#1. NightCrawler (2014)IMDB Rating- 7.9/10
Budget- $8.5 million
Nightcrawler is American thriller film written and directed by Dan Gilroy. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a thief who starts shooting live footage of accidents and crimes in Los Angeles, selling the content to a local news channel as a stringer while secretly sabotaging both crime scenes and other news reporters. It also features Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, and Bill Paxton.
The film had its world premiere in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. It received critical acclaim. The film would eventually earn $18 million in international territories, and when combined with its North American sales, earned $50.3 million.
On CinemaScore, audiences gave the film an average grade of "B–" on an A+ to F scale.
#2. The Social network (2010)IMDB Rating- 7.7/10
Budget- $4 million
American drama film
The Social Network is directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, the film portrays the founding of social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits. It stars Jesse Eisenberg as founder Mark Zuckerberg, along with Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin and Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker.
The Social Network won the Best Motion Picture – Drama Golden Globe at the 68th Golden Globe Awards on January 16, 2011. The film also won the awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Original Score, making it the film with the most wins of the night. At the end of its theatrical run, the film grossed $97 million in the United States and $128 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $224.9 million.
#3. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)IMDB Rating- 8.0/10
Budget- $55 million
American biographical drama film
The Pursuit of Happyness is based on entrepreneur Chris Gardner's nearly one-year struggle being homeless. Directed by Gabriele Muccino, the film features Will Smith as Gardner, a homeless salesman. Smith's son Jaden Smith co-stars, making his film debut as Gardner's son, Christopher Jr.
National Review Online has named the film #7 on its list of 'The Best Conservative Movies'. The film would eventually earn $307.1 million.
Written by Pragati Jain
Grew up in Indore, M.P. I am pursuing B.E. in Electronics and Communication from Medi-Caps Indore. I love writing, sports and playing piano.