5. The Lobster
Written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Why It’s Innovative: The first half of the logline sounds somewhat routine enough for the subgenre of dystopian dramas, but the second half veers into a world of the oddity. It’s an intriguing concept that delivers on some fantastic characterization and story narrative.