6 Genius Movies With an Ensemble Cast

Wednesday, January 11 by Joseph Gibson

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<p>Hollywood loves a good movie star, but sometimes the most satisfying films feature an expansive group of <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/actors/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>actors</a>, rather than one flashy lead performance. “Ensemble casts,” they’re called, and they’ve been at the forefront of many a classic film. Here are six of the <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/best-movies/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>best movies</a> with ensemble casts.</p>
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You might not think a movie set almost entirely in a jury room would be so exciting, but when the twelve dudes of the titles are twelve of the best actors of their generation, and the guy behind the camera is a never-better Sidney Lumet, you have no reason to be surprised. This is a textbook definition of a terrific ensemble—there’s not a weak link in the chain, and the audience gets to see them interact with each other in many different permutations.