Among millions of films with a predictable and wiped out plot there are real masterpieces that can break standard scenarios into nines.
Heart of an angel.
Photographed in 1987. Private detective Harry Angel receives from one mysterious aristocrat an order to find the location of shell-shock during the war years of a person who has not fulfilled the terms of the long-standing deal. The payment was promised good, and Harry agrees. However, the simple case with the matter the further, the more becomes entangled and overgrown with corpses.
Filmed in 1995. A very cruel criminal thriller about a murderer-psychopath who punishes his victims for their deadly sins. Before the film was put into production, the studio bosses urged to slightly change the script, namely, to rewrite the final. It is not known, in what form the tape would eventually come out, do not say your weighty word Brad Pitt: the actor refused to participate in the project, if someone dares to touch the ending.
Filmed in 1995. In the original, the title of the film is translated as “Ordinary suspects”, which more accurately reflects the essence of events. After the attack of some bad guys on the yacht, where other bad guys were going to, only one remains alive. Now he is the only snag of the investigator, eager to find the customer of the whole event – a semi-mythical villain named Kaiser Susa. For those who have not watched yet, it’s a great opportunity to play detective.
Filmed in 1997. Dynamic and unexpected turns of the plot in combination with the original atmosphere of the film make it a quality and thrilling thriller. Decoupling the film in principle can be predicted in advance, but it does not become less interesting to watch it. In addition, the ways in which the director leads us to the end of the “Game” are sometimes very, very unconventional.
Filmed in 1999. Taken by chronic insomnia and desperately trying to escape from excruciatingly boring life, the clerk meets a certain Tyler Darden, a charismatic soap seller with a perverted philosophy. At the end of the film, a shocking discovery is waiting for everyone, which can lead to unpredictable events.
The sixth sense.
Filmed in 1999. A film about the terrible fate that a little boy will have to cope with for 9 years. What can a child at this age? That’s right, one is nothing. But when an excellent specialist comes to his aid, a psychologist who does not consider him psychotic, sick as others, the road becomes less thorny for a boy. He tells the doctor more than even his own mother, and trusts him. When watching a movie, take a break from the fact that you are waiting for “an unexpected end.” It is not important. The main thing is what happens to the characters, their feelings and the course of events.
Photographed in 2000. Leonard Shelby is exquisite and expensive dressed, rides a brand new jaguar, but lives in cheap motels. His goal in life is to find the murderer of his wife. His problem is a rare form of amnesia, the loss of short memory: remembering everything before the murder, he does not remember what was fifteen minutes ago. His companions – a camera “Polaroid” and tattoos on the body.
Filmed in 2001. Surprisingly at times life deals with a person – it starts all by the usual day, and ends in an ice bag, while the mind enjoys the vanilla sky above its head. Did he expect such a fate? It is true that everything can change at any time through the fault of some trifle.
Games of the mind.
Filmed in 2001. From world-wide fame to sinful depths, John Forbes Nash Jr. learned all this from his own skin. The mathematical genius, he at the beginning of his career conducted a titanic work in the field of game theory, which turned this section of mathematics and practically brought him international fame.However, just at the same time arrogant and successful women Nash gets a blow to fate, which turns his own life.
Filmed in 2001. “Others” is one of the most interesting films of this genre. Such paintings are really few: it has no lust, dismemberment and other signs of action. He attracts the viewer quite different, namely – a great script, the outcome of which is simply amazing. The scenery and the play of actors erase the illusion that you are watching a movie – it seems that you are with the main characters, trying to “reach out” to the truth.
Life of David Gale.
Filmed in 2002. A respectable intellectual, an ardent opponent of the death penalty in bitter irony of fate, is on death row for the murder of his colleague. A clever drama that justice can fatally make mistakes, and some people in the struggle for an idea will easily cross all boundaries.
The secret window.
Withdrawn in 2004. “Johnny Depp”, “based on the novel by Stephen King” – the key words that should make you look “The Secret Window”, postponing all important and unimportant matters for later.
