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Best Modern Movies

  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane (PG, 1941)

    Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane, Dorothy Comingore, Ray Collins
    This is the labyrinthine study of the life of a newspaper tycoon.
    • fb788904477
      fb788904477: . Had to watch it twice to fully comprehend just how good it is. Incredible how modern such an old movie is. The cinematography, the way Welles gets every character in the shot in
      Reviewed 15 days days ago
    • rusbond
      rusbond: . For modern viewer it might not be.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • her69eyes
      her69eyes: ilms in cinema history - not only an extreme innovator for it's time, but still rather unrivaled in modern film. While there's films I hold more dearly to my heart than this picture, it goes without s
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • The Artist

    The Artist (PG-13, 2011)

    Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller
    Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talki... read morees will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. The Artist tells the story of their interlinked destinies. -- (C) Weinstein
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      fb705387790: . Bejo is great, if a little modern in her look to compare to the female stars of the silent era. But her chemistry with Dujardin
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
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      fb1145505878: . It was a really fun movie, but not revolutionary. It probably won the Oscar because the only modern aspect was the actors.
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • TsGmatt13
      TsGmatt13: The Artist is a touching way of displaying what used to be modern films. It was necessary for it to be black and white and silent.
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
  • Moulin Rouge!

    Moulin Rouge! (PG-13, 2001)

    Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh
    The third film from pop-music-obsessed director Baz Luhrmann tweaks the conventions of the musical g... read moreenre by mixing a period romance with anachronistic dialogue and songs in the style of his previous Romeo+Juliet (1996). Ewan McGregor stars as Christian, who leaves behind his bourgeois father during the French belle époque of the late 1890s to seek his fortunes in the bohemian underworld of Montmartre, Paris. Christian meets the absinthe- and alcohol-addicted artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (John Leguizamo), who introduces him to a world of sex, drugs, music, theater, and the scandalous dance known as the cancan, all at the Moulin Rouge, a decadent dance hall, brothel, and theater that's the brainchild of Harold Zidler (Jim Broadbent). Christian also meets and falls into a tragically doomed romance with the courtesan Satine (Nicole Kidman), who becomes the star of the play he's writing, which parallels the couple's romance and utilizes rock music from a century later, including songs by Nirvana, Madonna, the Beatles, and Queen, among others. Loosely based on the opera Orpheus in the Underworld, Moulin Rouge was shown in competition at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
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      fb512455478: Great take on a modern musical, with awesome set pieces, frivolous costumes, colourful characters, spot on musical c
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • fb1039097071
      fb1039097071: A modern masterpiece. Fantastic casting of Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor; whoever thought they coul
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1526363679
      fb1526363679: . Ewan McGregor is admittingly one of my favorite modern actors, I mean I love him in almost all his performances and he was one of the reasons The Is
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • American Beauty

    American Beauty (R, 1999)

    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari
    A biting, penetrating and often humorous take on contemporary life in suburban America, Lester Burnh... read moream becomes intrigued by a young girl named Angela, and this fascination sparks him to make some major changes in his life. He relishes these changes, much to the exasperation of his wife Carolyn.
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      fb1329544908:"ohh.....k........" moments here and there but I bypassed them with no problem. Shows a more modern, stereotypical American family which has a lot of "issues" of there own that extend into thei
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb692340378: . Like what it asks about our modern view of "beauty" and what is acceptable behavior. Spacey is great in this one.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fiftyninesound1
      fiftyninesound1: . The ending is painful, but the film is a modern masterpiece.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • A Knight's Tale

    A Knight's Tale (PG-13, 2001)

    Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon
    This crowd-pleasing medieval adventure tale is very loosely inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer's The Cante... read morerbury Tales and mixes the anachronistic elements of modern-day rock music and colloquialisms with a period setting and characters. Heath Ledger stars as William Thatcher, a low-born 14th century squire who, in a fit of inspired spontaneity, replaces his deceased employer as the competitor at a jousting competition. Jousting is a pastime only permitted to knights, who are of noble birth, but Thatcher wins and decides to continue his new pursuits. With the help of his two fellow squire friends Wat and Roland (Alan Tudyk and Mark Addy) and none other than the gambling-addicted Geoffrey Chaucer (Paul Bettany), Thatcher has soon adopted a false identity and is winning one joust after another on his way to a championship in London. His victories inspire the affection of a female fan, Jocelyn (Shannyn Sossamon), and the ire of a competitor, Count Adehmar (Rufus Sewell), but Thatcher's ruse is threatened with exposure. A Knight's Tale is the sophomore directorial effort of acclaimed screenwriter Brian Helgeland, who won an Oscar for his work on L.A. Confidential (1997) and debuted behind the camera with the troubled production of Payback (1999). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
    • corinnaosei
      corinnaosei: This film probably has the best soundtrack ever for a film that is supposed to be set in modern time. This is the funniest and intriguing medieval film that I have watched
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • fb614682813
      fb614682813: . A modern classic.
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
    • fb1417126923
      fb1417126923: . The juxtaposition of modern and olde world works surprisingly well.
      Reviewed 15 months days ago