If you enjoyed the new generation of Star Wars actors as much as you liked seeing those old familiar faces, then we have some fantastic news for you . The young cast has cropped up in some truly excellent films over the past few years and if you want to spend a little more time with them then this is a great place to start. http://vntyfr.com/MSMIJ
  1. Ex Machina (2015)
    Starring Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) and Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), this moody sci-fi film features an alluring robot (played by 2015’s it girl Alicia Vikander), a deeply knotty moral quandary, and the best dance sequence of 2015. The roles of The Force Awakens are flipped here: Gleeson is more of the good guy and Isaac not so much. But the best part of Ex Machina is there isn’t really a light side or a dark—just a lot of engrossing grey area.
  2. Attack the Block (2011)
    The oldest film on this list, Attack the Block is probably also the closest to a Star Wars-esque adventure. John Boyega (Finn) stars as Moses a street kid who, along with his friends and neighbors, have to protect their home from an invasion of furry critters from outer space. Boyega is magnetic as the reluctant hero and you can see why he was tapped to help usher in a new era of Star Wars.
  3. What If (2013)
    It’s possible you’re already familiar with the quirky work of Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) from Girls. But in case the HBO show isn’t really your thing, then you might want to watch him in full weirdo mode as Daniel Radcliffe’s best friend in the sweet indie rom-com What If. Driver dominates every scene he’s in and not just because he looms several feet over Radcliffe.
  4. Brooklyn (2015)
    This charming Oscar-contender stars Saoirse Ronan (who auditioned to play Rey!) and Domhnall Gleeson. Gleeson, once again, is in good guy mode here. He doesn’t get the lion’s share of screen time, but you do get to hear him thickly lay on his natural Irish brogue and the contrast between this deeply decent character and Hux is pretty delightful.
  5. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
    Be warned: all the charisma oozing from Oscar Isaac when he dashes about the galaxy as Poe Dameron is nowhere to be seen in this Coen Brothers film. Isaac plays the titular Llewyn Davis, a depressed, angry, and anti-social folk singer. The only time Davis connects with others is when he’s singing and playing—which he does beautifully.