The Prestige (2006) - The rivalry between two magicians is exacerbated when one of them performs the ultimate illusion.
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - As Luke trains with Master Yoda to become a Jedi Knight, his friends evade the Imperial fleet under the command of Darth Vader who is obsessed with turning Skywalker to the Dark Side of the Force.
The Dark Knight (2008) - When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level.
The Lives of Others (2006) - In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
Bicycle Thieves (1948) - A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle which is vital for his job.
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) - When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
A ballet dancer wins the lead in “Swan Lake” and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan – Princess Odette – but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
This review is part of my IMDB Top 250 Films project and has been kindly done by Tom, please be sure to check out his site and read on for his excellent review.
12 Angry Men (1957) - A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.
This review is part of my IMDB Top 250 Films project and has been kindly done by Todd, please be sure to check out his site and read on for his excellent review.
Roman Holiday (1953) - A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.
This review is part of my IMDB Top 250 Films project and has been kindly done by Mark from Three Rows Back, please be sure to check out his site and read on for his excellent review.
Life of Brian (1979) - Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.