8º – Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott, 1991)Two friends, mistreated by the environment around them, decide to leave everything behind and embark on a journey by car across the country. ‘Thelma & Louise’ brings together several preponderant elements to her success, such as an incredible direction, a concise script and two fabulous actresses, making the film untold in the decade of its release. However, the most assertive point of the whole work is its optimistic atmosphere, raising what the best human being has to offer.
7º – As Good as It Gets (James L. Brooks, 1997)A middle-aged man with obsessive-compulsive disorder and a reprehensible social attitude has his life transformed after forming affective bonds with unlikely individuals. ‘As Good as It Gets’ works with the adaptive power of the human being, showing how we can overcome the most diverse difficulties and achieve a greater degree of satisfaction in the world.
6º – Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)Two young teenagers decide to flee their lives in society and take refuge in a forest. The plot gains substance by dividing into two instances, showing their lives in the forest and the searches of their families and the authorities for them. Belonging to Wes Anderson’s spectacular cinema, “Moonrise Kingdom” is a film that spells out the most enjoyable elements of life, without, however, mitigating eventual existential setbacks. It is impossible to watch this movie and not rejoice at its close.
5º – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Milos Forman, 1975)In the plot, a man claims insanity to escape the prison, being sent to a psychiatric institution. There, the man will have to deal with the figure of a rustic nurse and develop unbreakable bonds of friendship with the local patients. Containing one of the greatest performances in the history of cinema, with a Jack Nicholson at its best, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ goes beyond, exposing an irredeemable plot, making it a true masterpiece.
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