Hard Candy

Hard Candy is a 2005 American suspense thriller film directed by David Slade, written by Brian Nelson, and starring Elliot Page and Patrick Wilson. The film follows a 14-year-old girl who lures a man into a trap after suspecting him of being a sexual predator. Hard Candy was acclaimed by critics upon release, with many praising the performances of Page and Wilson as well as Slade’s direction.

Assassination Nation

Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation is a searing commentary on internet culture, violence, and the male gaze. The film, which was released in 2018, centers on a group of high school girls in Salem who become the target of a malicious hacker. As their secrets are revealed to the town, the girls are subjected to increasing levels of harassment and threats of violence.

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids is a 2011 hilarious comedy directed by Paul Feig and centers on the stresses and strains of being a bridesmaid. Annie’s life is a bit of a mess when she finds out her best friend Lillian is getting married. She agrees to be maid of honor, but quickly discovers the role comes with more than its fair share of drama.

Prisoners

Prisoners is a 2013 American mystery thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Aaron Guzikowski. The film stars Hugh Jackman as Keller Dover, a father desperate to find his daughter and her friend after they go missing. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Detective Loki, the lead investigator on the case.