A look at all 11 features of the cult director | Vogue Germany


“The French Dispatch” was released in 2021 and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The film begins with the death of publisher Arthur Howitzer Jr. (Bill Murray) and the latest issue of The French Dispatch newspaper. In a parallel narrative of four different stories that will appear in the final issue, Wes Anderson presents a run through stage sets, comics, black-and-white film, comedy, and his signature design of detailed settings and scenery. As usual, the protagonists seem rather unapproachable, but nevertheless the comedy jumps at the audience in all the right places and thus ensures a break from the otherwise rather melancholic atmosphere. Available to stream on Disney+.

“City of Asteroids” (2023)

Scarlett Johansson starred in Asteroid City.

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In Wes Anderson’s latest film ‘Asteroid City’, currently in theaters, his picture book world returns to the screen in pastel colors of green, blue, pink and yellow, detailed sets and the iconic and whimsical Anderson pen.

The film takes place in 1955 and is about the contestants “Junior Stargazer Congress” and an alien encounter – and that in the middle of the desert in the USA in a small town with an asteroid crater. Symmetrical settings, perfectly arranged protagonists and comic productions with the iconic Anderson color palette make the setting a true cinematic highlight, just like its predecessors.

“Asteroid City”: Official Trailer

Shorts by Wes Anderson

  • Bottle Rocket (1994)
  • “Hotel Chevalier” (2007)
  • “Cousin Ben’s Troop Screening” (2012)
  • “Do you like reading?” (2012)
  • “Castello Cavalcanti” (2013)
  • “Come Together” (2016)

What movies are similar to Wes Anderson movies?

If you have already browsed the repertoire of Wes Anderson films and are looking for similar films, we recommend that you take a look at the filmography of directors such as Greta Gerwig, Sofia Coppola, Noah Baumbach, Jim Jarmusch, Roman Coppola or to cast Zach Braff . They often have one too melancholy-comic, strange Narrative and therefore offers great options for further viewing.

Top 11 recommendations for movies like Wes Anderson

  • “Frances Ha” by Greta Gerwig
  • “Lady Bird” by Greta Gerwig
  • “Mistress America” ​​by Greta Gerwig
  • “The Squid and the Whale” by Noah Baumbach
  • “Marriage Story” by Noah Baumbach
  • “White Noise” by Noah Baumbach
  • “Paterson” by Jim Jarmusch
  • “Broken Flowers” by Jim Jarmusch
  • “Lost in Translation” by Sofia Coppola
  • Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola
  • “A Good Man” by Zach Braff

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