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From Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg
The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama directed by Martin Scorsese. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg. The film follows two men, one a cop and the other a criminal, as they attempt to outwit each other in a gritty game of cat and mouse. The cop, Billy Costigan (DiCaprio), is sent undercover to infiltrate an Irish criminal organization run by Frank Costello (Nicholson). Meanwhile, Costello's mole, Colin Sullivan (Damon), is undercover in the police force. As the two men try to outmaneuver each other, the stakes become increasingly high, and the consequences become more dire. In the end, both men must make a decision that will change their lives forever.
From Giuseppe Tornatore, starring Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli
Cinema Paradiso is a 1988 Italian drama film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. It tells the story of a young boy, Salvatore, in a Sicily village and his love affair with the cinema. The film is an exploration of life, love, and friendship as seen through Salvatore's eyes. It follows his life from childhood to adulthood as he grows to realize the importance of friendship, family, and his love for film. Along the way, he is mentored by the projectionist at the local movie theater, Alfredo, and learns the secrets of filmmaking and the power of cinema. The film culminates in a bittersweet ending as Salvatore returns to his home town as an adult to pay tribute to Alfredo and the theater. The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1989.
From Henri-Georges Clouzot, starring Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Folco Lulli
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The Wages of Fear is a French-Italian film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. The story follows four desperate men in an impoverished South American town who agree to take a dangerous job transporting explosives through treacherous jungle terrain. The men must drive two heavily-loaded trucks over a crumbling mountain pass to an oil well that is on fire in order to douse the flames. Along the way, the men battle the elements and their own fear and desperation as they attempt to reach their destination before their cargo explodes. The film is a tense and suspenseful thriller that explores the depths of human courage in the face of danger and despair.
From Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris
Unforgiven is a western film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Eastwood, Gene Hackman, and Morgan Freeman. The film tells the story of William Munny, a retired gunslinger and former outlaw, who is convinced by a young man to return to his old ways. Munny and his partner, Ned Logan, accept the offer to earn a reward for killing two men who brutally attacked a prostitute. As they hunt down the men, they come face to face with the powerful Little Bill Daggett, a sheriff of Big Whiskey, Wyoming. Despite Little Bill's attempts to protect the town, Munny and Logan will eventually take justice in their own hands. The film is a powerful reflection on the morality of violence and the nature of justice in the Wild West.
From Robert Wise, starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn
The Sound of Music is a musical drama film released in 1965, based on the 1959 Broadway musical of the same name. Directed by Robert Wise, the film stars Julie Andrews as Maria, a young postulant at an Austrian abbey who is sent to be governess to the seven children of the widowed navy captain Georg von Trapp. Maria soon introduces the children to her love of music, eventually teaching them to sing and forming a special bond with them. With the help of the children, Maria and the captain eventually fall in love and marry. When the Nazis invade Austria, the family must flee, but they ultimately escape, thanks to Maria's courage and resourcefulness. With its catchy songs, enchanting story, and breathtaking scenery, The Sound of Music continues to captivate millions of viewers today.
From Michael Cimino, starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage
The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American epic drama film directed by Michael Cimino and starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Meryl Streep. The film follows three Russian American steelworkers from Pennsylvania who enlist in the Vietnam War and are captured by the Viet Cong. The men must endure a gruelling game of Russian roulette in order to survive their captivity. The film is a powerful exploration of friendship, responsibility, and the devastating effects of the Vietnam War on the American psyche. The Deer Hunter won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor (Walken). The film is widely considered to be one of the greatest films of all time.
From Quentin Tarantino, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins
The Hateful Eight is a 2015 American western mystery film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern, who all play bounty hunters and criminals who seek shelter from a blizzard in a stagecoach stopover some time after the American Civil War. In the film, a rivalry soon develops between two of the strangers, John "The Hangman" Ruth (Russell) and Major Marquis Warren (Jackson) as tensions escalate over race and law enforcement. As the storm worsens, the eight travelers are forced to confront their true motives and the hidden truths that bind them.
From Robert Benton, starring Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry
Kramer vs. Kramer tells the story of Ted and Joanna Kramer, a married couple who have a son, Billy. Ted is a workaholic advertising executive and Joanna is a housewife. When Joanna suddenly decides to abandon her family, Ted is forced to become a stay-at-home parent and learn to care for his son. As Billy and Ted grow closer, Joanna returns to reclaim custody of Billy, setting off a bitter divorce and custody battle that tests the limits of Ted's love for his son. Through the struggles with custody, Ted and Billy both come to a better understanding of the true meaning of family.
From Walter Salles, starring Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna, Mía Maestro, Mercedes Morán
The Motorcycle Diaries follows the journey of two young men, Ernesto Guevara (Gael García Bernal) and Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna), as they travel across South America on a motorbike. They experience a variety of cultures, share camaraderie and adventure, both of which awaken political consciousness. Their journey begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina and culminates in Venezuela. Along the way, they witness poverty and injustice, which inspires Ernesto to become the revolutionary leader known to the world as Che Guevara.
