My Favorite 50 Movies – #7

21 03 2008

Title: The Silence of the Lambs – 1991

Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Anthony Heald

Director: Jonathan Demme

Plot: A deranged serial killer by the name of Buffalo Bill has been killing and mutilating young women and only one person has the keys to solving his identity: the psychologist-turned-serial-killer, Dr. Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lector.

Why it belongs on this list:

  • The best of the serial killer genre
  • Spawned a sequel and two prequels
  • Won the “Big Five” Academy Awards:
  • Best Actor – Anthony Hopkins
  • Best Actress – Jodie Foster
  • Best Director – Jonathan Demme
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – Ted Tally
  • Best Picture
  • Hopkins and Foster solidify themselves as one of the greatest on-screen duos
  • Crazy, intense thriller

Watch this clip: Interactions between Agent Starling and Dr. Lector

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