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Requiem for a Dream
Darren Aronofsky made his name with this gut-churning look at four people drowning in their addictions. Featuring memorable performances from Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans, Requiem for a Dream goes to some seriously dark places as it makes drug use look as unglamorous as possible.
Glengarry Glen Ross
The 1992 film adaptation of David Mamet‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about desperate real estate salesmen is a cult classic thanks to its razor-sharp dialogue and incredible ensemble cast. Everyone remembers the epic demotivational speech from Alec Baldwin, but the scenes with Al Pacino blowing up and Jack Lemmon breaking down are just as brilliant.
Swimming With Sharks
In one of the greatest “horrible boss” characters in movie history, Kevin Spacey plays movie producer Buddy Ackerman, who seems to take great joy in verbally abusing his assistant, Guy (played by Frank Whaley). When Buddy fires Guy, Guy gets his revenge by kidnapping and torturing Buddy. It’s like Office Space meets Saw! And then things get really twisted, but we won’t spoil it for you.
Terrence Stamp is as badass as they come in this underrated 1999 gem from Steven Soderbergh. Stamp plays Wilson, a British career criminal who comes to Los Angeles to investigate his daughter’s mysterious death. To learn the truth, he’ll have to shake it out of some dangerous drug-runners. Luckily, he’s comfortable with that sort of thing.
If you’ve ever dreamed of moving to New York to seek your fortune as an artist, watch this movie first. A loving tribute to the Chelsea Hotel, Chelsea Walls is a shambling and sentimental look at one day in the life of the New York bohemian landmark, and all of the miniature dramas played out by its residents. The 2002 film was directed by Ethan Hawke, and features a cast that includes Kris Kristofferson, Uma Thurman, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Rosario Dawson.
The Brothers Bloom
Director Rian Johnson has drawn acclaim for his oddball neo-noir debut Brick, his oddball time-travel thriller Looper, and for directing one of the greatest episodes of television ever. (He’s also slated to direct Star Wars: Episode VIII. Get psyched.) Johnson is clearly at his best when he has a quirky concept and some dynamite actors, as in this 2008 caper about two con-artist brothers — played by Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo — who reunite for one legendary score.