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The truth is, not every good movie is for everyone. To appreciate a good movie, it’s sometimes necessary to have a good mind. The casual viewer is not always able to appreciate a work of art. In addition, not all movies are clever and made for smart people. A lot of them are just for fun, without a lot of thinking required. But the movies in this article are the best smart movies you can find out there.
Whether you like comedies, dramas, even some action and science fiction, these movies will require you to concentrate and use your mind to follow them and figure them out. If you like smart movies, then chose the ones you haven’t watched from the list below and see how you like them.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
The plot of this spy thriller is set during the Cold War, and at its center is a veteran of espionage who is forced to retire to find a Soviet agent, a mole in the British intelligence service MI6. The film is a film adaptation of John le Carre’s cult novel with a fantastic cast: Gary Oldman, Oscar winner Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Ciaran Hinds, Mark Strong and Toby Jones.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
In the middle of the 12th century, the knight Antonius Block (Max von Sydow) and his squire returned to Sweden after a ten-year crusade. The plague plagues the earth, and Antonius quickly discovers that Death (Bengt Ekerot) has come for him as well. To gain time, and manage to get home, he challenges Death to a multi-day game of chess. Along the way, playing chess, he travels the earth and tries to grasp the existence of God and the meaning of his own life. His faith is shaken, and he is further undermined by surrounding events and the cynical squire.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Joel (Jim Carrey) is a bit of a clumsy and silent guy. His girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) is his exact opposite: a chatterbox who dyes her hair a little differently every now and then, tells very strange stories and is full of positives. The story begins when Joel realizes that Clementine, after a long relationship, underwent an experimental process of erasing memory and completely erased the memory of him. What about revenge on her, and what about the fact that he loves a person who doesn’t even know who he is, Joel decides to do the same. During the process, he realizes that he made a mistake, but there is no going back.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Philadelphia, 2035. After humanity was ravaged by an unknown infectious disease in the mid-1990s that killed five billion people, the rest of the human race survives deep beneath the Earth’s crust. The area is devastated and ruled by wild animals. To save the remaining people, authorities are sending prisoner James Cole (B. Willis) into the past to isolate a dangerous virus there and thus allow a vaccine to be made in the future. Cole accidentally arrived in 1990, not in 1996 when the pandemic occurred, where he was immediately imprisoned and assigned by doctors Dr. Kathryn Railly (M. Stowe). Dr. At first, Railly thinks he has a schizophrenic in front of him. So he puts him in a psychiatric ward where the distraught James meets the paranoid Jeffrey Goines (B. Pitt), the son of a famous virologist (C. Plummer) and the leader of the so-called army of twelve monkeys that have taken responsibility for spreading the virus in the future.
The End of the Tour (2015)
The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, ‘Infinite Jest.’
We follow the life of a Time Agent (Ethan Hawke) who embarks on a series of intricate time travels to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. On his last mission, the Agent must stop a criminal who constantly manages to escape through time. He must stop it before it causes a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.
In a city of gloomy atmosphere, a bearded man joins an audience watching an unusual theatrical play in which the actors perform live sex scenes. We soon learn that in everyday life the mysterious man’s name is Adam Bell (Jake Gyllenhaal) and that he is a nervous history professor. One day Adam notices an actor in a movie he hired who looks identical to him.
Tree of Life (2011)
The Tree of Life is first and foremost a hymn to life, revealing answers to questions that haunt man, through a kaleidoscope of intimate and cosmic, from the raw emotions of the Texas family to the wild and endless edges of space and time, from a boy losing his virginity to awe. and transcendence.
Take Shelter (2011)
Curtis LaForche lives in a provincial American town with his wife Samantha and six-year-old daughter Hanna who is deaf-mute. Curtis is employed by a construction company and provides his family with a decent life. But since Hanna needs special care their life is and constant struggle. Despite everything, they are a harmonious and happy family. But suddenly Curtis begins to have disturbing dreams of a sudden apocalyptic storm. He keeps the nightmares to himself and starts working on the idea of building a shelter for the family. His irrational behavior upsets Samantha and his work environment. But his private fear of the visions he has in his dreams is still prevalent. Frightened by the possibility of realizing sinister visions, Curtis finally confides in the woman, testing their relationship and perhaps the future.
