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.
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 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 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.
The Seven Year Itch is a 1955 romantic comedy that deals with the taboo subject of adultery and lost interest in a monogamous relationship after 7 years. The film stars Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell.
Secretary follows a young woman named Lee Holloway who was recently released from a mental health institution. She lands a job as a secretary for a demanding lawyer, Mr. Grey, and their relationship becomes sadomasochistic in nature.
Back to the Future is a science fiction film released in 1985. Written by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, the film follows Marty McFly who accidentally travels back in time and prevents his parents from meeting, thereby threatening his own existence.
Known for its cinematography and star-studded cast, The Grand Budapest Hotel is one of Wes Anderson’s greatest accomplishments. The plot follows a writer’s encounter with the owner of a high-end hotel as he recounts how the decadent residence came into his possession.
Rocky was written by and starred Sylvester Stallone as the title character, Rocky Balboa. This 1976 sports drama tells the story of an amateur fighter given a shot at the heavyweight championship.
Clueless is a 1995 coming-of-age teen comedy that has developed a cult following for its iconic lines, outfits, and plot. Written and directed by Amy Heckerling, Clueless also stars Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy and Paul Rudd.