Best Debut Movies

  • 8 Mile

    8 Mile (R, 2002)

    Eminem, Eugene Byrd, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer, Kim Basinger
    No matter whom we are, no matter where we live, we're all bound by borders. Many of us are content t... read moreo live within these borders--others are simply forced to exist within them. But some of us need to break out, burst through, even if what is on the other side is both frightening and unknown. From this comes the tale of one young man's dilemma as he navigates his way through his colliding worlds. Set against Detroit's hip-hop scene in 1995, the story centers on Jimmy Smith Jr., a young white rapper, who struggles to find his voice. The people of Detroit know '8 Mile' as the city limit or a border. It is also a psychological dividing line that separates Jimmy from where and who he wants to be, as he struggles to find the strength and courage to transcend his boundaries.
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      fb1655603503: A surprising big screen debut for Marshall Mathers.
      Reviewed 22 months days ago
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      fb100000925598504: Eminem's movie debut strives to liven the lessons in standing up for yourself and achieving your dreams, no matter
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
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      fb1212219965: B- rabbit owns the mic, in this play yourself screen debut!
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Following

    Following (R, 1999)

    Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell, John Nolan, Jennifer Angel
    Following is a wickedly clever story of how a young man's obsession with following people leads him ... read moreinto a dark underworld. Bill, the unlikely hero, is a marginalized but intriguing Everyman who follows strangers at random on the street. When Cobb, a man Bill has been following, catches him in the act, Bill is drawn into Cobb's world of breaking into flats and prying into the personal lives of their victims. In Cobb, Bill finds a strange companion, part mentor, part confessor and part evil twin. With an ingenious structure that involves flashforwards and doubling back, the film tests our knowledge and understanding just as the protagonist is being duped into an elaborate triple-cross. This first feature heralds in Christopher Nolan a promising new talent to the indie film scene.
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      devinhughes1: One of the best debut movies in director history. Classic Chris Nolan. Beautiful use of changed scene order and stor
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
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      fb3110182: Christopher Nolan's feature film debut is exactly what you would expect - just on a much smaller scale than his more recent works.
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
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      fb502394825: .). I liked it, nothing amazing but fun nonetheless. Like all of the greats, Nolan's debut explores interesting themes through thoughtful analysis and careful crafting. 70 min made unde
      Reviewed 14 months days ago