10 Great Willem Dafoe Movies

3º – Mississippi Burning (Alan Parker, 1988)Allocated in the mid-1960s, the film brings the investigation of two FBI agents in Mississippi after a black activist disappeared in a possible crime involving racism. A masterpiece of investigative and suspenseful cinema, ‘Mississippi Burning’ is harsh in its unfolding, bringing difficult discussions about a destructive arc of the social apparatus. The film gains even more quality with the duo of actors who command the central characters, with presence of Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe.

 

2º – Platoon (Oliver Stone, 1986)Told through the eyes of a young Vietnam War recruit, the film gains its substance by showing the exacerbated journey of a group from the U.S. army. Showing a destructive compendium of humanity, ‘Platoon’ is powerful and disturbing in its unleashing of scenes. A film that leveraged the career of director Oliver Stone, guiding himself as one of the greatest of the sub-genre war.

 

1º – The Lighthouse (Robert Eggers, 2019)Two men who take care of an isolated lighthouse spend extreme moments on the spot, awakening a series of events that challenge human understanding. Simply fabulous terror, ‘The Lighthouse’ escapes the common sense of the horror genre, using the figure of madness and isolation as driving forces for everything we see hatching on screen. A film that borders on the nickname of a masterpiece.