Discover the 7 best films available on the platform! On the program of prisoner drama, a masked hero, a frenzied western, an unequaled peplum, sought-after science fiction and Japanese animation at its peak.
Please note: this ranking is based on the ratings of AlloCiné internet users. Only films with at least 500 votes were taken into account in this top.
1- The Green Line
Directed by Frank Darabont, with Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse
Adapted from Stephen King’s novel, The Green Line is a dark and fantastical film, featuring the memoirs of Paul Edgecomb, former head warden of Cold Mountain Penitentiary, a dark and hopeless place where convicts live their lives. last moments.
At the heart of his memories, the case of John Coffey, a sweet, strange and giant Black prisoner with the soul of a child condemned to death for the rape and murder of two little girls. Directed by Frank Darabont, Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan form an unforgettable magical and tragic duo. Both brutal and moving, a real plea against the death penalty and criticism of the racist and unjust treatment of blacks in prison, La Ligne verte is an experience from which, like its protagonists, we do not come out unscathed.
2- The Escapees
Directed by Frank Darabont, with Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman and Bob Gunton
Considered unanimously as one of the best films of all time, Les Evadés is Frank Darabont’s first feature film. Adapted from a novel by Stephen King, it depicts the life in prison of Andy Dufresne, a young banker claiming his innocence, sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover.
Incarcerated in the harsh Shawshank Penitentiary, he tries to give hope to his companions. Among them, “Red”, a disillusioned black prisoner, imprisoned for twenty years, to whom the narration of the film belongs. Criticism of the inhuman treatment of prisoners, and a real breathless thriller, The Escapees is also the story of a great friendship surviving within a ruthless prison world, brought to the screen by the excellent Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.
3- The Dark Knight
Directed by Christopher Nolan, with Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart
The second part of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, The Dark Knight ranks in the pantheon of the most cult and acclaimed superhero films for its audacity, its unbearable suspense and its crazy action scenes. It is in a heavy atmosphere and a dark and realistic political context that a criticized Batman evolves, plagued by doubts.
Faced with the mysterious black knight, it’s the most deranged and unpredictable villain of pop culture who imposes himself… until he steals the show! Embodied by an inhabited Heath Ledger, the mythical Joker comes to life. Frighteningly iconic, the Oscar-winning actor’s performance, sadly posthumously, remains unforgettable. And that’s where all the power of the film comes from.
4- Django Unchained
Directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio
Brutal and quirky Western directed by a Quentin Tarantino in all its crazy splendor, Django Unchained tells the quest of Dr. King Schultz, a German bounty hunter in search of the murderers and Brittle brothers. Acquiring Django, a slave whose help is essential to him, he promises him freedom once the case is over.
For his part, Django also has a goal in mind: to find his wife from whom he was separated because of the slave trade. Violent and aesthetically surprising, the film, awarded at the Oscars, connects heavy and comical scenes with harshness and humor: a disarming contrast which is its strength. Another of its strengths: its prestigious cast with breathtaking performances.
Directed by Ridley Scott, with Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix and Connie Nielsen
Everything collapses for the Roman general Maximus, designated successor of the emperor Marc Aurelius, when the latter is assassinated by his son, the terrible Commodus. Surviving this betrayal, Maximus however loses his family there before being reduced to slavery and forced to become a gladiator.
A story of moving and epic revenge, Gladiator is an unequaled peplum, a true phenomenon of the 2000s, which marked the world of cinema with its authenticity and splendor. A commercial and critical success, he then won no less than five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Russell Crowe, who here plays the role of his life, opposite a Joaquin Phoenix in a brilliant role of cruelty.
Directed by Christopher Nolan, with Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine
Bold and grand, Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of astronauts crossing a newly discovered rift in space-time to explore a new galaxy in search of a habitable planet to save humanity.
But don’t be fooled by appearances: if its synopsis seems rather clear, Interstellar has everything from the most complex and researched masterpiece of science fiction, born from the mad genius of a passionate Christopher Nolan. A film that we will constantly question and theorize and which leaves its spectator both perplexed and fascinated. With its breathtaking cinematography, Interstellar is a true experience through space and time: a journey to experience, absolutely.
7- Your Name
Directed by Makoto Shinkai, with the voices of Yoann Borg, Ryûnosuke Kamiki and Alice Orsat
Directed by Makoto Shinkai, Your Name is a Japanese animated film that tells the incredible and intertwined adventure of Mitsuha and Taki. The first is a teenager dreaming of leaving her native traditions and mountains to discover Tokyo. The second is a high school student living in Tokyo strangely dreaming of a life of traditions in the mountains.
Their life changes when they discover that their dreams are not just dreams and that they literally switch bodies on a regular basis. A strange relationship is then born between these foreign characters with a linked destiny. Mysterious, inventive and visually stunning, Your Name is an emotional slap in the face that’s sure to make you laugh, smile and cry.
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