7º – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Milos Forman, 1975)Trying to escape from prison, a man claims insanity and ends up in a psychiatric institution. There, he will learn more about himself, realize that his stay at the place would be more difficult than he thought and change the daily lives of other patients. Despite the good cast, it is Jack Nicholson who stands out, having the performance of his life, as well as one of the best ever seen in the seventh art.
6º – Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy, 2014)An unemployed man finds a job as an amateur cameraman for a television station. As he begins to carry out his new routines of work, the man finds himself increasingly obsessed with the meanders of the images he captures, breaking with the moral constructions of the past. The Vulture is untouchable from the first to the last scene, exposing the viewer to a powerful and irresistible plot. Here, the theme of this list is part of the central character, who, faced with a new reality, only finds calm in his life when he reaches higher and higher levels of the work he has decided to do.
5º – Network (Sidney Lumet, 1976)A veteran presenter of an American television channel suffers an exacerbated break with the standards ruled in his life, deciding to use his space in the media to distill extreme scores on his social siege, soon becoming a big celebrity for it. A masterpiece of the 1970s, ‘Network of Intrigues’ is impeccable from the first to the last scene, bringing to the viewer an intelligent plot that “hammers” several of the untouchable concepts of a traditional society.
4º – In the Name of the Father (Jim Sheridan, 1993)A young man is coerced by the authorities to admit participation in an IRA attack in the city where he lives after suffering several physical and psychological tortures, resulting in the imprisonment of him and his father. In the Name of the Father’ is a film that demands a lot from its spectator, showing an emotionally heavy plot. The film also gives us the opportunity to see one of the most powerful performances of the 1990s.
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