1987, Rated R
When married man Dan (Michael Douglas) meets Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) at a party, his world gets turned upside-down. They begin a relationship that seems like fun at first, but soon things take a disturbing turn. Alex becomes obsessive and hostile, going so far as to disrupt Dan’s life at home with his wife (Anne Archer) and their young daughter (Ellen Latzen). No matter what Dan does, he cannot seem to get Alex to leave him alone. Unfortunately, his efforts may lead to horrifying consequences.
1980, Rated R
Conrad (Timothy Hutton) has a hard time relating to his mother (Mary Tyler Moore) and father (Donald Sutherland) after the accidental death of his older brother. Coping with the tragedy forced Conrad close to suicide and he has since been going to a therapist (Judd Hirsch). As the family tries to reconnect with one another following their loss, they struggle to regain a sense of normalcy. They begin to wonder if normal and ordinary might not be as easy as they look.
~This film won the 1980 Academy Award for Best Picture.
2008, Rated R
Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) is a great kid, but he really wants to be popular. His mother (Hope Davis) becomes disgruntled when he’s kicked out of yet another private school and makes the decision to send her trouble-maker son to public school. While there, Charlie butts heads with some bullies and immediately gets on the bad side of principal Gardner (Robert Downey Jr.). However, through resourcefulness in the form of prescription drugs and therapy sessions, Charlie finds a way to get popularity, the attention of a pretty girl (Kat Dennings), and maybe even a whole lot more trouble than he bargained for…
2000, Rated R
Harry Goldfarb (Jared Leto) spends most of time getting high with his friend, Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) and his girlfriend, Marion (Jennifer Connelly). For the most part, Harry acts as though their lifestyle is a harmless one, but he becomes concerned when his mother (Ellen Burstyn) is prescribed diet pills by her doctor. Her son’s words of warning are scoffed by Sara, who is trying to lose weight for a possible TV appearance.
As Harry and Tyrone resort to desperate measures for drug money, Marion finds her relationship with Harry in a dark corner and Sara takes more pills for their pep-inducing side effects. The four soon find themselves struggling to control addictions that may actually be controlling them.
1994, Rated PG-13
Meet Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks); sitting on a bench, waiting for a bus, he has quite an interesting story to tell. Diagnosed with a low-IQ at a young age, Forrest recounts how his mother (Sally Field) raised him with the knowledge that he was no different than anyone else.
Between football, ping-pong, the war in Vietnam, and a slew of famous figures, Forrest has seen it all. But nothing in this whole world has meant more to him than a woman named Jenny (Robin Wright). With her advice, and the reluctant friendship of his Lieutenant (Gary Sinise), Forrest takes simplicity and sincerity with him wherever he goes.
~This film won the 1994 Academy Award for Best Picture
After discovering the infidelity of his wife, Pat (Bradley Cooper) is hospitalized for Bipolar Disorder. Upon his release, he decides to win back the affection of his wife, Nikki (Brea Bee). Instead, Pat finds himself hounded by a neighbor, Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), who eventually convinces Pat that a friendship with her is the most beneficial way to get Nikki back into his life.
Between dealing with his father’s (Robert De Niro) superstitions about football and appeasing Tiffany by being her partner in a dance competition, Pat finds himself sorting through his mental illness with many unusual, unexpected results.
1991, Rated R
FBI cadet Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) is asked to help interrogate a notorious killer, Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins); Lecter supposedly has information on another killer, Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine), who is still at large. Though Lecter proves uncooperative with other agents and doesn’t even like his psychiatrist, Dr. Chilton (Anthony Heald), he quickly builds a report with Clarice.
When Clarice makes headway with Hannibal, Buffalo Bill kidnaps the daughter of a Senator, so the cadet is forced to change tactics.
As Clarice and her boss, Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) draw nearer to catching Buffalo Bill, Hannibal Lecter grows more manipulative and pulls further away from the watchful eyes of the law.
~This film won the 1991 Academy Award for Best Picture