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Craig Schwartz is a talented but unemployed puppeteer who lives with his wife Lotte and a bunch of her pets, including a chimpanzee. Lotte, who works as a saleswoman in an animal store, would still make ends meet, but not with a bunch of her four-legged and feathered friends. So Craig is forced to look for a job. He finds it in a New York firm, located on the mezzanine floor where the ceilings are so low that all employees have to bend over while walking. Nothing more normal is the owner of the company, the elderly Dr. Lester, who fills poor Schwartz’s ears with his bizarre sexual fantasies related to the dyslexic secretary Floris. Craig, silent suffering is represented by her sexy colleague Maxine, who cannot even imagine herself with such a pathetic loser. But Craig’s life suddenly changes when, by coincidence, he finds a hidden tunnel in the building that leads him nowhere but to another person’s mind. That person is none other than the famous actor John Malkovich, and Craig has the opportunity to hear everything Malkovich hears, see everything Malkovich sees, and feel everything Malkovich feels.
Amélie Poulain (A. Tatou) is a sensitive, imaginative and timid waitress of the coffee shop “Two Windmills” in Paris, who lives in complete isolation in her world, enjoying small everyday joys, such as piercing the creme brulee with a spoon or dipping her palm into a basket with cereals. An isolated childhood without a mother made her more of an observer than a participant in life, and like a good fairy, a guardian angel, or a saint from the sidelines, she watches over the unfortunate little people of Montmartre, making them happy with simple solutions. But he never does it directly, but invisibly, in a detour. A turning point in her life was the discovery of an old box from the childhood of a boy who had long ago lived in the apartment where Amélie now lives. Amélie wants to find that former boy, now a middle-aged man, and cheer him up with a box. After that event, she very easily found other people whose lives needed to be ennobled and cheered up.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Astronaut David Bowmann (K. Dullea) has been invited to the headquarters of space research to take on, together with his group, a new and very unusual task. The command is to figure out the mysterious, mysterious function of a geometrically regular black monolith from the Moon Crater. Flight control is entrusted to the latest computer model – HAL 9000. But the computer fails and David remains in space, experiencing a complete transformation. “2001: Odyssey in Space” is fabulously impossible to retell.
The Shining (1980)
Writer Jack Torrance (J. Nicholson) is in a creative crisis. When he gets a job offer as a caretaker at a secluded Overlook hotel in the Colorado mountains, it seems like a good solution to his problems. Namely, the hotel is closed during the winter, so he and his family – his wife Wendy (S. Duvall) and young son Danny (D. Lloyd) – will be his only tenants for a few months. Soon a snowstorm cuts off the Torrance family from the rest of the world.
Ex Machina (2015)
The young developer Caleb is looking forward to the fact that he, of all the employees, got the opportunity to spend a few today with the CEO of his company. But what seems like an invitation to casual companionship is in fact the beginning of an experiment in which Caleb will test the limits of his humanity after meeting an artificially created being in a beautiful female body.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
At the Christmas party of rich and unconventional Victor Ziegler (Sydney Pollack), provocative and harmless flirtation becomes suspicious when Dr. William Harford (Tom Cruise) and his sexy wife Alice (Nicole Kidman) are watched from a distance. Afterward, this seemingly perfect married couple, continues with their sexual fantasies, but with other people. In a world of reality and illusion, William struggles with jealousy and obsessions and hidden desires. Will he realize his erotic fantasies or will he remain hidden deep within him? One sometimes sees better with one’s eyes wide closed.
American Beauty (1999)
The life of Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is a complete failure. His perfectly dressed, stiff wife, Carolyn (Annette Bening), blames him for every little thing, daughter Jane (Thora Birch) doesn’t communicate with him, and the job is hell. Still, the inconsolable Lester experiences a real little renaissance one seemingly ordinary day: noticing his daughter’s colleague from the fan team, Angela (Mena Suvari), he awakens forgotten passions. Shaken by strong feelings for Angela, Lester embarks on a journey of no return and resigns, blackmailing his boss along the way and starting to lift weights in the garage and recall things that made him happy in his youth. At the same time, Carolyn cheats on Lester with a real estate agent, “King” (Peter Gallagher), and Jane’s daughter begins an unusual relationship with a peer from the neighborhood, a withdrawn Ricky (Wes Bentley). And while the beautiful Angela surprises Lester with a return of affection, his tragic fate will surprise and shock the family.
Under The Skin (2013)
In this psychological SF story, Scarlett Johansson plays an alien who takes on the character of an attractive young woman to lure men into her trap. She lurks the streets of Scotland leading lonely men who have no idea of death.
