What comes to mind when you think of the suburbs? Most of us imagine average people living their quiet, mundane lives without much interference or emotion. But what if there was more to it than meets the eye? Filmmakers like David Lynch are known for opening the curtain on a small American town to reveal the dark belly that lurks beneath the surface. You can count on the movies on this list to take that concept to the extreme.
10.A Simple Favor
The 2018 crime / black comedy thriller was directed by Paul Feig and centers on a single mother, Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), who lives in Connecticut. Stephanie meets and befriends Emily (Blake Lively), a successful public relations director for a fashion company, a carefree but mysterious woman whose life couldn’t be more different. Emily lives in an ultra-modern home in an upper-class neighborhood with her husband, an acclaimed writer who now works as a college professor, and their son.
De la nada, Emily desaparece y Stephanie se queda para juntar las piezas. Lo que comienza como un misterio se convierte en una historia retorcida de asesinato, traición y venganza a medida que se revelan secretos que conducen a una interminable espiral de mentiras y engaños.
Cory Finley’s directorial debut in 2018 begins with childhood friends Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) as they reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years apart. Lily is now a polished upper-class teenager, while Amanda is an outcast at the opposite end of the social spectrum. Lily is hired by Amanda’s mother for her tutoring. Amanda quickly recognizes that this arrangement is little more than Mom paying for her daughter to have a friend. Lily denies getting paid, but the interactions between the two girls are awkward as they no longer have anything in common. However, before long, the couple bond over Lily’s hatred of her stepfather. Amanda, an emotionless sociopath, hatches a plan to assassinate him. Sad fact: Thoroughbred was the last film for Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin, 27, who died of a freak accident shortly after filming ended.
Esta película de terror de 2018 fue escrita y dirigida por Jordan Peele. Sigue a Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) y su novia, Rose (Allison Williams), quienes van a una escapada de fin de semana al norte del estado de Nueva York para conocer a su familia. Lo que parece, al principio, ser un escenario promedio de conocer a los padres pronto se vuelve perturbador cuando una serie de eventos comienzan a desarrollarse que dejan a Chris preguntándose si saldrá vivo de allí o no. coincidir con Samuel L. Jackson sobre si era o no “lo suficientemente negro” para interpretar este papel.
David Lynch’s 1986 dissection of the American middle class set the tone for a deeper exploration of everyday suburban life in the years to come. After his father suffers a stroke, college student Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) returns home to North Carolina. On the way back from a visit to the hospital, Jeffrey discovers a severed human ear in a field. Jeffrey takes the ear to a police station where he meets the detective’s daughter, Sandy (Laura Dern), a girl he once knew who tells him that she thinks the ear might have something to do with a lounge singer named Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini).
Jeffrey and Sandy team up to solve the mystery behind the ear. However, the clues lead them to the dark and twisted world of a depraved psychopath named Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper), and they quickly realize that they are over their heads. An ironic fact: Hopper was sober and fresh off a stint in rehab when he played this deranged, drug-crazy character.
This 1990s gothic fantasy romance is perhaps one of Tim Burton’s most notable films. A scientist drops dead suddenly before he can complete his latest creation, an artificial man, who is unfinished and with scissor blades instead of hands. The man, Edward (Johnny Depp), now resides alone in a mansion that belongs to the late scientist. . until one day he is visited by Peg (Diane West), a local Avon friend. Peg brings Edward from the mansion and takes him to his suburban town.
Edward is seen as a novelty and an outcast around town. His new life becomes even more complicated when he falls in love with Peg’s daughter Kim (Winona Ryder), and an accident at her hands leads him to be perceived as a threat. Movie Fact: Edward Scissorhands was the first of many collaborations between Burton. and Depp.
Michael Lehmann’s 1988 teen film revolves around a high school’s most popular clique: Veronica (Winona Ryder) and three other girls, each named Heather. Veronica is so obsessed with the Heathers’ never-ending antics and desperately wants to get out of the group when she meets J.D. (Christian Slater), a rebellious new student who thrives on violence and wreaks havoc on popular kids.
The two soon become an item, but something that Veronica perceives as a joke is taken to the next level when J.D. poison and kill one of the Heathers. Chaos ensues. Heathers bombed at the box office but has become a cult favorite and (sadly) a musical. How many Heathers ?: The name is spoken exactly 90 times throughout the movie.
Written and directed by Richard Kelly, this 2001 psychological thriller stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Donnie, a teenager who walks out of his house one night while sleepwalking and sees a demonic-looking, human-sized rabbit named Frank. Frank tells Donnie that the world will end in 28 days. Donnie returns home to discover that a jet engine has crashed into his bedroom, right where he should have been sleeping.
Time travel and wormholes come into play and lead Donnie’s family to send him to a therapist who believes the adolescent’s visions are daytime hallucinations and symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia. The events caused by Frank manipulating Donnie into committing various crimes turn the small town of, Virginia upside down. High Inspiration: Kelly found his inspiration for future spots in a surprising way – by watching John Madden’s chalk talk on Monday Night Football
3. Girl, Interrupted
James Mangold’s 1999 psychological drama is based on the true story of Susanna Kayson, played by Winona Ryder (her third mention on this list!), An aimless 18-year-old in the 1960s who is sent to a Mental institution for young women in New England after attempting suicide. There, she meets other patients, such as the beautiful and seductive Lisa (Angelina Jolie). Ultimately, you have to choose between the insiders you know and love or the outside world, which can be intimidating and difficult to navigate. Trivia: Jolie beat Claire Danes and Rose McGowan for the role of Lisa. An unrecognizable 16-year-old Elisabeth Moss played burn victim Polly.
2.The Virgin Suicides
Based on the best-selling book of the same name, Sofia Coppola made her directorial debut in 1999 with a story told from the perspective of a group of teenagers who grew up together in the suburbs of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, in the 1970s.
The children reflect on their experience with their neighbors, the five Lisbon girls, whose strict parents forced them to live protected lives. When the girls experienced normal human interaction, the results were not good. Sibling Facts: Seventeen-year-old Therese was the older sister, followed by Mary, Bonnie, Lux, and Cecilia, who was 13.
Considered one of the best films of our time and one of the best screenplays ever written, this 1999 film directed by Sam Mendes gifted audiences with some of the most memorable pieces of dialogue, images, and performances were ever seen on screen.
Kevin Spacey plays Lester Burnham, a middle-aged man who lives in the suburbs, works a job he hates and is married to a wife (Annette Benning) who he can’t stand. He finds new meaning in life when he falls in love with his daughter’s best friend. Critical Acclamation: At the 1999 Academy Awards, American Beauty won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Spacey), Best Original Screenplay (Alan Ball), and Best Cinematography (Conrad Hall). In total, the film was nominated for 160 awards and won 89 of them.