Best Heavy Movies

  • Revolutionary Road

    Revolutionary Road (R, 2008)

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn
    Titanic shipmates Kathy Bates, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kate Winslet step onboard for director Sam Men... read moredes' tale of suburban malaise in 1950s-era Connecticut. Adapted from the classic 1961 novel by author Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road tells the tale of a young Connecticut couple whose once-idealistic relationship steadily deteriorates into a ceaseless cycle of petty jealousy and bickering as they strive to retain their independence in the conformity-obsessed world of picket fences and perfectly manicured lawns. Ever since they first met, Frank (DiCaprio) and April (Winslet) saw themselves as special and different. They strive to form their relationship around higher ideals, though upon moving into their new home on Revolutionary Road, the defiant couple pledges never to be confined by the social conventions of the era. As time passes, however, Frank and April gradually become the very thing that they both feared most -- a typical suburban family complete with abandoned dreams and faded hopes. Frank loses his nerve after taking a comfortable job with a reliable salary, and April morphs into an unsatisfied homemaker desperate for passion and excitement. But April's independent spirit hasn't been suffocated just yet, and when she hatches a plan to head for Paris, her need to escape at all costs stands in direct contrast to Frank's desire to hold on to what they already have. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • musapuff
      musapuff: This film deals with a heavy subject matter, however, it's the brutal reality. The story portrayed real life dilemmas. I ca
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • Azhure
      Azhure: I just wanted to see these two together again and wow, the chemistry is still there. Heavy plot and
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • HappyHerb
      HappyHerb: It's potential for a great film was lost by some heavy handed direction, a so-so script, curious acting choices, lack of character development, and a
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Volver

    Volver (R, 2006)

    Penelope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo
    Set in Spain, this is a generational story of three women: a good mother who is desperately in love ... read morewith a man who is far from being a saint; a young mother carrying a hard life upon her shoulders; and an illegal hairdresser whose shop is the meeting point for all the neighborhood gossips.