The Skin I Live In (2011)
Vicente (J. Cornet / E. Anaya) is a young man from Toledo who works as an assistant in his mother’s tailoring workshop and is unhappily in love with her co-worker, the lesbian Cristina (B. Lennie). One evening, during a party at a nearby castle, he meets Norma, the daughter of a famous cosmetic surgeon (A. Banderas) and, by chance, he tries to propose to her, but to no avail. Convinced that she has been raped, Norma goes crazy and in a frenzy replaces her own father with a rapist. Shortly afterward, she commits suicide, which is why her father kidnaps Vicente and decides to take revenge on him in the most vicious way – to make him his slave. Therefore, as an expert in skin grafting, he could perform a complete physical transformation on it.
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
“We Need to Talk About Kevin” brings the story of a sense of shame, guilt, and sadness of a mother whose son committed an act that shocked the entire society in which they live. From day one, Kevin (Ezra Miller) is every mother’s nightmare, where Eva (Tilda Swinton) puts in tremendous effort to raise a son she fails to reach either as a mother or in any other way. But as time goes on, their relationship gets worse. But more or less normal lives change radically when Kevin commits an act that shocks his parents, but also the whole society. Kevin decided on the ultimate indicator of defiance of mother and society in general – the massacre.
Elisabeth Vogler (Liv Ullmann) is an acclaimed theater actress. Acting as Elektra, she becomes speechless in the middle of the play. Sister Alma (Bibi Andersson), a young nurse in charge of caring for the famous actress, soon discovers that Elisabeth has not lost the power of speech due to some physical or mental disorder. She consciously decided to stop talking. One evening, Alma tells Elizabeth about her sexual experience and the uncomfortable consequences of that adventure. Shortly after confiding in her, Alma reads a letter Elizabeth wrote and is shocked to learn that the actress finds it interesting to analyze. The relationship between these two women becomes full of tension.
Barton Fink (1991)
Barton Fink, a successful screenwriter, is moving from New York to Los Angeles to work for Capitol Pictures, more specifically, for studio boss Jack Lipnick. Fink moves into the dilapidated Earle Hotel and tries to write a screenplay for a B-film about professional wrestling. Attacks of claustrophobia prevent him from getting an idea for the script. His neighbor, shopping traveler Charlie Meadows often visits Barton to talk. Barton, though considered a fan of the “common man,” views Charlie as an irritating intruder.
Caring father Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a trained pilot and engineer, dedicated himself to the peaceful life of a farmer on a farm where he lives with his children. When a group of scientists discovers a hole in space that could allow the human race to travel interstellar, they will turn to him to embark on a journey from which there may be no return. The stakes are as high as the responsibility Cooper carries on his back … An epic story of a heroic interstellar journey beyond the boundaries of scientific knowledge. The film explores the premise of the existence of a man who was born on Earth, but who is not destined to die on Earth.
Pretend it’s a City (2021)
Wander the New York City streets and fascinating mind of the wry writer, humorist and raconteur Fran Lebowitz as she sits down with Martin Scorsese.
The Great Dictator (1940)
World War I. A Jewish barber (C. Chaplin) saves the life of a high-ranking officer in the Toman army, Schultz (R. Gardiner). He earned amnesia along the way and ended up in the hospital. Twenty years later, Tomania is ruled by dictator Adenoid Hynkel (C. Chaplin), who, together with his associates, most notably Garbitsch (H. Daniell) and Herring (B. Gilbert), established a government of terror. Hynkel is especially cruel to the Jews over whose ghetto he is constantly abused. One day, a Jewish barber escapes from the hospital and returns to his neighborhood, unaware of the changes that have taken place in the meantime. Schultz’s gratitude to the barber and his acquaintances allows him to live a normal life for a while, but it doesn’t take long and he and Schultz are arrested.
Barry Lyndon (1975)
After being fraudulently expelled from his hometown, young Barry (R. O’Neal) enlists in the military and becomes one of the participants in the Seven Years’ War. The horrors of war lead Barry to the desert and find a more comfortable way of life. He spends some time as a gambler, and when he meets the beautiful Lady Lyndon (M. Berenson), his life seems to change significantly for the better. Until Barry realizes that he can achieve the desired material security only if he obtains a noble title.
Paris, Texas (1984)
An ordinary man wanders the Texas desert hiding the secret contained in the words “Paris, Texas”
Zero Days (2016)
The story of Stuxnet, a virus created to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program. It investigates the circumstances of the emergence and spread of Stuxnet, a malicious software secretly created by Americans and Israelis to sabotage the work of Iran’s nuclear program.
