie means something completely unique to you.
Cult Movie Status: Donnie’s chilling imaginary friend-bunny rabbit Frank is the reason Donnie Darko makes it onto our cult movies list.
The ultimate quotable classic, Snatch makes it onto our cult movies list with good reason. Arguably Guy Ritchie’s last good movie, Snatch explores the dark London underworld and its hilariously seedy characters.
Although Snatch was well received when realised in 2000, over the years it has snowballed into the memorable cult classic that teenagers and dads love to quote.
Cult Movie Status: What makes Snatch an instant cult classic is the numerous quotable lines. Our favourite? “I’m sorry, I couldn’t get the bi-noc-u-lars out in time.”
A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopia crime movie adapted, produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Anthony Burgess’s novel.
Described as ‘the quintessential cult classic’ by commentator Emma Guinness, A Clockwork Orange was banned in American upon its release due to its violent and sexually explicit content. That said, despite its reputation, the movie is not centred on debase and debauchery.
A Clockwork Orange makes it onto our cult movies list largely due to its unusual content and, ultimately, the poignant comment it makes about human nature and rehabilitation.
Cult Movie Status: The concluding scene in this movie makes it an absolute cult classic.
The king of cult; a man who could have an entire cult movies list dedicated to his work; Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction is a cinematic masterpiece.
Instead, some would argue that Pulp Fiction owes a debt to the genre. The movie is extremely violent, it uses recognisable actors whose careers had stalled, and it looks back at older genres such as romance – all characteristics of many cult classics.
Nevertheless, it wouldn’t be right not to include Pulp Fiction on our cult movies list.
Cult Movie Status: It has to be Samuel L. Jackson’s epic monologue. Oh, and his wallet.
We know we’re breaking the first and second rule of Fight Club here, but we couldn’t resist.
What makes Fight Club a cult hit is that it is subversive and stylish. The suggestion that people can find release and escape through violence while simultaneously opposing capitalism, is cult at its best.
Mix that together with a noir setting, stylish clothes and a narrative structure that’s neither linear nor chronological, and what you have is the makings of a cult classic.
Cult Movie Status: The repetition and variations of: “I am Jack’s…”
The Big Lebowski was a disappointment upon its release and received mixed reviews at the time.
The Big Lebowski is not alone as a cult movie that plays with genre conventions, however, unlike some movies that subvert themes only to make them more subversive, The Big Lebowski, on the other hand, draws upon weed, missing toes, bowling and nihilistic Germans in order to make the movie seem noir.
People love The Big Lebowski because they love its characters; while no doubt odd, they provide an insight into a world that can feel boring.
Cult Movie Status: We mean, any movie that spans its own religion (Dudeism) has to make our cult movies list.
Released in 1995, Tank Girl is a post-apocalyptic movie set in drought-ravaged Australia and sees the female protagonist take on an oppressive corporation called Water and Power. Weird, we know.
Despite the negative critical reception and it only recouping £6m of its £25m budget, Tank Girl has been cited as a cult comic-book movie, whilst it has also been noted for its progressive feminist themes.
A cult movie like no other, Tank Girl has anti-establishment tropes and is considered the ‘real’ feminist cult film.
Cult Movie Status: Tank Girl makes our cult movies list for being so progressive.
Here he is again with another cult movie hit, Quentin Tarantino and Reservoir Dogs.
A classic independent movie, Reservoir Dogs incorporates many tropes that have become Tarantino’s hallmarks, namely violent crime, pop culture references, profanity and nonlinear storytelling.
Featuring a myriad of alternative movie stars such as Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi and even Quentin Tarantino himself, Reservoir Dogs is deserving of a place on our cult movies list.
Cult Movie Status: The most famous opening credit sequence of all time.
Like Tarantino, Michael Mann features twice on our cult movies list – and for good reason.
Mann is a genre specialist and one whose eye, paired to a keen sense of theatre, has made his contributions to the cult scene somewhat vibrant. Described as a ‘masterpiece of modern cinema,’ Heat, staring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer, is just that – a masterpiece.
