7º – Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino, 1997)In the plot, a stewardess finds herself in an unpleasant situation when she is caught defrauding the law, having to deal with the authorities and criminals. Quentin Tarantino’s work on this list, ‘Jackie Brown’ is the director’s least known film, but it’s worth every minute invested by the spectator. We will have here the traditional fragmentation of Tarantino into several characters, bringing impeccable constructions of motivations for the events of the story.
6º – Secret Beyond the Door (Fritz Lang, 1947)After the death of her brother, a young woman decides to take a trip with a friend. In the middle of this trip, she will meet and fall in love with a mysterious man, marrying him shortly afterwards. However, not everything is as she expected, and the man’s past and his strange hobbies will put her life in danger. Directed by Fritz Lang, ‘Secret Beyond the Door’ elevates an aura of irresistible mystery, choosing to follow a poetic narrative line in the figure of his central character that gives more weight to the tangle of scenes. A great option for cinema in the 1940s.
5º – One, Two, Three (Billy Wilder, 1961)In East Germany, in the middle of the Cold War, a Coca-Cola executive is entrusted with the task of caring for the daughter of an important businessman. The plot gains its rhythm when the man discovers that it is impossible to keep the subject’s daughter under control, leading to a series of confusions for him. Very dynamic, ‘One, Two, Three’ doesn’t get to the feet of Billy Wilder’s greatest films, but, even so, it ends up making an excellent comedy.
4º – Crisis (Ingmar Bergman, 1946)A young woman has her life completely changed when her birth mother decides to visit her. Belonging to the beginning of the career of the legendary Ingmar Bergman, ‘Crisis’ is an honest film in its onslaughts. Here, the figure of a small town transposes the eventual dramas faced by the characters, always erupting conceptually as an instance that limits the lives of various individuals.
Continued on Next Page