Mulholland Drive (2001)
The infinitely long boulevard famous in Los Angeles, a woman who has experienced amnesia, and a deadly mysterious plot are just some of the elements of this David Lynch love story that takes place in this City of Dreams.
Forrest Gump (1994)
In 1982, Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks), a man of below-average intelligence, sits at a station and tells people waiting for a bus his life story. He spent his childhood and youth with his mother in a small town in Alabama. Already in his early childhood, he realized that he was different from others and that he had to fight for everything in life. But a low IQ didn’t stop him from achieving many things and having a good time. So as a child he even met Elvis Presley. He manages to enroll in college and scores great in rugby. Thanks to that, he also met President Kennedy, which is the first time since his three meetings with American presidents. During college, he is constantly encouraged by Jenny (Robin Wright Penn), a girl he has been in love with since he was a boy. He applied for the war in Vietnam, where he received a medal for bravery.
The Green Mile (1999)
Prison guard Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) works in the death row ward, called the Green Mile, because of the green linoleum-covered floor of the hallway through which convicts walk from their cells to an electric chair. Over the years, Edgecomb has tracked various convicts across the Green Mile. Never before had anyone attracted him so much as John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a strong and big black man accused of the brutal murder of two nine-year-old twins. Coffey is so powerful that he can kill anyone, but his behavior is at odds with his appearance. Simply naive in nature and mortally frightened by the darkness, Coffey seems to possess a miraculous, supernatural gift. Edgecomb begins to suspect Coffey’s guilt. Is it possible that such a gentle and good man killed two girls?
The Game (1997)
Multimillionaire Nicholas Van Orton (M. Douglas) lives alone on his lavish estate near San Francisco, and his only companion is longtime family caretaker Ilsa (C. Baker). Nicholas recently divorced his wife Elizabeth (A. Katarina), is fully committed to his successful investment bank and is trying to suppress memories of his father’s (C. Martinet) suicide when he was still a child. The banker sees nothing wrong with his loneliness, and is surprised when his younger brother Conrad (S. Penn), a longtime opiate addict, visits him for his 48th birthday. Conrad now looks completely different, and when he meets his brother, he gives him an application form, the so-called Consumer recreation service that organizes the “game”. At first neglecting the gift, Nicholas decides to use it, and then his life suddenly turns into a series of bizarre events that are all just not fun.
Blue Velvet (1986)
Young Jeffrey Beaumont (K. MacLachlan) grows up in a typical American town where nothing interesting happens. His routine changes when he finds a human ear in the grass by the roadside. He takes him to the police station where it is determined that his ear was cut off with scissors and that his former owner could still be alive. The local police embark on a more thorough investigation, but Jeffrey finds their methods too slow, so with the help of the police chief’s daughter, blonde Sandy (L. Dern), he decides to bring the truth to light on his own and try to do justice. The first clues lead him to Dorothy Vallens (I. Rossellini), a bar singer, and once she catches him hiding in her apartment, he is drawn into a whirlpool of situations from which he can no longer escape. Dorothy is in a bizarre relationship with Frank (D. Hopper), the personification of evil.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
During World War II, it is revealed that three brothers were killed without a fourth being found. General Marshall (Harve Presnell) is informed of the great tragedy that befell the Ryan family, and after learning of this he will do anything to find James Ryan (Matt Damon). The unit goes to rescue him despite the low probability that he survived because he is in a dangerous area. A unit of eight soldiers, led by Captain Miller (Tom Hanks), goes on a mission to find the only surviving Ryan and bring him home. The operation to land Allied troops on the coast of Normandy on that famous D day is one of the most famous events of World War II. The film shows an incredibly realistically presented action of disembarking soldiers who, under heavy fire from Nazi forces, are trying to reach strategically important positions. A unit of eight soldiers goes on a mission, but one by one they lose their lives. Will they be able to find him and how many will survive?