Lucky number Slevin.
Filmed in 2005. Slevin is not lucky. The house is sealed, the girl went to another … His friend Nick leaves New York and offers Slevin to live in an empty apartment. At this time, a major criminal authority nicknamed Boss wants to settle with his former partner Rabbi for killing his son and in revenge to “order” his heir.
The key of all the doors.
Filmed in 2005. Imagine that you have a key that opens all the doors. It would seem that this gives great opportunities. But would you be afraid to go into every door? The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Filmed in 2005. One day, over the Earth, huge starships of aliens loomed and people announced that their native planet was to be demolished, and in its place a smart interstellar highway would be laid. There is something to laugh at and there is much to think about. After all, in every joke there is some truth. And in every truth there is a joke.
Withdrawn in 2006. Two of the best graduates of the police academy found themselves on opposite sides of the barricade: one of them was a mafia agent in the ranks of law enforcement agencies, the other was a “mole”, introduced into the mafia. Everyone considers it their duty to discover and destroy the enemy, but a constant life in distorted realities changes the inner world of heroes.
Withdrawn in 2006. The film unfolds about a century and a half ago, when the world is full of mysticism, but focus is on tricks. Robert and Alfred are old illusionist friends, but the career of magicians forces them to become their rivals. They break competitions, learn secrets from each other – in general, friends have become enemies. A film for fans of a non-trivial plot and interchanges and for haters of predictability.
Withdrawn in 2006. It’s nice when the film’s name coincides with its main meaning and no translation can spoil it. It seems that humanity is still moving forward and the director and scriptwriter are increasingly scrutinizing the reality of “games with time” and “flying into the future and the past”. In a word, a good action game with elements closer and closer to the reality of fiction.
Filmed in 2007. The dramatic horror of Frank Darabont, who, among other things, shot “The Shawshank Redemption”, is based on the story of Stephen King and differs from the text, perhaps, the most important – the finale. We will not disclose maps – let’s just say that after watching the film, the writer was completely satisfied with his ending. And he even said that this is exactly what happened in the book.
Moon of 2112.
Filmed in 2009. The contract of Sam is coming to an end: he spent three years on the moon, following an automated station for the extraction of rare gas.Three long years, all alone, except for the talking robot HERTI, can change anyone. Two weeks before returning to Earth, Sam meets his replacement.
Filmed in 2009. The district attorney went on a deal with the criminals and freed them from prison. Then a man whose wife and child died at the hands of murderers, decides to take revenge on the prosecutor, making justice on their own. He is caught and imprisoned, but he unexpectedly puts an ultimatum: he will kill without leaving the lattice, if his demands are not met. A funny statement, but soon people really start to die.
Island of the damned.
Filmed in 2009. Two bailiffs are sent to one of the islands in Massachusetts to investigate the disappearance of the clinic patient for insane criminals. During the investigation they will have to face a web of lies, a hurricane and a deadly rebellion of the inhabitants of the clinic. We add only that the ending gives room for imagination – it will be something to discuss with friends.
Photographed in 2010. If you are a lover of a calm, measured, easy movie, then the “Beginning” is not for you, but if you are a true connoisseur of a good movie, if you like to reflect on the plot and want to spend two and a half hours in unremitting tension, and after watching the film at least half an hour to be in prostration and delight, then you must see it.
Photographed in 2012. Extremely confusing futuristic action movie about the future, in which some bandits learned to send into the past disagreeable persons. Like all movies based on time travel, this one has its fragile logic, which, however, it is better not to think about – just look and have fun.
The best offer.
Photographed in 2012. Like most adventurous thrillers, “Best Offer” has a completely standard and straightforward narrative structure. And the viewer, without particularly straining the gyrus, will immediately be able to understand what the essence is. But “Best Offer”, unlike other films of this genre, differs slightly by its trick and how the director deftly confuses the invisible threads of the plot, misleading all those around.