Best Gorgeous Movies

  • Atonement

    Atonement (R, 2007)

    James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave
    In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privile... read morege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. Cecilia, he hopes, has comparable feelings; all it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony--who has a crush on Robbie--is compelled to interfere, going so far as accusing Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but he is arrested--and with Briony bearing false witness, the course of three lives is changed forever. Briony continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement and to an understanding of the power of enduring love.
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      fb1008742212: .
      In an equally passionate performance, the gorgeous Keira Knightly presents a good level of heart to her character, as well as charm and sophis
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
    • svenskfiolspel
      svenskfiolspel: n, it's very easy for people to think it is one because "Hey, it's Keira Knigtley, and she looks so gorgeous in that green dress, and it's like this really tragic love story and James McAvoy's blue ey
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • karioga23
      karioga23: . it's beautifully made just gorgeous especially the settings and music and characters everybody did such a great job. Then there
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • The Fountain

    The Fountain (PG-13, 2006)

    Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, Stephen McHattie
    Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky switches gears from drug-induced urban malaise to abst... read moreract science fiction with this time-tripping symbolic tale of a man's thousand-year quest to save the woman he loves. Moving between representational stories and images, this meditation on life and death focuses on the concept of the mythical Tree of Life that is said to bestow immortality to all who drink of its sap. In one of the film's allegorical timelines, a 16th century Spanish conquistador played by Hugh Jackman sets out to find the tree in order to save his queen (Rachel Weisz) from the Inquisition. Another conceptual story finds Jackman centuries later, struggling with mortality as a modern-day scientist desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. The third and most abstract concept finds Jackman as a different incarnation of the same character-idea, this time questing for eternal life within the confines of a floating sphere transporting the aged Tree of Life through the depths of space. Even more avant-garde than his breakthrough film Pi, The Fountain finds Aronofsky almost completely abandoning conventional story structure in favor of something more cinematically abstract. Though the film was originally slapped with an R by the MPAA, Aronofsky and co. re-edited it to conform to a PG-13 rating. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
  • Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette (PG-13, 2006)

    Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, Rip Torn, Rose Byrne
    Biopic of the beautiful Queen of France who became a symbol for the wanton extravagance of the 18th ... read morecentury monarchy, and was stripped of her riches and finery, imprisoned and beheaded by her own subjects during the French Revolution that began in 1789.
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      fb68600877: Absolutely gorgeous, but still kind of vacuous in the way that all of Sofia Coppola's movies are. There's parts
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
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      fb688767753: The modern music bugs me but the costuming, props and settings are as gorgeous and yummy as a pink coconut bon bon. ;p
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
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      fb732258519: . Clashing pulsing, modern rock music with gorgeous period set pieces and costumes, Coppola's film makes Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst) a tro
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Hero

    Hero (PG-13, 2004)

    Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, Chen Daoming, Ziyi Zhang, Donnie Yen
    In a distant war torn land, a ruthless emperor is rising to power with an iron fist and massive armi... read morees. To control everything, he will stop at nothing. A fearless warrior, Nameless, goes on a mission of revenge, against the emperor, for the massacre of his people.
    • SunilJawahir
      SunilJawahir: Gorgeous. I saw this in theatres twice and it's just wonderful.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • StewartMc
      StewartMc: Gorgeous to look at and some awesome action sequences.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • FRUiTSpunch15
      FRUiTSpunch15: Gorgeous epic, laced with Zhang Yimou's signature lush color cinematography.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • House of Flying Daggers

    House of Flying Daggers (PG-13, 2004)

    Takeshi Kaneshiro, Ziyi Zhang, Andy Lau, Song Dandan, Anita Mui
    Chinese director Zhang Yimou fuses a martial arts action-drama with a tragic romance in this elegant... read more period piece. In the year 859 A.D., as the Tang dynasty is beset by rebellion, Leo (Andy Lau) and Jin (Takeshi Kaneshiro) are a pair of lawmen who have been given the task of ferreting out the leaders of a revolutionary faction known as the Flying Daggers. Working on a tip that members of the group are working out of a brothel called the Peony Pavilion, Jin arrives there in disguise and is introduced to a beautiful blind dancer named Mei (Zhang Ziyi). After watching Mei's performance following several drinks, Jin drunkenly attempts to have his way with her, and Leo is forced to intervene. After gaining Mei's trust in a game of skill, Leo arrests her and informs her that she'll be tortured if she doesn't tell all she knows about the Flying Daggers. Jin responds by helping Mei break out of prison, but he has an ulterior motive -- by following her, Leo and Jin are certain she'll lead them to the Flying Daggers. However, as he helps the blind girl find her way back home, Jin finds himself falling in love with Mei, and isn't certain if he's willing to betray her again. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • lewiskendell
      lewiskendell: . It's not quite as stunningly gorgeous and technically impressive as Hero (though it's still a visual treat to watch), and neither
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • nedpayne
      nedpayne: . The story is only reasonable, but the gorgeous visuals more than make up for it.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
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      fb1373682279: A visual cinamatic journey! beautiful sound and costumes. Gorgeous choreography in the dance and fi
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (PG-13, 2001)

    Chow Yun Fat, Zhang Zi-Yi, Michelle Yeoh, Chang Zheng, Zheng Pei-Pei
    Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee took a break from making Western period dramas to fashion this wild and ... read morewoolly martial arts spectacular featuring special effects and action sequences courtesy of the choreographer of The Matrix (1999), Yuen Woo Ping. In the early 19th century, martial arts master Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-Fat) is about to retire and enter a life of meditation, though he quietly longs to avenge the death of his master, who was killed by Jade Fox (Cheng Pei-pei). He gives his sword, a fabled 400-year-old weapon known as Green Destiny, to his friend, fellow martial arts wizard and secret love Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh), so that she may deliver it to Sir Te (Sihung Lung). Upon arrival in Peking, Yu happens upon Jen (Zhang Ziyi), a vivacious, willful politician's daughter. That night, a mysterious masked thief swipes Green Destiny, with Yu in hot pursuit -- resulting in the first of several martial arts action set pieces during the film. Li arrives in Beijing and eventually discovers that Jen is not only the masked thief but is also in cahoots with the evil Jade. In spite of this, Li sees great talent in Jen as a fighter and offers to school her in the finer points of martial arts and selflessness, an offer that Jen promptly rebukes. This film was first screened to much acclaim at the 2000 Cannes, Toronto, and New York film festivals and became a favorite when Academy Awards nominations were announced in 2001: Tiger snagged ten nods and later secured four wins for Best Cinematography, Score, Art Direction, and Foreign Language Film. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
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      fb678329126: . It's so gorgeous and the acting is remarkable.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • kariann1971
      kariann1971: Gorgeous film making and incredible aerial fight scenes. Breathtaking. A must-see movie.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • quoththeravennevermore
      quoththeravennevermore: Gorgeous film. The music by Tan Dun is breathtaking. Everything-the wardrobe, the architecture, the
      Reviewed 5 years days ago