A fantastic satire of the show business world whose main character is Riggan Thomson, an actor who everyone has seen for years solely as Birdman’s superhero because of the specific trash role he once played. To finally detach himself from the yellow bird costume, the stumbled Riggan plans to put on a show on Broadway. He wrote the screenplay for it himself, he is its director and one of the actors. But the road to re-glory is anything but easy.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Following his conviction for the murder of his own wife and her lover, Andy Dufresne (T. Robbins) arrives in 1947 at the infamous Shawshank Prison to serve a life sentence. An otherwise banking expert and a distinguished gentleman, Andy was thrown into an environment he could not even dream of. Surrounded by criminals and sadistic guards, he very quickly confronts the brutality of prison life. He remains withdrawn and rarely communicates, except with the influential and well-meaning prisoner Red (M. Freeman). The change will come one day when Andy starts offering custodians financial services and advice. Then he begins to enjoy a special status among prisoners and guards, and even the warden himself (B. Gunton) recruits him as a prison accountant. Andy uses his privileged position to improve the prison library and thus at least to some extent beautify the gloomy life there.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Convicted of rape, McMurphy (J. Nicholson) is transferred to a psychiatric hospital, where group therapy by nurse Ratched (L. Fletcher) and large doses of drugs, primarily sedatives, deprive patients of individuality and any desire to change anything. McMurphy does not put up with this and tries to lead a rebellion against strict, often meaningless norms, but in doing so he comes into conflict with Ratched and the system she represents.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Dr. Malcolm Crowe (B. Willis) is a respected expert on children’s mental health problems, disorders and illnesses. When he meets little Cole Sear (H. J. Osment), a boy whom other people consider a freak, Cole reminds him of one of his patients, Vincent (D. Wahlberg), the only one he failed to help. Vincent grew up to be a completely upset and disturbed young man, and once sneaked into Dr. Crowe’s house and shot him. Cautiously approaching Cole, Dr. Crowe gradually learns the boy’s terrible secret: he sees dead people and they turn to him. He lives in constant fear of everything he sees and of what the dead ask of him. “Maybe you should listen to them,” Malcolm advises him. On the next opportunity, Cole obeys him: the recently deceased girl Kyra (M. Barton) hands him the box that her father should get.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
At the prestigious Princeton University, John Nash (Russell Crowe) strives to leave a valuable legacy to the mathematical world, which he succeeds in, and for his contribution he is awarded the Nobel Prize. After school, Nash turns to teaching, eager to pass on his knowledge to the students, and falls in love with one of the students, the beautiful Alicia (Jennifer Connelly). Nash’s fame and accomplishments do not go unnoticed even among top government officials, who turn to him for help in breaking the codes of encrypted Soviet messages. Entering the world of international espionage also draws Nash into frightening conspiracy theories, so the mathematician soon begins to suffer from bouts of paranoia. The only person who can help him regain his mental strength and the status of a top scientist is Alicia.
The Matrix (1999)
Thomas Anderson (K. Reeves) is a retired software expert who leads a double life. He spends the night in front of his computer where, under the pseudonym Neo, he becomes a hacker trying to discover something he himself is not sure exists. He meets the mysterious Trinity (C.-A. Mose) who takes him to the even more mysterious Morpheus (L. Fishburne).
Sam Lowry (J. Pryce) works as a clerk in a ministry of a totalitarian state that is practically suffocating in a huge bureaucracy. The state is plagued by a group of so-called terrorists who are persistently fighting against the tyrannical government. One of the main anti-state activists is Harry Tuttle (R. De Niro), so the authorities issue an order for his arrest. Due to a bureaucratic mistake, the police caught innocent Harry Buttle. As the system refuses to admit the mistake, Buttle is executed and Lowry has to apologize to the victim’s family. On this task, he accidentally meets a girl Jill (K. Greist) who constantly appears to him in dreams and imagination. Jill initially refuses to talk to Lowry believing he is the same as all government people, but is soon convinced of his good intentions. As she, too, is on the government’s blacklist, Lowry tries to help her.
The Departed (2006)
As the police struggle to control the area ruled by the powerful Irish mafia, superiors are considering infiltrating the mafia ranks – or the hoop they seek to squeeze around the mafia will loosen altogether. Billy Costigan (DiCaprio) is a young police officer trying to gain a reputation among the forces of order. Collin Sullivan (Damon) is a criminal who has successfully infiltrated the police with a single intent – to report their every move to his ruthless leader, Frank Costello (Nicholson). When Costigan is given the task of making his way to Costello’s carefully guarded inner circle, Sullivan must find an informant before things get out of hand. As the stakes keep rising, and time for a plainclothes cop and his evil double is leaking, each must work feverishly to expose the other before he reveals his identity.
Groundhog Day (1993)
A naughty and selfish (but hilarious) meteorologist is forced to relive one and the same day until he does the right thing. This sympathetic film delighted both critics and audiences, so today it is on various lists of the best comedies.
The Imitation Game (2014)
The film The Game of Imitation is based on the true story of Alan Turing, a genius British mathematician and computer scientist who managed to decode the encrypted communication system used by the Nazis to communicate with each other during World War II. Equally intriguing was his private life.
