Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Nicholas Pileggi
Starring: Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci
Description: The Oscar winning bio/crime/drama that follows mob member Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) and his associates (Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci) from the time period 1955-1980. This is some of the best work from Martin Scorsese, and without a doubt the best mafia film since The Godfather. Misguided loyalty, greed, murder and it’s all based on a true story.
Rating: 9.5 / 10
Other noteable cast: Paul Sorvino, Frank Vincent, Mike Starr
Favorite quote: “Paulie may have moved slow, but it was only because Paulie didn’t have to move for anybody.”
Recommended audience: 18+
Director: Petter Næss
Writer: Ole Meldgaard, Dave Mango
Starring: Florian Lukas, Stig Hoff, David Kross, Lachlan Nieboer, Rupert Grint
Description: Bio/drama/history about a group of German and British aircraft pilots who shot eachother down during WW2. Both sides surviving their crash, they are stuck taking shelter in the same cabin during a cold Norwegian winter. The movie is based on a real event, and it provides insight to how things were during WW2. Realistic, tense, interesting and mind-opening.
Rating: 7.1 / 10
Other noteable cast: N/A
Favorite quote: “Food rule number one: If it’s full of vitamins, it tastes like shit.”
Recommended audience: 13+
Director: Adam Mckay
Writer: Charles Randolph, Adam Mckay
Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt
Description: Oscar winning bio/drama/comedy about the housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s. This movie managed to make economy fun and understandable. Brilliant cast, funny, unique and educational.
Rating: 7.7 / 10
Other noteable cast: Tracy Letts
Favorite quote: “Truth is like poetry, and most people fucking hate poetry.”
Recommended audience: 20+