The explicit nature and minute detail of several of the film’s robbery scenes was cited as the model of a spate of robberies since its release.
Now how’s that for making an impact, albeit a negative one.
Cult Movie Status: It has to be the meeting between Pacino and De Niro: “Brother, you are going down.”
Blade Runner Portrays a dystopian future in which Los Angeles is an overcrowded city where rain constantly falls from the sky, skyscrapers reach the stratosphere and rich people are ensconced in pyramid-like buildings.
The biggest showpiece of the movie is the dark and mysterious universe created by the director, cinematographers and set designers – all of which make Blade Runner a cult classic.
Cult Movie Status: The fact that Blade Runner was set in 2019 says it all.
Manhunter is better than Silence of the Lambs – fact.
Opening to mixed reviews, Manhunter fared poorly upon release, however, it has been reappraised in more recent years and now enjoys a more favourable reputation due to both the acting and stylised visuals and cinematography.
Any film which is supposedly driven by strong colour cues and the use of tints is an instant cult hit.
Cult Movie Status: Those colour cues and exotic settings – cult cinematography at its finest.
As a Liverpool hotel that pays homage to some of the great classic films of our time, we thought we’d put a list together of a few other movie greats you simply must watch at least once in your lifetime.
Our selection includes thrillers, horrors, musicals and iconic Hollywood productions that have helped shape today’s cinematic landscape.
See which of our selection you’ve already seen and which ones you still need to watch.
Director: Michael Curtiz
The classic movie of old Hollywood glamour, Casablanca tells the story of a love triangle between, Rick, (Humphrey Bogart) Lisa, (Ingrid Bergman) and Victor (Paul Henried).
As Rick discovers Lisa is back in town, he comes to the aide of her and her new husband helping them avoid the Germans who are in hot pursuit of the couple.
Remembered for: that line.
“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Known as one of the most extravagant and expensive movies of all time, Cleopatra was an obvious choice for our list of the most classic films.
In a time when big-budget movies just didn’t exist, Elizabeth Taylor starred as an Egyptian princess who ruled the ancient world, and wasn’t afraid to spend a buck or two whilst doing it.
Remembered for: The blown budget. Costing $44 million to make, the movie only grossed to date $29.75 million.
This classic film is the original high school musical movie depicting the tumultuous romance of two “teenagers” who meet in the summer and fall in love. What follows is a literal rollercoaster of good girl goes bad and bad boy goes good.
Remembered for: Greased Lightning
Director: James Cameron
This classic film epic had to make the list for so many reasons. James Cameron really pulled out all the stops when he recreated one of the biggest shipping disasters of all time.
Weaving a class-crossing love story into the tragedy made Titanic a must watch movie that will go down in history as one of the greatest classic films of all time.
Remembered for: Rose letting go after she swore she wouldn’t.
Starring one of his icy blonds, Janet Leigh as Marion Crane who flees her job after stealing cash and winds up in a motel run by the very creepy Norman Bates and his mother, or at least that’s what Marion thinks.
The don of all gangster movies (pardon the pun) The Godfather is undoubtedly a classic film not to be missed.
The Godfather is easily the most influential gangster film ever made. Telling the tale of Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino, and his rise to becoming the head of a mafioso family after initially shunning the business.
Remembered for: Marlon Brando’s portrayal of Vito Corleone
A fantasy film masterpiece that depicts a fantasy land adapted from L. Frank Baum’s novel, The Wizard of Oz tells the tale of young Dorothy, played by Judy Garland, and her journey to the land of Oz via a tornado.
This must-see movie has everything from songs and dancing, to witches, munchkins and flying monkeys – what’s not to love?
From technicolour wonders to a moving black and white period war film, Schindler’s List is among the greatest, most heart-wrenching movies of our time.
Portraying one of the most horrific crimes against humanity in our history, the Holocaust, Spielberg tells the story of a man that saved the lives of Jewish people in WWII by employing them in his factory and saving them from Auschwitz.
