What I thought was going to be another hard week for me, turned out to be an easy challenge. Three movies where our main character is motivated by a disappearance, simple as that. Two movies I picked have the same director, and the third one has a similar theme to the other. They are all crime-related, obviously, and I love crime-movies and shows, which is why I like all these movies a lot.
So, how many of you picked this one? Filled with great performances and a thrilling plot, Gone Girl is about a disappearance of a woman who everyone thinks to be murdered by her husband. It’s really good. Up on watching it the first time, I think I didn’t fully appreciate it, but over the years I’ve come to love it more. It’s not my favourite by Fincher, but it’s still a good one, subtle and very Fincher like.
You knew this one was going to be listed as well – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Our main character is sent out to search for a woman who has been missing for 40 years, and he gets help from a young hacker. Again, same praise I gave for Gone Girl, great performances and Fincher nails the tone of the movie perfectly. I’ve read the book, which is why I think the ending wasn’t as thrilling for me as I would have liked, but compared to the Swedish movie, in my opinion, a lot better.
Martin Scorsese is a director who I don’t name as my favourite but he has actually made quite a lot of movies that appeal to me, Shutter Island included. Featuring another set of great performances, it’s about an investigative team set out to search the hospital of criminally insane for a missing patient. It’s not only a visually stunning film, it’s also haunting and it has one of the greatest open endings to a movie I’ve seen.
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