From Jim Sheridan, starring Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Djimon Hounsou, Sarah Bolger
In America is a 2002 semi-autobiographical film written and directed by Jim Sheridan. It tells the story of a family of Irish immigrants who move to New York City in search of a better life. The family consists of Johnny (Paddy Considine), Sarah (Samantha Morton), and their two daughters, Christy (Sarah Bolger) and Ariel (Emma Bolger). As they struggle to make ends meet and acclimate to their new home, they cope with the loss of their son Frankie, who died before their arrival. Through their trying times, the family is able to find moments of joy and comedy, and discover what it truly means to be “in America”.
From Woody Allen, starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller
Midnight in Paris is a romantic comedy written and directed by Woody Allen. Gil, a Hollywood screenwriter, is visiting Paris with his fiancee, Inez, and her parents. Gil is stuck in a rut, struggling to find inspiration for his writing and feeling unfulfilled. One night, he takes a stroll around the city and magically finds himself transported back to 1920s Paris, where he meets some of the most famous writers and artists of the era. Through these encounters, Gil finds the courage to break free from his mundane life and pursue his true passion. Along the way, he rekindles his relationship with Inez and learns the importance of living in the present.
From Hiromasa Yonebayashi, starring Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima, Susumu Terajima
When Marnie Was There is a 2014 Japanese animated drama film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and written by Keiko Niwa and Masashi Ando, based on Joan G. Robinson's novel of the same name. The film follows Anna, a twelve-year-old girl, as she moves to the countryside to stay with relatives while dealing with her health. While there, Anna meets an enigmatic girl named Marnie and together they form a strong bond, which leads to a series of revelations about Marnie's past and true identity. As Anna learns more about Marnie, she discovers more about herself and the importance of family. With stunning visuals and a gentle score, When Marnie Was There is an emotionally affecting and ultimately uplifting story about the power of friendship and belonging.
From Francis Ford Coppola, starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Talia Shire
The Godfather Part III follows Michael Corleone, the aging Don of the Corleone family, as he attempts to make amends for the sins of his past. His efforts are complicated by the machinations of a corrupt Vatican prelate and a gang of Mafia-connected criminals. Michael also faces personal challenges as his past comes back to haunt him, including the return of his lost love, Kay. As Michael struggles to find peace and redemption, his son, Anthony, is unknowingly dragged into the criminal underworld. As the stakes rise, Michael must choose between his own desires and the needs of his family. The outcome of these choices will determine the fate of the Corleone legacy.
From Bennett Miller, starring Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Moneyball is a 2011 American sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller from a screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. The film was based on Michael Lewis's 2003 non-fiction book of the same name and stars Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics. The film follows the story of Billy Beane, the struggling general manager of the Oakland Athletics, a small-market baseball team. Faced with a tight budget, Beane is forced to innovate and look for new, creative ways of building a successful team. He turns to Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), a Yale-educated statistician, and together they implement a revolutionary strategy known as “Moneyball”. With the help of this strategy, the Athletics manage to achieve an impressive winning streak. However, Beane soon faces condemnation from baseball traditionalists, and finds himself at odds with the team's owner. The film received mostly positive reviews for its screenplay, performances, direction, and emotional impact. It was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Pitt, and won Best Achievement in Film Editing. It was a box office success, grossing over $110 million against a budget of $50 million.
From Alexander Payne, starring Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh
Sideways tells the story of two middle-aged men, Miles (Paul Giamatti) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church), who take a week-long road trip through California's wine country. Along the way, they experience a range of emotions as they face personal struggles and confront their own mortality. Miles, a failed novelist and depressed divorcee, is struggling to come to terms with his failed marriage and failed writing career. Jack, meanwhile, is an actor on the verge of marriage and is looking to enjoy one last bachelor's weekend. As the two men explore the vineyards and restaurants of the area, they develop a strong bond, re-evaluate their lives, and eventually start to come to terms with where they are in life.
John Cleese, starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin
A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 British-American comedy film directed by Charles Crichton and co-written by and starring John Cleese. The film stars Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin as a gang of diamond thieves who double-cross one another to find stolen diamonds hidden by the gang leader. The film follows the chaotic events that ensue when the leader's lawyer, played by Kline, falls in love with one of the gang members, Wanda, played by Curtis. The comedic elements of the film come from the characters' eccentric personalities and frequent double-crossing behavior, as well as the witty dialogue. The film was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Kline, Best Director for Crichton and Best Original Screenplay for Cleese.
From Blake Edwards, starring Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders, Herbert Lom
From Marcel Camus, starring Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira, Léa Garcia
From Mark Rydell, starring John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst
From John Landis, starring John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst
From Philip Kaufman, starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright
From Zach Braff, starring Zach Braff, Peter Sarsgaard, Natalie Portman, Ian Holm
From Michael Caton-Jones, starring Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Barkin, Jonah Blechman
From Lasse Hallström, starring Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina
From Woody Allen, starring Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, Woody Allen, Ben Duncan
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