Known as the most inspirational American film ever made, It’s a Wonderful Life follows the alternative timeline of down-on-his-luck George Bailey through the help of a guardian angel. George sees a world without him in it and learns to love the life he has.
Remembered for: the wonderfully warm and fuzzy ending.
Staring the inimitable Julie Andrews as fraulein Maria, the movie is based on the real-life exploits of the Von Trapps, an Austrian naval officer’s family that escaped Nazi-occupied Austria in the 40s.
Perhaps the most well-known film of all time, and a sure thing for our list of the top classic films ever, The Shining is definitely one to watch.
Set in the hills of Colorado, in the abandoned Overlook Hotel, Jack (played by Jack Nicholson) takes his family to overcome a writer’s block. What ensues is nothing short of terrifying.
Remembered for: “Here’s Johnny!”
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring Tom Hanks at his finest, Forrest Gump will go down in classic film history for its time-spanning, heart-breaking storyline.
From youth to fatherhood, this amazing movie portrays the feel-good life story of Forrest Gump, a boy born with a curved spine and learning difficulties, who went on to do great things despite all the obstacles.
Remembered for: the line.
“Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get!”
Some Like It Hot
Director: Billy Wilder
One of Marilyn Monroe’s most iconic movies, Some Like It Hot ranks high on every classic film list.
The story of two male band members who witness a mafia murder, escape by hiding in an all-female band dressed in drag. Monroe’s character, Sugar becomes the object of one of the guy’s affections and all kinds of hilarity roll out as a result.
Released in 1992, this military-themed legal drama is star-studded, to say the least. Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon and Cuba Gooding Jr. give this classic movie some impetuous and drama.
Based on an accusation of murder, Jack Nicholson delivers what can only be described as one of the most famous lines in movie history.
It’s 1280, and William Wallace is leading the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. Inspired by Blind Harry’s epic poem, Braveheart is Mel Gibson’s finest hour.
An instant success the moment it was released, Braveheart is a rebel-rousing classic film for the record books.
Remembered for: Wallace’s epic cry of “Freedom!”
Director: Ridley Scott
Russell Crow is Hispano-Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in this period classic film. Taking award season by storm, Gladiator redefined the action movie genre and made Crow a household star.
However, it was Joaquin Phoneix’s incredible portrayal of Emperor Lucius Aurelius Commodus that ultimately stole the show.
Remembered for: Joaquin Phoneix’s epic tongue pulling and suspense inducing thumbs down gesture.
The Great Dictator
Director: Charlie Chaplin
The Great Dictator is a 1940 American political satire comedy-drama written, produced, directed and scored by Charlie Chaplin. Oh, he also starred in it as well.
A stirring condemnation of Hitler, Mussolini and fascism in general, The Great Dictator was extremely popular with cinema-goers – so much so that it was Chaplin’s most commercially successful film.
79 years old and still relevant, The Great Dictator is the epitome of a movie classic.
Remembered for: Charlie Chaplin’s tear-jerking speech at the end of the movie: “In the name of democracy, let us all unite!”
Saving Private Ryan
Director: Steven Spielberg
Saving Private Ryan was released in 1998 and has since been a tough act to follow when concerning epic war movies.
Starring Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Tom Hanks and a young Matt Damon, Saving Private Ryan was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2014.
Described as “culturally, historically and aesthetically important,” there’s no denying that Saving Private Ryan is one of the top classic films that simply has to be seen.
Remembered for: The 27-minute-long opening, which includes a depiction of the Omaha Beach assault during the Normandy Landings.
Book to Stay in a Hotel Inspired By Some of the Best Classic Films
Our passion for the greatest classic films of all time can be seen from the moment you step into Arthouse Hotel, following our own yellow brick road to reception.
Each of our rooms has been inspired by great movies or pop culture on our Andy Warhol floor, and all are luxurious spacious accommodation that’s simply perfect for group stays in the city.