The Truman Show (1998)
Truman Burbank (Jim Carey) is a carefree insurance salesman living his idyllic life with his beautiful wife Meryl (Laura Linney) who is a nurse. But after a few unusual events, Truman discovers that his whole life is actually a reality show and that all the people he has ever met are actually actors.
To Live (1994)
An epic story about the life of a married couple, Fugui (Y. Ge) and Jiazhen (L. Gong), through whose life great political events in China are broken. The plot begins in 1940 when Fugui, the son of a wealthy family, loses everything due to passionate gambling.
I Lost My Body (2019)
A story of Naoufel, a young man who is in love with Gabrielle. In another part of town, a severed hand escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again.
The Lobster (2015)
Located in the near future where according to the law of the City all singles are arrested and placed in a Hotel. At the Hotel, everyone has the same task: to find a suitable partner within 45 days. If they fail to do so, they are turned into animals of their choice and released into the Forest. The main character of the film is a desperate man who escapes from the Hotel to the Forest where the Lonely Lives live and, contrary to their laws, falls in love with a member of their group.
Vincent dreams of going into space, and gets a job as a janitor at the GATTACA space corporation. His dreams become a reality when he meets Jerome, a genetically programmed man. Vincent “borrows” from Jerome his identity.
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)
Offbeat documentarian Chris Smith provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon.
Winter Light (1963)
Pastor Thomas Ericsson (G. Björnstrand), whose mistress is the agnostic teacher Märta (I. Thulin), fails to save the anxious fisherman Jonas Persson (M. von Sydow) from suicide. Pastor Thomas then loses faith in God.
Prominent writer and journalist for The New Yorker magazine, Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman) comes across news of the brutal murder of a family of four in Holcomb, Kansas. Inspired by this tragic event, Truman and his partner, Harper Lee (Catherine Keener), decide to visit the town and further investigate the situation. When police arrest two culprits, Perry Smith (Clifton Collins Jr.) and Richard Hickock (Mark Pellegrino), Capote decides to expand the project into his most ambitious work to date.
Miller’s Crossing (1990)
The plot is set in the late twenties, and at the center of the story are two conflicting mafia gangs, Irish and Italian. Both are well organized and bound by strict patriarchal rules and upside down, but firmly expressed ethics. Both gangs have their bosses, their gray eminence and the military. There are no women in their world, so the appearance of Verne (M. Gay Harden), who will lead one of the main actors not to play by the rules, will lead to confusion and destabilization of the established rhythm. A gang war will break out, the city authorities will side with the Italians, and the leader of the Irish mafia will also be physically endangered because the police do not want to provide him with protection. In order to restore peace and balance, it is necessary to remove the main cause of confusion, and that in this case is Verna.
The elegant Carol White (J. Moore) is a well-to-do housewife from a posh neighborhood of San Fernando Valley, California, the wife of the calm and somewhat cold businessman Greg (X. Berkeley). The year is 1987, and her daily life comes down to caring for the spoiled 10-year-old Rory (C. Leopardi), Greg’s son from her first marriage, and hanging out with friends with whom she attends restaurants and aerobics classes. But when one day they mistakenly deliver a black sofa from the furniture salon, Carol loses her temper for no apparent reason. And after he soon has a severe attack of cough, he will learn from the doctor that it must be a psychosomatic disorder, and that he must consult a psychiatrist Reynolds (P. Crombie). Despite Reynolds’s treatment and medication, her condition will worsen, until she becomes completely withdrawn and extremely irritable. Eventually, during her hospital treatment, she will be diagnosed with an allergy to chemicals in the area, before finally reaching the Center for Alternative Medicine in New Mexico.
Hamlet must decide whether to avenge the death of his father who was killed by his uncle Claudius (played by the famous Patrick Stewart). Hamlet’s mother Gertrude, who is now Claudius’ wife, is also involved. The version was filmed in well-known locations that also inspired the famous writer for this story. The entire project was also confirmed by Shakespeare’s Kingdom Legacy, all produced brilliantly by the BBC.
After a twenty-five-year successful television career, UBS news anchor Howard Beale (P. Finch) is getting fired, which will take effect in two weeks. The reason is the growing decline in the ratings of his show, to which he himself contributed by indulging in alcohol after his wife’s death. The unpleasant news was told to him by a long-time friend and producer of the news program Max Schumacher (W. Holden), bitterly joking that his only way out now is suicide.